September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcycle, Tractor-Trailer Collide On Mountain

Bedford man flown from accident scene

A motorcycle and tractortrailer erupted into flames Sunday afternoon after colliding just below old Eagle's Aerie along Route 30. Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, and the Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Local & State

State Budget Could Cause Financial Issues

County opens bids for first phase of renovation project; town meeting Thursday in Wells Tannery

The Fulton County commissioners and their business manager pondered the fate of their finances on Tuesday with much of the outcome resting on when and if an agreement can be reached on the commonwealth's budget. More...

American Legion, Fulton Post Help Buy School Supplies

McConnellsburg American Legion Post 561 and Fulton Post Inc. have donated $1,000 to each of the county's three school districts and $250 to the Fulton County Community Christian School. More...

Duvall Earns High Marks At Senior Games

72-year-old takes tops honors in the high jump

Having taken the gold earlier this summer at the Pennsylvania Senior Games, Robert Duvall is already preparing for next year when he hopes to set a new personal record in the high jump for his age division. More...

Letters

State Healthcare Security Act Will Benefit All

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the article that appeared in the left-hand column of page A3 in the August 27 issue of The Fulton County News. More...

Says Letter To Editor Was Tongue-In-Cheek

To The Editor: I am sorry for offending my friends. My life has been enriched by contact with newcomers. Everyone in America has the right to live and speak as they please. More...

Responses To Letter To The Editor Didn't Disappoint

To The Editor: After reading Mr. Keebaugh's rambling, but obviously tonguein cheek letter in the August 20 edition, I wondered how many "people" would take the bait and respond. The dynamic duo did not disappoint. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mischief Investigated State police, Chambersburg, are investing an act of criminal mischief that resulted in damage to a vehicle belonging to a 53- year-old McConnellsburg woman. More...

Sports

Edwards Wins Nationwide Series Race

Marcos Ambrose led 60 laps and only made one mistake in 74 laps, but that single miscue allowed Carl Edwards to make a pass on him on the last turn of the last lap to win Sunday's Nationwide Series race in Montreal, Canada. More...

Golf

Bedford Tournament The Everett golf team placed first in the Bedford County Athletic Association (BCAA) Tournament held at Bedford Springs last Monday, August 24. More...

Racing Roundup

It hasn't been the season Jeremy Miller had hoped for, but there have been a few highlights, including Saturday night's $2,500 payday after taking the win in the 29th annual Bull Durham/ Shorty Bowers Championship at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Kevin and Angela Kendall, McConnellsburg, have been blessed with the birth of a son, Luke Mathias, August 21, 2009, at Waynesboro Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15.7 ounces and was 18 inches long. More...

Celebrates First

Nicholas Kendall celebrated his first birthday on August 1, 2009, with a "Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger Too" birthday cake. He is the son of Kevin and Angela Kendall, McConnellsburg. More...

Church News

In Memory

In loving memory of Abbie Edwards: It's been one long year ago On September 4 Since God called you home Life doesn't seem the same Since you've gone away It is lonely here without you When things seem to go wrong I look at your picture and More...

Women's Retreat

A women's retreat, a time of refreshing, will be held Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m .and Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Cards Of Thanks

KOONTZ In this manner we would like to thank each one for the kindness shown to our family during the hospital time and death of our beloved father and brotherin law, Ray Koontz. More...

Budget Impasse Results In School Payment Delays

Over $600K in subsidies for county school districts withheld

Due to the lack of an approved state budget and the ongoing impasse between Republicans and Democrats, subsidy payments for the commonwealth's public school districts were prohibited from being mailed last Thursday. More...

Farm Service Agency Recognizes Palmer

Receives Distinguished Service Award

Looking back at her full, and at times hectic, career with the Farm Service Agency, Brenda Palmer feels she's received more than what she's given during the last 36 years. More...

Ayr Twp. Discusses Fee For PSP Services Bill

New food market renovations fail UCC regulations

Ayr Township supervisors discussed the ramifications of a proposed House bill that, if passed, could cost the township more than $300,000 per year. The supervisors discussed the legislation at their regular meeting on Monday night. More...

Obituaries

Virginia A. Bivens

McConnellsburg, 89

Virginia "Ginny" A. Bivens, 89, Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit, Mc- Connellsburg, and formerly of Big Cove Tannery, died Sunday, August 30, 2009. She was born in Doylestown, Pa., December 31, 1919, the daughter of the late G. More...

Myrtle F. Divelbliss

Hancock, 89

Myrtle Fern Divelbliss, 89, Hancock, Md., formerly of Hancock and a resident of Coffman Nursing Home, died Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at the home. More...

Willard W. Olsen

Atoka, Okla., 87

Willard Wayne Olsen, 87, a lifelong Atoka County, Oklahoma, resident, died Friday, August 14, 2009, at Denison, Texas. He was born July 4, 1922, to Thomas and Sarah (Lindsey) Olsen in Atoka County. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 31, 1989 '89 The McConnellsburg IGA Foodliner paid $3.15 per pound, or a total of $4,085.55, to purchase "Winston," a 1,297-pound threeway cross steer owned by David Seiders of McConnellsburg at the Fulton C More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Wagner, September 2; Brandi Mellott and Dani Brady, September 4; Colton Strait and Barb Weller, September 1; Harry Smith, September 5; Jane Lininger and Robin Souders, September 7; Betsy Ray, September 9; Marie Richards, More...

Hustontown

The weather was beautiful for the weekend and the Forbes Road students have started back to school. Also some will be traveling in new buses as the Helmans have a couple new ones. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Janet Booher, Peyton Fritz, Diane Gearhart, Kean Goshorn, Ezekial Knepper, Becca Carlson, Phyllis Kelly, Dusty Hilbert, Tasha Goshorn, Allyson Armagost, Brittany Mellott, Jane Brown, Janet Repasch, Scott Cromer and Lane Ulsh. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Church Fall Schedule McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church announces its fall schedule: September 13 will be the start of the fall Sunday schedule. More...

RECREATION

HAVFCO Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and share talents. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Veterans Assistance Cancelled The Governors' Veterans Outreach and Assistnce Center's visit to the F&M Trust in the Penn's Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg on Tuesday, September 15, has been cancelled for this month due to budget constrain More...

Features

Financial Focus

Keep Your Money Working Hard For You

Labor Day is upon us. We honor the contributions of working men and women - in other words, people just like you. More...

The Sunday Visit

In our fast-paced society, a few holdouts for the sit-and-chat tradition

Last Sunday I made a visit to some new neighbors down the block. No specific purpose in mind, just an opportunity to touch base, sit at the kitchen table, have some tea, and chat. As I did so, it occurred to me how rare the Sunday visit has become. More...

A New Fitness Craze - Hula Hooping?

What used to be child's play is now a 21stcentury form of exercise. San Francisco is a leader in hooping

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a common sight in San Francisco - the green grass of a neighborhood park is accented by brightly colored hoops twirling at improbable angles around people grooving stylishly to dance music under the afternoon sun. More...