December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

2009 End Of A Year End Of A Decade

Decade ends with a struggling economy and business losses for the county

With the end of the year just hours away, many are wishing for a better year ahead. More...

Local & State

McConnellsburg Schools Hold Snowball To Benefit Cancer Society

McConnellsburg High School held its annual Snowball on Sunday, December 20, at the high school. More...

County Oversees Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners wrapped up the year 2009 with a variety of routine business this Tuesday, including a discussion with a local magisterial district judge on pertinent law-related subscriptions beneficial to the position. More...

Miller Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Sentencing set for March 23

A Harrisonville man appeared in court for mandatory arraignment this week and opted to enter a guilty plea to several counts related to an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage girl. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 28, 1989 ’89 A 27-year-old Needmore man was killed in a two-vehicle accident December 21, on an exit ramp of Interstate 81 near Hagerstown. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Danyelle Dickinson, Matt Patterson, Naomi Diehl, Jesse Rohrer, Mark Whitsel, Tom Cromwell, Isaiah Newman, Roger Ramsey, Kirby Swope, Betty Ramsey, Ryan Fleck, Norm Sipes, Scott Heaster, Kevin Mountz, Gale Culter and Ch More...

Hustontown

The Christmas holiday and weekend weather weren’t too bad, only foggy and ugly on Saturday. We extend our sympathy to the family and relatives of Charles Shotts, who passed away on Friday. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cindy Strait, December 31; Chris Keepers, December 31; Evelyn Reeder, December 23; Reed Lynch, January 1; Shirley Hall, January 4; Pete Bogetti, January 4; Kurt Kendall, January 6; and Ricky Souders, January 8. More...

Sports

Basketball

Forbes Road 43 Shalom Christian 36 More...

Boys Basketball

Southern Fulton 45 Clear Spring, Md. 43 More...

James Finch, NASCAR’s Last Independent

deep pockets of owners Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs or Richard Childress, but after his driver Brad Keselowski’s lastlap pass of Carl Edwards at Talladega last year, Finch got his first big win. More...

Features

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Last

Failed New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen. That promise to go to the gym every day dwindles to three days a week, then two days a week, before falling into “whenever I can make it” territory. More...

Protect Your Family’s Health This Year

Every January people make New Year’s resolutions that focus on exercise, diet or other ways to stay healthy. But the best resolution to keep the entire family healthy is by focusing on food safety in the kitchen. More...

Controlling Your Dairy Destiny

PASA announces special events aimed at Helping Dairy Farmers

Tired of being pummeled by the unpredictability of the dairy industry? More...

Church News

He Donates Coats To Kids, With Warmest Regards

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In 1998, right before Christmas, a recently retired Chester County entrepreneur saw a newspaper article that incensed him – and ultimately inspired a thriving charitable crusade. More...

County Adopts General Budget

No new county taxes in store for 2010; public comments divided

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has received a plethora of comments from the general public in recent weeks on their tentative plans for the 2010 general operating budget. More...

Shives Gets 9 Years For Attempted Murder

A Big Cove Tannery man was led from the Fulton County Courthouse Tuesday after having been sentenced to a minimum of nine years in a state correctional institution for attempting to murder his longtime girlfriend. More...

2009 Review

With a sincere wish for the safety of our troops and for the prosperity of our readers as a new year and a new decade dawns, here is a recap of the stories that dominated Fulton County’s “News” in 2009: January More...

2009 FULTON COUNTY CELEBRITIES

• McConnellsburg Fire Co.’s “Firefighters of the Year” Joe Harris and “Dub” Hoover • Needmore Fire Co.’s “Firefighter of the Year” Mary Hann • Hustontown Fire Co.’s &ldq More...

Obituaries

Leo V. Ramsey

McConnellsburg, 66

Leo V. Ramsey, 66, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville. He was born in Harrisonville April 16, 1943, the son of the late Delmar L. and Lois A. (Sipes) Ramsey. More...

Charles R. Shotts

Waterfall, 84

Charles R. Shotts, 84, Waterfall, died Thursday, December 24, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Laidig, Pa., February 28, 1925, the son of the late Harry E. and Blanche Carrie (Schooley) Shotts. He was the husband of Grace W. More...

In Memory

WARD In loving Memory of Nancy Taylor Ward: December 28, 1939 – March 14, 2008 Where I Have Gone If you could see where I have gone The beauty of this place And how it feels to know I’m home To see the Saviour’s face; To wake in p More...

Letters

Boro Parking Meters Should Be Removed, Sold

To The Editor: The McConnellsburg outdated and obsolete parking meters should be removed and sold at public auction as a collector’s item as they have more value and can be made into a table lamps and piggy banks for children plus much more! More...

Well Done To Forbes Road And Other Items

To The Editor: I want to congratulate the board, administration, faculty, students, parents and taxpayers of Forbes Road for their recent accomplishment in U.S. News and World Report as a top performing high school. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Charges Filed More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Dec. 15 Court Session

STAFF REPORT Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, December 15, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

2 Rescued From Car Submerged In Rain-Swollen Creek

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) – A teenager clinging to a log in a rainswollen creek was one of two people rescued from the water after their car went off the road in suburban Philadelphia. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas Program The children and youths of Knobsville United Methodist Church will be presenting a Christmas program called, “A Problem with the Angels” on Sunday January 3, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Basketball Tournament A 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Saturday, January 2, at the McConnellsburg Alumni Gym beginning at noon. Registration is from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Angel Food Ministries Angel Food Ministries January sign-up for menus and specials will be at Fulton County Catholic Mission on the following dates: Tuesday, January 5, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, January 6, 1:00 p.m. More...

Family

Celebrates Fifth

Wyatt Lee Hershey celebrated his fifth birthday December 11, 2009, with a “Tony Hawk” party at the McConnellsburg alumni building. He is the son of Bob and Misty Hershey of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HESS Many thanks to my family and friends for the many acts of kindness to help me celebrate my 80th birthday. May God bless. Wava J. Hess More...

Marriage License

Mark Brian Bishop, 27, Warfordsburg, and Jennifer Sue Grossnickle, 32, Warfordsburg, applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse. More...