October 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Continues Planning For Police Force Abolishment

One-hour executive session held

McConnellsburg Borough Council members spent much of their regular meeting last Wednesday evening in executive session. More...

Forbes Road Bus Contractors Plead With Board For Fuel Assistance

New coaches hired

After making several appearances before the Forbes Road School Board in preparation for the start of the 2008-09 school year, bus contractors Rick and Anita Bolinger returned to the board yet again Monday night to enter an additional plea for fuel More...

Shives Released From Jail After Bail Lowered

Preliminary hearing conducted last Monday

A Big Cove Tannery man accused of shooting at his ex-girlfriend was released from prison last Wednesday after his bail was lowered during a preliminary hearing earlier in the week. Forty-three-year-old Michael Frederick Shives Sr. More...

Local & State

Women Take Hands-On Approach To Self-Defense

Twenty-two women hailing from across Fulton, Franklin and Huntingdon counties have opted to take a "hands-on" approach to learning self-defense techniques during a four-week course organized by the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission. More...

Penn State Students To Raise Money Here

For Pediatric Cancer

Attention all residents! October 10-12, 2008, Penn State students will be in your area raising money to support the Penn State IFC/AVP Panhellenic Dance Marathon. More...

Local Republicans Open Campaign Headquarters

Showing off their party pride last Tuesday evening, members of the Fulton County Republican Committee and the Women's Council opened the doors to their local headquarters in the former Rainbow's End located in Bear's Plaza, McConnellsburg. More...

Letters

Countians' Racism Stunning In 21st Century

Editor's note: The article Mr. Harsch refers to, "McCain strong in border county," was published in the Sunday, Oct. 5, edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. More...

Post-Gazette Article Disappoints

To the Editor: Daniel Malloy from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently wrote an article about the political climate of Fulton County, the most Republican county in Pennsylvania. More...

Obama Supporter's Opinions Are Biased, Inaccurate

To the Editor Last week Mr. Kligerman told us that we should "take a look at the real issues this election." He went on to state that certain attacks on Barack Obama are outright lies. More...

Police Reports

Painting Stolen From Hospital

A 66-year-old McConnellsburg man has been charged with theft by unlawful taking after he allegedly walked into the acute-care waiting room of the Fulton County Medical Center and stole a painting by local artist Mark Twain Noe. More...

DUI Charges Filed

Charges of driving under the influence are slated to be filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott against a 51- year-old McConnellsburg man. More...

Retail Theft Investigated

An individual operating a red, late 1990s Ford Explorer pumped gasoline and left the McConnellsburg Getty Mart without paying on Sunday, October 5, at 3:22 p.m. The vehicle was last observed heading east on Route 16. More...

Entertainment

Path Valley Racing News

With only one points race remaining, Tim McClelland started on the pole in the 270 Sprints and raced to his first win of the season Friday night at Path Valley Speedway Park. More...

PennDOT Encourages Motorists To "Steer Clear"

Motorists required to move over or slow down for roadside incidents

To improve safety during roadside incidents, PennDOT is reminding motorists to move over. The "steer clear" law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle. More...

PSU Dean's List

The following students have attained the dean's list at Penn State University: Emile Ott, McConnellsburg, University Park. Tiea Yaukey, McConnellsburg, Mont Alto. More...

Features

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Jerry Schetrompf of Needmore, pictures first- through eighth-grade students at Harmonia School, Buck Valley, and was taken in 1950. More...

Financial Focus

What Does Rescue Plan Mean To Individual Investors?

If you've watched the news from Wall Street and Washington the past few days, you've seen a hefty amount of drama. But in the end, what will it mean to you? More...

Church News

Mount Tabor Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On October 5, Mount Tabor Church of the Nazarene in Waterfall, joined with 18,000 other Nazarene churches in 151 world areas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene. More...

More Than 100 Attend Annual Tonoloway Service

The Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Choir sings before a congregation of more than 100 at a special service held Sunday afternoon at historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg. More...

Gospel Singer

Jerry Bennett, gospel singer, will appear Wednesday, October 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fort Littleton Bible Church, 2811 Plum Hollow Road. All are welcome to attend. More...

