June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Central Fulton Taxpayers To See Millage Increase

Real estate taxes hinging upon state budget; board refrains from giving salary increases

With so many variables still under consideration by the state's General Assembly in adopting the commonwealth's budget, the question still looms how much of the money allotted in the 2009-10 state's fiscal budget will eventually trickle down to are More...

Local & State

Local Soldier Meets U.S. Rep. Shuster In Iraq

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster poses with Lt. Col. Christopher E. Layton, second from right, son of David and Carol Layton of Warfordsburg, and three other constituents serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Holds Meeting

The board of directors of the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation (FCMCF) held its quarterly board meeting on Monday, June 15. More...

Baby Contest Winners

Winners of the "Beautiful Babies and Toddler" contests held during the Strawberry Festival were beautiful baby - Cohen Wible, 5 months, son of Tami Ulsh and Jeremy Wible. More...

Letters

Praises FR Graduation, Winegardner Restoration

To The Editor: A few years ago I was at the graduation ceremony at Forbes Road. The chairs were hard, it was about 100 degrees (My nephew had to be taken out because of the heat.), and we could hardly hear what was said on stage. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Alarm System Deters Burglars Burglars attempting to break into the concession stand at Lions Club ballpark in Todd Township may have been deterred when an alarm system went off on Tuesday, June 9, at 3:21 a.m. More...

Wife Fought Off Penna. Man Killed In Shootout

YATESVILLE, Pa. More...

Suspect In Bank Robbery Jumps Off Pa. Bridge, Dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say a man wanted in a series of robberies in Bucks County died after he jumped off a bridge over the Schuylkill River following more than four hours of negotiations. More...

Entertainment

Racing Roundup

The All Star Circuit of Champions invaded central Pennsylvania over the weekend as the Posse continued its dominance over the travelers with wins at Williams Grove and Lincoln speedways. More...

Whitetail Resort Announces Improvements

With the summer upon us, Whitetail Resort is currently gearing up for what will be another busy off-season on the mountain. More...

Community Bulletin Board

BIBLE SCHOOL

Bible School The Wells Valley Community Vacation Bible School will be held June 22-26, at Wells Valley United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

RELIGION

Special Services The community musical "Godspell" will be held at Cito United Methodist Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 16, 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5; children 3 and under are free. 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...

Church News

River Oaks Helpline To Partner With Nationwide Tour Players Cup

River Oaks Helpline announced recently that it will partner with the Nationwide Tour Players Cup in a new program entitled "Tickets Fore Charity." The Players Cup, a professional golf tournament in Bridgeport, W.Va. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following. Weekend activities at Cowans Gap June 26 - 7:30 p.m.: Flower Dancers. More...

Special Services

The Peck Family will be singing on Sunday morning and evening, June 21, through Wednesday, June 24, at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning services and 6:00 p.m. services. Weeknight services will be at 7:00 p.m. More...

$76.9 Million Army Contract Awarded To JLG Industries

60 military production workers to be recalled August, September

A $76.9 million order from the U.S. Army announced last week by JLG Industries will bring 60 workers laid off from the company's Military Support Center in McConnellsburg back to work. More...

Groundbreaking At FCMC June 30

For Patient Services/Administrative Building

Ceremony at 11 a.m. Just 19 months after Fulton County Medical Center opened its doors to its new healthcare facility on Peach Orchard Road, a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled this month for a new patient services and administration building. More...

Hunting Licenses Go Automated!

Resident doe licenses on sale July 13

Local Pennsylvania Game Commission officials announced this week hunting and furtaking licenses are now on sale through a new automated system known as PALS that is not only expected to lighten the load for area issuing agents but also give conserv More...

Obituaries

Paul E. Bishop

Hancock, 78

Paul Elmore Bishop, 78, Hancock, Md., died Satuday, June 13, 2009, at Winchester Medical Center. Born June 25, 1930, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Phillip Elmore and Iva May Weller Bishop. More...

Carl D. Elvey

James Creek, 77

Carl D. "Bucky" Elvey, 77, James Creek, Pa., died Friday, June 12, 2009, at his daughter's residence in Pottstown Pa. Born in McConnellsburg Pa., he was the son of the late Roy and Minnie (Fix) Elvey. More...

Guy M. Hess

Chambersburg, 79

Guy M. Hess, 79, Chambersburg, died Wednesday morning, June 10, 2009, in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born November 5, 1929, in Bethel Township, Fulton County, he was the son of the late Wallace L. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 15, 1989 '89 Production is resuming slowly at the Overly Raker factory, located north of Mc- Connellsburg, as company owners and employees continue to restructure their production line following a May 11 order More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Ed Brown of Clear Ridge is home after a three-week stay in Fulton County Medical Center. Tim, Deb, Gabrielle and Abagael McGarvey recently enjoyed a 10-day cruise in the Caribbean. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jase Gahagan, Kelly Bingaman, Destiny Hockenberry, John Edgell, Greg Edgin, Sarah Clark, Patrick Horne, Kristin Diehl and James Anderson. Also birthday wishes to Dick Armagost Sr. More...

Hustontown

We had a beautiful weekend that made it nice for the drivers of military vehicles recreating a 1919 crosscountry It started on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. Plans were to have lunch in Bedford on Saturday. More...

Sports

Martin Wins At Michigan On Fuel

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Mark Martin was third with two laps to go in Sunday's Sprint Cup Life- Lock 400, behind the leader, Jimmy Johnson and the secondplace driver Greg Biffle. Johnson, Martin's Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was the first to go. More...

John Rasp Wins Again At Path Valley

Mother Nature has not been kind to the racing world of south-central Pennsylvania this spring. But after a week of rain, the skies cleared on Friday and Path Valley Speedway was able to get in a six-division program. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Milton Samuel Warren, 26, McConnellsburg, and Amy Jo Hallock, 24, McConnellsburg. More...

Mau - Jacobsma United

Melissa Ann Jacobsma and Steven Charles Mau were married Saturday, May 30, 2009, at American Lutheran Church, in Windom, Minn. The bride is the daughter of Twana Hartz, Luverne, Minn. Her grandparents are Alton and Leona Hill, Warfordsburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

GRESS In this manner I would like to express my grateful thanks to all those who remembered me in their prayers with cards and visits while I was a patient in Harrisburg and Fulton County Medical Center. More...