January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Cancer Victim Stricken With Leukemia

Fundraisers organized for 12-year-old Justin Hudson

At the age of nine, Justin Hudson was able to overcome an unexpected battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancer of the bone and soft tissue. More...

Local & State

County Opens Renovation Bids

Bid opening held for phase-two construction work

A dozen individuals representing various construction companies sat down before the Fulton County commissioners this week for a bid opening related to the second phase of the county’s ongoing renovation project. More...

Forbes Road Board Votes To Limit Any 2010-2011 Tax Increases

Conducts other routine business

The Forbes Road School Board voted to limit any tax increases for the 2010-2011 school year, made personnel decisions and conducted routine business at its regular meeting last Monday evening. More...

FCP To Join Crime And Drug Prevention Effort

Local leaders to begin nationally recognized initiative

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From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 18, 1990 ’90 Denis Strait, 24, Needmore, was named Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.’s Fireman of the Year at the company’s annual banquet on January 13. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

After the rainy Sunday followed a beautiful spring-like Monday, but it won’t likely last too long. Knobsville United Methodist Church folks held a spaghetti supper on Friday evening. Good to see quite a nice group of folks attending. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Ashlee Keebaugh, Kara Park, Caitlyn Edgell, Rodnise Roher, Melissa Foor, Wanda Horton, Justin Anderson, Lisa Henry, Adria Russell, Matt Rhoades, and Lori Lupey. Special birthday wishes to Arlie Knepper of Three Springs. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Rena Ott and Mary Hoover, who was 93 on January 19; January 22; Paul Johnston, January 23; Dean Strait, January 26; Beth “Pug” More...

Sports

FR’s Newman Hits 1,000 Point Mark

Jesse Newman has spent much of his life with a basketball in his hand. More...

Waist Deep In Mud, Hunter Still Goes For The Big One

After a long week of buck hunting with no success, local hunter Gary Ward decided to find a less frequented place to hunt in southern Fulton County and chose a spot near the Little Tonolway Creek. More...

Racing Roundup

The 2009 Sprint Car Polls were released last week by the National Sprint Car Poll voting panel, and to no one’s surprise, Donny Schatz remained at the top of the 410 Sprint car poll for a fourth straight season. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Rob and Danyell Dickinson would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Nattalee Marie Dickinson, December 15, 2009, at 11:21 p.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. Natalee weighed 7 pounds .09 ounce and was 21 inches long. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applies for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse. Harold Ivan McMullen, 59, Fort Littleton, and Peggy E. Duke, 58, Roaring Springs. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

GELVIN To our work, church and community families: More...

Martin To Perform First Services At Lutheran Parish

The Rev. Christopher Martin will perform his first services on Sunday, January 24, 2010, as the new full-time pastor for Mc- Connellsburg Lutheran Parish. The parish consists of three churches. His first service will be held at St. More...

C. Fulton Picks Northcraft As Superintendent

Board agrees to refinance bond series

Residents of the Central Fulton School District will see one of their own move up through the ranks to take the official reins this summer following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Julia Cigola. More...

MVFC Honors Howard Fox

Critically ill, Fox is named 2009 “Fireman of the Year”

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., in a somber moment on Saturday evening, bestowed its highest honor on a critically ill brother by naming Howard Fox of McConnellsburg as its 2009 “Fireman of the Year.” More...

Obituaries

Bella E. Appel

Hancock, 1-month-old

Bella Evangeline Appel, 1 month and 13 days, Hancock, Md., died Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Born November 27, 2009, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Jordan J. Appel of Hancock. More...

Carol J. Fessler

Dudley, 66

Carol Jean Fessler, 66, Dudley, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus. Born April 17, 1943, in Dudley, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Amanda (Black) Fessler. More...

Harold E. Shank

Williamsport, Md., 85

Harold Elwood Shank, 85, Williamsport, Md., died Monday, January 18, 2010, at the home of his loving companion, Edith K. Brashears. He was born November 29, 1924, in Pinesburg, Md., to the late Earl Clifford and Helen Irene Davis Sank. More...

Letters

Taxpayers Deserve Transparent County Government

To The Editor: I read with concern the January 7, 2010, edition of the “News” in which the commissioners state that Fulton County taxpayers bore the burden of $103,342.62 in legal expenses to conclude a four-year negotiation with but se More...

Coroner Thanks Community

To The Editor: With the announcement of my planned retirement from the office of coroner of Fulton County, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to those who have assisted me during my tenure. More...

Golf Club Will Open In 2010

To The Editor: Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club will be open in 2010. There have been rumors that we will not be opening this year in light of finances and changing of the pro shop/manager position. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Music Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute cordially invites all to attend a night of accapella music Wednesday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. Located 1 1/2 miles west of Harrisonville along Rt. 30 at the old Green Hill School. More...

RECREATION

Sweetheart Ball The 26th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball and auction will be held Saturday, February 13, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

MEETINGS

COPE Meeting COPE’s parent support group will meet January 27 to discus the topic “Choosing Your Battles.” The meeting will run from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and children are welcome. More...

Features

When Child Abuse Leads To Child Death

Last year, 50 children in Pennsylvania died from child abuse or neglect. Fewer than half of the families were known to child welfare services. More...

Nearly 50,000 Vaccinated At 2-Day H1N1 Clinics

Department of Health continues vaccination efforts

The Department of Health vaccinated 49,078 Pennsylvanians at 33 H1N1 flu clinics held across the state on Jan. 8 and 9. The department urges anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get immunized. More...

Winter’s Best Buys – Potted and Cut Flowers

The Potting Shed

Winter is the season when the widest selection of fun, affordable bulb flowers is available. They are in floral shops, garden centers and supermarket floral departments and are just what one needs to brighten up days until spring weather arrives. More...