December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

House Kills Pension Bill, Leaving Budget Deal In Tatters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal to revamp Pennsylvania’s two large public-sector pension systems was defeated overwhelmingly Saturday in the state House, collapsing a deal to solve the state’s 6-month-old budget impasse. More...

Reporting Our Thanks at Christmastime

To all of our valued readers, we’d like to say thanks for making us your trusted and preferred local news source. More...

Benefits To Buying Local This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping dominates many people’s free time between the day after Thanksgiving and the final days before Christmas. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cindy Strait, December 27; Christy Morgan, December 31; Larry Carbaugh, December 26; Cole Plessinger, December 29; Sue Nesbitt, December 31; Grover Plessinger and Janet Souders, January 4; William Alexander, 4 on January 4; Don Kin More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Charges Filed Taryn Nicole Brothers, 25, Warfordsburg, has been charged with harassment following a 2 p.m. incident December 13 at Johnnies Motel in McConnellsburg. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Forbes Road 56 Southen Huntingdon 34 Forbes Road handed Southern Huntingdon a 56- 34 loss in a Sideling Hill game last week. More...

Features

Grab The Best Buys This January

Shopping may be the last thing on the average person’s mind once the holiday season has ended. But January may be a great time to go bargain hunting. More...

Did You Know?

Many people begin their holiday shopping around the end of summer, when retailers first begin to roll out new clothing lines and mark down existing items to make way for new inventory.  More...

Save Energy With Holiday Decorations

The holiday season allows people to transform their homes into wonderlands of lights, garlands and poinsettias. Each family has its own holiday traditions, and decorations are a part of many of those traditions. More...

Church News

Ebenezer Church Donates To Food Basket

Members and guests at Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Harrisonville charge concluded another successful fund drive to donate to Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Area Christmas Programs

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold a service of holy communion at 5:30 p.m., December 24. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road, McConnellsburg. Burnt Cabins Bible Church will have a special Christmas Eve service at 7 pm. More...

Luminaries In Wells Tannery

To coin a phrase from a classic movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stuart, “yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” and once again there will be luminaries in Wells Tannery.  More...

County Adopts 2016 Budget

Numbers remain unchanged

Fulton County’s general operating budget for the 2016 calendar year was adopted with little fanfare last Tuesday during the regular, weekly meeting of the Fulton County commissioners. More...

Chamber Revamps Recognition Awards

When guests and award recipients gather for the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Promotion’s annual awards dinner in March, attendees will be in for a surprise as chamber officials have announced that a restructuring process has le More...

Obituaries

Gary L. Wilson

Breezewood, 74

Gary L. Wilson, 74, Breezewood, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015. He was born, June 19, 1941, at his family home in White Cloud, Kan., a son of the late Emory Wilson and Lillian Lucille (Bradberry) Wilson. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files of December 21, 1995   More...

Letters

Fulton County 12 Days of Christmas

12 rows of corn 11 turkeys gobbling 10 bales of hay 9 farmers farming 8 green tractors 7 camo shirts 6 pairs of jeans 5 baloney rings  4 deer sausage 3 12-point bucks 2 shotgun shells And a clear More...

A Proposed PA Budget Crisis Solution

To The Editor:  The budget is supposed to be approved by the last day of the budget year. Our legislator stops their clock on that day. The clock must be set to the time set by the U.S. More...

Recycling To Place Clothing Bins

To The Editor: While recycling is great, re-use is even better. Let’s help our neighbors by giving clean clothing, bedding, shoes, personal accessories (belts, handbags, etc.), and other such material a second chance. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS Christmas Eve Service Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold a service of holy communion at 5:30 p.m., December 24. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road, McConnellsburg, just off U.S. More...

Family

In Memoriam

GELVIN   In memory of a special son, Chad Gelvin, who passed away December 26, 2014:   It’s sometimes hard to know why some things happen as they do  For so much joy and happiness was centered around you.  It seems so hard t More...

Cards Of Thanks

PAS  I wish I knew a better word than thanks. I don’t, but my heart is filled with gratitude and though I would like to send each of you a personal note I have become known as the “Pokey Lady.”  More...