June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Man Arraigned For Statutory Sexual Assault

To appear at July 12 call of the criminal trial list

A Needmore man waived his right to formal arraignment by mail last week on criminal allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. More...

Local & State

Buck Valley Holds Memorial Services

Buck Valley Memorial Day Services were held May 29. After the decoration of veteran graves and the 21-gun salute, the memorial address was given by Col. Alvin B. More...

Screenwriter-director Grew Up Fascinated With Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For writer-director Shane Black, the seedy, violent world inhabited by private detectives and criminals in his new action-comedy “The Nice Guys” is not a milieu at which he arrived only recently. More...

Barn Quilt Trail Enhancing Tourism

First bus tour comes to county

When Mike Crampton launched the concept of creating the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail in Fulton County, one of his goals was to not only enhance but increase tourism locally.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 30, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Table Stolen A plastic, folding table was stolen from a communal hallway at B-209 East Poplar Street, McConnellsburg between 11:30 p.m. on May 23 and 9 a.m. on May 24. Victim is a 47-year-old Mc- Connellsburg woman. More...

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett Takes Weikert Memorial Title

Greg Hodnett was the class of the field this weekend in the first annual Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway, winning Saturday night’s 410 Sprint Fallen Heroes Championship and then scoring the big $10K payday in Sunday night&rs 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

Photo Exhibit Shows Yellowstone National Park Changes Over 140 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Boulders shift, canyons erode, old trees fall, new ones grow and tourists crowd Yellowstone National Park, the length of their vacations barely any time at all in the stream of history.  More...

Those Reliant On Oil And Gas Industry Wait For A Rebound

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – When two professionals in the oil and gas industry spoke April 19 to 100 people at South Franklin Township fire hall about the future of the Marcellus and Utica shales, the crowd was particularly attentive.  More...

U.S Viochemical Engineer Wins $1.2 Million Technology Prize

HELSINKI (AP) – American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year’s euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in “directed evolution,” which has helped sustainable development and c More...

Church News

FFA Members Beautify Cemetery

Just in time for Memorial Day, McConnellsburg FFA members weeded, thinned and planted flowers around the bandstand in Union Cemetery last week.  The project helped prepare the grounds for the annual Memorial Day ceremony that is held annually at More...

Bible School

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold Vacation Bible School June 6-10, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Theme is “The Fruit Of The Spirit.” More information or transportation may be obtained by calling 717-987-3935.   More...

Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be held at United Methodist Church in Hancock June 20- 24, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for ages 2-12.   More...

Homicide Suspects Caught

Crystal Stanley and Jerry Smith Jr. await extradition to Maryland

A Fulton County man and woman are awaiting extradition to Maryland on first-degree homicide charges after they were apprehended Sunday in Arizona during a routine vehicle registration check. More...

Youths To Get Hands-On Great Outdoors Experience

Fulton County Sportsmen for Youth to host Youth Field Day

Organizers of the annual Youth Field Day are offering lots of fun and hands-on experiences to area youths interested in getting a taste of hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. More...

Obituaries

Bernadine H. Brant

McConnellsburg, 100

Bernadine H. Brant, 100, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at daughter Dixie’s home in McConnellsburg. She was born in Harrisonville, September 24, 1915, the daughter of the late Elsie (DeShong) and William DeShong. More...

Nancy A. Wright

Crystal Spring, 48

Nancy A. Wright, 48, Crystal Spring, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at home. She was born July 13, 1967, a daughter of Doris (Metzker) Cronemiller, wife of Sheldon Cronemiller, and the late James Kepple and step-mother Carolyn Kepple. More...

Clifford A. Thomas Jr.

Altoona, 21

Clifford Allen “Weebie” Thomas Jr., 21, Altoona, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his home. He was born May 16, 1995, in Mc- Connellsburg, the son of Travis M. Spriggs of Altoona and the late Gwendolyn Thomas of Chambersburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Braylin Gelvin, 4 on May 23; Ann Shimer Seville, May 26; Nat Taylor, May 25; Denny Seville, June 10; Eric Souders, June 12; Linda Dishong, June 13; David Glenn, June 12; Pete Rasp, June 12; Steve “Smoke” Mellott, June 1 More...

Sports

Baseball Playoffs

SF Defeats Shanksville In Semi-Finals Southern Fulton is headed to the District 5-A finals Wednesday after defeating Shanksville by the final score of 2-0 in the semifinal round last Friday. More...

Gelvin, Booth Medal At States

McKenzie Gelvin and Josh Booth represented McConnellsburg well at the PIAA Class AA track and field championships held at Shippensburg University, bringing home medals in their respective events after making an equally impressive showing Friday in th More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

Friday, May 28 results:   V-8 Super Stocks (10 cars):  1. Bill Powell 2. Austin Johnson 3. Curtis Guyer 4. Deron Henry 5. Shawn Shoemaker 6. Shyann Bard 7. Joe Dawalt 8. Craig Mose 9. Cory Belicic 10. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Keith Allen Sunderland, 21, Three Springs, and Jessica Marie Jenkins, 21, Three Springs.  Bradley Aaron Buterbaugh, 28, McConnellsburg, and C More...

In Memory

BATDORFF  In loving memory of Helen Batdorff on her birthday June 2:  If roses grow in heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for me,  Place them in my Mom’s arms and tell her they’re from me.  Tell her I love and miss her, More...

Cards Of Thanks

EVERTS  We would like to thank Mom’s many friends and her family for all the kind words of support during her illness and untimely death.  More...