December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

Central Fulton Board Reorganizes

Gress and Carlson re-elected

The Central Fulton School Board met last week and reorganized for the new year, reelecting all previous officers. More...

McConnellsburg School Scores Top In The County

The state’s report cards place McConnellsburg Elementary School and McConnellsburg High School at the top of schools in Fulton County.  On the school performance profile, out of 100 points, Mc- Connellsburg Elementary received an 84.2 and More...

PA Highest Court Grapples With Life Terms For Kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A case before Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 12, 1996 ’96 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Charge   McConnellsburg state police have filed a summary harassment charge against Norman Osterhoudt, 51, Mc- Connellsburg, following an incident of domestic harassment that took place at a Lions Park Drive, McConnellsburg, address D More...

Racing Roundup

Marks To Hit Outlaw Tour

Central PA 410 racer Brent Marks announced last week that he and his family owned team will hit the road in 2017 competing full time with the World of Outlaws.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS Christmas Program Amaranth Church of the Brethren will hold church services Sunday, December 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with no Sunday School. All are welcome. More...

Features

Fresh Linguine With Shrimp And Peas

This is a dazzler of a pasta dish. When you combine fresh pasta with big shrimp you are quickly telling your guests that they are in for a treat. But it’s not just the guests who will be happy. More...

10 Prominent Early Astronauts Carrying On U.S. Space History

WASHINGTON (AP) – Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. More...

Today In History

1791: The Bill Of Rights Goes Into Effect

Today is Thursday, Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2016. There are 16 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  More...

Church News

Plessingers Honored For 30 Years Of Service

Pleasant Grove Pentecostal Church, Warfordsburg, honored Pastor and Mrs. Denver Plessinger Sunday at a 30th anniversary celebration. More...

CF Board Officially Terminates Pollock

Makes extracurricular appointments

The Central Fulton School District Board of Directors held a regular meeting last week and officially voted to terminate Dane Pollock as athletic director and head boys basketball coach retroactive to November 14, 2016. More...

Commissioners Adopt 2017 County Budget

Applicants for county clerk interviewed

Following a month-long public review period, the 2017 budget for Fulton County was formally adopted without changes at last Tuesday’s meeting of the county commissioners.  More...

Franklin Co. Collision Kills Man, Woman

Driver from McConnellsburg

A McConnellsburg man and his female passenger were killed Sunday in a collision on Buchanan Trail about a half mile east of Little Cove Road in Peters Township, Franklin County.  Matthew C. Morey, 23, McConnellsburg, and passenger Jordan K. More...

Obituaries

Christine N. Akers

Needmore, 67

Christine N. Akers, 67, Needmore, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center. She was born in Needmore, December 25, 1948, the daughter of Hazel A. (Palmer) Clevenger of Needmore, and her late stepfather Boyd C. Clevenger. More...

Laurie L. King-Foster

Hustontown, 54

Laurie L. More...

Michele L. Layton

Chambersburg, 50

Michele L. Layton, 50, Chambersburg, died Monday, December 5, 2016.  Born November 22, 1966, at Mc- Connellsburg, she was a daughter of Glenn M. and Carol Welsh Layton, Chambersburg.  She attended James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Mike and Mitch Ott, November 22; Dena McGarvey and Erin Shafer, December 20; Riley Shafer, 11 on December 14; Melonie Souders, December 22; Erin Shafer and Trinity Hege, December 23; Trudy Wible, December 25; Kara Shives, December More...

Hustontown

The winter weather is officially here even though winter doesn’t actually start until next week. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball   Forbes Road 53, Everett 50  More...

Bags 8-Point Buck

Brady Skinner of Waterfall, age 11, bagged this 8-point buck Saturday, December 3, while hunting with his dad, Carl Skinner, and great uncle, Marty Snyder. More...

Supreme Court Leaves $1B NFL Concussion Settlement In Place

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. More...

Family

Engagement

Kelssey Stallman and Laetten Park, along with family and friends, are happy to announce the engagement of their mom, Kara Park, to Jeff Scott.  A May 2017 wedding is being planned.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

LYNCH  The family of Ruth E Lynch want to thank doctors, nurses, family, neighbors and friends who supported us throughout Mom’s illness. Your prayers, visits, food, flowers and cards were all appreciated.  More...