October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Needmore Water Authority Hears Concerns

The Needmore Water Authority held a water management meeting on Monday evening at the Needmore Firehall to hear concerns that have arisen over the new waterline replacements. More...

Phase III Of Needmore Water System Upgrade Approved

Commissioners

County commissioners Pete Lynch, Stuart Ulsh, and Rodney McCray met last Tuesday with Lee Zeger III and Jeremy Fletcher of CES Engineering LLC regarding the Needmore Water Authority project. More...

Local & State

Deputy Phil Teaches Kindness, Safety Through Puppets

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored its 40th annual Deputy Phil Child Safety Program for the 2017-2018 school year. More...

Medical Marijuana Grower Gets Green Light In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in northwestern Pennsylvania became the first with the state’s approval to begin planting seeds Tuesday.  More...

Natural Gas Production Tax Gets Life In PA House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The potential for a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production gained new life Wednesday, as a bill emerged from a state House committee and Democratic Gov. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 23, 1997 ’97 More...

Sports

High School Sports

Lady Spartans Soccer 2017 ICC Champions   More...

Spartans To Host District 5 Playoffs

McConnellsburg’s fall teams prepare to enter District 5 Class A playoff competition this week.  The volleyball team is seeded No. 2 and takes on No. 7-seeded Conemaugh Township Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. More...

Boys Soccer Standings

Hyndman 14 1 McConnellsburg 13 3 Rockwood 12 3 North Star 11 5 Windber 10 5 Fannett-Metal 8 8 Southern Fulton 8 8 Berlin 6 More...

Features

Immune Boosting Tips For A Healthy Holiday Season

(StatePoint) – The hectic holidays and chill in the air can take a toll on the immune system and make one more susceptible to cold weather challenges. Stay healthy and vital all season by taking the following steps.  Be balanced   More...

Flowers Create Blue Halo To Say Hello To Foraging Bees

NEW YORK (AP) – Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues.  They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday. More...

Man Keeps Looking For Bird Thought Extinct

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink.  More...

Needmore Woman Gets Life For Great-Aunt’s Murder

Eligible for parole after 15 years

STAFF REPORT The Needmore woman who was an accomplice in the vicious murder of an 81- year-old Hancock woman in May 2016 was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Washington County, Md. Circuit Court. More...

Kids Learn How To Make Books At County Library

Adult class offered

Children ranging from ages 8- 12 gathered at the Fulton County Library Tuesday evening, October 17, at 6 p.m., to learn how to make their own custom books. Armed with T-squared rulers, paper cutters, and glue, the kids were excited to get to work. More...

Shopping Mall Operator Seeks To Bar Marijuana Dispensary

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – A shopping mall operator is trying to bar a medical marijuana dispensary from opening near a Philadelphia mall.  More...

Obituaries

Norma M. Ott

McConnellsburg, 90

Norma M. Ott, 90, Mc- Connellsburg, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Aaron L. Deneen

Middleburg, Pa., 32

Aaron L. Deneen, 32, Middleburg, Pa., died Saturday, October 14, 2017.  He was born April 7, 1985, in Mc- Connellsburg, the son of Michael Deneen of Freeburg, Pa., and Lisa (Umbrell) Deneen, McConnellsburg. More...

Elma R. Hann

Tampa, Fla., 93

Elma Rosetta Hann, 93, Tampa, Fla., formerly of Warfordsburg and McConnellsburg, died Monday, October 9, 2017, after a long battle with dementia and breast cancer. She was under the care of Hospice. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Steve Gelvin, November 1; Troy Bookheimer, November 2; Mark Weller, 58 on October 25; Lester Hawkins, November 4; Barney Wilt, November 8; Jean Pepple, November 5; Ruth Bishop, November 5; Michelle Johnson, November 5; Linda Garber More...

Hustontown

Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings in the high school auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. All are welcome.  Center United Methodist   More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Port Royal Speedway closed out its season Saturday night as track champion Brock Zearfoss recorded his fifth win of the season in the 410 Sprint car feature.  Zearfoss led all the way to take the win over Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Dylan Cis More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Halloween Pipes Spooktacular A Halloween pipes spooktacular free concert will be held Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. More...

Family

Marriage License

Vance Michael Mc- Closkey, 37, McConnellsburg and Darci Rae Nichole Skiles, 27, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse.   More...

Cards Of Thanks

SOUDERS  More...

Church News

Revival

Revival services will be held October 27, 28 and 29. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Guest minister will be Jeff Cambre of Walker, La. The church is located at 8264 Great Cove Road in Needmore. More...

Women’s Conference

Rehoboth New Life will hold its annual women’s conference November 3 and 4. This year’s theme is “Fear Not.” Guest speaker is Donna Williams of EPIC Ministries of Houston, Teas. More...

Walnut Grove Anniversary

Walnut Grove Church of God, Maddensville, will celebrate its 175th aniversary November 5, with a special worship service at 10 a.m. More...