July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pa. State Budget Impasse Affects Aging Budget

The failure of the state Legislature to adopt the budget is undoubtedly having an effect on numerous organizations and groups, including our own Area Agency on Aging, which took steps last week to prepare for the delay in needed funding. More...

Library Fund- Raising Continues

The Fulton County Library fundraising efforts are gaining momentum. Because there has been a large response to naming opportunities, the Funding Committee has established additional areas to be named in the newly renovated library. More...

Local & State

FCMC Foundation Receives Donation

The First National Bank of Mercersburg has donated $1,000 to FCMC Foundation Board for the "Continuing the Dream Campaign." The FCMC Foundation is running the "Continuing the Dream" campaign to raise $2.5 million for the new patient services buildi More...

County Gets Update On Retirement Fund

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners received some "comforting news" Tuesday in getting a quarterly update on the performance of their retirement fund. More...

Shuster And Specter Welcome Job- Producing DOD Contracts At JLG

New contract will support our nation's warfighters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, Congressman Bill Shuster joined Sen. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 20, 1989 '89 A Cumberland, Md., man faces multiple charges in the shooting death of his stepdaughter and the wounding of his wife and stepson at the family's Black Oak Road summer home in Bethel Township July More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Peg Miller, Caleb Gahagan, Ralph Brown, Lucas Johnson, Cathy Barnett, Joe Ely, Nathaniel Sheeder, Kendra Semple, Audrey Cutchall, Chad Weist, Aaron Snyder and Leonard Bingaman. Anniversary wishes to Greg and Cindy Edgin. More...

Our Town

Gina Lake and 10-year-old daughter Bailey Orange got a surprise while attending the Jonas Brothers concert at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Monday. More...

Hustontown

The weekend weather was just beautiful. According to the amount of traffic, lots of folks were out enjoying it. Our prayers and recovery wishes go out to Liberty Crouse, who is fighting cancer. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. 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...

BIBLE SCHOOL

Bible School Bible School will be held at Calvary Independent Baptist Church July 26-30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anyone needing transportation should call 485-4745. More...

RECREATION

Benefit Dance Liberty Crouse community benefit dance will be on Saturday, August 1, 2009, at the alumni community building in Mc- Connellsburg from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The band Alliance will be playing. Donations and chaperones are needed. More...

Features

TV's Insipid Commercials, Decoded

A semiotics professor explores the strange new world of subcomedy, from Progressive Auto Insurance to Omnaris nasal spray

NEW YORK - Advertisements are one of the canaries of American culture. And, judging by the six hours' worth of TV ads I watched recently, American culture is being debased by an insidious form of comedy. More...

Drunken Driving Is Down. But What About Drug Use By Drivers?

The share of Americans driving while intoxicated was 2.2 percent in a new survey. But 16.3 percent of drivers had traces of drugs in their system

Americans seem to have finally gotten the message: It's not OK to drive while drunk. But driving on drugs appears to be another matter and a significant problem. More...

Facts About Gestational Diabetes

An increasing number of women in the U.S. have diabetes. Women with diabetes face some additional health risks during pregnancy such as having a very large baby, cesarean birth, or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure. More...

County Sets Chief Clerk's Annual Salary

Dan Swain completes first week as county clerk; Judge Herman to select next commissioner

The clock is winding down for interested candidates to throw their name into the pool for consideration in filling a vacancy on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. More...

Ayr Adopts On-Lot Septic Pumping Ordinance

Systems must be pumped every three years

Ayr Township supervisors, responding to a state mandate, adopted an ordinance on Monday evening that will require that all on-lot sewage disposal systems (septic tanks, etc.) be pumped out within three years of the date of the ordinance and then on More...

Park Rejoins Local Substation As Commander

Returns to state police barracks as newest sergeant

After an 11-year hiatus, Troy Park has returned to Fulton County. As the newest sergeant at the Pennsylvania State Police substation in McConnellsburg. More...

Obituaries

Caleb M. Creek

Hancock, 3 months

Caleb Michael Creek, 3 months, Hancock, Md., died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Born March 25, 2009, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., he was the son of Sandra A. Creek, Hancock. More...

Rosaleane C. Deneen

McConnellsburg, 84

Rosaleane C. Deneen, 84, Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit and formerly of Warfordsburg, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at the center. More...

Martha M. Hull

Hancock, 96

Martha Minerva Hull, 96, formerly of Hancock and a resident of Golden Living Center in Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. More...

Letters

County Clerk Selection Process Lacks Integrity

To The Editor: I read with interest that Mr. Wible's seat is being filled by one of our commissioners. But what I did not read, nor did I understand, were multiple candidates considered, what exactly was the process? More...

Has Issues With New Medical Center

To The Editor: I have a 23-year-old daughter who has been disabled since she was 6 months old. She has been in and out of hospitals many many times. I have always told how great the Fulton County Medical Center has been to my daughter and to me. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Man Cited For Retail Theft Nineteen-year-old Kourtney Lee Branche of McConnellsburg was cited last Wednesday through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott for retail theft. More...

Sports

Kyle Busch Domination Continues

MADISON, Ill. - Capitalizing on Kevin Harvick's attempt to stretch his gas mileage beyond the capacity of his fuel cell, Kyle Busch won his sixth Nationwide Series race of the season Saturday night and his first at Gateway International Raceway. More...

Great Cove Golf News

Last week at Great Cove saw the Senior Club Championship as well as the eighth week of Women's League, and the 14th week of Men's League. More than 30 golfers played in the Senior Club Championship Sunday. More...

Fulton County Baseball All-Stars Compete In Mercersburg Tourney

Fulton County 11/12-year-old All-Stars completed the Mercersburg tournament with a 13- 0 victory in the championship game. The team is competing in the home tournament this week at Lions Club Park. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jason Mellott and Patricia DeShong, Harrisonville, announce the birth of a daughter, Katie Jane Mellott, July 18, 2009, at 5:14 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Celebrates 60th Anniversary

James and Vivian Deneen of 4177 Coseytown Road, Greencastle, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Jim is the son of the late John and Alberta Miller Deneen. Vivian is the daughter of the late Blair and Jessie Garland Mellott. More...

Church News

In Memory

FAGLEY In loving memory of George B. Fagley, who passed away four years ago: Dear Bob, Here we are once again another year come and gone since your passing and lots has changed around me but inside of me ... the pain has not lessened. More...

Fourth Community Musical Involving Many Local Churches Held

Theatergoers were invited to hear the parables of Jesus in the community production held July 16, 17 and 18 sponsored by the McConnellsburg and Cito United Methodist churches with the support of many other local churches, businesses, and individual More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jesse Lee Gordon, 20, Mc- Connellsburg, and Katrina Lynn Gift, 23, McConnellsburg. More...