August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Boro To Paint Crosswalks

McConnellsburg Borough Council held a brief regular meeting last Wednesday evening to conduct routine business that included authorizing payment to P&W Excavating for recent paving in the borough.  Council voted to pay $41,058.56 in liquid f More...

Local & State

Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Fulton ranked 32 out of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data for June released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June decreased for the second consecutive month, this time to 5.8 percent from May’s rate of 6.1 percent. More...

Celebrating National Health Center Week

Op-Ed

On August 2, 2016, The Fulton County commissioners declared August 7-13, 2016, as National Health Center Week to celebrate the important partnership between Tri-State community health center, America’s community health centers and the communiti More...

Tollgate House Tour During Fair Week

One of the few remaining tollgate houses on the Chambersburg to Bedford Turnpike road may be toured during Fulton County Fair week August 15-20. The house is located at Green Hill along Route 30. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ruby Fields and Kevin Richards, August 14; Roxanne and Dakota Rhodes, August 13; Jane Souders, August 17; Jessica Miller, August 18; Dennis More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a 5K walk/run race August 20 at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will help support the local Crime Stoppers. More...

Family

In Memory

BISHOP   In memory of our son, James “J.W.” Warren Bishop, on his 40th birthday, August 11, 1976 – June 21, 2003:   More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week.  Matthew Alan Galloway, 36, McConnellsburg, and Tiffany Megan Sowers, 34, McConnellsburg.  Jeffrey Todd Miller, 23, Hagerstown, and Leeanna Ka More...

Birth Announced

Jared and Andrea Stouffer, Chambersburg, announce the birth of their son, Grady Max, June 16, 2016.  Grady has three brothers: Owen, Kale and Sawyer.  Grandparents are Gary and Joy Minnier; Traci Stouffer of Charleston, S.C.; and Jerry Stou More...

Community Observes National Night Out

On August 2 the Fulton County community came together to quietly observe National Night Out. Blue ribbons were placed on Lincoln Way telephone poles, the courthouse columns and the entrances of Fulton County Medical Center. More...

County Names Hann Acting Chief Clerk

Fulton County’s Community Development Block Grant administrator, Karen Hann, has been named the county’s acting chief clerk. The appointment was made Aug. More...

Forbes Road Board Conducts Routine Business

Recognizes Wolford for years of service

The Forbes Road School Board met in regular session on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. More...

Obituaries

Jennifer M. Hollenshead

Fort Loudon, 71

Jennifer M. Hollenshead, 71, Fort Loudon, died at 2:10 a.m., Monday August 8, 2016, at her home. Born August 23, 1944, at Windsor, England, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Elizabeth Norris Forbes. More...

Max E. Laumann

Bellefonte, infant

Max Everett Laumann, infant son of Benjamin Laumann and Jessica Beeler of Bellefonte, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following an extended illness since birth. He was born October 23, 2015, in State College. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 8, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Receives Counterfeit Money McConnellsburg state police report that during the weekend of Aug. 6-7, F&M Trust Co. in McConnellsburg received a payment drop-off from a local business that included several counterfeit bills of U.S. currency. More...

Features

Identical Twins Enjoy 100th Birthday, Recall Long Lives

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Identical twin sisters Coletta McDermott and Clara Zimmer seemed taken aback by all of the attention recently as they talked about turning 100 years old on Friday, Aug. 5. More...

Study Points Way To Finding Genes Affecting Depression Risk

NEW YORK (AP) – In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder.  More...

Maryland’s Tax-free Week Key Time For Buyers, Businesses

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – Consumers can save money by shopping during Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, and the time has turned into a critical period for retailers, too. More...

Church News

Mormon Temple To Open In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Mormon church is offering the general public a rare opportunity to tour its 152nd temple, a first of its kind in Pennsylvania and prominent addition to downtown Philadelphia.  More...

Gospel Music

Jamaican-born Veeda Moore Smalls will share the good news through gospel music at the Church of God in Robertsdale August 19-20 at 7 p.m. nightly and also at Robertsdale Carney Ballfield Sunday, August 21, from 11 a.m. More...

Forbes Road Back-To-School Prayer Night

Please plan to attend the back-to-school prayer night Sunday, August 21, at Forbes Road High School at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. More...