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August 28, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County were seeking a man in connection with the Tuesday robbery of the F&M Trust Bank branch at the Penn's Village Shopping Center. An arrest warrant was issued for Aaron Lee Deneen, 27, of 380 Lions Park Drive, McConnellsburg, police said. Deneen had not been taken into custody as of Tuesday night, police said. Anyone who sees Deneen is advised to use caution  and call state police at 717-484-3131. Police said a man identified as Deneen entered the bank at 2:39 p.m. and gave a handwritten note to one of the tellers that read “give me what you have and you will not get hurt,” police said.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
A McConnellsburg man has been charged with striking a 3-year-old girl with a shoehorn over the weekend at a home on West Walnut Street, Pennsylvania State Police said. Robert E. Thompson, 63, was charged with simple assault and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Thompson struck the girl several times with a shoehorn Sunday afternoon at an apartment at 119 W. Walnut St. in McConnellsburg. The charges were filed through District Court, according to the release.
NEWS
March 12, 2012
A McConnellsburg, Pa., woman was charged with cutting a man on the arm with a knife, Pennsylvania State Police said. Ella Bernice Spriggs, of 328 Heritage Drive, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident was reported at 8:26 a.m. Friday in Todd Township, Pa., where  the man was cut during an argument, state police said. Spriggs was released Friday from the Franklin County Prison after posting a $10,000 bond, a records employee said. 
NEWS
October 16, 2000
McConnellsburg volleys by JB By DAN KAUFFMAN / Staff Writer MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - It doesn't always matter how you win, as long as you win. Despite its 16-14, 15-6 victory over No. 10 James Buchanan on Monday, McConnellsburg volleyball coach Greg Hays knows his No. 6 Spartans weren't at full speed. continued "We played 16 games (in the Bellwood-Antis tournament) this weekend," Hays said. "I had the girls loosen up early ... I knew James Buchanan would come over the mountain and play strong.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
Two McConnellsburg, Pa., men have been charged in connection with the thefts of about 20 metal storm grates in Franklin County, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release. Zachary Pittman, 23, and John Pittman Jr., 22, were charged with theft after trying to take a storm grate on Friday, troopers said. The storm-grate thefts occurred within the last month in Antrim, Montgomery and Peters townships, troopers said. The grates belong to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
PREP VOLLEYBALL McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Hannah Young had five aces, 36 digs and 50 kills to lead Broadfording Christian Academy to its second McConnellsburg tournament championship. Broadfording finished second in pool play, losing to Greencastle, but defeated Fannett-Metal, Shippensburg and Milton Hershey to advance. In the semifinals, Broadfording beat James Buchanan 27-25, 25-12 before gaining revenge with a 25-22, 22-25, 15-11 win over Greencastle in the finals.
NEWS
October 9, 2000
McConnellsburg woman dies in accident McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg woman died following a two-vehicle accident Sunday in Todd Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County. The police report said Louise G. Gordon, 73, was not wearing a seat belt in the 4:03 p.m. accident at U.S. 30 and Old U.S. 30. She was thrown from the 1991 Buick Century that she was driving westbound on U.S. 30. Police said Gordon tried to make a left turn onto Old U.S. 30 and pulled into the path of an eastbound 1992 Cadillac driven by Edward Knoft, 59, of Apopka, Fla. Gordon's car was hit on the driver's side.
NEWS
November 2, 2009
PREP VOLLEYBALL McConnellsburg 3, Berlin 2 BOSWELL, Pa. -- A'leese Dickerson had 30 kills, 13 digs and four blocks to help McConnellsburg defeat Berlin 22-25, 25-15, 25-11, 22-25, 15-9 in a PIAA District 5-A first round match at North Star. Emily Watkins had 19 kills, Lisa DeShong had 50 assists and 18 digs, and Valerie Green had 16 digs for the Spartans. McConnellsburg will play North Star tonight at 6 at Shanksville. MEN'S SOCCER Two Hawks on Region XX team Hagerstown Community College players Brian Kukucka and Alex Manea were named to the 2009 All-Region XX team.
NEWS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | January 8, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - After the Cumberland Valley Christian boys basketball team defeated McConnellsburg 50-44 at CVCS on Dec. 18, most people expected the rematch at McConnellsburg to be close on Monday. The Spartans had other ideas. Hunter Homistek nailed four first-half 3-pointers, McConnellsburg made nine 3s overall and the Blazers were ice cold on offense as the Spartans raced to a 30-13 halftime lead and cruised to a 59-36 victory. Homistek made two 3s in the final minutes of the first quarter, and hit his other two in the early stages of the second quarter as McConnellsburg (9-4)
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OBITUARIES
August 28, 2013
Freda M. Vickroy, 85, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed from death to eternal life on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at her residence. Freda was born in Johnstown, Pa., on Jan. 29, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles and Lula (Sipes) Sipes. She was the wife of LeRoy Vickroy, whom she married Nov. 18, 1950. Vickroy has been a member of the Needmore Bible Church since 1979, and was a founder and a faithful volunteer of the Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore, Pa. After graduating from the Greater Johnstown High School, she worked for the federal government as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Selective Service System.
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NEWS
August 27, 2013
Two McConnellsburg, Pa., men have been charged with assaulting a woman Monday evening in the 600 block of Lincoln Way East, Pennsylvania State Police said. Troy James Knepper, 43, and Jason Richard Rodriguez, 19, were charged with harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident occurred between 7 and 11:30 p.m. at 648 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg, where Rodriguez grabbed and twisted the woman's wrist during an argument. Police allege Knepper then got involved by striking the woman in the face.
OBITUARIES
August 19, 2013
Mary Mae Bookheimer, 68, of Hustontown, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
A McConnellsburg man has been charged with striking a 3-year-old girl with a shoehorn over the weekend at a home on West Walnut Street, Pennsylvania State Police said. Robert E. Thompson, 63, was charged with simple assault and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Thompson struck the girl several times with a shoehorn Sunday afternoon at an apartment at 119 W. Walnut St. in McConnellsburg. The charges were filed through District Court, according to the release.
OBITUARIES
August 8, 2013
Mary E. DeShong, 87, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. There will be a visitation Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. A service will be held Monday at 11 p.m. at the funeral home.
OBITUARIES
August 7, 2013
Ronald E. Harr, 61, of Needmore, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Pa. Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.
OBITUARIES
July 29, 2013
George W. Carnell, of Needmore, Pa., died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, McConnellsburg, Pa. There will be a visitation Thursday one hour before the service at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore. The service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg.
OBITUARIES
July 23, 2013
Marjorie "Sally" Gress, 81, of Harrisonville, Pa., died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Holy Spirit Hospital in Carlisle, Pa. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa. The service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, Pa.
OBITUARIES
July 22, 2013
Donald M. Houck, 83, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
OBITUARIES
July 9, 2013
Russell C. Hann, 91, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Menno Haven Nursing Home in Chambersburg, Pa. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa. The service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, Pa.
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