January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Breeden Changes Plea In Sex Assault Case

To be sentenced February 23

A 21-year-old Warfordsburg area man appeared in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas earlier this month to change his plea in connection with an episode dating back to November 2008, during which he sexually assaulted a teenage girl while at Mead More...

Local & State

Woman Charged In Father’s Death In 2007 Pa. Fire

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman has been charged with homicide and arson in the death of her father in a March 2007 fire. More...

Teddy Pendergrass Mourned

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Thousands have paid their respects to R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass at a memorial service in Philadelphia. Pendergrass is best known as the singer of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now’’ and other hits. More...

Fundraiser Held For Justin Hudson

School raises more than $5,000 in Loose Change Challenge

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS McConnellsburg Middle School students surpassed what anyone thought was possible this week in a fundraiser for their classmate, Justin Hudson. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 25, 1990 ’90 Dennis P. DeShong of McConnellsburg was named McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.’s Fireman of the Year at their 28th annual More...

Police Reports

Police Reports

McConnellsburg Man Charged With Assault A McConnellsburg man was released from jail on Friday, January 8, after posting $15,000 in connection with charges of simple assault and harassment. More...

Sports

Basketball

Southern Fulton 71 Shanksville 56 More...

Boys Basketball

Forbes Road 69 More...

Racing Roundup

The 2010 racing season will get under way this week in Florida as the All-Star Circuit of Champion Sprints invades Ocala Raceway for two nights of action on Friday and Saturday. More...

Features

Cellphones Cause One In Four U.S. Car Crashes

The National Safety Council recently announced its new findings that 1.6 million accidents a year are caused by cellphone use – a number that increases by more than a million earlier official estimates, and gives new fodder to a growing, natio More...

Brothers Had Unlikely Meeting During World War II

When Paul L. Strait was in the Navy during World War II, he had an unexpected reunion with his brother, John, who was serving with the Army. Paul Strait, now 87, resides on Queens Row in Adams Township. More...

When Choosing A Tax Preparer, Do Your Research

Many consumers hire tax preparers to complete their tax returns. When selecting an individual to help with their finances, trust is an important factor. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

CENTER FOR FAMILIES Fulton County Center for Families would like to thank Dott’s Store and the surrounding community for helping us make Christmas happier for some Fulton County children. More...

Building Constraints Top Agenda At So. Fulton

Financial advisor to speak with board regarding financing options for possible construction

Southern Fulton School Board and administrators will be sitting down with their financial advisor next month to determine if the district can afford a construction project that would alleviate its worsening space constraints. More...

Odd Fellows Share Traditions, History

Three lodges remain in existence in county

As a youngster, Allen Long of New Grenada would scour the roadside with his brother in hopes of finding glass pop bottles. More...

Group Raising Funds For Quake-Stricken Haiti

While the Haitian community rallies to regain a sense of normalcy following a series of earthshattering quakes and aftershocks, local efforts are under way that will address both Haiti’s immediate and long-term needs ranging from the basic nece More...

Obituaries

Timmy L. Strait Sr.

McConnellsburg, 62

Timmy Lee Strait, Sr., 62, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Friday, January 22, 2010, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born August 20, 1947, in Chambersburg, Pa., the son of the late David and Evelyn (Heinbaugh) Strait Sr.. More...

Ralph E. “Jake” Fraker Jr.

Fort Littleton, 91

Ralph Emerson “Jake” Fraker Jr., 91, Fort Littleton, Pa., died Sunday evening, January 24, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. More...

Helen B. Gregory

Berkeley Springs, 90

Helen Blanche Gregory, 90, formerly of South Lyon, Mich., died Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing in Berkeley Springs. More...

Letters

Questions For U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster

To The Editor: I was thrilled to receive the beautiful, glossy, full-color eightpage brochure from Bill Shuster promoting himself and his political agenda. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peg” Gordon, who will be 91 on January 31; Wylan Gress on January 31; Chase Novak on February 1; Bob Miller and Anette Gress on February 2; Thomas Glenn on January 29; Ike Bivens on Janaury 30; Clarence Weime More...

Hustontown

The weekend weather wasn’t too bad. Only had a little rain but, according to weather reports the coming weekend could be different as a snowstorm is forecast. Sorry to report Ross Figard is a patient at Bedford Hospital. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Etta Cutshall, John Hann, Carolyn Mills, Treva Madden, Sawyer Hollibaugh, Victor Watkins, Crystal Taylor, Larry Steele, Dick Anderson and Joe Gearhart. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 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

Chamber Meetings Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism members are welcome to join in for lunch at the monthly membership meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Madisyn Raelyn Akers celebrated her second birthday on February 5. Her proud parents are Kimberly Mellott and Rex Akes Jr., McConnellsburg. More...

Celebrates Ninth

Kaleb Matthew Skiles celebrated his ninth birthday on January 17 with a skate party. He wishes to thank his family and friends for all the gifts and cards he received. More...