October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Co. Jobless Rate Shows Little Gain

Ranking remains at #66 for September

Employment in Fulton County continued to show only small gains in September as the jobless rate continued to hover near 15 percent. More...

Med Center Restricts Visitors

Due to H1N1 virus

Fulton County Medical Center announced Monday that it is now restricting people younger than 18 years old from visiting its acute-care hospital and longterm care during the flu season. More...

Local & State

Fulton Residents Attend Healthcare Rally

Joining more than 1,200 healthcare activists from all over Pennsylvania, 20 Fulton County residents participated in a major rally and lobbying effort for single-payer healthcare inside the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg October 20. More...

Operation Christmas Child Collection Dates Set

Shoe boxes should be dropped off Nov. 16-23 at My Father’s House church

Collection week for Operation Christmas Child has been set for November 16-23 this year, according to information released from the Samaritan’s Purse organization and from local coordinator Dixie Henry. More...

Residents: Prepare For Cooler Weather

October is fire prevention month

With chilly autumn weather already upon us, residents are not only reminded to begin making preparations for the use of residential heaters ranging from furnaces and wood stoves to electric space heaters but to take that extra lifesaving step and ch More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 26, 1989 ’89 This year’s Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade featured an outstanding collection of antique tractors. Large crowds braved cloudy More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jean Divas and Cheryl Mellott, October 29; Wayne Hamil and Larry Ensminger, October 30; Nancy Lemsley and Frank Shehan, October 31; Lester Hawkins, November 3; Greg Gress, October 31; and Miriam Keebaugh, October 30. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Scott Roher, Jesse Smith, Cathy Harding, Paula Fleischer, Alan Knepper, Eddy Keebaugh, Bob Hogan, Deanna Shope and Laetten Park. More...

Hustontown

We couldn’t have ordered a nicer day than Sunday. A good chance to get out and enjoy the beauty that the Master has provided for us. It won’t be long until it could be white. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

McConnellsburg 2, Belleville Mennonite 0 More...

Girls Cross-Country

ICC Championships Jenna Hollenshead was the top finisher for the Southern Fulton girls cross-country squad last Wednesday during the ICC Championships at Bellwood- Antis. More...

Boys Cross-Country

ICC Championships 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

Trap Shoots Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club wish to invite the public to practice trap shoots every Friday night until November 20 and trap shoots at noon the third Sunday of every month from now until the end of the year. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Free Clothing Free clothing and blankets will be available Tuesday, November 10, at Saint Stephen Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. Further information may be obtained by calling 485-5917. More...

Family

U.S. Ice Dancing Pair Set Sights On Gold In 2010

ASTON, Pa. (AP) – Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto are hoping to upgrade that silver medal from the 2006 Olympics in Vancouver. More...

Church News

Special Fall Services At Jerusalem Church

Special fall services will be held at Jerusalem Christian Church November 6-19 with Pastor Gene Harding. Featured special music each night will be: Friday, 7:00 p.m.: Almost There. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.: Clever Family. Sunday, 6:00 p.m.: TBD. More...

Rev. Smith To Be Installed

Rev. Evan R. Smith will be installed as pastor of the Mc- Connellsburg United Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, November 1. More...

Revival Services

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will host a series of revival meetings November 1-4 at 7:00 p.m. The first service will be Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., with a fellowship meal at noon. More...

Three Cases Of Swine Flu Confirmed

Mass vaccination to be offered to general public

In what is now deemed a national emergency, confirmed cases of H1N1 are continuing to rise across the nation and in Pennsylvania with larger, more urban areas such as Allegheny County and Philadelphia posting the largest number of positive cases ran More...

Prothonotary’s Seat Up For Grabs

General municipal election this Tuesday

Having logged 16 years performing the duties of prothonotary, register of wills, recorder of deeds, clerk of courts and orphans’ court, incumbent Patty Suders Fix is seeing the days dwindle down until Tuesday’s general municipal election More...

So. Fulton Acts On Personnel Issues

Enters into recycling agreement

Southern Fulton School Board acted on an array of personnel related issues last week ranging from the creation of a new job description and the hiring of a long-term sub to financial matters dealing with the penning of a recycling agreement with Mid More...

$300K Grant To Help Recall JLG Workers

Training money expands M-ATV manufacturing skills

A $300,000 federal grant will assist JLG Industries in bringing back laid-off workers to help build thousands of armored all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs) for the U.S. military. Gov. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

WALKER

In loving memory of Beatrice Walker, August 19, 1907 – November 6, 2004: With Love Today We thought of you with love today, But this is nothing new, We thought of you yesterday And the days before that too We think of you in silence And often More...

In Memory

PARSON

In memory of our loved one, Harold Parson, on his birthday November 2: It would have been your birthday today If you were still here And although you are so far away Our hearts have kept you near. More...

In Memory

SKILES

In memory of Michael A. Skiles on his birthday: October 27, 1963 – November 10, 2007: Happy Birthday, Dad To a father who, on his short time on Earth, taught us to do good. More...

Letters

Woman Speaks Out About County Sex Crimes

To The Editor: More...

Kindly Canines Say Thank You

To The Editor: Kindly Canines would like to thank the many people who participated in our project. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Truck Hits Deer A southbound 2004 Toyota Tacoma was towed from Route 522 in Bethel Township after crashing into a white-tailed deer last Tuesday evening, October 20. Driver Chanin Rotz-Mountz, 36, of Hustontown was not injured during the 7:22 p.m. More...

September Court Sessions Held

Judges from the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District presided over a series of court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse during the month of September. More...

Entertainment

Grissinger Family Holds Reunion

The familie of the late Allen and Adeline (Ott) Grissinger held their annual reunion June 28, 2009, at Dublin Mills Church pavilion, with 58 members attending. More...

MHS Class Of 1948 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg High School class of 1948 met for their 61st high school graduation anniversary on Sunday, October 18, 2009. The social gathering took place at Weaver’s Restaurant in Hancock. More...

FCMC Trick-or-Treat Cancelled

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care trick-or-treat safe house has been cancelled. However, residents will be tossing out candy in the annual McConnellsburg Halloween parade Thursday, October 29. Any questions, contact Elisha Feight. More...

Features

PA Adults Ponder Going Back To School As Teachers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – They shot eager arms into the air when they had questions and came with pens and pencils ready. More...

Electronic Cigarettes: In Need Of FDA Regulation?

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether the FDA has the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which contain nicotine but not tobacco

NEW YORK – They look like cigarettes, but they have names most people have never heard of: Gamucci, Cloud 9, and Njoy. That’s because they are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. More...

2010 Governor’s Election A Referendum On Rendell?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even his adversaries acknowledge that he’s aggressive. So it is unsurprising that Gov. More...