May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith Guilty Of Hancock Woman’s Murder

A former Needmore man, Jerry Wayne Smith Jr., 43, was found guilty last Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court of murdering 81-year-old Margaret “Peggy” McAllister in her Hancock home last May.  More...

Local & State

No Change To Unemployment Rate

Preliminary unemployment data for March released earlier month showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March increased to 5.4 percent from February’s rate of 5.3 percent. More...

McCbg. Schools To Present Annual Spring Chorus

McConnellsburg middle school and high school choirs will be performing the annual spring chorus concert Tuesday evening, May 16, in Mc- Connellsburg High School auditorium.  There is no cost for this concert however, donations will be gladly acc More...

Judicial Bids Only Statewide Contests In May Primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Races for appellate court seats, the only statewide contests on the ballot in the Pennsylvania primary this month, are often derided as low-information contests, but it doesn't have to be that way. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 8, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ronnie House, 60 on May 1; Janet Hann, 87 on May 11; Justin Rasp, May 11; Judy Waters, 65 on May 6; Michele Horton, May 21; Dr. More...

Hustontown

Primary elections are May 16. Don’t forgot to vote! Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a Mother’s Day buffet Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults are $15 and kids 6-11 are $7. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Hagerstown Speedway defied Mother Nature Saturday night and was able to get in a complete racing program despite rain all around the area and no other track able to compete.  More...

Features

Wanna Drive Fast? Racing Program Shows The Right Way

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. More...

Hear The Rustle Of Grass? Not So Much Now In U.S. Parks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The call of the wild is getting harder to hear.  Peaceful, natural sounds– bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from people in many of America’s protec More...

Federal Gov’t. Relaxes Nutrition Standards For School Lunches

LEESBURG, Va. More...

Church News

Special Services At Mt. Zion Lutheran Church

Bailey’s Crossing will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg, Sunday, June 4.  They will provide special music, sponsored by Mt. More...

Bids Opened For Needmore Water System Improvements

Commissioners

A bid opening for a water sytem improvement project in the village of Needmore was held at the county commissioners’ weekly meeting last Tuesday. More...

Bridge To Be Rebid

Bids to be opened June 7

McConnellsburg Borough Council members revisited the advertisement of a bridge replacement for the borough and conducted other routine business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening.  More...

Primary Election Tuesday

Democratic and Republican registered voters will head to the polls this coming Tuesday to cast a vote for their favorite candidates in the Fulton County municipal spring primary election. More...

Obituaries

Jayse P. Ebersole

Big Cove Tannerty, 4 mos.

Jayse Perry Ebersole, 4 months, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Born Thursday, December 15, 2016, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Christopher Scott Ebersole and Melanie Lynn (Whitt) Ebersole.  More...

Roy G. Hollenshead

Needmore, 90

Roy G. Hollenshead, 90, Needmore, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.  He was born in Needmore, March 21, 1927, the son of the late Blanche (De- Shong) and Thomas Hollenshead. More...

Gladys B. Lake

Harrisonville, 92

Gladys B. Lake, 92, Harrisonville, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Pennknoll Village, Everett, Pa. She was born in Saluvia, Pa.,October 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Ida Jane (Dishong) and Howard S. Hann. She was the wife of Edgar J. More...

Letters

Looking For Old Pop Factory Info

To The Editor:  I am currently working on a project about the old Mc- Connellsburg Bottling Works or the old McConnellsburg Pop Factory as it was sometimes called.  More...

Division Is Not The Solution

To The Editor:  The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, famously said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Those words ring true even to this day, especially in these difficult and challenging times. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Sunroof Broken The sunroof was broken out of a 46-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man’s silver 2009 Volkswagen Passant May 8 between midnight and 5:30 a.m., state police reported. The vehicle was parked at 471 Blackberry Lane in Todd Township. More...

Sports

Schepis To Play At Mt. Aloysius

Forbes Road senior Aaron Schepis recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa., while majoring in criminology. More...

High School Sports

Track & Field Fairfield 84,McConnellsburg 66 Fairfield 109,McConnellsburg 30 Stan Morgan Invitational More...

Sportsmen’s League To Hold Open House

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will hold its annual open house and children’s trout rodeo Sunday, May 21, at the Esther Run Nursery Meadow.  More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Adam Jacob Strait, 23, McConnellsburg, and Valeria Tristen Keefer, 22, Mc- Connellsburg.  Gregory Reed Swope Jr., 22, Mercersburg, and Emily More...

Family Donates Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

The Sharpe family donated ponytails of their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for someone in need. More...