November 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County Unveils 2016 Budget

No raise in real estate taxes

Fulton County’s 2016 general operating budget will remain on public display until final adoption by commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher takes place as part of their regular weekly meeting on December 15. More...

Local & State

Clearing The Record

The dimensions of the new library addition were incorrectly reported in a borough of McConnellsburg story in the November 12 edition. The dimensions given to the reporter were incorrect. More...

Southern Fulton Superintendant Talks Finances

Cafeteria changes, bleachers ongoing agenda topics

In light of questions by the public last month on the transfer of money between accounts, Southern Fulton School District Superintendent Hervey Hann revisited the issue last Tuesday, leading the school board through a brief financial review that incl More...

Residents Rally To Restore School, Church Buildings

Hymn sing set for December 5 in Akersville

When Richard Hixson entered the first grade in the fall of 1959, he joined decades of other children from the valley of Crystal Spring who were privileged to say their first taste of the educational process was at the Akersville two-story schoolhouse More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of November 23, 1995  ’95   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mercersburg Jewelry Store Robbed Two men robbed Snider’s Jewelry Store at gunpoint last Thursday at 10:21 a.m., Mercersburg Borough Police reported. More...

Entertainment

Rockhill Trolley Museum To Hold Holiday Events

The folks at the Rockhill Trolley Museum in Rockhill Furnace are very excited about doing their Polar Bear Express and Santa’s Trolley Rides again this year and everyone is invited. More...

McCbg. Schools To Present Coner t

McConnellsburg middle school and high school choirs will perform the annual Christmas chorus concert Thursday, December 3, in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. There is no cost for this concert, though donations will be gladly accepted.  More...

Eagles Donates To Community

Throughout the past year Harrisonville Eagles have been blessed to be able to make numerous donations to help those throughout the community. More...

Family

Reineke Speaks To Sorority

Beta Sigma Phi Iota Lambda Chapter held a meeting September 16 with Greg Reineke, pictured above, Fulton County recycling coordinator, as speaker.  More...

Medical Center Posts $1.5M Loss For 2015

State budget impasse largely to blame

As the state budget impasse enters its fifth month, it has claimed yet another casualty. More...

Deer Season To Open

Boundary changed for Disease Management Area 2

Monday marks the opener for the regular firearms white-tailed deer season, and there should be few surprises in store for area sportsmen aside from some minor changes to how chronic wasting disease is being handled by officials with the Pennsylvania More...

21 Bears Harvested On Opening Day Saturday

62 bears checked in at Sideling Hill Saturday

Lucky hunters and curious spectators poured into the Sideling Hill check station at the Buchanan State Forest building Saturday, kicking off the opening day of regular firearms bear season. More...

Obituaries

Robert C. Snyder

McConnellsburg, 84

Robert C. Snyder, 84, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. He was born October 4, 1931, in McConnellsburg, the son of the late Lawrence S. More...

Faye E. Bard

Greencastle, 80

Faye E. Bard, 80, Greencastle, died Friday, November 20, 2015, at Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg. She was born in McConnellsburg, February 1, 1935, the daughter of the late Thesta A. (Carbaugh) and Harry J. McQuade. More...

Michael W. Brant

Shirleysburg, 40

Michael W. “Mike” Brant, 40, Shirleysburg, died unexpectedly at 4:52 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2015, in the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

The three county bands participated in the Christmas parades held in Franklin County Saturday, with Forbes Road and Southern Fulton bands winning second and third place, respectively, in the small band category of the Chambersburg parade.  More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather.   There will be all-day flea market down at The Barn on Rte. 522 Friday, November 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

It was another great year for dirt track racing in the mid-state area and as we wrap up another season, we’ll take a look at who came out on top at area speedways after year-long point battles. More...

Amish Man Runs Marathon In Traditional Slacks And Suspenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon – not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. More...

Game Commission Seeking Hunter Who Killed Bear With Crossbow

HUNTINGDON, Pa. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Movie Night Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a movie night December 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. downstairs in the old building. Children of all ages are welcome to come out for a fun-filled evening. More...

Church News

Pastoral Care Appreciation Dinner Held

Summit Health Pastoral Services thanked the members of the chaplains office volunteer program at its annual appreciation banquet held October 30 at the Central Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg. More...

Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze That Damaged Homes

DARBY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say four firefighters were hurt while battling a blaze that damaged three homes in suburban Philadelphia.  The blaze broke out shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Darby.  More...

Nephew Rescues Aunt From House Fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A woman is crediting her nephew with saving her from a fire that gutted her home and damaged another in West Philadelphia.  The nephew tells WPVITV he was walking by his aunt’s home when he spotted the fire and ki More...