December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

S. Fulton Selects New Board President

Wuertenberg, Bard appointed to head board

After having completed an 11- year stint as president of the Southern Fulton School Board, Dwight Bard publicly announced last week he would be stepping aside and allowing new leadership to take the helm of the district. More...

Forbes Road School Board Reorganizes

The Forbes Road School District reorganized last Monday evening and re-elected Terry Brant and Debbie Strait as president and vice president, respectively. More...

Local & State

Christmas In McConnellsburg A Crowd-Pleaser

Tower Bank wins window-decorating contest

STAFF REPORT The Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s annual “Christmas In McConnellsburg” celebration Dec. More...

Carlson And Brant To Continue Chairing AVTS Committee

Fulton Co. AVTS

Reorganization meeting held last Thursday Dr. Brent Carlson and Terry Brant were given the nod of approval last Thursday to continue forward as chair and vice chair of the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School during the year 2010. More...

3 Dead In Johnstown House Fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The Cambria County Coroner’s Office has confirmed three people have died in a Johnstown house fire overnight. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 14, 1989 ’89 A light covering of snow dusted the area on Tuesday. According to Game Commission officials, 8,800 antlerless licenses were issued More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

It seems as though Sunday gave us a little beginning of winter – ice. The next will be snow. Some churches didn’t have services due to the icy weather. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Dena Mc- Garvey, December 20; Judy Seville, December 22; Barbara Sowers, December 18; Peggy Headley, December 23; Hannah Skiles, 7 years old on December 10; Shorty Bivens, December 19; Josh Seville, December 23; Conrad Glazier, 17 More...

Sports

Danica To NASCAR

Indy-car racer Danica Patrick will join NASCAR for a limited number of Nationwide Series races in 2010 for JR Motorsports. More...

Boys Basketball

So. Fulton 65 Everett 36 Southern Fulton outscored Everett by 14 points during the second and third period of Monday night’s matchup and moved on for the 65-36 Sideling Hill League victory. More...

Girls Basketball

Hancock 56 Forbes Road 43 With a lead going into the halftime break, Forbes Road fell apart in the the third period Monday and ended up trailing Hancock, Md. for the 56-43 loss. More...

Features

Think Savings And Safety For Holiday Cheer This Year

This year's holiday shopping reports suggest that competitive bargain-hunting is the dominant trend among families who have spent the year making only purchases of necessity. More...

Financial Focus

Smart Financial Moves Can Help Brighten Holiday Season

If you’re like many people, you’re watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that’s a good thing, because even in the best of times, it’s never wise to go overboard on gifts. More...

This Holiday, Give A Gift That Gives Back

Gift cards will be the most requested gift this year, with nearly 55 percent of consumers reporting they would like to receive a gift card this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. More...

Church News

In Memory

SEVILLE In loving memory of Kay Seville, who became our guardian angel December 19, 2007: Has it been two years ago Since we last heard your voice Has it been two years ago God led you home by his choice? More...

Cards Of Thanks

HENRY The family of Ronald Henry wishes to thank our relatives, friends, Ronald’s co-workers at Interforest Lumber and the Waters family for the cards, flowers, food and support on the passing of our loved one. More...

Engagement

Billy John Doyle and Amanda Kay Leis are happy to announce their engagement. The two are both graduates of Forbes Road High School. Billy is the son of Sheila Mae Doyle and Albert Doyle. Amanda is the daughter of Wilhelm Eugene Leis Sr. More...

Commissioners In Limbo Over Pay Raise Decision

The Fulton County commissioners considered themselves to be “in limbo” this week as they ponder how to officially reduce their own preapproved pay raise to help the county save money and fund a salary increase for county employees. More...

Oshkosh Gets 6th M-ATV Order

To build 400 more armored trucks

Workers at JLG in Mc- Connellsburg who are building armored trucks headed to the war in Afghanistan will keep working through May 2010 to satisfy a new order for 400 M-ATVS. More...

Gress To Head CFSB

Central Fulton School Board member Cory Gress was bumped up from his former position of vice president to president last Tuesday night, replacing longtime board President Dennis Richards. More...

Building Demolition Under Way

Demolition of the COPE building along North Second Street, which once housed the county Services for Children staff, got under way Monday as part of the county's renovation and upgrades project. More...

Obituaries

Jesse B. Armstrong

McConnellsburg, 80

Jesse Buffington Armstrong, 80, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, December 10, 2009, in the Long-Term Care Unit at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Chad R. Breakall

Chad R. Breakall, 52, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at his home. Born January 7, 1957, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Georg H. Breakall Jr. and Anna Alta Caldwell Breakall. More...

Fred E. Mellott

Harrisonville, 83

Fred E. Mellott, 83, Harrisonville, Pa., died Thursday, December 10, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Needmore, Pa., on August 18, 1926, the son of the late Oliver and Louetta (DeShong) Mellott. He was the husband of Naomi B. More...

Letters

Boy Scouts Of America Turns 100 In 2010

To The Editor: More...

Responds To PETA’s Claims

To The Editor: I feel a response is necessary to Amy Skylark Elizabeth’s letter published in the December 10 edition. She is, as her letter indicated, a senior staff writer for PETA. More...

Veterans Assistance Availale At Neighborhood Service Center

To The Editor: As you are aware by now, the G.V.O.A.C. program for veterans has not been funded in the 2010 state budget. This means the representative will no longer be coming to Fulton County. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Warfordsburg Woman Involved In Crash More...

Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 8 Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT Judges Douglas W. Herman and Richard J. More...

Couple Charged With $1.2M Medicare Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia couple and their medical supply company have been charged in what authorities say was $1.2 million Medicare scam. More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Program My Father’s House Ministries will present “A Christmas Miracle,” Saturday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided immediately following the program. More...

RELIGION

Film To Be Shown “The Secrets Of Jonathan Sperry,” a Rich Christiano film, will be shown at Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, December 31, January 1, January 2 and January 3 at 7:00 p.m. each evening. More...

RECREATION

Open Stage Hustontown Area Vol. Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, December 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. More...

Family

Carbaughs Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Richard and Irene Carbaugh celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary December 11, 2009. A group of family and friends celebrated with a surprise party at McConnellsburg Senior Citizen Center. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Celebrates Sixth

Libby Faith Skiles celebrated her sixth birthday December 6, 2009. She is the big sister to Lane Skiles and the daughter of Toby and DeVonna Skiles. More...

Birth Announced

Josh and Jessi Stallman of Hustontown wish to announce the birth of Reagan Rain Stallman on December 1, 2009, in Waynesboro Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...