April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Three Plead Guilty In Break-In

Appear in federal court for burglary at Keystone Country Store

Three McConnellsburg men entered guilty pleas in federal court proceedings conducted in recent weeks for their involvement in a January burglary at the Keystone Country Store in Fort Loudon. United States Attorney Martin C. More...

Local & State

Commentary: A Lifechanging Experience

Editors Note: This article is the last of two 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...

Chinese Art Exhibit Features Flags Made Of Hair

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - From afar, the nearly 200 world flags hanging in a Drexel University science building are recognizable but monochromatic, their stars, stripes and crescent moons rendered in shades of brown. More...

200 Pupils Reported Sick At Pa. School

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) - Officials in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district are trying to find the cause of an illness that has affected some 200 elementary school pupils. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 30, 1989 '89 Spring is officially here and not just on the calendar. More...

Sports

Johnson Muscles To Martinsville Win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson won the Goody's 500 Sunday at Martinsville on the 25th anniversary of team owner, Rick Hendrick's first Cup victory. It was also Johnson's fifth Martinsville win in the last six races. More...

Girls Track And Field

Berlin 92, Southern Fulton 57 Southern Fulton 74, Rockwood 72 Meet hosts from Berlin easily dominated Southern Fulton last Thursday, but the Lady Indians turned the tables and took a win by a mere two points over Rockwood. More...

Boys Track And Field

Berlin 123, Southern Fulton 26 Southern Fulton 74, Rockwood 64 The Southern Fulton Indians split a pair of meets last Thursday evening, dropping the opening meet to hosts from Berlin and following up with a 10-point win over Rockwood. More...

Features

Pa. Court To Officer: No Sense Of Smell, No Job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police officers who lose their sense of smell also risk losing their jobs, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Thursday. A suburban Pittsburgh township had the right to terminate Officer David J. More...

Older Workers Are Delaying Retirement

WASHINGTON—In these scary economic times, older workers are putting off their retirement and hanging on to a paycheck. Some retirees struggling to make ends meet are scanning help-wanted ads for the first time in years. More...

Church News

Ministry Of Jesus To Be Shared In Live Drama

April 4 at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church

The remarkable story of God's Son come to Earth with an emphasis on His inspirational lifestyle teachings and amazing miracles will be dramatized by Maranatha Productions Inc. More...

Lenten Services

Lenten services will be held at the Church of God with Rev. Strait on Sunday, April 5. All are welcome to attend. More...

Special Easter Services

Passion Week observances for Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, located at 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, are as follows: Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. - communion. More...

Accident Claims Todd Township Woman

Autopsy results pending in Sunday accident

A single-vehicle crash in Licking Creek Township claimed the life of a McConnellsburg area woman over the weekend. Sixty-four-year-old Nancy Lea Orr of 144 East Patterson Street was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 6:30 p.m. More...

County Jobless Rate Soars To 15.1 Percent

Moves ranking in state to #67 for Februar y

Fulton County's number of unemployed climbed precipitously in February, soaring to 15.1 percent, which is, once again, the highest rate since April 1982. More...

Ayr Twp. Discusses Fireworks Request

Conducts other routine business

With the spring season barely a week old, Ayr Township supervisors talked about summer fireworks at their regular meeting on Monday evening. More...

Obituaries

Dennis P. Baker

Hagerstown, 63

Dennis P. Baker, 63, Hagerstown, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born October 14, 1945, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Paul Leon and Geraldine Lauretta Bond Baker. More...

Neva L. Harvey

Hagerstown, 71

Neva Layton Harvey, 71, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 5:13 p.m., at home after a struggle with lung cancer. Born August 15, 1937, in Amaranth, she was a daughter of the late Chester William and Goldie Elnora McKee Layton. More...

Robert G. Keefer

Big Cove Tannery, 86

Robert Grant "Bob" Keefer, 86, Big Cove Tannery, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his home. He was born October 22, 1922, in Webster Mills, the son of the late Thomas and Jessie (Mellott) Keefer. More...

Letters

Urges Support Of A Fair Tax

To The Editor: When challenges or problems take place in Washington, the normal response is "We must do something!" Typically, Washington's response is a combination of raising taxes and spending more money. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Harold Bishop retired last week from PennDOT after working for 21 1/2 years. Have a healthy retirement, Harold. Sympathy to the family of Nancy McQuade Orr who passed away Sunday evening. More...

Hustontown

Lots of folks were out traveling about over the weekend, even though the weather wasn't real nice. A nice crowd attended the auction down at the building on Rt. 522 across from Freedom Worship Church on Saturday. More...

Community Bulletin Board

EASTER SERVICES

Holy Week Activities McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church invites all to attend Holy Week activities: April 5 - Palm Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m.; April 9 - Maundy Thursday; bread and soup meal at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7:30 p.m. More...

RELIGION

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

Family

Engagement

Dustin Jenkins and Samantha Cain wish to announce their engagement. Samantha is the daughter of Dale and Diane Cain of Warfordsburg. She is a 2005 graduate of Southern Fulton High School. Dustin is the son of Sharon Jenkins of Hancock. More...

Birth Announced

Toby and DeVonna Skiles are proud to annonce the birth of their son, Lane Solomon, on October 16, 2008. Lane also has a sister, Libby Faith. Grandparents are Dewey and Betty Jane Seiders, Bob and Juanita Fagley, and Dwight and Debbie Skiles. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CAMP Jim Camp's family would like to express gratitude for the love and support we have received following his sudden passing. So many in the community have helped comfort us with gifts of flowers, food, prayers and other expressions of comfort. More...