October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

FIDA Director Resigns

STAFF REPORT

The executive director of the area's Industrial Development Association bid farewell to Fulton County last Thursday after accepting a similar employment opportunity in nearby Blair County. More...

Tri-State Director Resigns

Leslie Colbrese steps down effective September 30

The executive director of Tri- State Health Community Clinic recently submitted her letter of resignation to the organization's board of directors, citing her acceptance of another position in a similar field of work. More...

Local & State

Presidential Debate Watch Held At Dott Store

The Dott Store in Bethel Township was the scene of one of many debate-watch get-togethers taking place across the country Friday night. More...

Focus Less On The S.A.T., Study Tells Colleges

Exams tied to school curricula may be a viable alternative for admissions assessment, a year-long study says

Colleges need to rethink their heavy reliance on students' SAT and ACT scores in deciding who gets in. That's a key conclusion drawn by a group of high school counselors and college officials after a year-long study of admissions testing. More...

FCMC Foundation Names Board Chair

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center is pleased to announce the formation of the FCMC Foundation. The foundation has been established to support health and wellness in the community. More...

Letters

Ask God To Get The Best Person To Lead Nation

To The Editor: There is an election coming up and anyone who knows God, knows that I Timothy 2:1-2 says "we are to pray for those in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all goodliness and honesty." Verse 3 says: "For this is g More...

Take A Look At The Real Issues This Election

To the Editor: I'll be glad when this seemingly never-ending election cycle is over. It's divisive at a time when together we face such a lot of serious challenges. I hope we will be able to draw together as a nation under our new president. More...

Community Banks Are Safe And Sound

To The Editor: During my 37-year banking career, I can't recall a time when our financial system has been under such severe stress. More...

Police Reports

Two Escape Injury

Two Fulton County residents escaped harm when their vehicles collided along Route 16 in Peters Township, Franklin County, last Tuesday. At 12:25 p.m. More...

Cinder Block Thrown Through Windshield

A 40-year-old Warfordsburg woman faces charges of criminal mischief, harassment and criminal trespassing after she allegedly threatened a local woman and then threw a cinder block through the windshield of the woman's vehicle. More...

Berkeley Springs Man Accused Of Writing Bad Check

A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man is accused of writing a bad check to the former Lumber Yard of Warfordsburg on October 16, 2006. More...

Entertainment

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature was unkind to local racing over the weekend. Williams Grove Speedway lost all three days of the World of Outlaws sanctioned Mickey Hughes National Open. Friday and Saturday were both rained out as well as Sunday's raindate. More...

Fran Mellott Accepts Her Softball Hall Of Fame Awards

Frances Mellott of Hustontown was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame (SSHOF) September 19, 2008. The SSHOF is located in Mustang, Okla. The induction ceremonies were held in Gallatin, Tenn. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, October 6: hamburger or hot dog, french fries, pickle slices, tropical fruit, pears. Tuesday, October 7: two soft tacos or chicken fajitas, potato rounds, applesauce or kiwi. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Amelia Leith (Merson) Woolford, and Jeremy Lee Woolford, Mc- Connellsburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Delaney Leith Woolford, on September 26, 2008, at 5:42 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital, delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Black Stallion To Appear At FCCCS Car Show

World renown Michael Vaters will be on hand to sign autographs and display his Black Stallion Monster Truck at the car show sponsored by the Fulton County Community Christian School to be held October 18 at the Needmore Bible Church. More...

Celebrates First

Colton John Myers, son of Todd and Katrina Myers, Roxbury, will celebrate his first birthday on October 4, 2008. Proud grandparents are George and Betty Viener, Orbisonia and Galen and Sandy Myers, Orrstown. More...

Economy Leads Many To Food Basket's Help

Local agency continues to participate in "Hunters Sharing the Harvest"

The drastically declining economy has caused many to fixate on the tough winter months ahead that will be plagued with high fuel bills. More...

Local Jobless Rate Climbs

Fulton ranks 65th highest out of 67 counties

Fulton County's unemployment rate rose by 1.2 percentage points in August, going from 7.3 percent in July to 8.5 percent in August, according to preliminary figures released by the Department of Labor and Industry last week. More...

