December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pension Time Bomb Set To Explode In 2012

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Local & State

At 100, Boy Scouts Say They’re Still “Essential’’

POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) – A fifth-generation Boy Scout, 11-year-old Brad Corr is steeped in all the lore and tradition: the Scout Oath and Scout Law, campcraft and community service, the daily doing of good deeds. More...

FCMC Foundation Presents First Check To Heal Africa

Rebecca Cech, daughter of the late James E. “Jim” Camp, proudly accepts a check for $3,200 to be sent to Heal Africa to continue the work of her father. More...

Community State Bank Makes Donation To Food Basket

For the second consecutive year, Community State Bank of Orbisonia has made a generous monetary donation to Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Letters

Reduced Funding Jeopardizes Library’s Future, Quality Of Life Here

To The Editor: Based on my meeting with the Fulton County commissioners, it is my understanding that the Fulton County contribution to the library’s budget will be cut by $7,500, or 50 percent, for 2010. More...

Solution To Commissioners’ Pay Problem

To The Editor: I was surprised at some of the recent comments regarding the library by our county leaders. I have a solution for the county commissioners’ pay problem. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Checks Forged Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Caroline Frisby of McConnellsburg has been accused of forging approximately 27 checks and passing them at Jane’s Market in Fort Loudon. More...

Homeowners Should Prepare Mailboxes For Winter Weather

PennDOT District 9 is reminding homeowners to prepare their mailboxes for the season of winter snow removal as mailboxes located on the state-rightof way are the responsibility of homeowners. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Holidays

Driver licensing, motor vehicle services available online

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced last week that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Program Cito United Methodist Church is having a Christmas program, “The True Meaning Of Christmas,” December 27 at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome. More...

RELIGION

Concert Come and join in at Jerusalem Christian Church to get the new year off to the right start on Saturday, January 2, at 5:00 pm., in the fellowhsip hall for food and fellowship, followed by a concert by the Clever Family and message by Rev. 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

Birth Announced

Steven and Jennifer Buterbaugh of Carlisle wish to annouce the birth of Madelyn Rosalie Buterbaugh on December 1, 2009, in Carlisle Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Celebrates Second

Kaidence Marie Trail celebrated her second birthday Sunday, November 1, 2009, at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall with a “Disney Princess” party. More...

Birth Announced

Adam and Kimberly (Bishop) Knepper of Hustontown announce the birth of a son, Levi Wade Knepper, October 26, 2009, at Bedford Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Snowstorm To Be Followed By Wintry Mix

Southern Fulton, Christian School remain closed following storm

Looking to the sky, weather forecasters are not painting a rosy picture for travelers this Christmas season. More...

Forbes Road Recognized By U.S. News

Awarded bronze medal in “Best High Schools” listing

Forbes Road Junior-Senior High School was among five schools located in the tri-state area to receive high marks from the U.S. News & World Report during the publication’s recent third annual review of the best high schools in the nation. More...

Child Homicide Hearing Scheduled

Shane Pittman remains incarcerated in death of 24-month-old girl

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for later this month in the homicide case of 24-month-old Kylie Marie York, who suffered fatal hemorrhaging and spine and neck injuries allegedly at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. More...

Photo

Zach Earley, left, and Chris Earley shovel a South Second Street driveway Sunday following Saturday’s big, late autumn snowstorm. More...

Obituaries

Douglas Cornell

Hagerstown, 67

Douglas “Larry” Cornell, 67, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born August 16, 1942, in Robertstown, Ga., he was the son of the late William H. and Martha Allison Cornell. More...

Vearl D. Fletcher

Warfordsburg, 80

Vearl D. Fletcher, 80, Warfordsburg, died Friday, December 18, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Brush Creek, Pa., February 11, 1929, the son of the late Alvin D. and Minnie Pearl (Diehl) Fletcher. He was the husband of Margaret E. More...

William D. McCoy

St. Thomas, 82

William D. McCoy, 82, St. Thomas, died Sunday, December 20, 2009, at his residence. He was born January 15, 1927, in New Grenada, the son of the late Amos McCoy and Mary Stains Strait. He was married to Viola King McCoy in 1949. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Year Ago From The Files Of December 21, 1989 ’89 Members of the local Girl Scout Troop No. 1263, under the direction of Scout leader Marie Shimer, wrapped more than 600 gifts More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Mary K. Seville, December 28; Kara Shives, December 26; Betty Cutchall, December 26; Bill Agesen, December 28; Larry “Sebole” Seville and Dave Peck, December 29; and Isabel Miller, December 30. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Josh Edgin, Fred Steach Jr., Teresa Greenland, Denny Fraker, Joe Tyson, Donnie Horne, Lydia Souders, Ronnie Horne, Sonny Flasher, Alton Madden, Naomi Winnick, Mary Serotkin, Eric Patterson, Tim Fields, Steve Heaster and Ka More...

Hustontown

The weekend was a sample that winter has arrived. We got the shovels out early. Now it stays for a white Christams. Some of the churches had services cancelled on Sunday due to the weather. More...

Sports

Tony Stewart Did Good In 2009

Tony Stewart exceeded most everyone’s expectations this past racing season. More...

Boys' Basketball

McConnellsburg 71 Cumberland Valley Christian 54 More...

Girls' Basketball

Chestnut Ridge 51 Forbes Road 24 Chestnut Ridge’s Alana Weyant was unstoppable Monday evening, leading her teammates with 25 points during a 51- 24 ousting of the Forbes Road Lady Cardinals. More...

Features

Celebs With A Philanthropic Heart

With celebrity typically comes fame and fortune. Thankfully, many celebrities put their name recognition and fortunes to work by helping others. More...

Buying Into A Christmas Without Presents

WASHINGTON (AP) – I’m not a Scrooge, really. I embrace almost all of Christmas. Except for one time-honored tradition that brings so much stress and expense that eliminating it has made the holiday even more magical. More...

Unearthing The Origins Of The Christmas Tree

From Christmas stockings and mistletoe to smiling Santas and burning yule logs, the symbols of the season are so powerful that people seldom stop to think about their origins. More...

Church News

In Memory

PALMER In memory of our favorite guy, Charlie Palmer, who we miss so much at Christmastime: You and Sadie were our cookie tasters and you liked to help us wrap gifts. We missed you when we cut down our Charlie Brown tree this year. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week. Elijah Samuel Repp, 18, Harrisonville, and Amanda Lynn Shover, 18, Harrisonville. More...

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG We would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the acutecare and extended-care unit for the wonderful care and kindness for our mother, Goldie Mae DeShong, while she was a resident of the hospital and nursing home. More...