November 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cowans Gap Bridge Getting "Spruce-Up"

Parts of old CCC bridge being replaced

Nearly seven years after extensive renovations and updates were made to Cowans Gap State Park, the park is now undergoing some minor "sprucing up," according to park manager Steve Behe. More...

Local & State

Key To Stemming High-School Dropouts: Parents

Many parents of students in lowperforming schools say they're not kept informed, a new report finds

If America is going to stem the dropout crisis, low-performing schools will have to do a better job of reaching out to parents. More...

Powell Gets State Time For Indecent Assault

Judge orders minimum sentence of 5 years

After hearing testimony from the parents of an 8-year-old Winchester, Va., girl subjected to an act of aggravated indecent assault at a picnic last summer and reviewing a handful of letters written by the accused's friends, pastor and family physic More...

FCMC Celebrates First Anniversary

One year after dedication of new hospital

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) celebrated its one-year anniversary on Sunday, November 2. The center was open to the public for self-guided tours from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

The Eagles Club held a Halloween party for children on Saturday afternoon, October 25, with around 40 children in costumes attending. More...

Hustontown

We just can't complain about this beautiful fall weather and how beautiful those leaves are. Mother Nature sure paints a beautiful picture if we just take time to enjoy it. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Brenden Lupey, Steve Brown, Jill Knepper Kalyankar, Barney Wilt, Brooke Taylor, Bernadine Mills, Casey Jaymes, Bob Anderson, Shane Mills, Amanda Allison, Kolton Gaff, Gavin Myers and Penny Mixell. More...

Police Reports

Vehicle Overturns, Injures One

The driver of a 1998 Subaru Forrester sustained minor injuries when her vehicle overturned onto its passenger side along Timber Ridge Road on Wednesday, October 29. According to state police, Betty L. More...

Police Investigating Cruelty To Animals

State police from the McConnellsburg barracks are currently investigating a case of cruelty to animals that occurred at a residence along Cito Road in Ayr Township on Wednesday, October 29. More...

Gasoline Taken In Retail Theft

Twenty-nine dollars in unleaded gasoline was pumped into a vehicle at Getty Mart on Sunday, October 26, at 4:05 p.m. The driver then fled in the vehicle without paying for the purchase. More...

Entertainment

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, November 10: assorted cereal or egg and cheese omelet, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, November 11: closed. More...

MES To Present "Robin Hood - The Musical"

In the last three months, 49 cast members from the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grades have been preparing to present "Robin Hood - The Musical!" The show will be presented in the McConnellsburg High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, November More...

Woman Pleads Guilty In Plot To Kill Father

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - An 18- year-old Manassas woman has pleaded guilty to arranging with her mother to have her father killed. More...

Features

Economic Troubles Trickle Down To Pet Owners

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Recently a woman walked nearly seven miles from her Cameron Street home to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area shelter to give up the 7-year-old pit bull she had raised since it was 8 weeks old. More...

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 10, 1988 '88 A McConnellsburg man was found dead in his car off the north side of U.S. Route 30 bypass in Todd Township, about one mile east of U.S. Route 522, around 6:45 p.m. last Saturday. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger is comprised of photos taken by C.B. More...

Obama Elected Nation's New President

County voters continue to back Republican candidates; Shuster defeats Barr

Within 30 minutes of the final votes being tabulated in Fulton County Tuesday night, media organizations were broadcasting an 11 p.m. announcement declaring Sen. Barack Obama president-elect. More...

Skidmore Confesses To Exxon Robbery

Henderson enters plea in unrelated robbery

Two men facing charges of robbery on unrelated incidents that occurred in Fulton County last year opted to enter a plea of guilty before Judge Carol Van Horn last Monday in the midst of the jury trial selection process. More...

Veterans Day Observed Next Tues.

11 a.m. ceremonies at courthouse

An officer with the United States Army is scheduled to give the keynote address at this year's Veterans Day obeservance Nov. 11 at the Fulton County Courthouse in Mc- Connellsburg. Col. More...

Forbes Road Surpasses PSSA Testing Standards

District meets adequate yearly progress; high school receives warning for reading scores

The principal of Forbes Road High School took a moment Monday evening to recap Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing results for the previous 2007- 08 school year and assured those in attendance that steps are being taken to impro More...

Obituaries

Richard E. Clusman

McConnellsburg, 74

Richard E. Clusman, 74, Mc- Connellsburg, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at Altoona Regional Hospital. He was born in Baltimore, October 3, 1934, the son of the late Adm. Elmer C. and Mildred (Wadsworth) Clusman. He was the husband of Helen L. More...

Gladys B. Kendall

McConnellsburg, 87

Gladys Bivens Kendall, 87, formerly of McConnellsburg and a resident of Menno Haven for the past eight years, died Sunday, November 2, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital. More...

Russell H. Ridgeway Jr.

Waterfall, 77

Russell Heaton Ridgeway Jr., 77, Waterfall, died Thursday morning, October 30, 2008, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born June 17, 1931, in Loudoun County, Va., he was the son of the late Russell H. and Francis Ridgeway Sr. More...

Letters

Praises Fire Companies, Community's Response To Trailer Fire

To The Editor: Anyone who knows my family knows that we have family, but not much else, as far as assets. Monday morning I received a phone call while I was at work that my youngest brother Danny's trailer was on fire, but everyone was safe. More...

Borough Needs Residents To Complete Surveys For Sidewalk Grant Money

To The Editor: Many residents have received income surveys letters within the past six months from Borough Council in an attempt to secure grant funding from the county of Fulton's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to assist in the More...

No More Excuses! Football's Time Is Now

Dear Editor, The Fulton County Cowboys finished their first successful season. More...

Sports

Edwards Stretches Fuel For Texas Win

FT. WORTH, Texas - "Amazing," is the way Carl Edwards' crew chief Bob Osborne described his driver's win Sunday in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. But it was Osborne's decision to keep Edwards and his No. More...

Girls Volleyball

North Star 3, McConnellsburg 0 McConnellsburg pos- season play came to a halt Thursday night during the championship round of District 5-A playoffs against North Star. More...

Girls Win Harvest Classic

Pictured above are McConnellsburg u10 girls soccer team who won the Harvest Classic held in Chambersburg on October 18 and 19. The girls went 6-0 and did not allow a goal all weekend long. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christian Conference Bedford and Fulton counties' Christian conference will hold its quarterly conference at Buck Valley Federated Church on Saturday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. 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

Plant Bulbs, Flowers This Fall For A Beautiful Spring

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Colorful spring flowers will replace the dull white of winter, if you invest a little work and preparation in the autumn. Your garden can be in constant bloom from January to July using these helpful suggestions. More...

USDA To Collect And Publish County-Level Data On Land Rental Rates

As directed by the new Farm Bill, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will for the first time collect and publish county level data regarding the cash rental rates producers pay for cropland and pastureland. More...

Church News

Graduates From Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Joseph R. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. More...

Fischer - Adams United

Brooke Nichole Adams and Mark Lee Fischer were united in marriage on June 14, 2008, at Wilson College, with Rev. Meagan Boozer officiating. More...

MES Is Where Character Counts

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...