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Shuster Won’t Run Again

Halvorson to make third bid for 9th District seat

After nine terms serving Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District, U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster announced last Tuesday that he will not be seeking re-election. More...

Local & State

FFA Members Honored With Jackets At State Farm Show

The Monday of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show was another snowy and wintery day. As the snow fell, Warfordsburg FFA members participated in and enjoyed the sights, sounds, and the awesome food throughout the Farm Show Complex.  More...

Civil War Historian Re-examines Burning Of Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The armies fighting the American Civil War scrapped civility in 1864 in the pastoral countryside of the Shenandoah and Cumberland valleys.  U.S. More...

State, Counties, Cities Set Most Records Requests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 8, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Katelyn Mellott, January 18; Robin Harr, January 11; Fred McFadden Jr., January 18; Mark Plessinger, January 19; Alma Ashley, January 19; Jace Fletcher, January 20; and Blaine Gordon, 80 on January 5.  Remember the folks who a More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the past three months. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

We’ve made it into 2018 and race fans are counting the days until dirt flies around local race tracks.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FOOD AND DINING Pancake/Sausage Breakfast A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church January 20, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. More...

Features

Real Weather Term “Bomb” Blows Up On Social Media

WASHINGTON (AP) – When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.’’  It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together off the U.S. More...

Red Cross Blood Shortage Prompts Urgent Call For Blood Donations

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.  More...

Today In History

Surgeon General Issues Smoking Report In 1964

Today is Thursday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2018. There are 354 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

County Leaders Sworn In Jan. 2

Reorganize for 2018

Before sitting down last Tuesday to their first weekly meeting of 2018, commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney McCray were administered their oaths of office by the Honorable Judge Angela Krom at a ceremony held in the Fulton County Courth More...

Local Farm Show Winners

The following area residents won awards at the Farm Show as of Monday:  Jadin Cheshire, Harrisonville: fourth in shorthorn spring heifer class; fifth in shorthorn open class spring heifer calves; first in shorthorn junior late spring heifers; an More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Christian

McConnellsburg, 94

Betty J. Christian, 94, Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center.  She was born in Andover, Pa., August 30, 1923, the daughter of the late Olive Myrtle (Fix) DeShong Feight and Harry A. DeShong.  More...

Herbert H. Fink

Hancock, 75

Herbert Henry Fink, 75, Hancock, Md., died at his home Friday, December 29, 2017.  Born May 11, 1942, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Ernest W. More...

Mary J. Robinson

McConnellsburg, 72

Mary Jane Robison, 72, McConnellsburg, died Monday, January 1, 2018, peacefully at her home. She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, Sunday, January 28, 1945, the daughter of the late Elmer W. Kerlin. More...

Sports

PA Has A New Record Buck

History was made once again this year, at Pennsylvania Game Commission headquarters, when a trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in the state records.  More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball  McConnellsburg 57 Tussey Mountain 48   The Spartans (1-5, 1-3 SHL, 1-3 ICC ) picked up their first win in the new year in a league contest against Tussey Mountain. More...

Basketball Standings

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Family

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG  The DeShongs would like to thank each one who came to see Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elf.  Special thanks to TMS Excavating and Peckies Auto Body and Mr. and Mrs. George Cutchall. Thank you and God bless all. More...