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State House Approves Pension Plan Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State

Senior Center Recognized

Pictured is Loy Garber, Chamber Board Member and Strawberry Festival Chair, presenting a plaque to the Senior Center in appreciation for their many years of doing the strawberries for the Chamber. More...

Ex-PA Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania state treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about whether an investment adviser funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to her after she left office.  More...

New Coal Mine Touted By Trump Opens In PA

FRIEDENS, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 12, 1997 ’97 More...

Sports

Records Set At Youth Track Meet

Fifty young athletes competed in the PA local youth track and field meet June 3 at Mc- Connellsurg High School. The meet was divided up into three different age groups. Six new Mc- Connellsburg records and two tied local records were set. More...

Gordon Awarded Scholarship

Dylan Gordon has received a scholarship for $2,000 from the Middle Atlantic District of the AAU. Gordon was among the many applicants to the M.A.D. More...

Strawberry Stampede 5K Records A Number Of Firsts

There were some firsts at the sixth annual Strawberry Stampede 5K on Saturday. More...

Church News

Annual Service At The White Church

The annual worship service at The White Church, Union Cemetery, located four miles south of McConnellsburg on Rte. 522, will be held this Sunday, June 18, 2017. The worship service, which will begin at 10 a.m., will be led by Rev. More...

Pastor Gives Life To Old Buildings – On Paper

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Greg Stiver said God’s calling led him to the ministry when he was in his late 20s. More...

Boro Tentatively Accepts Lone 3rd St. Bridge Bid

Pending review by engineer, PennDOT

McConnellsburg Borough Council members opened the lone bid received for replacement of a borough bridge and tentatively accepted the bid pending review by engineers and by PennDOT. More...

Feds Charge Pollock With Child Porn

Trial begins in August

An indictment against former McConnellsburg High School basketball coach Dane Robert Pollock was returned by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg May 31 for the sexual exploitation of children involving the production of child pornography, receipt of c More...

Forbes Road Adopts Budget

No tax increase for district residents

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors passed a final budget for 2017-18 and set tax rates at its regular meeting last Monday evening. More...

Obituaries

Stewart Hickey Jr.

Bedford, 29

Stewart “Monroe” Hickey Jr., 29, Bedford, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017. He was born in Albuquerque, N.M., January 4, 1988, the son of Stewart M. Hickey of Bedford and Andrea Arey of California. More...

Theresa S. Besaw

Wells Tannery, 88

Theresa S. Besaw, 88, Wells Tannery, died at 11:55 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her home.  Born August 29, 1928, at Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Philamena (Cione) Di- Donato. More...

Audie J. Doyle

McConnellsburg, 61

Audie J. Doyle, 61, Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Harrisburg Community General Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa.  He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, November 21, 1955, a son of the late Ethel G. (Mellott) and Walter A. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

This Sunday, June 18, is the annual holiday when Americans celebrate the men who made them. Don’t forget to wish your dads Happy Father’s Day. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jackson Clevenger, 11 on June 25; Adalynn Culler, 7 on June 21; Nathan Minnier, June 23; Darcy Humbert, June 24; Chloe Rife, 17 on June 20; Rickie Hoffman, June 25; Joe Hann, June 25; Gary Minnier and Ellis Yingling, June 24; Taylo More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett found some speed over the weekend, picking up two feature wins in local 410 Sprint car action.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Car Show Calvary Independent Baptist Church will hold its annual car show June 24, at 140 McGoverns Lane, Mc- Connellsburg, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Raindate is July 1.) Fun for the whole family. Special music by the Gospel Strings. More...

Features

Dropout Rate For Health Law Coverage Is 16 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration says nearly 2 million people have dropped their health insurance through the Obama-era law after sign-up season ended Jan. 31. That’s a 16 percent dropout rate.  More...

House Panel Taking Steps To Boost Veterans Affairs Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans controlling the House are taking the first steps to approve President Donald Trump's big budget increase for veterans' health care and the Pentagon. More...

Today In History

1775: George Washington Appointed To Head Continental Army

Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2017. There are 199 days left in the year. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

HANN   Who would have knownthat in the same week within days only miles apart, both I and my son would have cancer surgeries. More...