May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Navy Cmdr. Will Give Memorial Day Speech

Observances at Union Cemetery, courthouse, elsewhere

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Mark A. Stroh will give the speech at this year's Memorial Day observance scheduled for Monday morning at Union Cemetery in Ayr Township. The 10 a.m. More...

Dog Law Officers To Sweep Area

Time still left to get dog licenses

Dog law enforcement officers are slated to begin sweeping the area in upcoming weeks, making contact with residents who, for any multitude of reasons, failed to obtain a license for their furry, four-legged friend this year. More...

Local & State

Authors Talk To Kids About Reading

Illustrator Wendell Minor and his wife and author, Florence, read their latest book, "If You Were a Penguin," to kids who came to the Fulton Theatre last Thursday to hear what the couple had to say about reading, writing and illustrating books. More...

Forbes Road Holds Prom May 16

The class of 2010 of Forbes Road High School hosted the junior/senior prom at McConnellsburg American Legion on Saturday, May 16. Crowned king and queen of the prom were Olivia Strait and Slade Benchoff. More...

County Flag Committee Appointed

Commissioners adopt resolution regarding "PA Hero Walk"

Annual appointments were recently made by the Fulton County commissioners naming a handful of local residents to serve as members of the Fulton County Flag Committee for 2009. Among those selected last Tuesday for the committee were Robert C. More...

Letters

Warns Against Slur-Filled Web Site

To The Editor: I am writing this letter to alert individuals of a Web site called peoplesdirt.com. As you can probably determine by the title, this Web site encourages writing dirty/evil comments about others. More...

Concerned About Gypsy Moth Spraying

To The Editor: When I look back at my life 10 years ago, I must have been crazy. I wonder if it will take another 10 years for me to realize that I'm still in the dark right now? More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Cellphone Missing A 10-year-old Hustontown girl reported to state police her cellular phone was lost or stolen from Forbes Road Elementary School on Wednesday, May 13, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. More...

Judges Van Horn, Walsh Preside Over Court Sessions

STAFF REPORT Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a trio of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on April 14, April 21 and May 5. More...

Entertainment

Justin Rasp Wins At Path Valley

Path Valley Speedway raced four divisions of sprint cars and two divisions of stock cars on Friday night. All six feature events had their own share of dramatic twists and turns, providing the fans with a full load of entertainment. More...

Hess Reminds Residents Of PA Fish For Free Days

Area residents interested in outdoor recreation are invited to participate in Pennsylvania's annual "Fish for Free Days" to be held Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, June 7, said Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon). More...

Outdoor Expo Planned

Outdoor Expo 2009, sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 143, Boy Scout Troop 143 and Venture Crew 143 of Mercersburg will be held Saturday, May 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the fort in Fort Loudon, off Rt. 30. More...

Features

PennDOT Values Customers Over Security

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In its zeal to provide good customer service, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has ignored its own security procedures and issued fraudulent driver's licenses that may jeopardize public safety, according to a repor More...

Transplant Donor's Brother Says He'd Be Proud

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jeff Keen wanted to help people, perhaps by becoming a nurse or a counselor. He died at 23 and never realized those career ambitions. But, in death, he's helping people through organ donation. More...

Senate's Budget Would Close At Least 35 State Parks

Families, outdoor enthusiasts would miss out on popular destinations

The millions of visitors who flock to Pennsylvania's state parks and forests to relax and experience nature's beauty would have fewer opportunities to do so under a budget plan that passed the Senate last week. More...

Church News

Memorial Day Service

Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 25, at Fairview Christian Church Artemas, Pa., with a guest speaker 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served in the dining hall. Outdoor music will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. Be sure to bring a lawn chair. More...

Activities At Cowans Gap State Park

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Freeman Snair, Pastor. Sunday School service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Amberson United Methodist Church, Pastor Ed Sharpe. Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. More...

Court Of Common Pleas Candidates Meyers, Krom Get Parties' Nod Here

After numerous speaking appearances locally and a strong door-to-door campaign, tentative elections results from the May 19 municipal primary in Fulton County show Court of Common Pleas judicial candidates Shawn Meyers and Angela Rosenberry Krom ha More...

More Layoffs, Paycuts, Furloughs At JLG

100 nonproduction workers lose jobs

The economic turndown that has stalled construction in this country and abroad forced JLG Industries last week to shed another 100 jobs and cut pay at its North American facilites. More...

Sen. Eichelberger Holds Town Meeting

Discusses state budget, takes questions

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-30) brought little good news with him last Thursday evening when he held a town hall meeting at the Needmore Firehall. More...

C. Fulton Proposes One Mill Increase

Anticipating increased expenditures next year in health insurance and special education, the Central Fulton School Board announced its intention last Tuesday of raising real estate taxes in conjunction with its 2009-10 tentative budget. More...

Obituaries

Janie E. Crouse

Janie E. Crouse, 95, Mc- Connellsburg, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at her residence. Born in Defiance, Pa., June 17, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. (Pharoah) and Edith (Defibaugh) Winter. More...

Thomas C. Leslie Sr.

Beaver Creek, 73

Thomas Clinton Leslie Sr., 73, Beaver Creek, and formerly of New Carrollton, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. More...

Homer E. Smith

Webster, Pa., 65

Homer E. Smith, 65, Webster, Pa., died Sunday, April 12, 2009, in Mon Valley Hospital. He was the son of the late William D. and Ethel (Booth Smith. He was born in Purcell, Pa., February 16, 1944. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 18, 1989 '89 Small games of chance are in Fulton County, tax reform is out here and statewide, and Judge William H. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Dave and Barb Sowers travelled to South Carolina last week to attend Clemson University's graduation ceremony where son Anthony received his doctorate degree in environmental toxicology. More...

Wells Valley

Fiddle Johnson and Winnie recently returned from a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas with WTAJ meteorologist Joe Murgo. They were gone from April 27 until May 3 and stopped at various island locations. More...

Hustontown

Sunday turned out to be a fairly nice day with only a little coolness. Sorry to hear we have a couple men who are not doing as well as we would like to hear. So we send get well wishes to Bill Henry and Frank Martz. 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

Bi-Valley Registration Anyone wishing to play Bi-Valley girls softball this summer should contact Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or at 485- 4530, ext. 343 or 717-377-3643 to register. All girls who have completed first grade to seniors can register. More...

Family

Twins Announced

Lee and Jennifer Smith, Chambersburg, announce the birth of twins, Brylee Rose and Logan Lee, on April 27, 2009. Brylee weighed six pounds 11 ounces, and Logan weighed seven pounds, two ounces. More...

Birth Announced

Joseph and Tracey (Benedick) Burdette Jr., Frederick, Md., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nikolas Andrew Burdette, born eight weeks early at Frederick Memorial Hospital on May 4, 2009. More...

Cards Of Thanks

MORT We cannot thank you enough for your prayers, food, cards, gifts and all other acts of kindness during this most difficult time before and after the death of our mother, grandmother and sister, Evelyn. More...