December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

House Fire Displaces Family

Ayr Township home, contents total loss

A fire that began on the front porch destroyed a two-story home in Ayr Township and its contents last Thursday morning before it was brought under control by firefighters. The fire was called in to Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. at 7:34 a.m. More...

Local & State

Festival Of Lights Delights Hundreds

This 1921 Frick Eclipse steam traction engine decorated for Christmas delighted visitors to the Fulton County Fairr Assoc.’s Festival Of Lights held over two weekends in December at the fairgrounds. More...

Feds Back Ambitious Plan To Speed Up Northeast Rail Service

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal railroad regulators endorsed an ambitious and costly plan to rebuild the congested Northeast Corridor over the next 30 years by shoring up crumbling infrastructure, running more trains and building new tracks that wo More...

Launch Reception Held For New Book “Making Friends In Business”

LitFire publishing hosted a reception on Sunday, December 4, 2016, for new author Helen Overly at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church’s Faith and Life Center. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 19, 1996 ’96 More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball   Southern Fulton 77,  Chestnut Ridge 70  More...

Parsons Named All-State Field Hockey Player

Forbes Road senior Kristina Parsons was recently named to the Pennsylvania All-State Field Hockey team in Class 1A.  Parsons, a midfielder, was a second-team selection. More...

Rivers Conservation And Fly Fishing Youth Camp

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 23rd annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 18-23, 2017. This year the camp will be at a new venue, Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

HANN  No words can express the gratitude I feel for all my friends, family and neighbors while I was a patient at Chambersburg Hospital.  Thanks for all the cards, flowers, visits to Fulton County Medical Center and McConnellsburg ambulance More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week.  Jeremy Seth Wyles, 40, Saxton, and Stacey Jo Mellott, 31, Wells Tannery.  Trevor Levon Martz, 21, Draper, Utah, and Cushla Tammy Hill, 31, Dr More...

Boro Adopts Final Budget For 2017

Complaints persist regarding alley parking

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a final budget and heard again from residents regarding parking in a Third Street alley at its regular December meeting held earlier this month.  More...

Truax Receives U.S. Postal Hero Award

Needmore postal clerk Vicki Truax was presented with the United States Postal Service Hero Award last Friday by District Manager James Drummer and Dan Shuman, along with Postmaster Gerri Strait at the post office. More...

Jobless Center Workers Laid Off Amid Funding Fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Hundreds of state employees were spending their last day on the job Monday before they are laid off because of an unemployment compensation-program funding dispute between Gov. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

BURRALL In memory of Monty Burrall: This Christmas shall be different I shall not focus on the fact that you are gone from my sight. Instead I will rejoice for the time we had, the love you brought to me and the family we built. More...

In Memory

CROUSE In loving memory of Loni E. Crouse July 28, 1960 – December 19, 2011: Five years ago on this sad day the one we loved was called away. God took you home to heaven, it was His will. But in our hearts you live still. More...

In Memory

HARR  In loving memory of our mother, Virginia M. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cindy Strait, December 27; Christy Morgan, December 31; Larry Carbaugh, December 26; Cole Plessinger, December 29; Sue Nesbitt, December 31; William Alexander, 5 on January 4; Don Kinzier, December 30; Chris Keepers, December 31; C More...

Hustontown

Merry Christmas to all! 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

Gov. Wolf Eliminating ‘Thousands’ Of Unfilled State Jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is moving to eliminate thousands of unfilled positions in state government as Pennsylvania faces a large budget deficit, officials said Friday. More...

Arctic’s Year Of Crazy Extremes As Warming Hits Overdrive

WASHINGTON (AP) – Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report.  More...

Brain Changes Seen In Pregnancy, May Help Preparing For Baby

NEW YORK (AP) – Pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says.  More...

Church News

Area Christmas Church Services

Center and Clear Ridge United Methodist churches will join together in worship December 25 at 9 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church. More...