April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

King Arrested On Additional Rape Charges

Preliminary hearing set for April 18

A Taylor Township man was arrested again and jailed last Tuesday on an additional 103 criminal allegations outlining inappropriate and sexual contact with a young girl between June 2004 and June 2010.  More...

Local & State

February UE Climbs From January Rate

Fulton ranked 46 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for January released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February increased to 5.9 percent from January’s rate or 5.3 percent. More...

Tri-State Community Health Center Awarded $3.25 Million

Tri-State Community Health Center is slated to receive $3,253,826 annually between 2016 and 2019 to help provide quality affordable healthcare to area residents. More...

Say Thanks To Your Township Supervisors!

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring.  They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public s More...

Letters

Halvorson Not Part Of Republican Establishment

To The Editor:  Republican establishment politician Bill Shuster does not care about being a leader that fights for the issues the voters care about. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Death Investigated   Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated a death that occurred last Tuesday afternoon in McConnellsburg. More...

Sports

3-On-3 Tournament Held

Fulton County Community Christian School hosted a 3-on-3 basketball competition on Saturday, April 2, at the Needmore Bible Church Gym. A total of 24 teams participated in five different categories.  More...

High School Sports

Softball Chestnut Ridge 11McConnellsburg 1 The McConnellsburg Lady Spartans managed to score one run against Chestnut Ridge last Wednesday during an 11-1 league loss. Madison Koontz had an RBI single during the game Forbes Road 7 More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

GRACEY  I wish to thank everyone who attended my birthday party April 1. What a birthday! A total of 130 attended. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Rodger Wilson Landers Jr., 34, Mercersburg, and Trista Louise Mills, 32, Mercersburg.  Joshua Channing Marro, 28, Warfordsburg, and Kaitlyn More...

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Oleta Stanley family. More...

Barn Quilt Trail Surpasses Milestone

Approves 107 applications by March 31 deadline

Having set a goal of 100 approved applications by the end of March, organizers of the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail of Fulton County were more than ecstatic when they rolled into the month of April with a total of 107 applications in hand. More...

Tollbooth Worker Recalls Shootings That Killed Three

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy J. Pike

Williamsport, Md., 95

Dorothy Jane Pike “Jeanne,” 95, Williamsport, Md., died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Williamsport Retirement Village, with her loving family keeping a vigil. More...

Andre P. Green

McConnellsburg, 49

Andre P. Green, 49, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.  He was born March 21, 1967, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late George Thomas and Juanita Ruth Green. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of April 11, 1996  ’96   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Denise Sebring, April 5; Roger Skvarka, April 19; Nancy Lynch, April 5; Stuart Fletcher, April 19;  Kayla Souders, 19 on  April 15; Helen “ Duck” Sheeder, April 20; Lilah Buterbaugh, April 13; Stella Carbaugh, More...

Hustontown

Spring is finally in the air – enjoy your week everyone! Hustontown Fire Co. will hold its final shooting match of the season April 16. Ten regular rounds and a final round for a hog. More...

Racing Roundup

Hodnett Wins Susky Opener

Susquehanna Speedway was the lone race track in central PA to race over the weekend. The track braved cold temperatures to present its first BAPS 410 Sprint Series event of the season.  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...

Features

Tuition Rose Faster When Lawmakers Set Prices

DALLAS (AP) – While a bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers says college students would get a better deal if politicians set tuition and fees, a newspaper analysis shows that costs rose faster at most public colleges and universities in the state More...