July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

SF Taxes Holding Steady

Principal Trail to serve as "assistant to superintendent"

The Southern Fulton School Board opted to hold the line on real estate taxes in spite of projecting increases in expenditures in several budgeted areas, including debt service, staffing and the possible creation of a new Life Skills program at the More...

Local & State

Foor, Dubree Enter Pleas

Two men facing charges of rape in separate incidents that occurred as far back as June of 2008 appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week to officially enter their pleas. Kevin Duane Foor Sr. More...

Bird's Eye View of Creation Festival 2009

Pilot Phil Kaplan of McConnellsburg took this photograph of the Creation Festival 2009 Northeast held June 24 through June 27 from his Sky Ranger light sport aircraft using a Canon Rebel XT camera with a 10-22 lens. More...

County Clerk To Retire Sept. 1

Dick Wible to retire after over three decades of service

Logging well over three decades of service to Fulton County and its citizens, the county's chief clerk announced his resignation Tuesday morning in a letter to the commissioners. More...

Letters

Encourages Girls To Compete For Fair Queen

To The Editor: This year's 89th annual Fulton County Fair quickly approaches along with the activities associated with the fair. As many know, the fair is a big part of the community. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cherry Hale, Nora Grissinger, Mary Mort, Pam Naugle, Clint Wyrick, Ellie Brumback, Fred Shehan, John Hodge, Joel Book, Joan Hershey, Foster Park, Justin Locke, Penne Edgell, Jana Keebaugh, Stacy Weist, Edsel Hamman and Dorothy An More...

Our Town

Brian and Brandi Mellott observed their seventh wedding anniversary on June 25. More...

Hustontown

The weather has been great, but we could enjoy some rain. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Valeria Nolan, who was the mother of Fredith Nolan. Also, sympathy to the family and relatives of Wilbert Keefer and Harry R. Brant. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Church Camp God's Creation youth camp, sponsored by Fort Littleton Bible Church, will be held August 4-7, for ages 6-18. Pick up applications by calling 987-4404. 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...

Church News

In Memory

MARSH In memory of Nikki Marsh on her birthday: I wonder why I wonder somewhere in the sky O, I wonder why I wonder why'd you have to die Oh, I wonder why I wonder do you think of me When I look toward the sky? More...

Cards Of Thanks

MELLOTT The family of Sherwin "Swap" Mellott would like to thank all their family, friends and neighbors for the phone calls, food, prayers, cards and just for thinking of us at this difficult time. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Roger Lee Bivens, 62, Hancock, Md., and Virginia Diane Martin, 51, Hancock, Md. More...

FR Adopts One Mill Tax Increase

Board split on finance matters; budget still adopted

Adamantly opposed to the tentative budget for the upcoming 2009-10 school year as well as a proposal to raise real estate taxes, three members of the Forbes Road School Board found themselves slightly outnumbered as both matters were adopted last T More...

USA Still Celebrates "Rockets Red Glare''

For many, fireworks top the list of weekend celebrations

As the July 4th holiday approaches, American citizens often include fireworks celebrations in their holiday plans. More...

Obituaries

Violet E. Bottenfield

Crystal Spring, 84

Violet E. Bottenfield, 84, Crystal Spring, previously of McLean, Va., died Thursday, June 18, 2009, in Bedford. She was born May 24, 1925, in Alabama, a daughter of the late Thomas G. Edmondson and Emma Pike Edmondson. She married Richard J. More...

Harry R. Brant

Harrisonville, 89

Harry R. "Dick" Brant, 89, Harrisonville, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Taylor Township, January 13, 1920, the son of the late H. Chester and Grace (Cook) Brant. He was the husband of Mabel G. More...

Charles F. Daley Sr.

Greencastle, 57

Charles F. Daley Sr., 57, Greencastle, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, June 23, 2009, at his home. Born May 27, 1952, in Waynesboro, he was the son of Ellis F. and Betty Jane (Robinson) Daley of Greencatle. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 29, 1989 '89 Thanks to the tremendous efforts of about 75 firefighters, under the direction of Mc- Connellsburg Fire Chief Pete Lynch, downtown McConnellsburg was spared a disaster and, even more importantly, More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

19-Year-Old Cited For Underage Drinking A 19-year-old Greencastle man was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday, June 20, as a result of an alleged incident at 872 Dent Road, Needmore. More...

Sports

Logano Gets First Cup Win

LOUDON, N.H. - Nineteen year-old Joey Logano won Sunday's rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Speedway to become the youngest driver to ever win a Cup race. More...

Game Commission Supports Reps. For Efforts To Secure Alternative Funding

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe has offered support to legislation sponsored by Rep. Camille "Bud" George (D-Clearfield) and supported by Rep. More...

Dodge Ball Tournament Nets $300 For Museum

Saturday, June 20, 2009, the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held a Dodge Ball Tournament at the alumni community gym. Four teams participated with lots of spectators. More...

Features

Lawyer: Jackson's Doctor Didn't Give Excessive Drugs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor said his client never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death. More...

Mother Charged With Changing Daughter's School Grades

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) - A high school secretary illegally changed grades in a school computer system to improve her daughter's class standing, according to criminal charges filed Thursday. More...

Art Museum Raises Prices Of Admission

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It's going to cost more to get into the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Beginning July 1, admission prices are $16 for adults, $12 for youth ages 13 to 18, and $14 for senior citizens. More...