August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Businessman, Philanthropist Ray Koontz Dies At 93

"He was always ready to help," says son

Prominent businessman and philanthropist Ray S. Koontz died Sunday at Fulton County Medical Center. He was 93. More...

Local & State

Local Doc Volunteers On Medical Mission To Central America

Dr. Sharon Martin discusses 10-day trip to Guatemala

Just as the national debate on healthcare heats up in this country, a local physician recently had the opportunity to see how healthcare works in Guatemala - a system that isn't broken because there really is no established system; a system that h More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Commissioners

STAFF REPORT Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover, at their weekly meeting Tuesday, addressed a number of routine business matters. More...

Lt. Governor Candidate Makes Stop In McConnellsburg

Nick DiFrancesco, Republican Dauphin County commissioner, made a stop in McConnellsburg to campaign for lieutenant governor on Friday. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 17, 1989 '89 The 68th Fulton County Fair will be held August 20-26. The fair queen contest will be held August 21 at the fairgrounds. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Deb Cornelius, Jordan Glunt, Beth Barmont, Angel Shehan, Lily Mae Baer, Kyle Mitchell, Gary Barnett, Kelli Grissinger, Hunter Albrecht, Dezarey Swope, Adam Locke, Dennis Hann, Luke Snyder and Mary Frances Jaymes. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Donald Ray and Kathie Sipes, August 20; Margaret Sheppard, August 19; Vesta Hull, 85 on August 14; Nancy Harris, August 21; Pete Culler, August 22; Mary Knepper, 93 on August 24; Bonnie Duffey and Robert Strait Sr. More...

Hustontown

Now that those warm dog days are over we still are having nice warm temperatures. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Grover Mellott, who passed away last week. More...

Sports

Vickers Wins Michigan On Fuel Mileage

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Brian Vickers handed Toyota their first win at Michigan. It was Vicker's second career Cup win. "He (crew chief Ryan Pemberton) made the call, and it was the right one," said Vickers. More...

Hancock Campers Win Championship

A team of boys representing Hancock Baseball Camp recently competed in the Fulton County Little League 9 & 10-year-old baseball tournament in McConnellsburg and came away with the first-place trophies. More...

Racing Roundup

Tim Fuller is the hottest late model driver in the country as he made it four straight World of Outlaws late model wins Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Family

Birth Announced

David and Becky (Storrs) Mc- Donald, Waterfall, announce the birth of a daughter, Kaitlin Margaret, August 14, 2009, at 9:24 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. Kaitlin has a brother, Liam. More...

Celebrates First

Selena Aurora Vance celebrated her first birthday July 26, 2009. She is the daughter of Leon and Natasha Vance. Family and friends gathered at Cowans Gap Park to help her celebrate. She wishes to thank everyone for her wonderful gifts and cards. More...

Birth Announced

Dustin and Kristen Mellott of Warfordsburg are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Claire Mellott. Olivia was born at Waynesboro Hospital on May 14, 2009 at 8:57 am. She weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Assets Still Frozen In Fraud Case

Federal court grants preliminar y injunction

Accused of securities fraud by a federal regulator, financial adviser Robert G. More...

Fix, Garlock Show Top Steers At Fair

STAFF REPORT Taite Fix, 16, son of Rodney and Kristy Fix of the Waterfall area, showed the grand champion "baby beef" at the 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Cigola To Step Down As CF Head

Central Fulton's top administrator to retire

Dr. Julia Cigola made history in 1999 when she accepted the role of first female superintendent of the Central Fulton School District. More...

Obituaries

Ray S. Koontz

McConnellsburg, 93

Ray S. Koontz, 93, Mc- Connellsburg, died Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born April 10, 1916, in Colerain Township, Bedford, Pa., the son of the late Stanley and Lena (Shaffer) Koontz Sr. More...

Helen R. Eddy

Hancock, Md., 93

Helen R. Eddy, age 93, of Pennsylvania Avenue, Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at her home. Born August 16, 1915, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Bessie Beard Hess and the widow of James H. More...

Sandra Lucas Jackson

Hancock, Md., 61

Sandra Lucas Jackson, 61, of High Germany Street, Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at her home. Born November 30, 1947, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of Arthur L. Lucas of Hancock, Md., and the late Idella V. More...

Letters

Seniors Could Face Medicare Trouble

To The Editor: Anyone 65 or over and anyone getting close, this health plan that the Democrats are trying to pass is going to cut your Medicare big time. The coverage you are use to is going out the door. More...

Responds To Healthcare Legislation Letters

To The Editor: In response to the letters in last week's "News" regarding healthcare legislation: 1. The healthcare crisis is not phony or made-up. More...

Applause For Great Cove Pool And Staff

To The Editor: We had no idea what to expect when we took our grandson to Great Cove Pool for swimming lessons, and we were blown out of the water! The pool at Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club is a beautiful facility. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Investigated State police, McConnellsburg, are continuing to investigate an alleged harassment that occurred at Cloverleaf Court in Todd Township on Wednesday, August 5. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Singing Blessed Friends will be at Clear Ridge Community Building Sunday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. Outside service, weather permitting. Bring lawn chairs. All are welcome. More...

RECREATION

Gun Drawing The Hustontown Area Vol. Fire Co. will sponsor a gun drawing at the fire station on Saturday, September 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Free Computer Classes Free computer classes will be offered Thursday, August 27, at Fulton County Library: MS Word from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; MS Excel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Building Webpages from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More...

Features

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Can You Invest For College And Retirement?

You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if you have children, you also may want to put money away for their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclusive? More...

Church News

In Memory

In loving memory of Joshua Timothy Wilt Jr., August 21, 1993 - August 3, 2008: Happy 16th Birthday, Joshua Are there birthdays in heaven? Does the angel blow his horn? Announcing to everybody That this is the day you were born? More...

Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Long will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on September 2, 2009. More...

Special Services

Special services will be held at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, Sunday, August 23. More...