March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

5K Run, Walk To Honor Steven Szwydek

Proceeds benefit Szwydek Semper Fi Memorial Fund

Community members will be rallying next month to honor the memory of Lance Cpl. Steven Szwydek, who was fatally wounded on October 20, 2005, by an improvised explosive device while on his second tour of duty in Iraq. More...

Local & State

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

The board of directors of Fulton County Medical Center Foundation met for its quarterly meeting Monday, March 8, 2010. More...

District Judge Gets New Office Space

The Fulton County commissioners and Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Shawn Knepper Reflects On Year Of Recovery

Thanks community for prayers and support

At the age of seven, Shawn Knepper, the son of Henry and Lucinda Knepper of Hustontown, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Van Struck In Hit-And-Run A 2004 Dodge Caravan along Route 475 in Taylor Township was struck by an unknown vehicle between 12:01 a.m. on March 5 and midnight on March 9. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

Different weekend, same old story. More...

SHL Girls Basketball All-Stars Named

Pictured above, left, are the 2009-2010 Sideling Hill League Girls Basketball All-Stars: Coach of the Year Keith Moyer, Everett; Rachel Zimmerman, Tussey Mountain; Ashley McGhee, Northern Bedford; Ala More...

SHL Boys Basketball All-Stars Named

The 2009-2010 Sideling HIll League All-Stars for boys basektball have been announced. More...

Features

City To Seek Jail Time For Pit Bull Owner

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita will seek jail time for the owner of three pit bulls that killed a neighbor's dog. Michelle Meier, an assistant city prosecutor, said the city would seek jail time for the pit bulls' owner, Kristi Bakhtiar. More...

Coyotes Not Decimating PA Deer Numbers

It’s a question that has captured the imagination of Keystone State deer hunters and wildlife lovers: Has increased predation on helpless deer fawns by an increasing population of Eastern coyotes resulted in dwindling whitetail numbers across More...

In ‘Open Carry’ States, Guns And Starbucks Mix Uneasily

Starbucks has become something of an unwilling pawn in a growing dispute over gun rights. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

HENSLEY The family of Roger Hensley Sr. wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness, messages of sympathy and visits to the funeral home during our recent loss. More...

Engagement

Rachel DeShong of Mc- Connellsburg is pleased to announce the engagement of her grandson, D.J. Shindle of Greencastle, to Kara Bushman of Spring Run. D.J. is a 2009 graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in business and accounting. More...

HAVFCO Names Alton Tice 2009 Fireman Of The Year

Elner DeShong, Brian Barton receive top honors

Having grown up as part of the Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. extended family, Alton Tice has been a regular fixture at the firehall since he was a small child. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Moves Up Slightly

Ranking still at #66 for January

Although final unemployment rates in Fulton County for December were better than the preliminary rates, the employment picture remains bleak as January’s jobless rates rose by nearly one percentage point from December’s. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth F. Detrich

Mercersburg, 85

Elizabeth F. “Betty” Detrich, 85, Mercersburg, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her home. She was born June 13, 1924, in Fort Loudon, to Harry and Ida (Kann) Faith. She was married to Charles E. “Pete” Detrich Jr. More...

James W. Herbert

Warfordsburg, 68

James William “Lefty” Herbert, 68, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. More...

Patricia W. Snyder

Shippensburg, 80

Patricia W. Snyder, 80, Shippensburg, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Homewood of Martinsburg. Born March 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William Percy Winter and the late Ida L. (Anderson) Winter. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 15, 1990 ’90 In a surprise announcement Monday, it was disclosed that the McConnellsburg IGA Foodliner was sold last week to Riverside More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Inez Eddy and Patty Heshey, March 18; Buzz Carmack, March 20; Bob Keefer, March 21; Kelsey Barclay, 17 on March 20; Melissa Suders, 30 years old on March 12; Tony Mellott and Donna Gress, March 22; Jeff Carmack, March 23; Homer More...

Hustontown

We have really had a stormy and gloomy weekend, but folks said at least it wasn’t snow. This being mid-March, spring is fast approaching. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Dison Myers, Travis Madden, Kevin Brown, Lanny Cornelius, Charlotte Hodge, Cortney Anderson, Morgan Ramsey, Codi Brown, Connie Hann, Ed Scott, Bethany Snyder, Andy Park, Kasey Brown, Matt Shafer, Cara Truax and Joe Pollock. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Revival Revival services will be held April 8, 9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Bedford Chapel Church, 4570 Flickerville Rd, Warfordsburg. Guest speakers will be evangelists Richard and Mary Fox. More...

RECREATION

Exercise The alumni community center gym (old McConnellsburg High School gym) will be open to the public free for walking or any other type of exercising Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. until spring. More...

MEETINGS

Republican Women To Meet Fulton County Council of Republican Women will meet on Thursday, April 8, at 4:45 p.m. at the Fulton County Library. All are welcome to attend. Cemetery Assoc. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Troy Mellott and Jen Griffith of Crestview, Fla., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cayden Edward Mellott. He was delivered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., February 26, 2010, at 7:57 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds and was 18 1/2 inches long. More...

Birth Announced

Brian and Shannon (Garland) Pittman announce the birth of a son, Kaiden Eugene Pittman, January 29, 2010, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. More...