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Local & State

Turn-of-the-century Wall Drawings Found In Home

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Back in the early 1900s, Mary Hauck was a widow trying to raise five children, likely too preoccupied to stop two of her sons from drawing all over the walls of a snug third-floor room in their Second Street home. More...

Big Top Fun Comes To Town Saturday

Zerbini Family Circus to perform 6 p.m.

As the final weeks of summer wind down, the big top will be returning to Fulton County later this week with some antics sure to make you laugh, sweet treats to fill your belly and high-flying performances that will leave onlookers cheering for more. More...

County Introduces Mental Health First Aid To Employees

Fulton County joins PA initiative to increase mental health literacy

Fulton County government has initiated the Mental Health First Aid program to county employees, offering training to members of the probation, sheriff, children’s services and domestic relations departments to improve mental health literacy &nd More...

Letters

County Often Votes Against Its Best Interests

To The Editor: Several weeks ago the “News” carried a letter to the editor containing the assertion that an attorney representing the hog farm interests disparaged the citizens of Fulton County by questioning their intelligence. More...

Urges Residents To Actively Protest Building Of Hog Farm

To The Editor: I am writing in response to the letter to editor in the Fulton County News dated August 20, 2015, by Sam Kegerrers, from Greenwood, Ind., entitled “Fishermen Fears Large Hog Farm Impact on Fulton County’s Environment, Healt More...

Family

Birth Announced

Vincenzo and Antonina Badalamenti of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a son, Luciano Badalamenti, August 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Cards Of Thanks

FIX I would sincerely like to thank each and every one who sent me a birthday card for my 90th birthday. Also for the phone calls, happy birthdays, flowers, birthday cakes and a very delicious birthday dinner. More...

In Memory

DOLLINGERIn memory of LouDollinger, 9-2-42 – 6-17-14:Happy BirthdaySomeone is missing todaySomeone my heart holdsontoAs I travel life’s waySomeone special for meto loveWho won’t be forgottenBut remembered fromyear to year. More...

State Hearing Board Grants “Stay” On Swine Farm

Local citizens win important battle to delay the project

Last Thursday, several local citizens won their fight to stay construction and operation of the proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Ayr Township. More...

Union Twp Loses Another Supervisor

Robert Shipley steps down from position

For the second time in less than two months, the Union Township Board of Supervisors has lost another member of their three-man board. More...

West Nile Virus Detected Here

First positive sample since 2012

Fulton County had its first documented case of West Nile virus last Thursday, the first positive sample recorded since 2012, according to a report issued by program officials. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence Duvall Jr.

Robertsdale, 49

Lawrence Duvall Jr., 49, Robertsdale, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, August 30, 2015. Born in Huntingdon on March 29, 1966, he was the son of Lawrence Duvall, who survives in Robertsdale, and the late Linda (Booher) Duvall. More...

Joan A. Houdersheldt

Warfordsburg, 75

Joan Ann Houdersheldt, 75, Warfordsburg, died Friday, August 29, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born May 1, 1940, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Waloy and Evelyn Talbot Machen. More...

Justin B. Locke

Drexel Hill, 28

Justin Banks Locke, 28, Drexel Hill, Pa., and formerly of Orbisonia, Pa., died at 6:38 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at his home. Born July 7, 1987, at Hagerstown, he was the son of Gordon and Donna (Grissinger) Locke of Orbisonia, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 31, 1995 ’95 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthdays: Peggy Wagner, September 2; Betty Christian, 92 on August 30; Jane Lininger, September 7; Doris Agesen, September More...

Sports

Dan Duncan Aces No. 4 In Brother’s Memorial Tournament

The brother of a charity tournament’s namesake won a new 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE at Great Cove Golf Course August 15 in a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Hamilton Hyundai of Chambersburg. More...

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett claimed his 17th overall feature win of the season with another win in 410 Sprint car action at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night. More...

Church News

Homecoming Services

Rehobeth Cemetery Association’s annual homecoming service will beheld at Rehobeth United Methodist Church Sunday, September 6, at 2 p.m. Pastor Frank Kocek will be in charge, with Rev. More...

Homecoming Services

Sideing Hill Christian Church will hold its annual homecoming September 6. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. William Swope. More...

Wells Valley To Hold Outdoor Service

Wells Valley Presbyterian Church will hold an outdoor service at the Wells Tannery Community Park pavilion September 13, 2015, at 9 a.m. All are welcome, including pets. More...