November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug Monitoring Program To Help Combat Opioid Use

The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) system is a powerful new tool to help combat the opioid epidemic. With the PA PDMP system, Fulton Co. More...

Gov. Wolf Signs Rep. Topper Bill Into Law

Legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton/Franklin) that will increase access to quality healthcare was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf last Wednesday. This is Topper’s first bill to become law. More...

Local & State

Wolf Vetoes Bill On Inspector General

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Fulton Co. Daughter, World War II Veteran Turns 100

Nellie Mae Mellott was born at Big Cove Tannery November 26, 1916, the daughter of Rankin James Mellott and Susan Annabelle Eader Mellott. She was raised at Webster Mills and graduated from McConnellsburg High School in 1933.  More...

Democrats Rally Party At Fall Dinner

Attended by a number of past and present Fulton County elected officials, approximately 100 people turned out for the Fulton County Democratic Party’s 2016 Fall Dinner at the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. on October 29. More...

Letters

Hillary: Most Crooked Person To Ever Run For President

To the Editor  In response to Michael Tabor’s comments of Oct. 27 comparing Hillary Clinton and Trump:  More...

Flags And Signs

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the opinions recently expressed by one of my neighbors, Mike Tabor (Oct. 27). He called attention to the preponderance of yard signs in our area indicating support for Donald Trump for president. More...

When Did Morals Become Wrong?

To The Editor:  Question to letter writer Michael Tabor: When did morals and honesty become wrong? When did lying and deceiving for 40 years become so honorable and morally acceptable? (Last 40 years?)  More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer SF Boys Lose In Playoff Game   Windber 4,  Southern Fulton 3, OT  More...

Volleyball Standings

McConnellsburg 17 1 Berlin 16 2 Shanksville 15 3 Meyersdale 13 6 Shade 13 7 Tussey Mountain 10 6 Hyndman More...

Boys Soccer Standings

McConnellsburg 15 2 Windber 14 3 Berlin 12 5 Fannett-Metal 12 6 Hyndman 10 6 Rockwood 9 8 Southern Fulton 9 9 North Star 8 More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week.  Brandon Lee Wertz, 22, McConnellsburg, and Sarra McKyla Kendall, 21, Mc- Connellsburg.  Donald Richard Lear Jr., 28, Burnt Cabins, and Megan More...

Cards Of Thanks

BRANT  I would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown for my 100th birthday.  Nellie Shaffer Brant  HALLOWEEN PARADE   A big thank-you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Halloween parade last week!  More...

Church News

Experts Uncover Hidden Layers Of Jesus’ Tomb Site

JERUSALEM (AP) – In the innermost chamber of the site said to be the tomb of Jesus, a restoration team has peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesu More...

Col. Darcy Overbey To Speak At Veteran’s Day Observance

Program at county courthouse Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Col. Darcy L. Overbey, of the 101st Class, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at the county courthouse in McConnellsburg.  More...

Presidential Election Is Tuesday

While many voters say they are exhausted by the sheer amount of election coverage and have had enough, officials still are predicting a large turnout for the Nov. More...

3 Challenge Incumbent In PA Auditor General’s Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Three candidates are vying to unseat Pennsylvania’s Democratic auditor general, Eugene DePasquale, in the Nov. More...

Obituaries

Lester K. Clippinger

Chambersburg, 95

Lester Knepper Clippinger, 95, died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Menno- Haven at Penn Hall.  He was born October 14, 1921, near Waterfall, to Wilson Montgomery and Mary (Knepper) Clippinger.  He grew up on the family farm near Center Chur More...

Pleasant L. DeShong

Elizabethtown, 76

Pleasant LeRoy DeShong, 76, Elizabethtown, died peacefully at home Thursday, October 27, 2016.  He was born one of nine children Monday July 1, 1940 in Licking Creek Twp. More...

Daniel A. King

Three Springs, 80

Daniel Albert King, 80, Three Springs, died at 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2016, in Taylor Township, Fulton County, as the result of an auto accident.  Born August 30, 1936 in Taylor Township, he was the son of the late Fora B. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 31, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Whimp Harmon, October 19; Marian Barton, November 10; Jade Shoemaker, November 10; Paul Sipes, 86 on November 12; Kathleen O’- Connor, November 10; Clair Lininger, November 10; Missy Barmont, November 11; More...

Racing Roundup

Outlaws Close Out Season

The 2016 World of Outlaws season came to a close with the running of the World Finals over the weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center November 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Monetary donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. More...

Features

Arby’s To Start Selling Venison Sandwiches In Six Deer-hunting States

ATLANTA – Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix.  Arby’s has announced that it will be offering venison sandwiches this fall in six states where de More...

Today In History

1986: Story Breaks Of U.S. Arms Sales To Iran

Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2016. There are 58 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Sophisticated Sweet Potatoes Get A Kick From Chipotles

Many years ago, I made this chipotle sweet potato puree for my good friend, pie and cake expert Rose Levy Beranbaum. Since that day, we have each made it again and again as a great fall and winter side dish.  More...