May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Parks And Rec Summer Plans Under Way

Day camp applications available at area schools, county library

With focus ranging from environmental awareness and fishing techniques to art from around the world, plans are already well under way for a series of summer day camps to be held locally by the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission. More...

McConnellsburg High School Prom Court

Pictured above is McConnellsburg High School's prom court. Front row: Courtney DeShong, Aaron Hahn, King Nathan Swope, Queen Brenna DeShong, Devin Welsh, Casey Pollock; back row: Lisa DeShong, Jordan Bolinger, Jesse Wible and Sarah Stallman. More...

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Woman Sentenced A McConnellsburg woman was recently sentenced in Huntingdon County to one-year probation for writing a bad check to Lake Raystown Resort. More...

PA Farm Bureau: Pork Is Safe To Eat

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is alerting consumers to the fact that pork is safe to eat and that there is no evidence linking a new virus to food. More...

Rendell Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Safety courses build riders' skills, confidence

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by proclamation of Gov. Edward G. Rendell, and the Department of Transportation is reminding motorcyclists to fine-tune their skills through free motorcycle safety courses. More...

Youth Shoot Winners

Winners of the youth shoots at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club for week one are: Jr. Rifle Category First - Connor Johnson; second - Dustin Casher and third - Josiah Guyer. Jr. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: corn dog, baked beans, coleslaw, brownie, juice. Tuesday: pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Hospice Volunteers Needed

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is currently seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

Mellott Admitted To Honor Society

Robert "Bobby" M. Mellott, 21, son of Lex A. and Lindsay R. More...

Librarian Attends Conference

Cindy Fraker, librarian at Mc- Connellsburg High School and Middle School, attended the 36th annual Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference at the Penn State Conference Center at State College, April 30 to May 2, 2009. More...

FCCCS Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2008- 2009 school year. More...

SF 2009 Prom Court Named

Pictured above is Southern Fulton 2009 Prom Court: back row, left: juniors Dylan Whiteside, Carlos Calderon, Derek Younker; seniors Andrew Merica, Josh Hall, Jesse Smartt; front row: juniors Carissa Gordon, Ally Barnhart, Rachel Norris; seniors Brook More...

Specter Says He'll Return Donors' Money, If Asked

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Campaign supporters disappointed by Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties can have their donations refunded if they choose, the senator said Friday. More...

Longaberger Trip Profits Donated To McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association received a check from Deb Toothman, independent branch leader with Longaberger. Toothman planned and executed a one-day Penny Pincher bus trip to Longaberger Homestead in Ohio. More...

Hispanic Group Asks Justice Dept. To Intervene

POTTSVILLE, Pa. More...

Completes Training

Air Force Airman Meagan R. Marshall has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Pa. Agency Sues Lockheed Over Toxic Site Cleanup

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is suing Lockheed Martin Corp. over the cost of cleaning up a radioactive site in the state's Moshannon State Forest. More...

Area Girls Donate More Than 100 Inches Of Hair To Locks Of Love

Fourteen area girls donated more than 100 inches of hair to Locks of Love in Florida over the weekend and raised money to benefit the American Cancer Society on behalf of 9-yearold cancer survivor Lexi Richards. More...

15th Annual Camp Cadet June 7-12

Fulton County Camp Cadet Association's 15th annual Camp Cadet class members will report to Camp Sinoquipe, located near Fort Littleton on Sunday, June 7. More...

Workshop Scheduled On Sustainable Gardening

Event to be held this Saturday

A workshop delving into diet and grains, seed selection and propagation as well as the yearround garden is scheduled for this Saturday in McConnellsburg. More...

Eichelberger To Discuss Budget In Needmore

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

On Thursday, May 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting at Needmore Firehall focusing on the state budget and economic issues. More...

Penn State Extension Playing Role In H1N1 Prevention

With public concern over the outbreak of H1N1 type A influenza growing, Penn State Extension is working with numerous Pennsylvania agricultural and public-health organizations to educate citizens on the virus, its origins, how it is spread and its More...

Pennsylvania Man Accused Of Biting Child Found Hanged

READING, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man accused of biting a 1-year-old child's neck has been pronounced dead after guards found him hanging in his prison cell. More...

Harveys Participate In 3-D Photo Meeting

Dwight Harvey and his mother, Naomi Harvey, both of Mc- Connellsburg, attended the Eastern Midwest Regional meeting of the National Steroscopic Association held at Sawmill Creek Resort near Sandusky, Ohio, this past weekend. More...

Conservation Corner

The Growing Pains Of Establishing Native Meadows

If you've visited the campus of the Fulton County Medical Center lately, you may have asked yourself, "Doesn't the Fulton County Medical Center own a lawn mower?" Now granted, it doesn't quite look like what you would expect, what you are used to: More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, May 11: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, May 12: scrambled eggs, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Tri-State Center To Hold Health Fair

Tri-State Community Health Center will be holding its fifth annual health fair on Friday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Rain date: June 5). This event is free and open to the public. More...

FCCCS Takes Second Place At Raystown Eco-Meet

Fulton County Community Christian School seventh-grade Gold Team brought home second-place honors at the Eco-Meet held last week at Raystown Lake Education Center, Huntingdon. More...

Master Gardeners Complete 1st Phase Of Lions Club Project

Fulton County Master Gardeners recently completed the first phase of a landscaping project at Lions Club Park. Additional plantings, including a demonstration pollinator garden, are planned for this season. More...

Ban To Be Signed On Driving With Hand-Held Phones

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia's ban on the use of handheld cell phones while driving is about to become law. Mayor Michael Nutter is scheduled to sign the measure on Thursday. More...

Bishop Criticizes College Over Speech

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - The bishop of an eastern Pennsylvania diocese is criticizing a local Catholic college's decision to have U.S. Sen. More...

Social Workers Plead Not Guilty In Pa. Death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two co-founders of a social-services firm charged in the wake of the starvation death of a disabled Philadelphia girl have pleaded not guilty. More...

Pa. Unemployment Claims Drop Slightly Last Week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The number of people filing for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania dropped slightly last week, as did the number of people receiving them. The state Department of Labor and Industry released the new statistics Thursday. More...

Pittsburgh Police Hunt Man In Murder Of 2 Sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police are conducting a manhunt for a man charged with two counts of homicide in the deaths of two sisters shot in their home as their children slept. More...

Eastern Pa. Newspaper Announces 70 More Layoffs

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Morning Call of Allentown has announced that it will eliminate more than 70 positions, more than 10 percent of its work force, due to declining revenue. More...

MHS Alumni & Friends Acquire Deed For Old High School

Pictured above is the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends with the deed for the old MHS High School. More...

Former Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cappy Dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy died Friday evening, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts said Saturday. He was 65. More...

Forbes Road FFA Holds Tractor Driving Contest

Forbes Road FFA Chapter had a beautiful day for its annual tractor driving contest that took place at the school on April 16. Keith Clugston of Landmark Equipment and Kirby Shoemaker were the judges. Clugston also brought the tractor. More...