February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Features

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...

Pa. Postman Saves Mail From Delivery Truck Fire

READING, Pa. (AP) - Neither snow nor rain nor...burning mail truck? A postal worker rescued the mail after his delivery truck caught fire in eastern Pennsylvania. More...

Hess Announces House Committee Assignments

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) last Thursday announced his committee assignments for the 2009- 10 legislative session in the House of Representatives. He will again serve as Republican chairman of the Commerce Committee. More...

TIU Student Of The Month

Jacqueline Wright is a 4-yearold student enrolled in the Fulton County Early Intervention Class in McConnellsburg. More...

Sinclair Cattle Receive Award

Sinclair Cattle Co., Warfordsburg, Pa., was named the Pennsylvania Angus Association's seedstock producer of the year at the 2009 Pennsylvania Angus Association annual meeting and banquet, January 11 in Harrisburg. More...

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...

3 Philly-Area Papers Scrap Saturday Print Editions

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three Calkins Media newspapers in suburban Philadelphia will stop publishing Saturday print editions next week. More...

Man Jailed For Hiring Hitman To Kill Horses

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man will spend up to one year in jail for trying to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife's two horses. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Sets Book Drive Dates

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has set February 17 through April 24 as the dates for the book drive for its 25th annual book sale. More...

Rooting Roses Takes A Few Snips - And Courage

An economical way to have more rosebushes

Spring comes early to my garden in California: Cherry blossoms, freesias, and crocus begin to bloom in January. But in May, when the roses bloom, my garden explodes into a mass of color - gold, coral, pink, magenta, cerise, and lilac. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET January 26 Slaughter steers: choice 1-3, 1330-1538 lbs., $82.75 to $85, heavy 1564-1684, $82 to $85; high select and low choice 1-3, 1165- 1528 lbs., $79.50 to $82.75; select 1-2, few 1278-1516 lbs., $75 to $79.50; standard 1 More...

Writing Contest For Students With Hearing Loss

High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can use the power of words to express their feelings and win prizes in the fourth annual Rochester Institute of Technology SpiRIT Writing Contest. More...