November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival Of Lights Adds A Second Weekend

Drive-thru Christmas display set for Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13

Having received much praise and community support last year, organizers of the Fulton County Festival of Lights are expanding their existing plans in hopes of offering an even bigger and better event in 2014.  More...

Local & State

Pennsylvania Man Killed In Deer-Avoiding Crash

RED BANK, Pa. (AP) – State police say a man was killed when a vehicle trying to avoid a deer crashed into the victim’s oncoming vehicle on a rural western Pennsylvania road.  More...

Pennsylvania Cities Sue Over Law On Firearm Rules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s two largest cities are suing the state over a new law that was designed to give the National Rifle Association the ability to sue over local firearms ordinances.  More...

Boro Council Seeks Fuel Oil Bids

Deals with short agenda

McConnellsburg Borough Council addressed a short agenda last Wednesday evening that included a discussion on fuel oil bids as well as the razing of a borough property destroyed by fire. In addition, council approved a proposed 2015 budget. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 10, 1994 ’94 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Kirby Knepper, November 17; Danielle McClain, November  18; Sam  Metz, November 21;  More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful November weather, but it sounds like that is about to change.  Maybe a little winter?  Also, we have a new elected governor as of January. More...

Sports

High School Sports Playoff Action

Field Hockey  Oley Valley 4 Forbes Road 0   More...

Racing Roundup

The 2014 World of Outlaws racing season concluded this past weekend with the annual World Finals in Charlotte, N.C.  Daryn Pittman and Brian Brown scored wins in the double 410 Sprint car mains, while Darrell Lanigan and Jimmy Owens took Late Mo More...

Judge To Review NCAA’s Penn State Sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A judge has ordered the NCAA to turn over 477 internal emails relating to the sanctions imposed on Penn State over the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.  More...

Commissioners Enact LERTA Ordinance

Entire county now within program boundaries

The Fulton County commissioners tended to a handful of documents, resolutions and ordinances last Tuesday, including one resolution that could provide tax relief for certain area businesses over the course of a five-year period.  More...

No Boro Tax Increase

Proposed 2015 budget adopted, spending increase projected

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a tentative 2015 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for no tax increases for borough residents. More...

Crash Victim Dies

A Harrisonville area man has succumbed to life-threatening injuries sustained during an early morning accident in Licking Creek Township last Tuesday morning.  Twenty-two-year-old Dylan John Simmons of 234 Forrestdale Road passed away at Altoona More...

Obituaries

Samuel H. Buterbaugh

McConnellsburg, 79

Samuel H. More...

Quentin R. Golden

Warfordsburg, 95

Quentin Roosevelt Golden, 95, Warfordsburg, loving husband, Daddy and Pap, died Saturday November 8, 2014.  Born in Bethel Township, he was the son of the late Charles Golden and May Akers Golden.  More...

Gary W. Hensley Sr.

Hancock, 58

Gary Wayne Hensley Sr. More...

Letters

Poses Hog Farm Questions

To The Editor:  As a homeowner for 20 years and taxpayer and resident of Fulton County in Ayr Township for 28 years now, I have many reasons to write this letter.  My home is located right below the proposed hog CAFO that is trying to be es More...

County Native Questions Hog Farm Site

To The Editor:  Although I missed the DEP cutoff date for submitting written comments, I would like to comment on siting the hog CAFO where proposed in such close proximity to Cove Creek.  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Local Man Involved In Cumberland County Crash   More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Winter Craft Show A winter craft show will be held at Shade Gap Fire Co. auxiliary and township buildings Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, November 23, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Features

Five Places To Travel In 2015 Predicted To Give The Best Bang For Your Buck

(StatePoint) – Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.  More...

Got Manure? You Need A Plan!

Are you spreading manure on your farm with a piece of equipment? Do you have animals that are directly applying manure to a pasture, barnyard, feedlot, or exercise area?  More...

Civil War Officer Receives Medal Of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday recognized the heroism of a Union Army officer who was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, an honor that was more than 150 years in the making.  More...