July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Union Township Supervisor Quits Office After 10 Years

R. Victor Wilson resigns position

A member of the Union Township Board of Supervisors stepped down from his position last week apparently disgruntled with happenings surrounding the management of the township.  More...

Local & State

Lake Restoration Barbecue A Huge Success

Supporters of the Meadow Grounds Lake restoration project enjoy chicken barbecue prepared and sold by the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. at the lake site on Saturday. More...

Community State Bank Makes $10K Pledge To FCMC Foundation

Community State Bank of Orbisonia recently made a $10,000 pledge over five years to Fulton County Medical Foundation for projects and equipment to benefit the medical facility.  More...

Local Girl Appears In “Magic Mike XXL” Movie - Free Access

A 2014 graduate of Mc- Connellsburg High School is currently appearing in a major box office film being shown across the nation. More...

Sports

Post 561 Plays In First- Ever League Playoffs

Falls to Shippensburg in best-of-three playoff series

The Franklin County American Legion Baseball League launched its firstever playoff series last week with teams from Mc- Connellsburg and Shippensburg squaring off for the right to advance and represent Franklin County in the Region 4 Tournament.  More...

Racing Roundup

McConnellsburg’s Marvin Winters turned a front row starting spot into his second Late Model win of the year Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway.  Winters drove the Tex Shaffer-owned machine to the win in the 8th annual Red Nininger Memor More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

BLACK  We wish to thank everyone who took the time to send 60th wedding anniversary cards to us and for the phone calls. It was very much appreciated.  Donald and Arlene Black   More...

Four Generations

Pictured, left, are four generations of the John Mumma family: Emily Mumma Cromer, John Mumma, holding Bryce Scott Cromer, and Edison Mumma. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Mark Alan Watkins, 35, McConnellsburg, and Jennifer Kay Peterson, 43, Harrisburg.  Craig Joseph Harman, 45, McConnellsburg, and April Dawn R More...

Toddler Dies After Fall Into Pool

Autopsy scheduled in death of 2-year-old

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are continuing to investigate the tragic death of a 2- year-old girl who fell into a swimming pool Saturday and died during the early morning hours the following day.  More...

WWCF On-Air Under New Ownership

Celebrates six-month anniversary of returning to the air

WWCF radio 88.7 FM returned to the air waves under new ownership six months ago with a new format that in a short time has drawn a large audience of local listeners who enjoy genres of music ranging from bluegrass and Americana to classical and rock. More...

Obituaries

Fred R. Swailes

Mercersburg, 64

Fred R. Swailes, 64, Mercersburg, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.  He was born in Chambersburg, September 6, 1950, a son of the late Helen B. (Atherton) and William R. Swailes. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of July 13, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Shirley Sample Stanton, July 19; Carole Mellott, July 18; Teresa Thanos, July 18; Marie Henry, 94 on July 22; Abagael McGarvey, 19 on July 26; Tobias McGarvey, 9 on July 20; Richar More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Two Accused Of Harassment   Two Warfordsburg residents have been accused of harassment as a result of a domestic dispute that turned physical on June 27. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Pool Party Fulton Fatherhood invites all to a free pool party July 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Three Springs Pool. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by July 21 at 717- 485-6767, Ext. More...

Features

Sandwich Generation Worried About Own Long-Term Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they’ll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. More...

FDA Strengthens Heart Risk Warning In Popular Pain Relievers

WASHINGTON (AP) –Federal health regulators are bolstering warning labels for popular pain relievers, adding information about the risk of heart attack and stroke in the short term.  More...

Medicare’s End-Of-Life Counseling Policy May Find Acceptance

WASHINGTON (AP) –Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama’s health care law in Congress. More...

Church News

Special Services For The Deaf

Worship services for the deaf will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Lightning Strikes, Church Bell Tower

WEST YORK, Pa. More...

Decaying Philadelphia Church Granted New Life, For Now

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A shuttered 19th century Philadelphia church threatened with demolition has been given new life – at least temporarily – after being granted historic status by a city commission.  More...