August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

CF, SF Cited For Academic Success

School District representatives gather for rally in Harrisburg

Representatives from two Fulton County school districts received special recognition last Wednesday in Harrisburg for being among the top 50 school districts across the commonwealth for improved student achievement over a seven-year time frame. More...

Local & State

CSB Opens McConnellsburg Branch

Community State Bank offers a full line of services

STAFF REPORT Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened its doors for business Friday at its newest office at 415 Fulton Drive in the business park near the Giant Food Store. More...

Who's Really In Control Of Healthcare Debate?

The Christian Science Monitor's language columnist considers how some innocuous words have come to pack more punch over time As the healthcare battle rages on, words are in the arsenals of all sides. More...

Project Bids Opened

Transportation Improvement Plan list reviewed Commissioners

Two bids openings were held Tuesday before the Fulton County commissioners in conjunction with the replacement of township road signs and an extension of the existing sewer system in Bethel Township. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 24, 1989 '89 A longtime McConnellsburg business, Mc- Connellsburg Motor and Implement, located at 875 Lincoln Way East, old Route 30, was destroyed by fire early Saturday, August 19, with the loss estimated More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Vic and Nick Erickson and Greg Garland enjoyed the weekend deep sea fishing in Ocean City, Md. The descendants of the late Wallace and Grace Hershey held their annual family reunion on Saturday, August 22 at Sideling Hill State Park. More...

Hustontown

The last weekend before school starting had beautiful weather for everyone to enjoy before going back to school after summer vacation, which seemed to be too short. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Colton Strait, Teresa Roher, Daphne Fraker, Peggy Bush, Naomi Madden, Becky Everts, Andy Fleck, JoAnn Wain, Billy Rhoades, Stephanie Glunt, Dave LeBeau, Joe Myers, Mindy Horne, James Locke and Irene Park. 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

Mum/Aster Sale Saint Stephen Cathoalic Church Family Life Committee will be selling mums and asters in front of Snyder's Insurance office on Friday, September 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, September 12, at St. More...

Features

Conservation Corner

Those Pesky Mosquitoes

Another casualty of the state's current economic woes is the county's West Nile Virus Surveillance Program. More...

A Showcase For Senior Athletes

The national games offer more than 800 summer-sports events. The competition is keen - but the broader focus remains on healthy lifestyles

PALO ALTO, Calif. - It's summer in California and the athletic facilities of Stanford University are abuzz with tanned, muscular men and women. More...

A Quiet Revolt Against Heirloom Tomatoes

Foodies and gardeners swoon over the old-fashioned varieties, but sometimes they can be mealy and bland

The best tomato I ate last summer was not an heirloom tomato. If those don't seem like fighting words, then clearly you do not take tomatoes seriously. More...

Southern Fulton Prepares For New School Year

Southern Fulton School District administrators and school board members made final preparations last week for the start of the 2009-10 school year that officially got under way for both the student body and staff on Tuesday. More...

Fair Auction Prices Down From Last Year

Economy takes toll on sale of 38 steers, 58 hogs and 20 lambs

Taite Fix's grand champion market steer, "Tubs," brought a respectable $2.90 per pound Saturday night at the Fulton County Fair when he was sold to Hawkins Lumber & Fertilizer of Harrisonville. More...

Obituaries

Richard I.Wright

Lancaster, 83

Richard I. Wright, 83, Lancaster, Pa., died Thursday, August 20, 2009, at this home. Born July 21, 1926, in Waterfall, Pa., he was the son of the late Ivan and Wealthy (Edwards) Wright. He was married to Jane F. Wright. More...

Faye F. Fogal

Chambersburg, 95

Faye F. Fogal, 95, Chambersburg, died at 7:10 p.m., Thurday, August 20, 2009, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born May 12, 1914, in Fulton County, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Rosa Deshong Mellott. More...

Ann M. Allison

Breezewood, 41

Ann Marie Allison, 41, Breezewood, died Monday, August 17, 2009, at Altoona Regional Health System. Born June 10, 1968, in Takoma Park, Md., she was the daughter of James Allison Sr. of Oxen Hill, Md., and Mary Ann Merrell of Hancock. More...

Letters

Maybe The Only Sensible Healthcare Solution

To The Editor: A major element for the solution is: All Americans can help. All of us become as healthy as possible. It takes less than $100 per year and saves $1,000 and it lasts a lifetime. More...

Healthcare Reform: Left Resents Opposition

To The Editor: The people of this country are becoming aware of the implications of the proposed government run healthcare system advocated by Obama and friends, and it is apparent that the "left" resents the opposition. More...

Response from a "Furiner Carpetbagger"

To the Editor: Mr. Kenneth Keebaugh: It's unfortunate that you believe that one needs to be born and raised in Fulton County to express an opinion. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Damaged A mailbox located at 807 Tollgate Ridge Road in Thompson Township was damaged between 10 p.m. on August 20 and 8:43 a.m. on August 21. The victim is a 57-year-old Mercersburg area man. More...

Sports

Kyle Busch Outruns Martin At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kyle Busch outdueled Mark Martin in a dramatic two-car battle at Bristol Motor Speedway after the final restart of the 500-lap race with four laps left. In doing so, Busch gained his fourth victory of the season. More...

Racing Roundup

Adam Wilt and Mark Smith captured Twin 20s for 410 Sprints Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and added their names as first-time winners this season at the track. The track waited out a two-hour rain delay. More...

Rice Starts Off Little League World Series With Major Blasts

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Jim Rice criticized today's major leaguers as too individualistic, then offered Little Leaguers some old-school tips: Respect your opponents, don't showboat, and stay off performance enhancing drugs. More...

Church News

In Memory

SHIVES In loving memory of Chester Shives, who passed away one year ago, August 28, 2008: God looked around His garden And found an empty place He then looked down upon this Earth And saw your tired face He put His arms around you More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Michael Wayne Mann, 23, Warfordburg, and Jessica Breanne Johnson, 22, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Celebrate 70th Anniversary

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