September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff ’s Office To Hold Sharps/Needle Disposal

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin/Fulton Drug and Alcohol are partnering in an initiative to provide the community with the opportunity to properly dispose of used and unwanted sharps (needles, epi-pens, etc.). More...

Fire Engulfs Century-old Presbyterian Church

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _A fire that engulfed a west Philadelphia church has been brought under control, and no injuries have been reported.  The fire was reported at about 9 a.m. More...

Local & State

PA Can Do More To End Marijuana Arrests, Wolf Says

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Democratic Gov. More...

Church Just Outside Coal-fire Cursed Town Hosting Pilgrimage

CENTRALIA, Pa. (AP) – Centralia is the spookiest and saddest place in Pennsylvania. More...

Boy Shows Off New Hands A Year After Double-hand Transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It’s been just over a year since 9- year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football.  More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Wagner, September 2; Betty Christian, 93 on August 30; Jane Lininger, September 7; Doris Agesen, September 11; Pete Bottenfield, September 12; Betsy Ray, September 9; Lacy Washabaugh, September 9; John Hann, September 6; Jenn More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

August 26 results:  Roy McGee Memorial  V-8 Super Stocks  1. Brad Benton 2. Shawn Shoemaker 3. Bill Powell 4. Dan Furman 5. Craig Imes 6. Shyann Bard 7. Brad Umbrell 8. More...

Two Athletes Break Records At MHS

The spring 2016 McConnellsburg track and field season was exceptionally rewarding for two of its star athletes. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Matthew Michael Eavey, 39, Thurmont, Md., and Michelle Dawn Rohm, 30, Needmore.  Shannon Dywane Marshall, 30, Hancock, and Jessica Corrin Dic More...

Cards Of Thanks

TRUAX  The family of Harold N. “Pee Wee” Truax would like to thank everyone for their kindness shown to us with many visits that he truly enjoyed. Thanks for the cards and sympathy at this time of loss.  More...

In Memory

MELLOTT  In memory of Naomi Mellott, September 3, Mom’s 91st birthday:  Birthday in Heaven  I see the tears you are crying  And the pain that’s in your eyes  But please don’t be sad  Because love never More...

Site Work To Begin Soon For Tractor Supply

JLG plans new R&D building

Plans for the new Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store cleared another hurdle when the Ayr Township supervisors heard from their engineer that the latest plan submitted conforms with the township’s stormwater management ordinance. More...

Meeting Planned For Bridge Project

Route 655 bridge to be replaced as part of public-private partnership

Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners invites the public to a preconstruction meeting about a Fulton County bridge that’s scheduled to be replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

Commissioners Address Routine Business Matters

At their regular weekly meeting August 23 Fulton County commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney Mc- Cray and Larry “Pete” Lynch voted in favor of entering into an agreement with Mountain View Park LLC to have a sewer line replaced at Cloverleaf More...

Obituaries

William H. Payne

Winchester, Va., 77

William H. Payne, 77, Winchester, Va., died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at his residence.  He was born in 1939, in Loudoun County, Va., the son of the late Forrest and Lelia M. Payne.  He served in the U.S. More...

Earl E. McCulloh

McConnellsburg, 86

Earl E. McCulloh, 86, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  He was born in Mercersburg, August 3, 1930, a son of the late Olive J. (DeShong) and John A. McCulloh. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 29, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Former Pony League Treasurer Arrested   A McConnellsburg woman who is the former president and treasurer of the Fulton County Pony League was arrested last week on felony theft charges for allegedly making $9,006.49 worth of personal purchases w More...

Racing Roundup

Brent Marks Scores At The Port

Brent Marks led flag to flag to score his second 410 Sprint car win of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway. Marks took the win over track point-leader Doug Esh, Ryan Taylor, Brock Zearfoss and Dylan Cisney. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Akersville Festival The Akersville fall festivall will be held October 13-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors, crafters, good food, live music, apple cider, apple butter, antique cars and tractors and more. Vendors and crafts wanted. More...

Features

Did Fall From Tree Kill Famous Human Ancestor?

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Scientists have long wondered how Lucy, the famous human ancestor, died.  Now a new analysis of her fossil bones suggests a possible answer – the upright-walking Lucy probably died after falling from a tree.  More...

One Of Last Howard Johnson Restaurants Is Closing

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – the closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant More...

Coal Towns Hit By Layoffs To Get Job Grants From U.S. Gov’t.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. More...

Church News

Homecoming

Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, will hold its annual homecoming September 4. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. William Swope, followed by a meal at noon. More...

Homecoming

Rehobeth Cemetry Assoc.’s annual homecoming service will be held at Rehobeth United Methodist Church Sunday, September 4, at 2 p.m.  More...

New Pastor At Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene welcomed Pastor Mark Smith and family as its new pastor, Sunday, August 21. More...