March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller HAVFCO Firefighter Of The Year

Morris Crouse, Marvin DeShong recognized at annual banquet

The Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. honored the best of the best Saturday night, making their selections based on a variety of criteria ranging from dedication and willingness to learn to hours logged fundraising and service to the community. More...

Local & State

JLG Opens Singapore Sales, Service Facility

Part of initiative to meet demand in Asia

JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced last week that a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 18 for a new sales and service facility in Jurong, Singapore. More...

Electronics Recycling Under Way

Fulton County Conservation District has been holding a free electronics recycling event since Saturday, March 21. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation met for their quarterly board meeting on March 16. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Since spring arrived on Friday and it started with nice weather. There was a large attendance at Hustontown Fire Co.'s banquet on Saturday evening. They served a very good meal also. More...

Our Town

Beulah Grissinger will turn 91 years old on March 27. Beulah has had a pen pal in Hawaii since she was in grade school. She was saddened to hear her pen pal passed away recently. She visited with her once in Hawaii. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Terri Grissinger, Dison Myers, Travis Madden, Kevin Brown, Lanny Cornelius, Charlotte Hodge, Cortney Anderson, Morgan Ramsey, Joe Pollock, Codi Brown, Connie Hann, Ed Scott and Bethany Snyder. More...

Entertainment

Berkeley Springs Exhibit Tells American Musical Story

Ice House hosts Smithsonian traveling exhibition

New Harmonies, a Smithsonian exhibit celebrating American roots music, opens at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs with a gala reception on Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. and remains on display through May 22. More...

Mercersburg Chorus To Present Concerts

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will present its spring concerts April 18 and 19 at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

Evening Of Magic At Central Fulton

This year Fulton County Medical Center and Central Fulton S.A.D.D. will be welcoming Nathan Kepner and Out of Hand Entertainment at the annual Evening of Magic at Central Fulton. More...

Features

Commentary: The Destruction Of A Society

Editors Note: This article is part one of a series penned by Waterfall resident Josiah "Josey" Newman, who with financial aid from area residents was able to participate in a school construction project in Louisiana. More...

More Church Weddings?

Not only are engaged couples cutting back on wedding spending, some are also deciding that having the ceremony in a church adds meaning

When Eileen Weir of Boston gets married in November, she'll probably walk to the church to save the cost of a limo. More...

Pa. Lost 41,000 Jobs In February, Most Since 1996

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - February brought Pennsylvania its steepest job losses since the recession began, led by a big drop in manufacturers' payrolls, according to state figures released Thursday. More...

Church News

Lenten Services

Lenten services will be held March 29, with Rev. Rowe, at Laurel Ridge Church in Big Cove Tannery. More...

Spring Revival

Walnut Grove Church of God, Maddensville, will hold spring revival on April 19-22 at 7:00 p.m. Chalk artist Pastor Don Myers will be the special guest speaker. More...

Juvenile Certified As Adult In Fatal Crash

Cases involving Bobby Smith, Ronald Robinson continue

A 17-year-old former Hustontown area boy was certified as an adult earlier this month in the Fulton County Court of Pleas and now faces felony charges of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Fulton Ranks Among Top 20 In Population Growth In Pa.

County experiences 4.7 percent growth in eight-year period

The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2008 Pennsylvania county population estimates last week and the results show that Fulton County has grown by 4.7 percent since April 1, 2000. More...

Residents Should Avoid Outdoor Burning

County under red-flag warning

On their way home from a training session Saturday afternoon, officials with the Buchanan State Forest were detoured to 223 Davis Lane in Taylor Township to lend their knowledge and firefighting skills to extinguish a field fire endangering a nearb More...

Obituaries

Emma J. Bishop

Hancock, 71

Emma Jean "Jeanie" Bishop, 71, Hancock, Md., died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. Born November 16, 1937, in Pearre, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harry Oliver and Emma Artella Sheppard Vanorsdale. More...

Harry L. Grubb Jr.

Everett, 70

Harry L. Grubb Jr., 70, Everett, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Pennknoll Village. He was born June 8, 1938, in Bedford, a son of the late Harry L. Grubb Sr. and Anna L. (Smith) of Everett. More...

Dorothy R. Hykes

Fayetteville, 84

Dorothy R. Hykes, 84, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, and formerly of Greencastle and the Trinity House Waynesboro, died at 1:25 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in the home. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 23, 1989 '89 Board members of Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club broke ground for the addition of nine holes on March 18. The additional nine holes are scheduled to be opened next year. More...

Sports

Gibbs Teams Finish 1-2 At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin, two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, finished first and second in Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it was Busch's dominating performance that was the focal point of the 503-lap race. More...

Hunters Helping Kids Banquet

Hunters Helping Kids Mason- Dixon Chapter will hold a banquet June 20 at Hustontown Firehall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a meal and hunting auction to follow. Cost is $20 for adults and $30 for couples and children 6-11 for $10. More...

FR Boys Place First In Tournament

Forbes Road seventh- and eighth-grade basketball team placed first in the Everett tournament on March 21, beating Southern Fulton in the championship game. 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

Guitar Club Concert Southern Fulton Guitar Club is holding its third annual concert on Friday, April 3. The concert is held once a year, with all proceeds going toward the club. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Lunch To Learn Series The Lunch to Learn Series: Kidney Disease and Organ Transplants presented by the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania will be held Tuesday, April 7, at the FCMC Barmont conference rooms 1 & 2, from 11:45 a.m. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Emma Grace Sours celebrated her first birthday on March 15, 2009, at the home of her greatgrandmother, Janet Souders of McConnellsburg. She is the daughter of Joey and Alisa (Truax) Sours of Mercersburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BOWERS I would like to thank my neighbors, family and friends for all their cards, food, calls for concern and help during my ongoing illness. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Cameron James Shore celebrated his fourth birthday March 3, 2009. He is the son of Heather Shore of Waterfall. Proud grandparents are Rodney and Ruth Shore, Waterfall. More...