May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Hold Meeting

The Fulton County commissioners took action on several letters of support and penned multiple agreements as part of their weekly meeting last Tuesday. More...

Local & State

Oldest Amtrak Survivor Faces Life And Limits After Crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Aaron Levine didn’t feel like a miracle.  After three weeks in an induced coma, the oldest survivor of last year’s deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia struggled to accept how severely his injuries had l More...

The Benefits Of No-Till Farming

The benefits of no-till are as varied as the many aspects of farming itself. Conservation wise, there is less soil erosion. Agriculturally, water infiltration and soil-holding capacity increase so plants are less affected by dry spells. More...

Toomey Must Deal With Trump, Win Over Moderates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican Sen. Pat Toomey already had the political balancing act of winning over middle-of-the-road voters in his quest for a second term in moderate Pennsylvania. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jeremy Fletcher, May 25; Kendra Keebaugh, May 29; Paul Cutchall, May 28; Toby McGarvey, 55 on May 26; McKayley Shafer, 8 on May 28; Sue Price, Garry Miller, Maggie Riggs, Deb Deshong and Elias Blumenthal, May 29; Lucas McClain, May More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold an open stage May 28. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m., and music starts at 6 p.m. Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meeting at 7:30 a.m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Racing Roundup

Dewease Scores Impressive Grove Win

Lance Dewease turned in an impressive effort in Friday night’s Outlaw Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway.  Aboard the Don Kreitzowned sprinter, Dewease moved up from his fourth starting spot, to take the lead on Lap 13 and drove away for hi More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION  HAVFCO Celebration Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a 50th anniversary celebrationn June 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a cruise-in, barbecue chicken and open mic night.  More...

Features

Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam Wants You To Fight Zika!

MIAMI (AP) – The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where. More...

NRA Fights Nevada Background Checks

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The National Rifle Association is using its muscle to fight a Nevada ballot question that would create a universal background check for gun purchases in the state.  More...

West Va. Holding State Government Career Fair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is holding a state government career fair this week.  The state Division of Personnel and WorkForce West Virginia are sponsoring the event Wednesday at the Culture Center in Charleston. More...

Dick Admits To Providing Heroin In Overdose Death

Sentencing scheduled for June 21

A McConnellsburg woman admitted in court last week she provided the heroin that allegedly resulted in the death of Sherwin “Bull” Lynch in January.  More...

Central Fulton Approves Tentative 2016-17 Budget

To be finalized next month

It’s that time of the year again at the Central Fulton School District when administrators and school board members release their proposed budget for the coming school year. More...

King Waives Arraignment

Pleads not guilty in second alleged rape case

A Harrisonville area man waived his right to formal arraignment via mail last Tuesday on allegations he exposed himself to and had sexual contact with a young girl over a six-year period.  More...

Obituaries

Faye L. Sipes

McConnellsburg, 81

Faye L. Sipes, 81, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa.  She was born November 23, 1934, in McConnellsburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Mazie (Rasp) Seiders. More...

Betty L. Everts

Big Cove Tannery, 78

Betty L. Everts, 78, Big Cove Tannery, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her daughter’s home with her family by her side. She was born July 8, 1937 in Little Cove, Pa., the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Marie G. (Phenicie) Bivens. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 16, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Damaged   A mailbox located at 370 Red Bud Lane, Warfordsburg, was damaged between 9 p.m. on May 5 and 7 a.m. on May 6. Victim is a 62-year-old Warfordsburg man. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Kevin Lynn Strait, 42, Warfordsburg, and Amy Lee McCumbee, 37, Warfordsburg..  Keith Allen Sunderland, 21, Three Springs, and Jessica Marie More...

Church News

Africa Trip Presentation

Pastor Chris Elliott will host a slide-show presentation of his recent teaching mission in the African countries of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo at Knobsville Church of the Brethren June 1 More...

Memorial Day Services

Damascus Cemetery Association will hold its 80th annual Memorial Day services May 29, 2016.  The service will begin at 2 p.m. The Tribe and SouthernFulton High School choral group will provide special music. More...

Meet And Greet At Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene invite church members and congregation to meet and become acquainted with a prospective new pastor, Mark Smith, Saturday, May 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  More...