April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Brambley Completes Iditarod Trail Teacher Program

Armed with guitar, laptop and a curiosity for learning, Herb Brambley spends month in Alaska

Herb Brambley’s background boasts a life of adventure. He’s been employed in a variety of avenues ranging from a tool and die maker to farrier and blacksmith. More...

Local & State

Single-payer Healthcare Advocates To Meet Here

Summit set for this Friday at 6 p.m.

The regional and national leadership of Progressive Democrats of America will be in Pittsburgh this week to begin a series of events to support a state improved- Medicare-for-all, single-payer healthcare system. More...

Sweets Trap Big Bear

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials used bacon fat as well as leftover cookies and coconut cake to trap this 500-plus-pound plus black bear at the Log Cabin Road, Fort Littleton area home of Harry More...

County’s Jobless Rate Keeps Inching Up

Ranking still at #66 for February

Although final unemployment rates in Fulton County for January were better than the preliminary rates, the employment picture remains bleak as February’s jobless rates rose by four-tenths of a percentage point from January’s. More...

Letters

Rural Road Safety Week April 18-24

To The Editor: The Fulton County Farm Bureau will be observing Rural Road Safety Week April 18-24. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Wanda Souders, Guy Truax and Terri McGarvey Blumenthal, April 7; Michele Hill and Sue Sipes, April 7; Rachael Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; Matt Hill, April 12; Carolyn Thomas and Mary Sipes, April 13 More...

Hustontown

The weather was really great for the Easter weekend. Lots of folks were out to Sunrise services at Center United Methodist Church on Sunday morning and also enjoyed a nice breakfast served by the church folks of Center and Clear Ridge churches. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cindy Edgin, Mark Brown, Lauryn Barnett, Megan Barnett, Christina Myers, Nathan Patterson, Tim Cutshall, Amy Patterson, Brian Fraker and Destinie Ramsey. 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

Car Show The Fulton County Area Vo-Tech Drafting and Design Department will be having its annual car show at the McConnellsburg High School parking lot on April 24, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration is from 8-11 a.m. More...

MEETINGS

MHS Soccer Booster Meeting McConnellsburg boys soccer boosters will be meeting April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Mr. McKelvey’s room of the high school. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Ester M. Palmer celebrated her second birthday on December 22, 2009. She is the daughter of Miriam and James Palmer of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Birth Announced

James and Miriam Palmer of McConnellsburg are proud to announce the birth of their second child, a son, Samuel James, born December 11, 2009, at 1:06 p.m. He was delivered at Waynesboro Hospital with the assistance of Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Marriage License

James H. Ericson Jr., 48, Needmore, and Susan B. Miller, 50, Berkeley Springs, W. Va., applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Easter Eggs To Dye For

The women and children of the Lutheran charge oversaw the dipping, dyeing and decorating of an estimated 1,000 hardboiled eggs last Thursday evening at the McConnellsburg Lutheran Church. More...

Two Jailed In Todd Township Arson Case

January trailer fire solved

Two McConnellsburg area residents were charged this week in connection with an intentional blaze that severely damaged a mobile home earlier this year. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Trooper M.B. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn I. Bitner

Waynesboro, 84

Evelyn I. Bitner, 84 Waynesboro, Pa., died at 1:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Chambersburg Hospital. She had been in declining health the past several months and critically ill the last two weeks. More...

Gary E. Brown

Imler, 57

Gary Eugene Brown, 57, Imler, died after fighting a long, courageous battle with cancer on Friday, April 2, 2010, surrounded by his loving family at home. More...

Mary R. Carnell

Carlisle, 85

Mary Richards “Nana,” Carnell 85, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center, with her family at her side. She was a resident of Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle. She had lived in St. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 5, 1990 ’90 Open house visitors poured through the doors Saturday night as former store owner Ray Koontz was given the honor of cutting the official More...

Last Week’s Jogger Identified

Betty Helman Dick of Big Cove Tannery, Paul Wagner of Hustontown, and Juanita Melius Hockensmith of Harrisonville, all members of the 1940 Class of Hustontown High School (featured in last week’ More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Hustontown Man Faces Charges Thirty-three-year-old William S. Chilcote of Hustontown will be charged by state police in Huntingdon as a result of an incident along Route 913 in Wood Township. The 1:40 a.m. More...

Sports

Harvick Wins With Two Tires

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kevin Harvick won the Nashville 300, his second Nationwide win of the season, by taking only two tires late in the race, while most other teams took on four. More...

Baseball

McConnellsburg 10 Shade 4 More...

Southern Fulton 1 Tussey Mountain 0 More...

Features

Is Any Work Better Than No Work?

Roberta Hanson of North Haven, Conn., had been searching for work for 22 months when she landed a part-time job weekend afternoons and nights for a nearby municipal parks and recreation department. More...

Possible Panda Pregnancy In D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists at the National Zoo in Washington have detected rising hormone levels in the zoo’s female giant panda, which indicated she could be pregnant. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

SPROWL I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my friends and neighbors for the cards, calls and visits during my recovery from recent surgery. Your well wishes and prayers have been good medicine. More...