November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No Tax Increase For Borough

Proposed 2016 budget adopted; spending increase projected

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a tentative 2016 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for no tax increases for borough residents. More...

Local & State

Halloween Candy Tampering Now Reported As A Hoax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Reports that trick-or-treaters in a Philadelphia suburb found needles stuffed in their Halloween candy turned out to be made up, officials said Friday, the latest in a season of similar hoaxes across the country.  More...

Want To Sing The Anthem At A Temple Game? The Gig’s For Sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Want to sing the national anthem at a Temple University home football game? The gig’s for sale.  Temple requires a group or soloist to sell a certain number of tickets to the game in order to perform.  More...

Captain Visits Alma Mater

Capt. Dan Sickles, a 1998 graduate of McConnellsburg High School, spoke with McConnellsburg middle and high school students November 10.  Sickles enlisted in the Air Force in 1999. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Gun Stolen   A Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol was stolen from 3975 North Hess Road, Waterfall, between August 1 and September 27. Victim is a Waterfall area woman. More...

Sports

SHL Volleyball All-Stars

Pictured are the Sideling Hill League Volleyball All-Stars: Lydia Mock, Chestnut Ridge; Rylee Bosch, Chestnut Ridge; Rebecca Hess, Everett; Carly Swope, McConnellsburg; Lindsey Randler, McConnellsburg More...

High School Sports

Boys Soccer   Berlin 3  McConnellsburg 1  More...

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores  The 2015 World of Outlaws season is now history after the season- ending World Finals took place this past weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Charles Kellis Barton, 27, McConnellsburg, and Mindy Elizabeth Yost, 30, McConnellsburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SEVILLE  We wish to thank all our friends and family who helped us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, especially my daughter, Morgie and her family.  Jan and Buck Seville  TRUAX   More...

In Memory

JOHNSTON In loving memory of Richard “Dick” Johnston, who passed away November 12, 2000: You are gone but not forgotten Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us Forever in our hearts One t More...

BB&T Bank Opens Here

Monday’s reopening of 239 Susquehanna Bank branches under the BB&T logo marked the conversion of the once locally-owned bank to the world of big banking with BB&T’s 2,150 branches More...

Boro Reviews Library Expansion

Prepares equipment for winter

McConnellsburg Borough Council members reviewed plans for an addition to the children’s section of Fulton County Library and agreed to send the plans to their engineer, Keller Engineers, for review and comment.  More...

Little’s Plea Withdrawn

Statutory sex case to be reviewed in January

A sentencing scheduled for last Tuesday in an alleged statutory sexual assault case was cancelled when a motion to withdraw a plea was granted by the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Obituaries

Audrey R. Hutchings

Carlisle, 92

Audrey Regi Hutchings, 92, Carlisle, and formerly of St. More...

John E. Barker Sr.

Berkeley Springs, 87

John Everett Barker Sr., 87, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, November 8, 2015, at his home.  Born September 4, 1928, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late John Bernard and Agnes Everett Barker.  He was a member of Duckwall C More...

Wanda L. Fagley

Harrisonville, 88

Wanda L. Fagley, 88, Harrisonville, died Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Kearney, Pa., December 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Lillie B. Elizabeth Florence (Strait) and Martin A. Sipes. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Lee and Sharon Glazier enjoyed a few days last week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and visited with her sister, Cleo, and Jim Donohue in Virginia.  Southern Fulton School District held a “pink out” volleyball game between the faculty and the More...

Hustontown

It is great to be having this beautiful fall weather to enjoy and also the colors of the trees God has given us to enjoy. Happy birthday wishes to Pat Berkstresser, November 11, and Rhonda Black on November 14. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Free Film A free film will be shown Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m., in Fulton County Library’s community room. The Environmental Action Group presents a free showing of “Inhabit,” an award-winning fil More...

Features

Man Who Landed Gyrocopter Outside Capitol Will Plead Guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) – A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. More...

House Votes To Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite years of warnings that the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spend More...

Cold Weather Increases Fire Potential

Winter increases the potential for fires in our homes. Furnaces, woodstoves, fireplaces and other heating devices are operating to provide heat. More...

Church News

Hymn Sing

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold a Thanksgiving hymn sing Sunday, November 22, at 7 p.m.  There will be an offering lifted for Buddy’s Food Bank. More...