December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival Of Lights Wrap Up

Over 1,000 vehicles drove through lighted display at fairgrounds

Even with the nontraditional, warm weather this December, residents turned out by the carloads hoping for a little Christmas cheer to brighten the holiday season at the third annual Fulton County Festival of Lights. More...

Local & State

A Look At The Impact Of PA’s State Budget Impasse

The collapse of a second agreement between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers threatens to extend the Pennsylvania state government budget stalemate deeper into December, its sixth month. More...

Shoemaker, Rotz-Mountz To Lead Forbes Road Board

Board reorganizes

Forbes Road School board of directors met in regular session last Monday evening for the annual reorganizational meeting. The board elected Kirby Shoemaker and Chanin Rotz-Mountz to lead the board for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Woman Gets Probation In Marijuana Sales

Kelly Glass sentenced December 8

A former McConnellsburg woman will complete a probationary sentence for selling marijuana in the McConnellsburg Borough as part of a sentencing order handed down last Tuesday.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of December 14, 1995  ’95   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Death Investigated Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg and the Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated an unexpected death at a Needmore area home last Friday afternoon. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Open Stage Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open stage Saturday, December 19, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Free admission.  More...

Features

Traditions Of Three Kings Day

Christmas celebrants realize that the holiday season does not end on December 26 or even January 2. For many people, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are merely a prelude to the real celebration to come on Three Kings Day.  More...

Prepare Your Home For New Gifts

Are you ready for the boxes and packages that are set to arrive under the tree? More...

The History Behind Some Beloved Christmas Songs

Holiday traditions vary from family to family, but one component of the holidays that seems to be universally enjoyed is a good Christmas song. More...

Residents Ask County To Back Home Rule

Open bids for radio communications system

Implementing “home rule” at a county level was a lengthy topic of discussion for one McConnellsburg resident, who appeared before the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday morning to discuss local governmental control, as well as the commis More...

Baughman Jailed Amidst Rape, Assault Allegations

A Harrisonville man was remanded to the Franklin County Jail last week after allegations emerged he raped and sexually assaulted an area woman at his home following an evening of drinking.  More...

Obituaries

Charles E. Black

McConnellsburg, 56

Charles Eugene “Tater” Black, 56, McConnellsburg, died at 3:20 p.m., Sunday, December 13, 2015, at his home in Dublin Township, Fulton County.  Born January 4, 1959, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of James and Dorothy (Divelbliss) More...

Joann Higgins

Mercersburg, 76

Joann Higgins, 76, Mercersburg, died Monday, December 14, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital.  She was born April 5, 1939, in Mercersburg, to Ray and Dorothy (Pine) Robison. More...

Kenneth W. Howell

Needmore, 49

Kenneth W. “ Kenny” Howell, 49, Needmore, died Friday, December 11, 2105, at his home.  Born October 25, 1966, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Linda D. (Hinckle) Howell, Hancock, Md., and the late Elwood Arlo Howell. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Mike and Mitch Ott, November 22; Dena McGarvey and Erin Shafer, December 20; Riley Shafer, More...

Sports

Kills First Bear

Bill Zeger of McConnellsburg, killed his first bear Tuesday, November 17, The 211-pound female was killed during archery bear season. He harvested the bruin near New Grenada with his crossbow. More...

High School Sports

Girls Basketball  Forbes Road 45 Mount Union 34   More...

Bags First Deer

Alyssa Fittry, 10, daughter of Jim and Janet Fittry, Hustontown, shot her first deer Saturday while hunting with her dad in Dublin Township. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Edward Leo George Simmons, 61, McConnellsburg, and Gloria Mae Miller, 55, McConnellsburg.  Roger Lee Black, 48, Warfordsburg, and Wanda Lorr More...

Cards Of Thanks

EVERTS  We, the family of Jeff W. More...

In Memory

FLETCHER  In memory of Vearl D. Fletcher. This Friday, December 18, 2015, marks the third Advent Friday and also the sixth anniversary Dad made his journey to Christ the Lord.   More...