April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Plane To Aid In Firefighting Efforts

SEAT airplane goes into service locally March 27

Bureau of Forestry employees are strongly urging county residents to temporarily delay any outdoor burning in hopes their cautious outlook and proactive stance will not only save precious woodland but also keep them from falling back on utilizing an More...

Library Corner

New fiction includes “The Brutal Telling” by Louise Penny (large print), “The Morning Show Murders” by Al Roker (large print), “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans, “The Pallbearers” by Stephen J. More...

Crash Sends SUV Into PA News Building, Killing Two

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania traffic accident sent a sport utility vehicle crashing into the front of a newspaper building, which collapsed onto the vehicle and killed two people. More...

Thomas Joins Membership Of American Angus Association

Steve Thomas, Wells Tannery, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo. More...

New Historical Society Book

The latest in the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual book series was mailed last week to all members. More...

MES Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so each month a different character trait is worked on. More...

FCMC Auxiliary News

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary has been very busy during the last several months. A bake and soup sale was held on February 12 and a general membership meeting took place on March 1. More...

PennDOT Reminds Customers Of Easy Online Organ Donor Registration

April is National Donate Life Month

With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT reminds driver’s license and identification card holders they can help another person live a fuller and longer life by registering online as an organ donor. More...

MES Art Show Winners

The 2010 McConnellsburg Elementary School Art Show was recently held and the winners are as follows: Grade one: first - Madison Queeney; second - Xavier Buterbaugh; third - Zeb Henry; honorable mention - Morgan Buterbaugh, Tynasha Fisher and Randi More...

Two Minors Cited In Western PA Crash That Killed Three

MEYERSDALE, Pa. More...

Celebrate National Arbor Day

The ideal way to celebrate National Arbor Day is to plant trees, and the Arbor Day Foundation wants people all across America to participate. More...

Carjackers Foiled By Stick Shift

FOUNTAIN HILL, Pa. (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say two men tried to rob and carjack a pizza delivery driver but were defeated by the vehicle’s standard transmission. More...

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...

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...

County Acknowledges Child Abuse Prevention Month

Sign proclamations in support of events

County Human Services Director Jean Snyder and Elen Ott, executive director of the Fulton County Center for Families, reviewed their plans with the Fulton County commissioners this week to host a conference on April 12, during which a top state offi More...

Voice Of Democracy Essay Contest Winners Announced At Annual Banquet

The winners of the Voice of Democracy essay contest for the three county schools were presented checks for $500 by the VFW Post 655 at the annual banquet held March 28. Pictured above are Post Cmdr. More...

Judge Meyers Presides Over Court Session

Judge Shawn Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, March 16, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, peas and onions, wheat bread, tropical fruit. Tuesday: country fried steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, brownie. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following: Trout season opens at Cowans Gap More...

Ultralight Crashes Into Tree In Valley Forge Park

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) – An ultralight pilot has been rescued nearly two hours after he crashed into a tree in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. More...

Feds: Man Turned $5 Bills Into $100s In Scheme

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) Federal investigators say two eastern Pennsylvania men took part in a $70,000 counterfeiting operation that turned $5 bills into $100 bills. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Breakfast Menu Monday, April 12: pancakes. Tuesday, April 13: bagel. Wednesday, April 14: french toast sticks. Thursday, April 15: breakfast pizza. Friday, April 16: soft pretzel w/cheese. High School Lunch More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 29 Slaughter cattle: high choice and prime 2-3, 1354- 1556 lbs., $93.50 to $96.50; choice 2-3, 1112-1504 lbs., $89.50 to $93.50; select 1-3, 1116-1410 lbs., $84.50 to $86.50; standard 1-2, 1018- 1180 lbs., $81 to $83. More...

Man Charged With Bilking Women Met On Dating Sites

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say a man bilked two women out of thousands of dollars after meeting them on Internet dating sites. More...

Graduates

Sarah Marie Keefer of Needmore graduated summa cum laude with highest honors from Shippensburg University on February 27, 2010, with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a concentration in special education. More...

Arrest Made In Pa. Attempted Rape, Beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in Philadelphia have made an arrest in the attempted rape and fatal beating of a woman behind a city deli. More...