January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Preparations Under Way For 2010 Census

Census Bureau now recruiting temporar y workers

Although it may seem just like yesterday that you either received a census form in your mailbox or a census worker visited you, it has actually been nearly 10 years and now the U.S. Census Bureau is gearing up for Census 2010. More...

Local & State

Colleges Scramble To Help Cash-strapped Students

Many students need extra aid to pay spring-semester tuition

It's crunch time for college students. No, this isn't about exams. It's about tuition bills. More...

Rendell Promises Job Cuts As State Finances Worsen

Pennsylvania's estimated budget gap has worsened by about $300 million just since last week, and some state government workers face layoffs, Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday. More...

Carnegie Mellon Freezes Some Projects, Cuts Budget

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carnegie Mellon University is halting some capital project plans and cutting its academic and administrative budgets to deal with an expected 30 percent drop in its endowment. More...

Letters

Some Questions About Our Economy

To The Editor: Is there anyone else besides me getting fed up with the disturbing news every day? More...

What's Worse Than A "Rewards" Card?

To The Editor: One thing I hate about shopping is "rewards." Because the opposite is "punishment." Yet increasingly when I try to buy something, the clerk asks if I have a "rewards" or some such card. More...

Help Patients In Need, Donate Blood

To The Editor: What is the most crucial decision you have made today? How to successfully to complete a school or work project? Maybe the best way to juggle the family budget? More...

Police Reports

Police: Angry Customer Rammed Pa. Bank With Pickup

HARMONY, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man had several figurative run-ins with his local bank before police said he had a literal one: purposely driving his pickup truck through the bank's front door, causing nearly $100,000 damage. More...

Hit-And-Run Vehicle Sought

State police in Bedford are currently searching for the whereabouts of a vehicle responsible for a hit-and-run collision outside Denny's restaurant in Breezewood last Tuesday. Warfordsburg resident Nancy E. More...

Woman Waives Preliminary Hearing

Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Elizabeth McGahan of Burnt Cabins waived a preliminary hearing last Wednesday in neighboring Bedford County on charges of theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. 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

Terry and Mary Appel of Warfordsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Irma Louise Appel, to Coty Alan Gregory, son of Alan and Shelbie Gregory of Needmore. Ms. Appel is a 2007 graduate of Southern Fulton High School. More...

Birth Announced

Autumn Rose Peck was born October 1, 2008, at 10:23 p.m., in Chambersburg Hospital, with special help from Dr. C. Glass. Autumn weighed six pounds, 15.8 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

PARADE OF LITTLE PEOPLE

Conner Avella Needmore Birthdate: 10-27-05 Parents: Nathaniel & Christine Avella; grandparents: William & Carole Miller; Paul & Mary Avella; greatgrandma: Velma Crouse More...

For mer Resident Named DCED Head

George Cornelius selected by Rendell administration to serve as secretary of DCED

A former Fulton County resident was handpicked by the Gov. Ed Rendell administration last week to serve in the capacity of secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development. More...

JLG Wipes Out 100 White- Collar Positions

Rest of nonproduction gets unpaid leave

JLG Industries told another 100 employees last week that they would lose their jobs, bringing the total number of workers cut from the manufacturer's payrolls over the last six months to 1,500. More...

Obituaries

Helen B. Bivens, Chambersburg, 82

Helen B. Bivens, formerly of Mercersburg, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in Menno Haven Nursing Center, Chambersburg. She had been a guest at Menno Haven since 2000. Born January 20, 1927, near Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. More...

Harold E. Bristol Mercersburg, 60

Harold E. Bristol, 60, Mercersburg, died Saturday evening, January 24, 2009, in Hershey Medical Center. Born August 16, 1948, in Beauford, S.C., he was a son of the late Eugene and Ruby Woodall Bristol. More...

Miles W. Horne McConnellsburg, 90

Miles W. Horne, 90, a resident of the long term care unit of Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, and formerly of Hustontown, died Thursday afternoon, January 22, 2009, at the Medical Center. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ashley Souders, 6 years old on January 20; Lloyd Covert, 90 years old on January 22; Sis McQuade, January 21; Pauline Lynch, January 4; Bill Agesen, January 28; Sue Keefer, Shirley Feagley and Sue Fox, January 30; Clarence Weim More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Etta Cutshall, John Hann, Carolyn Mills, Treva Madden, Victor Watkins, Crystal Taylor, Larry Steele, Dick Anderson, Joe Gearhart and Aiden Barnett. More...

Hustontown

Those extreme cold temperatures over the weekend were a very good reason to stay in, but a nice crowd were out to church at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

McConnellsburg 54, Fairfield 52 McConnellsburg picked up its second win of the 2008-09 season Monday night after narrowly sliding by the Fairfield Green Knights by two points. More...

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 46, Hancock 29 Southern Fulton picked up its 13th win of the season Monday night as well as the 200th career victory for Indians coach Mark Mellott. More...

Cutchall Honored For 35 Years

Forbes Road Lady Cardinal basketball coach Craig Cutchall was recently honored for 35 years of competing against county rival McConnellsburg Lady Spartans. More...

Features

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 26, 1989 '89 Thomas A. Fite has resigned as administrator of Fulton County Medical Center, effective March 1. Fite has held the post since June of 1986. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Dorothy Knepper Spade, was taken circa 1954/55 in front of the outhouse at the Waterfall Grade School. This was the last year the school was in use. More...

Warning Letters Go Out To Enforce Pa. Smoking Ban

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Department of Health is sending warnings to establishments that may have violated the new statewide ban on smoking in most public places, a newspaper reported Thursday. Since the law went into effect on Sept. More...

Church News

Gideons Mark Century Of Bible Distribution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Long before cable television, spa treatments and ecofriendly soaps and shampoos became staples in hotel rooms, there was the Bible - the Gideon Bible. More...