January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Keep Pets Warm As Temps Drop

The Bedford County Humane Society is reminding local residents that as winter temperatures continue to plummet, extra care should be given to pets kept outdoors. More...

Local & State

Consumers Urged To Avoid Peanut Butter Products

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination. More...

Jaguars Quarantined After Thurmont Zookeeper Attacked

BALTIMORE (AP) - Two jaguars at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo were in quarantine Monday after at least one of them attacked and critically injured an animal care worker. The woman was attacked around 11 a.m. More...

Chamber Holds Annual Bridal Expo

More than 100 folks, including brides-to-be, their fiances, families and friends, attended the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism's second annual Bridal Expo held at the American Legion on Sunday. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Harrisonville Holiness Church had a girls vocal trio and a pianist from Penn View Bible Institute sing last Wednesday. They sang to a full church and their beautiful voices were enjoyable to hear. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Corey Lake, Caitlyn Edgell, Rodnise Roher, Justin Anderson, Lisa Henry, Adria Russell, Melissa Foor, Matt Rhoades, Lori Lupey and Wanda Horton. Arlie Knepper of the Three Springs Cattle Co. More...

Hustontown

We sort of got a sample of 'Ole Man Winter with chilly breezes over the weekend. Maybe it will be a bit warmer this week. We extend sympathy to the family and relatives of Nathan Henry, who passed away on Saturday. More...

Entertainment

2009 PA Farm Show Comes To A Close

Visitors to the 93rd Pennsylvania Farm Show learned firsthand how our state's agriculture industry is "Keeping Pennsylvania Growing." The eight-day show wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Harrisburg. More...

MHS/MMS To Present "Footloose"

Forty cast and crew members ill b ring the exciting musical "Footloose" to life on april 16, 17 and 18, at McConnellsburg High School auditorium. Footloose is a touching story of tow families coming to terms with a loss. More...

Beta Sigma Phi Year-end News

Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, ended the year with several service projects and fun times. 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

Valentine's Day Card-Making Class Stampin' Up demonstrator Dana Smith, along with the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission, will be holding a Valentine's Day card-making workshop at the Lions Club Community Building, McConnellsburg, on Sun More...

Family

Engagement

Donnie and Jeanie Sipes are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Nicole Sipes,to Brady William Rourke, son of Warren and Deborah Rourke of Saxton. 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...

Marriage License

James L. Sieber, 72, Elizabethtown, and Carole B. Grissinger, 70, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Old MHS To Change Ownership

Central Fulton School Board approves transfer

Ownership of the old Mc- Connellsburg High School is slated to change hands once again on the heels of action taken by the Central Fulton School Board early last week. More...

Local Fire Companies Get Grants

Three area fire companies were among a long list of fire companies and EMS providers in Bedford and Fulton counties slated to receive grant monies, Rep. Dick Hess of the 78th Legislative District stated in a special announcement. More...

Harris, Hoover: MVFC Firemen Of The Year

Ed Stonecipher, Chip Keebaugh and Robert McQuade also given special awards

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. made history on Saturday evening when it bestowed its top honor on two firemen instead of the usual one. In announcing the award, master of ceremonies David R. More...

Obituaries

Linn E. Bradley

Mercersburg, 80

Linn E. "Slim" Bradley, 80, Mercersburg, died at 11:35 a.m., January 16, 2009, in ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg. He had suffered a stroke in September 2008. More...

Charles J. Cheslock

Orbisonia, 95

Charles J. Cheslock, 95, Orbisonia, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Medical Center in McConnellsburg. Surviving are his wife, the former Della M. Hancock, a son, David Cheslock, and a daughter, Ellen Cheslock. More...

Carrie C. Crone

McConnellsburg, 49

Carrie C. Crone, 49, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, January 18, 2009, at Stonebridge Health and Rehab in Duncannon, Pa. She was born October 25, 1959, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of Carolyn Carbaugh of McConnellsburg, and the late Herman C. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 19, 1989 '89 Getting around both by car and on foot was extremely hazardous on Saturday night due to icy roads and sidewalks. Traffic on Tuscarora was backed up from top to bottom due to road conditions. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Dorothy Knepper Spade of Needmore, pictures the Waterfall Grade School, located one mile south of Waterfall along Rt. 655. The last year the school was in operation was the 1954- 55 school year. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailboxes Damaged Mailboxes located at 180 Rose Bud Lane, Warfordsburg, were damaged between 7 p.m. on January 14 and 7 a.m. on January 15. Victims were Alex Craig Holt, 35, and Daryll Gene Martin, 55. More...

Sports

2009 Racing: Beyond The Hype

A lot of sports writers would have you believe that it will take more than a couple of angels to turn this season into a successful one for NASCAR. But that ain't so. Take it from a columnist that has covered NASCAR since 1993. More...

Racing Roundup

The 2009 Motorsports season officially kicked off last weekend in Atlantic City as Motorsports 2009 brought fans into the Convention Center to get a look at what's new for 2009. More...

Boys Basketball

Northern Bedford 51, Southern Fulton 44 Southern Fulton narrowed the score but it was too late for the Indians, who fell to the Northern Bedford Panthers by the ending score of 51-44 Monday night. More...

Features

Pa. Turnpike Taking On New Debt At Difficult Time

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Even before gas prices spiked and the economy turned sour last year, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was saddled with daunting financial challenges. More...

The 'McMansion' Trend In Housing Is Slowing

Economic hard times, plus shifting neighborhood and urban values, are key factors

ATLANTA - Complete with an Oval Office and Lincoln Bedroom, the Atlanta White House became a symbol of developers reshaping the urban landscape by tearing down modest ranches and bungalows and plopping Mc- Mansions in their place. More...

Jeanette Krebs Tapped For Patriot-News Editor Job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The former Statehouse bureau chief for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg has been named editor of the newspaper's editorial and opinion pages. Jeanette Krebs starts in her new job Feb. 1. More...

Church News

Christian Unity Gathering

Everyone is invited to a time of socializing, eating and praying with fellow Christians. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m., at Fulton Theatre, Sunday, January 25. There will be great entertainment and good food. 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...