March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kayla Bennett Gets McKelvey Scholarship

Touted as a "modern and contemporary" teen, a Hustontown area girl with both an eye and hands for art as well as a mind for business was recently selected as this year's lone scholarship recipient by the McKelvey Foundation, an organization that ha More...

Local & State

Shuster Urges Transparency In Spending Stimulus Funds

Requests information for constituents

Tuesday Congressman Bill Shuster sent a letter to President Obama and Gov. More...

Medical Center Calls For Time And Talent of Volunteers

Fulton County Medical Center is launching a new program and needs the time and talents of those in the community. More...

Commissioners

County Holds CDBG Public Hearing

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with several county employees Tuesday morning for a public hearing to discuss the possible use of Community Development Block Grant funding during 2009. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 2, 1989 '89 A cooperative law enforcement effort culminated Monday evening, February 27, in the arrest of two men for operating a clandestine drug laboratory from a Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, farmhou More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Charlotte Crouse, a leap year baby, February 28; Adam Culler and Ed Peffer on March 4; Allen Bishop, Jackie Hahn and Josh Horton, March 5; Shannon Dunkle, March 6; Mike Sowers, March 7; Nancy Sipes, March 9; and How-ard Fox, Ma More...

Hustontown

March has arrived but fortunately the predicted snow for the weekend didn't. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour next weekend. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Darron Grissinger, Amanda Locke, Alicia Stoneback, Rita Sipes, Boyd Cromer, Penny Brown, Brendon Gearhart, Alice Clark, Julie A. Knepper, Tonia Anderson, Linda Livezey and Hilary Forslund. More...

Entertainment

Conservation Corner

It's Pruning Time!

It's the time of year that we think about pruning trees. Pruning is both necessary and beneficial, when done properly. More...

National Anthem Auditions At Hagerstown Suns Stadium

The Hagerstown Suns, along with 104.7 FM WAYZ, will conduct open auditions for singers and musicians interested in performing the national anthem for the Municipal Stadium crowd over the course of the 2009 season. More...

SF Art Festival March 8

Southern Fulton Art Festival will be held Sunday, March 8, from noon to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The concession stand benefits the school's art scholarship fund. More...

Features

Complaint Against DA Rejected

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A private complaint by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a county prosecutor in his office after hours has been rejected by the state attorney general for lack of evidence, but her attorney said he'll push for a ju More...

Cookies Worthy Of A President

She couldn't help but send the presidential family her award-winning cookies through a friend

As I watched the inauguration last month, I couldn't help but smile. I wondered if the cookies I'd baked for the Obama family's Thanksgiving dinner had contributed to this moment in history. More...

Church News

FCMC Bombards Schools With Anti-Tobacco Messages

Over the past few weeks, in honor of the Great American Spit Out, The Fulton County Medical Center Tobacco Program has bombarded the three school districts with an anti-tobacco message. More...

Lenten Services

Lenten services will be held March 8 at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Strait. All are welcome to attend. More...

Community State Bank Breaks Ground Here

Hope to open in September

After several years of careful planning and deliberation, Community State Bank of Orbisonia finally came through last week with its promise of breaking ground for a second bank in Fulton County. Gathered around Emory W. "Sonny" Parsons Jr. More...

Charges Bound Over Against Six Hustontown Burglars

Only one preliminary hearing requested Monday

Charges have been bound over to the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas against six young Hustontown men accused of committing a rash of crimes, including burglary, theft and mischief against neighbors, business owners and even family members for w More...

Forbes Road Holds Brief Board Meeting

The Forbes Road School Board met very briefly Monday night, tending to an array of personnel and finance-related issues. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

In loving memory of Paula Hess Cross, September 19, 1967 - March 5, 2001: Words cannot express How much I miss you You are in my thoughts every day I love you and miss you. Love, Mom More...

Amos E. Atherton

McConnellsburg, 85

Amos E. Atherton, 85, Mc- Connellsburg, died Monday, February 16, 2009, in Fulton County Medical Center. Born August 28, 1923, in Sylvan, Pa., he was a son of the late Clarence H. and Grace M. Keefer Atherton. More...

Ray F. Everts

Hagerstown, 75

Ray F. Everts, 75, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Big Cove Tannery, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. More...

Letters

Fulton County Farm Bureau Thanks Donors

To The Editor: Amy Leonard, development coordinator for the Ronald Mc- Donald Charities of Central PA, made the following remarks concerning the recent Food Check Out Day event held on February 10: "We are simply in awe of the cash donations, man More...

PSU Ag Student Thanks LA Trip Supportors

To The Editor: I would like to thank all the residents of Fulton County for their outpouring of support for the PSU College of Ag Sciences trip to Louisiana. I never was more proud to be a resident of Fulton County, and part of this community. More...

Sports

Kyle Busch Wins In Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Kyle Busch grew up in Las Vegas, so it's understandable that winning Sunday's 427 Shelby Cup race was a big experience. "This is probably the biggest win of my career," he said. "This is pretty cool. More...

Racing Roundup

The 2009 racing season officially kicked off over the weekend as Lincoln Speedway braved the weather for a Saturday afternoon opener. More...

McConnellsburg Elementary Girls Participate In Basketball Tournament

Pictured above are the McConnellsburg girls who participated in the Everett elementary basketball tournament on February 28. 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

Bus Trip A penny pincher one-day bus trip to the Longaberger Homestead in Ohio will be held March 28. Price is $70.00. trip includes transportation, breakfast on bus, snacks and drinks. More...

MEETINGS

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) has a 9:00 a.m. breakfast meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. More...

Family

Adult Children Back In The Nest

The economic downturn is one reason families are combining households

Like most adults, Sara Tree never expected to move back home with her mother. As the parent of grown children herself, she had long prized her independence. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Bruce Edward Caccia, 47, Wells Tannery, and Candina Sue Everts, 35, Wells Tannery. More...

Birth Announced

Gary and Heidi Minnier proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Maura Grace. Maura was born in Chambersburg on February 9, 2009. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Blaine, Aaron and Nathan are Maura's big brothers. More...