May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

End In Sight For Library Renovation

Additional public funding sought

The end is now looming in sight for officials with the Fulton County Library who are in the midst of taking additional steps to ensure the interior of their renovated, three-story facility is as up-to-date and modernized as the exterior facade. More...

Local & State

Dubree Jailed On Rape Charges

Preliminary hearing set for May 27

A Todd Township man remains lodged in the Franklin County Prison this week on allegations he raped a 12-year-old girl and exposed himself to and assaulted the girl's younger sister at his Hillside Estates home. Stephen William Dubree Jr. More...

SF Competes In "Scholastic Scrimmage"

Round-four winner advances to championships on WPSU-TV

After several months of competition, the field of "Scholastic Scrimmage" teams has been narrowed down to "The Featured Foursomes." These high school students are now competing for a spot in the championship round. More...

Local Residents Urge Changes In Health Care System

Commissioners presented with info on Family and Business Health Care Security Act Commissioners

As a follow-up to a series of meetings in Harrisburg with Rep. Dick Hess and Sen. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Lydia Mannion, daughter of Beverly Hopper of Greencastle and the late John Mannion, and granddaughter of Louise Long, graduated with honors from Indiana University with a degree in psychology and a minor in English. More...

Hustontown

What a beautiful weekend! Hope all the mothers got to go out for a Mother's Day dinner! A large crowd attended the Mother's Day smorgasbord at Hustontown Firehall Sunday. The food was delicious. Glad to hear Bill Henry was able to come home. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to William Group, Minerva Park, Courteney Shehan, Daniel Mellott, Jody Skinner, Madison Johnson, Travis Wilson, Greg Strait, Chuck Gates, Doris Madden and A. J. Cordell. Anniversary wishes to Travis and Nichole Kling. More...

Entertainment

Mark Martin Wins Again

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Mark Martin did it again. The oldest driver in the 43-car field showed the youngsters a thing or two Saturday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. "It's absolutely unbelievable," Martin said. More...

Path Valley Stock Car Action Heats Up

While the car count has been low for the Saturday night stock car races at Path Valley, the drivers that are attending are doing their best to put on a good show for the fans. This past Saturday may have been the best this year. More...

Hancock Barge Bash Entries Now Being Accepted

The Hancock Arts Council announced Monday that boating and canal enthusiasts should get ready to weigh anchor because the Hancock Barge Bash is back. More...

Features

Experimental Geography As Art

Traditional geography meets politics - plus multimedia and performance art

Since February, this strange caravan has been wending its way across the continental United States: a 39-foot RV; the gnarled carcass of a car destroyed two years ago in a suicide bombing in downtown Baghdad; and a rotating cast of artists, soldier More...

Early Road Aid Leaves Out Neediest

Stimulus Watch:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated Press analysis has found. More...

FCAVTS Holds Car Show

Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Drafting and Design students hosted their seventh annual car Show April 25, 2009. The show took place in the McConnellsburg High School parking lot. More...

Church News

Students Tour Fulton House

The fourth grade of Fulton County Community Christian School toured the Fulton House and museum on Monday, May 4. Dick Miller and Edie Coleman acted as guides and found the students had interest and knowledge of county history. More...

Tonoloway Memorial Service Set For May 17

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association's annual memorial service will be held this Sunday, May 17, at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg, Pa. Guest speaker for the 2:30 p.m. service is Rev. More...

Buck Valley To Hold Memorial Day Services

The annual Memorial Day services for Buck Valley will be held Sunday, May 24, at the Christian Church at 9:00 a.m., then preceding to the Hendershot Cemetery and from there to the Brethren Church, Amaranth, then to the Lutheran Church and ending at More...

Voters To Pick Judicial Candidates Next Tuesday

Municipal primary election set for May 19

After making personal appearances at various political functions and going door-todoor boasting their qualifications and merits, four Franklin County-based attorneys will have their day at the polls Tuesday when registered voters from both Fulton a More...

Police Weapons, Ammo Sale OK'd

Sealed bids for 4 firearms and ammo will be opened June 3

McConnellsburg Borough Council members finalized arrangements to sell firearms carried by former borough police officers. The weapons have been held for safekeeping by the Fulton County sheriff since the department was disbanded at the end of 2008. More...

AAA To Buy Transit Buses

The Huntingdon-Bedford- Fulton Area Agency On Aging is scheduled to purchase eight small transit buses in conjunction with a total of $13.2 million in state and federal money now being distributed across the commonwealth. Gov. More...

Obituaries

Milford R. "Sonny" Hann Jr.

Westminister, Calif., 72

Sonny Hann of Westminister, Calif., passed away Monday, April 20, 2009. Born in Pennsylvania on October 29, 1937, he was a son of the late Milford Sr. and Pearlene Hann, former residents of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Evelyn M. Mort

Hustontown, 96

Evelyn M. Mort, 96, Hustontown, Pa., died Thursday evening, May 7, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa. More...

Beatrice M. Morton

Needmore, 94

Beatrice M. Morton, 94, of Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit and formerly of 5246 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, Pa., died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 11, 1989 '89 The McConnellsburg area will be buzzing this weekend with the Country Spring Festival Friday and Saturday and the Mc- Connellsburg Firemen's Carnival, which begins Friday and runs through Saturday. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Alleged Bail Bondsman Receives Money Transfer McConnellsburg resident Carol Moats informed state police she wired $2,850 to an alleged Canadian bail bondsman who claimed to have her son in custody and needed the money to make bail. More...

Sports

Boys Baseball

Fannett-Metal 6, Forbes Road 5 Forbes Road's seventh inning hitting streak was a little too late Saturday with Fannett-Metal clinching the match 6-5. More...

Girls Softball

McConnellsburg 8, Everett 7 Teammates Alexis Mellott and Sam McQuade both had doubles for the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans, who slipped past the Everett Warriors 8-7 Monday evening. More...

Girls Track

McConnellsburg 80, Tussey Mountain 67 Chestnut Ridge 122, McConnellsburg 28 Chestnut Ridge crushed the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans, who in turn defeated the Tussey Mountain Titans last Wednesday during a non-league tri-meet. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Bible School Community Vacation Bible School will be held at Mc- Connellsburg United Presbyterian Church June 8-12, Monday thru Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be classes for ages 2 thru grade six. All are invited. More...

MEMEORIAL DAY SERVICES

Buck Valley Memorial Services The annual Memorial Day service for Buck Valley will be held Sunday, May 24, starting at the Christian Church at 9:00 a.m., then preceding to the Hendershot Cemetery and from there to the Brethren Church in Amaranth, t More...

RECREATION

Youth Day Mason-Dixon PA Chapter will host a youth day at Fulton Pistol and Rifle range in McConnellsburg. Anyone wishing to volunteer or help with donations can call Bonnie Miller at 717-485-5529. Check the Web site at www.huntershelpingkids.org. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jody Lee Sheeder and Sunny Pevey Rahn of Warfordsburg are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful daughter Riley Paige Sheeder. Riley was born April 6, 2009 at 10:22 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Ralph E. Piper Jr., 54, Chambersburg, and Michele A. Matruo, 51, Chambersburg. More...

Three Generations Of Mellott Family Bag Gobblers

Pictured above are turkey hunters Jack Mellott, Bobby Mellott, Austin Mellott, Dristen Mellott and three gobblers that were taken during a recent hunt. Austin's gobbler, his first ever, weighed in at 22 pounds and had a 10-inch beard. More...