April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Schetrompf Making Mark With Pool Skills

Tonya Schetrompf nets winnings in tourney at Valley Forge

A Fulton County native has begun to leave her mark in the world of pool, making an impressive finish in the world's second largest pool tournament held in Valley Forge, Pa., last month. More...

Local & State

Analysis:

Negotiating A Minefield Of Bad News

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Does the name Byran Uyesugi ring a bell? Odds are not. What about Robert A. Hawkins? Or Mark Barton? Terry Ratzmann? Robert Stewart? Each entered the national consciousness when he picked up a gun and ended multiple lives. More...

Pa. Newspaper Group Blasts Open-Records Ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association has sharply criticized the state Open Records Office for a ruling that the group says would allow school boards and other agencies to conduct more public business behind closed doors. More...

Teaching Kids To Say "I'm Sorry'' Needs No Apology

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Morgan kids - Jack, 8; Ava, 5; and Abby, 4 - of Forest Hills know what they need to do when they have made a mistake that harms someone. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 6, 1989 '89 "Those Were The Days, My Friend" could have been the theme song for the many longtime members present at the closing night of the old American Legion Home on North First Street on Thursday night. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to the family of Richard Seville, who passed away last Thursday. A happy and healthy retirement to Raymond Aller, who retired last week from JLG after 38 1/2 years of service. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone got out to enjoy the beautiful weather on Sunday. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Myrtie Bean, who passed away last week. She was a great lady to be with. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Katrina Benson, Kelsey Fleck, Holden Lupey, Vicki Hamman, Bridget Foor, Mary Beth Ulsh, Dennis Flasher, Cindy Edgin, Miranda Campbell and Mark Brown. More...

Entertainment

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following. More...

Welsh Choir To Perform In Welsh Run

The Welsh Choir from Delta, Pa., will present a concert at the historic Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church in Welsh Run (intersection of routes 995 & 416) near Mercersburg on Sun- day, April 26, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Features

Recession Outlasts Even Extended Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the coming weeks and months, hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits, just when it's never been harder to find a job. More...

Follow "Tax Freedom Day" With Tax-Smart Investment Strategies

You won't find it on your calendar, but April 13 is Tax Freedom Day. And although it's not a national holiday, it can still be meaningful - if you use it as a starting point to review your own investment tax situation. More...

Nonprofit Agency Head Allegedly Stole $400K From Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The head of a Philadelphia nonprofit organization is facing charges he used more than $400,000 in state taxpayer funds intended to poor children and elderly residents to finance a lavish lifestyle. Tyron B. More...

Church News

Easter Services

Easter Services Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold the following services on April 12: Sunrise service at 7:30 a.m., followed by continental breakfast; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship/resurrection celebration at 10:30 a.m. More...

Sharpe To Begin Full-Time Ministry

Ed Sharpe retired from LEAD on April 3 after 30 years with the federal government. More...

Sing Traditional Gospel Music In Berkeley Springs

Gospel weekend set for April 25,26

April 25 and 26 is the Good News Gospel Weekend in Berkeley Springs when gospel music master Eric Byrd comes to town for workshops and a concert. More...

Forbes Road Board Accepts Resignations

To use grant money for new computers

Forbes Road School Board reviewed several resignations Monday night and announced plans to begin interviewing interested candidates for the position of district superintendent. More...

Public A "No Show'' At Town Meeting

More meetings scheduled by commissioners; next gathering set for May 7

Armed with a Power Point presentation and an array of information related to upcoming and ongoing area projects, Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, Daniel Swain II and David Hoover II gathered at the Hustontown Senior Center last Th More...

Well, Septic Workshop April 23

A well and septic system workshop for homeowners will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 23, at the Fulton Theatre on North Second Street in McConnellsburg. More...

Dual Bridge Removal On I-70

Beginning April 13, work will get under way on Interstate 70, near the village of Crystal Springs, Fulton County to replace two dual bridge structures that carry Interstate 70 over T- 390 (Lodge Road) in Brush Creek Township. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

KERLIN In loving memory of Phyllis (Fix) Kerlin, who passed away 25 years ago: Wings Of The Angels A gentle wind blew across the land Reaching out to take a hand For on the winds the angels came Calling out our mother's name More...

Myrtie I. Bean

Orbisonia, 85

Myrtie Ives Bean, 85, a resident of Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, Pa., and formerly of Hustontown, died at 6:05 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Hazel A. Hendershot

Berkeley Springs, 92

Hazel Arlene "Peg" Hendershot, 92, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

Letters

Flushing Hard-Earned Money Down The Drain

To The Editor: These are difficult financial times for everyone. Luckily, in many cases, we can make choices to alleviate ever-rising costs. In past months, I have downgraded my cable, my Internet and my phone to the bare, basic plans. More...

Sports

Boys Baseball

Forbes Road 5, Shalom Christian 2 Forbes Road tallied four runs in the second inning Monday night, leading to a 5-2 victory over Shalom Christian. More...

Girls Softball

Chesnut Ridge 8, Southern Fulton 2 Southern Fulton's lagging offense combined with multiple errors on the field Monday evening resulted in a Lady Indians' sixrun loss to Chestnut Ridge. More...

Boys Track

McConnellsburg 82, Shade 60 Robert Shehan capitalized in three individual events and also ran a leg in the winning 400 relay team for the McConnellsburg Spartans, who outlasted Shade 82-60 last Thursday. More...

Community Bulletin Board

EASTER SERVICES

Holy Week Activities McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church invites all to attend Holy Week activities: 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

Dodgeball Tournament A dodgeball tournament will be held Saturday, April 18, at Needmore Bible Church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Preregister by April 8. Cost is $5 per person; six people per team, subs optional. Concession stand will be available. More...

Family

Welcome New Family Addition

Toby and DeVonna Skiles of McConnellsburg are proud to announce that Lane Solomon, born October 16, 2008, has joined their family. Lane has an older sister, Libby Faith. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Richard Garlock Seville, 63, McConnellsburg, and Marie Smith, 51, McConnellsburg. Tyrone S. Johnson, 25, Mc- Connellsburg, and Misty D. More...

Celebrates Second

Jeron Kently Fletcher, son of Jeremy and Nicole Fletcher, Mc- Connellsburg, celebrated his second birthday on March 10. He is the grandson of Denny and Leanne Pollock and Bryan and Debbie Fletcher. More...