June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sr. Center Sunroom Completed

The Fulton County commissioners, the county projects coordinator and various local residents and businesses received an abundance of recognition and gratitude Friday evening from Warfordsburg Senior Center attendees and officials for their role in More...

Local & State

Spring Planting Enjoyed By FCMC Long-Term Care Residents

FCMC Long-Term Care residents recently enjoyed sunshine and gardening through the efforts of three high school students and the North End Garden Club. More...

Jensen Boehme To Compete In Speed Skating Nationals

7-year-old to travel to Peoria, Ill., for individual, relay competitions

What began as a spin around the floor in an oversized pair of inline skates has turned into a passion for Jensen Boehme. More...

MATP Budget Revision Submitted

Current budget "shot," officials discuss program's future

Julie Dovey, executive director of the Fulton County Partnership, revealed to the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday her current budget for the 2008- 09 fiscal year is spent in connection with operating the Medical Assistance Transportation Progra More...

Letters

Too Big To Fail Or Too Small To Matter

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

What does it mean to a community to lose a business like a car dealership? Sadly more rural communities are coming to grips with the loss of cornerstone, mainstreet businesses thanks to the disproportionate closure of rural dealerships. More...

Military Trucks Misidentified

To The Editor: The trucks that were in the picture of the Transcontinental Motor Convoy passing by the Fulton House in last week's paper were incorrectly identified. More...

Thanks For Making Relay For Life A Success

To The Editor: As a staff member and on behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank everyone who helped make Relay For Life a huge success this year. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Two Injured In Intersection Crash Two McConnellsburg area residents were injured during a crash at the intersection of North Third and East Market streets in McConnellsburg Borough last Tuesday evening. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 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...

THIS 'N THAT

Attention Fulton County Fair Participants Attention all fair exhibitors: premium books are no longer being mailed to exhibitors. Please see your local businesses to pick up this year's copy. More...

Features

Driver Fraud Crackdown Worries Immigrants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of Pennsylvania drivers have been given more time to prove who they are in a fraud and identity theft crackdown by the state that has generated objections from immigrant groups. More...

Church News

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Paul and Ruth Byers of Hustontown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2009. They were married June 6, 1959, at Allenport, Pa., by Rev. Frank Crawford. More...

Family Day

Family Day will be held this Sunday, June 28, at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, with Sunday School starting at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. More...

Valley REC Sponsors Eight Students On Youth Tour

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is sponsoring eight high school students on the 2009 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The teens, from six different schools in three counties, departed June 14 and return June 19. More...

JLG Closing N. Dakota Facility

Will convert Bedford plant; Aug. production shutdown here

Continued weak demand for its access equipment products has forced JLG Industries to implement a restructuring plan that closes its Oakes, N.D., plant and converts its Bedford Sunnyside manufacturing facility to a JLG warehouse. More...

Kids' Camps Cure Summertime Blues

Art exhibit next Thursday; seats open for future adventure and art camps

For two young Clayton, N.C., residents, their multiple week stay in Fulton County this summer will not only be filled with cherished visits with family members residing in the Mc- Connellsburg area but also several educational and hands-on outings. More...

Obituaries

Chalmer E. Knepper

Three Springs, 89

Chalmer E. Knepper, 89, Three Springs, died at 3:05 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2009, at Altoona Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. More...

Blanche M. McElhaney

McConnellsburg, 83

Blanche M. McElhaney, 83, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Fort Loudon, December 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Lester and Iva (Keefer) Gress. More...

Goldie G. Morris

Breezewood, 87

Goldie G. Morris, 87, Breezewood, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. She was born August 19, 1921, at her family home in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, a daughter of the late Orville Chester Miller and Pleasant (Waltz) Miller. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 22, 1989 '89 The Fulton County Library's move from their former quarters on West Market Street to its newly acquired home in the former American Legion building on North First Street became official on Sunday, More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Andrew Mellott, 4 years old on June 18; Kathy Truax, June 16; Rickie Hoffman and Joe Hann, June 25; Darcy Humbert and Ruth Brubaker, June 24; Taylor Morton, June 26; Diamond Wazelle, June 25; Dorothy Henry, June 27; Scott Desho More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes Adam Benson, Mark Stevens, Kim Forslund, Jayden Mitchell, Tyler Watkins, Dorothy Henry, Matt Greenland, Andy Mills, Alicia Hamman, Gary Foor, Brayden Locke and Clay Patterson. More...

Hustontown

Sunday presented the longest day of the year. Now the last half of the year will go even faster as the days are shorter. It's hard to believe this year is half gone. More...

Sports

Kahne Is Sonoma Road Course Winner

SONOMA, Calif. - Kasey Kahne survived four double-file restarts against Tony Stewart, including a green/white/checkered one, to win Sunday's Toyota Save- Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. More...

Forrest R. Mellott Tournament Raises Over $17,000 For FCCCS

Last week at Great Cove saw the eighth annual Forrest R. Mellott Memorial tournament as well as the Father's Day Tournament. The 10th week of Great Cove Men's League took place on Thursday. Despite rain early Saturday morning, the Forrest R. More...

Racing Roundup

Jason Covert continued his dominance at Hagerstown Speedway with his fourth win of the year on Friday night. More...

Family

Celebrates Fourth

A fourth birthday princesstheme party was held June 13, 2009, for Madison Lee Barnett of McConnellsburg at the Hancock Widmyer Park. She is the daughter of Roger Barnett Jr., who proudly attended, and Jason and Amber Custer Middlekauff. More...

Celebrates First

Nathan Hunter Middlekauff celebrated his first birthday held at his pappy and grandma Terri and Bill Middlekauff's on April 10, 2009. His proud parents are Jason and Amber Custer Middlekauff. He also has a sister, Madison Lee Barnett. More...

Celebrates First

Gaven Elisha Mellott celebrated his first birthday on March 25, 2009. Gaven is the son of Justin Mellott and the grandson of Denny and Denise Mellott. His great-grandparents are John and Ruth Smith and Jack and Molly Shaw. More...