February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dick Pleads Not Guilty In Suspected Drug Death

To reappear at call of the list April 12

A McConnellsburg woman entered a plea last week to allegedly providing heroin to a friend who would later succumb to a suspected drug overdose at his home.   More...

Local & State

Ribbon-Cutting Held At Breezewood Holiday Inn

Forbes Road Conference Center now open; Bittner family donates $10,000 to Pike 2 Bike

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce announces the ribbon-cutting celebration, held Thursday, February 18, to celebrate the $6.38 million renovation and expansion project of the Holiday Inn Express in Breezewood, as well as the opening of the new F More...

Public Plans Display For County Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) rapid Bridge Replacement Project will begin later this year in Fulton County. Eight Fulton County bridges are due for replacement, with five to be replaced in 2016. More...

County, MVFC Mourn Loss Of Dave Hoover

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. members escort the body of David R. Hoover II to its final resting place at Union Cemetery following a funeral service Monday at St. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of February 22, 1996  ’96   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Editor’s Note: Readers of this column have no doubt noticed that longtime correspondent Kate Berkstresser is no longer reporting the news in and around Hustontown. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to John Foor and Clay Rasp, February 28; Josh Horton, March 5; Jackie Hahn, March 5; Patti Mills, March 5; Caitlin Glazier, 21 on March 4; Judy Shade, March 7; Alijah Horton, 7 on March 6; Ed Truax, March 6; Leeanne Pollock and Shane More...

Entertainment

MHS To Present “The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer”

McConnellsburg High School will present “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” April 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. April 10 at Mc- Connellsburg High School audtiroium.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Walk, Run, Play The alumni community building gym is open for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If school closes because of the weather, walking will be cancelled. More...

Family

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Warren and Lois Clugston celebrated 60 years of marriage January 14, 2016.  God has blessed them with seven children, 34 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  They have lived full and useful lives in local business, church leadership a More...

Celebrates 97th

Martha Bernhard of Needmore celebrated her 97th birthday January 26, 2016.  She celebrated with her family and friends and is looking forward to her 98th.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

HIXON  The family of R. Dale Hiixon wishes to thank all for your kindness, sympathy and prayers at this time when it was deeply appreciated.  Special thanks to Hospice, Grove Funeral Home, Beta Sigma Phi, pallbearers, Rev. More...

Charges Dropped In Second King Arrest

Preliminary hearing for original case still set for March 7

A Harrisonville area man was released from jail late last week after charges stemming from an alleged rape dating back 30 to 40 years were withdrawn. More...

Eich Talks PA Budget, Fiscal Woes

Calls governor’s money games unacceptable

Concerned for the state’s finances, state Sen. John Eichelberger spent much of last Tuesday’s town meeting in Mc- Connellsburg talking about budget woes and the need for answers in 2016.  More...

County Forgoes Committing To Pike 2 Bike

Local residents sought for joint municipal authority

Neighboring Bedford County appears to be moving forward with its plans to recalculate the costs and locate funding necessary to upgrade the Pike 2 Bike Corridor on the heels of a discussion last week with the Fulton County commissioners. More...

Obituaries

David R. Hoover II

McConnellsburg, 69

David R. Hoover II, 69, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center in Mc- Connellsburg.  He was born June 9, 1946, in Chambersburg, Pa., the son of the late Rev. Dr. David R. and Mary (Ingham) Hoover. More...

Paul D. Akers

McConnellsburg, 59

Paul D. Akers, 59, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at M.S. Hershey Medical Center. More...

Dolores B. Frankhouser

Lancaster, 80

Dolores B. Frankhouser, 80, Lancaster, died peacefully after a courageous battle of acute myloid leukemia February 18, 2016, at Willow Valley Communities surrounded by her loving family. More...

Letters

Many Thanks, Mr. Hoover

To The Editor:  Less than an hour ago I heard of the passing of Dave Hoover. Many thoughts began rushing into my head immediately. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Welder Missing A stick welder was stolen form a garage on Harmonia Road in Union Township between February 18 and February 22, state police said. The welder, which belonged to a 74-year-old Warfordsburg woman, was valued at $50. More...

Sports

High School Sports

MHS Boys Defeat Rockwood In Opening Playoff Round Top-seeded McConnellsburg had a strong showing offensively last Thursday night, easily defeating Rockwood by the final score of 75- 50 during the opening round of District 5-A playoffs. More...

Flaherty Second In Districts

Liam Flaherty, son of Sean and Cindy Flaherty of Needmore, continued to have a strong performance for the Everett Warriors wrestling team, recently participating in district playoff action.  More...

Racing Roundup

Richards Dominates Late Model Action

The Late Models took over Volusia Speedway Park over the past week as several different winners scored victories in numerous sanctioned events. More...