October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

Residents Saving On Prescriptions

County updated on NACo prescription drug discount card program

Fulton County residents saved more than $45,000 since July of 2007 by participating in a prescription drug discount card program, the Fulton County commissioners learned this week. More...

Raptors Take Flight At Hawk Mountain

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) – Peering through binoculars, Arlene Koch spies something tiny and dark on the horizon. More...

Rendell Urges Milk Marketing Board To Help Dairy Producers

Requests options within 30 days

With Pennsylvania’s milk producers facing prices that are 40 percent lower than a year ago, Gov. Edward G. More...

Historical Society News

More than 100 old postcards have been donated to the Fulton County Historical Society by Peggy Hauman in memory of her husband, Daryl Hauman. The Hauman family lived in lower Timber Ridge and many of the cards were addressed to Plum Run. More...

PSU Graduates

The summer 2009 local Penn State University graduates are listed below: Erika A. Bard, McConnellsburg – Bachelor of Science in World Campus, Human Development And Family Studies. Zachary P. More...

Dodgeball Nets $400 for Museum

Saturday, September 26, 2009 the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held a dodgeball tournament at the alumni community gym, sponsored by American Legion Post 655. More...

Lifters Compete

Four lifters from Buck’s Body Shop competed in the MACC benchpress and deadlift meet in Beaver Springs, Pa., on September 19. More...

Triple I Goats Deliver Quads, Quints Three Days Apart

David and Gail Strait of Triple I Goats located in Hustontown had an unexpected event on September 18, 2009, when their African pygmy goat “Izzy” gave birth to quads, and an even more surp More...

Criticism Before Pa. Budget Deal, Criticism After

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Defending a handshake agreement to end Pennsylvania’s long state government budget standoff might be as complicated as it was to reach the deal. More...

Hess Cosponsors Resolution Ordering Rendell Administration To Halt Development Of Keystone Exams

Rep. More...

October Jury List

Following is the jury list for the combined court October 2009 session: William Ankeny, Warfordsburg Verna Appleby, Hustontown Alma Ashley, McConnellsburg Tony Barnhart, Needmore Cheryl Barton, Warfordsburg Lynnford Barton, Crystal Spring Charles Bis More...

Newsman Learns Firsthand To Handpick Peaches

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Most of us are not used to seeing a time of day when those who pick fruit during the harvest go to work. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORT

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK MARKET REPORT September 21 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1272 1566 lbs., $84 to $85; choice 2-3, 1108-1556 lbs., $80.75 to $84.25; fu../y.g., 1254-1476 lbs., $79.50 to $81.50; high select and low choice 1 More...

Philly Officer Injured In Hit-Run After DUI Stop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a silver Lexus in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a police officer. More...

G-20 Lockdown Gone, Pittsburgh Back To Normal

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Merchants and motorists reclaimed their city Saturday as a vast police presence dissolved, barricades vanished and traffic started flowing after a gathering of world leaders that had turned downtown Pittsburgh into a wellprot More...

Act 47: For Insolvent Cities, PA’s Welfare State

READING, Pa. (AP) – In early September, Reading became the latest Pennsylvania community to file for designation as a distressed city, under the terms of the state’s Act 47 law. More...

Second Lions Club Dinner-Auction a Success

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The McConnellsburg Lions Club hosted a successful dinnerauction fundraiser at the American Legion Post 561 last Saturday. Those in attendance raved about the delicious meal of Dungeness crab, from the Pacific Northwest. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Still High

Ranking remains at #66 for August

Unemployment in Fulton County continued to show little sign of recovery in August as the jobless rate continued to hover near 15 percent. More...

Library Corner

Fulton County Library is presenting a 5-week session of Family Place Parent/Child workshops for children birth – 4 years of age starting Friday October 2 and ending on Friday October 30, 2009. More...

Hagerstown Pow-Wow Scheduled For This Weekend

Pow-Wow, an American Indian owned and operated company, will sponsor the Hagerstown American Indian Pow-Wow and Show at Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown, October 3-4. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, wax beans, oatmeal cookies, wheat bread, apple juice. Tuesday: chicken potpie, coleslaw, apple, biscuit. More...

Pa. Man Turns Self In To Face Murder-By-Car Charge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A North Philadelphia man has turned himself in to face a charge of intentionally driving over a woman, killing her. More...

Perrry County 4-H Members Take Top Honors In All-American Dairy Judging

Youth contest highlights dairy judging, evaluation skills

More than 250 4-H and FFA youths competed in the All- American Dairy Show Dairy Judging Forum held Tuesday, September 22, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary Meets

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary met on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, in the activities room of the Medical Center. Seventeen members and Medical Center staff attended the meeting. More...

Searching For The ‘Real’ America

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The guy who runs the planet’s latest G-20 summit city made an illuminating remark as he welcomed the world to his front door. More...

Security Cameras In PA Schools Keep Eye On Pupils

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – Now that children are back to school, they may or may not realize that behind nearly every corner a camera is capturing their every move. More...

Man Jailed After Armed Standoff Ends

MONONGAHELA, Pa. (AP) – A man has been jailed on charges he fired a gun in the southwestern Pennsylvania house where his girlfriend and her two children live, prompting a sevenhour standoff with police. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, October 5: chicken patty, french fries, carrots, applesauce, pears. Tuesday, October 6: ham or turkey hoagie, pretzels, apple slices. More...

Pa. Arts Tax Debate Shows Every Tax Break Matters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Buried deep within the governor’s annual budget – a document the size of a big-city phone book – is an inventory of virtually everything imaginable that Pennsylvania does not tax. More...

Over Decade, PA Girl Learns Spouse Abuse Not Rare

FAIRFIELD, Pa. (AP) – Makenzie Moser often wears a white T-shirt with a small purple ribbon on it. More...

More Pa. And NJ Firms Give Green Light To Solar

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The Rann Pharmacy is adopting a new color this year: green. The business in Harleysville, about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, has pledged to be more environmentally friendly this year. More...