April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Democrats Honor Arlene Nesbitt

Fletcher, Weisbrod and Krom key speakers at annual spring banquet

Having logged just under 50 years of service to Ayr Township, longtime tax collector Arlene Nesbitt took center stage for her years of dedication during a special presentation at Saturday evening's annual Democratic spring dinner. More...

Local & State

F&M Trust Makes Donation To Southern Fulton School District

Paul Johnston, Fulton County F&M Trust market manager, left, and Bill Snell, bank president and CEO, present a check for $6,800 to Southern Fulton School District Superintendent Ralph Scott, high school Principal Meredith Hendershot and athletic dire More...

Alleged Rapist Waives Hear ing

A Bedford County man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Monday's session of Fulton County Central Court on felony charges he raped and kidnapped a woman enjoying a summer's day walk not far from her Wells Valley home. More...

County Moving Forward With Renovation Project

Field rep for Congressman Shuster's office meets with commissioners

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, Daniel Swain II and David Hoover II touched on an array of topics Tuesday including increased talks with the staff of Congressman Bill Shuster, More...

Letters

Guest Editorial

Is This What You Call Reform?

Reform and transparency have been the topic of much discussion in the last few years. There has been a lot of talk, some action and now a proposal that would be a huge step in the wrong direction. More...

Let Them Eat Toxic Assets

To The Editor: As most readers know, the CEOs of the large banks receiving government bailout money have insisted on paying out huge executive bonuses with our taxpayer money, even though the banks performed so poorly that they required huge bailou More...

Sports

Girls Softball

McConnellsburg 5, St. Maria Goretti 0 McConnellsburg pitcher Megan Eichelberger struck out 10 batters last Friday, leading the Spartans on to a 5-0 victory over St. Maria Goretti. Eichelberger also had two walks during her seven innings. More...

Boys Baseball

McConnellsburg 6, Northern Bedford 3 McConnellsburg scored three runs in the final two innings of last Thursday's Sideling Hill League game to down the Northern Bedford Panthers by the score of 6-3. More...

Boys Track

Everett 60, Southern Fulton 44 Juniata Valley 112, Southern Fulton 38 Tim Rohm led his Southern Fulton Indian teammates last Thursday during a pair of nonleague meets against Everett and Juniata Valley. 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

Free Clothing There will be a clothing room on Tuesday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Stephen Catholic Church. For further information, contact Sister Margie at 485-5917. More...

Family

Celebrates Fourth

Brandon Harris celebrated his fourth birthday on April 21. He is the son of Bill and Jenny Harris. Grandparents are Gayle Harris, Denny and Joyce Burke, and the late William "Bill" Harris. He celebrated with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week. Jeffery Ray Arcq Jr., 26, Broad Top, and Jessica Lynn Swope, 22, Broad Top. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Tara Nicole Burdette celebrated her fifth birthday on February 25, 2009. She is the daughter of Joseph and Tracey (Benedick) Burdette Jr., Frederick, Md. More...

Ray S. Koontz Field Dedicated

The McConnellsburg Lions Club dedicated its Little League ballfield at the club's community park to longtime member Ray Koontz Saturday afternoon. The ballfield has been renamed the Ray S. More...

Central Fulton OKs Tax Assistance Program

District purchases AlertNow emergency notification services

Five months following a decision by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to enact a countywide tax assistance program, members of the Central Fulton School Board moved forward with approving the resolution on a district level that will allow fo More...

JLG To Build 268 Army Telehandlers

$37 million contracts won't call back laid-off workers

Access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries announced last week that the U.S. Army has made two orders for military telehandlers totaling a little more than $37 million. More...

Obituaries

Helen Garlock

McConnellsburg, 97

Helen A. "Nana" Garlock, 97, of Great Cove Road, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa. and recently a resident of the Long Term Care Unit, Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. died at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Medical Center. More...

Lloyd I. Divelbliss

Hancock, 80

Lloyd I. Divelbliss, 80, Hancock, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at his home. Born July 4, 1928, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Oliver M. and Ivy Grace Deshong Divelbliss. He attended Price Wesleyan Church in Little Orleans, Md. More...

Dorothy M. Fraker

Orrstown, 63

Dorothy M. Fraker, 63, Orrstown, Pa., died at 10:36 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009. Born November 11, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Mabel Shubert. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 20, 1989 '89 The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnhart of Warfordsburg was the focus of television and news media last Thursday when Mrs. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Barbara Weller, Mattehw Fletcher, Myreta Elvey, Lynn Lanehart and Kyle McFadden enjoyed spring vacation in Williamsburg last week. More...

Hustontown

It was nice to have a beautiful weekend. Quite a few folks travelling and taking their boats possibly to Raystown Lake. Then on Monday the rain moved in. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Lucas Hale, Lindsay Hale, Lee Anne Henry, Abby Hann, Joe Diehl, Steve Mills, Heidi Roude, Rodney Roher, Kay Anderson, Nancy Greenland, Adam Swope, Ethan Anderson, Nelson Fleming, Donnie Keebaugh and Beth Barmont. More...

Entertainment

MHS Musical Cut "Footloose!"

"Everybody cut, everybody cut, Footloose." MHS invited the community back to the '80s to visit the town of Bomont stilled and silenced by grief. More...

Piano Recital Held

The piano students of Kay Meredith performed a recital at Needmore Bible Church on March 22. The performance featured Connor Elbin, Jessica Lane, Olivia Mottern, Noah Hykes, Rachel Weibley and Rob Lacy. The students performed solos and duets. More...

Features

Armed America: Behind A Broadening Run On Guns

Firearms sales have their cycles, but types of buyers - and their motivations - have shifted

ATLANTA - What do an elderly Oklahoma homeowner, a Virginia Citizen Militia member, and a Texas airline pilot all have in common these days? More...

Historical Society News

The Historical Society Museum volunteers met at the Fulton House on Tuesday, April 14. It was decided to open the museum Friday, June 5, and to have it open each Friday until school starts in the fall. Hours will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. More...

Conservation Corner

They may not be flying yet, but that are certainly growing. Mosquitoes, that is! The mosquito breeding season has begun, as has the Fulton County Conservation District's monitoring efforts. More...

Church News

Life In The Spirit Seminar May 1-2

McConnellsburg United Methodist Church will hold a Life in the Spirit seminar May 1 and 2. More...

Special Services

Special services will be held at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, on Sunday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Keith and Barbara Skelton will be worshipping. More...