February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Toddler Homicide Trial Scheduled For Pittman

Pittman pleads not guilty in court

A Needmore area man waived arraignment proceedings earlier this month on charges of criminal homicide in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 24-month-old daughter. More...

Photo

Brock and Melissa Strait of Schriever Road managed to find parking for their vehicle at the green garage shown in the distance following last week's snow storm. More...

Local & State

Streets After The Blizzard

The snow piles that have created havoc with parking on Lincoln Way should be gone by Thursday morning, according to borough secretary, Jack Fields. More...

Judge Carol Van Horn Recognized

The Women’s Law Caucus of the Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law will recognize the Honorable Carol L. Van Horn as the 16th recipient of the Sylvia H. Rambo Award at a ceremony on February 25 in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa. More...

Nominated For America’s Most Wanted All-Star

STAFF REPORT A member of the Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Township (MMP&W) Volunteer Fire Co. is on a list of individuals recently nominated to be the 2010 America’s Most Wanted All-Star. More...

Letters

Lashes Out At Union Township Residents

To The Editor: Over the last two weeks we have had a total of almost 40 inches of snow. So I would like to give a few facts that most of you have no idea about. More...

Urges Analysis Of Space Constraints At SF

To The Editor: I am writing in response to the recent article in The Fulton County News regarding the discussion of building constraints and possible construction project within the Southern Fulton School District. More...

Blood Donations Needed

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Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Two Arrested For Mischief A McConnellsburg man and a male juvenile have been arrested for criminal mischief as a result of an incident in the Mc- Connellsburg High School parking lot on Tuesday, January 26. More...

February Court Sessions Held

STAFF REPORT Judges Carol L. Van Horn and Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over court sessions held on Tuesday, February 2 and 9. More...

Man Sentenced To Prison For Internet Credit Scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A San Francisco man who had more than 1.8 million stolen bank and credit card numbers on his home computers was sentenced Friday to 13 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $27.5 million to the banks and credit card co More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Women’s Bible Study McConnellsburg Area Women’s Bible study is meeting on Thursdays, through the end of March, at 9:30 a.m. at Cito United Methodist Church. More...

RECREATION

Little League Registration Fulton County Little League will continue registration for the 2010 season at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Antietam Iron Works building on Lincoln Way West in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

MEETINGS

MHS Boys Soccer Booster Meeting McConnellsburg boys soccer boosters will have a meeting March 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Mr. McKelvey’s room of McConnellsburg High School. More...

Family

In Memory

HOOVER In memory of Scottie Hoover: I’ll lend you for a little time A child of mine, He said For you to love while he lives And mourn when he is dead It may be six or seven years Or twenty-two or three But will you, till I call him back Take c More...

Cards Of Thanks

WELLS TANNERY LUMINARY COMMITTEE More...

Birth Announced

Tai Lamar Fix and Cortnee L. Henry are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jaylynne LaChelle Fix. Emma was born on Jan. 28, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Residents Blast Union Township Snow Removal

Supervisor says crew did “very absolute best” in recent storms

Still reeling from back-toback snowstorms that dropped an estimated 31 inches of snow in southwestern Fulton County, some Union Township residents are calling to question the work ethic and snow-removal procedures utilized by their own board of supe More...

Baby Delivered At FCMC During Storm

Unable to make the ride to Chambersburg Hospital due to swirling snow, worsening roadway conditions and insufficient time, McConnellsburg resident Tasha Knepper was rushed by private vehicle to Fulton County Medical Center last Wednesday, where, wit More...

County Aims To Improve Recycling

Residents need to follow recycling rules

After having a very successful electronics recycling program in January collecting 12,251 pounds of materials from residential and school settings, Fulton County’s recycling coordinator and very own environmental enthusiast is hoping to better More...

Obituaries

Hilda Bowers

Hancock, 95

Hilda “Vi” Bowers, 95, Hancock, died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at her home. More...

Hazel M. Harr

A visitation and a time of remembrance for Hazel M. Harr will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Mc- Connellsburg, Pa from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. More...

William F. Hinckle Sr.

Hancock, 89

William Frederick Hinckle Sr., 89, Hancock, Md., died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at his home. Born November 7, 1920, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Otis and Florence Hovermale Hinckle. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 15, 1990 ’90 A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn along U.S. Route 522 in Ayr Township last Friday, February 9. Firefighters taking More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jerry Mellott, February 14; Debbie Swope, February 15; Helen Glunt, February 20; Barry Weller, February 19; Kari Glass, February 20; Deb Culler, February 19; Jamie Morton, February 19; Cole Seville, February 24; Aileen Culler, Feb More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Peggy Runk, Sean Heaster, Tasha Williams, Vadiam Roude, Randy Anderson, Tim Mitchell, Zane Fraker, Kristen Clark, Dee Heaster, Panda Horne, Glenda Anderson, Neva Fleming, Dorie Mills and Julie Young. More...

Hustontown

Last week was a little sample of winter weather, and predictions are for more snow this week. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a shooting match Saturday, February 20, beginning at 1:00 p.m. More...

Sports

McMurray Wins Marathon Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It was six hours and 10 minutes, from the time the Daytona 500 was started until Jamie McMurray took the checkered flag ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Boys Basketball

So. Fulton 58 McConnellsburg 33 More...

Basketball

So. Fulton 63 McConnellsburg 25 More...

Features

Trash: America’s Best Bet For Energy Independence

It’s clear that as a major industrial nation America needs to devour enormous amounts of energy to survive. It’s also clear America must become energy independent as soon as possible. More...

Millions Missing Out On Colon Cancer Screening

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly half the people who need potentially lifesaving checks for the nation’s No. More...

Bringing Spring Indoors

It’s February and the clutches of winters still have hold. I can ignore the calendar and plan to usher in spring a month earlier by forcing branches of forsythia to bloom indoors. More...

Church News

Mennonite, Amish Churches Can Meat For Haiti

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Inside a cramped trailer, shrouded by thick white steam, a group of men heated and salted turkey in huge vats before it was canned and sent on to one of six pressure cookers. More...