March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bid Opened For County Bridge Repairs

Act 13 funding to cover proposed project

The Fulton County commissioners opened a lone bid Tuesday morning for the proposed repair of county-owned bridge #3.  More...

Local & State

Food Basket Program Helps Kids, Families

Grow Eat Move serves K-sixth-grade kids

One hundred twenty children sway like wheat, crunch like celery, peel like bananas, milk giant cows and flap their arms like chickens.  More...

Go Ahead, Play With Your Food: FunBites Says To Picky Eaters

PITTSBURGH (AP) – “Just take a bite – one bite,’’ says every parent ever, at some point.  First bites are the hardest, particularly for parents of picky eaters.  More...

Clearing The Record

Due to a source’s error, the photo caption for the FOVA/ VFW’s donation to the PA State Police Camp Cadet project in last week’s issue should have read $2,000 and not $200. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Logan Connor, 15 on March 17; Quinn Buterbaugh, March 16; Rudy Mihalick, March 1; Sylvia Smith, March 18; Peggy Reed, March 17; Steven Wible, March 18; John Harr, March 17; Brian Cordell, March 18; Shane Richards, March 14; Bob and More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Jeep Rolls Over A Harrisonville man escaped injury when his 1994 Jeep Cherokee rolled over several times after travelling off Patterson Run Road Sunday, March 1. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Mic Night Mic night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center March 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Monetary donations are appreciated. For more information call 717-294-6020. More...

Features

It’s Pruning Time!

It’s the time of year that we think about pruning trees. Pruning is both necessary and beneficial, when done properly. More...

Family

Marriage License

William Peter Van Der Weele IV, 20, Fort Littleton, and Jacqueline Raquel Van Wyke, 20, Fort Littleton, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

In Memory

CLIPPINGER  In memory of Eva Clippinger, December 31, 1932 – March 7, 2014:  Dear Mom,  More...

Cards Of Thanks

CROMER  Thank you to all who in many ways gave us comfort during the passing of Boyd Cromer.  We are deeply grateful to the Hustontown ambulance crew and to the nurses and staff at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Boro Council Discusses Street Paving

Approves county’s 1st Avenue plan

McConnellsburg Borough Council members reviewed plans for the paving of First Avenue, discussed possible spring paving jobs and learned of new 2015 bidding thresholds at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.  More...

Personnel Items Top Forbes Road Agenda

The Forbes Road School Board of Directors met last Monday evening and dealt mostly with a number of personnel matters. More...

Obituaries

Cathy L. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 56

Cathy L. DeShong, 56, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital.  She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, February 28, 1959, the daughter of Catherine E. More...

Diana L. Cooley

Robertsdale, 64

Diana Lee Cooley, 64, Robertsdale, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, unexpectedly.  Born in Huntingdon, November 27, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Betty M. (Wolfe) and Miles F. Peffer. More...

Dean M. Fleck

Three Springs, 80

Dean M. Fleck, 80, Three Springs, died at 1:53 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.  Born January 16, 1935, at Three Springs, Pa., he was a son of the late Ralph and Jaynelle (Lane) Fleck. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of March 9, 1995  ’95   More...

Sports

Three Chosen For Soccer Olympic Development Team

Three McConnellsburg athletes were chosen for The Olympic Development Team out of hundreds of applicants in the eastern Pennsylvania region. More...

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature just won’t give up!  Continued cold temperatures and more snow last week forced tracks to move back yet another week.  Hagerstown Speedway had already canceled for the weekend before the snow hit. More...

Younker Places First In District Wrestling

Southern Fulton seventh grader Lane Younker placed first in the District 5 wrestling tournament held at Bedford High School February 16 and 17.  More...

Church News

Journey To The Cross Services

“Journey To The Cross,”a walk-thru dramatic worship presentation of Christ’s Holy Week journey will be held Wednesday, April 1, and Friday, April 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p. More...

Special Services

“The Story” will be presented in video and song March 22 at 7:30 p.m. by Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church choir, 121 North Second Street, McConnellsburg.   More...

Lent Services

Lenten services schedule is as follows: March 15 – Mt. Tabor with Rev. Hamilton; March 22 – Fort Littleton Bible Church with Rev. Williams; March 29 – closing services with communion at Laurel Ridge with Rev. Strait. More...