October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

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...

Jacqueline Wright Gets Wish For Trip To Disney World

Dream made reality by The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

On October 24, 2009*, 5-yearold Jacqueline Wright of Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., will receive her wish for a trip to Walt Disney World ® Resort. Jacqueline, who is diagnosed with hypotonia, will be receiving her wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation®. More...

3 Mile Island Gets OK To Make Power Until 2034

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Three Mile Island Unit 1 can continue producing electricity until 2034. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved the plant’s application to extend its license by another 20 years. More...

Red Cross Holiday Collection Campaign For Wounded Soldiers

From November 2 to December 11, the Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross will accept requested items and have them delivered to military members receiving medical treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for injuries as a result of More...

PennDOT Offers Safety Tips for Halloween

With children taking to the streets this week to trick-or-treat, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler reminded motorists to slow down and watch for pedestrians. More...

It’s Time To Fix Up Your House? The Price Of Materials Is Rising

Copper, aluminum, plastic, and other materials are getting more costly. So if you’re going to remodel or build an addition, now might be a good time to do it

If you’re planning to add an addition to the house, or maybe replace the downspouts before winter sets in, you might want to consider doing it soon. Why? The price of building materials is starting to rise. More...

Celebrates 90th

Edna Keebaugh celebrated her 90th birthday on October 16 with a surprise family celebration. Those attending were: Bob Sr. More...

Volunteer To Help Others On The Road To Recovery

Thanks to advances in medical research, many cancers that were once fatal can now be treated successfully. Now there is a road to recovery for many cancer patients. More...

American Legion Holds Meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 held its regular meeting October 14 at 7:00 p.m. There were 11 members present and four new members were voted in. The Americanism essay contest paperwork will be arriving at the schools next month. More...

Livestock Market Report

GREENCASTLE MARKET October 19 More...

PA Man Loses Appeal Of Extradition In Peru Murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge has denied a central Pennsylvania man’s appeal of an order that he be extradited to Peru to stand trial in the murder of the 21-year-old woman he married there. More...

Fulton County 4-H Ready For New Year

Four-H members in Fulton County are gearing up to get the new club year started. Established clubs are now open for enrollment and new clubs are forming. The 4-H program is open to all youths ages 5 to 19. More...

Snider – Henry United

Lainie Beth Henry and Jan Alden Snider were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m., May 23, 2009, at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. Pastor Wayne Brockway officiated. More...

Homeless Man Crushed In Trash Truck

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia say a homeless man sleeping in a trash bin wound up in the back of a garbage truck and was killed by the vehicle’s compactor. More...

Celebrates First

Nevaeh Aliza-Grace Robenolt celebrated her first birthday and christening September 24 at Grace Bible Methodist Church and community building in Hustontown. Nevaeh was christened by Rev. Paul Eckert. More...

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...

Commissioners

County Envisions Landscape Plans

The Fulton County commissioners have agreed a newly revised set of landscaping plans unveiled Tuesday for McConnell Park and the area surrounding the county’s campus is “more in line” with their vision. More...

GOP Urges Voters To Head To Polls

Congressman GT Thompson keynote speaker at fall dinner

Registered voters received a series of reminders from county Republican officials and candidates last week on the importance of voting and why the November 3 election should not be considered an “off-year” election. More...

Tips To Keep ‘Nuisance Pests’ From Entering Homes During Fall Months

With fall weather bringing unwanted, but harmless, insects into homes across the state, acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding last week offered homeowners some suggestions on how to keep out the unwanted pests. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, November 2: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, November 3: waffles and sausage, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Dale Gordon Run/Walk Held

Twenty-nine runners, as well as walkers, braved a cold, wet morning to participate in the fourth annual Dale Gordon Memorial 5-K Run/Walk held in Needmore during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Arrest Made In 2008 Slaying At PA Restaurant

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) – An arrest has been made in a fatal 2008 shooting at a Pittsburgh area restaurant. More...

American Cancer Society Holds Meeting

Relay For Life VIP meeting November 2

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life held a meeting at the American legion in Mc- Connellsburg October 12 at 7:00 p.m. There were 10 people present. More...

Celebrates First

Lane Solomon Skiles celebrated his first birthday October 16 with a “Clifford The Big Red Dog” party. He is the son of Toby and Devonna Skiles of McConnellsburg. More...

Celebrates First

Max A. Hann celebrated his first birthday September 24, 2009. Max’s proud parents are Toby and Tracy Hann of Syracuse, N.Y. Grandparents are Richard and Christine Esposito of Fayetteville, N.Y., and Teresa Everetts of McConnellsburg. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Her Fearful Symmetry” by Audrey Niffenegger, “Vintage Caper” by Peter Mayle, “House of Reckoning” by John Saul, “Southern Lights” by Danielle Steel, &ldqu More...

Milk Prices In Pa. Get A Boost To Help Farmers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is temporarily boosting the minimum price of milk across the state by a few cents a gallon to soothe hurting dairy farmers. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART The family of Margaret B. Barnhart is grateful to God for her life, for your friendship and your kindness and prayers during our itme of sorrow. Linda, Lowell, Laura, Lois and families KELLER More...

Man Gets 17 To 52 Years In Pa. Boy’s Beating Death

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man apologized as he was sentenced to 17 to 52 years in the beating death of his girlfriend’s young son last year. More...