November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Jail Makes 2008 Pennsylvania At Risk List

8 endangered historic resources named statewide

Preservation Pennsylvania announced Monday that the Fulton County Jail is one of eight resources statewide included in its 2008 Pennsylvania At Risk list. More...

Local & State

Head Start Students Explore Nature

Students in the Bedford/Fulton Head Start classroom in Fulton County learn firsthand about nature through the science center in their classroom. More...

Natural Gas Rush Stirs Environmental Concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Advanced drilling techniques that blast millions of gallons of water into 400-million year-old shale formations a mile underground are opening up unconventional gas fields touted as a key to the nation's energy future. More...

Would-Be Pa. Governors Already Lining Up For 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians won't elect their next governor for two years, but signs are popping up all over that the 2010 campaign is already in progress. In Miami, state Attorney General Tom Corbett and Patrick Meehan, the former U.S. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 24, 1988 '88 The 62-year-old Needmore Elementary School building may be vacated under a proposal by the Southern Fulton School Board. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Clair Lininger Sr. More...

When Alzheimer's Hits At 40

Brian Kammerer, the 45-year-old chief financial officer of a small hedge fund, called his wife one day from a cellphone in the men's room of his Manhattan office building. More...

Sports

Edwards Wins, But Johnson Is Champ

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Carl Edwards led the most laps, stretched the fuel mileage in his No. More...

Racing Roundup

It was the first off weekend of the season as the 2008 racing season concluded more than a week ago as teams start preparing for the 2009 racing season. We learned that Hagerstown Speedway's in 2009 will be an early one! More...

Forbes Road FFA Attends National Convention

The Forbes Road FFA Chapter had a fun and exciting week at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the 21st through the 25th of October. Chapter members went to many events and had a lot of fun on their trips. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Thanksgiving Service A Thanksgiving hymn sing will be hosted by the Knobsville Church of the Brethren on Sunday evening, November 23, at 7:00 p.m. The message will be brought by Pastor Duane Williams from Mt. Tabor Church of the Nazarene. More...

RECREATION

Christmas Parade The 23rd annual Greencastle Christmas parade will be held Saturday, November 22. The parade will begin at 9:21 a.m., at the Lillian S. Besore Memorial Library and will proceed down E. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Holiday Toy Drive Odd Fellow Lodge #773 of New Grenada is collecting new toys to be distributed to area children this Christmas. More...

Hearing Set For Accused Murderer

Shooting victim Karen Gerholt has local ties

A Mount Union, Huntingdon County, man accused of gunning down his wife and mother of his children in the parking lot of the Bedford McDonald's Sunday, November 9, was tentatively scheduled to appear in court this week for a preliminary hearing. More...

Library Expansion, Renovation Move Forward

The million-dollar-plus expansion of the Fulton County Library that includes an elevator and stairwell is taking shape after nearly three months of construction work. More...

Presidential Election Comes To A Close

Fulton County Board of Elections wraps up duties last Thursday

With deadlines extended for military personnel and individuals out of the country needing to submit federal write-in ballots and provisional ballots issued Election Day requiring a final tally, the Fulton County Board of Elections was finally able More...

Obituaries

Rachael N. Butts

Titusville, Fla., 21

Rachael Nicole Butts, 21, Titusville, Fla., died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, with her mother, maternal grandparents and stepfather by her side in Orlando, Fla. Born November 23, 1986 in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of Daniel C. More...

Donna Sue Dodson

Clearville, 67

Donna Sue Dodson, 67, Clearville, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at the Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital. She was born November 13, 1941, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late Rutherford B. Williams Jr. More...

Donna J. Eader

Berkeley Springs, 64

Donna Jean F. Eader, 64, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

I guess everyone noticed those white flakes floating around on Sunday. It could be winter is approaching. A nice crowd attended the Thanksgiving meal on Saturday at Knobsville United Methodist Church. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Wes Howells, November 21; Dianne Stenger, November 22; Dick Decker, Norm Crum and Ed Gracey, November 24; Charles Reeder, November 25; Martina McGarvey, November 22; Clair Traxler, More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Shyla Winnick, Merrill Rosenberry, Sarah Diehl, Michael Anderson, Mary Cutshall, Leann Weist, Dan Gaff, Angie Curfman, Holly Forslund, Zach Smith, Ron Kasper and Jim Mills. More...

Police Reports

Harassment Charges To Be Filed

Charges of harassment are slated to be filed against Nikki Martz, 20, of Todd Township as a result of an incident that occurred in Cloverleaf Court on Thursday, November 13, between 1:10 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. More...

Money, Medication Taken In Burglary

Nine hundred dollars in cash along with 10 Oxycod/Apap J/325 medication pills were stolen from 2820 North Hess Road in Waterfall between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on October 30. Victims included Betty Shotts, 78, and Justin Watson Shotts, 24. More...

Two Collide, Charges Filed

Two vehicles recently collided at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 915 in Brush Creek Township, causing one driver to be cited by state police at the McConnellsburg barracks. Curtis L. More...

Entertainment

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, November 24: assorted cereal or egg and cheese omelet, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, November 25: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Forbes Road Honor Roll

All A's Grade seven: Garrett Bard, Lara Cromer, Macklin Hawkins. Grade eight: Hailey Berkstresser, Kenzie Shoemaker. Grade nine: Shelby Brant, Colby Shaffer, Nicole Stoey. Grade ten: Donovan Bricker, Kimberly Sealock. More...

Elementary Musical Production Went To Arms!

"Hi, Ho, Robin Hood, he was a hero brave and bold ..." told the tale to delighted audiences over the weekend of November 14, 15 and 16." The cast of 49 students from the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades shared the adventures in Nottingham with theat More...

Church News

Public Invited To Music And The Spoken Word Program

Maryland Baltimore Mission- President Dean Moody and his wife, Patrice, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at the 9 a.m. More...

Community Vesper Services

McConnellsburg Ministerium Community Thanksgiving Service will be held November 23, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., at McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church. More...

Engagement

Mark and Connie Mellott of Warfordsburg are very proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Nicole Mellott, to Ryan William Ramsey, son of Tom and Julie Ramsey of Harrisonville. More...