Rouzer Sentenced In Attempted Murder Case

Minimum sentence of 14 years, 7 months imposed for shooting of Randy Walters

Still awaiting trial in neighboring Franklin County on charges he hired a hitman from jail to finish off an area couple slated to testify against him, Gregory Aaron Rouzer appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week to receive a m More...

Car Crash Kills Area Woman

Blunt force trauma cause of Elton Duvall's death

A McConnellsburg area woman known throughout the county for her community activism and love of penning articles on local issues and causes was killed instantly in a tragic auto accident along Route 30 in neighboring Franklin County last week. More...

Peggy Ann Bradnick To Speak To FCHS

Will recount 1966 kidnapping at meeting

The Fulton County Historical Society (FCHS) will kick off the 35th annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival on Thursday evening, October 16, with a special program at the McConnellsburg High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Elton R. Duvall

McConnellsburg, 72

Elton Ruth Wigfield Schoen Duvall, 72, Mc- Connellsburg, died instantly Thursday, October 2, 2008, as a result of injuries she sustained in a car accident in St. Thomas Township. More...

William P. Barnhart

Needmore, 91

William Palmer Barnhart, 91, Needmore, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at his home. Born May 14, 1917, in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Ward B. and Mamie C. Golden Barnhart. He was a self-employed farmer. More...

Earl E. Morris

McConnellsburg, 77

Earl E. Morris, 77, McConnellsburg, died Monday, October 6, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born November 10, 1930, in Hagerstown, Md., the son of the late William and Pauline (Hoover) Morris. He was married to the late Mae Morris. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 13, 1988 '88 The 15th annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival will feature activities in all areas of the county, including events in Burnt Cabins, Hustontown, Clear Ridge, Harrisonville, Needmore, Warfordsburg an More...

Correspondents' Notes

SF Class Of 1955 Holds 53-Year Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1955 held its 53-year reunion at Whips Cove Church Hall June 21, 2008. More...

Our Town

Jenny Sipes is recuperating from knee replacement recently, having some complications with the healing of it. Mike and Robin Rotz celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on October 1. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Lynn Knepper, Jack Fetterhoff, Barb Shaw, Warren Benson, Kelly Brown, Nicole Kling, William Greenland, Susie Schmidt, Barb Ramsey and Larry Roher II. More...

Sports

Junior High Soccer

McConnellsburg 5, Southern Fulton 4 Briar Kirk had an outstanding offensive effort last Friday when the Southern Fulton junior high scoccer team squarred off against the McConnellsburg Spartans. More...

Boys Soccer

McConnellsburg 3, Everett 2 McConnellsburg narrowly slipped by the Everett Warriors last Wednesday in overtime, clinching the Sideling Hill League match by the score of 3-2. More...

Field Hockey

Forbes Road 2, Huntingdon 0 Forbes Road held onto their perfect Keystone League record with a 2-0 victory over the Huntingdon Bearcats last Tuesday. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Outdoor Sing A special outdoor sing will be held again at the home of Dick and Ruth Knepper's on Sunday afternoon, October 12, at 4:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish and a comfortable lawnchair. More...

RECREATION

X Card Shoot X-card shoots will be held Friday nights until November 21, at 7:00 p.m., at Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club. Enter to win a New England Arms 12 gauge pump shotgun when playing X card. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Photo Contest Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting photo entries through November 14 with the winning photo to be used in a community art room mural located in the basement meeting room of the Lions Club Community Building. More...

Family

Grandma Grows Monster Sweet Potatoes

Colt Souders, Harrisonville, is pictured with sweet potatoes grown by his grandmother, Vera Brown. Approximately six bushels were produced, with the largest one weighing in at five pounds. More...

Center For Families Receives A Year's Worth Of Children's Books

As part of Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program

Local children who participate in Family Center programs are getting a year's worth of unexpected presents: a brand new book each month for a year from the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories program and its partners First Book and Simon & Schuster Child More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

Allena Hendershot, daughter of Rodney and Erika Hendershot of McConnellsburg, donated 12 1/2 inches to Locks of Love. Allena is a third-grader at Mc- Connellsburg Elementary. Pictured with Allena is her stylist, Brenda Mellott. More...