October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Tackle Routine Business

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners addressed a routine agenda the last two weeks, tackling some ongoing building issues and sitting down with department heads. More...

Southern Fulton Handles Brief Agenda

Hears about writing program, teacher evaluations

After hearing feedback from school staff and administrators regarding a successful elementary writing program as well as the daunting task of completing teacher evaluations, the Southern Fulton School Board tended to a brief agenda last Tuesday night More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, November 3: bagel w/spreads or assorted cereals with toast, assorted fruit juice, fresh fruit or canned fruit, choice of milk. More...

National Observance To Honor America’s Veterans

The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military. More...

Topper Announces Grant Funding For Saxton Traffic Improvements

Rep. Jesse Topper (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced the release of $38,128 in grant funding, which will be used to make traffic improvements in Saxton Borough, Bedford County. More...

Franklin Financial Declares 4th Quarter Dividend

The Board of Directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. More...

Judge Zook Holds Court Session

Judge Jeremiah D. Zook of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 21. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, jello. Tuesday: hot dog, baked beans, macaroni salad, bun, fresh fruit. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Stephen Curtis Waite, 29, McConnellsburg, and Chasity Dawn McGowan, 30, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Warfordsburg Senior Center for November are as follows: November 3: singing practice at 2:30 p.m. November 4: van trip to Altoona shopping; blood pressure screening with Patti 11 a.m.; Election Day. More...

McKelvy Named Claes Nobel Educator Of Distinction

Educator Josh McKelvy of McConnellsburg High School was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). More...

Trail Appointed New TUI Director

Earlier this month, Dr. More...

Cove Creek Water Sampling Under Way

In an effort to obtain more baseline data for local waterways, the Fulton County Conservation District recently began sampling at four sites along Big Cove Creek near McConnellsburg. More...

Topper Announces Grant Funding For Bedford Trail Project

Rep. Jesse Topper (RBedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) last Wednesday announced the release of $170,000 in grant funding for a trail project to link downtown Bedford with the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. More...

Forbes Road Lions Club Holds Charter Night

The Forbes Road Lions Club held it 35th anniversary charter night last Tuesday, October 21, at Hoss’s Bedford Steak and Sea Food. The occasion also served as a “cash cow fundraiser” for Hustontown Senior Citizen Center. More...

Man Fighting Charges For Painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. More...

Cops: PA Surplus Store Sold Stolen Items

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) – The owner of a western Pennsylvania Army-Navy surplus store and his nephew have been charged with selling items that were stolen from the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina last year. More...

Probe Ended Into Fees Paid To Judge’s Wife

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities in Philadelphia say they won’t file charges after investigating referral fees paid by law firms to the wife of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus Mc- Caffery. More...

PA In Ebola-monitor Program

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of More...

Town Can Keep Jim Thorpe’s Body

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. More...

Campaign Spending Record Falls

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Reputed Ex-mob Boss Gets Extra 4 Months In Prison

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob will go back to prison for another four months for violating his parole. More...

Lifestyle Tips To Reduce Chronic Inflammation

(StatePoint) – Millions of Americans endure the pain of chronic inflammation, and even when pain is not apparent, millions more run the risk of serious diseases triggered by chronic inflammation. More...

SF On Board With Operation Safe Stop

Bus, motorist safety program receives nod of approval

The Southern Fulton School District recently got on board with an educational program aimed at enlightening the general public and motorists as well as bus drivers on safety issues that arise when an illegal pass is made while children are boarding o More...

Buchanan Trail Sporters Make Donation

Braden Wissinger, left, and Sally Hoover of Buchanan Trail Sporters LLC of McConnellsburg present Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake board members Anthony D’Anna and Ed Carbaugh with a donation in More...

County GOP Set For Election

Fulton County Republicans gathered Saturday evening at the Hustontown firehall for their annual fall dinner and to get out the vote for the November 4 gubernatorial and mid-term election. More...

Climate Marchers Stop Here

On March 1, 2014, dozens of climate activists, young and old, set out from Los Angeles, Calif., in the Great March for Climate Action with their stated goal to “change the heart and mind of the American people, our elected leaders and people ac More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown Senior Center for November are as follows: November 3: chair exercises at 10:30 a.m. November 4: van trip to Hagerstown/I-Hop, Dollar Tree, Christmas Tree Shop and Valley Mall; center closed. More...

Dispose Of Unused Prescriptions In Borough

MedReturn Drug Collection box located in Sheriff’s Office

NEWS EDITOR Fulton County residents can now safely dispose of their unused prescription medication as a result of a joint effort by the Fulton County sheriff and district attorney’s offices. More...

Senior Center Activities

November activities at McConnellsburg Senior Center are as follows: November 3: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; crafts at 11 a.m. November 4: Altoona trip at 8 a.m. November 5: bingo at 9:30 a.m.; hymn sing with Frank. November 6: movie and snacks at 9:30 a.m. More...

Lottery Wreath Winner

Chris Barnett was the winner of the Hustontown Senior Center lottery wreath drawing for the month of October. Gloria Black, club president, sold the winning ticket. More...

World Series Are Nothing New For Turfgrass Student

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Elks Soccer Shoot Results

Chambersburg Elks Lodge 600 held its annual soccer shoot championship with more than 1,500 youths participating. More...

Cousins Enjoy Day In County

A family of distantly related cousins enjoyed a day in Fulton County Saturday, October 25. States represented were New Mexico, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas and Virginia. More...

Festival Truck And Tractor Pull Results

Truck Pulls More...

Team Selected To Replace Bridges Through Project

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced last week that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was selected for the department’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to replace 558 bridges across the state. More...

Engagement

Scott and Terri True of Hancock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tatum Alyse True to Jesse Thomas Fitz, son of Thomas and Teresa Fitz of Crystal Spring. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Hancock High School. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE October 20 More...

Primanti Bros. To Mail Sandwiches

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its iconic sandwiches with French fries and coal slaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail. Primanti Bros. More...

County Native Working For USAid

In Africa on front lines of the Ebola response

NEWS EDITOR A Fulton County native has found herself on the front lines in Africa as the United States and other nations respond to the Ebola virus outbreak. More...

Hancock Flag Football Wraps Up Season

Ravens: front row, left: Jayten McCarty, Logan Hendershot, Shawn Thomas, Chandler Buskirk, Kate Morris; middle row: Dakota Truax, Nick Willison, Cody Booth, Brody Demory, Teegan Younker; back row: co More...

FFA Students Entertain At Fulton Fall Folk Festival

McConnellsburg FFA spent the Fulton Fall Festival weekend entertaining young and old alike with their petting zoo, corn maze and face painting again this year. More...

Farm Women Hold Tea

Fulton County Society of Farm Women members and friends gathered for a tea at the Fulton House to celebrate the 55-year anniversary of Farm Women in Fulton County, which was founded October 14, 1959 More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. Tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Richards Family Trust by trustees Ronald L. Richards and Connie J. More...

PA Campaign Spending Record Falls

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...