September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

UE Rate Remains Stagnant

Fulton ranked 45 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for July last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up slightly in July, this time by onetenth of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in June up to 6.2 percent in July.  More...

Broadwater Sent To State Prison

Will complete six years for rape of a child

After apologizing to the victim’s parents in court Tuesday for damaging their family, a former Waterfall man was led away to begin a six-year state sentence for rape of a child.  More...

Local & State

Battle Over Kane’s Hold On Office Plowing Up Legal Questions

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SF Students To Perform Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”

Performances Sept. 18, 19

Southern Fulton Junior-Senior High School will present Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, 2015. More...

Wolf Tries New Budget Talks Tactic: Small, Quiet Meetings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Letters

Taking NRA Basic Pistol Course Improves Firearms Knowledge, Safety

To the Editor  Recently, we completed the NRA Basic Pistol Course at Buchanan Trail Sporters LLC and the Fulton Co. Rifle Range. More...

Urges Student Instruction Of PA Constitution’s Article I, Section 27: Clean Air, Pure Water

To The Editor:  Aritcle I, Section 27 of the Constitution of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania clearly provides that:  More...

Pets Should Not Be Dumped Along The Road

To The Editor:  Just because people live on back roads doesn’t mean it’s a place to dump your unwanted animals.  That’s why we have animal shelters! More...

Sports

Lady Spartans To Host Volleyball Tourney

The 2015 edition of McConnellsburg Lady Spartan volleyball opened its regular season with matches against Southern Fulton and Everett. The team will host this year’s 26th annual MHS Lady Spartan Tournament Saturday, September 12. More...

Racing Roundup

Aaron Ott started on the front row of Friday night’s 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway and came away with his first win of the season.  More...

High School Sports

Volleyball  McConnellsburg 3 Southern Fulton 0   More...

Borough Council OKs Bridge Replacement Plan

Mayor sets trick-or-treat night

McConnellsburg Borough Council members moved one step closer to replacing their deficient bridge on Third Street when they voted unanimously to proceed with plans submitted by Keller Engineers at their meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Area Man Killed When Motorcycle Hits Deer

A Harrisonville man sustained fatal injuries on Labor Day when his motorcycle struck a whitetailed deer.  Fifty-three-year-old Robert Allen Hartle of 2160 Black Bear Road was pronounced dead at the accident scene in Belfast Township at 7 a.m. More...

Community Rallies For Renal Dialysis Center

Petition tops 1,000 signatures

In her hometown of Washington, D.C., Lorraine Cooper could be called a “community activist.” Always speaking with neighbors and area residents about their pressing concerns and needs, Cooper is now taking a stand on issues in Fulton Count More...

Obituaries

Jeanne W. McKelvey

Salix, 68

Attorney Jeanne W. McKelvey, 68, Salix, died June 29, 2015, at Windber Hospice.  Born February 10, 1947, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of Dr. Donald R. More...

Shirley K. Truax

McConnelslburg, 67

Shirley K. Truax, 67, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at her residence.  She was born in McConnellsburg, November 15, 1947, the daughter of Kathryn G. More...

Dale L. Keebaugh

Hustontown, 74

Dale Leroy Keebaugh, 74, Hustontown, died Saturday, September 5, 2015, at home in Hustontown, with his family by his side.  He was born May 4, 1941, in Hustontown, Pa., the son of the late F. Chalmer and the late Mary (Mock) Keebaugh. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of September 7, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lynett Shindle, September 7; Shari Washabaugh, September 8; Skye Rosenberry, 8 on September 12; Joanna Sain and Stacey Morton, September 17; John Culler, September 17; Donna Sain, September 17; Alan Sigel, September 9; Ronnie Sower More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

DIVENS  We would like to thank each and every one for all the love and kindness shown to us during this difficult time.  A special thank-you for all the food, flowers, visits, phone calls, prayers and the donations to the Asbury Building Fu More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Raymond Carl Carter Jr., 28, McConnelslburg, and Dana Lynne Lowe, 27, Mc- Connellsburg.  Rocky Lee Smith, 48, Needmore, and Jenniefer Lee Scr More...

In Memory

WELSH  In memory of William “Bill” Welsh, February 12, 1947 – September 14, 2014:  God’s Garden  God looked around his garden  And found an empty place,  He then looked down upon the earth  And sa More...