February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rouzer Gets More Jail Time

Sentenced in Franklin County Friday

A Harrisonville man has been sentenced to an additional five years in a state correctional institution, bringing his overall minimum sentence to approximately 20 years for his involvement in a hired hit-man plot and the attempted murder of Breezewo More...

Local & State

Unemployed Seek Fulfillment In New Careers From Pet Care To Finding Jobs For Moms

America may be in a recession, but that's not stopping thousands of would-be entrepreneurs from using their severance pay or savings to do something they've always hankered to do: be their own boss. More...

County Awarded Federal Funds

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $14,288 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Arnold Resigns From FR's Helm

Superintendent tenders resignation; junior high coaching salary issue arises

Plagued by ongoing health issues, the superintendent of the Forbes Road School District, Dr. Merrill Arnold, tendered his resignation for the purpose of retirement Monday night. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 2, 1989 '89 A fire of undetermined origin caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to a converted wood barn which housed Safari Beverages Inc., formerly Clevenger's Beer Distributor, along Lincoln Way West i More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Charlotte Stahle of Needmore was surprised on January 25 with an 80th birthday party given by her family at Needmore Bible Church. The ladies of the church served a delicious meal to 125 friends and relatives and a wonderful time was had by all. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Nelson Nead, JoAnne Benson, George Anderson, Barb Keebaugh, Heath Hilbert, Dale Stains Jr., Stephen Hall, Alena Anderson, Connie McMath, Ruth Martin and Jack Myers. More...

Hustontown

What a beautiful day was enjoyed on Sunday, but I'm sure it was just a teaser as we have a lot of winter days left. Our prayers and speedy recovery wishes to Scott Hoover, who was kicked by a horse last week. More...

Sports

SPORTS

Boys Basketball Everett 48, Forbes Road 43 In spite of Forbes Road Cardinal Jesse Newman scoring 25 points Monday night it wasnít enough for the Cardinals to prevail over the victorious Everett Warriors. More...

The 2009 Racing Season Is Here

Just because the economy is bad, doesn't mean NASCAR racing will be sub par. More...

Morton and Novak Going To Hoop Shoot States

On January 25, 2009, at Carlisle High School, Kierstyn Morton, daughter of Allen and Kelly Morton, Needmore, and Chase Novak, son of Jim and Sandy Novak, McConnellsburg, placed first in the South Central District Elks Hoop Shoot competition. 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

Shooting Matches Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold shooting matches on the following dates: February 7 - 410 shoot only; February 14, 21 and 28 - regular shoots. 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...

Features

Financial Focus

Watch For Positive Changes In Investment Climate

If you look at the performance of the stock market in recent weeks, you'll see some good days and even good weeks - followed by not-so-good days and rough weeks. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Faces of Fear" by John Saul (large print), "Delia's Gift" by V.C. Andrews, "Running Hot" by Jayne Ann Krentz, "Agincourt" by Bernard Cornwell, and "What I Did for Love" by Susan Elizabeth Philips. More...

Pa. Survey Says 1 Million Lack Health Insurance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The number of Pennsylvania residents without health insurance has increased to more than 1 million, according to a state Insurance Department survey released Thursday. More...

Church News

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...

Police Crack Hustontown Burglary Ring

Six charged in 24 county incidents

were charged this week following an ongoing and extensive investigation by criminal investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police, bringing to a halt a rash of break-ins and thefts that primarily occurred in northern Fulton County but also spill More...

Punxsutawney Phil Was Right On The Money

This snowy scene along Meadow Ground Road Tuesday morning is proof positive that Punxsutawney Phil called it correctly on Monday when he predicted that winter will stick around another six weeks. More...

German Minister Leads United Church Of Christ

Reception to be held for Rev. Valeria Schmidt

STAFF WRITER When Valeria Schmidt was a little girl, she thought she might like to be an opera singer. Years later, Rev. More...

Obituaries

Nancy L. DeHart

Marion, 60

Nancy Lee Stull DeHart, 60, Marion, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, died Saturday, January 31, 2009, at her home. Born September 11, 1948, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Hanzy and Almeda Patterson Stull. More...

Annabelle Hepburn

Hancock, 57

Annabelle "Annie" Hepburn, 57, Hancock, Md., died Thursday, January 29, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends, after a long courageous battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Terry W. More...

Adam J. Dixon

Greencastle, 15

Adam James Means Dixon, 15, Greencastle, died Friday, January 30, 2009, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1993, in Gainesville, Ga., the son of Joe and Pam (Means) Dixon. He was a ninth-grade student at Greencastle High School. More...

Letters

Road Needs A 911 Name

Dear Editor, In the interest of public safety, the legal road or Cito entrance/ exit into the rear of the Penn's Village has no name for emergency reporting to 911 if you call for help or have an accident as the road does not exist! More...

Please Recycle Properly

To The Editor: The use of the four recycling drop boxes in the county has really grown in recent months. I think it is great that residents see the economic, social and environmental value of recycling. More...

Police Reports

Van Driver, Occupants Escape Injury

The driver of a 2008 Toyota Sienna van and its five passengers escaped injury when the vehicle ran off the snow-covered roadway, struck an embankment and rolled onto its side. Driver Sarah L. Buscher, 42, of Washington, D.C. More...

Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes Along I-70

The operator of a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was driving too fast for roadway conditions, according to state police, and jackknifed his vehicle in a grassy median along Interstate 70 on Wednesday, January 23. Darrel H. More...

Boy Accused Of Harassment

A 16-year-old Needmore boy was cited for harassment after he allegedly struck a 17-year-old boy, also from Needmore, in the head twice during a verbal argument. The fight occurred on Thursday, January 22, at 5:50 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Brownies Hold Pinewood Derby

Brownie Troop 1597 held its first-ever Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 31, at Cito United Methodist Church. First place went to Tara Cutshaw; second place - Mary Booth and third place - Krystal Stermer. More...

Historical Society News

After being out of print for several years, the Fulton County Historical Society has reprinted Volume 6 - "Silversmiths and Clockmakers of Fulton County" - written by John Nelson in 1984 as part of the society's annual book series for members. More...

Scouts Hold Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 43 held its 2009 Pinewood Derby on Saturday, January 31, at Cito United Methodist Church. First place went to Lucas Falkosky; second place - Samuel Bailey; and third - Josh Booth. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Madisyn Raelyn Akers celebrated her first birthday on February 5. Her proud parents are Kimberlyn Mellott and Rex Edwin Akers Jr., McConnellsburg. More...

Celebrate Birthdays

Damon Clarke Knepper celebrated his eighth birthday on January 25. His brother, Carson Reed, turned six on January 26. Their family helped them celebrate with a party on Saturday. They are the children of Eric and Whitney Knepper. More...

Celebrates 90th

Margaret Gordon was treated to a 90th birthday party given by her children at McConnellsburg Firehall on January 31. The ladies auxiliary served delicious refreshments. More...