July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Observes 65th Anniversary

During this year of 2016 the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is observing its 65th anniversary. The need for a local Chamber of Commerce began back in the early 1920s. More...

Local & State

Cooking Demo, Tasting Held At Reed Farms

Chef Elliott Wakefield, 12, a former contestant on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” show, put his culinary skills to work Saturday at a cooking demonstration and tasting held at More...

County Clerk Duvall Resigns Position

At request of Chairman Ulsh Commissioners

Minutes from the afternoon session of the July 5 county commissioners’ meeting not available at press time last week state that county clerk Sarah Duvall, who was appointed to the position by the previous board of commissioners in September 201 More...

Philadelphia Archbishop: Divorced Catholics Must Avoid Sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

A yard sale will be held July 15 at Clear Ridge Community Building at 9 a.m. Outside spaces 12x12 are available for $8 and inside tables for $4. Food will also be available. To reserve a spot call 717- 987-3804. More...

Our Town

The annual Long Memorial car show was held July 2 and was the largest to date with 145 cars entered. Proceeds went to the Mc- Connellsburg   Alumni Association.  More...

Sports

Nick Cover Named All-American Diver

Editor’s Note: The article below recently appeared on the Game TimePA.com Website. With their permission, we reprint it below. Nick is the son of Bill and Missy Cover of Chambersburg and the grandson of Kirk and Sally Cover and T.O. More...

Rasp Wins At Path Valley

July 8 results   V-8 Super Stocks  1. Bill Powell 2. Deron Henry 3. Shyann Bard 4. Brad Umbrell Wingless Super Sportsman  More...

Family

Hann – Strait United

Justin Alan Hann and Jasmine Dawn Strait were united in marriage on August 2, 2015. Pastor David Pine officiated. The wedding was held outdoors at Three Springs. More...

Engagement

Brian and Barb Deneen would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin, to Eric Lynch, son of Steve and Lucy Lynch.  A 2018 wedding is being planned.   More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Zachary Allen Morton, 23, Needmore, and Jordan Paige Deneen, 20, Needmore.  Stefan Michael Gombas, 26, Mercersburg, and Lindsay Marie Atherto More...

Shuster-backed Aviation Bill Gets Green Light

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate lawmakers announced an agreement last Wednesday on an aviation bill to boost airport security, reduce screening lines and require airlines to refund fees to passengers whose bags are lost or delayed.  More...

Vanmeter Found Guilty In Child Abuse Case

Caused severe injuries to Fulton County child

A year after he severely beat a 6-year-old Fulton County child at a Hancock, Md., residence, Aaron J. Vanmeter was found guilty of the crime Tuesday by Washington County Circuit Judge Viki M. Pauler. More...

Borough Council Holds Brief Regular Monthly Meeting

FFFF parade, bridge discussed

McConnellsburg Borough Council members conducted a brief regular meeting last Wednesday evening and discussed a request from Grease, Steam & Rust regarding the Fall Folk Festival parade.  More...

Obituaries

Carrie O. Harr

Needmore, 71

Carrie O. Harr, 71, Needmore, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at her home. She was born January 20, 1945, in Needmore. She is the daughter of the late George and Helen (Lynch) Harr. More...

Dorothy M. Henry

Fort Littleton, 88

Dorothy Mardell Henry, 88, Fort Littleton, died at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.  Born June 27, 1928, at Fayetteville, Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Brenton B. More...

Donald E. Kerlin

McConnellsburg, 82

Donald Edgar Kerlin, 82, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. He was born July 25, 1933, in Mc- Connellsburg, the son of the late Rush A. Sr. and the late Arrie (Seiders) Kerlin. More...

Letters

Recycle Bulky Waste, Tires At Special Collections Only

To The Editor:  Your township supervisors work hard to provide you a way to recycle certain materials, and properly dispose of others. However, they are unable to provide these services on a 24/7 basis.  More...

Clarifies Senior Center Discussion With County

To The Editor:  I read in the June 29 paper under the “Commissioners Conduct Business” section that on June 21, the manager of Warfordsburg Senior Center and I, along with two members of Warfordsburg Lions Club discussed the shared u More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Blaze Destroys Great Cacapon Fire Station The Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co., about five miles west of Berkeley Springs, was destroyed by fire last Tuesday, July 5. All of the fire equipment was either lost or heavily damaged. More...

Racing Roundup

Hodnett Gets Big Lincoln Win

After a disappointing PA Speedweek series, Greg Hodnett returned to his winning ways Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway as the win the 33-lap Weldon Sterner Memorial for 410 Sprints. 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...

Features

VA Should Sharply Expand Private Health Care For Vets

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs needs “fundamental, dramatic change” to improve the health care it provides to more than 9 million veterans a year, a congressional commission says in a report. More...

Congressman Shuster To Lead Negotiations On Defense Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Hollidaysburg) has been named a chief negotiator for the House as negotiations begin with the Senate on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  More...

Court Rules That Adults Who Host Underage Drinking Parties Can Be Held Liable

ANNAPOLIS (AP) – Adults who host underage drinking parties can be held civilly liable for injuries caused by a drunken guest, Maryland’s highest court ruled unanimously last Tuesday in what one lawyer calls a landmark decision.  More...

Church News

AME Church Marks 200 Years In Birthplace Of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded by a freed slave who created a new religion rather than endure racism from white worshippers, is marking its bicentennial in its birthplace of Philadelphia. More...

Homecoming Services

Timber Ridge Cemetery Association and Antioch Christian Church invite all to its homecoming services Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m., at Antioch Christian Church, 7902 Timber Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery.  Included will be gospel music and a memorial 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...