March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Prothonotary's Race Heads Spring Primary

March 10 was deadline for nominating petitions for those seeking local office

To ensure beating last Tuesday's filing deadline, nominating petitions have been streaming into the Fulton County Board of Elections Office in recent weeks from local candidates seeking a variety of township, borough and county positions. More...

Local & State

Simple Pleasures Gain Ground

In tough times, people are increasingly turning to activities such as board games and musical evenings with friends

Every Sunday morning, as most people line up outside neighborhood breakfast spots, watch TV news shows, or head for church, Chloris Noelke- Olson is tuning up her fiddle. More...

Fix Seeks Re-Election

Patty Suders Fix, Fulton County prothonotary, clerk of courts, recorder of deeds, register of wills and clerk of Orphans Court, announces she will seek reelection to a fifth term. More...

Residents Urged To Take Up Gardening

County issues statement in light of state of economy

The current state of the economy was a hot topic at the monthly meeting of the Fulton County Partnership Tuesday, prompting the Fulton County commissioners and several partnering agencies to take a long, hard look at economic disaster planning and More...

Letters

Forbes '69 Team Winners On And Off Court

To The Editor: First, I want to congratulate Kayla Bennett on the McKelvey Scholarship. Well done indeed. Second, to Susan Martz Mumma and Edison Mumma, congratulations on Emily making the dean's list. More...

Grand Opening A Huge Success

To The Editor: On Saturday, March 14, Occupational Services Inc. (OSI) held a grand opening of our new thrift store, Treasure Trove, at 202 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. More...

Sports

Stewart And Newman: The Odd Couple

By Gerald Hodges The Racing Reporter Racing like most other elements of life isn't as simple as it used to be. Drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup level have reached "The Promised Land." Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman are totally opposites. More...

Girls Basketball

North Catholic 70, Southern Fulton 34 The Southern Fulton Indians wrapped up their post season play last Wednesday evening during the second-round of PIAA Class A playoffs at the University of Pitt-Johnstown. More...

Harvey Scores Walk-Off Home Run At La Roche

Lizz Harvey of McConnellsburg had a "walk off" home run in a 5-2 win over La Roche college of Pittsburgh at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week. More...

Features

A Store That's Stood The Test Of Time

Crane's Country Store in Williamsburg, Mo., has been selling everything from farming supplies to groceries since 1926

The six-word lunch menu at Crane's Country Store in tiny rural Williamsburg, Mo., (pop. 99) has not varied in more than 70 years. More...

Sturdy Beans For A Leaner Budget

Long the staple of frugal Yankees, Boston baked beans enjoy a revival

PLYMOUTH, Mass. - A big bowl of home-baked beans has more bounce than Beyonce. At my house, a steaming pot of beans has been a staple at parties for decades. More...

FR Principal Receives Leadership Certificate

Fred Foster, principal for the Forbes Road School District, was among 18 school administrators in the region who received a certificate for completing Leadership Essentials for Administrative Development of the Pennsyvlania Inspired Leadership Prog More...

Church News

Special Speaker At Evangel

Richard Rochkind, an evangelist originally from the Baltimore area, grew up as the oldest of three children in a singleparent home. More...

Lent Service

A Lenten service will be held March 22, with Rev. Williams, at Fort Littleton Bible Church. All are welcome to attend More...

Bank Merger Receives Regulatory Approvals

The parent companies that operate The First National Bank of Greencastle (FNBG) and Harrisburg based Graystone Bank said Tuesday that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. More...

OSI Thift Store Opens Here

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomed Occupational Services Inc.'s (OSI) new thrift store, Treasure Trove, to McConnellsburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday evening. More...

County, FCMC To Get $20,000 Healthcare Grant

Fulton one of three U.S. counties to receive the award

Fulton County is one of three rural counties in the United States to be awarded a grant from The National Association of Counties (NACo) to help strengthen the local healthcare system. More...

Federal Funding Announced For Med Center

$95,000 to be used for new medical/ administrative offices

U.S. senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced last week that Fulton County Medical Center will receive $95,000 in federal appropriations to be used for phase two of FCMC's building project at its new campus west of town. More...

Obituaries

Lois M. Angle

Waynesboro, 88

Mrs. Lois M. (Barnett) Angle, 88, Waynesboro, died at 10:50 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Waynesboro Hospital. Her death was unexpected following a short illness. More...

Mildred I. Barnes

Mercersburg, 92

Mildred I. Barnes, 92, Mercersburg, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg. Born March 30, 1916, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Luther Guy and Ethel Mentzer Bain. More...

Catherine J. Bivens

Big Cove Tannery, 74

Catherine Jean Bivens, 74, Big Cove Tannery, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born April 29, 1934, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late Howard and Bessie (Spidle) Clevenger. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files of March 16, 1989 '89 Dr. R.C. McLucas and son Russell C. McLucas, owner and operators of the R.C. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

A double celebration was held Saturday night in the home of Kurt and Beth Kendall of Patterson Street, for their daughter, Whitney, who was 19, and also to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Frank and Phyllis Reel, Beth's parents. More...

Hustontown

March is known as a very windy month. So far it has proven to be very windy. Spring is to arrive on March 20. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services My Father's House Ministries will hold a drama on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. Journey back in time through drama to the time and place where Jesus walked the earth. Admission is free and all are welcome. More...

RECREATION

Bus Trip A penny pincher one-day bus trip to the Longaberger Homestead in Ohio will be held March 28. Last day to reserve seats is March 20. Call now! Price is $70.00. trip includes transportation, breakfast on bus, snacks and drinks. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Elder Law Program Elder law attorney R. Thomas Murphy will be at Warfordsburg Senior Center on March 25 at 1:00 p.m. He will be presenting a program that will include many senior citizens issues. More...

Family

Engagement

Roy Newton Kurczewski of Boulder, Colo., and LeeAnn Neuwirth of Lindenhurst, Ill., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Ann Kurczewski, to Jeffrey William Speer, son of Cliff and Judy Speer of McConnellsburg. More...

Birth Announced

Greg Shawver and Valerie Large announce the birth of a son, Austin Marshall Large, on February 13, 2009, at 9:17 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. He was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. More...

In Memory

STRAIT In memory of Gerald "Buzz" Strait on his birthday, March 19: How well I do remember The love we always shared And all the things you really cared How well I do remember The day God called you home You slipped into his loving arms Now my he More...