June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Layoffs Keep Coming At JLG

210 lose jobs here, 115 at Shippensburg

The slumping economy brought more bad news to production workers at JLG Industries May 22 when 210 employees at the manufacturer's Mc- Connellsburg plant and 115 at its Shippensburg facility were told they were losing their jobs. More...

Jobless Rate Improves Slightly

Moves from #66 to #65 for April

Fulton County's jobless rate showed a small sign of recovery in April as the unemployment rate dropped 2.7 percentage points from a final 15.8 percent rate in March. More...

Local & State

Dr. Matthew Hahn Returns To Hancock

Will set up private practice with Dr. Marilyn Nelson

Dr. Matthew Hahn, former medical director at Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock, Md., has announced that he will return to Hancock and will open a private practice on July 6 of this year. More...

Senior Centers Announce Farmer's Market Check Dates

Senior Farmers Market Nutriton Program checks will be available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the senior centers throughout the county. Vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the supply is exhausted. More...

Giant Foods Presents Checks To Area Schools

McConnellsburg Giant Foods presented checks totalling over $9,000 to five area schools on May 22 as part of its A-Plus Rewards program. The program lets shoppers register to have a percentage of their total grocery bill benefit a local school. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 1, 1989 '89 Cmdr. William Hine delivered the memorial address during ceremonies held at Union Cemetery on May 29. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to the families of Helen Layton, George Henry Plessinger and Michael Taylor who all passed away last week. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to McKenzie Wilson, Jeff Yoder, June Yoder, Philip Horne, Alayna Gaff, Phil Speck, Benjamin Glunt, Linda Myers, Adam Heaster, Travis Kling, Cortney McMath and Sue Fleming. Anniversary wishes to Rob and Danny Dickinson. More...

Hustontown

The weather has been great so lots of folks are traveling. The high school seniors will be graduating this week. We send congratulations their way. Hope they have chosen future education or a very benefitting career. More...

Community Bulletin Board

BIBLE SCHOOL

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...

RELIGION

Hymn Sing The 19th annual Southern gospel hymn sings will beheld at Lions Club Community Park in Mercersburg Saturday, June 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A freewill offering will be lifted. Bring lawns. Held rain or shine. More...

RECREATION

Bus Trip PA-R-PAC will be hosting a bus trip to Atlantic City on June 13. Price per person is $60 with a $25 cash back when arriving at the casino. Money has to paid when making reservations because of limited seating and no refunds. More...

Features

To Milk Cows, PA Children Start Early

SAXONBURG, Pa. (AP) - If you ask kindergartners at South Butler Primary School in Saxonburg where milk comes from, they likely won't say the store. More...

Speech To Democratic Leaders A First For Specter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - So far, the reunification of Sen. Arlen Specter and the Democratic Party has played out largely on the national stage. More...

Philadelphia Inquirer Celebrates 180 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Amid hard times for the newspaper industry, The Philadelphia Inquirer celebrates its 180th anniversary with a special edition on Sunday and a reprint of its first-ever edition on Monday. More...

Church News

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...

Fire Destroys Wells Valley Home

Tanker crashes en route to fire scene

Two volunteer firefighters en route to a structure fire in Wells Township last Thursday evening escaped serious injury when their tanker crashed within two miles of departing Hustontown's firehouse. Seventy-one-year-old Marvin L. More...

P'burgh Paper Features Fulton County

Trib-Review repor ter focuses on county's unemployment rate

Fulton County's high jobless rate was the subject of a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review feature story that appeared in the newspaper's Sunday edition. More...

Strawberry Festival Taking Shape

Headlining this year's Friday entertainment at the 19th annual Strawberry Festival will be the Country Christians gospel singing group. For more than 20 years, this popular troupe has been entertaining audiences throughout the area. More...

Obituaries

Henry Plessinger

Henry Plessinger, 57, Needmore, Pa., died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Sharpsburg, Md. He was born in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on June 19, 1951, the son of the late Marvin Cletus and Esther Blanche (Wagner) Plessinger. More...

Harry C. Ansell

Three Springs, 87

Harry C. Ansell, Sr., 87, Three Springs, died at 1:10 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 18, 1922, in Bitner, he was a son of the late George and Gertrude (Guth) Ansell. He was united in marriage to the former Mary R. More...

James E. Eisaman

Upper Strasburg, 86

James E. "Ed" Eisaman, 86, Upper Strasburg, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at his daughters residence. Born May 30, 1923, in Waterfall, Fulton County, he was a son of the late James O. and Martha Hazel Thomas Eisaman. More...

Letters

Farmers Just Trying To Make A Living

To The Editor: This is in response to last week's letter to the editor "Farm Smell Overwhelming in the Borough." I could not help but to feel distraught over this letter. More...

Farm Smell Puts Food On Tables

To The Editor: I can relate with the farm smell all to well, for I am a producer of that smell. A fourth-generation farmer doing everything I can to continue putting food on the tables of a starving society. More...

Responds To "Overwhelming Farm Smells"

To the Editor: In response to the letter written by Ellen Mullenix titled "Farm Smell Overwhelming in Borough," I would like to start by apologizing on behalf of the agricultural community for slight inconveniences that scents bring into your life More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Man Sentenced Twenty-year-old Devin Eric Rock Jr. was recently ordered to complete one-year probation and pay $206.15 in restitution through the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Sports

Thrilling Win For Johnson At Dover

DOVER, Del. - Jimmy Johnson's Sunday win in the Autism 400 at Dover was nothing less than incredible. Johnson, who led 298 laps of the 400-lap race, took on four tires with 30 laps to go. Many other teams only got two. More...

Sideling Hill Baseball All Stars

Pictured above are the Sideling Hill Baseball All-Stars for 2009. More...

Great Cove Golf News

Member/Guest Tops Play At Great Cove

Play continued at Great Cove Golf Course last week with the annual member/guest tournament and the seventh week of men's league. More than 70 golfers played in the two-man, better ball member/ guest tournament on Sunday that started at 9 a.m. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Makayley Maye Shafer celebrated her first birthday on May 28, 2009. She is the daughter of Brian and Erin Shafer of Harrisonville. Makayley's grandparents are Pat and Glenda Shafer of Mc- Connellsburg and Danny and Carla Lake of Harrisonville. More...

Birth Announced

Jamie and Jessica Sipes are proud to announce the birth of a son, Jett Lee, on April 7. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 4.3 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Zander Lee is his proud big brother. More...

Bumbaugh Family To Perform

The Bumbaugh Family will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg, on Sunday, June 7. They will provide special music at the annual homecoming services beginning at 11:30 a.m. More...