June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Strawberry Festival Set For Sat., Sun.

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism invites all to join it this weekend for the 19th annual Strawberry Festival June 12 and 13. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. both days, and last until 9 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. More...

Local & State

Carquest To Hold Car Show

Area auto dealership establishing outdoor market

The next several months Thomas Great Cove Autos Dealership will be playing host to the area's only outdoor market, with hopes of offering a variety of items to local shopping enthusiasts ranging from fresh flowers and produce to antiques and baked More...

Clearing The Record

In last week's edition of the "News," it was reported Forbes Road Elementary Principal Byron Helsel has spent his entire career in education at the northern Fulton County school aside from a stint at Juniata Valley. More...

Class of 2009 Cadets To Graduate Friday

Capt. Timothy Mercer will deliver 15th annual graduation address

The Fulton County Camp Cadet Association will hold its 15th annual graduation for 37 members of the Class of 2009 this Friday evening, June 12. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files of June 8, 1989 '89 The groundbreaking ceremony for the Warfordsburg Senior Citizen Center was held June 5. The center, to be located along Rt. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Arnie and Linda Gaylor spent the weekend at their country home in the Meadow Grounds. They had their 45th wedding anniversary on June 3. They will be celebrating their anniversary later this summer with a cruise to the Scandinavian countries. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Emma Hann, Glenn Winnick Jr., Kelssey Park, Shirley Henry, Ruth Grissinger, Lois Stevens, Tyrel Greenland, Jason Foor, Huck Smith, Janet Sipes, Wayne Mort, Mindy Brown, Brady Skinner, Carly Skinner, Jeremy Mills and K More...

Hustontown

We couldn't have asked for nicer weekend weather. It was a chance for folks to get out and enjoy. The predictions are for a rainy week. More...

Community Bulletin Board

BIBLE SCHOOL

Bible School Vacation Bible School will be held at Fairview United Methodist Church, North Hess Road, Harrisonville, June 15-18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, June 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the VBS program at 7:15 p.m. 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

Great Cove Baseball School Great Cove Baseball School will be held for players ages 8-12 of age to learn baseball fundamentals. More...

Features

Graduation Calls For Alice Cooper, Not Old Marching Tunes

ALFRED, N.Y. - It's a time steeped in meaning, when shared memories meet shared dreams. Such a moment calls for a great, nostalgia-boosting soundtrack. More...

Police Tasers: Excessive Force Or Necessary Tool?

WASHINGTON - From isolated cases across the country, a debate is emerging over the use of electric stun guns as a "pain compliance" device by law enforcement. More...

Lyme Disease Precautions Needed During Summer Months, Says Hess

Summer is near and Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford / Fulton / Huntingdon) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to remind residents of the dangers of Lyme disease. More...

Church News

Peck Family To Sing At Faith Assembly Church

Special services will be held June 21-24 at Faith Assembly of God, 3297 Rice Road, Warfordsburg. Evangelist Harold Peck will be ministering and the Peck family will be singing Sunday morning and evening. More...

Singing Workshop For Area Children

The Sleepy Creek Children's Choir will hold their second annual Summer Workshop on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church on Mercer Street. More...

Delta Starts Pittsburgh- To-Paris Nonstop Service

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A plane taking off from Pittsburgh has inaugurated a new nonstop service between western Pennsylvania and Paris, France. More...

County Renovation Gets Good Response

Commissioners share updates on project with Burnt Cabins residents

The Fulton County commissioners received a favorable response to their plans to nix the construction of a multi-level office building and and instead renovate existing facilities, a project that could still result in a one-quarter mill tax increase More...

McConnellsburg Borough Gun Bids Net $2,711

Included sale of 4 guns and ammo formerly used by police dept.

In spite of the poor economy or, perhaps, because of it, Mc- Connellsburg Borough Council members opened offers for firearms from 17 different bidders during their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Bt. Cabins Outraged By Planned Sewage System

Supervisors deemed "untouchable," commissioners to request info on project

being put out to bid, Burnt Cabins proposed "big pipe" sewer system came under fire by outraged village residents last Thursday evening during a sitdown with the Fulton County commissioners. More...

Obituaries

Elmer L. Hill

Warfordsburg, 80

Elmer L. Hill, 80, Warfordsburg, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born June 28, 1928, in Whips Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry Franklin and Blanche Smith Hill and the husband of the late Norma R. More...

Harold H. Beatty

Three Springs, 85

Harold H. Beatty, 85, Three Springs, died at 12:35 a.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia. Born August 17, 1923, in Cromwell Township, he was a son of the late Carl Beatty and Emma (Whitsel) Jenkins. More...

Charles V. Clingerman

Hancock, 80

Charles Victory "Sonny" Clingerman, 80, Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home. Born July 30, 1928, at Sleepy Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jesse and Flo Vann Clingerman. More...

Letters

Farm Smells Pleasant Reminder Of Fulton Co.

To The Editor: I appreciated the responses to the "Country Smells" issue in last week's newspaper. I know all about "smells" being raised in Roaring Spring, Pa. More...

Withdraws "Farm Smells" Criticism

To The Editor: I stand humbly corrected and offer my sincere apologies to any family business owners that I may have offended. Family-owned businesses are the heart and soul of our nation's economy. I have always and will always support them. More...

MHS Class Of '09 Lucky To Grow Up Here

To The Editor: Just have to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the Class of 2009 graduation. Thanks to parents, Central Fulton School District, local clergy, American Legion staff, local businesses and anyone I forgot. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

One Cited With Harassment Thirty-nine-year-old Robert C. Davis of McConnellsburg was cited with harassment as a result of an incident that occurred in the Sheetz parking lot on Friday, May 29. More...

Sports

Stewart Wins On Fumes At Pocono

POCONO, Pa. - "I hate this kind of racing," said Tony Stewart just prior to winning Sunday's Sprint Cup Pocono 500 on fuel mileage. More...

Burgoyne Headed To Nationals

Local motocross racer Cody Burgoyne, 14, just secured a position in two classes on the starting gate at the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championship. He will be one of only 42 racers in each of these classes. More...

Great Cove Golf News

Two days of continuous rainfall stopped mid-week play at Great Cove, including both men's and women's leagues. The course received more than 3 inches of rainfall on Thursday and Friday. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Diron and Megan (Fraker) Swailes of Mercersburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Logan Michael. Logan was born April 20, 2009, at 12:06 p.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Graduates

Betsy Clippinger, Needmore, received a Bachelor of Arts degree at commencement ceremonies at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, according to Dr. Mary Lou Higgerson, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. More...

Graduates

Graduates The following local students were among the graduates at Juniata College at recent commencement exercises. They also attained the dean's list during the spring semester. More...