January 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

2008 The Year That Was!

It was all about the economy

The old year drew to a close last week amid mixed emotions. While many were glad to see it go, others expressed concern for the year that lies ahead. More...

Local & State

Olympia Ice Cream Parlor Closes For Winter Months

First time since its opening 30 years ago

A downtown Chambersburg landmark has fallen victim to the economic downturn with the winter closing of the Olympia Ice Cream Parlor. The parlor, long popular with both Franklin and Fulton County shoppers, closed for the winter on December 31, 2008. More...

Douglas Herman Sworn In As President Judge

Judge Douglas W. Herman is sworn in as president judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District on Tuesday morning in the courtroom of the Fulton County Courthouse. Judge Herman replaces retiring president Judge John R. Walker. More...

New Ultrasound Equipment At Medical Center Produces 4D Images

Volume Ultrasound reduces exam times

Patients can now benefit from a new medical imaging technique called Volume Ultrasound that will help physicians at Fulton County Medical Center quickly and precisely perform general imaging in a broad range of clinical applications from abdominal More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 5, 1989 The New Year's Baby - traditionally, it is the first baby born during the New Year at the Fulton County Medical Center. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, was taken around 1944 and pictures Ruth and her brother, Carl Gordon. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Now the holidays are over it's back to work and back to school and settle in for winter months ahead. We report Pastor Bill Kuhn has been hospitalized for a few days. Hope he will be recovered and back home soon. More...

Our Town

Fulton County Honor Guard held its annual dinner on Sunday evening in the American Legion. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to David Anderson, Kaylee Anderson, Fred Steach, Betty Fleck, Ben Souders, Nick Brown, Melinda Stevens, Heather Hilbert, Dorothy Patterson, Bonnie Watkins, Judy Roher, Krista Brown, Tommy Cohenour, Melinda Reed and Alexys Anderson. More...

Entertainment

Three Springs Boy New Year Baby At J.C. Blair Hospital

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Safe Kids of Huntingdon County have presented J.C. Blair's New Year's Baby Levi David Hunsinger of Three Springs with a newborn health and safety package of gifts. Levi arrived at 1:18 a.m. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, January 12: spaghetti/ rigatoni and meatballs, garlic sticks, tropical fruit or mixed fruit. Tuesday, January 13: macho nachos (meat and cheese), tossed salad, peaches or pineapple. More...

Attains Dean's List

Tim Strait III has attained the dean's list for the fall semester at Penn State University, majoring in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Miranda and Tim Strait Jr., McConnellsburg. More...

Features

Researchers Focus On Bringing Back Missing Bees

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP) - Scientists are trying to solve a mystery critical to the future of American agriculture: Why are honeybee hives failing at a disturbing high rate? More...

Family

Kylor Receives Circle Of Excellence Award

Colleen Kylor, RN, BSN CCRN, McConnellsburg, clinical manager of the critical care unit at Chambersburg Hospital, has been selected by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the Circle of Excellence Leadership Award. More...

Brownies Tour News Office

Brownie Troop 1597 toured the Fulton County News in November. More...

Boro Police Arbitration Finalized

Disbanded force wins concessions on leave payout, insurance and pensions

All end-of-contract issues for the disbanded McConnellsburg Borough Police Department have been settled as a result of a ruling made following binding arbitration held in December of last year. More...

Tolls On Tur npike Increased Sunday

Fares between toll booths will now be 25 percent higher

Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers may have experienced an economic jolt on Sunday as turnpike tolls were increased by 25 percent. The new rates become effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. More...

Fulton County Adopts 2009 Budget

Property tax rate holding at 10 mills

As one of their final acts of the year, the Fulton County commissioners gave a final nod to the proposed budget for 2009 that shows revenue totalling $5,973,309 and expenditures at a slightly higher level of $6,277,662 last Tuesday. More...

2008 Review by Month

With a sincere wish for the safety and success of our new president as we hopefully begin a new day, here is a recap of the stories that dominated Fulton County's "News" in 2008: January The new year began with the closing of the Gia More...

Obituaries

Amos J. Carbaugh

Greencastle, 67

Amos J. Carbaugh, 67, Greencastle, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 28, 1941, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late J. Merle and Pearl Atherton Carbaugh. More...

David T. Hoffman

Hancock, 55

David Theodore Hoffman, 55, Hancock, Md., died Monday, December 29, 2008, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born July 29, 1953, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Theodore Frederick and Edith Louise Landers Hoffman. More...

Joanna Jay

Everett, 98

Joanna Jay, 98, Everett, died Monday, December 29, 2008. She was born September 12, 1910, in Snake Spring Valley, a daughter of the late Frank and Earnie (Cessna) Miller. More...

Letters

Eminent Domain Has Little To Do With Public Good

Editor's Note: The following letter was written in response to an Associated Press story, "Landowners Fight To Save Land Fr om Gas Companies," that appeared in the Jan. 1, 2009, edition of the "News." More...

FCMC, Community Have Big Hearts

To The Editor: We had the good fortune to be near the grand, new Fulton County Medical Center when a medical emergency happened early on Sunday morning, December 21, 2008. More...

Consumer Safety Improvement Act Could Be Troublesome In Hard Economic Times

To The Editor: I am a part of an online group and we often research things. We have dug up this law that was passed in August 2008 called HR4040 or Consumer Safety Improvement Act. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crystal Spring Man Waives Hearing A 26-year-old Crystal Spring man waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received on Wednesday, December 24, in Bedford County. More...

Rendell Wants No Parole Of Repeat Violent Inmates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gov. Ed Rendell on Sunday asked the Legislature to end parole for repeat violent offenders and said the state would expand its supervision of such offenders who have already been paroled. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Cumberland Valley Christian 62, McConnellsburg 47 Jarrod Appleby had a teamhigh 13 points for the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans, who unsuccessfully faced off against Cumberland Valley Christian Monday night. More...

Girls Basketball

Tussey Mountain 53, Southern Fulton 30 Southern Fulton was handed its first loss of the 2008-09 season Saturday when the Tussey Mountain Titans rolled on to a 53-30 Sideling Hill League victory. More...

District Five Girls Basketball Standings

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Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Free Clothing There will be free clothing, coats and blankets available on Tuesday, January 13, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Saint Stephen Catholic Church. More information may be obtained by calling Sister Margie at 485-5917. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

COVER The family of Lillian Cover would like to thank family and friends for the acts of sympathy expressed through phone calls, cards, food, flowers and prayers. More...

Celebrates First

Aaliyah Jade Walters celebrated her first birthday on January 2, 2009. Her proud parents are Greg and Diane Walters of Big Cove Tannery. Bailey and Carson are her "mega brother" and "big brother," respectively. More...

Birth Announced

Tylec Johnson would like to announce the birth of his little brother, Adrian Wilson Johnson. He was born December 18, 2008, at 10:03 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches long. More...