February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County Releases Townhall Meeting Dates

Brush Creek Township to host first meeting on March 4

STAFF REPORT The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has released its 2010 schedule of townhall-style meetings to be held across the county during the next seven months. More...

SF Reaches Decision On Future Of Football

Hears nature trail update

On the heels of a recent meeting between the county’s three superintendents and parents and organizers of the Fulton County Cowboys football team, the Southern Fulton School Board turned its attention last week toward possible district involve More...

Local & State

New Pro Shop Manager at GCGC

George Stennett, 70, of Chambersburg has been hired as Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club’s pro shop manager and will oversee all golf and clubhouse operations, according to board President Bob Peck. More...

Commissioners Hear Tax Appeal

The Fulton County commissioners, as part of the county Tax Appeals Board, received input this week from representatives of Homes for McConnellsburg Inc. More...

Hess Seeks Re-election To State House

Lawmaker says jobs, economic growth and reduced spending are top priorities

State Rep. Dick Hess announced this week he is seeking re-election to the 78th District’s seat in the Pennsyavnia House of Representatives that spans Fulton, Bedford and Huntingdon counties. More...

Letters

Union Township Snow Removal Sloppy

To The Editor: More...

Appreciative Of Union Township Supervisors

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Fulton’s Food Check Out Day Donations Top Other Counties

To The Editor: Even in these difficult economic circumstances, the concern and compassion for others has been, once again, well documented by the citizens of rural Fulton County. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harrisonville Woman Waives Right To Hearing More...

Sports

Forbes Road Boys Win Tournament

Forbes Road Jr. high boys basketball team competed in the Everett eighth-grade tournament Saturday, February 20, at Everett High School. More...

Boys Basketball

Forbes Road 52 Northern Bedford 48 More...

Girls Basketball

Fannett-Metal 75 Forbes Road 46 Forbes Road finished its regular season Monday night falling to the Fannett-Metal Tigers by the final score of 75-46. More...

Features

Getting To The Heart of Women’s Health

Knowledge is power when it comes to heart disease, the number one killer of women in the U.S., and all women will benefit from learning more about it. More...

Energysavers.gov Offers Cash For More-efficient Appliances

In the market for a new washing machine? How about a refrigerator? Now’s the time to buy, says Uncle Sam. The government is unveiling its latest version of “cash for clunkers,” this time for energy-efficient kitchen appliances. More...

College Costs Reach All-time High

Millions of Americans hope to boost their education level, especially in today’s troubled economy – but their frustration with the seemingly outof control costs of college is reaching new heights. More...

Church News

In Memory

SHIVES In memory of Chester Shives: Those we love remain with us For love itself lives on Cherished memories never fade Because one loved is gone Those we love can never be More than a thought apart For as long as there is a memory They live on in o More...

Cards Of Thanks

Recently and quite unexpectedly, we were able to fly to Miami, Fla., to pick up our daughter who we, for nearly three years, have been working to adopt from Haiti. More...

Southern Fulton To Proceed With Feasibility Study

Discusses financial impact of building project on community

After hearing input from their financial consultant on interest rates and construction costs, members of the Southern Fulton School Board launched into a prolonged discussion last week on the proper time to take on a construction project to alleviat More...

PennDOT To Release Liquid Fuels Funds Early

PennDOT will aid local governments buried under exorbitant snow-removal costs by issuing liquid fuel funds more than 30 days earlier than previous years. Gov. Edward G. More...

Central Fulton Makes Personnel Decisions

Members of the Central Fulton School Board convened last Tuesday to touch on several personnel-related issues, including placing a trio of individuals on the professional substitute list and coming to a mutual agreement with a neighboring school dis More...

How Much Does That Snow Storm Cost?

Snow melts. But will this month’s blizzards, which have helped break snowfall records across the mid- Atlantic, cause the economy to melt as well? The short answer is: for only as long as it takes for a snowball to turn to water. More...

Obituaries

Herbert T. Stanley

Warfordsburg, 81

Herbert T. Stanley, 81, Warfordsburg, died Monday, February 15, 2010, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born November 1, 1928, in Oneida, Tenn., he was the son of the late Millard and Una Birchfield Stanley. More...

Julia P. Truax

Warfordsburg, 80

Julia Pauline Truax, 80, Warfordsburg, died Thurdsay, February 18, 2010, at Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing facility, Berkeley Springs. Born in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Harry T. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 22, 1990 ’90 A McConnellsburg area man was injured and four others left homeless when a fire of undetermined origin gutted a mobile home More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Lyle Reed, Brooke Lightner, Therese Brown, Jason Tucker, Taylor Heaster, Jeff Everts, Angie Bradley, Tom Streightiff, Jason Anderson, Caleb Taylor, Michael Fleck, Pamela Strait, George Harper and Kay Cromwell. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka, February 24; Pat Boder, February 24; Teresa Knepper, February 24; Mike Hinckle of Orlando, Fla., February 19; Cassie Stermmer, 11 years old on February 20; Trinity Fox, 3 years old on Februar More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful Sunday with only a little cool weather, but at least it wasn’t snowing. A nice crowd attended Knobsville United Methodist Church services on Sunday morning. Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Prophecy Conference Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, three miles north of Needmore on Rt. 655, will be hosting a prophecy conference March 12-14. Presentations on a variety of prophecy topics will be at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. More...

RECREATION

Hunter-Trapper Course The Fulton County Hunter-Trapper Course will be held March 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. Preregistration is required. More...

MEETINGS

FCMC Auxiliary Meeting Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will meet at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, in the activities room of the Medical Center. Cemetery Assoc. Meeting The annual business meeting of Jerusalem Cemetery Assoc. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Bryan Madden and Amanda (Goshorn) Black of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a daughter, Lilie Ann Madden, February 20, 2010, at 4:17 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. She was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Ken and Lunda Strait celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary January 2010. The couple enjoyed a dinner with their friends and family in their honor at The New Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. More...

Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Percy Rock of Greencastle wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Mae Rock of York, Pa., to William H. Shope of Wrightsville. He is th son of Leda Shope of Wrightsville, Pa., and the late Ira Shope. More...