June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fulton Relay Celebrates Cancer Survivors

More than 50 cancer survivors and their caregivers celebrated together in the McConnellsburg High School cafeteria on Friday evening, June 17, at the American Cancer Society’s Fulton Relay For Life held at the high school track. More...

Local & State

Philadelphia Becomes 1st Major American City With Soda Tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. More...

FFA Members Place Second At State Contest

McConnellsburg FFA members Matthew Gable, Matthew Beightol and Lillian Doyle found out last week how hard work and dedication pay off when they placed second in the state in the FFA Knowledge Career Development Event (CDE). More...

Man Wanted For Killing 3 Captured In Pennsylvania

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – After an eight-hour manhunt spanning three states, Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday captured a man accused of fatally shooting three people in West Virginia. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Sports

Purple People Eaters Win Tourney

The Purple People Eaters won the spring Warfordsburg Area Youth Soccer tournament. More...

Palmer Not Able To Attend U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) – Arnold Palmer made it to the Masters in April and watched Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit honorary tee shots. That won’t be the case for the U.S. Open. More...

Path Valley Speedway

Friday, June 17 results: V-8 Super Stocks 1. Curtis Guyer 2. Deron Henry 3. Bill Powell 4. Austin Johnson 5. Zach Myers 6. Shyann Bard 7. Joe Dawalt Steel Block Late Models More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Zachary Robert Sherman, 21, McConnellsburg, and Miranda Jane Buterbaugh, 20, Hustontown. More...

Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Earl and Elizabeth Straley recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married June 12, 1946. Earl was originally from Mercersburg and Elizabeth grew up in Mc- Connellsburg, the daughter of Anne and Howard Peck. More...

Cards Of Thanks

EDWARDS I wish to thank the churches and everyone for the calls, thoughts, prayers and cards in our time of loss. Also, thanks to Hancock ambulance crew for their quick actions. More...

Central Adopts Final Budget

Property tax increase less than 1 mill

The Central Fulton School Board adopted a final 2016-17 budget that calls for a property tax increase of .9787 millage at its regular meeting last Tuesday evening. More...

Horton Charged For Assault Of Accomplice In Gilhart Murder

Preliminary hearing for homicide, assault charges July 14

Ryan Lynn Horton, 27, of Mc- Connellsburg, the gunman accused of fatally shooting a Hancock, Md., man during a highway robbery June 2, was charged last week with assaulting the woman who along with another man helped with the holdup. More...

Obituaries

Brittaney L. Keefer

McConnellsburg, 20

Brittaney LeeAnne Keefer, 20, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Mc- Connellsburg. She was born in Chambersburg, March 28, 1996, the daughter of Elisha B. (wife of Darrel) (Group) Seville, McConnellsburg, and Donald O. More...

Betty Shore

Chambersburg, 91

Betty Mellott Shore, 91, Chambersburg, and formerly of Portland, Ore,, died Wednesday morning, June 15, 2016, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 12, 1925, in Hustontown, she was a daughter of the late John and Roxie Cutchall Mellott. More...

James C. “JT” Thomas

Everett, 70

James C. “JT” Thomas, 70, Everett, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his residence. He was born February 17, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., a son of Fred L. Thomas, Everett; and the late Kathleen (Potts) Thomas. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ivan Truax, 93 on June 8; Ruth Bain, 97 on June 1; Gene Headley, June 18; Jenny Sipes, June 27; Scott Deshong, June 29; Ryan Chamberlain, June 30; Sarah Keaton, June 30; Junior Hann, June 30; Caleb Strait, July 2; Michele Foor, J More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold its 50th anniversary June 25 with a celebration cruise-in for cars, trucks and motorcycles at 11 am. Also available will be chicken barbecue, games and prizes, DJ and an open stage at 6 pm. More...

Racing Roundup

Buckwalter Gets First Grove Win

Steve Buckwalter came out on top of a thrilling 410 Sprint car feature Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. Buckwalter held Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth and Greg Hodnett for the win as Freddie Rahmer finished fifth. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Senior Center Social Night Warfordsburg Senior Center will host a social night Saturday, June 25. Seniors 60 and older are welcome to enjoy an evening with DJs Barb and Forrest. Bring a covered dish; meat is furnished by the club. More...

Features

Opioids Linked With Deaths Other Than Overdoses, Study Says

CHICAGO (AP) – Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests. More...

Why Aren’t You Shopping For Lower Prescription Drug Prices?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most people don’t shop for lower prescription drug prices. They should, especially now that there are easier ways to do so. More...

Creative Ways To Use Fresh, Summer Ingredients

(StatePoint) – In summer, the abundance of fresh ingredients can be overwhelming, especially if you stick to the same old recipes. More...

Church News

Homecoming Service

Timber Ridge Cemetery Association and Antioch Christian Church invite all to its homecoming services Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m., at Antioch Christian Church, 7902 Timber Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery. More...