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Local & State

Commissioners Approve Strawberry Festival Dates

County commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Pete Lynch, and Rodney McCray conducted their weekly meeting to discuss changes in the coroner’s office, the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), and the Strawberry Festival.  More...

GOP Governor Wants Death Penalty For School Shooters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner says he’ll pursue a mandatory death penalty for any school shooter who kills someone, although legal analysts say that’s unconstitutional.  More...

Judges Decline To Immediately Throw Out Congressional Map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 26, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Eva Rhodes, March 2; Cyrus Cunningham, 12 on March 8; Jenna   Howell, 11 on March 10; Mona Sowers, March 13; Myles Gress, 12 on February 27; Shannon Dunkle, March 9; Melissa Suders, 14 and Cody Gearhart, 14 on March 9; Jacob B More...

Hustontown

I found myself spring cleaning this weekend, even though it is still winter. I guess seeing my daffodils and tulips peeking from the ground lets me know spring is right around the corner. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature won opening weekend in Central Pennsylvania as rain forced Lincoln Speedway to cancel the Icebreaker weekend and the track will try again this coming Saturday with a 410 Sprints show only at 2pm. Raindate again will be Sunday.  More...

Entertainment

FR Drama Club To Present “Shrek The Musical”

The Forbes Road Drama Club will present “Shrek The Musical,” Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call the school for tickets at 814- 685-3866, Ext. 1132. More...

Beta Sigma Phi To Hold Paint Night

Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring a paint night Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m, at Presbyterian Faith Center in Warfordsburg.  The price for tickets is $35.00 per person. More...

Church News

Southern Fulton To Hold Prayer Night

A community prayer night will be held at Southern Fulton High School March 4 at 7 p.m.  This is the last one of the season.  All are welcome.   More...

Family Partnership Seeking Drug-Free Communities Grant

In hopes to better assist with the state and county’s opioid cri- sis, the Fulton County Family Partnership (FCFP) has decided to pursue the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant. More...

C. Owen Fries Principal, Coach, Hall of Fame Inductee

Charles Owen Fries is on the roster of this year’s Fulton County’s All-Sports Hall of Fame honorees for his tireless dedication to McConnellsburg High School sports teams.  More...

Obituaries

Donald P. Divens

Knobsville, 87

Donald Pittman “Splash” Divens, 87, formerly of Knobsville, died Tuesday February 20, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center surrounded by his family.  More...

Benjamin F. Faunce III

Selinsgrove, 84

Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Faunce III, 84, most recently of Fulton County, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at The Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.  He was born November 24, 1933, in Johnstown, a son of the late Ethel (Ferree) Faunce More...

Richard C. Glunt

Fort Littleton, 86

Richard C. “John” Glunt, 86, Fort Littleton, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center.  He was born in Burnt Cabins, February 25, 1931, son of the late Paul and the late Agnes (Kernes) Glunt. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Indians Fall 47-46 To Shanksville More...

Adults, Juveniles Charged In High School Basketball Brawl

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – A dozen adults and juveniles have been charged in a brawl earlier this month at a high school boys basketball game in western Pennsylvania. More...

SF Elementary Girls Win Sideling Hill BB League

Southern Fulton Elementary girls basketball team completed a perfect season February 10 by winning the Sideling Hill League championship at Tussey Mountain.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Adult Basketball Adult basketball will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday night at the alumni community building. Questions, call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643. More...

Features

Study Cited For Blaming Autism On TV Cartoon Does Not Exist

WASHINGTON (AP) – There is no Harvard study that says a British children’s television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. More...

Today In History

Nebraska Becomes 37th State In 1867

Today is Thursday, March 1, the 60th day of 2018. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1, 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first United States Census. More...

Silky Leek Soup

No matter how many dazzling things we have the good fortune to eat in our lives, we often remember the simplest meals with as much power and affection as the fanciest. A humble, pureed vegetable soup is among those particular pleasures. More...