February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Judicial Candidates Speak At GOP Dinner

Two candidates seek prothonotar y position

Amidst a crowd of almost 110 area residents and officials, four judicial candidates for the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas had their first opportunity to jointly speak about their campaigns for office, More...

Boyfr iend Admits To Setting Fatal House Fire

Sisters die in blaze last Monday evening

A 38-year-old Hancock man was arrested Friday morning after admitting to investigators he ignited the blaze that destroyed the home where he resided with his girlfriend and her two young daughters. More...

'Peanut Proud' Farm Town Struggles With Tainted Image

Blakely, Ga., was a quiet community until the salmonella scare hit home

Blakely, Ga. - Dressed in spotless Wranglers, pint-sized cowboy boots, and pearl-buttoned farm shirts, the boys and girls of Blakely, Ga., could hardly look happier as they brush down their hogs in hopes of a blue ribbon. More...

Local & State

Master Gardeners Graduate

Penn State Cooperative Extension Office is proud to announce that several local residents are now official Penn State Cooperative Extension master gardeners. More...

Bring On Spring!

Ice on Meadow Grounds Lake melts in Tuesday morning's late winter sunshine. As the days slowly get longer, the sun stronger and temperatures begin to climb, spring is beginning to look like a real possiblity after all. Happy news! More...

Ayr Sits Down With County On JLG Turn-lane

Questions posed on necessity of turning lane project and construction status

Two representatives of the Ayr Township Board of Supervisors sat before the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday afternoon armed with questions pertinent to the necessity of a turning lane at JLG Industries given the numerous layoffs and the resulti More...

Letters

Financial Fix Is Not To Move Away From Capitalism

To The Editor: Ms. Duvall's letter ("Trying To Understand The Financial Crisis") in the last issue of The Fulton County News was thoughtful and well written. More...

March 1-7 Is Ag Safety Week

To The Editor: As farmers prepare to take to the fields for spring planting, National Agricultural Safety Awareness Week from March 1-7, 2009, serves as a great opportunity to highlight the importance of ag safety. More...

Sports

Matt Kenseth Gets Second Win In A Row

FONTANA, Calif. - Matt Kenseth showed Sunday he still knows how to drive a race car. More...

Attend Old Dominion "Hoops For The Cure" Basketball Game

Former county resident Chris Crouch, (center) athletic camps director at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., invited breast cancer survivor Kathy Kendall (left) and his mother, Sharon Hoopengardner, (right) to the Lady Monarch Susan G. More...

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 55, Meyersdale 21 The Southern Fulton Indians dominated the first round of District 5-A playoffs last Wednesday evening, easily defeating the Meyersdale Red Raiders in part by some key shooting by Brooke Whiteside. More...

Features

MRSA Questions, Answer s

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in schools

What type of infections does MRSA cause? • Most MRSA infections are skin infections that may appear as pustules or boils which often are red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage. More...

Scrapie Requirements for All Sheep And Goat Producers

The National Scrapie Eradication Program was started in 2000 with the goal of eradicating scrapie in the United States by 2010. The Eradication Program requires cooperation from all sheep and goat producers to achieve this goal. More...

Journal Register Files For Bankruptcy Protection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another U.S. newspaper company is in serious financial trouble. The Journal Register Co. filed Saturday for bankruptcy protection from its creditors and said slumping advertising revenue and circulation are to blame. More...

Ayr Township "Just Says No"

To PennDOT road offer

Ayr Township said, "Thanks, but no thanks" to PennDOT Monday evening in response to an offer by the state transportation agency to have the supervisors take over and maintain Union Church Road. More...

Area Man To Build Louisiana Schools

Monetary donations sought to take trip

A Waterfall man is slated to travel to Louisiana early next month to help in the construction of two new high schools in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. More...

Stimulus Cash Will Begin Flowing To Pa. In Spring

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Most benefits of the federal stimulus package - tax breaks, cash payments and major transportation and water projects _ won't be felt in Pennsylvania before spring. But many details are becoming clear. More...

Details Of How Pa. Fares Under Federal Stimulus

Major details of how Pennsylvania fares under the federal stimulus bill signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama: AID TO POOR AND UNEMPLOYED A $25 weekly boost in unemployment checks through 2009. More...

Obituaries

Shaunte R. Burns

Riddlesburg, 15

Shaunte Renae Burns, 15, Riddlesburg, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at her home. Born August 30, 1993, in Everett, she was a daughter of David O'Neal Burns of West Virginia and Robin (Hess) Burns of Riddlesburg. More...

John A. Kendall

Chambersburg, 75

John A. Kendall, 75, Chambersburg, died Monday, February 16, 2009, at his home. Born March 19, 1933, in Jacksonburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Glenn and Blanche Jackson Kendall. More...

Homer C. Mong Sr.

Waynesboro, 76

Homer C. "Doc" Mong Sr., 76, Waynesboro, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born August 29, 1932, in Ringgold, he was the son of the late David E. and Lillian E. Kendall Mong. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 23, 1989 '89 About 35 members of the public attended a public hearing held Tuesday evening, February 21, to discuss the Central Fulton School District's proposed project to build an addition to its element More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Carter Suders, son of Morris and Melissa Suders, Cooper Lane, McConnellsburg, is home after spending several days in Waynesboro Hospital with the flu. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Lyle Reed, Pamela Strait, George Harper, Kay Cromwell, Brooke Lightner, Therese Brown, Jason Tucker, Taylor Heaster, Jeff Everts, Tom Streightiff, Jason Anderson, Caleb Taylor, Bud Reed and Jen Harry. More...

Hustontown

The snow passed us by over the weekend. I guess everyone was glad. It was good to have a nice attendance at Knobsville Church Sunday. But sorry to report our pastor, Bill Kuhn, was on the ill list Sunday. We hope he will be recovered soon. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Ash Wednesday Liturgy Schedule Saint Stephen, Mass, 7:30 a.m.; noon, Liturgy of the word and ashes, Saint Mary, Mass, 6:30 p.m. River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. More...

RECREATION

Shooting Matches Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a regular shooting match February 28. Bus Trip A penny pincher one-day bus trip to the Longaberger Homestead in Ohio will be held March 28. Price is $70.00. 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

The Easiest Bread Recipe Ever

Every so often a recipe crosses my path that is too good to keep to myself. If it's straightforward to prepare and success follows, I spread the word to food-loving friends from Boston to California. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

SNOWBERGER The family of Dave Snowberger would like to thank the Fulton county Medical Center, the nurses on the Overly Meadows Wing, Dr. Milroth, Megan and Kayla for the special care they gave our stepfather during this last month. More...

In Memory

In memory of Betty Gamble, who passed away December 31, 2007: People don'e realize what they have or had until it's gone. I am not referring to material things, but people such as your loved ones, especially your parents. More...

Lenten Services

Lenten services will begin March 1 through April 5 (Palm Sunday). The schedule is as follows: March 1: Rev. Williams, Church of God. March 8: Rev. Strait, Church of the Nazarene. March 15: Rev. Hamilton, Fort Littleton Bible Church. More...