April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Brambley Iditarod Teacher On The Trail

Southern Fulton educator to lend teaching skills to "The Last Great Race on Earth"

As a second-grade teacher at Southern Fulton Elementary, Herb Brambley would often make references to and utilize Alaska's famous Iditarod sled race as a teaching tool. More...

Local & State

Calif. Sunday School Teacher Charged With Murder

California woman also accused of raping 8-year-old Sandra Cantu

TRACY, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California woman was charged Tuesday with murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase pulled from a pond. More...

Krom Endorsed By District Attorneys Statewide

District attorneys across Pennsylvania endorsed Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas judicial candidate Angela Rosenberry Krom last week. More...

Medical Center Foundation Dinner-Auction Nets $12,000

After a yearlong hiatus, the board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation brought back the ever-popular FCMC Dinner-Auction April 4. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 13, 1989 '89 Fulton County Chamber of Commerce honored two outstanding citizens and presented a special service award at its 20th annual awards banquet held Saturday evening at McConnellsburg Firehall. More...

Sports

How Good Were The Good Old Days

A lot of fans that I receive mail from refer to "The Good Old Days." Sometimes I even long for them, but how good was the actual racing in the early days of NASCAR. More...

Fulton County Little League Opening Ceremony April 18

The Fulton County Little League will host its annual opening ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2009. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Little League ballfield at the Lions Club Park. More...

Dodgeball Tourney Nets $500

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Assoc. held a dodgeball tournament at the Lions Club gym on Saturday, April 11. Six teams participated with a gym full of spectators. The Benchwarmers placed first in the competition for the third team. More...

Features

Be Prepared Before Aging Parents Need Medical Care

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - Taking an aging parent to the emergency room can be a trying time for any adult. But there are ways to ease the stress. More...

In Art Contest, Condiment Serves As Unusual Canvas

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) - Nathan Doverspike's art soon will be seen by millions on an unusual canvas: Heinz ketchup packets. More...

FCMC Celebrates National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy month. To celebrate, FCMC's staff is holding a meet and greet with one of their most recent success stories - Hilda Hejl. More...

Church News

Cable Glitch Switches Religious Program To Racy Ad

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia cable television network's early morning broadcast of a Good Friday service at the Vatican abruptly changed to something wildly different - a racy 30-second "Girls Gone Wild'' ad. More...

"Eggs''-traordinary Easter Comes One Day Early

Rain showers didn't dampen the spirits of enthusiastic children and adults hoping to scoop up their fair share of Easter eggs at various egg hunts held throughout the community Saturday. More...

Alleged Rapist Jailed

DNA evidence allegedly links Kevin Foor to June 2008 rape of Wells Valley woman

DNA evidence found at the crime scene linked a Defiance, Pa., man to the rape and kidnapping of a Wells Valley woman that occurred not far from the intersection of Enid and Wells Valley roads last June. Forty-three-year-old Kevin Duane Foor Sr. More...

Obituaries

Ronald L. Davis

Harrisburg, 72

Ronald Lawrence Davis, 72, Harrisburg, died Sunday, April 5, 2009. He was born October 22, 1936, in Mercersburg, the son of the late Florence Geneive Davis and the late David Alan Lane. More...

May E. Harding

May E. Harding, 73, Hopewell, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at her home. She was born August 28, 1935, in Saxton, a daughter of the late Shelly P., married to Alice A. (Becker) Taylor. More...

John B. Heroux

John B. Heroux, 94, a longtime resident of Manheim Township and for the past seven years a resident of St. Anne's Retirement Community, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to the families of Greta Smith and Edyth Mosebey, who passed away last week. Shawn Knepper of McConnellsburg had major brain surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore last Tuesday. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday and also took time to remember why we celebrate this special day of a risen Savior. A silver bracelet with ball-like decorations was lost at Sunny Ridge Restaurant. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

National Day of Prayer An informal National Day of Prayer gathering will be held on the lawn of the Fulton County Courthouse at noon Thursday, May 7. All are encouraged to participate and offer prayers to the Lord for the community and nation. More...

RECREATION

Golf Tournament The ARC of Franklin and Fulton counties will host its annual golf tournament on Friday, May 1, at Whitetail Golf Resort. Registration starts at noon with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Book Sale The 24th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale will be held May 8-10 at Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Kurt and Jessica (Witchley) Lynch, Warfordsburg, announce the birth of a son, Kody Wade Lynch, April 13, 2009, at 4:17 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

In Memory

MORSE In memory of Gary W. Morse, September 14, 1941 - April 20, 2008: God looked around His garden And found an empty place He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. More...

Engagement

Mandy Benner of Middleburg and Lamar Hege of McConnellsburg are engaged to be married on August 8 at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown. She is the daughter of Timothy and Penny Benner of Middleburg. More...