June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dan Swain Resigns Clerk’s Post

In a surprise move, county chief clerk and former county commissioner Dan Swain submitted his resignation to the county board of commissioners on Tuesday citing his desire to move into the software development field.  More...

Local & State

Ideas Abound On How To Balance Pennsylvania Budget

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Justices: Treaty Can’t Be Invoked In Assault Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) – A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that prosecutors may not rely on an international chemical weapons treaty to convict a woman who attacked her husband’s mistress.  More...

Lodge Honors Fire Company

Mount Zion Lodge No. 774, McConnellsburg, recently hosted members of McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., to recognize first responders and as a show of appreciation for their selfless service. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of June 2, 1994  ’94   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mischief Reported   The windows in a school bus belonging to an Everett man were damaged on the 2000 block of Sipes Mill Road, Warfordsburg between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 30. More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway

It is no secret that Path Valley Speedway has been struggling with car counts this year, and Friday night was no exception. Even so, the fans in attendance were treated to some very good racing in two of the four divisions.  More...

SF Indians Clinch First District Title In Over 30 Years

Defeats Meyersdale 4-3 for title

NEWS EDITOR  Going into the season, Southern Fulton varsity baseball coach Dustin Fischer had one goal for his squad this spring-win. More...

Gordon Signs With HCC

The Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer team recently hosted their annual recruit signing night at the ARCC, on the campus of HCC.  More...

Church News

Bible School

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold Vacation Bible School June 16-20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., for ages pre-school to high school.  More information may be obtained by calling 987-3935.   More...

Benefit Concert

A Rising Star gospel and contemporary Christian music concert will be held Sunday, June 8, at 7 p.m., at Knobsville United Methodist Church.  Featured will be Matthew Volbrecht and past Rising Star singers. More...

Area Students Enjoy Field Trip To Lincoln Caverns

Second grade students from Forbes Road Elementary School enjoyed a visit to Lincoln Caverns, near Huntingdon, on Friday, May 9, 2014.  More...

Ayr Hears More On Hog Farm

Opposition outnumbered by supporters

STAFF WRITER Nearly a dozen citizens attended the Ayr Township meeting last Tuesday evening, some to restate their objection to the concentrated animal farming operation (CAFO), but slightly more to argue in support of it. More...

Planning Commission Hears Bivouac Hog Farm Plans

Opposition seeks legal counsel

STAFF WRITER  More than 30 people attended the Fulton County Planning Commission’s public meeting held last Thursday evening to discuss plans for the Bivouac Hog Farm to be located at 15197 Great Cove Road south of McConnellsburg.  More...

Obituaries

Reuben Brady Big Cove Tannery, 69

Reuben Brady, 69, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his residence.  He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, June 18, 1944, the son of the late Leah M. (Mellott) Brady Gordon and Mayford W. Brady. He was the husband of Sharleen J. More...

Chester D. Grove Jr. Chambersburg, 71

Chester D. Grove Jr., 71, Chambersburg, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center.  He was born August 23, 1942, in Mercersburg, Pa., to Chester and Sylvia (Pine) Grove Sr. More...

Norman E.L. Schriver Warfordsburg, 82

Norman Eugene (Gene) Lee Schriver, 82, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at home with his loving family by his side.  He was born at his parents’ homeplace at Stoney Break in Warfordsburg, March 24, 1932, the son of the late Russ More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Denny Seville, June 10; Eric Souders, June 12; Linda Deshong, June 13; David Glenn, June 12; Ray Pittman, Dora Lynch and Pete Rasp, June 12; Steve “Smoke” Mellott, June 10; Alma Kinzie, June 3; Nancy Hendershot, June 13 More...

Hustontown

It was a great weekend. The weather was just great, but it won’t be long until those summer temperatures will be here.  The school children and teachers are looking forward to those summer vacation days. More...

Family

Birth Announced

John and Patty Keefer of Needmore announce the arrival of their first grandchild, Kira May Weeks. She was born April 8, 2014, at Frederick Memorial Hospital at 4:32 p.m., weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces and 20.5 inches long. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse:  Samuel Jacob Sponaugle, 21, Weyers Cave, Va., and Hannah Faith Lewis, 18, Needmore.  Patrick S. More...

Receives Degrees

Jenna Nicole Ritz, daughter of Jimmy and Deidi Ritz of Warfordsburg, graduated summa cum laude from University of Pittsburgh April 27, 2014.  More...