October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

CFSB Fixes Salar ies

Board tends to array of financial issues

Two months into the 2009-10 school year, authorization was granted by the Central Fulton School Board last week for salary increases for the district’s entire staff, including top administrators and those individuals with middle management pos More...

Local & State

National, State, Local Activists For Healthcare Hold Meeting

Healthcare activists from national, state and local organizations held a rare meeting in Mc- Connellsburg on Sunday, October 18, as part of the Road to the Rally Tour on its way to Harrisburg for a rally in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg. More...

Clearing The Record

In a front-page story in last week’s edition of The Fulton County News (“Craig Cutchall Will Fill Vacant Commissioner Seat”), new commissioner Craig Cutchall’s wife Barbara was incorrectly identified. More...

Green Hill Sewing Club’s Apple Butter Boil

Although weekend rains delayed the Green Hill Sewing Club’s apple butter boil for a day, the ladies and their helpers were out on Sunday to finish off their apples for the season. More...

Letters

Fulton County And The Chesapeake Bay

Op-Ed

Most Fulton countians know something about the Chesapeake Bay. Many have visited its shores and enjoyed seafood, a boat ride or the unique scenery of the nation’s largest estuary. More...

Praise For Those Who Supported Festival Despite Weather

To The Editor: I would like to thank all the participants in the Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade as well as local business owners and vendors who braved the cold, rainy weather this weekend. More...

Thanks 2009 Heart Walk Supporters

Dear Editor, More...

Sports

SPORTS

Boys Soccer Northern Bedford 3, Forbes Road 2 Trent Black and Dillen Burger both rallied for goals during Forbes Road’s 3-2 loss to Northern Bedford Monday night. More...

Football Report

Tackle The Cowboys fell to the Mount Union Vikings on Saturday by a final score of 25-0. The loss eliminates the Cowboys from the playoffs, and concludes the 2009 tackle season. Flag More...

Johnson Wins At Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson is on the fast track to a fourth Sprint Cup championship. He now has a 90-point lead over teammate Mark Martin after his convincing win Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. More...

Features

Financial Focus

Plan For Retirement – This Week And Every Week

You might not see it on your calendar, but Oct. 18-24 is National Save for Retirement Week. More...

This Isn’t Your Mom’s PTA, Penna. Parents Agree

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Colleen McKerley of Mount Lebanon may not be on the payroll at nearby Jubilee Christian School of the South Hills, a few miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh, but she says serving the school is almost a full-time job. More...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 18-24

Lead poisoning is the number one environmental health threat to children in the United States, ages 6 and younger. The U.S. More...

Church News

$1,300 Raised At Women’s Cancer Benefit Luncheon

SPECIAL TO THE NEW The first annual “Fight Like A Girl” cancer benefit luncheon on October 3, 2009, was a grand success. A nice lunch was provided as well as silent auction items and a raffle. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SHEFFIELD This article is an attempt to express my appreciation to the doctors and nurses (especially the nurses) for the excellent care I received while being a patient at Fulton County Medical Center from October 7, 2009, through October 9, 200 More...

JLG To Build More Armored Military Vehicles

4th order calls for 923 more STAFF REPORT JLG parent company Oshkosh Corp. announced last week that the Department of Defense has asked the Wisconsin based manufacturer to build 923 more armored, off-road vehicles (M-ATVs) for the military. More...

Rain, Cold Dampen Fall Festival

Parade was shortest in record books

Weather consisting of rain, sleet and eventually snow put a severe damper on Fulton County’s much-anticipated, threeday Fall Folk Festival. More...

MH Provider Closes Clinics In Fulton And Franklin Co.

New provider being sought

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS More...

Obituaries

Willard R. Hann

Everett, 78

Willard “Shorty” R. Hann, 78, Everett, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born October 30, 1930, in Everett, a son of the late Russell A. and Minnie C. (Foor) Hann. More...

Victor W. Landers Sr.

Mercersburg, 90

Victor W. Landers Sr., 90, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 1, 1919, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Joseph Albert Charles and Ida Della Robinson Landers. He was a graduate of Hancock High School. More...

Dwight I. Strait

Harrisonville, 91

Dwight I. Strait, 91, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at his residence. He was born September 9, 1918, in Harrisonville, the son of the late Palmer and Hazel (Sipes) Strait. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

Years Ago From The Files Of October 19, 1989 ’89 As summer gives way to fall and balmy daytime temperatures drop, local residents begin to think of all things autumn – harvest More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Visiting over the weekend with Dane “Butch” and Gwen Seiders were their daughters, Dana and Dawn of the Philadelphia area. The McConnellsburg Class of 1957 held its 52nd class reunion on Satudray night at Great Cove Golf Club. More...

Hustontown

The weather wasn’t very nice for the fall festival weekend but at least Sunday was nice. Hustontown Fire Co. reported a very good crowd for the Sunday meal. Also, they wish to thank all who worked and helped make it a success. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Strikes Mailboxes A Riddlesburg man swerved in hopes of avoiding a whitetailed deer along North Valley Road and instead crashed into several mailbox posts on Wednesday, October 14. According to state police, Juan A. More...

Pa. Man Who Shot Cannonball Into Home Faces Felony

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania Civil War buff faces a felony charge for accidentally firing a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor’s home. More...

Mom’s Cigarette Ignites Oxygen Supply; Son Charged

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with neglecting his disabled mother who weighed just 70 pounds when she died of burns caused when her cigarette caught her oxygen supply on fire. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Southern Gospel Concert “Driven for Him” singers will be in concert at Bedford Chapel Church, Warfordsburg, on Sunday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. More...

RECREATION

Christmas Bazaar A Christmas bazaar will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, three miles west of Needmore, on Friday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m .to 3:00 p.m. Lots of crafts and food. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes sponsored annually by Samaritan Purse, will be collected at My Father’s House Ministries, located at 1635 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, from Monday, November 16-23 during the f More...

Family

Birth Announced

Tiffany Fagley and Anthony Duncan would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Serenity Faythe Allysen Fagley, born July 18, 2009, at 9:54 a.m. She was delivered by Jill Linton, CNM, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. More...

Birth Announced

Alan and Doreene (Orendorf) Clugston, McConnellsburg, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Alan, October 17, 2009, at 3:03 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Celebrates First

Nathaniel Arville Paul Seburn celebrated his first birthday September 16 with a camping trip to Shawnee State Park. He is the son of Sheila Seburn of McConnellsburg. More...