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Dollar General Now Open In Hustontown

Major discount retailer will celebrate the grand opening on Saturday, August 5

Dollar General’s newest store at 7609 Waterfall Road in Hustontown is now open! In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.  More...

Local & State

Mattel Opens PA Distribution Center

JONESTOWN, Pa. More...

Donald Long Memorial Car Show Results

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held its eighth annual Donald Long Memorial car show, yard and bazaar sale Saturday, July 1, at the alumni community building. There were a total of 66 outstanding assorted vehicles.  More...

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Calling all bakers for the 2017 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 14, 2017, at the Fulton County Fair. The contest is sponsored by The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. More...

Letters

Recaps Wells Tannery Homecoming

To The Editor  The eighth annual Wells Tannery homecoming car and truck show was held Saturday, July 29.  The early rain and gloomy forecast kept the car show attendance down, but we still had a full field of quality cars turn out.  More...

Suggests New Agribusiness Feature

To The Editor: A farmer friend in Kansas sent me an article that he thought could open up a new venture for agbusinessmen. Raise donkeys. There’s a shortage of donkeys in China! More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Pittsburgh Man Dies In I-70 Crash   A Pittsburgh man was pronounced dead last Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in Brush Creek Township.  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

In somewhat of an upset, Rick Lafferty dominated Saturday night’s Living Legends Dream Race for 410 Sprints at Port Royal Speedway. Lafferty won his 16-lap semi feature and then led flag to flag to post the big payday in the 35-lap Dream Race. More...

Features

Today In History

1807: Former VP Aaron Burr Goes On Trial For Treason

Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2017. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. More...

Warming To Worsen Dead Zones, Algae Blooms Choking U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON (AP) – Projected increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms, a new study said. More...

Montana’s Farm Earnings Drop By 71 Percent In 2016

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – Farm earnings in Montana plunged 71 percent from 2015 to 2016 due to historic drops in the prices for wheat, cattle and other commodities.  More...

Church News

Bible Schools

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 p.m. For more information call 717- 328-5374 or 717-377-9319. More...

Crystal Spring Camp Meeting

Crystal Spring camp meeting will be held August 4-13. Location is just off I-70 Exit 151 Crystal Spring; follow signs to 1008 Camp Meeting Road. Daily activities with special nightly services at 7:30 p.m. Evangelists are Rev. More...

Kids Day At Dublin Mills

Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, will hold Kids Day Sunday, August 6, at 10 a.m.  Noah will be at the service for a special program for the kids. More...

Grant-writing Services Proposed To County

FFY 2017 CDBG allocations reviewed

The county commissioners heard a summary of grant writing and management services offered by Aspire Grant & Development Partners at their weekly meeting last Tuesday and also met with several employees regarding county business.  More...

Ayr Denies Bivouac Request To Release Letter Of Credit

Request To release letter Of credit deficiencies cited in most recent plan

Ayr Township supervisors, acting on a request made last month, denied the Thomas Clemens, CFC Fulton Properties, request to release a $1 million letter of credit for the company’s Bivouac Swine Farm project.  More...

Obituaries

Rosaline A. Carbaugh

McConnellsburg, 73

Rosaline Ann “Rose” Urban Carbaugh, 73, Mc- Connellsburg, died Saturday July 29, 2017, at Chambersburg Hospital.  She was born September 11, 1943, in Cresson, Pa., the daughter of the late Carl Z. Urban and the late Anna M. More...

Evelyn L. Clippinger

Martinsburg, 88

Evelyn LaVerne Clippinger, 88, Martinsburg, Pa., and formerly of Hustontown, died at 3:07 p.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Homewood at Martinsburg.  Born November 4, 1928, at Hustontown, she was the daughter of the late Vaughn and Olive (Heefne More...

Charles G. Cook

Harrisonville, 85

Charles G. Cook, 85, Harrisonville, died Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  Arrangements under the direction of M. R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, are incomplete. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 31, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Carly Ward, July 31; Sherwin Hollenshead and Mary Sexton, August 2; John Bishop, August 3; Justin Knepper, August   6; Jersey Knepper, August 7; Betty Harr, August 2; Brett Cornelius,   More...

Sports

Post 561 Claims Second In State

Legion Division II tournament recap

The inaugural Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Division II tournament was played at Central Columbia High School in Bloomsburg last weekend. The event started with 20 teams in regional play. More...

Buck Valley Travel Team Ends Season

Buck Valley Minor League Travel Team, first row: Joey Moorman, Trentin Cain, Austin Snyder, Hunter Hull, Camdyn Cain; second row: Charlie Kershner, Jimmy Bard, Gunner Kunkle, Blaine Fischer, Brayden More...

Season Over For Buck Valley T-Ball

Buck Valley Little Rascals T-Ball Travel Team, first row: Raelyn Cain, Anistyn Reiter, Westin Leasure; second row: Brelyn Reiter, Max Fischer, Grant Fischer, Hunter Conrad; coaches Sam Reiter, Adam F More...

Family

Celebrates 96th

The Fort Littleton Bible Church was very happy to celebrate the birthday of its oldest member. Marie Henry turned 96 years old on July 19. She is very active in church and club activities and is a blessing to all who know her.   More...

Ford Family Reunion Set For August 19

The 87th Ford reunion will take place August 19. The reunion is held every year at the park in Wells Tannery. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Bryan Joseph Rene Kroom, 46, Everett, and Mallory Chyanne Swope, 22, Everett.  Josiah David Kelley, 24, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Lauren A More...