Upgrades Abound On State Forestland

Boorman Road fixed for local residents; former Glatfelter property open for fall hunting

In hopes of improving recreational opportunities for sportsmen, hikers and even all-terrain vehicle trail riders, numerous upgrades and alterations to state forestland are on the schedule for this fall in Fulton County. More...

Ayr Twp. Adopts Vehicle Weight Limits

New ordinance applies to 22 township roads

Following a public meeting on September 15, the Ayr Township supervisors adopted a vehicle weight limit ordinance that will affect 22 roads in the township. More...

Obituaries

Caroline D. Kelly

Burnt Cabins, 71

Caroline D. Kelly, 71, Burnt Cabins, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born in Kistler, Pa., September 4, 1937, the daughter of the late John D. and Lydia (Hardy) Price. She was the widow of Alton W. More...

Elke H. Black

Chambersburg, 67

Elke H. Anders Black, 67, Chambersburg, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at her home. She was born February 15, 1941, in Geissen, Germany. She was most recently employed at K-Mart in Chambersburg. More...

Robert L. Funk

State Line, Pa., 79

Robert L. Funk, 79, State Line, Pa., died in his home, with family and friends, on Sunday, September 28, 2008, under Hospice care after a long illness. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 6, 1988 '88 Allen Kelso, antique auto buff, recently acquired what remains of the old bus which was used by the late Max Sheetz for bus service between Mc- Connellsburg and Chambersburg 1916-1922. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Crissy Buterbaugh celebrated her 30th birthday with family and friends on Saturday night with a party at the FOVA. Jean Kies celebrated her 90th birthday with the ladies birthday group and friends on Thursday night at the FOVA. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Janet Brown, Travis Cornelius, Ken Erisman, Dolores Swope, Tim Anderson, Garrett McMath, Beth Bair, Curt Patterson and Tom Ramsey. More...

Hustontown

This fall weather is just gorgeous, but, of course, your correspondent is confined to Fulton County Medical Center. Hope to be home by the time this goes to press. More...

Sports

MHS Wins Volleyball Tournament

Pictured above is the MHS volleyball team after winning the Bellwood Antis Tournament on Saturday, September 27. The team went undefeated in the tournament. More...

Ryder Cup Held At Great Cove

Winner of the JLG Ryder Cup competition held at Great Cove was the white-shirted team: John Mixell, Buzz Carmack, Jamie Greathead, Bob Paruch, Ken Welsh, Emmert Banzhoff, Rudy Mihalick, Vic Erickson, Butch Boyles, Matt Hale, Chris Kennedy, Brett Corn More...

Johnson Edges Edwards At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards gave it all he had, but his best effort wasn't quite good enough to keep Jimmie Johnson from winning Sunday's Sprint Cup Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008 RELIGION Fall Services Special fall services will be held at Jerusalem Christian Church October 2-5, at 7:00 p.m., each night with guest speaker Gary Sams and featuring special music each night. More...

Features

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Janet Richards of Bethany Beach, Del., was taken circa 1965-66 and pictures the children of Rheon and Patsy Gelvin of Hustontown. Left to right are Steve, Jeff, Tim (baby), Mark, and Randy. More...

Will Your Utility Help You Pay The Electric Bill?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - You may not have to pay your entire electricity bill, at least for a while. More...

Church News

Historic Tonoloway Church To Hold Autumn Service

The Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church will hold its annual fall service at the historic church near Warfordsburg, Fulton County, on Sunday, October 5. Guest preacher for the 2:00 p.m. More...

Kendall Funk & Bismark Jewelers Expand Their Business

Kendall Funk & Bismark Jewelers of 31 South Main Street, Chambersburg, Pa., now provides "Local Currency Office" services as an adjunct to their well known jewelry business. More...

Kinzua Bridge Railroad To Auction Its Inventory

KANE, Pa. (AP) - A railroad that once took passengers across the Kinzua Viaduct in northwestern Pennsylvania is selling off its entire inventory next month. The Knox & Kane Railroad began doing business in 1987. More...