January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Farm Show Results Listed

Local results from the PA Farm Show as of Tuesday are as follows: Elders Branch Farms, Wyatt Karper, Three Springs: third - Limousin summer heifer calves, calved May 1 and after; first - Limousin late spring heifer calves, calved April; first - Li More...

Krom Announces Judicial Candidacy Here

Makes formal announcement at American Legion Monday

Angela Rosenberry Krom became the third candidate to join the race for the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Monday afternoon, issuing a formal announcement at the American Legion. More...

Swine "Swaggers" Her Way To The Top

The Supreme Champion swine at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show was the winning Duroc gilt, KENW8 MS SWAGGER 17-5, topping 189 entries from eight different breeds. This dazzling Duroc also sold for $900 at the Bred Gilt Sale. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over Court Session

Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 23. Joseph L. More...

Seasoned 4-H'er Wins Fourth Farm Show Championship Lamb Banner

Bedford County girl exhibits champion lamb, topples 227 entries

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding presented Samantha Adams of Bedford, Pa., the Grand Champion title in the Junior Market Lamb Show on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK January 5

Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1332-1504 lbs., $87.75 to $89.75; couple 1516-1548 lbs., $88 to $89.75; choice 2-3, 1216-1496 lbs., $84.25 to $87.50; 1532-1594 lbs., $84 to $85.75; couple 1682-1690 lbs., $78 to $81; full/y.g., 4-5, 123 More...

Pa. Fire Kills Mother, Daughter

WILBURTON, Pa. (AP) - State police say a fire that killed a mother and daughter in northeastern Pennsylvania appears to be accidental. The fire killed 84-year-old Minnie Alice Brassington and her 52- year-old daughter, Gloria. More...

Farm Women Hold Elections

At the January 9 meeting of Fulton County Society of Farm Women, marie Richards, left, was installed as president and Pam Glenn as secretary. Other officers this year are Beth Daniels as vice president and Mary Culler as treasurer. More...

Pa. Getting Thousands Of Pheasants From Montana

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - An effort is under way to bring thousands of wild pheasants from Montana to more than 14,000 acres across several western Pennsylvania sites, both to expand game bird hunting and benefit the environment. More...

Local Student Receives Scholarship

Catherine E. Hockenberry of Shade Gap, Pa., and sophomore at Millersville University of Pennsylvania has received a National Science Foundation scholarship. More...

SF Competes In WPSU-TV's "Scholastic Scrimmage"

Local high school students will appear on WPSU-TV next weekend

Students from Southern Fulton High School will compete on WPSU-TV's fastpaced academic quiz bowl "Scholastic Scrimmage" on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. on WPSU-TV. More...

Wakefield Recognized For Real Estate Sales

Robin Wakefield with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA's Greencastle office was recently recognized for her 2008 sales performance. Wakefield was recognized for closing more than $4 million in sales in 2008. More...

Aide To Former Pa. Senator Admits Pocketing $63K

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A longtime secretary listed as a potential defense witness in the ongoing corruption trial of ex-state Sen. Vincent Fumo admitted that she pocketed $63,000 in state funds by padding Fumo's restaurant expenses. More...

PennDOT's Driver, Photo Centers To Close For Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that its driver licenses and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Saturday, January 17 and Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther K 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...

Free FAFSA Workshop Here

PHEAA's South Central Pennsylvania Regional Office will offer a free instructional program on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 10 a.m.-noon on Sat., Jan. More...

PSPCA Says Protect Pets From Cold

Winter's deep freeze has hit the commonwealth and the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) reminds pet owners to protect their pets from the cold and bring them inside. A dog or cat's fur coat doesn't mean that it can survive if left outdoors in the cold. More...

No Bid For Gettysburg Country Club At Auction

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gettysburg Country Club has failed to draw a bid at auction following months of financial struggles. More...

Vo-Tech Students Receive Certifications

Two students and the instructor from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School's drafting and design program participated in the American Design & Drafting certification examination on December 19, 2008. More...

Completes Training

Matthew C. McQuade, son of Christine A. McQuade of Mc- Connellsburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Philly Casino Licensee Has 20-Year-Old Drug Record

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Some state lawmakers are unhappy that a Connecticut tribal leader got a license to operate a planned Philadelphia casino despite a two-decade-old drug conviction, but a gaming board official says another state law barred that f More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, January 19: no school. Tuesday, January 20: chicken patty, potato rounds, corn, applesauce, pineapple. Wednesday, January 21: pigin a-blanket, baked beans, carrots and dip, fruit pushup. More...

Hissong Named President Of Professional Dairy Managers

Rod Hissong from Mercer Vu Farms, Mercersburg, became president of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) on January 1, taking office for the 2009 term. More...

Coupon Woes Only Part Of Digital TV Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - n less than six weeks, the nation's television broadcasters are due to shut off their analog signals and begin transmitting in digital - potentially blacking out as many as 8 million U.S. More...

Western PA Girl, 5, Locked On School Bus Two-Plus Hours

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - A 5- year-old western Pennsylvania girl spent at least two hours locked in a school bus before officials learned she was missing when her mother called about her missing wallet. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu or the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. Wednesday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, multigrain bread, cake. More...

Franklin Financial Announces First Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of Franklin Financial Services Corp. declared a 27 cents per share regular quarterly dividend for the first quarter of 2009. More...

Cake "Blasts" To The Top Of Cake Contest

The rich recipe of Jennifer Klinger tempted the judges' taste buds to win the Hershey's Cocoa Classic Chocolate Cake Contest on Jan. 10 at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

DEEDS

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Benjamin Cleon Bright by B. More...