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Local & State

Commissioners Take Action On County Matters

The Fulton County commissioners tackled routine agendas the last two weeks, meeting with department heads and making various appointments and decisions. Among the actions taken on March 22 and 29 were:  More...

Voter Party Switching Shows Primary Intrigue In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Voters are switching party affiliation in Pennsylvania at a rate not seen in years, if ever, as their chance to cast ballots in a competitive presidential primary election approaches. More...

Thousands Of Miners Rally Over Pensions, Benefits

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of miners and their supporters rallied Friday in southwestern Pennsylvania in a show of solidarity to safeguard their pensions and health benefits.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of April 4, 1996  ’96   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Death Investigated The Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated a death in the Needmore area last Wednesday. Twenty-nine year-old John A. Murray of Big Cove Tannery was pronounced dead by the coroner’s office at 7:15 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Anderson Scores At Hagerstown

Defending co-track champion Andy Anderson opened the 2016 point season at Hagerstown Speedway with a win in Saturday’s Late Model feature.  Anderson led the entire distance to score the win over Matt Cosner, Gary Stuhler, Scott Palmer and More...

Family

In Memory

MATHERN  In loving memory of Myrtle Mathern, May 15, 1912 – April 11, 2011:   We never lose the ones we love  For even though they’re gone  Within the hearts of those who care  Their memory lingers on. More...

Cards Of Thanks

ASBURY CEMETERY ASSOC.   A special thank-you to all the men and women who turn out for the Asbury Cemetery cleanup each year. Thanks to the faithful ones who help each year and the new ones who help so generously and are happy doing it. More...

Rte. 522 Bridge Replacement Starts Next Week

Great Cove Road bridge over Palmer Run starts construction

The Public-Private Partnership (P3) project to rebuild 558 bridges all across Pennsylvania starts in Fulton County the week of April 11, with the reconstruction of the U.S. 522 (Great Cove Road) Bridge over Palmer Run in Belfast Township.  More...

Sipes Family Donates Antique Rifle To FCHS

Officials at the Fulton County Historical Society became the proud recipients of a hand-carved rifle dating back to the early 1800s thanks to a generous donation by an area family. More...

Obituaries

N. Parker Knepper

McConnellsburg, 79

N. Parker Knepper, 79, McConnellsburg, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.  He was born in Chambersburg, March 28, 1937, the son of the late Esther V. (Kerlin) and Norman W. Knepper. More...

Gerald L. Smith

McConnellsburg, 68

Gerald L. “Jerry” Smith, 68, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at his residence.  Hewas born in Harrisonville, March 31, 1948, the son of the late Hope Louemma ( Mellott) and Glen Franklin Smith. More...

Lenora Newman Barton

McConnellsburg, 94

Lenora Grace Newman Barton, 94, formerly of Hustontown, died at 3 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2016, at Long Term Care, Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. More...

Letters

Aussies Mourn Loss Of “Doc” Johnston

To The Editor:  I am writing this letter from Burnett Heads, which is a small town on the central Queensland coast in Australia.  The reason for me writing to you is that even though we live so far away from McConnellsburg we have a very sp More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Malachi Gress, April 15; Sally Sowers, April 17; Joseph Beidler, April 15; April Hawbaker, April 16; Lois Linke and Randy  Seville, April  16; Darlene  Snyder, April  17; Rodney Peck, 17 on April 16; Kayla Holle More...

Hustontown

They say April showers bring May flowers, but lately in Pennsylvania and other states, April brings snow also – so forget April showers and start planting your May flowers indoors – then you can switch the seedlings to bigger pots or repl More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a hog shoot April 16.  Yard Sale A community-wide yard sale will be held Friday, April 22, from 7 a.m. More...