December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ayr Adopts Proposed 2010 Budget

Finalizes plans for mandatory septic pumping project

Ayr Township supervisors adopted a proposed 2010 budget and finalized plans to enforce their septage pumping ordinance at their regular meeting on Monday evening. More...

Deer Hunters Share Tales

12-day firearms season began Monday

After what she termed a bit of a “dry spell,” southern Fulton County native Lisa Fleegle finally got her shot early Monday morning to end what has been an agonizing three years. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, December 7: pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, fruit pushups. Tuesday, December 8: hamburger or hot dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, applesauce. More...

Local & State

Chamber Kicks Off Holiday Season This Friday and Saturday

Urges community to buy local this Christmas

STAFF REPORT It’s that time of the year again! Christmas lights and decorations are up downtown, and preparations for the big day have been set in motion in homes all over the county. More...

County Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged

Ranking still at #66 for October

Employment in Fulton County remained essentially unchanged in October as the jobless rate continued to hover near 15 percent. More...

Basket Bingo Raises $8,886 For Liberty Crouse

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Sisters of Preceptor Gamma Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsored a basket bingo on October 10, 2009, for Liberty Crouse and her family. More...

Letters

Could Obama Be Another Carter??

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Thanks For Operation Shoe Box Support

To The Editor: I would like to thank the supporters of Operation Christmas Child Samaritan Purse Shoe Box Collection for their faithful support in collecting shoe box gifts for boys and girls from all around the world again this year. More...

State Police Warn Beware Of Scams

To the Editor: A McConnellsburg resident stopped by the barracks this morning, handed me a piece of mail and said that I might find it interesting. He was right. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Killed In Crash A former Hustontown area man sustained fatal injuries during a single-vehicle crash along Route 22 in Huntingdon County. More...

Thieves Hit Pa. DV Preserve

GUYS MILLS, Pa. (AP) – State police have been searching for thieves who targeted a hunting preserve that caters to disabled veterans in northwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Sports

Fix Junior And You Help Fix NASCAR

As Jimmie Johnson was appearing in New York and on several TV talk shows, many fans were already looking forward to next year. More...

Lifters Compete

On October 31, lifters from Buck’s Body Shop competed in a Bench Press and Dead Lift competition in Burnham PA. All four brought home first place trophies for their efforts. More...

Racing Roundup

The second annual Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek released the schedule for 2010 so fans and teams can make early preparations for the big event. More...

Features

Quick And Easy Cookies For Holiday Festivities

Close your eyes and anticipate the sights, the sounds and the aromas of the winter holiday season. How far did you get before you started thinking about holiday desserts? More...

Save Money While Holiday Shopping

On average, Americans will spend $682.74 on holiday shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation. That is down about $20 from last year’s average spending. More...

Comfort Food Season Has Arrived

Battle the winter blues with family meals that matter

When temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, you know that comfort food season has arrived. And nothing is more heartwarming than bringing family and friends together for a traditional winter meal, evoking feelings of warmth and nostalgia. More...

Church News

Mickey – Black United

Katrina Marie Black and Joseph Edward Mickey were united in marriage April 18, 2009, at Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Mc- Connellsburg. The 3:00 p.m. ceremony was performed by Pastor Sam Stoey and Pastor David Carroll. More...

Sixteen Bears Harvested In Fulton County

Chambersburg man kills third-largest bear in commonwealth

Local sportsman Joseph Weisen knows a bit about irony. In 2008, Weisen regularly spotted black bears over a two-week time frame prior to the three-day hunting season. More...

Library Next For County Budget Cuts

The executive director and several board of directors representing the Fulton County Library learned last week their organization is next in a long line of “outside” groups that will have their annual county allocation reduced by half. More...

2010 County Census Preparations Continue

Bureau releases response rates for 2000 census

As plans for conducting the 2010 decennial census continue, the U.S. Census Bureau has released information on what the 2010 census questionnaire will contain. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatball stroganoff, noodles, peas and carrots, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: turkey w/gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, orange. More...

Obituaries

Goldie M. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 98

Goldie May DeShong, 98, a resident of Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit and formerly of McCon-nellsburg, died Monday, November 23, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. More...

Franklin I. Geist Sr.

Warfordsburg, 87

Franklin Ira Geist Sr., 87, Warfordsburg, died Sunday, November 29, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. Born July 26, 1922, in Kulpmont, Pa., he was the son of the late John L. More...

Iva Jean Hornbaker

Chambersburg, 74

Iva Jean (Souders) Hornbaker, 74, a resident of the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Chambersburg and formerly of Mercersburg, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009, in the nursing home. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 30, 1989 ’89 Apparent attempted robberies at the Needmore branch of The First National Bank of McConnellsburg and at the Breezewood More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Rhoda Sowers and sister Bonnie of Pittsburgh, Ida Strait, Mack Clevenger and friend Lois all enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with Lisa and Wade Kemp and children Andrea and Harold Metz Jr. of Shippensburg. More...

Hustontown

Intended For Last Week We extend our sympathy to the family and relatives of Richard Wible. He will be greatly missed. Those Christmas trees are starting to be put up and trimmed for the holiday season. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Holly Forslund, Billie Jo Cutshall, Zach Smith, Ron Kasper, Jim Mills, John Mills, Marlin Martin, Melanie Myers, Junior Anderson, Patty Ramsey, Jamie Fleming and Art Brown. More...

Entertainment

SF To Present Concert

Southern Fulton High School vocal music department will present “Glad Tidings of Joy,” its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services On, Friday evening, December, 11, 2009, at 7 p.m., nationally known trumpeter, Chiz Rider, will be in concert at Immanuel Bible Church. Pastor Steven Heaster and congregation invite the community to this event. More...

RECREATION

Chamber Mixer Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is hosting a chamber mixer Friday, December 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fulton Theatre. All chamber members and interested parties are invited to attend. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Youth Fair Items Several items were left behind at the youth building after the fair – clay pots, placemats, sculpture. Items are now at the extension office. They will be kept until December 31. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Kevin Michael Sheedy was born at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. Proud parents are Michael and Nicole (Hixson) Sheedy of Dillsburg, Pa. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Celebrates Sixth

Lily Mae Mellott celebrated her sixth birthday this year with a trip to University Park, Pa., to see her favorite singer, Taylor Swift on her Fearless Tour. More...

Families Welcome A Fifth Generation

A family in McConnellsburg welcomed a fifth generation with the birth of Holden Russell Decker on November 23. Proud parents are Natasha Lininger and Ethan Decker. More...