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Commissioners Take Care Of Routine Matters

The county awarded two HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) contracts at the commissioners weekly meeting June 27 for upgrades at the Mc- Connellsburg and Warfordsburg senior citizens centers.  More...

Local & State

Wolf Vetoes Bill To Outlaw Local Plastic-Bag Bans

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor is vetoing a bill that would have prevented counties and municipalities from banning recyclable plastic bags at retail stores.  Democratic Gov. More...

Highlights Of PA’s Budget Agreement

Highlights of a bipartisan spending plan for Pennsylvania state government’s 2017-18 budget year that starts Saturday:  The big picture   More...

Judge Orders Sunoco Pipeline Protesters Off Own Property

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) – A judge has ordered a Pennsylvania family to vacate some of its property that was seized by company that wants to lay a $2.5 billion pipeline across it.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 3, 1997 ’97 More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courtouse: Scott Edward Baker, 42, Needmore, and Jennifer Ann Sayer, 32, Needmore. More...

Cards Of Thanks

J.D. MARKET  Thanks to everyone who visited J.D. Market on June 17 for our dairy day promotion.  A special thanks to all my employees, Franklin County Dairy Promotion; Patty Hege, co-chair, and Amanda Hege, alt. More...

Church News

Bible School

Operation Arctic Vacation Bible School will be held at Kaisesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, August 6-10, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm nightly. For more information call the church at 717-328-5374 or 717-377-9319. More...

Bible School

Come Join the Fun at Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School at Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg, from July 24-28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for all ages, preschool to adult. Everyone is welcome. More...

Homecoming

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, will hold its annual homecoming services Sunday, July 23, at 10 a.m., with Bobby Yost as guest speaker along with special music. More...

PA Senate Approves Bill To Arm School Workers

HARRISBURG, Pa., (AP) – Districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules, including training requirements and psychological evaluations for More...

Wolf Gets $32B Budget Package, Awaits Plan To Pay For It

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Little Change To Job Stats

Fulton ranked 35th of 67 counties

Preliminary unemployment data released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May increased to 5.7 percent from Aprilís rate of 5.5 percent. More...

Obituaries

Julia A. Seburn

Needmore, 72

Julia Ann Walton Hyatt Seburn, 72, Needmore, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at her home.  She was born July 30, 1944 in Covington, Va., the daughter of the late Julian B. and the late Mamie (Tucker) Walton. More...

In Memory

HENRY  In loving memory of Dorothy Henry, 6-27-28 – 7-5-16:   Your Mom Is Your Mom  Nobody can replace her  Nobody should replace her  Nobody can do half the things she does, or has done, for you  Nobody can compar More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday wishes to Sadie Mowen, June 27; Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Deb Welsh, June 13; Jenna Horton Caberra, July 13; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Shirley Sample, July 19; Carole Mellott and Teresa Thanos, July 18; Marie Henry, July 22; Abagael McG More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

DUI/Act 64 Arrest   State police arrested John Williams, 18, Greencastle, during a routine traffic stop along Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg June 24 at 12:39 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

The Always Racing Central PA Sprint Speedweek kicked off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway where current track point leader Freddie Rahmer used a late race pass to secure his first career PA Speedweek win and third Williams Grove win of the sea More...

Features

Dolley Madison: The White House’s First Power Hostess

Sometimes, thoughtful decor, elegant tableware and gracious entertaining can come together into something truly powerful.  An exhibit in New York argues that Dolley Madison’s prodigious domestic, social and political talents helped define More...

Farmers For Hire Turn Backyards Into Vegetable Patches

Jeanne Nolan grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. When it came time to apply for colleges, she shocked her family by opting to skip college and become an organic farmer. More...

Mormon Church Now Allows Female Employees To Wear Pants

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Women who work at Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City will be allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of only skirts or dresses, the church announced Wednesday in a move that one Mormon women’s group cal More...