July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Specter Meets With Local Democrats

Town meeting held at Fulton Theatre

Sen. Arlen Specter visited Fulton County last Wednesday for the first time since changing his party affiiation. His visit here was hosted by county Democrats seeking answers to questions on healthcare, unions and his future as a politician. More...

Local & State

MVFC Launches Newest Building Fundraiser

Nearly $500,000 in the red, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. has launched its newest fundraiser to reduce the deficit accrued during the recent construction of a larger and more modernized equipment building. More...

Fees For Relying On Pa. State Police Clear Panel

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania municipalities without full-time police forces would have to pay for the state troopers who patrol their streets under a bill that a state House committee narrowly passed Wednesday. More...

The Old Is New Again At Saturday Evening Post

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Saturday Evening Post, a centuries old publication that helped make illustrator Norman Rockwell an American icon and showcased some of the greatest U.S. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Brittany Stains, Levi Shimer, Bob Albrecht, Julie F. Knepper, Shannon Brown, Eden Naugle, Fred Horne, Macie Whitsel, Dane Martz, Jack Grissinger and Tori Lenae Cutshall. More...

Our Town

Chauncey McGarvey spent last week in Wyoming where he attended the memorial service and scattering of the ashes of his good friend and former hunting guide, Mike Nystrom. Mike's ashes were scattered on the mountain where they hunted. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone was able o get out and enjoy the beautiful July Fourth weekend. Some areas had fireworks for the evening celebration. Quite a lot of folks start their summer vacation the first week in July. More...

Sports

Stewart Survives Dramatic Daytona Finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

Racing Roundup

The 19th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek is now in the books, and Greg Hodnett is a two-time Speedweek champion. Hodnett clinched the title following a win Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. More...

Great Cove Golf News

Play continued at Great Cove Golf Course last week with an ABCD Better Ball tournament and the 12th week of Men's League. More than 12 teams played in the four-man ABCD Better Ball tournament on Sunday that started at 9 a.m. 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

WAYS Soccer Registration WAYS will be holding fall soccer registration at Gordon's Cruise-in on Tuesday, July 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Gordon's is located in Needmore. 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...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

DICK We wish to thank everyone for their help during our house fire last Thursday. Special thanks to all the firemen, neighbors and friends for all your help and especially to Debbie Dick for letting me and my son stay with her during this time. More...

Birth Announced

Jason and Julie Gordon are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Gemma Dawn, born May 7, 2009. She weighed 8 pounds .9 ounce and was 21-1/2 inches long. More...

Swope Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late Andrew and Iola Swope held their 51st reunion June 28, at the Boy Scout campground in Needmore. Rev. William Swope had the prayer. One daughter was not able to attend. More...

Youth Service Corps Leaving Mark On Camp Sinoquipe

Around 30 youths employed in the county summer work experience program

Amid the pinging of BB gunfire, splashing lake water and campfire songs, another sound is emerging this summer from Sinoquipe Scout Reservation - the sound of hammers, shovels and other hand tools needed for general maintenance and upgrades at th More...

Boro Council Hears County Rehab Plans

Adopts LERTA ordinance, opens paving bids

McConnellsburg Borough Council members heard a presentation from Fulton County Commissioner David Hoover and the county's engineer regarding the county's renovation project at council's regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Joe Sestak To Run Against Specter

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), from Media, Pa., was in Mc- Connellsburg Tuesday morning to meet with Fulton County Democrats and visit the "News" office during a 20-day tour of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. More...

Obituaries

Harold D. Grissinger

Three Springs, 54

Harold D. "Mooch" Grissinger, 54, Three Springs, Pa., was pronounced dead Saturday evening, June 27, 2009, in Springfield Twp., Huntingdon Co., as a result of injuries sustained in an accidental fall. More...

Thelma J. Grissinger

McConnellsburg, 86

Thelma J. Grissinger, 86, formerly of McConnellsburg, most recently of Orbisonia, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Woodland Retirement Center. She was born September 25, 1922, in Cito, Pa., the daughter of the late Edmund C. More...

Edythe L. Peyton

Crystal Spring, 93

Edythe Lucille Peyton, 93, Crystal Spring, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. She was born May 3, 1916 in Morgantown, N.C., the daughter of the late Henry and May (Abernathy) Newton. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 6, 1989 '89 The Big Cove Post Office, which originally began operation on July 1, 1864, celebrates its 125th birthday this week. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Two Arrested During Undercover Sting Two McConnellsburg Borough residents were sent to the Franklin County Prison last Thursday in lieu of $75,000 bail following an undercover sting by the Troop G vice unit. Fifty-oneyear old Carolyn M. More...

6 Pa. Motorcycle Fatalities Leading Up To July 4th

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The week leading up to the Independence Day holiday has been deadly for motorcyclists in central Pennsylvania. More...

Disgraced Pa. Judge Denies He Jailed Kids For Cash

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A former juvenile court judge charged with taking kickbacks from the owner and builder of a pair of youth detention centers said Thursday that he had no financial incentive for keeping the jails stocked with young offenders. More...

Entertainment

Attend Baseball Games

Nancy Shearer, Tom Shearer, Redith Snoberger and Zeb Fix travelled recently to St. Petersburg, Fla., to attend three baseball games between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays. More...

Three-Year-Old Fulton County Artist Wins Contest At Museum

In May 2009, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., held its annual benefactors reception. This elegant evening was to thank museum donors benefactors who contributed to the museum during the past year. 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: July 15 - 9:00 a.m. More...

Features

Tips On Getting Kids To Crack A Book This Summer

Parents share low-cost ways of motivating children to read and write

Summer school slots are harder to come by this year, but with a parental nudge kids can stay engaged in learning whether attending programs at local libraries, connecting with seniors who tutor, or creating fun projects at home. More...

Buy New? Pickup Owners Say No

For many of the 41 million Americans who rely on light trucks, new efficiency isn't worth the higher upfront cost

ATLANTA - The other day, Dareem Rashid was selling Carolina-style ribs on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta. That's just one of many locations where he sets up shop. More...

Pucker Up!

Lemons get a bad squeeze. Here are two recipes to add their sparkle to your dinner

PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Lemons get a bad squeeze. Think about it: Why is a clunker of a car called a lemon? Why isn't it called a kohlrabi? Or a kumquat? Who eats those things anyway? Who even knows what they are? "Hey, Bob. How's the new car? More...