October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County To Get 5th Judge

Voters will select two new judges next year

In light of an upcoming retirement and newly enacted legislation, Fulton County voters will have a say in 2009 in the selection of two new judges for the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas encompassing both Fulton and Franklin coun More...

Local & State

Good Samaritans Make Over 500 Lbs. Of Sauerkraut

A group of Good Samaritans make sauerkraut last week at Mc- Connellsburg Motor & Implement that will be distributed among local churches for the needy. Chopping and grating cabbage above are, left to right, Dr. More...

Car Crash Kills Pa. State Senator, 66

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Longtime state Sen. James J. Rhoades died Saturday from injuries he suffered a day after the car he was driving collided head-on with a pickup truck. More...

Carlisle Man Suing Police Over Stun Gun Incident.

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - A man is suing the Carlisle police department stemming from a 2006 incident in which he says officers used a stun gun on him. Richard Shultz says in his federal lawsuit that he suffers from a seizure disorder. More...

Letters

Thanks Community For Successful CROP Walk

To the Editor, Despite the fact that the world produces enough food each year to provide a healthy diet to everyone on the planet, over 800 million people go to bed hungry each night. More...

Consider This Question Before Voting

To the editor: OK, OK. In the current vernacular, let's all just chill for a minute. Presidential campaigns are always charged with a great deal of emotion. More...

Pleased About LIHEAP Program Expansion

To The Editor: I am writing today to express my gratitude toward Gov. More...

Police Reports

Crystal Spring Man To Be Extradited

A 45-year-old Crystal Spring man is currently awaiting extradition to West Virginia where he is wanted on a felony warrant for obtaining goods by false pretenses. More...

Locals Struck During Hit-And-Run

Two Fulton County men escaped injury when their 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer was struck in the side by a passing vehicle along Route 22 in Brady Township, Huntingdon County. Driver Russell D. More...

Everett Residents Escape Injury

Five Everett residents escaped injury when their westbound 1992 Ford Escort was destroyed by fire after it stalled on Oregon Road in Brush Creek Township. Twenty-oneyear old Ryan B. More...

Entertainment

Research Offers Insight For PA Deer Hunters

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Hunters interested in how and why yearling bucks disperse should be intrigued by the findings of a collaborative research project on white-tailed deer conducted by Penn State, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the U.S. More...

Ag Alumni Tailgate To Benefit Student Scholarships And Awards

Alumni and friends of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are invited to attend the Ag Live '08 Tailgate, on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Snider Ag Arena, starting 3 1/2 hours prior to the Penn State vs. Michigan State football game. More...

Fulton County Horse Wins At Devon

The exciting up-and-coming stallion Sandro Class, bred and owned by Brenda Hendershot of Capriole Farm in Warfordsburg, was the winner of the Three-Year-Old Colts/Geldings Class at the prestigious Dressage at Devon. More...

Features

Scenes From The Fall Folk Festival

Parade tractors, red and green, move up Lincoln Way West in single file before crossing Second Street and taking double-lane formation. More...

Full-Time Job In Raptor Project

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - For Brian Bielfelt, a typical "day at the office'' means spending eight hours in a lush backcountry meadow staring up at the sky. More...

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 27, 1988 '88 Pennsylvania voters will find much more than a presidential contest when they head to the polls on November 8. More...

Church News

Revival Services

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will be hosting revival services November 2-5 (Sunday through Wednesday). The evangelist this year is Harry Strite from Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren. There will be special music nightly. More...

Glunt - Henry United

Ellen Henry and Anthony Glunt were united in marriage Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in an outside ceremony at Wilson College, Chambersburg. The bride is the daughter of Robert Henry of Waterfall and Kathy and David Gourley of Hustontown. More...

She's Been Voting For Presidents Since 1932

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) - Letha Frazier cast her first ballot for Herbert Hoover in 1932. She later regretted that vote and became a strong admirer of Franklin Roosevelt, who won that election. "He got us out of the Depression,'' she said. More...

Fall Folk Festival Still Pleases

264 tractors, six steam engines roll along parade route

The Fulton Fall Folk Festival may have come to a conclusion Sunday, but the roaring success of the annual three-day festival filled with good food, fellowship and, of course, tractors is still lingering for event organizers and vendors. More...

Md. Woman Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

To be sentenced in 2007 death of Gettysburg man here

A Hagerstown, Md., woman will be sentenced later this year in connection with a two-vehicle collision in southern Fulton County that claimed the life of a 71-year-old Gettysburg man in 2007. More...

Peggy Ann Recounts Shade Gap Abduction

Kidnapping sur vivor describes eight days of terror

Forty-two years after being abducted from a school bus near her home, kidnapping survivor Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson recounted her very personal story of a crime that terrified a community for eight days and thrust the small town of Shade Gap into More...

Obituaries

Stephen M. Hoover

McConnellsburg, 59

Stephen M. Hoover, 59, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born at Chambersburg Maternity Home, May 15, 1949, the son of the late Rev. Dr. David R. More...

Twila K. Martin

York Springs, Pa., 45

Twila K. Martin, 45, York Springs, Pa., died as the result of an automobile accident on Sunday, October 19, 2008. She was born April 19, 1963, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of Avon and Tressa (Rotz) Deshong of Harrisonville. More...

Sara J. Stratton

Chambersburg, 72

Sara Stratton, 72, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2008, after a valiant 12-year battle with ovarian cancer. She died peacefully at her home at Chambersburg. She was born in Burnt Cabins, December 17, 1935. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Maggie Riggs and daughter Lindsay Mellott spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon in Bedford visiting and having lunch with their Riggs sisters-in-law and aunts from Somerset and West Moreland counties, Laura Reed, Nancy Hay and daughter Sandy, who lives More...

Hustontown

We sure had a beautiful weekend for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. It was a little cool but at least there was no storms. There seemed to be a big crowd in the county, and the flea market at the barn on 522 was well attended. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cathy Harding, Paula Fleischer, Alan Knepper, Eddie Keebaugh, Bob Hogan, Mike Lowery, Deanna Shope, Laetten Park, Doris Shope and John Shoemaker. Anniversary wishes to Steve and Dee Heaster and Buzz and Bea Covert. More...

Sports

Johnson Dominates At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va.- Jimmie Johnson's Sunday win at Martinsville has put him well on the way to a third consecutive Cup title. Johnson completely dominated the 500-lap race, leading seven times for 339 laps for his sixth win of the season. More...

Game Commission Releases Results Of Alleged Mountain Lion Attack

In announcing the current results of its ongoing investigation into an alleged mountain lion attack on Oct. More...

Selected As Pre-Teen Finalist

Brianne Wawro, daughter of Lora Barber and Richard Wawro of Warfordsburg, has been selected as a finalist in the pre-teen Pennsylvania academic and enrichment program held August 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

David King To Appear Recording artist/evangelist David King will be appearing at Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon on Sunday, November 2, at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 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

Project Feeder Watch Benefits Birds and People

Connection with nature promotes wellness

ITHACA, N.Y. - More than 100 studies have shown that getting closer to nature reduces stress and promotes a feeling of well-being in children and adults. So, filling feeders and counting the birds that visit may be just what the doctor ordered! More...

Memorial 5K Run Winners

Pictured above are some of the winners in the Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Fulton County Community Christian School Saturday in Needmore. More...

Panel Says Assisted-Living Regs Need Revisions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State welfare officials have more work to do as they try to clarify for consumers the difference between personal care homes and "assisted-living'' residences, both of which provide care for the elderly and disabled. More...