August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Oshkosh Gets Second Order For M-ATVs

No further callbacks planned at JLG

JLG Industries' parent company, Oshkosh Corp., said Friday that it has gotten a second U.S. Department of Defense order to build more armored vehicles for the armed forces. More...

FCMC To Get $100K In Fed Money

Bill headed to Senate, House for approval

A bill that would bring $100,000 in funding to Fulton County Medical Center has been approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and now faces just three additional hurdles before becoming a reality. Pa. More...

Local & State

To Wed, PA Couples Travel To Distant Shores

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Ever since Toniann Laurenza was 10, she'd been telling her mother she would get married on the beach. And June 28, the elementary school teacher did - to Shawn Kelly. More...

15 Philly Post Offices May Close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service may close as many as 15 Philadelphia post offices and branches - one in four facilities in the city. More...

Troopers Take Over Pa. Town's Policing For Funeral

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state troopers are taking over policing in the borough of Carlisle for five hours Friday to allow local police to attend a colleague's funeral. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 3, 1989 '89 Violence was avoided as about 75 Ku Klux Klan members and supporters held a rally at Kirk Wood Park in Hancock last Saturday afternoon, July 29. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cody Myers, Phyllis Metz, Holly Shehan, Dick Rhoades, Ty Myers, Marcie Locke, Razi Grissinger, Kurtis Wible, Macy Armagost, Carol Roher, Dusty Anderson, Andrew Shehan, Robin Anderson, Wilda Drake, Arlene Martin and Joey Fleck. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Tessa Mc- Garvey, 18 on on August 7; Jack Keen, Carl Johnston, Lynn Waite and Pat Horton, August 8; Kim Christian, Kim Waters, Lucas Suders, August 10; Darle Eader, August 9; Deana Everhart, August 11; Erin Joy, August 6; Dream More...

Hustontown

It is hard to believe August has arrived already. Of course school bells will be ringing later this month. Sorry to hear Nancy Sipe is not doing so well and will be starting chemo treatments. We send recovery wishes to her real soon. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

PA State Singing Convention The 34th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention and Reunion will be held August 13-16 at Morrison Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg, Pa. Featured will be 150 Gospel groups, soloists and duets. More...

RECREATION

FR Soccer Registration Forbes Road AYSO soccer registration will be held August 6 and 13 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Forbes Road Lions Club Park. More...

THIS 'N THAT

MHS Fall Sports Practice McConnellsburg High School 2009 fall sports practice times for August 17-21 are as follows: volleyball - varsity/ junior varsity, Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., high school gym. More...

Features

Tomatoes Infected With Late Blight - Are They Safe for Canning?

Late blight is a common disease in tomatoes caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The disease thrives in cool, moist conditions and can wipe out an entire tomato crop within just a few weeks of infestation. More...

Church News

In Memory

KERLIN In loving memory of father Elmer Kerlin, January 28, 1918 - August 10, 1997; and Gene Kerlin, March 17, 1942 - August 4, 2008: God saw you were getting tired And saw a cure was not to be So He put His arms around you More...

Cards Of Thanks

COLT LEAGUE TRAVELLING TEAM Thanks to the following for their support for the Colt League travelling team that recently went to Ohio: Lincoln Way Pizza, Eddie Lininger, McConnellsburg VFW, Dane Pollock, H.D. More...

FCMC Announces C.A.M.P. Campaign

The FCMC Foundation is honored to announce the C.A.M.P. Campaign to continue the life work of James E. Camp and his mission to provide healthcare in Africa. Jim was a nurse anesthetist with Fulton County Medical Center for 19 years. More...

SEC Charges Bard With Securities Fraud

Emergency action taken to halt alleged ongoing securities fraud

The U.S. More...

Microburst Hits Thompson Twp.

Strong winds topple trees; roads closed

Officials with the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency are reporting the brief appearance of a microburst last Wednesday afternoon in Thompson Township that damaged several out buildings and shut down multiple roadways. More...

Forbes Road District Hires New Staff

Teacher contract remains unsettled; new busing inline for extracurricular activities

The Forbes Road School District will be starting off the 2009- 10 school year on August 26 with multiple new hires, including a recently selected high school principal, learning support staff and a vocational education teacher. More...

Obituaries

Guy F. Clugston

Chambersburg, 87

Guy Francis Clugston, 87, Chambersburg, died Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2009, at home. Born January 23, 1922, in Fulton County, he was a son of the late Edward and Edith Frances Cooper Clugston. A U.S. More...

Mary Edna Deshong

Big Cove Tannery, 84

Mary Edna Deshong, 84, of Big Cove Tannery, died Sunday, August 2, 2009, at her home. She was born March 16, 1925, in Big Cove Tannery, the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Everts) Deshong. More...

Ellen D. Johns

Catonsville, Md., 47

Ellen Johns, 47, Catonsville, Md., died Tuesday, July 25, 2009. Surviving are a daughter, Shelby D. Nash, Catonsville, Md.; mother Margaret L. More...

Letters

Urges Support For Healthcare Reform

To the Editor The letters concerning healthcare in last week's paper show this issue really has our attention. Forty-seven million Americans are without insurance, and 25 million more have seriously inadequate coverage. More...

Scary" Healthcare Reform Facts Skewed

To The Editor: I am writing in response to Ms. Schooley's letter regarding our president's "scary" healthcare reform published 7/31/09. 1. More...

Seeks Help Acquiring School Supplies For Less Fortunate

To The Editor: Hello my name is Michelle Rank. I am a parent of four Southern Fulton School District children. I am aware that economic times are very hard right now. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crime Of The Week Theft Is Crime Of The Week Fulton County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a thief responsible for an incident at the McConnellsburgbased Sheetz convenience store. More...

Sports

Hamlin Wins At Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Denny Hamlin led six times for 91 laps to win Monday's rain-postponed Sprint Cup race over Juan Montoya at Pocono Raceway. "We've come close in a lot of races and wound up short this year," said Hamlin. More...

Great Cove Golf News

The first two rounds of Match Play were last Saturday and Sunday at Great Cove, and the 16th week of Men's League was on Thursday. Women's League was canceled Wednesday because of rain. More...

FR Pirates Undefeated In Tournament

Forbes Road Minor League Pirates went undefeated at the Six Mile Run Memorial Day Tournament. The boys worked hard this summer, also taking the Tri-County League Championship. Their record was 13-2. The team was sponsored by Burnt Cabins Grist Mill. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Todd Wallace Garland, 43, Breezewood, and Jacqueline Lynn Akers, 45, Breezewood. More...

Engagement

Mark and Lisa Knepper of Hustontown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Knepper, to Eric Cromer, son of Robbie Cromer of McConnellsburg and Cathy Chesnut of Cassville. More...

Birth Announced

Rick and Tara (Vores) Focht would like to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Lawrence. Jackson was born September 11, 2008, at York Hospital at 4:39 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...