July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Hall Meeting Tackles Drug Issues In County

Community members and healthcare providers took what will hopefully be the first step of many in taking back the community and addressing the increasing presence of opiates in the area. More...

Local & State

Vet Travels By Mule-Drawn Wagon

Charlie Peters of Owosso, Mich., travelled through Fulton County aboard his handmade wagon pulled by his mules, Tom and Jerry, last Wednesday morning on a journey to meet and thank as many veterans a More...

So. Fulton Makes Annual Coaching Appointments

Names three deans of students

Having discussed several issues at length during their monthly work session, the Southern Fulton School Board followed up last Tuesday with their regular voting meeting that saw the annual appointment of coaches and advisors as well as approval of th More...

Treml Finishes No. 9 In World At Robotics Competition In China

Lexa Treml of Harrisonville, a rising senior at Mercersburg Academy, was captain of a three-person Mercersburg robotics team that finished ninth in the world at RoboCup Junior 2015, an international robotics competition held July 17– 23 in Hefe More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Anna and Kenneth Ray, July 30; John Bisho and Ann Wilson, July 26; Landin Gress, August 4; Madisyn Culler, August 5; Wes Souders, August 4; Isaiah Rife, July 23; More...

Sports

10th Ben K-5K May Be Last

Nearly 140 walkers and runners registered for Saturday’s annual Ben K-5K, which has successfully drawn a sizeable crowd of participants for the last 10 years to honor the life and achievements of the late Ben Knepper of Hustontown. More...

PA State Youth Track And Field Meet Results

Approximately 260 youngsters from around Pennsylvania took home 375 ribbons in the state finals of the 2015 Pennsylvania Youth Track and Field Program held July 18 at Penn State University. More...

Racing Roundup

Stevie Smith continued his Williams Grove Speedway domination after taking his biggest win of the season Saturday night in the World of Outlaws Summer Nationals. More...

Family

In Memory

CUTCHALLIn loving memory of AnnaM. Cutchall:Remember Our LoveI was chosen that dayI’m learning to flyThe world took me awayBut please don’t you cry.And I chose you todayTo try and be strongSo please don’t you cry More...

Card Of Thanks

FIELDSWe would like to expressour thanks for all the prayers,cards and phone calls during my wife Ruby’s recoveryat home after surgery.Thank youJack and Ruby Fieldsand families More...

Four Generations

Pictured above are four generations: great-grandson Ethan Lee Shank held by great-grandmother Sherry Pittman Lambert and grandmother Tina Shank. Pictured in the back is the father Allen Shank. More...

Parade Kicks Off Tannery Homecoming

A float paying homage to the work and history of area coal mining was one of the features of Saturday’s parade that kicked off the 68th annual Wells Tannery Homecoming. More...

Cowans Gap Closed For Swimming

Closure prompted by reports of suspected illness

The beach and designated swimming area at Cowans Gap State Park was closed to the public last week and will remain closed for an indefinite period of time while officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Health continue to investigate complaints f More...

Ayr Township Opens Paving, Truck Bids

Reviews Tractor Supply Store plan comments

Ayr Township supervisors opened and awarded two bids on Monday evening and reviewed comments on the proposed Tractor Supply Store plans. More...

Obituaries

Gary E. Barnhart

Harrisonville, 71

Gary E. Barnhart, 71, Harrisonville, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Andover, Pa., July 8, 1944, the son of the late Mary K. (Barnhart) and Maurice “Junior” Lowans. He was the husband of Karen L. More...

Richard L. Gehr

Mercersburg, 76

Richard L. Gehr, 76, of Mercersburg died Thursday July 23, 2015, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born May 20, 1939, at Waynesboro, PA, he was the only child of the late Nevin C. and Evelyn Royer Gehr. More...

Richard J. Hopkins

McConnellsburg, 62

Richard J. “Dick” Hopkins, 62, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, June 14, 1953, the son of the late Betty (Rotz) and Merrill Hopkins. He was the husband of Barbara A. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 27, 1995 ’95 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Six Injured In Turnpike Accident Six Columbus, Ohio, residents suffered injuries ranging from minor to major when their vehicle went over a guiderail along the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Kids Event “For The Kids” community event will be held August 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Alumni & Friends building, McConnellsburg. Free games, prizes, meal and fun for all. Also raffles, dunk tank and bouncy house. More...

Features

4 Big Mistakes College Students Make

(StatePoint) – College is when many young people first get a taste of independence. Unfortunately, this newfound freedom can lead to decisions that may impact life well beyond graduation. More...

Marshall Medical School Gets Grant To Train Physicians

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University’s medical school has received a $1.2 million federal grant for training new physicians in patient care. More...

Newborn Fawn Rescued After Mother Killed By Vehicle On I-77

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia State Police trooper says he doesn’t know how a newborn fawn survived after its mother was killed on Interstate 77. Cpl. B.J. More...

Church News

Thousands Of Mennonites Descend On Harrisburg For Assembly

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The assembly of the Mennonite World Conference is being held in the United States for the first time since 1978. More...