January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mary Hann NVFC's Fireman Of The Year

Company honors its female staff, firefighters

It was definitely the women's turn on Saturday evening as the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. bestowed all four of its major awards on three female company members. More...

Local & State

Community Aids In Battle Against Selective Mutism

Hustontown boy diagnosed with anxiety disorder in 2006

Three years ago, Jim and Janet Fittry of Hustontown were introduced to a new term - selective mutism. Selective mutism is defined as a social anxiety disorder in which an individual is afraid to speak. More...

Students Get Hands-On Musical Experience

SF's music curriculum gets boost from "Yamaha" keyboarding program

After 20 years of utilizing the same textbooks, longtime music teacher Dan Meredith wanted to start off this school year at Southern Fulton on a fresh new note - literally. More...

Bonnie Keefer To Continue Heading County Board

3.5 percent salary increase approved

The general structure of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will remain unchanged in 2009 in conjunction with action taken by commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, Daniel Swain Jr. More...

Letters

More On Fort Littleton's EDUs, Churchill And FDR

To The Editor: An EDU, or environmental disposal unit, is an acronym the sewer engineers, the DEP and all in the revenue-generating environment game folks created to help simplify things for us common folk. More...

Farm Bureau To Celebrate Food CheckOut Day February 10

To The Editor: Fulton County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check- Out Day on February 10 as a means of recognizing that growing wholesome food is a farmer's top goal. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

The weather seemed o make for a bad weekend with icy conditions. Some of the church services were cancelled due to icy roads and parking lots. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Kyle Reed, Danielle Winnick, Cali Jo Brown, Almeda Nead, Brittany Whitsel, Kennedy Heaster, Christopher Anderson, Tina Swan, Josh Ramsey, Deb Kerlin, John Wain, Ashlee Keebaugh and Kar Park. . More...

Wells Valley

The Wells Tannery Luminary committee wishes to thank everyone who helped with the luminaries. It turned out to be the roughest weather in recent years, More...

Sports

The Demise Of The "Kings" Kingdom

The Petty name and No. 43 car will still be around this season. The Petty Kingdom won't. Richard Petty Racing is a thing of the past. It has been integrated into Gillett Evernham Motorsports. The "King" is no longer a car owner. More...

Boys Basketball

FCCCS 57, Shalom Christian 50 Shalom Christian's mere fourpoint lead at the halftime break dwindled away last Thursday with Fulton County Community Christian School pulling away for a 57-50 win. More...

Girls Basketball

Everett 47, Southern Fulton 38 The Southern Fulton Indians were handed their second loss of the season Monday night when the Everett Warriors clinched a 47-38 Sideling Hill League victory at home. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Toby and Tracy Hann of Syracuse, N.Y., would like to announce the birth of their son, Max Adam Hann, born September 24, 2008. Max weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. More...

Celebrates Second

Zane Elijah Stepanik celebrated his second birthday on December 6. His proud parents are Chad and Crystal Stepanik of Big Cove Tannery. More...

Celebrates First

Ester Palmer celebrated her first birthday on December 22, 2008, with a princess party. Her proud parents are James and Miriam Palmer of McConnellsburg. More...

Boro Council Wraps Up Police Issues

Discusses parking meter enforcement

McConnellsburg Borough Council members, along with their solicitor, reviewed the final impact agreement with the Mc- Connellsburg Police Association and asked their solicitor to assist them in accounting for borough property at their regular meetin More...

Winter Breeds Stunning, Icy Landscape

Wintry precipitation and cold temperatures came together over the weekend to make this icy landscape Monday morning atop Mercersburg mountain. More...

Heating Woes Plague Forbes Road School

Boiler breakdown leads to early dismissal Monday

The Forbes Road School Board received an update Monday night on the district's heating woes that led to an unexpected dismissal of students earlier in the day. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

BROWN

In memory of Michelle Elizabeth Brown, January 20, 1997, on her 12th birthday: Though time may ease the pain Our love for you will never wane Parents: Connie and Doug Brother Matt and families More...

Doris E. Ford

Orrtanna, 82

Doris E. "Tootie" Ford, 82, Orrtanna, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at York Hospital. Born March 5, 1926, in Mc- Connellsburg, she was the daughter of the late Russell A. and Katherine (Oakman) DeShong. She was the wife of the late Harold B. More...

Dorothy M. Miller

Breezewood, 80

Dorothy M. (Clark) Miller, 80, Breezewood, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on November 6, 1928, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Wilbert H. and Ethel P. (Ramsey) Clark. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 12, 1989

'89 Sen. Robert C. Jubelirer of the 30th District, which includes Fulton County was sworn in as president pro tempore for the fifth year following his re-election to that office on January 3. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 11, 1979

'79 Fulton County produced three first-place winners in the home economics divisions at this year's state Farm Show in Harrisburg, and each of them received the added distinction of being named best in their class among all competitors throughout More...

40 Years Ago

'69 Three Fulton County farmers were winners in the state hay show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last week. Nearly 100 hay exhibits from all areas of Pennsylvania were on hand. More...

Police Reports

Crime, Patrol Report Released

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks recently released a crime and patrol activity report for the month of December during which criminal investigators were contacted regarding 78 offenses. More...

Rental Car Used Without Authorization

A rental car from Enterprise Car Rental was used without authorization by Alfred Carrera II, 35, of Hummelstown between August 4 and August 7, 2008. Charges against Carrera were filed through the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. More...

Prescriptions Taken

Various prescription medications were stolen from the 7887 Waterfall Road, Hustontown, residence of Richard Dennis Boden, 71, between 2 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 8. More...

Entertainment

Pie Crust: A Baker's Triumph

For many home cooks, mastering the art of a flaky pie crust is considered an unattainable feat

As a home baker, I love receiving compliments on the cakes and cookies I pull out of my oven. But nothing pleases me quite as much as hearing praise for my pie crust. That's because I'm a late bloomer when it comes to pies. More...

Historical Society News

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the CCC program that hired Fulton County men to work at Cowans Gap and Oregon Camp in Wells Valley, the Fulton County Historical Society has reprinted the Spring Menu and Recipe Suggestions cookbook provi More...

Cards Of Thanks

McQUADE

Special thanks to my family members, Faye Bard, friends, pastors, church members, Dr. Kaneda, Dr. More...

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

Sweetheart Ball The 25th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball will be held February 14 at the American Legion. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. DJ "Blazin Dragon'' will provide entertainment at 8:00 p.m. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Free Clothing Free clothing will be given out on Tuesday, February 17, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's church (weather permitting). Further information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5917. More...

Church News

Celebrating The Year Of The Ox

Chinese Zodiac stamps now available

President-elect Barack Obama is an Ox and so are you if you were born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 or 1997. More...

Special Speaker At Evangel

Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg is pleased to announce that Roy Poole will be at the church on February 1, at 9:30 a.m. Roy celebrates more than 30 years in the ministry of gospel music. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Freeman Snair, Pastor. Sunday School service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Amberson United Methodist Church, Pastor Ed Sharpe. Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. More...