March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fines Levied For Fish Kill, Water Contamination

Agreement reached in Hege manure spill

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission announced this week that it has reached a mutual agreement with local dairy farm operators responsible for allowing “tens of thousands of gallons” o More...

Boro Council Acts On Ordinance

Sets spring cleanup date

McConnellsburg Borough Council members considered and approved several ordinances and set their spring cleanup day at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Local & State

Spriggs Inducted Into State Hall Of Fame

McConnellsburg track star Kim Spriggs Cameron points to her name on the Pennsylvania Track & Field Hall of Fame plaque after her induction into the Hall of Fame Saturday at Penn State. More...

Commissioners Kick Off Town Hall Meetings

The Fulton County commissioners initiated their series of town hall-style gatherings for the year 2010 last Thursday evening, meeting with six residents in attendance at the Emmaville Election House. More...

County Addresses Full Schedule Tuesday

Commissioners

The Fulton County commissioners addressed a full schedule on Tuesday, meeting with a variety of local officials and county employees. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 8, 1990 ’90 Ray Koontz, owner of Penn’s Village Shopping Center is building an addition on the east end of Hollinshead’s Store for the store to expand to furniture sales. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Charged With DUI Charges of driving under the influence are to be filed against a 24-year-old McConnellsburg man in connection with a traffic stop along Reservoir Road in Todd Township. More...

Sports

FR Boys Take Third In District

On March 12 the Forbes Road Cardinals are slated to make their first appearance in the PIAA State Tournament since the 1999- 2000 season after having downed Shade last Wednesday during the District 5- More...

Kurt Busch Wins In Overtime At Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. – Kurt Busch halted Jimmie Johnson’s domination of the 2010 NASCAR Cup season as he won Sunday’s Kobalt 500 in a double overtime shootout. “We were able to get it right today,” said Busch. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Days of Gold” by Jude Deveraux (large print), “The Teaberry Strangler” by Laura Childs, “Secrets of Eden” by Christopher Bohjalian, “Big Girl” by Danielle More...

Features

Global Warming? Scientists Find Methane Source In Arctic Seas

Scientists studying global warming in the Arctic have discovered a previously unknown source of methane working its way into the atmosphere, a source that is releasing large amounts of the gas each year. More...

Unemployment Rate: 9.7 Percent, Underemployment: Far Higher

The unemployment rate last month in the United States was better than expected, holding steady at 9.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last week. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Tai Lamar Fix, 23, Waterfall, and Cortnee Lachelle Henry, 18, Hustontown Daniel Wayne McCarthy, 31, Needmore, and Holly Lynn Kidd, 27, Needmore More...

Birth Announced

Jason and Stephanie Shives of Harrisonville announce the birth of their second child, a boy, Grayden Douglas Shives, on February 15, 2010. Sister Gracie Shives also welcomed her little brother. More...

Birth Announced

Alan and Ann (Daniels) Shives, Harrisonville, announce the birth of a son, Daniel James Shives, March 6, 2010, at Waynesboro Hospital. He was delivered by Rosalind Klinepeter and Dr. Rogina. More...

Robinson Found Guilty In Second Trial

Hustontown man to be sentenced May 11

Silent tears streamed down the faces of the family and friends of 14-year-old Joshua Wilt Jr. as a guilty verdict was delivered last week on all nine criminal counts levied against Hustontown area resident Ronald Lee Robinson. More...

Farmers Urge Passage Of H.R. 1220

Bill currently before Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

On the heels of a decision by the Pennsylvania’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to approve new transportation regulations that drastically alter requirements on operators of farming equipment, local farmers are being urged thi More...

MHS Honors Hall Of Famer Spriggs

McConnellsburg High School athletic director Greg Hays and Kim Spriggs Cameron, a 1984 MHS graduate, pose for photographs following a school assembly Friday afternoon that honored her achievements on More...

Obituaries

Donald L. Burkett Sr.

Crystal Spring, 66

Donald Lee Burkett Sr., 66, Crystal Spring, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home. Born January 4, 1944, in Hagerstown, he was the stepson of Harold Wise Sr. and son of Alice Dailey Wise. More...

Elizabeth H. Clippinger

McConnellbsurg, 88

Elizabeth H. Clippinger, 88, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born August 31, 1921, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late Robert and Bess (Tritle) Johnston. More...

R. Jean Deavor

Fayetteville, 82

R. Jean Deavor, 82, a guest at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., died Friday, March 5, 2010, in the nursing home. Born June 1, 1927, in Hamilton Township, she was a daughter of the late Jacob L. and Elsie M. Stoner Atherton. More...

Letters

PA Veterans Of Desert Shield/Desert Storm Are Eligible For Special Benefits

To the Editor: In April 2008, Pennsylvania began offering a special one-time payment to honor the service and sacrifice of its veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 – Aug. 31, 1991. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Linda Livezey, Hilary Forslund, Gail Greenland, Carl Skinner Jr., Lonya Semple, Troy Swope Jr., Payton Watkins, Paul Schmidt, Sharynn Book, Leo Nead, Derek Whitsel, Rick Knepper and Steve Grissinger. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Donald Sowers Jr., February 27; George Carbaugh, 81 years old on March 11; Mona Sowers, March 13; Nancy Richards, March 11; Alice M. More...

Hustontown

This weekend presented us with beautiful weather to get out and enjoy. Remember to turn clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night. A large crowd attended the Parsons sale on Saturday at the auction building on Rt. 522. More...

Entertainment

MHS To Present “Cinderella”

McConnellsburg High School will present “Cinderella” April 15, 16 and 17 in the high school auditorium. “Cinderella” is based upon the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. 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

Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a regular shooting match Saturday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. Shells will be furnished. First- and second-place prizes awarded. More...

MEETINGS

Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Wednesday, March 17, at 9:00 a.m. at K’s Place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. More...

Church News

Martin Installed As New Lutheran Pastor

The congregations of the Mc- Connellsburg Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce the installation of Rev. Christopher W. Martin as pastor of the parish. More...

Ramsey – Mellott United

Bethany Nicole Mellott of Warfordsburg and Ryan William Ramsey of McConnellsburg were united in marriage on September 19, 2009, at the Church of the Brethren in Chambersburg. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Bill Swope. More...

In Memory

WARD In memory of Nancy Taylor Ward, who passed away March 14, 2008: I miss our telephone conversations on Sundays when at that time you gave me a lecture, advice or comfort, whatever I needed. More...