September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pa.'s First Lady Visits C. Fulton

Students get Constitution Day lesson

Pennsylvania's first lady made a guest appearance at Mc- Connellsburg Elementary and eight additional school districts via a video conferencing session last Thursday. With the U.S. More...

Water Main Work Moves Forward

Charles E. Brake Co. employees work Tuesday on North First Street near the intersection of Lincoln Way West installing McConnellsburg's new 12-inch water main. The project is expected to be completed in November. More...

Local & State

10th Annual Youth Field Day Held Saturday

Twenty area youths falling between the ages of 10 and 16 took the opportunity to learn about the great outdoors, hunting safety and conservation Saturday during the 10th annual Youth Field Day organized by Fulton County Deputy Wildlife Conservation O More...

Library Gets Ready For Grand Opening

Abdy Toledo (standing) and Brian Kirkpatrick of K&M Dri-Lay Masonry, Waynesboro, install inscr bed bricks at the entrance to the newly renovated Fulton County L brary. More...

County Gets EMS Update

Mobile hospital trailers to be stored in county

A local representative on the Southern Alleghenies EMS Council aired some exciting news to Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David Hoover II relative to the pending arrival of several mobile hospital trailers. More...

Letters

Student Responds To SF Reward Trip Issue

To The Editor: In response to both letters from the past two weeks by Southern Fulton School District residents, I feel the need to express my opinion as an academic student at Southern Fulton. More...

Moms Know It All

To The Editor: About 75 years ago my one brother was raking up leaves into a big pile. He went to get more leaves. I crawled under the leaves, planning to jump up through the leaves and scare him. He came, threw more leaves on the pile. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mailbox Explodes A small explosive was used to damage a mailbox located on the 1200 block of Patterson Run Road in Licking Creek Township on Sunday, September 13, at 3 a.m. The victim is a 31-year-old McConnellsburg man. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

McConnellsburg 5, Everett 0 McConnellsburg jumped out to a four-point lead Monday and easily cruised onto a 5-0 ousting of the Everett Warriors. More...

Field Hockey

Belleville Mennonite 2, Forbes Road 1 With only 10 minutes left on the game clock Friday, Belleville Mennonite pulled away for the 2- 1 Keystone League win over Forbes Road. More...

Girls Soccer

Conemaugh Township 5, McConnellsburg 1 Conemaugh Township racked up three goals in the first 15-minutes of Saturday's game and held on for a 5-1 blasting of the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans. More...

Features

'The Beatles Remastered.' Getting Better All The Time?

With improved sonics and sparkling-clean tracks, the 14 albums offer a chance to experience the fab four's recorded legacy

While most people spent their Labor Day weekend flipping burgers with friends or catching the last rays of summer sun at the beach, I sat at home for three days listening to 14 newly remastered Beatles albums. More...

Groups To Study N.C.'s Wild Horses at Corolla

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) - A study set to begin early next year could resolve debate over the effect of Corolla's wild horses on North Carolina's maritime forests, marshland and wet meadows. The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reported that the U.S. More...

Aspirin Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

LONDON (AP) - People with a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer could cut their chances of developing the disease in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin, researchers said Monday. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

BIVENS We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care units for their excellent care of our mother, Virginia "Ginny" Bivens, while she was a resident. More...

In Memory

In loving memory of Walter G. Smith, September 25, 1917 - September 20, 2008: Husband, I still go on, but now I'm half of who I was with you. I am missing you every day. More...

Friends Of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church To Hold Fall Service

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church will be a service Sunday, Oct. 4, at the historic Tonoloway church near Warfordsburg. Pastor Scott Gibbs of the Buck Valley Christian Church and Rev. More...

JLG To Build More Army M-ATVs

Oshkosh gets third order for armored trucks

The U.S. Army placed another order for blast-resistant trucks (M-ATVs) last week with JLG Industries' parent company Oshkosh Corp. More...

MRSA Bacteria Confirmed At SFSD

"Several" students diagnosed with form of staph bacteria

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a form or type of "staph" bacteria that can be acquired in either a hospital or community-based setting has been confirmed as being present in the student body of Southern Fulton School District. More...

SF Superintendent Scott Set To Retire

Southern Fulton "joins the club" of schools asking for budget action

Airing a clip from the 1994 comedy-drama film "Forest Gump" that depicted Forest going home after a prolonged cross-country race based on the premise of being tired, Southern Fulton School District Superintendent Ralph Scott followed up the quirky More...

Obituaries

William A. McCusker

Hancock, Md., 32

William Abner "Bill" Mc- Cusker, 32, Hancock, Md., died Sunday, September 20, 2009, at his home. Born March 11, 1977, in Mc- Connellsburg, he was the son of the late Robert Clyde and Susan Lee Remsburg McCusker. More...

Ronald B. Buterbaugh

McConnellsburg, 69

Ronald B. Buterbaugh, 69, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born in McConnellsburg, May 26, 1940, the son of the late Robert and Florence (Mills) Buterbaugh. More...

Ronald W. Lester

Mercersburg, 58

died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born in McConnellsburg February 11, 1951, the son of the late Roy Wayne and Evelyn (King) Lester, who survives, of McConnellsburg. He was the hsuband of Brenda K. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 21, 1989 '89 For 22 county high school junior and senior boys, school has taken on a whole new meaning. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Diana Headley, September 21; Jean Kies, bob Albright, Mark Vinson and Jack Buterbaugh, September 25; Bob Wible and John Kelso, September 26; Jeff Doyle and Dolly Peffer, September 28; Harriett Warsing, More...

Hustontown

We couldn't have asked for any more beautiful weekend than this past week. Just enjoy them and hope these nice days last all fall. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Bill Livezey, Richard Armagost Jr., Kristi Streightiff, Sandy Hilbert, Jacob Hann, Larry Houck, Monica Armagost, Bob Paruch, Garry Book and Carolyn Henry. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Gospel Sing A gospel sing featuring "Higher Ground" with Richard Fox and family will be at Buck Valley New Testament Church in Warfordsburg on Saturday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments afterwards. More...

RECREATION

Bake/Yard/Craft Sale Warfordsburg Senior Center will be having a bake/yard/craft sale on October 15 and 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Outside space will be available for $5. More...

THIS 'N THAT

Second TIme Around Fashion Show Now is the time to get an exclusive outfit at Second Time Around in Waterfall for the annual fashion show at the fall festival in Waterfall October 17. Come in Tuesday or Thursday, noon until 3:00 p.m. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Storm Hunter Smith, son of Travis and Kelly Smith of Warfordsburg, celebrated his first birthday on September 17, 2009, with a "Mickey Mouse"-themed party with family at his home. Storm wishes to thank everyone for all of the gifts he received. More...

Celebrates First

Miya Hope Mellott celebrated her first birthday on August 19, 2009. She had a party with friends and family. She is the daughter of Melody and Bobby Mellott of Warfordsburg. More...

Celebrates Second

Mya Gracie Lohr celebrated her second birthday on Sunday, September 27. She is the daughter of Rick and Marcia (Roby) Lohr. Mya has two big brothers, Cody Wesley and Kyle Noah. More...