July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New Book On Mountain Man

“Trail of Terror: The Story of Peggy Ann Bradnick and the Mountain Man” is a new book by Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. More...

Local & State

Wolf Secures Budget Peace, For Now, If Not Campaign Promises

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s story “Continuances Granted” it was the commonwealth that presented a petition for continuance for the Thomas King trial and not the defense as stated in the story. More...

MVFC Supports Great Cacapon Fire Department Following Fire

Fire units from more than 30 volunteer fire companies battled the July 5 blaze that destroyed the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Co. fire station. McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 18, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Clear Ridge United Methodist Church ad council meeting will be held july 24 at 11:15 a.m. Center United Methodist Church ad council meeting will be held July 25 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Our Town

Wanda Souders and Deb Welsh have returned from a European tour that included Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Poland, Belarus and Germany. While in Berlin they visited Wanda’s nephew, Eli Blumenthal. More...

Racing Roundup

Joey Hershey Wins Career First 410 Main

It’s taken many years, but Chambersburg racer Joey Hershey put together a flawless effort to capture his first career 410 Sprint car feature win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Pool Party Fulton County Family Partnership and Fulton Fatherhood invite all to Saunderosa Park in Mercersburg for a free pool party. Meet at the pool July 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snacks will be included. More...

Features

Seven Helpful Hacks For Quick Kitchen Cleanup

(StatePoint) – Prepare. Eat. Clean up. Repeat. In the kitchen, it’s a never-ending cycle of conquering messes. These seven simple cleaning hacks, tips and products that will cut down time spent restoring order in your space. More...

Today In History

Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016. There are 163 days left in the year. More...

Ways Students Can Use Summer Vacation To Prepare For The Future

(StatePoint) – Is your family thinking about the skills and experience your child needs for college and future success? The majority of college admission officers recommend that students start preparing before or by ninth grade. More...

Church News

Bible School

Harrisonville United Methodist Charge is preparing for this summer's Vacation Bible School with its new preacher, Gail Kitchen. VBS will be Aug. 1-6 at 6:30 p.m., at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Needmore. Classes for preschool and up. More...

Bible School

Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 25-29, fom 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information go to www.citoumc.org or call 717- 485-9020. More...

Bible School

Buck Valley Christian School, 2281 Harmony Road, Warfordsburg, will hold weekend Vacation Bible School July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch served. More...

BSA Mounts Effort To Renovate Sinoquipe Lodge

Needs money, material, labor to upgrade cabin built by Scouts in eary ‘60s

Great Cove District, which represents the Fulton County portion of the Boy Scouts of America’s Hagerstown-based Mason-Dixon Council, needs help with a project that will renovate a lodge at Camp Sinoquipe designed and built by Boy Scout Troop 81 More...

Horton Murder Charges Move To Higher Court

Co-defendant provides testimony against him

After one of his co-defendants testified against him, criminal homicide charges against a Mc- Connellsburg man were moved to the Court of Common Pleas last Thursday following a preliminary hearing. More...

W.Va. Farmers Work Toward Hemp Revival

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – The half-acre plot of fledgling plants along a hillside at Cedar Lane Farm puts into perspective the return of hemp to West Virginia soil – a resistance-riddled movement struggling to rise out of infancy. More...

Obituaries

Timothy L. Castle

Warfordsburg, 51

Timothy Lynn Castle, 51, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his home. Born September 29, 1964, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Janet Castle Blankley and the late Grant W. More...

Robert L. Hershey

McConnellsburg, 44

Robert L. “Bob” Hershey, 44, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, surrounded by his family and friends. More...

Karen Saylor Johnson

Shippensburg, 49

Karen Saylor Johnson, 49, Shippensburg, died at 3:14 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born July 8, 1967, at Mc- Connellsburg, she was the daughter of the late David E. and Sandra P. (Garland) Saylor. More...

Letters

Shares The Downside Of CAFO With Uninformed

To The Editor: More...

Gardening In Fulton County

To The Editor: I am so impressed with the gardens I have seen here in the county. Some new ones, downsized ones and large ones. More...

Says Bill Will Breathe New Life Into General Aviation

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Sports

Records Set At PA State Youth Track & Field Meet

On Saturday, July 9, at the State College High School track twenty-four young athletes from Mc- Connellsburg, six from Juniata Valley and 13 from Mount Lebanon represented District 1 in the PA state track meet. More...

High School Baseball Pitch Limits To Replace Inning Limits

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association plans to limit the number of pitches high school baseball players can throw in line with a national organization’s directive. More...

Racetrack Didn’t Cause Harm In Lightning Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A jury has ruled that a Pennsylvania racetrack didn’t cause harm to a man killed by lightning minutes after an August 2012 NASCAR race was stopped. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Sawyer Lee Hann celebrated his first birthday April 26, 2016. He is the son of Justin and Jasmine Hann of Hustontown. Grandparents are Gerald and Patty Hann, also of Hustontown; Carl and Jody Skinner of Waterfall, and Donald Strait of Chambersburg. More...

In Memory

HOPKINS In loving memory of Richard Hopkins, June 14, 1953 – July 21, 2015: It’s been a year since God said “Come to Me.” God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the courthouse: Terry Lynn Bishop Jr., 28, Hustontown, and Jessica Ann Brewer, 26, Hustontown. More...