September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Central Fulton Pleads For State Budget Adoption

Resolution passed, to be sent to Pennsylvania General Assembly

Central Fulton School Board put forth a formal request to the state's General Assembly last Tuesday evening to take action and end the budget debacle that began July 1 and has put many organizations, counties and schools in a financial quandary. More...

JLG Gets Behind Warfighters

A banner reminds JLG employees "to give it their all" as they work to build thousands of armored vehicles that are headed to Afghanistan. More...

Local & State

Fall's Bounty Of Books

Novelist Lisa See could be spending her September basking in the glow of three months on The New York Times bestseller list, but she has her eyes on another prize: keeping the competition at bay through Christmas. More...

Mental Health Advocacy Walk Scheduled

County approves use of McConnell Park for event

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II penned a lease agreement Tuesday with the Fulton/Frankin Mental Health Association for use of McConnell Park in early October as part of the organization's annual advocacy walk f More...

Community State Bank Gives $10,000 To MVFCO

Lisa Daniels, branch supervisor for the new Community State Bank of Orbisonia office in McConnellsburg, presents a check for $10,000 to Pete Lynch, fire chief for McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. The donation will be used for the new building fund. More...

Letters

Thanks Medical Center Happy Days Committee

To The Editor: On Sunday, September 13, Grandparents Day, the Fulton County Medical Center Happy Days Committee hosted a picnic for long-term care residents and their families. More...

Responds To SF Student's Defense Of Reward Trips

To The Editor: I'm writing in response to a letter to the editor (September 10 issue) written by the Southern Fulton vice president of the class of 2010. More...

CROP Walk Support Encouraged

To The Editor: More than 923 million people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight. It's estimated that rising food prices will cause an additional 100 million people to fall into even deeper poverty. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Crash Investigated State police, McConnellsburg, were dispatched to a single vehicle collision along Route 30 where a 2000 Honda crashed into an embankment and rolled over. More...

Sports

SPORTS

Boys Soccer Cumberland Valley Christian 3, Southern Fulton 0 Cumberland Valley Christian blanked Southern Fulton 3-0 Saturday afternoon, bringing the Indian's record to 1-2. More...

Fulton County Cowboys Flag Football Results

The Fulton County Cowboys youth football program is in full swing again this fall. The Cowboys have fielded two flag teams comprised of Fulton County youths between the ages of 5 and 8. More...

Racing Roundup

McConnellsburg's Marvin Winters has added his name to the long list of winners in the Hub City Nationals at Hagerstown Speedway. Piloting the Tex Shafferowned No. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Installation Services St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mc- Connellsburg, and Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon, are pleased to announce the installation of Rev. Valeria Schmidt as their pastor. More...

RECREATION

Car Wash A car wash and Cub Scout popcorn sale will be held at Great Cove Autos on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. McConnellsburg Pack 43 Cub Scouts will be washing cars for a donation and selling porcorn. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Child ID Program On Saturday, September 19, James W. Bowers Masonic Lodge of Hancock will hold a MDCHIP (Child Identification Program) event at 42-48 West Main Street in Hancock, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Family

Engagement

Carl and Linda Souders Bain are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany, to James Leslie, son of Dean and the late Ellen Campbell Leslie. More...

In Memory

In memory of Kenneth Michael Richards, January 14, 1960 - September 12, 2006: His spirit lives on and always will Times he laughed, gave advice, Or just listened. More...

Birth Announced

Don and Korin (Volk) Trumpie of Emporium, Pa., would like to announce the birth of their son, Gage Robert Trumpie, on August 26, 2009, at 10:28 p.m. at Dubois Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Schools Air President's Speech

Obama tells students to "work hard, stay in school and take responsibility for their learning"

Having had the opportunity to review the "nonpolitical" transcript penned to encourage students to set goals for themselves and continue working hard, local school administrators from the Central Fulton, More...

Two House Bills Seek To Levy PSP Patrol Fee

One would exempt all Fulton municipalities; the other would cost plenty

A bill, that if passed could cost Fulton County municipalities more than $2 million for Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) coverage in its third year, was reported out of committee last week, then removed from the table and re-committed to the Appropr More...

Forbes Joins Schools Demanding Budget Action

Discusses obtaining line of credit

Forbes Road School District joined the list of public schools across the commonwealth so unhappy with unresolved state budget issues they are taking their issues straight to the General Assembly in the form of a resolution. More...

Obituaries

Cards Of Thanks

LONG Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Long of Wells Tannery and their family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for all the cards and good wishes they received in honor of their 70th wedding anniversary. More...

Kenneth R. Holley

Burnt Cabins, 67

Kenneth Ray Holley, 67, Burnt Cabins, died wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born June 25, 1942, in Huntingdon, Pa., the son of the late Vernon and Juanita (Stafford) Holley. More...

Madeline E. Humbert

McConnellsburg, 82

Madeline E. Humbert, 82, Mc- Connellsburg, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born in Needmore September 6, 1927, the daughter of the late R.C. and Jesse (Truax) Mellott. She was the wife of Tom O. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 14, 1989 '89 Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal and the investigator hired by the insurance company are in agreement that the fire which destroyed the McConnellsburg Motor & Implement building on Augu More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Verna Gress, John Culler, Joanna Sain and Stacey Morton, September 17; Dale "Cookie" Brown, Mary Kobel and Cyndi Carbaugh, September 18; Elfriede Parson, Donna Wlsh and Ashley Fix, More...

Hustontown

It was a great weekend to be out. The weather was great. A large crowd attended the sale at Frank Martz on Saturday. It was great to see a large crowd out for Grandparent's Day at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Ann Spencer, Treva Starr, Delaney Patterson, Dale Brown, Joe Benson, Linda Kasper, Lester Swope, Toryn Locke, Kent Fraker, Helen Stake, Maddison Wible, Jamie Patterson, Ira Bush, Cassie Patterson, Ellen Henry, Leah Brown and Si More...

Entertainment

MHS Seniors To Present Two One-Act Plays September 18, 19

When a play is so funny that the actors and the directors can't keep straight faces through rehearsals, you have one very funny evening of entertainment. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Showcase Creativity

Learn about aviation

Young artists across the state are invited to express their creativity through PennDOT's annual aviation art contest. "The History of Flight" is the theme for this year's contest, sponsored by the department's Bureau of Aviation. More...

Six-Week Art Camp Concludes

Local artist Nancy Hogan of Needmore wrapped up a six-week, once weekly instructional course designed for 5- to 7-year-olds Thursday evening at her Great Cove Road studio. More...

Features

Powell Praises Courage Shown Aboard Flight 93

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93 became worthy successors to the heroes of U.S. More...

UPS Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The two crew members of a UPS cargo plane are safe after they were forced to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh International Airport. More...

Pa. Schools' Pension Fund Discloses Big Losses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's school employees pension fund lost nearly 27 percent on its investments in the year that ended June 30. More...

Church News

Agent Who Stopped '5th Hijacker' Visits Shanksville Memorial

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jose Melendez-Perez says he was just doing his job when he prevented a Saudi man from entering the United States through Orlando International Airport in August 2001, a time when most Americans couldn't comprehend airplanes being More...

Guyer - Garlock United

Abbie JoAnn Guyer and Eric Shawn Garlock of Hustontown were married on September 5, 2009, in a ceremony held at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Theresa Guyer of Harrisonville. More...

Note In A Bottle Reaches England Five Years Later

BALTIMORE (AP) - A note that a Maryland student put into a corked wine bottle and tossed from a cruise ship in the Bahamas five years ago was found this summer in England by a man walking his dog. More...