September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Digging For More Water

Charles E. Brake employee Chris North makes a quick measurement Tuesday at the trench being dug off South First Street for a larger water main that will bring more water to town. Some boro streets will be closed while work is completed. More...

Local & State

Crowned 2009 Little Miss Fair Queen

Courtney Schoen (left) was named 2009 Little Miss Fair Queen at this year's Fulton County Fair. Also pictured is runner-up Peyton Kendall (center) and Lexi Richards, 2008 Little Miss Fair Queen. The contest was sponsored by Community State Bank. More...

County Signs Ag reement With FIDA

To provide FIDA with limited office support for 180 days

The Fulton County commissioners entered into an memorandum of agreement with the Fulton Industrial Development Association that will provide the understaffed organization with much-needed office support over the next six months. More...

2009 Walk Across Md. Set For Sept. 19

Donald Corbett named first grand marshal

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The 2009 Walk Across Maryland will be held on Saturday, September 19, at 9 a.m., in Hancock, Md. More...

Letters

Says Country Is Being Torn Apart

To The Editor: We live in a country where we have been truly blessed by God, yet we still are a needy people. We need education, food, housing and jobs to choose from and decent healthcare. More...

In Defense Of SF Reward Trips

To The Editor: There seems to be some problems concerning the Southern Fulton Ocean City reward trip for the students who scored advanced or proficient on the PSSAs. More...

Forbes Rd. Spending Out Of Control

To The Editor: Did anyone else notice in the July 2, 2009, Fulton County News article that the Forbes Road School District has been on a spending spree? More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Taken A mailbox containing mail was stolen from the intersection of Wasamud Lane and Stoneybreak Road in Union Township on Sunday, August 30. The victim is a 48-year-old Warfordsburg man, who valued the missing mailbox at $20. More...

Sports

Kahne Gets Second Win Of Year

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kasey Kahne passed Kevin Harvick with 11 laps to go and pulled away down the backstretch to win the Pep Boys Auto 500 Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, beating Harvick to the checkered flag by 1.766 seconds. More...

Lady Spartan Seniors Set For 20th Tournament

The 2009 edition of Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartan volleyball opens its regular season Thurdsay with a match against Hyndman. On Saturday, September 12, the team will challenge for the team title in this year's 20th annual Lady Spartan Tournament. More...

Wagner Wins Labor Day Classic

Harrisonville's Mike Wagner captured his first career Labor Day Classic feature win Monday at Port Royal Speedway. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Izobel Louise Welch turned one on August 26, 2009. She is the daughter of Karen Welch of Needmore. Her grandparents are Jeanne Welch and Frank Minch; her great grandparents are Dorothy Mellott and Renfred Mellott, also of Needmore. More...

Park Family Holds Reunion

The 45th annual reunion for the descendants of Clay and Alice Park was held Sunday, August 16, at Dublin Mills Church pavilion. It was a beautiful day with the six present who attended the very first reunion. More...

Celebrates Sixth

Brenna M. Skiles celebrated her sixth birthday on August 25, 2009, with family and friends. She is the daughter of Heather and Matt Skiles. More...

Commissioners Host Tannery Town Meeting

Even though attendance at the Fulton County commissioners' town meeting in Wells Tannery was far from stellar, the array and depth of topics touched on by commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II certainly seemed to gain the approval More...

Council Gives Final OK To County Plans

Approval allows county to proceed with rehab, renovations

After four meetings with Fulton County commissioners and their engineer over the past five months, McConnellsburg Borough Council finally granted approval to the county's rehab and renovation plans at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Fulton County Economic Recovery Bridge Project Completed

PennDOT announced last Thursday that work has been completed two months ahead of schedule on a Fulton County bridge project that was financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More...

Obituaries

Naomi R. Androchek

Chambersburg, 71

Naomi Rose Androchek, 71, Chambersburg, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, at her home. Born January 17, 1938, in Pine Grove, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Glen and Blanch Jackson Kendall. More...

Ronald L. Pepple

East Freedom, 73

Ronald L. Pepple, 73, East Freedom, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born in Clearville, the son of the late George C. Pepple and Faye (Troutman) Weicht. He married Nancy G. More...

Eleanor M. Ritchey

Hancock, 82

Eleanor Mae Ritchey, 82, Hancock, Md., died Sunday, September 6, 2009, at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born July 28, 1927, in Knobsville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Violet DeShong Barnhart and the widow of Clair H. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 7, 1989 '89 Pennsylvania State Police from the Mc- Connellsburg station, in cooperation with the state police aviation patrol of Harrisburg, discovered a plot of 141 tall marijuana plants in Thompson Town More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Sandy Nead, Emily Cromer, Michael Strait, Betty Heaster, Mikaela Stevens, Andrea Sunderland, Charlie Cutshall, Wade Patterson, Douglas Flasher, Nelson Brown, Joan Holtry, Nicholas Bennett, Bridgette Semple, Sherri Fleck and Lyd More...

Our Town

Kathleen O'Connor's daughter, Stacey, and daughters of Pasadena, Md., recently spent a week with her mother in Knobsville. The FOVA held its annual family picnic at the picnic grounds on Sunday, September 6. More...

Hustontown

The weather was great for the Labor Day weekend and, according to the traffic through town, a lot of folks were out enjoying it. Although Monday wasn't as nice. We hear Mabel Brant was transferred to Chambersburg Hospital from Altoona. More...

Entertainment

Loggins & Messina Reunion Tour At Shippensburg

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents Loggins & Messina, Thursday, September 17, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., as part of the duo's reunion tour. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Bible Study Rock Hill Mennonite Church will be starting Bible study titled "Praying By the Power of the Spirit" by Neil Anderson on Sunday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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 constrai More...

Features

Schools Can Do Better With Less Money

MIAMI - When Alberto Carvalho took charge of Miami- Dade County Public Schools last September, his first goal was to scour the district's nearly $5.5 billion budget to find money for teacher raises, which had been on hold because of state funding More...

Spanish Town Recalls Baton Rouge Pilot's Crash

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The last thing Clark Graham expected when he piloted a B-17 out of England on June 19, 1944, was to land in Spain. The last thing he expected this year was for anyone to remember. More...

What Will Rise At Ground Zero?

NEW YORK (AP) - The five skyscrapers were all supposed to rise by early next decade to replace the ravaged World Trade Center, with the city's tallest towers set in a spiral evoking the Statue of Liberty's torch. More...

Church News

Amazing Story About "Amazing Grace" Composer To Be Dramatized

The incredible story behind the world's best-known and most-sung hymn, "Amazing Grace," will be excitingly dramatized in "But Now I See," a nationally touring live theatre production about the hymn's composer John Newton at Grace Christian Fellowsh More...

Special Services

A gospel sing, featuring Blessed Friends, will be held September 20 at 6:00 p.m., at Buck Valley Zion Lutheran Church. More...

Cards Of Thanks

NESBITT We would like to take this time to let our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers know how grateful we are for everything that has been done for us over the last several months. We are truly blessed to live in a thoughtful community. More...