January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Girl Raises Funds To Help Haitians

Collects more than $10,000

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Chamber Of Commerce Reorganizes

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Graduates

Bradley R. Mellott graduated from Penn State University, Smeal College of Business, on December 19, 2009. Smeal College of Business has emerged as one of the largest and most successful business schools in the nation. More...

Judge Herman Presides Over Jan. 5 Court Session

STAFF REPORT Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 5. More...

LIFE Lutheran Services Welcomes Sarala Crist, As Nurse Practioner

LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. is pleased to announce Sarala Crist, CRNP, as their new nurse practioner. Ms. Crist graduated with honors in 1993 from Franklin County Area Vocational Technical School receiving her license practical nursing degree. More...

PA Cleanways And Keep PA Beautiful Join Forces To Promote Cleanups

PA CleanWays and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced they have formally joined forces to promote illegal dump cleanups, anti-litter education and beautification projects to make their work with local partners and volunteers more effective. More...

FR Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll Grade eleven: Clay Haulman, Mikaila Hockensmith, Kimberly Sealock. Grade ten: Lauryn King. Grade nine: Hailey Berkstresser, Samantha Clippinger, Joy Ford, Corrina Parsons. Grade eight: Lara Cromer. More...

MES Character Counts Program Recognizes Students

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, February 1: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, February 2: banana or blueberry muffin, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. 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...

Eichelberger Introduces Marriage Amendment

SB 707 protects definition of marriage in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. formally introduced Senate Bill 707, a joint resolution to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to include the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. More...

Library Corner

A new six-week session of Family Place parent-child workshops will begin Friday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the community room of Fulton County Library. More...

Tower Bank Donates To McCbg. Fire Co.

Tower Bank, a division of Graystone Tower Bank, recently contributed $1000 to the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. “We are pleased to give the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

American Legion Holds Meeting

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 held its regular meeting January 13 at 6:00 p.m. There were 10 members present and 16 guests. More...

Students Entertain During Holidays At Senior Center

Warfordsburg Senior Center was a busy place during the Christmas holiday. More...

Dem Chairman Says Sestak Challenge May Hurt Party

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Democratic chairman T.J. Rooney says the party would be better off if U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak abandons his bid for Sen. Arlen Specter’s seat and instead seeks a third term in the House. More...

Students Arrested Over Gun Incident At Pa. School

READING, Pa. (AP) – Two eastern Pennsylvania students accused of arranging a gun purchase at their high school were not planning to harm anyone. That’s according to Northern Berks Regional police Chief Scott W. Eaken. More...

Forbes Road Students Participate In County Band

Six members of the Forbes Road Jr./Sr. High School Band participated in the Franklin-Fulton County Music Educators Association 2010 County Band Festival. More...

Producer Needs Drive Annual PA Dairy Summit Program

With dairy leaders around the world predicting that a level of “volatility” will likely continue for another year, five of most respected organizations in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry have once again teamed up to develop a PA Dair More...

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...

Relay For Life Kickoff February 21

Committee finalizes kickoff plans

The Relay For Life kickoff is scheduled for February 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Mc- Connellsburg and will focus on celebrating survivors. More...

County Conducts Various Meetings

The Fulton County commissioners dealt with an array of topics on Tuesday including conducting their regularly scheduled Safety Committee meeting. More...

Chamber Welcomes CRI

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Promotion welcomed its newest member Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting for Community Resources for Independence (CRI) located at 201 Lincoln Way We More...

Toothman Makes Longaberger Video

Local Longaberger branch leader ad consultant Deb Toothman was asked by Longaberger to make a video of the company’s new line of Fan Favorites sports baskets. Deb made several trips to Ohio to develop this video. More...

MANTEC Receives National Best Nonprofit Award

MANTEC was recently named as one of the Best Non- Profit Organizations to Work for in the United States for 2010. The annual list of the nation’s “Best NonProfits” was created by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group. More...

McConnellsburg FFA Participates At Farm Show

McConnellsburg FFA found many opportunities to participate in the Pennsylvania Farm Show this year. More...

IceFest January 28-31

Chambersburg

Experience thrills amidst winer chills! IceFest 2010, the eighth annual event, runs from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, and continues through Sunday, January 31, in historic downtown Chambersburg. More...

PARADE OF LITTLE PEOPLE

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Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, waxed beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, potato salad, coleslaw, multi-grain bread, fruited jello. More...

After Dog’s Death, Man Takes Action Against Traps

PATTON, Pa. (AP) – After losing Maggie, a beloved family pet and hunting buddy, Steven Krug is setting his sights on illegal traps like the one that killed her. More...

Reports For Duty

Navy Seaman Hailey A. Shover, daughter of Stefannie Shover of Carlisle, and Randy A. Shover of Harrisonville, recently reported for duty at Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Virginia Beach, Va. More...

Pa. Teacher Suspended Over Facebook Picture

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania high school teacher has been suspended for 30 days without pay after she appeared in a picture someone else posted on Facebook that included a male stripper at a bridal shower. More...

Forbes Road Students Attend Regional Conference

Members of Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America attended the annual regional leaderhsip conference on January 8, 2010, at Shippensburg Univeristy. More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the fall months. The meeting in October concentrated on donating to the needy through several Fulton County projects. More...

Chamber Gives Back

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism gives back to the community. More...

Teen Violist Alleges Pittsburgh Police Brutality

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with raw, red bruises, his cheek and lip swollen, his right eye swollen shut. More...

FCAVTS Attends Districts

The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School, Skills USA members from Central Fulton, Forbes Road, and Southern Fulton school districts, attended the District 7 Skills USA competition held on Friday, January 15, at the Central Pennsylvania Ins More...

Moisture Threatens Painting

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Water is dripping onto the massive Cyclorama painting at Gettysburg National Military Park’s new $103 million visitor center. More...

PennDOT Introduces Online Service To Check Availability Of Personalized Plates

Drivers can now go online to check the availability of personalized license plates before submitting an application to PennDOT. More...

Franklin Financial Reports Earnings Decline

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust, reported earnings of $6,585,000 for 2009 compared to 2008 earnings of $8,595,000, a decline of 23.4 percent. More...