April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Szwydek Memorial 5K Run A Success

Plans under way for second annual event in 2011

Having received overwhelming support from the community during the first-ever Szwydek Memorial 5K run/walk held earlier this month, organizers are already taking steps to ensure that the 2011 event is not only successful in honoring the memory of fa More...

Local & State

Gem Bridge Replacement Under Way

Work has begun on the replacement of Gem Bridge on Route 522 south between Big Cove Tannery and Needmore. More...

Application Period Open For Firefighters Grant Program

Congressman Bill Shuster is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security has released grant guidance and application materials for the FY2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. More...

PennDOT To Conduct 2010 Outreach Session In Fulton County

An individual Transportation Outreach meeting has been scheduled by PennDOT’s Engineering District 9 for each of the six counties that make up the district. More...

Letters

School Districts Can Reap Savings On Healthcare

To The Editor: More...

Christian Community Keeps Semper Fi Memorial Alive

To The Editor: More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART Thanks to the community who supported my Dad, Gary Barnhart, with donations to help with his surgery. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Dr. Jack Steele and staff held a retirement dinner for Cheryl Wible recently at the Union Hotel in Eve-rett. She retired after 35 years as a dental assistant and receptionist. Simon Mellott remains a patient in Altoona Hospital at this time. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson, Angela Centi, April Grissinger, Richelle Grissinger and Caleigh Clark. More...

Hustontown

April showers were floating around on Sunday, with some areas getting hail. Clear Ridge Church folks will be having a yard sale and food for sale at the community building on Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7, at 8:00 a.m. More...

Sports

Boys Track & Field

McConnellsburg 84, West Branch 64 McConnellsburg 92, Tussey Mountain 57 More...

Girls Track & Field

McConnellsburg 75, West Branch 74 McConnellsburg 98, Tussey Mountain 50 More...

Baseball

Fannett-Metal 14 McConnellsburg 3 More...

Features

Understand Ovarian Cysts

Many women have ovarian cysts – fluid- or tissuefilled growths that form on the ovary. Ovarian cysts are usually noncancerous and most remain small in size, cause mild symptoms if any at all, or simply go away on their own. More...

Church News

Returned Child Spotlights International Adoption Problems

The case of Torry Hansen – the Tennessee mother who sent her 7-year-old adopted Russian child back to Moscow claiming he had severe psychological problems – is turning into a test for the international adoption vetting process. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, Freeman Snair, Pastor. Sunday School service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Amberson United Methodist Church, Pastor Ed Sharpe. Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. More...

Schools Brace For Deep Cuts

The economy may be on the mend, but signs of decline still dominate in America’s public schools as they plan their budgets for next year: Thousands of teachers once again brace for pinkslip season; more students will sit elbow-to-elbow in crow More...

Ayr Reviews Sewage Expansion Plan

Discusses upcoming paving jobs, Census 2010 return rate

The Ayr Township supervisors reviewed plans for the Mc- Connellsburg Sewerage Authority’s facility upgrade at their regular meeting on Monday evening, but withheld final approval pending further permitting. More...

Southern Fulton OKs Feasibility Study

Hires architectural firm at tentative cost of $4,500; hires elementary principal

The majority of the Southern Fulton School Board was agreeable last week to selecting an architectural firm that will complete a feasibility study outlining current and future building needs, suggestions for alleviating ongoing space constraints and More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Gladfelter Wellsville, 88

Ruth E. (Hess) Gladfelter, 88, Wellsville, Pa., died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Luther E. Gladfelter, who died in September 1994. More...

Clarence A. Truax Jr. McConnellsburg, 76

Clarence A. Truax Jr., 76, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center. Born in McConnellsburg June 13, 1933, he was the son of the late Clarence Albert Truax Sr. and Georgie Ellen (Knable) Truax. More...

Ellis W. Van Horn Jr. Martinsburg, 90

Ellis William “Bill” Van Horn Jr., 90, Martinsburg, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, April 19, 2010, in his home at the Homewood Retirement Community in Martinsburg, after a brief illness. More...

From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 8, 1930 ’30 Deaths: Samuel McClain of near Frederick; Charles McCurdy of near McConnellsburg; Jesse O. McCain of Coles Valley, Huntingdon County. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 26, 1990 ’90 An Illinois trucker was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday, April 18, at a farm off the More...

30 Years Ago

’80 Fulton countians voiced their preferences for Jimmy Carter as the Democratic choice and Ronald Reagan as the Republican choice for More...

Police Reports

Theft Reported

A 33-year-old Waterfall area woman who is employed at McDonald’s restaurant reported to state police an unknown individual stole $50 from her purse located in the employee breakroom on Tuesday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Harassment Charge Filed

Frankie A. Mills, 49, of Warfordsburg was charged with harassment through Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson. More...

Driver Flees Scene

Twenty-one-year-old John E. Thomas of Hopewell reportedly fled the scene of a motorcycle accident along Route 30 in Licking Creek Township on Friday, April 16. More...

Community Bulletin Board

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, May 3: hamburger or hot dog, potato rounds, carrots, applesauce. Tuesday, May 4: rigatoni/ spaghetti with meat sauce, cheese sticks, pears. Wednesday, May 5: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple. More...

RELIGION

National Day Of Prayer National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 6. There will be an informal prayer gathering held on the courthouse lawn in McConnellsburg at noon. More...

RECREATION

Football/Cheerleading Registration Youth football and cheerleading registration for Fulton County Cowboys for ages 5-12 will be held Sunday, May 16, June 27 and July 18, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More...

Family

Celebrates Fifth

Makena Carbaugh celebrated her fifth birthday April 29. She celebrated on Sturday at a party with family and friends. She is the daughter of Laci Carbaugh. More...

School Retirees Meet

Fulton County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) was host to Region IV, which encompasses 10 counties in southcentral Pennsylvania. Close to 100 retired school employees met at the Needmore Bible Church April 20. More...

Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The children and grandchildren of Calvin and Cheryl Barton held a surprise 40th anniversary party March 20 in their honor at Needmore Firehall. Relatives and friends were in attendance. More...