July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Southern Fulton Fills Vacant Positions

Several tender resignations; budget impasse remains hot topic

The Southern Fulton School Board found themselves faced with multiple resignations and crucial appointments last Tuesday evening with the clock winding down to a month from the start of the 2009-10 school year. More...

Local & State

Firefighters' Dream Weekend Successful

Plans under way for second annual event

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company's big plans to garner interest from area youth in the company and its daily practices went off without a hitch this weekend with the first-ever "Dream Weekend." McConnellsburg's Dream Weekend was created and m More...

Senior Sexuality A Gray Area, Pennsylvania Official Says

READING, Pa. More...

Pa. Gov's Race Still Taking Shape

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 27, 1989 '89 Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Superintendent of Record William Printz and Gary Truax, president of the votech school's joint operating committee, shared the honors at groundbreaki More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Frances Shehan, Donavin Myers, Eloise Swope, Cassie Clark, Jamie Swope, Judy Tyson, Megan Watkins, Donna Locke, Pamela Foor, Cheryl Hummel, Katie Patterson, Ken Fraker and Holden Jenkins. More...

Hustontown

We have been fortunate the weather hasn't been as hot as it usually is for this time of year. But we could use a little more rain. Sorry to hear Helen Reed is not as well as we would like to hear. We send get-well wishes her way. More...

Our Town

The McConnellsburg girls soccer team held their soccer camp at the Lions Club field last week under the instruction of Roger Bernecker of Chambersburg, along with their coach, Toby McGarvey. A total of 18 players participated. 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...

BIBLE SCHOOL

Bible School Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School August 3-7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening. 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

Pa. Tree House Builder Keeps Branching Out

GLENMOORE, Pa. (AP) - Dan Wright's career choice has the 30-year-old carpenter out on a limb. He is the owner and founder of Tree Top Builders based in Westtown, about 15 miles west of Philadelphia. More...

Walter Cronkite: From Depression-era Newspapering To Blogging

"The most trusted man in America" defined reporting for generations of print and broadcast journalists

It's impossible to imagine any of today's network or cable news anchors being called - with no sense of irony - "Uncle Walter." Or described as "the most trusted" person in America. More...

FCMC Forms Community Engagement Committee

NACo grant will provide technical assistance to study local healthcare

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC), its administrative staff, board and physicians, assisted by community leaders took the first step last week in evaluating the community's healthcare system and learning more about how it affects the local econom More...

County Unemployment Stats Grim

Ranking goes to #66 for June

Fulton County's jobless rate continues to reflect earlier massive layoffs at JLG and other industries as June's unemployment rate climbed significantly from 13.2 percent in May to 15 percent in June according to preliminary figures released by the More...

Concrete Box Culvert To Be Installed On Interstate 70

PennDOT announced that on Wednesday, July 29, a project to replace a concrete cross pipe on Interstate 70 near Warfordsburg, Fulton County, will begin. More...

Obituaries

Samuel E. England

Everett, 86

Samuel E. England, 86, Everett, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 22, 1923, in Everett, Pa., a son of the late Samuel E. England Sr. and Gladys M. (Burket) England. More...

Charles F. Hoffman

Three Springs, 91

Charles F. Hoffman, 91, Three Springs, Pa., died at 3:47 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born August 1, 1917, in Clay Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa, he was the son of the late Harice and Eliza (Masemore) Hoffman. More...

Charles E. Lanehart Sr.

Warfordsburg, 74

Charles E. Lanehart Sr., 74, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 7, 1935, at Round Top, Md., he was the son of the late Charlie Nelson and Bessie Mills Lanehart. More...

Letters

Rotary Club Information

To The Editor, The Rotary Club of Hancock Md., hopes to form a Rotary Club in Fulton County, Pa. Rotary is a service club with 1,200,000 members in 200 countries worldwide. More...

Benefit Dance For Liberty Crouse

To The Editor: There will be a benefit dance this Saturday night, August 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the alumni community center gym. More...

Entitlement Run Amuck

To The Editor: Responding to Debra J. Mc- Mullen's "Has Issues With New Medical Center" (7-23-09 issue): Debra McMullen's letter to the editor last week is a perfect example of a liberal's sense of entitlement running amuck. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Three Escape Injury In Crash A Three Springs woman and her two children escaped harm when their southbound 2000 Dodge Intrepid slid off the roadway and into a culvert along Route 522 last Thursday afternoon. Ashley D. More...

Sports

Johnson Gets Third Brickyard Win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to become the first three-time winner. Johnson hadn't led until lap 137. More...

All-Stars Win In Tournaments

The Fulton County 9/10- year-old All-Stars travelled to compete in the Everett tournament recently where they won their first championship, outscoring their opponents 45-9 in four games. More...

Racing Roundup

Despite a gallant effort by Williams Grove Speedway management, Mother Nature got the upper hand just before midnight Saturday forcing the Grove and World of Outlaws officials to postpone the Dash and the 30-lap Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals More...

Church News

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Marly Lee Robinson, 39, Breezewood, and Heather Dawn Mearkle, 29, Breezewood. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SWOPE I wish to thank everyone for sending the beautiful birthday cards. I also wish to thank everyone for their visits. The gifts given to "Mercy & Sharing" building orphanages in Haiti was great. My grandson is in charge of this project. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Activities at Cowans Gap for the week are as follows: August 4 - 10:00 a.m.: Nature Photography Series - For The Birds. Photographing birds can be tricky. More...