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Strawberry Festival This Friday, Saturday

Takes place on courthouse lawn

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s annual Strawberry Festival is ready to open this Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, on the Fulton County Courthouse lawn.  More...

Local & State

Art Studio Opens In Town

Charlie’s Art & Soul officially opens Saturday

From outdoor lighting constructed from blue Mason jars and a ladder to portraits and speciallydesigned corn hole boards, Charlie Harr of McConnellsburg always seems to have a creative project in the works.  More...

Unemployment Rate Down In April

Fulton ranked 37 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for April last week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, this time by four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in March to 5.9 percent in April.  More...

Forbes Seniors Urged To Embrace Change

Commencement ceremonies held last Wednesday

A class selfie under the direction of class President Brock Broadwater kicked off the Forbes Road Class of 2015’s commencement ceremonies, which included remarks by keynote speaker and former long-term substitute Daniel Fox as well as words of More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of June 8, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Tom Matthews, June 14; Elizabeth   More...

Hustontown

It’s hard to believe summer is arriving next week. We are having beautiful weather.  The Kate and the late Herbert Berkstresser family reunion will be held at Forbes Road Lions Park Sunday, June 21. More...

Sports

Huston Signs With TCU

Marah Huston, daughter of Mary and Jeff Huston of Harrisonville, recently signed with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, as an incoming freshman on their 2015-16 equestrian team. More...

Locals Playing AAU Basketball

Dylan Gordon (Southern Fulton) and Chase Novak (Central Fulton ) have been playing basketball with the Franklin Force AAU travel team this spring. More...

Racing Roundup

Don Kreitz Jr. More...

Family

Celebrate Birthdays

William Guyer Jr. and his sister, Carrie Guyer, celebrated birthdays in April and May. William turned 5 on April 2 and Carrie turned 3 on May 25.  They are the children of Billy and Bridget Guyer of Harrisonville. More...

Marriage License

Andrew Eugene Stouffer, 33, McConnellsburg, and Tasha Mae Knepper, 29, Mc- Connellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

KOONTZ  I would like to thank everyone for my birthday cards and best wishes. More...

Work Begins On Big Cove Tannery Bridge Replacement

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that prime contractor Wen-Brooke Contracting, Inc. More...

Boro Names New Construction Code Inspection Service

Signs notice to proceed with paving work

McConnellsburg Borough Council took steps to dissolve a relationship with Commonwealth Code Inspection Services (CCIS) and agreed to engage the services of Pa. More...

Relay For Life Set For June 19, 20

Public invited to join the fight against cancer

Friends and neighbors who make up the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life volunteer event team invite the community to take part in the annual Relay For Life event on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Harold E. Auker

Ephrata, 76

Harold E. Auker, 76, Ephrata, Pa, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 4:10 p.m., in Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill, Cumberland County.  Born in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pa., he was a son of the late Allen C. and Ida M. More...

Kenneth Paul Hinish Sr.

Breezewood, 59

Kenneth Paul Hinish Sr., 59, Breezewood, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 1, 1956, in Everett, a son of the late George and Norma (College) Hinish. More...

Hilda F. Hejl

Needmore, 89

Hilda F. More...

Letters

Why Not Refill Meadow Grounds Lake Now?

To The Editor:  It’s been nearly two years since the lake has been emptied. Projections by the PAF&BC say it may be up to four years before we see any water in there. More...

Election Displeasure

To The Editor:  It is after much thought and condsideration that I have decided to write openly about my opinion of the recent election.  I was so shocked and disappointed in the outcome of the judge nomination. More...

Praises Memorial Day Service

To The Editor:  This letter is in appreciation to both the McConnellsburg American Legion and McConnellsburg VFW.  More...

Features

Are You Prepared For A Financial Emergency?

(StatePoint) – Financial stability means more than just being able to cover your monthly expenses. It means having resources to make it through the unexpected.  More...

Groups Sue To Stop Western Idaho Logging Project

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a forest project in western Idaho that the groups say will harm habitat needed by federally protected bull trout.  The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Idaho Sport More...

Before Bringing Home An Adopted Dog

(StatePoint) – Dogs play a special role in a home, bringing laughter, love and warmth. But dog ownership comes with great responsibility and there are certain things to consider before beginning the adoption process. More...