February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Med Center, Tri-State Sign MOA

The Fulton County Medical Center and Tri-State Community Health Center announce they have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA). More...

Local & State

Water System Given To Belfast Township

Needmore’s water supply system that has been owned and operated by the late Tom Gordon and his family for more than 70 years was recently given to Belfast Township in exchange for a dollar. More...

Some Refunds Delayed As IRS Battle Against Fraud Intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.  More...

Fire, Water Damage Vacant Horton Garage

Multi-company response contains fire in Waterfall

A fire early last Monday evening heavily damaged a portion of the vacant Horton Garage on Route 915 in Waterfall and caused substantial water damage to the rest of the twostory commercial structure. More...

Letters

Recycling Bin To Be Emptied 3x/Week

To The Editor: McConnellsburg singlestream recycling bin to now be emptied three times per week! In the interest of making recycling in the McConnellsburg area a bit easier, and a little less frustrating, the recycling bin at 610 E. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Darla Cunningham, February 8; Barry Weller, February 19; Deb Culler, February 19; Sherry Metz, February 19; Joyce Washabaugh, February 18; Karen Bishop, February 18; Jamie Morgan, February 19; Michael Hinckle, February 15; Morgan L More...

Hustontown

My favorite verse John 3:16 shows the word valentine within the verse. God loves each of you. Please share His love on Valentine’s Day this year. Tuesday, February 14. More...

Features

Hormel Stops Taking Pigs From Farm Shown In Undercover Video

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Hormel Foods Corp. says it has stopped accepting hogs from a pork supplier in Oklahoma after an animal rights group released video from a farm the supplier owns there. More...

Pork Industry Says Not To Worry About A Bacon Shortage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Pork industry experts say U.S. consumers shouldn't worry about a bacon shortage.  The reassurance comes amid news that demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low for December. More...

What The Fluff? An American Lunchbox Icon Is Turning 100

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) – Fluff turns 100 this year, and the marshmallow concoction that has been smeared on a century's worth of schoolchildren's sandwiches has inspired a festival and other sticky remembrances. More...

Trout Stocking Schedules Available

Section of Big Cove Creek to get 14-inch to 20-inch trout

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced last week that the 2017 adult trout stocking schedules are now available online and on the PFBC’s “Fish- BoatPA” mobile app. More...

Boro Grants Property Owner Extension

Approves tax collection, exoneration lists

McConnellsburg Borough Council members granted a property owner an extension to correct a stormwater problem, sent their overdue taxes for collection and approved their tax exoneration list at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.  More...

Obituaries

Gladys D. Baer

Chambersburg, 84

Gladys D. Baer, 84, Chambersburg, died Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg. Born February 24, 1932, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret (Mills) Eader. More...

Robert G. Overcash

St. Thomas, 77

Robert “Sam” G. Overcah, 77, St. Thomas, died Monday, January 30, 2017, at home with his loving wife.  Born April 3, 1939, at Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Arthur L. and Anna C. More...

Dorothy J. Richardson

Brownsville, Pa., 86

Dorothy Jean Schultz Richardson, Brownsville, Pa., died Tuesday, February 1, 2017, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.  She was born in Warfordsburg, November 3, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Nellie Ritz and Leonard Schultz.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 6, 1997 ’97 More...

Sports

Spartans Hold Pink Out

McConnellsburg junior high Lady Spartans honored Nichole Earley and Misty Hershey at a home basektball game February 4. More...

High School Sports

Girls Basketball Southern Fulton 78,McConnellsburg 69 OT More...

Olivia Mottern Sets New SF Scoring Record

With less than 10 seconds left in a game against Tussey Mountain Jan. 31, Southern Fulton senior Olivia Mottern sank a free throw shot to break her school’s all-time scoring record. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

SIPES  The family of Ellen Sipes would like to thank family, friends and neighbors for the outpouring of love during the passing of our mom, aunt, grandmother and wife. She will surely be missed by everyone who knew her.  More...

Whoosh! Swish! Meet Bat Bot, The New Flying Batlike Drone

WASHINGTON (AP) – Holy drone, Batman! Mechanical masterminds have spawned the Bat Bot, a soaring, sweeping and diving robot that may eventually fly circles around other drones.  More...