June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Work Begins On High Germany Road Bridge Replacement

PennDOT has announced that the Fulton County Maintenance forces began work Monday, June 15, on the Route 3005 (High Germany Road) bridge replacement project in Union Township, Fulton County. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of June 15, 1995  ’95   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Driver Cited In Crash   A driver was cited for failure to drive on roadways laned for traffic in connection with a single-vehicle accident along Thompson Road on Thursday, June 11.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Pool Party Fulton Fatherhood invites all to a free pool party June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Saunderosa Park, Mercersburg. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP by June 23 at 717-485-5038, Ext. More...

Features

VA Moving To Extend Benefits To Some Air Force Reservists

WASHINGTON (AP) – Reversing a long-held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for d More...

Study Suggests More Need For Follow-up Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the secon More...

Giant/Martin’s Introduces Savory Fast, Fresh And Easy™ Digital Content Platform

As part of its ongoing commitment to help its customers include more fresh and healthy meals into their busy schedules, Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets has announced the launch of Savory Fast, Fresh and Easy™, a brand new digi More...

County Addresses Upcoming 911 Service Changes

With the can being kicked down the road for numerous years and the issue apparently coming to a head, the Fulton County commissioners are moving forward with addressing the regionalization of 911 services across the six-county area.  More...

Central Fulton Board Submits Renovation Design To State

Plan Con A, design approval from PDE could take one month

After months of talking about and weighing the options and financial obligations related to a possible renovation at the elementary school, the Central Fulton School Board moved forward with submitting Plan Con A documents, which include a schematic More...

Central Fulton Hires New MS/HS Principal

Most recently served as principal at HOPE for Hyndman Charter

The Central Fulton School Board welcomed the newest member of their administrative team last Tuesday, hiring a Bedford County man to assume the role of middle/high school principal.  More...

Obituaries

Kristie A. Longenecker

McConnellsburg, 40

Kristie A. Longenecker, 40, died Friday, June 5, 2015, peacefully at home.  She was born in Lewistown Pa., to Wendall Longenecker and Patricia Longenecker .  More...

Pauline V. Mearkle

Clearville, 92

Pauline V. Mearkle, 92, Clearville, Pa., died Sunday, June 7, 2015.  She was born on October 23, 1922, in Artemas, Pa.; a daughter of the late Ralph and Clara (Roberts) Smith. On January 26, 1942, in Hagerstown, she married Ivan W. Mearkle Sr. More...

John C. Newman

Three Springs, 78

John Curtis Newman, 78, Three Springs, son of Curtis and Izetta, passed away in his cherished home Sunday, June 14, 2015.  More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jackson Clevenger, 9 on June 25; Adalynn Culler, 5 on June 21; Nathan Minnier, June 23; Kinesha Lowery, 23 on June 25; Darcy Humbert, More...

Hustontown

It looks like those summer days are fast approaching as it is supposed to be extra warm this week.   The late Herbert Berkstresser family will hold their reunion this Sunday, June 21, at Forbes Road Lions Park. More...

Sports

Buck Valley Minor League

Minor League Red team: Camdyn Cain, Trentin Cain, Charlie Kershner, Ethan Powell, Nate Purnell, Brady Clark, Destry Mellott, Caden Hixon. Coaches: Matt Powell, Bo Cain. More...

Softball Game To Honor Szwydek

A special softball game in honor of the late Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek of Warfordsburg will be held at Southern Fulton Junior/ Senior High School on Saturday, June 27, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Registration will be from 10 a.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Andy Anderson made it back-to-back feature wins at Hagerstown Speedway as he raced to the win Saturday night.  After debuting a new MBH Late Model last week and winning, Anderson came back this week and did the same thing as he led all 25 laps i More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Paul Eugene Musser, 29, Wood, and Chantel Lynn Mattison, 32, Wood.  Hunter E-L Heckman, 44, Burnt Cabins, and Shandra Lorraine Cupp, 51, Hage More...

Celebrate 25th

James and Carolyn Hedges of Big Cove Tannery celebrated their silver wedding anniversary June 16.  They were married in Hancock June 16, 1990.  Carolyn is the former Carolyn Ann (Dick) Howell of Harrisonville.  M/Sgt. More...

Cards Of Thanks

MELLOTT  The family of Marion Mellott would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Milroth and Megan. More...