March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough Approves Elementary School Renovation Plans

Discusses street sweeping, paving

McConnellsburg Borough Council approved plans for the McConnellsburg Elementary School renovations, discussed street sweeping and made tentative plans for future paving projects at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.  More...

Local & State

Public Session Set To Talk About Bicycle, Pedestrian Needs In County

The public is invited to contribute to a bicycle and pedestrian transportation plan being developed for the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, which facilities transportation planning for Fulton County.  More...

Anniversary Of The Kidnapping Of Peggy Ann Bradnick Focus Of Historical Dinner

Mark your calendars for the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall. Featured speaker Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson will follow the dinner and Historical Society meeting. More...

Counties Will Get The Bill If State Skips Tax Increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is warning Pennsylvania’s county commissioners that they’ll get stuck with higher human services costs if the Republican-controlled Legislature refuses to raise taxes. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of March 14, 1996  ’96   More...

Sports

Mid-Atlantic Soccer Shoot Results

The Elks held the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational Soccer Shoot championship March 5 at the Frederick Indoor Sports Complex.  In the U-8 Girl competition Zoe Mellott, daughter of Aimee Mellott of McConnellsburg, scored 30 points and place More...

High School Sports

SF Boys Fall To Constitution In Playoff Action   Southern Fulton faced off against two-time defending state champion Constitution last Tuesday during the second round of PIAA Class A playoffs.  More...

Carmack Claims First At Lift Competition

Buck Carmack from Buck’s Body Shop Gym, won first place in his division at the Beast of the Northeast bench press and dead lift competition in Warren, Pa., Saturday, March 12.   More...

Family

Marriage License

Leon Adam Vance, 29, McConnellsburg, and Julia Lynn Flasher, 20, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

GRISSINGER Thanks to the entire community for checking on Beulah, bringing her food, sending her cards and just caring about her well-being. More...

Central Fulton Unveils A New Spartan Logo

FFA students propose expanding ag production curriculum

Central Fulton School Board met last Tuesday and heard from students on the new Spartan logo as well as a proposal to expand the existing ag production curriculum. More...

Penn State Extension Could Close

State budget crisis would also affect 4-H, Master Gardener programs

As the clock continues to tick toward the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year, more agencies and organizations across the commonwealth are beginning to reel from the effects of the lack of a state budget. More...

Obituaries

Fred B. Fore

Chambersburg, 89

Fred Barmont Fore, 89, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, Chambersburg, Pa.  Born April 19, 1926, in Mc- Connellsburg, he was the son of the late Boyd B. More...

Barbara J. Frehn

Orbisonia, 83

Barbara J. Frehn, 83, Orbisonia, Pa., died Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital.  Born May 2, 1932, at Shade Gap, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Froan (Bair) Dell. She was married to Albert E. More...

Lester R. Garland Jr.

Berkeley Springs, 48

Lester Ross Garland Jr., 48, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March 11, 2016, at University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore, Md.  Born May 31, 1967, in Killeen, Texas, he was the son of Russell and Glenda May (Didawick) Duvall, War More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. He was born in the fourth century and is famous for bringing Christianity into Ireland. St. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Bailey, March 11; Gerald Peck, 89 on March 15; Adam Culler, March 4; Allen Bishop, March 5; Jody Buterbaugh and Julie Ramsey, March 11; Quinn Buterbaugh, March 16; Megan Earley, March 20; Logan Connor, 16 on March 17; Brandon More...

Racing Roundup

Hodnett Tops Port Royal Opener

Greg Hodnett was in the right place at the right time when Lucas Wolfe broke a rear axle in Saturday night’s 410 Sprint car season opener at Port Royal Speedway.  Hodnett, who had been   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...

Features

Donate To A Charity? IRS Sets Rules For Taking A Deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) – Did you donate a car to a charitable organization in 2015, or some clothing to the church thrift shop? More...

Government Trying To Make It Easier To Save For Retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit easier.  More...

Tax Season Begins As IRS Begins To Accept Returns

WASHINGTON (AP) – What’s new when you file your taxes this year? Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. More...