July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pa. Budget May Affect County Fair Premiums

Fulton County Fair set for Aug. 16-22

Until the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the governor end their wrangling over cuts and tax hikes and give a final nod to the state budget, the future of millions of dollars earmarked for county and community fairs remains unknown. More...

County Growth Higher Than State's

Todd, Thompson and Bethel growing fastest

According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week, Fulton County's population has grown by 5 percent since July 2000, and the numbers make it very clear that the influx has largely been in Todd, Thompson and Bethel townships. More...

Local & State

Big Cove Tannery Woman Pens Book

"Sapphire, Ruby and Other Southern Jewels" is humorous depiction of Southern life

Even though she's never considered herself an avid reader, Big Cove Tannery resident Susanne Reed has immersed herself in the world of literature through what she knows best - writing. More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

On the heels of last Thursday's resignation of Fulton County Commissioner Daniel Swain and his subsequent appointment to the vacant position of chief clerk, the remaining two members of the Board of Commissioners attended to an array of business du More...

66th Wells Tannery Homecoming Cancelled

Lack of volunteerism, busy schedules calls off annual event

Those looking forward to the fun, food and small-town fellowship associated with the Wells Tannery Homecoming later this month will have to find another means of reminiscing with family and friends. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 13, 1989 '89 State police at the McConnellsburg station are continuing their investigation into the discovery of two large, cultivated plots of marijuana plants found on state gamelands in Brush Creek Township More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Heath Forslund, Dara Bennett, Cortney Plum, Frances Ramsey, Brayden Horne, Harlie Strait, Katelyn Kellner, Jean Brown, Morghan Kelly, Emily Ramsey, Alyssa Stevens, Logan Fritz, Alan Schmidt, George Locke and Gary Park. More...

Our Town

George Lynch is home slowly recuperating after suffering a stroke recently. Sympathy goes out to the families of Bernadine Mills and Bill Henry, who passed away last week. More...

Hustontown

The weekend weather was wonderful. We had a nice shower over the weekend. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Howard "Bill" Henry, who passed away last week. Sorry to hear Paul Byers was taken to Harrisburg Hospital. More...

Sports

Martin Gets Fourth Win Of Season

JOLIET, Ill. - Mark Martin is disproving the theory that older drivers can't win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His win Saturday night in the Lifelock.com 400 at Chicago was his fourth victory of the 2009 season, more than any other driver. More...

Racing Roundup

Fresh off his big win a week ago against the Lucas Oil late model series in Ohio, Racin' Jason Covert came back to Hagerstown Speedway and continued his season dominance with his fifth win of the year Saturday night. More...

Somerset Co. Golfer Wins Riggs Open

Great Cove Golf News

A field of 95 golfers teed up for Sunday's annual Riggs Open. The 9 a.m. More...

Features

With Michael Jackson, The End Of The Megastar?

Media fragmentation - and a public that's seen it all - makes it harder for today's artists to achieve global superstardom

LOS ANGELES - Can there ever again be a megastar the size of Michael Jackson? Nowadays, it's rare for a pop-culture icon to unite the world's divided attention. More...

Overseas Doctors Who Can't Meet Face To Face Share By Texting

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A medical student from Danville is one of four co-founders of a new nonprofit organization distributing cell phones to community health workers in developing countries worldwide. More...

Are You on Track Toward Your Financial Objectives?

Financial Focus

It's been almost two years since turmoil began in the financial markets. And during that time, your own financial picture, along with that of virtually every other investor, has probably changed. More...

Church News

Engagement

Curt and Amy Patterson of Maddensville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary, to David "Cory" Hearn. Cory is the son of Dave and Sue Hearn of Orbisonia. More...

Youth Leader Attends National Conference

attended Modern Woodmen of America's Merit Club Leadership Conference in Hershey. Hill was one of 433 youth service club leaders from across the United States who earned the opportunity to take part in the conference. More...

Engagement

Stanley and Linda Bain and Walter and Catherine Mills, both of Needmore, announce the engagement of their children, Erin Bain to Marshall Mills. She is a contract specialist at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville. More...

JLG To Recall 550-650 Workers

Says callbacks will begin immediately

After a year of layoff after layoff at JLG Industries, parent company Oshkosh Corp. announced good news late Tuesday afternoon, saying 550 to 650 workers will be called back to build a billion-dollars' worth of armored vehicles for the U.S. Army. More...

Dan Swain Resigns As Commissioner

To assume chief clerk's role

In an unexpected move late last week, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners announced one commissioner seated on its three-person board would be stepping down in order to fill the shoes of recently retired chief clerk Richard Wible. More...

Clearing The Record

A front-page article appearing in last week's edition of The Fulton County News, "Specter Meets With Local Democrats," incorrectly attributed remarks made about employees fired from JLG Industries for wanting to unionize and the role greed plays in More...

Obituaries

Edgar C. Weicht

Crystal Spring, 79

Edgar C. Weicht, 79, Crystal Spring, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Pennknoll Village. He was born September 15, 1929, in Everett, Pa., a son of the late William E. and Mae F. (Barkman) Weicht. More...

Hazel M. Justice

Breezewood, 91

Hazel M. (Truax) Justice, 91, Breezewood, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born on August 25, 1917, in Breezewood, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Nellie A. (Mellott) Truax. More...

Helen L. Dickinson

Saltillo, 81

Helen L. Dickinson, 81, Saltillo, Pa., died Friday, July 10, 2009, at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon. She was born August 12, 1927 in Wells Valley, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Strike) Newman. More...

Letters

America's Needs Should Come First

To The Editor: President Obama visited Ghana last week and, while there, it was reported that he pledged $58 billion in U.S. aid to that country. We should support all emerging democracies, like Ghana, when we can. More...

Support The Golf Club Pool

To The Editor: The pool at Great Cove Golf Club should not be neglected or ignored. As the only swimming pool with public access in Mc- Connellsburg and the surrounding area, it is a gem for the community. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Man Accused Of Harassment Twenty-nine-year-old Mc- Connellsburg resident Michael Richard Fortney was charged with harassment through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. More...

Entertainment

Actvities At Cowans Gap

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 22 - 1:00 p.m. More...

Kendall Family Holds Reunion

The Kendall family reunion was recently held at Lions Club Park. A good time was had by all. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services Please join Immanuel Bible Church of Three Springs for a "Close Encounter with God's Word!" In this galactic adventure like no other, kids learn how God reveals Himself through His world and His Word. 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

Computer Classes Computer classes will be offered on Thursday, July 23, at the Fulton County Library: e-mail and blogging from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Internet Basics: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Computer Basics from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

BRANT The family of Dick Brant would like to express their appreciation for the prayers, visits, phone calls, flowers, food and any other acts of kindness shown during Dick's illness and since his death. More...

Celebrates Third

Jordan Lee Zeger celebrated his third birthday on June 7, 2009. He is the son of Greg and Christina Zeger of Hustontown. He has an older brother, Dalton, who is 9 years old. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Benjamin Homer Swadley, 18, Mercersburg, and Olivia Hope Funk, 18, Hancock. More...