December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hawbaker Will Retire From Postal Service

Burnt Cabins postmistress logs nearly 28 years

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”  More...

Local & State

A Historic Collection Found In Philadelphia Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In a bedroom lay a white silk pillow – yellowed with age and emblazoned with the screaming eagle emblem of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division.  On the walls were pictures and plaques telling the story of a W More...

Ex-Rite Aid VP Charged In $14.6M Surplus Scheme

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Rite Aid quality assurance executive in Oregon and a New Jersey businessman have agreed to plead guilty to charges in connection with a nine-year, $14.6 million surplus inventory kickback scheme.  More...

Stream Restoration Project Kicks Off

Fulton County Conservation District staff recently teamed up with a stream assessment and restoration team from the U.S. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 22, 1994 ’94 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Man Jailed On Assault Charges   Thirty-year-old Warfordsburg resident Tyler Whitney Johnson was jailed last Wednesday on charges of simple assault in connection with an alleged incident at 13196 Buck Valley Road.  More...

Entertainment

For Many Actors The Role Of A Lifetime

“A Christmas Carol”

First published on December 19, 1843, Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter miser whose Christmas Eve encounters with the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come spark More...

Holiday Films To Lift Your Spirits

Many families have their own unique holiday traditions, but some traditions transcend familial lines to become an integral part of many people’s holiday celebrations. More...

Christmas Tidbits To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. More...

Elected Officials Salaries Set To Increase In 2016

Harper hired as public defender

The Fulton County commissioners took action last week to set the salaries of future elected officials.  During a public meeting held last Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher sat down to discuss More...

Smith To Embark On Missions Trip

New year begins two-year stay in Guatemala City

While many have spent the last several weeks checking off their list of last-minute Christmas preparations, Warfordsburg native Christi Smith has been busy finalizing her plans for what will be an “uplifting,” multi-year missions trip to More...

Obituaries

George R. Elbin

Warfordsburg, 79

George R. Elbin, 79, Warfordsburg, died Friday, December 19, 2014, at Fahrney- Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md.  He was born in Hancock, February 18, 1935, the son of the late Margaret (Lehman) and Fred R. Elbin. He was the widower of S. More...

Harry T. Lanehart

McConnellsburg, 59

Harry T. More...

Donald R. Wright

Six Mile Run, 90

Donald R. Wright, 90, Six Mile Run, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Huntingdon Nursing and Rehatontown. bilitation Center.  He was born June 2, 1924, in Wells Tannery, a son of the late Donald V. Wright and Mary (Mitchell) Wright. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Betty Cutchall, 88 on December 27; Cindy Strait, December 31; More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball  McConnellsburg 56 Tussey Mountain 51   More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. More...

Features

How To Maintain Workout Routines During The Holidays

Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season. More...

How To Handle Holiday Homesickness

The holiday season is meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, but not everyone can make it home to see their loved ones on the holidays. More...

UGI Encourages Residents To Recognize Signs Of Carbon Monoxide

As the holidays begin, UGI urges residents who use fuel-burning heating equipment to have appliances checked by a qualified professional, and to be aware of the signs of carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in their homes.  More...