October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Get Your Flu Shots!

FCMC Board Says

At the Fulton County Medical Center Board meeting Monday, September 28, it was anything but business as usual. More...

Forbes Road Conducts Short Board Meeting

In spite of only convening for a brief 30 minutes Monday evening members of the Forbes Road School Board dealt with an array of topics ranging from personnel matters and questions on cleaning supplies to general information supplied by district admi More...

Local & State

Tower Bank Makes Contribution To Fulton County Library

Tower Bank recently contributed $1,500 to the Fulton County Library that will allow the library to purchase three computer kiosks. More...

Buchanan Subject Of Historical Society Program

Professor Karl Reisner of Mercersburg Academy will address members and friends of the Fulton County Historical Society on “James Buchanan: A Misunderstood Leader” on Thursday evening, October 15, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Volunteers Needed To Clean Up State Forest

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 5, 1989 ’89 Work on the new McConnellsburg Motor and Implement building began last Wednesday and was framed by Friday and under More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Congratulations to Annette Bain Wilhams for completing the certified medical assistance program at Kaplan University. Annette graduated September 26 in Hagerstown, with family and friends attending. She is the daughter of Carl and Hulda Bain. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Dough Schunk, Janet Brown, Travis Cornelius, Madison Hoover, Dolores Swope, Tim Anderson and Garrett McMath. Birthday wishes to Beth Bair, Curt Patterson, Tom Ramsey, Lynn Knepper, Jack Fetterhoff, More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone got out and enjoyed the beautiful October bright-blue weather over the weekend. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction on Friday, October 9, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:00 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

FULTON FALL FOLK FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Fulton House Museum The Fulton House Museum at 114 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg will be open free to the public throughout the three-day weekend of October 16, 17, and 18 with a loaned display of children’s toys and a Civil War exhibit i More...

RELIGION

Jacobs Brothers In Concert The Jacobs Brothers will be in concert on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at Ft. Littleton Bible Church. More...

RECREATION

Welcome Hayride Daisy Troop 405 will hold a hayride at Mrs. Alexander’s farm in McConnellsburg, Sunday, October 11, to welcome Daisy Troop 405 members and their families. The free event is from 2:00 p.m. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

HILL I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, flowers, visits and phone calls during my illness and my stay at Chambersburg Hospital. May God richly bless you. Verla Hill HUMBERT More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Nevin Andrew Byers, 25, Rockhill Furnace, and Briana Leigh Mumma, 25, Waynesboro. More...

Celebrates Third

Tylec Johnson celebrated his third birthday Sunday, October 4, 2009. Helping him to celebrate was his younger brother, Adrian. More...

Eyebrows Raised Over Clerk’s Appointment

Commissioners discuss filling of board vacancy at Needmore town meeting

Eyebrows were raised by several county residents at last week’s town meeting regarding their perception of wrongdoing or impropriety in the appointment of former county commissioner Daniel Swain Jr. to the position of county clerk. More...

Stormwater Plan To Address Problem Areas

Plan will also allow for adoption and enforcement of township ordinances

In hopes of aiding in the development of a local water management plan as well as having a hand in the adoption and enforcement of ordinances, township and county officials representing the local Watershed Planning Advisory Committee met last Tuesda More...

Rapist Gets Seven Years

Victim and community “changed forever”

Kevin Foor Sr., Defiance, Pa., was ordered to begin a minimum seven-year prison term Tuesday but not until after a rape victim, her extended family and even the lead state police investigator got their opportunity to publicly share how the man&rsquo More...

Obituaries

Jennings M. Oakman

Warfordsburg, 82

Jennings Marvin Oakman, 82, Warfordsburg, died Monday, October 5, 2009, at his home, under the care of Lutheran Homecare and Hospice. More...

Velma C. Lake

Quincy, 93

Mrs. Velma C. (Gordon) Lake, 93, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, Quincy, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Tuesday evening, September 29, 2009, in Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Rev. Frank W. Dean Sr.

Greensburg, 80

The Rev. Frank W. Dean Sr., 80, a resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care in Greensburg, and longtime resident of Dickerson Run, Latrobe and Connellsville, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was born Sept. More...

Letters

Diabetes Walk October 11

To The Editor; The second annual multicounty walk will be held at Mc- Connellsburg High School track October 11, 2009. Funds raised from the event will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and to the American Diabetes Association. More...

Plenty Of Natural Gas Waiting To Be Used

To The Editor: In a national effort to control “greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions,” we here in Fulton County just a “stones-throw” away have a “gift” of a very ample supply of natural gas “just waiting&rdquo More...

Help Stop Cruelty To Animals

To The Editor: More...

Sports

SPORTS

Boys Cross-Country Southern Fulton 19, Juniata Valley 44 Southern Fulton 19, West Branch 38 More...

Features

Achievement Gaps Narrowing In U.S. Schools Since No Child Left Behind Enacted

The news from a major new education study is encouraging: Student achievement is going up, and the gaps in test scores between subgroups – such as between African-Americans and whites – are closing across all grade levels and subjects. More...

U.S. Air Force’s Class Of 2009: Pilots Who Won’t Fly

The U.S. Air Force is marking something of a milestone as it positions itself to better address the need for round-the-clock intelligence in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week, the service graduated the first class of pilots without flight training. More...

Conservation Corner

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Saturday, October 24, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a household hazardous waste collection event. More...

Church News

In Memory

HEEFNER In loving memory of Willis K. More...

Special Services

A special service will be held Sunday, October 11, starting at 2:00 p.m., at the Little Cove Stone Church. Special music will be by Dick and Esther Miller. Dick is president of the Fulton County Historical Society. More...