December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Library’s Giving Tree A Christmas Tradition

Sixth annual Tree Of Giving to remain on site into new year

Draped with sparkling lights and multi-colored ornaments, the sixth annual “Tree of Giving” continues to be a popular means for local residents and patrons to donate a little or a even a lot to the Fulton County Library.  More...

Local & State

Santa Visits At Christmas In McConnellsburg

Santa Claus and some of his helpers came to town Friday night to officially usher in the holiday season at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in McConnellsburg celebration More...

Help Needed For Wells Tannery Luminaries

Wells Tannery luminary committee is once again planning to set out lighted candles on Christmas Eve. Help is desperately needed. More...

Clearing The Record

In a recent article regarding the Fulton County Frontier Barn Quilt Trail, a Southern Fulton art student’s name should have been listed as Jerrica Grance and not Jessica Grant. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 8, 1994 ’94 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Selena Johnson, 41 on December 20; Betty Bivens, December 5; Connie Cunningham, December 18; Jean Carbaugh,  December 13;  Norma Vores,  December 14;  Wava Hess,  85 on December 14; Edith Rhodes, December 1 More...

Hustontown

Hope by this time a lot of hunters have gotten that buck.  Lots of folks are busy getting those decorations up for that special day. More...

Sports

A4D Wins Dodge Ball Tournament

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association sponsored a dodge ball tournament November 29 to raise money for its museums. A total of $345 was made during this fiveteam challenge.  More...

High School Sports Playoff Action

Girls Basketball  McConnellsburg 58 Mount Union 35   Sophomore Bronwyne Mellott helped open the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans’ regular season play Friday night, scoring 34 points during a 58-35 win over Mount Union. More...

Boys Basketball

Southern Fulton 73 Hancock 38   More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

RASP  We wish to express our thanks to everyone for the flowers, cards, thoughts and prayers on the passing of our son, Andy.  Special thanks to Jackie and Brett Cornelius and Pastor Dick Bernard. You are very special people.  More...

In Memory

CHAMBERLAIN  In memory of Amy Jo Chamberlain on her 33rd birthday.  A Letter To My Angel Girl Amy Jo   More...

Borough Adopts Final Budget

Opens fuel oil bid

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a final budget and conducted routine business at its regular December meeting held last Wednesday evening.  The council gave unanimous approval to a 2015 budget that calls for no tax increase and projects i More...

County Levies Registration Fee On Vehicles

Fees will fund local transportation projects

An ordinance was adopted at the county level last Thursday that will result in an additional fee being tacked onto annual Pennsylvania Department of Transportation vehicle registration fees to benefit local transportation projects.  More...

No Hike In County Real Estate Taxes

County to not collect occupation tax

The Fulton county commissioners along with their chief financial officer saw to the final touches of the 2015 budget this week that was tentatively approved with a flat-line on real estate taxes.  More...

Obituaries

Elsie M. Lowry

Quincy, Pa., 84

Mrs. Elsie Marie (Beard) Lowry, 84, of Quincy Village, Pa., died Saturday morning, December 6, 2014, in the nursing home.  Born April 15, 1930 near Westminister, Md., she was the youngest of four children of the late John P.W. More...

Richard L. Reed

Shippensburg, 89

Richard L. Reed, 89, a resident of Elmcroft of Shippensburg, died Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  He was born August 13, 1925, in Shippensburg, a son of the late Gordon and Mary Fogelsonger Reed.  More...

Alma E. Brady

Big Cove Tannery, 72

Alma E. Brady, 72, of Big Cove Tannery, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Community General Hospital, Harrisburg.  She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, June 28, 1942, the daughter of the late Ruth L. (Hohman) and George E. Shives. More...

Letters

Requests Help With Salvation Army’s Christmas Dinner

To The Editor:  Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of us turn our attention to preparing for Christmas, from presents we will buy, to family we will visit and meals we will either make or just eat. More...

Still Time To Participate In Operation Christmas Child

To The Editor:  This year, McConnellsburg area residents collected more than 8,000 gift-filled shoeboxes now on their way to children in need around the world. These boxes will contribute to the global collection goal of 10 million in 2014. More...

FYI: Negative Effects Of Propossed Hog Farm

To The Editor:  This letter is to alert some county residents who may not have been previously informed about the proposed hog farm permit CAFO, that is awaiting approval from DEP. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Santa At Legion Santa Claus will be at the American Legion Thursday evening, December 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   More...

Features

Delight The Five Senses This Holiday Season

(StatePoint) – To create a memorable holiday experience this year, turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses. Beautiful sights More...

Stocking Stuffers For Outdoor Enthusiasts And DIYers

(StatePoint) – While checking those big ticket items off your holiday shopping list can be stressful, don’t let stocking stuffers bog you down. Simple gifts that show you care about your recipient and their hobbies work great.  More...

Wolf ’s $1B Drilling Tax Prediction Might Be High

Gov.- elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new fu More...