April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless Rate Shows Little Change Here

Ranking in state moves from #67 to #66 for March

Fulton County's jobless rate showed little sign of recovery in March as the unemployment rate dropped only 1.2 percentage points from a final 16 percent rate in February. More...

Ayr Nixes KOZ Extension In Business Park

Awards paving bid to P&W

Ayr Township supervisors said "no" to a request for an extension of the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) for the Fulton County Business Park during their regular meeting Monday evening. More...

Local & State

Rural Roads Safety Week Event Held

As farmers start their move back into fields to begin the spring planting season, a handful of local of farmers, business owners and residents gathered at the Back Run Road farm of Harry Johnston last Wednesday morning to celebrate Rural Roads Safe More...

County Awarded Funds Through ARRA Act

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $7,213 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These funds have made available through The American and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). More...

Aughwick Auction Services Ribbon-cutting

A new auction house held its official opening last Wednesday with a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored ribbon-cutting. More...

Letters

Taxaide Program Thanks Community

To The Editor: On behalf of the Chambersburg Taxaide Program, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this another successful year for us. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Chris and Christian Hann observed their 10th wedding anniversary on April 25. They are the parents of four children. They celebrated at the Hill Country Whitetail at Blue Ridge Summit. More...

Hustontown

We can begin to think summer after the beautiful weekend. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Helen Garlock who passed away last week. She was a grand lady. More...

Entertainment

FR To Hold Spring Choral Concert

Forbes Road School District will present its spring choral concert on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Mrs. Donna Ankney. 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

Cards Of Thanks

McBEATH Thank you seems inadequate but it is all I can say to all my friends and relatives who sent so many cards, came to visit and said prayers for me while I was in four hospitals for three months. More...

In Memory

IN MEMORIAM Remembering your birthday April 28: The funny, beautiful lady That means so much to me May be gone from the land of the living But with me she will always be Because my memory holds here dearly And my pen recalls her ways And most o More...

Celebrates 80th

Mary Jane Morton of McConnellsburg celebrated her 80th birthday on April 26, 2009. Mary, her daughter Carol and husband Dave Tebo spent the weekend in Washington, D.C., April 4-5 to celebrate and enjoy the cherry blossoms. More...

Society Names Two Historians Of The Year

Coleman, Mentzer get top honors

The Fulton County Historical Society made history of its own Friday night, naming not one but two historians of the year for the first time ever at its annual dinner meeting held at the Hustontown Firehall. More...

Firemen Working To Lower Boro Insurance Costs

Company takes steps to continue lowering workman's comp claims

Since the McConnellsburg Borough's workman's compensation policy was cancelled two years ago after a large number of claims were logged by the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., company officials have continued to crack down and improve their int More...

Swine Influenza Confirmed In U.S.

County holds preparedness seminar for rural health emergencies

As more confirmed as well as unconfirmed swine influenza cases continue to surface in the United States and in other countries ranging from France to Canada, steps are being taken across the nation and here within the commonwealth to contain the p More...

Obituaries

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...

Elinor C. Kirk

Hustontown, 88

Elinor Clement Kirk, 88, Hustontown, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at her home. She was born March 31, 1921 in Jennersville, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Galbreath) Clement. She was married to Charles R. Kirk on June 26, 1943. 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 27, 1989 '89 Fulton County Library reached another milestone this past weekend as workers and volunteers completed their move from the old quarters on West Market Street to their newly acquired home on North More...

Sports

Girls Track

Southern Fulton 100, McConnellsburg 49 McConnellsburg 109, Hancock 37 Southern Fulton 111, Hancock 33 While Southern Fulton picked up a pair of easy wins over Mc- Connellsburg and Hancock Monday evening, McConnellsburg trounced Hancock by t More...

Boys Track

McConnellsburg 94, Southern Fulton 55 McConnellsburg 104, Hancock 40 Hancock 75, Southern Fulton 73 McConnellsburg grabbed a pair of wins Monday during nonleague meets against Southern Fulton and Hancock. More...

Boys Baseball

McConnellsburg 14, Forbes Road 4 Three members of the Forbes Road Cardinals' pitching staff took to the mound Monday afternoon and gave up 12 hits to the victorious McConnellsburg Spartans, who won the match by 10 runs. More...

Features

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "Wormwood" by Susan Wittig Albert, "Venetian Judgement" by David Stone, "8th Confession" (large print) by David Baldacci, "Teatime for the Traditionally Built" by Alexander McCall Smith, "Loitering With More...

Conservation Corner

2009-10 Cover Crop Sign-Up

The sign-ups for the 2009/10 Fulton County Cover Crop Incentive Program (CCIP) are currently underway. The Fulton County Conservation District is offering financial incentives to plant cover crops on corn silage fields. More...

Financial Focus

You Can Help Move a Mountain (of Cash)

In an uncertain economy, it's natural for people to "tighten their belts" by cutting down on their spending. And yet by having too much cash on hand today, you could actually slow your progress toward your financial goals of tomorrow. More...

Church News

Vocal Music Concert

The vocal students of Richard Overcash will present a recital of vocal music Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be given at Calvary Bible Church auditorium, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. More...

Spring Revival Services

Spring revival services will be held at Jerusalem Christian Church May 1-5, with guest speaker Richard Fox and featuring special music each night. Friday, May 1: 7 p.m. "Higher Ground." Saturday, May 2: 7 p.m. "Willing Vessels. More...

Trinity Church To Hold Spring Festival

The annual spring festival, sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ will be held Satudray, May 9, beginning at 8:00 a.m. There will be flea market, yard sale and craft vendors. The food stand will open, with breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. More...