August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Grace Retires From Aging Agency

Devotes 26 years to Hustontown Senior Citizens Center

NEWS EDITOR  “This isn’t goodbye,” said Peggy Grace of her retirement from the Area Agency on Aging Friday.  Having devoted 28 years of service to the Agency, the Wells Tannery woman was a natural fit and obvious choice fo More...

Local & State

PA State Police Defend Fitness Test

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency’s physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women.  More...

Gov. Tom Corbett Visits Here

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett stopped by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce office last Thursday as part of a campaign swing that included stops in Chambersburg and Shade Gap. More...

Artist’s Work Depicts Families’ Appalachian Roots

PITTSBURGH (AP) – “Appalachian hillbilly” is a term familiar to those who grew up within our tri-state region, but one that most fail to understand. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of August 4, 1994  ’94   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

The weather is just great. If it only would last until the Fulton County Fair is over.  Happy birthday wishes for Aaron Koons, August 11. More...

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to the family of David Shives Jr., formerly of here and who was living in Martinsburg, W.Va. He passed away last week. He was a brother to Dick Miller.  Wanda Souders and Deb Welsh vacationed at Myrtle Beach last week. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION   Block Party A block party will be held in Needmore at Fulton County Community Christian School Thursday, August 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everything is free. Games, food, live music and fun.   More...

Family

Five Generations

On June 25, Margaret “Peg” Gordon found herself surrounded by four generations of family. Peg, formerly from McConnellsburg, now resides at Providence Place in Chambersburg. More...

Bard Gets 262 Months In Prison

Ordered to pay $4.2 million to 66 victims

STAFF WRITER  Former Warfordsburg investment advisor Robert G. Bard was sentenced in U.S. More...

94th Annual County Fair Begins Sunday

New exhibit classes to be featured this year

NEWS EDITOR  Whether you’re attending for a delectable treat ranging from cotton candy to funnel cakes, to catch some crash’ em and smash’em action at the demolition derby or you’re interested in the livestock displays, t More...

Three Vie For 2014 Fair Queen Title

Teens from two school districts to compete

STAFF WRITER  Three Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 94th annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. More...

Obituaries

Sarah E. Gordon Nazareth, 84

Sarah E. Gordon, 84, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Alexandria Manor, Nazareth.  She was the wife of the late William W. Gordon, Sr. More...

Robert C. Burton Big Cove Tannery, 63

Robert C. More...

Ricky L. Fickes Chambersburg, 62

Ricky L. More...

Letters

Where Was Robert Bard’s Apology?

To The Editor:  More...

Do We Really Want A Hog Farm?

To The Editor:  In addition to the points made in a letter by Lee Armstrong on July 31, I would like to raise another concern about the hog farm operation proposed for Ayr Township.  More...

Toilets Are Not Recyclable!

To The Editor:  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Death Investigated   Pennsylvania State Police and the Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated a death in Taylor Township over the weekend. Twentytwo year- old Christian S. More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway

Sometimes when you watch a race nothing out of the ordinary happens and the race plays out pretty much how you expect it to. Then there are the races like the Mini Stock feature on Friday night. More...

Little League Champions

Pictured above are the A’s who were named Fulton County Little League champions. More...

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores  Brent Marks picked up his biggest career win in Saturday night’s Dream Race for 410 Sprints at Port Royal Speedway.  Marks took the lead on the fifth lap of the 35-lap feature and never looked back in earning the $10,00 More...