September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County Approves Agreements

Literacy Council re-established

Fulton County commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Larry “Pete” Lynch met with several of the county’s department heads on August 30, approving several agreements and signing a resolution recognizing the re-establishment of More...

Local & State

Grand Champion Goat Sells For $1,200

Molly Mellott is pictured with her grand champion meat goat that sold for $1,200 to Square Hollow Farm/Commercial Concepts/J&M Magee at the fair livestock sale. More...

Friends Become Licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guides

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Gettysburg National Military Park is hallowed ground where, in 1863, thousands of Americans “gave the last full measure of devotion” to preserve their nation. It covers about 6,000 acres. More...

County Gets Emergency Food And Shelter Funds

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $5,500 through the State Set Aside Funds of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 5, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Falling Tree Kills Logger   A Shippensburg logger was killed Monday, Aug. 29, while he was on the job in Licking Creek Township.  Richard L. More...

Racing Roundup

Satterlee Wins Big at Port

Gregg Satterlee got the big win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway as he came out on top of a thrilling Butch Rennninger Memorial for Late Models and earned the $4,290 payday.  Satterlee took the win over Coleby Frye, Dylan Yoder, Chad Hollen 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

FDA Warns Of Fatal Risks From Mixing Opioids And Sedatives

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health officials are strengthening warnings about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and sedatives like Xanax, saying the combination can lead to breathing problems, coma and death.  More...

Top Official Says Health Law’s Insurance Markets Are Viable

WASHINGTON (AP) – Addressing concerns about rising premiums and dwindling competition, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell asserted Thursday that the federal health law’s insurance markets clearly are sustainable.  More...

Ginseng Season Under Way In West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Ginseng diggers are heading to West Virginia’s forests as the season for harvesting the plant opens.  West Virginia’s ginseng season began Thursday and runs through November 30.  More...

Church News

Gospel In The Gap

The chaplain in the Cowans Gap Park ministry will host Gospel in the Gap Saturday, September 17, at the amphitheater from noon to 6 p.m..  More...

Special Program

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Lemasters, will present Peggy Ann Bradnick Johnson who was kidnapped by a mountain man in the 1960s. She will present her lift story and take quesitons Sunday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Dollar General Grand Opening Set

Just two weeks after a “soft opening” of its new store here in McConnellsburg, the Dollar General Store will hold a grand opening on Saturday, September 10, beginning at 8 a.m. More...

Pet Psychic To Visit Library

Jeanne Brumbaugh, energy worker, healer, spiritual advisor. These are only some of the words that can be used to describe her unique calling and talents. More...

Obituaries

David B. Gasche

McConnellsburg, 59

David B. Gasche, 59, Mc- Connellsburg, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at his residence.  He was born in Port Angeles, Wash., October 22, 1956, the son of the late Helen (Hains) and John Gasche. He was the husband of Rhonda E. More...

Grace L. Fraker

Fort Littleton, 94

Grace L. Fraker, 94, Fort Littleton, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. She was born March 30, 1922, in New Grenada, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank S. and the late Mary C. (Duvall) Thomas. More...

Winifred M. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 84

Winifred M. DeShong, 84, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Orbisonia, November 12, 1931, the daughter of the late Marie O. (Cook) and William H. Ulsh. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lynette Shindle, September 2; Shari Washabaugh, September 8; Skye Rosenberry, 9 on September 12; Joanna Sain and Stacey Morton, September   More...

Hustontown

This year Grandparents Day will be celebrated Sunday, September 11. Forgetme not flowers not only are beautiful, but they also symbolize National Grandparents Day in the United States. More...

Sports

Tee-ball Celebrates End Of Season

Forbes Road Tee-ball team celebrated the end of the season and the beginning of the school year with a small picnic at the Seymore home Sunday, August 28. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

September 2 results: RUSH Crate Late Models  Feature #1   1. Steve Lowery 2. Brad McGinnis 3. Bryan Benton 4. John Imler 5. Jennae Piper 6. Tim Snare 7. Kris Eaton 8. Ralph Morgan 9. Timmy Booth 10. Josh Group 11. More...

Lady Spartans Set To Host 27th Annual Volleyball Tourney

The 2016 edition of McConnellsburg Lady Spartan volleyball opened its regular season with matches against St. Maria Goretti and Chestnut Ridge. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

RICHARDS The family of Anna M. Richards wishes to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Darrell Gene Fleming Jr., 51, Blairs Mills, Pa., and Loretta Lynn Metzger, 49, Blairs Mills.  Cody Scott McCulloch, 24, Hustontown, and Chels More...

In Memory

KYLOR  In memory of Vance Kylor who passed away September 8, 1991:  Well, Vance, another year has gone by. This world is something else with climate change. More...