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Photos

Christmas vendors filled the Fulton Theater on Friday and Saturday to sell holiday wares to festive shoppers during the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in McConnellsburg event. More...

Pennsylvania Case Takes New Approach To Redistricting Rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Judges have been asked repeatedly to decide whether the lawmakers in charge of drawing congressional district lines have gone too far to favor their parties.  A group of Democratic voters from Pennsylvania is approachi More...

Bags A Big Buck

Troy Ramsey of McConnellsburg bagged this 14-point buck last Tuesday near Hustontown. The buck’s antlers measured 21 1/2 inches outside, with the highest point being 7 1/2 inches long. More...

Letters

Are Giant Gas Points Worth It?

To The Editor:  Since Giant opened its gas station over a decade ago many of us have gone there to buy our groceries and gas. More...

Praises Shuster’s Support Of U.S. Sugar Program Reform

To The Editor,  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Trespassing   A man was charged with criminal trespassing while hunting. According to state police, James Wible, 74, was found on Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. on private property at 1056 W. Mckinleyville Rd. in Hustontown. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Susquehanna Speedway honored its top drivers this past Saturday night at its annual awards banquet in Gettysburg.  Scott Dellinger was honored as a first-time Super Sportsman track champion. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Adult Basketball Adult basketball will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Tuesday night at the alumni community building. Questions, call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643 More...

Features

Winter Greens, Apple, Cranberry Salad

When it comes to planning a holiday spread, a salad is often an afterthought. More...

Today In History

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

Today is Thursday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2017. There are 24 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  More...

Great Holiday Gifts That Give Back

(StatePoint) – The holiday season is all about giving. This year, consider combining thoughtful gifts for loved ones with charitable efforts that benefit the larger community. There are many great ways to do so. Here are a few. More...

Food Basket Encourages Hunters To “Share The Harvest”

Local hunters can pay it forward this year with a unique program that gives them all the fun, and even more glory. Since 1991, Pennsylvania has had a little-known program called Hunters Sharing the Harvest, which donates to the local Food Basket. More...

Snowy Owl Sighting Near Fort Littleton

Arctic-dwelling raptor wings its way south

On the bright, sunny Saturday morning after Thanksgiving, Shayla Appleby was coming out the door of her Plum Hollow Road home near Fort Littleton when, to her surprise, she saw a large, snow-kissed feathery friend sitting on her fence line. More...

Obituaries

Nancy L. Burke

McConnellsburg, 77

Nancy Lee Burke, 77, Mc- Connellsburg, died Saturday November 25, 2017, at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pa.  She was born May 27, 1940, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late Leslie and the late Jane Thomas Burke.  She attended Cito More...

Ronald C. Clippinger

McConnellsburg, 71

Ronald D. Clippinger, 71, McConnellsburg, died Monday, November 27, 2017, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born in Burnt Cabins, March 30, 1946, the son of the late Louise (Mentzer) and Eugene Clippinger. More...

John R. Foor

Breezewood, 63

John Roy Foor, 63, Breezewood, died Thursday November 30, 2017, at Chambersburg Hospital after a 6 1/2 year battle with sarcoma cancer.  He was born February 28, 1954, in Roaring Springs, Pa., the son of the late Paul and the late Laura Watkins More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 4, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Selena Johnson, 43 on December 20; Betty Bivens, December 5; Connie Cunningham, December 18; Wava Hess, 88 on December 19; Monte Rasp, Jean Carbaugh and Edith Rhodes, December 19; Barb Sowers, December 18; and Betty Bivens, Decembe More...

Sports

“Team Name” Wins Dodge Ball Tournament

The McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association sponsored a dodge ball tournament November 25 to raise money for its museums. A total of $600 was made during this nine-team challenge.  More...

Bags First Buck

Drake Neil Spoonhour, 10, McConnellsburg, son of Molly Berkstresser and James Spoonhour Jr., bagged his first buck, a 3-point, November 28, in the Hustontown area. More...

Church News

Fiat Used By Pope During Philadelphia Visit Up For Auction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The second of two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction.  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says bidding on the car, a Fiat 500L, opens Wednesday and continues through De More...

Cards Of Thanks

BIVENS   Sending a heartfelt thank- you for the prayers and support I received during my illness and surgeries over the past six months.  More...

Christmas Musical

A musical for Christmas, “We’re Glad You Came,” will be presented Sunday, December 10, at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.   More...