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Scouts Clean Up Fish Hatchery

Needmore Pack 45 Cub Scouts helped clean up the fish hatchery at Big Cove Tannery June 11 for their June service project. More...

Local & State

County Takes Care Of Routine Business

Commissioners

At their regular weekly meeting Tuesday, July 5, Fulton County commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Pete Lynch saw to a number of routine county business matters.  An Application for County Aid submitted by Licking Creek Township request More...

Lawmakers’ Deep Divide Over Taxes Drags Out Budget Talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Despite Ruling, PA Towns Might Go Slow On Gun Laws

Under threat of costly litigation, dozens of Pennsylvania municipalities repealed their gun ordinances last year in response to a new state law that made it easier for gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association to challenge them in cou More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday wishes to Sadie Mowen, 12 on June 27; Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Deb Welsh, June 13; Jenna Horton Caberra, July 13; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Shirley Sample, July 19; Carole Mellott and Teresa Thanos, July 18; Marie Henry, 95 on July 22; More...

Hustontown

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. More...

Racing Roundup

Dietrich Takes PA Speedweek

Heading into the 26th annual PA Sprint Speedweek, Danny Dietrich hadn’t had the best of seasons. But when seven of the nine scheduled Speedweek races were completed, Dietrich was the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all events. More...

Features

Stormy Morning Turns Into A Nightmare Flood

West Virginia Flood

RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) – Penny McClure eyed the creek swelling up behind the Go Mart as she worked her shift on the morning of June 23. It didn’t seem ominous. Just an unpleasant, rainy day in West Virginia. More...

Suicide By Job: Farmers, Fisherman Top List

NEW YORK (AP) – Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often among workers in the U.S., according to a large new study that shows enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.  More...

About 1.6M Drop-outs From Health Law Coverage This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama’s health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late last Thursday. More...

Church News

Bluegrass Gospel Festival

Bedford Chapel Church on Rte. 643, 4570 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, will host a festival July 16. Music starts at 5 p.m. Food stand opens at 4 p.m. Entertainment provided by Guildford Station. Bring lawn chairs.   More...

Bible School

Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 140 McGoverns Lane, McConnellsburg, will hold Vacation Bible School July 17-21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a bouncy house, games, fellowship and a family picnic on Thursday evening. More...

Bible School

Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 25-29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes are available for all ages.   More...

Local Crime Stoppers Group Hears From Pa. Co-ordinator

Kira Lemmons offers advice here

As members of the newly organized Fulton County Crime Stoppers continue to set up their operations, last week they heard from Kira Lemmons, Pa. Crime Stoppers co-ordinator, about things that are needed to make the organization a success. More...

Job Stats Show Slight UE Drop

Fulton ranked 35 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for May released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May decreased to 6.1 percent from April’s rate of 6.6 percent. More...

Obituaries

Mary E. Morton

McConnellsburg, 89

Mary Ellen Morton, 89, a resident of Fulton County Medical Center Overly Meadows Long-Term Care Unit, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, with her son and daughter by her side. More...

Mary E. Duvall

Fort Littleton, 78

Mary E. Duvall, 78, Fort Littleton, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center of Mc- Connellsburg. She was born August 23, 1937, in Fort Littleton, Pa., the daughter of the late Leonard and Ivy (Kelso) Fraker. More...

Paul L. Wible

Robertsdale, 44

Paul Lynn Wible, 44, Robertsdale, died at home on Friday, July 1, 2016, following a courageous 12-year battle with cancer.  Born in McConnellsburg, April 30, 1972, he was a son of Willis Wible Sr., husband of Faye, and the late Diana (Peffer) Co More...

Letters

What Are The Benefits Of CAFOs?

To The Editor:  I read in last week’s paper that an application is being considered to establish yet another factory farm north of Mc- Connellsburg.  Is factory farming good for Fulton County? More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Charges   Franklin David Bottenfield, 53, of Breezewood, has been charged with harassment following an incident at the McConnellsburg American Legion home on June 22 when he punched a 54-year-old Wells Tannery man in the face. More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

July 2 results: Wingless Super Sportsman  1. Tony Jackson 2. Steve Wilbur 3. Todd Leonard 4. Chuck Landis 5. Jason Schultz 6. Garrett Williamson 7. Dave Conrad 8. Luke Lenker 9. John Wolfe 10. Kevin Gutshall 11. More...

State Track Meet Sets New Records

Trent Amsley, son of Tammy and Todd Amsley of St.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Pool Party Fulton County Family Partnership and Fulton Fatherhood invite all to Saunderosa Park in Mercersburg for a free pool party. Meet at the pool July 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snacks will be included. More...

Family

Horne Family Holds Reunion

The Miles and Geraldine Horne family held a reunion June 18 at Raystown Lake. Those attending were: More...

Kendall Family Holds Reunion

A total of 79 attend the Morrow M. and Cleonie Kendall reunion held at Lions Club Park in McConnellsburg June 26, 2016. More...

Marriage License

J. Mac Magee, 40, Orrstown, Pa., and Jamie Lea Souders, 30, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...