December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Morton, Bard To Lead SF Board Again

During their reorganizational meeting held earlier this month, the Southern Fulton School Board re-elected Allen Morton and Patrick Bard to serve again as president and vice president. Both were re-elected by unanimous vote.  More...

Local & State

Wolf Won’t Seek Tax Increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he will not ask Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature to raise taxes on sales or income in his upcoming budget proposal, even as the state faces a yawning deficit. More...

FCMC Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Early detection of lifethreatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of nuclear cardiology procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. More...

Rental ‘Wedding Houses’ Fill Amish Wedding Season Needs

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Images of outdoorsy couples exchanging vows under soaring tents and in rustic barns fill bridal magazines. In recent years – and in their own way – the Amish have become part of that trend, too. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lori Bottenfield, January 8; Heidi Newman, January 6; Deb Seville, January 9; Libby Barton, January 3; Kurt Kendall, January   5; Christian Hann, January 6; and Mary Kay Seville, December 28.  Christmas Eve services were More...

Features

Cut Taxes, Change Brackets; But What About Deficits?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax system, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families at every income level and businesses of every size.  More...

U.S. Election Voted Top News Story Of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) – The turbulent U.S. More...

Senators Urge Action To Block Drug Price Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Angered by skyrocketing drug prices, a pair of senators on Wednesday urged Congress to block companies from cornering the market on old, off-patent drugs. More...

County Commissioners Hire Part-Time Chief Clerk

Mellott-McConahy to work 19 hours a week

Fulton County has a new chief clerk. Lisa Mellott-McConahy was hired at the county commissioners’ Dec. 13 meeting to fill the position that was most recently held by Sarah Duvall.  More...

Tom King Found Guilty In Rape Of 13-year-old

A Fulton County jury took less than 30 minutes to return a verdict of guilty on all counts in the rape trial of Thomas Stuart King last Wednesday, December 21. More...

Obituaries

Leona P. Atherly

Hancock, 79

Leona Pearl Atherly, 79, of Hancock, Md., died on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Mt. More...

Janet D. Harris

McConnellsburg, 84

Janet D. “Goodie” Harris, 84, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, December 25, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. More...

Olive B. King

Three Springs, 74

Olive Bertha King, 74, Three Springs, died at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Orbisonia.  Born March 6, 1942, at Harrisonville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Willis Mellott and Mary More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 26, 1996 ’96 More...

Sports

Spartan Chase Novak scores 1,000th point

McConnellsburg High School senior Chase Novak scored his 1,000th point on his home court before a hometown crowd last Thursday in a 67-32 victory over Tussey Mountain.  More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball   Southern Fulton 62,  Tussey Mountain 37  More...

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort Opens

LIGONIER, Pa. More...

Family

Marriage License

Michael Robert Hess, 58, McConnellsburg, and Anna Marie Defibaugh, 44, Robertsdale, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...