January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, January 25: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 26: waffles, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Dec. 22, 29 Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 22 and 29. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Stephanie Robinson, Mc- Connellsburg, was named to the Lycoming College dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester. Robinson is majoring in business administration-marketing, business administration-financial. More...

MHS To Present “Cinderella”

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PennDOT Reminds Motorists To Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD To Report Potholes

PennDOT District 9 reminds motorists that potholes and other roadway concerns on state roads can be reported to the department by calling 1-800 FIX ROAD. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Fired Up” by Jayne Ann Krentz (large print), “Poisoning in the Pub” by Simon Brett, “End of the Road” by Sue Henry, “La’s Orchestra Saves the World” More...

FR Junior High Student Of The Month

Lara Cromer, an eighth-grade student at Forbes Road High School has been named junior high Student of the Month for January by the high school faculty. More...

2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show Comes To A Close

Visitors to the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, learned first-hand how the state’s agriculture industry is “Keeping Pennsylvania Growing.” The eight-day show wrapped up on Saturday, More...

Natural Gas Poised To Fuel More Hot Debate In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Whatever happens in Gov. Ed Rendell’s final year in office, developing a state policy on the rapidly growing natural gas drilling industry is shaping up to be a major focus. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Tim Strait III has made the dean’s list his second semester at Penn State Mont Alto with a 4.0 GPA. His major is engineering science with a minor in Physics. He is the son of Tim and Miranda Strait of McConnellsburg. More...

New Nursing Program Makes A Difference In Students’ Lives

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Before they all first met in the spring of 2008, Amber Hampton, Gladys Rosenberry, Bryan Graham, Sri Burger, and Rodney Waters had a couple of things in common. They all eagerly dreamed of becoming a nurse. More...

Toys For Tots Collects For 356 Kids Here

Fulton County was able to provide toys for 356 children with the help for Marine Toy for Tots Foundation this Christmas. More...

Sisters To Take 150 Haitian Orphans To Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two sisters who run an orphanage in Haiti have received permission to bring 150 Haitian children to Pittsburgh. Jamie and Ali McMutrie are from the Pittsburgh suburb of Ben Avon. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jessica Reimold has been named to the dean’s list at Shippensburg University for the fall 2009 semester. She is the daughter of Roger and Kathleen Reimold of McConnellsburg . More...

Pennsylvania’s Crop Production

Based on year-end acreage and yield data, production of corn for grain, soybeans, oats, other dry hay, all forage, fall potatoes, and both Southern Maryland and Pennsylvania seedleaftype tobacco in Pennsylvania was above last year’s production More...

FFA Students Recognized At PA Farm Show

On January 11, Southern Fulton senior Howard Poole was presented with the FFA Keystone Degree. The Keystone Degree is the highest degree bestowed upon an FFA member through the state of Pennsylvania. More...

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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Attains Dean’s List

The fall 2009 dean’s list and the December 2009 graduates list have been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. Area student Nicholas A. More...

Pa. Legalizes Poker, Blackjack At Slots Casinos

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania has legalized poker, blackjack and other table games at slots casinos, upping the ante in the increasingly fierce competition among states for gamblers’ money. More...

Friends Of Legal Services Group Sets Book Drive Dates

The Franklin County Friends of Legal Services group has set the week of Februrary 22 as the start of the book drive for its 26th annual book sale. The book drive will run through April 19. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

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Attains Dean’s List

Three hundred and forty-four students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester. More...

FR Names Senior Student Of The Month

Erin McQuait, a sophomore at Forbes Road High School, has been named senior high student of the Month for January by the high school faculty. More...

Local Angus Breeders Recognized In Sire Report

Clark Farms, Hustontown, who own one bull, and Sinclair Cattle Co, Warfordsburg, who owns 40 bulls are listed in the Spring 2010 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Monday: spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad w/Italian dressing, Italian bread, jello with mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday: pork w/gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, rye bread, sugar cookies, milk. More...

Youth Champions Top Last Year’s Sale At PA Farm Show

Generous buyers contribute more than $277,000 at sale

The annual Sale of Champions marks the conclusion of the youth market livestock shows at the Farm Show. More...

Completes Foreign Exchange Program

Levi Helman, son of Janet and Steve Keefer of Mercersburg and Vincent and Tammy Helman of Shippensburg, recently returned home from a six-month stay as a foreign exchange student in Chiriqui, Panama. More...

District 4 Chorus Festival To Be Held At Southern Fulton

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Local Farm Show Results

Additional local Farm Show results from last week are as follows: More...

Center For Families Receives New Sign

Fulton County Center for Families recently received a new COPE sign from Tommy Deshong, Steve Sellers and his students. More...

Hershey Adding Personal Candy Bar Attraction

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Chocoholics rejoice, Hershey is going to let you build your own candy bar. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK January 11 More...

High School Students Invited To Enter Radio PSA Contest

Pennsylvania high school students are invited to help remind motorists to drive safely by participating in a radio contest sponsored by PennDOT. More...

Pa. Should Skip Tax Breaks For Tech Firms

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A study says Pennsylvania should think twice about using tax breaks to lure high-tech companies and instead focus on helping existing employers. More...