July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County No Longer Accepting Glass For Recycling

Apple Valley Recycling, the Hagerstown recycling company that handles Fulton County’s recycling needs, will no longer take glass at its materials recycling facility. More...

Children’s Day Activities At Fulton County In Bloom

Tasha Skiles helps children make their own lily pads at the Little Buds arts and crafts workshop. See story Page 2A. More...

Local & State

Fairy Visits Little Buds At Children’s Day

Fulton County in Bloom winners announced

Last Saturday the Fulton County Library and volunteers from the Fulton County in Bloom (FCIB) planning committee held Children’s Day for all the ‘little bloomin’ buds’ who live in the community.  More...

Big Tree Found Near Farm May Be Among Pennsylvania’s Largest

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A forester in Pennsylvania says he’s discovered a massive red oak tree that may be one of the state’s biggest trees.  Pennsylvania Forest Management’s Tom McQuaide is in the process of submitting the tre More...

Immigration Protests Shift To City Hall After Camp Torn Down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia protesters angry over federal immigration policies have shifted their protests to City Hall a day after police cleared out their encampment of tents, canopies and umbrellas outside federal Immigration and Custom More...

Letters

More Than Fun Should Be Considered When Celebrating With Fireworks

To The Editor:  July 4 is set aside for a special day “Independence Day.”  June 28 there was an article about protecting your pet. More...

It Could Happen Here In Fulton County

To The Editor: In the Fulton County News of May 31, 2018, there appeared an article about a community being taken hostage by a gigantic bovine “finishing barn” in Berwick, Pa. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct   A female entered private property at 5408 Pleasant Grove Rd., July 3. More...

Sports

Legion Baseball Roundup

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SF Trap Team Season Results

Six players have advanced to the national trap tournament in Mason, Mich., July 11-15. The team placed third in the conference.  Adin Brady tied for seventh out of 405 players in the state. More...

Customs Officials Find 108 Phony Replica Super Bowl Rings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles.  U.S. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

FOREMAN  Just to say thanks one and all for the get well cards and phone calls during my illness.  Thanks to each and all. God bless.  Helen Foreman   More...

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG   In memory and thanks to all who thought of us, offered a prayer, brought us food, sent flowers, or any other acts of kindness during the loss of my wife, Norma Jeanne DeShong, sister, mother, grandmother and friend.  Thomas E. More...

SMART Recovery Offers Help For Addiction

Meetings held every Thursday evening at library

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a new program now available in Fulton County that is designed to help individuals recover from a variety of addictive behaviors. More...

Commissioners Handle Short Agenda At Weekly Meeting

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray, and Pete Lynch met with Susan Cubbage, Food Basket director, at their weekly meeting July 3 regarding the State Food Purchase Program, which provides cash grants to counties for the purchase and distribution More...

Borough Council Approves Variance

At its monthly meeting July 3 McConnellsburg Borough Council, after a brief discussion, approved a variance request from Steve Wible to allow an office in a residential building located at 403 Lincoln Way East.  More...

Obituaries

Bertha M. Covert

Shade Gap, 90

Bertha M. Covert, 90, Shade Gap, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her residence.  She was born in Fannett Twp., Franklin County, Pa.,October 27, 1927, a daughter of the late Edith (Fortney) and Emory Clouser. She was the wife of Melvin D. More...

Ella G. Eckerd

Berkeley Springs, 91

Ella Genevieve Eckerd, 91, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at The Berkeley Springs Center. Born February 17, 1927, in Olympia, Wash., she was the daughter of the late George and Gladys Walden Linden. More...

Teresa F. Norton

Greencastle, 61

Teresa F. Norton, 61, Greencastle, died Monday July 2, 2018, at her home with her family by her side.  She was born October 1, 1956, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late Elmer and the late Beverly DeShong.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 9, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Shirley Sample, July 19; Teresa Thanos, July 18; Carol Mellott, July 18; Abagael Mc- Garvey, 21 on July 26; Tobias McGarvey, July 20; Randy Bivens, July 24; Tessa Rasp, July 24; De More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold an open stage July 21. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. Center Church will hold a festival July 14, at the community building at 4 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett Wins PA Speedweek

It was a long, hot, grueling 28th edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek as Greg Hodnett captured the week-long Speedweek championship. More...

Features

Temps Rise, Records Fall: Things To Know About The Heat Wave

NEW YORK (AP) – If you’ve been hot lately, you’re not alone. Record high temperatures have been logged over the past week in the U.S. and around the world.  Here’s a quick look at the heat.  What’s going on? More...

Honeybees Finding It Harder To Eat At America’s Bee Hot Spot

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.  More...

U.S. OKs Marijuana Drug For Seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. More...