March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Central Fulton Board Holds Brief Meeting

Members of the Central Fulton School Board gathered briefly last Tuesday evening, discussing several matters involving student achievement, retirements and upcoming events. More...

Area Farmers Discuss Issues In Washington

A delegation of farmers representing the Fulton County Farm Bureau, along with several hundred other Farm Bureau members, converged on Washington, D.C., March 10-11, 2010, as part of a two-day National Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Pennsy More...

2010 Emergency Services Workshop Set For March 24

State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. More...

Attains Dean’s List

California University of Pennsylvania has named Nicole Price to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester. She is a freshman studying elementary education and music. More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over Feb. 23 Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 23. More...

Library To Hold Teen Night

Calling All Teens!!! Bored? Looking for something fun to do? Come to the Fulton County Library’s Teen Night! More...

Legion Auxiliary Meets

On March 10, 2010 at 7pm the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 meeting was called to order. There were eight members present. Donations were made to Camp Cadet and St. Jude Children's Hospital. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Worst Case” by James Patterson (large print), “The Apple Turnover Murder” by Joanne Fluke (large print), “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel (large print), “Days of Go More...

Kruno Gypsy Jazz Ensemble Brings Hot Sound To Wilson College

By fusing Eastern European folk traditions and Django swing, the Kruno Gypsy Jazz Ensemble has created a new brand of music that mesmerizes audiences with its sweet Balkan melodies, romantic songs and hot Gypsy jazz. More...

Judge To Rule Later On ‘Adult’ Hearing For Pa. Boy

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania judge says he’ll decide by April 1 whether to try as an adult a boy who allegedly killed his father’s pregnant fiancee. More...

McCbg. Sixth-Grade Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Sixth-graders at McConnellsburg Middle School learned about Chinese New Year with a visit from Zong Chaonan (Nico), a senior at McConnellsburg High School. More...

FR Math Winners

Recently the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Forbes Road Elementary participated in a PA Math League competition. More...

Scenes From Elvey’s Flower Shop Fire

A mainstay in the village of Knobsville since the mid-1940s, Elvey's Flowers & Greenhouses was ravaged by a devastating fire last Wednesday morning. More...

Allentown Man Charged With Strangling Sister-In-Law

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a man has been charged with killing his sister-in-law. More...

Need Exists To Restock Fish And Fishermen

ASPERS, Pa. (AP) – On a stone bridge beyond craggy orchard rows and just past a clapboard house where a dog lazed on the front lawn, over from a pond wrinkling in March winds, you’ll find a creek. More...

Farm Bureau Celebrates National Ag Day

American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. that’s the message of national Ag Day, which is celebrated March 20, 2010. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, March 22: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, March 23: scrambled eggs, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Fletcher Completes Training

Adriel F. Fletcher, who was assigned to 3rd Battlion, 60th Infantry Regiment, was honored in a military ceremony at fort Jackson, S.C. More...

ACS Daffodil Days 2010 Begins

Give daffodils, give hope

A new season of hope has arrived in Fulton County, thanks for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, which began on Monday, March 15, 2010. More...

Friends Of Legal Services To Hold Annual Book Sale

Thousands and thousands of books have already poured in in response to the book drive for the 26th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale, reports Carolyn Carter, a volunteer with the organization. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, juice, cookies. Tuesday: tuna salad, carrots and celery, ranch dip, potato soup, pita pocket, jello. More...

FCMC Foundation Board Meets

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

Cheryl Brown Joins Hospice Of Washington Co.

Cheryl A. Brown, professional fundraiser and former director of community relations & development for Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) joined the team of Hospice of Washington County on February 1 of this year. More...

County Receives Update On Building Leak

The Fulton County commissioners received an update on the cause of a water leak over the weekend and the resulting damage at the Neighborhood Service Center. More...

FCCCS Students Celebrate Read Across America

Elementary students at the Fulton County Community Christian School celebrated Read Across America in recognition of Dr. More...

Elderly Pa. Couple’s Death Ruled Murder-Suicide

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania have ruled the shooting deaths of an elderly couple a murder-suicide. More...

County Chorus Festival Held At MHS

Two hundred fifty students from nine school districts in Franklin and Fulton counties took part in the Franklin-Fulton County Music Educators’ County Chorus Festival March 5 and March 6 at McCon More...

Convicted Dog ‘Rescuer’ Trespasses On Pa. Land

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) – A selfdescribed dog “rescuer’’ will be cited for trespassing on a central Pennsylvania couple’s property after she took video of chained up dogs that were later seized by humane officials. More...

SFHS Ensemble To Hold Invitational Concert

The second annual SFHS Ensemble Invitational concert will be held at Southern Fulton High School on Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

New Exhibition: “Reflections" at Arts Council

The Council for the Arts announces the opening of a new exhibition – “Reflections” – by local artists beginning April 9 through May 15 at the Arts Council’s Kaleidoscope Gallery in Chambersburg. More...

Lawmaker Proposes Redirecting Pa. Flood Tax Money

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Nearly 75 years after the 1936 flood in Johnstown, a tax on alcohol that bears the name of the disaster still sends millions annually into state coffers. More...

Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power In SE Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Blustery winds and drenching rains brought power and transportation problems to Pennsylvania as well as a few evacuations, but the commonwealth was spared the brunt of the storm as widespread flooding feared did not materia More...

Pa.’s ‘Tea Party’ Finding Strength In Independence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some day it might be remembered as the Tea Party primary. More...

Pa. Highway Deaths Decline To Record Low

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Officer Dragged In Stop Of Pa. Murder Victim’s SUV

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia police officer was injured trying to stop the driver of a sport utility vehicle belonging to a suburban man found dead in his living room. More...

Cardio-Pulmonary Patients Donate to Food Basket

Harry Lee Garland, president of the board of the Fulton County Food Basket, accepted a check totaling $273.50 from the patients at Fulton County Medical Center Cardiac Rehab gym. More...

MHS Odyssey Team Captures Regional Championship

On Saturday, March 13, the McConnellsburg Odyssey of the Mind team traveled to Millersville University to compete in the regional competition. More...

Serving Others: River Oaks Helpline

River Oaks Helpline is a nonprofit Christian crisis counseling/ prayer line. It’s a free, confidential help-line/prayer line that anyone can call to find help for spiritual, emotional or physical needs. The helpline started December 1, 2007. More...

Satterley To Lead JLG Asian Sales, Marketing, Customer Support

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corp.company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopicmaterial handlers, announced last Thursday the appointment of Andrew Satterley to vice president – sales, marketing and customer sup More...

Enlists In Navy

Mark A. Lutz, son of Helen M. and Mark W. Lutz of Burnt Cabins, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh, Pa. More...