February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County School Administrators Speak Out On Merger Proposal

Superintendents Scott, Arnold comment on governor's consolidation plan

Finding themselves at odds with members of the public at times over what is best for their student bodies as a whole, local administrators seemed to have formed a concensus among themselves on this same topic when recently approached to comment on More...

An Urgent Call To "Buy Local"

Job developer Michael Shuman seeks to rebuild struggling communities with home-grown businesses

For Michael Shuman it was the equivalent of an earthquake. Seeking cheaper labor in Canada, Toronto-based Branscan Corp. threw 1,400 people out of work by closing two paper mills in Millinocket, Maine, in 2002. More...

Local & State

American Cancer Society Fundraisers Under Way

American Cancer Society (ACS) staffperson Mark Weldon reviews Relay For Life team information at Sunday's kickoff for the annual ACS fundraiser that takes place May 29 and 30 at the fairgrounds. More...

C. Fulton Board Makes Personnel Decisions

Transportation/ security guard returns to station

Members of the Central Fulton School Board convened briefly last Tuesday evening to take a look at numerous personnel and transportation-related issues that were bought before the board and administration in hopes of establishing new daily rates, m More...

Lisa Skiles To Run For Prothonotary

A northern Fulton County resident began gathering signatures this week in hopes of finding her name under the category of prothonotary on the May 19 spring primary election ballot. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 16, 1989 '89 A Scrub Ridge man remained in serious condition in the intensive care unit of Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, following an accidental fire which destroyed his home February 9. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Alma Kinzie of McConnellsburg, was taken in 1969 and pictures the Mc- Connellsburg Pony League All-Stars, after winning the Nellie Fox Tournament. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Carlisle Christian 44, FCCCS 32 Fulton County Community Christian School managed to stage a comeback in the fourth quarter of Friday evening's game, but it wasn't enough to prevail over non-league rivals from Carlisle Christian. More...

Racing Roundup

First it was the 410 Sprints cars in action at Volusia Speedway Park, and last week it was the Late Models turn on the fast half mile oval. More...

Kenseth Wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The 2009 Daytona 500 had many lead changes and dramatic duels between lots of good drivers, but in the end, it was rain and a push from Kevin Harvick that allowed Matt Kenseth to claim the victory. 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 regular shooting matches February 21 and 28. Bus Trip A penny pincher one-day bus trip to the Longaberger Homestead in Ohio will be held March 14. 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

In Memory

HAMIL In loving memory of Pearle Hamil, who passed away one year ago on February 23, 2008: Believe In Angels There's an angel always by your side Whether male or female It's there to be your guide It rejoices with each sunrise The beginning of More...

Cards Of Thanks

HENRY The family of Nathan "Butch" Henry II wishes to thank everyone for the acts of kindness and the expressions of sympathy during his lengthy illness and after his death. More...

Engagement

Peggy Bailey is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Kayla Danielle Bailey, to Scott Brady Swope, son of Ken and Diane Swope of Needmore. Kayla is also the daughter of the late Wilson French. More...

State Police Beef Up Boro Patrols

Seven weeks after taking over law enforcement in the borough on a full-time basis, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) at the Mc- Connellsburg station say they have "run a few patrol-related details in the borough, specifically to let everyone know tha More...

Missing Man Case Remains Active

State police, fire company search wells for body of Revell Jeeter

An ongoing rumor that the body of missing Harrisonville resident Revell Reuben Jeeter was actually one of two individuals hidden in a well located not far from his home on Buck Road was laid to rest over the weekend. More...

JLG Cuts Pay

Nonproduction workers affected

With layoffs numbering 1,670 worldwide and a weeklong unpaid leave in place for its whitecollar workers, JLG took more action Tuesday morning to cut costs, telling its remaining U.S. More...

Benefit Dance Set For This Saturday

Proceeds to assist Scottie Hoover family

The SADD Parent Boosters will be sponsoring a benefit dance Saturday night February 21, to help defray some of the medical and funeral expenses of Scottie Hoover. More...

Obituaries

Wayne C. Deshong

Big Pool, 73

Wayne Chalmers Deshong, 73, Big Pool, Md., died Thursday, February 12, 2009, at his home. Born August 29, 1935, in Harrisonville, he was the son of the late Chester W. and Melva Harriet Deshong. His hobby was truck driving. More...

Geraldine D. Gabrielson

Saxton, 79

Geraldine D. Gabrielson, 79, Saxton, died Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Altoona Regional Health System, Bon Secour Campus. She was born on April 24, 1929, in Altoona, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Maggie (Hill) Williams. More...

William F.C. Frey

McConnellsburg, 87

William F.C. Frey, 87, McConnellsburg, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, February 13, 2009. Born September 25, 1921, in Philadelphia, he was the only child of the late William H. and Pauline K. (Sautter) Frey. More...

Letters

Trying To Understand The Financial Crisis

To The Editor: Two centuries ago in 1802, Thomas Jefferson said, "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. More...

Recycle Properly

To The Editor: After reading the letter to the editor about recycling bins being filled with items that are not recyclable, I am concerned that Fulton County could lose a great benefit to this community. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Barney Wilt had surgery last week in Chambersburg Hospital and will be undergoing rehab at Fulton County Medical Center. Mike and Carol Gregory of Kentucky visited with Carol's father, Rudy Mihalick, last week and her siblings in the area. More...

Hustontown

There was just enough snow to let us know we still have winter. We hear some of Pennsylvania got more. Our sympathy is extended tothe family and relatives of Scott Hoover, who passed away last week due to an accident with a horse. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Vadiam Roude, Randy Anderson, Tim Mitchell, Scott Roher III, Zane Fraker, Kristen Clark, Adam Gress, Dee Heaster, Panda Horne, Glenda Anderson, Neva Fleming, Dorie Mills, Julie Young and Mike Fleck. More...

Entertainment

Local Sister Duo To Perform At Hank Williams Tribute

Sisters Brechyn Chace and Larissa Chace Smith, of Mercersburg, will be performing a set of songs by the late, great Hank Williams in Baltimore, Md., on February 28. More...

Chamber To Host Basket Bingo

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is hosting a basket bingo Sunday March 15 at the McConnellsburg Firehall. Doors open at noon, Bingo starts at 1 p.m., price includes 20 games and two specials. More...

Features

Philadelphia Flower Show Celebrates "Bella Italia"

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - This year, the Philadelphia Flower Show is doing a little cross-pollination in these wilting economic times. More...

Texas Lender Sues Closed Pa. Hospital For $3M Debt

PITTSBURGH , Pa. (AP) - A Texas finance company has sued a suburban Pittsburgh hospital that closed suddenly, claiming the hospital was losing $550,000 a month when it defaulted on a $3 million line of credit the company issued last July. More...

Participates In Inauguration

Army National Guard Pvt. Brian S. Hill participated in the 56th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20 as part of the largest-ever contingent of National Guard members to serve in Washington, D.C. More...