March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gap Race On For April 3

Cowans Gap 5K run/walk to benefit park programming, improvements

After having hosted such a successful event last spring, the Friends of Cowans Gap State Park is back at it again planning another 5K run/walk with proceeds benefitting future park activities.  The second annual race will kick off Sunday, April More...

Local & State

Volunteers Needed For Statewide Cleanup, Beautification Effort

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that begins March 1 and runs through May 31. More...

Forbes Road To Present “Honk!” The Musical

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Drama Club will present “Honk!” the musical Friday through Sunday, March 4-6. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The matinee performance Sunday will begin at 2 p.m. More...

State Distributes $445 Million In Liquid Fuels Funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Letters

Politicians Shouldn’t Represent Special Interests

To The Editor:  During the primary season much has been said and written about the special interests’ influence on Washington.  More...

Shuster Supports Rural Way Of Life

To The Editor:  While the familiar politics of a busy and divisive presidential campaign take centerstage, it’s easy to overlook the work of our trusted conservative Congressman Bill Shuster. More...

Reduce And Reuse Waste

To The Editor:  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett Opens Lincoln Season With Win

Despite receiving the largest snowfall in Central PA history just six weeks ago, Lincoln Speedway was able to usher in the racing season on Sunday with the Icebreaker 30. 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

Cards Of Thanks

DANIELS  We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, calls, flowers and food. All were greatly appreciated.  Thanks to Revs. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jordan Landon Ray, 25, Hancock, and Shannon Amber Kreps, 22, Warfordsburg.  Ronald Edwin Lucas II, 48, Needmore, and Melissa Ann Spencer, 41, More...

Four Generations

Pictured are four generations of the Rena Munro Ott family. Grandfather Jeffrey Munro Ott is in back. More...

Ayr Sets Bulky Item, Tire Recycling Dates

Ayr Township supervisors announced their bulky item collection and tire recycling dates at their regular meeting Monday evening. Bulky item collection dates will be Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the township building. More...

Prisoner Accused A Second Time Of Murder For Hire

Rouzer, girlfriend charged in alleged conspiricy

Already convicted and currently incarcerated in a state correctional institution for shooting an area man and later trying to obtain the services of a hit man to have him killed, a Fulton County man faces new charges in yet another alleged murder-for More...

Obituaries

Beulah G. Grissinger

McConnellsburg, 97

Beulah G. “Aunt Boob” Grissinger, 97, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital.  She was born March 27, 1918, in New Grenada, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Duvall) Thomas. More...

Betty J. Berkstresser

Harrisonville, 85

Betty Jean Berkstresser, 85, Harrisonville, died at 4 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  Born December 15, 1930, at Needmore, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Carrie Leona (Strait) Mellot More...

Annette J. Adolphson

Saxton, 82

Annette J. “Ann” Adolphson, 82, of Kelly Apartments, Saxton, died Sunday, February 21, 2016, at UPMC Altoona Hospital.  Born in Waynesboro, Va., on March 23, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Clemmer and Mary Taylor Fitzgerald. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of February 29, 1996  ’96   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Eva Rhodes, March 2; Cyrus Cunningham, 11 on March 8; Jenna Howell, 9 on More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a shooting match March 5 at 1 p.m.  Hustontown Fire Co.’s annual banquet will be held March 19, at 6 p.m. All members are welcome. More...

Sports

Basketball Playoff Action

MHS Boys Win In Semifinals More...

Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

Anglers who are looking forward to the opening day of trout season in April can now obtain a free 2016 adult trout stocking schedule by visiting the Bedford or McConnellsburg offices of Rep. More...

McCbg. Girls Win Tournament

McConnellsburg Elementary girls basketball tournament was held February 13 at McConnellsburg High School. More...