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County Technology Improvements Discussed

Contract to utilize Fulton Theatre extended

The Fulton County commissioners reviewed and gave a nod of approval Tuesday to technological improvements needed in connection with the relocation of several county offices. More...

Driveway Work Requires Permit

PennDOT reminds property owners that if they are planning to make property improvements that include constructing or altering a driveway that connects to a state highway, they must first obtain a highway occupancy permit. More...

Local & State

Ex-Judge To Plead Guilty In Kickback Scheme

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – One of two former Pennsylvania judges accused of taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send youth offenders to private profit-making detention facilities has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering More...

Forestry Staff Remembers Waltz

Tree dedication held Wednesday

Bureau of Forestry employees from across the commonwealth took time to pay homage to the late Merl Waltz during a special tree planting and dedication service atop Sideling Hill Mountain last week. More...

Tom Conners Mounts Write-In Campaign For 9th District Seat

Tom Conners, former general manager of WTAJ-TV in Altoona, announced his candidacy for Congress from the 9th District, Tuesday, April 27, before a crowd of supporters at the courthouse in Hollidaysburg, Blair County. More...

Letters

Thanks To Make A Difference Day Flower Crew

To The Editor: I would like to offer a special thank-you to the work crew who labored hard and efficiently on the raised garden boxes that were assembled and installed at the Mountain View Apartments, the Hann Apartments and the Food Basket in Mc- More...

Reader Urges Getting Informed About Lyme Disease

To The Editor: It’s tick season again! We are all outside more now and will be doing more outside than before. Please don’t be fooled into thinking that you have to go into the woods to get bitten by deer ticks. More...

Police Reports

March 30, April 13, 20, 26 Court Sessions Held

Judges Shawn D. More...

Drug Charges Filed

David Wayne Thomas, 23, of McConnellsburg was arrested and charged with drug violations in connection with a traffic stop at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Sixth Street in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. More...

Cited For DUI

Michael Joseph Mellott of Needmore was charged by police in Antrim Township, Franklin County, after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a utility pole and attempted to flee the scene last Monday. More...

Entertainment

Kyle Busch Outruns Gordon

RICHMOND, Va – Kyle Busch dominated the Crown Royal 400 but had to rally late to win Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. More...

Cove Mountain 4-H Club Holds Meeting

Cove Mountain 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on April 15, 2010. The club held a sausage sale and sold a total of 830 pounds of sausage. The profit from the sausage sale was $755.30. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Riordan James Herwald Huegel, 25, Washington, D.C., and Allison Leigh Gross, 38, Washington, D.C. Thomas M. More...

Features

One Farmer Acts To Save Environment From Factory Farms

Lynn Henning doesn’t look much like the stereotypical environmental activist. She has no visible piercings, and neither hemp nor Birkenstocks feature heavily in her wardrobe. More...

The Potting Shed

Accentuate The Positive For Growing Vegetables

Short on space and sun; don’t let that stop you from growing vegetables. More...

Oil Spill: Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Holds Big Liabilities For BP

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill means large financial costs for BP – and potentially for other firms that had a role in failure of the deepwater rig. More...

Church News

Swopes Receive Church Award

Rev. and Mrs. Watson Swope recently received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Gracepointe Church of the Nazarene in Loganville, Ga. 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...

PennDOT Hosts Outreach Meeting Here

State, county and township officials on hand to hear progress update

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials representing both the county and district level hosted a local transportation outreach meeting Friday afternoon to educate the public on ongoing and upcoming projects, proposed infrastructure impro More...

Route 915 Targeted For Beautification Project

Forest rangers patrolling for individuals scattering rubbish, dumping waste on roadways

Buchanan State Forest rangers Greg Eitner and Shawn Lynn undoubtedly have their work cut out for them. More...

Paving Completed At Lions Club Park

The McConnellsburg Lions Community Park continued to improve last week as P&W Excavating paved handicapped parking areas, handicap access trails and the Arthur and Ruth Schmidt Community Walking Track More...

Truax Takes Stage At Susquehanna University

Kevin Truax of Needmore performed in Susquehanna University’s spring theatre production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by the Department of Theatre in the Degenstein Theater from April 22 – 25. More...

Obituaries

John T. Carbaugh Big Cove Tannery, 83

John Thomas Carbaugh, 83, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born July 19, 1926, in Mercersburg, the son of the late John and Ethel (Seville) Carbaugh. He was married to Ruth M. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 3, 1990 ’90 A routine work detail for members of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. on May 1, turned to tragedy when three company members More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 1, 1980 ’80 State Secretary of Education Robert Scanlon visited two school districts in Fulton County last Thursday, but he offered little hope concerning More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 14, 1970 ’70 There’s a lot of action at the Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club. The golf course is being groomed so it will continue to be high in quality. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Ondraya Waite celebrated her first birthday with family and friends on Sunday at Green Hill Sewing Club. Her birthday is May 4. She is the daughter of Chris Waite and Ricki Gelvin. More...

Hustontown

The area was treated with thunderstorms on Sunday evening. Sorry to hear Simon Mellott had the misfortune of being injured in a mowing accident. We send speedy recovery wishes to him. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Lacey Anderson, Addie Barnett, Luke Reynolds, Patti Grissinger, Beth Clark, Rick Grissinger, Earl Martin, Katherine Hollibaugh, Ryan Grissinger, Barb Swope and Pam Cornelius. More...

Sports

Baseball

Chestnut Ridge 9 Forbes Road 8 More...

Softball

Mercersburg Academy 13 McConnellsburg 1 McConnellsburg Lady Spartan Casey Pollock tallied one hit last Friday evening for her team during a big 13-1 loss to Mercersburg Academy. More...

Girl Track & Field

Berlin 100.5 McConnellsburg 49.5 More...

Community Bulletin Board

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, May 10: pretzel and cheese, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, May 11: scrambled eggs, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Bags Gobbler

Eight-year-old Colby Hunter Whiteside took advantage of his first Mentored Youth spring turkey hunt in Brush Creek Township on Saturday, April 24. More...

FCCCS Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2009-2010 school year. Students are required to maintain a 92 percent or higher in all subjects to be placed on the high honor roll. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Tyler Lake and Alicia Martz announce the birth of a son, Mason Eugene Lake, Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: kielbasa, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, roll, apple crisp. Tuesday: Swedish meatballs, lima beans, noodles, white bread, tropical fruit. More...

Inducted Into Honor Society

Stephanie Robinson, a sophomore business-financial and marketing double major from McConnellsburg, was inducted into the Lycoming College chapter of the national collegiate honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. More...