February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rendell Proposes School Mergers

Legislature asked to include money for study in 2009-10 state budget

On the heels of announcing a spending plan for 2009-10 that includes a 2.5 percent increase in the areas of education, prison systems and health coverage, Gov. More...

Local & State

Burdette Publishes Book Of Poetry

First volume speaks of nature, religion and life

Heavily influenced by her grandmother, Warfordsburg area resident Virginia Burdette finds the minutes and hours of her days days filled with words. Words reflecting on the status of the world today, spirituality and love. More...

American Red Cross Responds To Fires

The Southern Alleghenies Chapter of the American Red Cross volunteers have been busy responding to fires. More fires occur in the winter months, but this year has been overwhelming. More...

JLG LiftPod® Wins Awards

New product gets NECA 2008 Show Stopper Award

JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Assoc. (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod® personal and portable lift. More...

Letters

Remembering Valentine's Days Past

To The Editor: Sitting in my recliner in my retirement home, thinking about my memories of Valentine's Day 75 to 80 years ago. I was a school girl going to a small one-room country schoolhouse in Iowa. We got excited about Valentine's Day. More...

Help Get State Health Care Bill Passed

To the Editor The high cost of health care (and health insurance) is a frightening expense for every household and business in Fulton County. More...

Praise For Those Who Helped At Ft. Loudon Fire

To The Editor: We here at the Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to make mention of some events that took place on January 27, 2009, during the Fort Loudon Inn fire. More...

Police Reports

Police Release Crime, Patrol Statistics

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg barracks recently released a crime and patrol activity report for the month of January, during which investigators responded to 79 reported criminal offenses. More...

Gas Grill Stolen

Regina Haws of Woodside Drive in Todd Township told state police that individuals operating a grey sedan took her gas grill from outside her residence on Monday, February 2, at 9 p.m. More...

Utility Pole Struck

Twenty-three-year-old Needmore resident Brian Rohm will be charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic following a single-vehicle crash on the 4000 block of Timber Ridge Road. More...

Entertainment

Celebrate Valentine's Day At Hancock's Winter Festival

Among the favorite community and cultural events held annually in Hancock, the Hancock Winter Festival offers visitors a welcome break from the winter doldrums. This year's festival, the eighth annual, will be held this Saturday, Feb. More...

Features

Pa. Mom's '76 Case Nearly Over, Mystery Remains

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police doubted the mother's story from the moment her 2- year-old son's body was found face-down in the creek that bubbles past the railroad trestle near their home. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger was taken in 1947 or 1948 in Waterfall and pictures the Honor Roll monument that recognizes the war dead. The land for the monument was deeded by Laura Wible in 1946. More...

Pa. Gov. To Testify At Former State Senator's Trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to testify Monday at the federal corruption trial of a former state senator. Rendell will take the stand for Vincent Fumo's defense team. More...

Two Nabbed Dur ing Burglary

Warfordsburg area man, woman jailed for series of break-ins

After having slipped into the Needmore home of Kermit and Sheila Swope undetected on four separate occasions, Pennsylvania State Police troopers were inside and ready last Wednesday afternoon when an area man entered the couple's residence in hopes More...

MVFC Gets $132,050 Grant

Congressman Bill Shuster has announced that the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. has successfully secured a $132,050 grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Fire Fighters Program (AFGP). More...

Boro Council Finalizes Police Issues

Sells cruiser to county, PSP take over coverage

McConnellsburg Borough Council discussed several issues relating to the December 31, 2008, disbandment of its police department during Wednesday evening's meeting. More...

Obituaries

Scott D. Hoover

Scott D. Hoover, 14, Big Cove Tannery, died Friday, February 6, 2009, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born in McConnellsburg February 11, 1994, the son of Sidney S. Hoover of Hustontown and Wendy M. (Keefer) Farling of Big Cove Tannery. More...

Janet B. Harvey

McConnellsburg, 74

Janet B. Harvey, 74, of Mc- Connellsburg died Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born November 17, 1934, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Elliott and Dolly (Cassidy) Brannan. More...

Goldie Henry

McConnellsburg, 86

Goldie Clara Rachel Henry, 86, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center in Chambersburg. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 9, 1989 '89 The finishing touches are being added to the inside of the new American Legion building located just north of North Street in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ada Gress, February 5; Sam Stine and Shania Ott, February 11; Kay McBeath and Terry Lynch, February 14; Irene Harris, June Frinafrock and Josh Hall, February 15; Mack Clevenger, Teddy Hall and Cindy Headley, February 12; Ralph More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Tristen Nead, Chris Barnett, Melissa Steach, Matt Hale, Willard Redman, Mona Smith, Sherry Mellott, Peggy Runk and Thelma Reed. More...

Hustontown

Sunday temperatures were teaser for spring, but I guess we will have to be patient for more of those kind of days. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Scott Hoover, who passed away due to an accident. Hustontown Fire Co. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 57, Tussey Mountain 48 In a battle against league rivals the Tussey Mountain Titans, the Southern Fulton Indians prevailed Monday evening, winning their ninth straight game with the 57-48 victory. More...

Boys Basketball

Northern Bedford 46, Southern Fulton 41 The Southern Fulton Indians fell to Northern Bedford again Wednesday evening, dropping the Sideling Hill League match by only five points. More...

MHS Basketball 1,000-Point Banners Unveiled

Several "legends of the hardwood" returned to Mc- Connellsburg High School gym on a recent Friday evening to be honored with the unveiling of "1,000 Point Club" scoring banners. 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

Hunter/Trapper Education Course The Hunter/Trapper Education course will be offered March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Paul and Jessica Morningstar are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Regina Leigh Morningstar, who was born January 29, 2009, at 3:29 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 12.7 ounces. More...

Celebrates First

Bodie Charles Shives celebrated his first birthday with family at his home on January 16. Bodie enjoyed a piece of his big, yellow fish birthday cake and a spoonful of homemade grapenut ice cream. More...

Ritchey - Gress United

Misty Jo Gress of McConnellsburg and Michael Thomas Ritchey of Hustontown were united in marriage November 8, 2008, at Knobsville United Methodist Church. More...