March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

College Scholarship Pays It Forward

Three Forbes Road seniors selected to receive Sara (Waters) Stratton Scholarship

The life of Sara (Waters) Stratton changed in an instant. More...

Centralia, Pa., Coal Fire Is One Of Hundreds That Burn In The U.S.

The fire burning deep below Centralia, Pa., is just one of numerous coal fires burning in at least 20 states today, with thousands more worldwide. They gobble up resources, spew dangerous emissions, and scar the land. More...

Local & State

Kim Spriggs Named To Hall Of Fame

Former McConnellsburg track and field star selected for state Hall of Fame

Even though 25 years have elapsed since Kim Spriggs ran her last race as a member of the McConnellsburg High School track and field squad, she is slated to be honored at the state level this weekend for her sports achievements. More...

Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – More than half of central Pennsylvania’s human-service agencies are still feeling the financial impact of last year’s state budget impasse. More...

Vietnam Veteran Pens Memoir

“Returning For My Brother” to be released March 15

After completing a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Robert Driscoll returned to the United States in 1968 a changed man. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jeremy Hamman, Jen Harry, Darron Grissinger, Amanda Locke, Rita Sipes, Boyd Cromer, Penny Brown, Brendon Gearhart, Alice Clark, Julie Anne Knepper and Tonia Anderson. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jackie Hahn, March 5; Josh Horton, March 5; Mike Souders, March 7; Cyrus Cunningham, 5 years old on March 8; Dorothy Mellott, March 1; Robert Strait, March 8; Paul Eckert, March 7; Ed Truax, March 6; Arlene Umbrell, March 5; and N More...

Hustontown

March has arrived already and the month came in with not too bad weather. It won’t be long until the folks will be thinking of making gardens. 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

Free Movie A free movie will be shown at the Fulton County Library, Friday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. Call the library at 485-5327 to see what’s playing. Please use the community room entrance. Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. More...

MEETINGS

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting The annual business meeting of Jerusalem Cemetery Assoc. will be held March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Jerusalem Christian Church. All are invited to attend. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Bodie Charles Shives celebrated his second birthday with family at his home on January 16. Bodie enjoyed a piece of his “Wall-E” birthday cake, particularly the icing, and a scoop of grapenut ice cream made by Meme Mellott. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SHIVES We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who supported us during the loss of our mother and grandmother, Dorothy Shives. Your prayers, cards, flowers, food and expressions of sympathy were greatly appreciated. More...

Birth Announced

Brad and Sheena (Regi) Kessenich of Ramstein, Germany, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Malak Wayne, born February 4, 2010. More...

Robber Charged In Two Bank Heists

Richard Fox Jr. linked to second heist in Franklin County

A Franklin County man will be charged this week in Fulton County in connection with the February 22 robbery of the Waterfall branch of Community State Bank of Orbisonia. More...

Headed For Hall Of Fame

Former McConnellsburg High School track and field star Kim Spriggs will be honored this weekend at a special induction ceremony into the Pennsylvania Track & Field Hall of Fame. More...

County Gets Marcellus Shale Update

Counties urged to be “proactive”

The Fulton County commissioners received an update on the Marcellus shale initiative Tuesday by a local extension office educator, who recently participated in an informational conference call with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvani More...

PA’s State Capital Considers Filing For Bankruptcy

Over the next few weeks, many municipalities and states will be trying to hash out their budgets. It is clear that this is not going to be an easy task. More...

Obituaries

Christina L. Chaney

Williamsport, 40

Christina Lynn Chaney, 40, Williamsport, Md., died Saturday, February 27, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family. More...

Harry N. Fix

Chambersburg, 82

Harry N. Fix, 82, Chambersburg, died Friday, February 26, 2010, in his home. Born June 27, 1927, in Fulton County, he was a son of the late Robert M. and Josephine (De- Cooman) Fix A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he worked for E.D. More...

Bonnie J. Gordon

Berkeley Springs, 66

Bonnie Josephine Gordon, 66, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 1, 1990 ’90 The Fulton County community was shocked and saddened by the violent event which occurred last Friday, February 23, in More...

Sports

Johnson Gets Win No. 49

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jeff Gordon dominated Sunday’s Shelby American Cup race. He led 218 of the 267 laps, but a bad pit call cost him the win and allowed his teammate, Jimmie Johnson, to claim his second victory of the season. More...

Mottern And Pollock Going To States

This Saturday, March 6, Olivia Mottern, daughter of Carolyn and Brian Mottern of Warfordsburg and student at Southern Fulton Elementary, and Sarrah Pollock, daughter of Michele and Joe Pollock of McCo More...

Five Playoffs

BOYS Southern Fulton 55 Shade 47 More...

Features

U.S. Budget Deficit: Finding Solutions

The U.S. government has run budget deficits for years, but the problem may no longer be something the nation can easily ignore. More...

Do You Really Know If Your Doctor Or Child’s Teacher Is Doing A Good Job?

There are few things more important to society than educating children and providing healthcare to families. If either fails, the economic and social impact is devastating. Yet do we know whether our doctors and teachers are doing a good job? More...

Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs: How Real Is Reality TV?

So called “tough guy” shows are ubiquitous, but are they accurate? More...

Church News

Bake Sales Should Follow Basic Food-Safety Precautions

Pennsylvania food inspectors have taken some heat for enforcing state laws that limit church and firehall bake sales, but the unpopular laws actually make good food-safety sense, according to a food-inspection expert in Penn State’s College of More...

Wertman–Burral United

Melessa May Burral of Needmore and George Evans Wertman of Needmore were united in marriage on December 20, 2009, at Antioch Christian Church in Needmore. The 2:00 p.m. ceremony was performed by Pastor Gerald Waltz. More...