May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers Offer Hands, Hearts For Haiti

Help load sea containers with building, personal supplies

Just a little more than four months after a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti and claimed the lives of more than 225,000 people, Sister Martha Burbulla is preparing to return to the country she was visiting when the devastating quake struck on Janua More...

Waterfall Bank Robber Enters Guilty Plea

A man accused of robbing a northern Fulton County bank earlier this year by handing a teller a handwritten note demanding money and a plastic grocery bag opted to enter a plea this week during formal arraignment proceedings. More...

Local & State

Medical Center, Library Team Up For Storytelling

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care and the Fulton County Library have teamed up for joint storytelling to the delight of the children and residents. More...

Relay For Life Teams Ready To Walk

Cancer fundraiser May 21, 22 at fairgrounds

The American Cancer Society ACS) brings its fight against cancer to the fairgrounds in Mc- Connellsburg this Friday and Saturday at Fulton County’s 16th annual Relay For Life. More...

Pa. Man Sentenced In Fatal Lawmaker Crash Case

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A man acquitted of vehicular homicide in the death of a Pennsylvania lawmaker is free after being sentenced to time already served on other charges. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Leonard Shaw of Hustontown, was taken in the fall of 1968, when Leonard opened his barber shop. More...

20 Years Ago From The Files of May 10, 1990

’90 An incredible show of sympathy and support unfurled in Hustontown on a dreary, rainy afternoon last Sunday as firefighting units from More...

50 Years Ago From The Files Of May 26, 1960

’60 The four county high schools will graduate 105 students this year with 10 at Greenhill; 21 at Forbes Road; 37 at McConnellsburg; and 37 at Warfordsburg. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

MAY 13, 2010

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report State police at the Mc- Connellsburg substation recently released a report detailing criminal and patrol activity that occurred during the month of April in Fulton County. More...

Clothing Reported Missing

Black plastic bags containing clothing were stolen when a 22-year-old Mc- Connellsburg man was moving into his residence at 327 Cooper Lane between midnight on April 25 and 10 p.m. on May 5. More...

Suicide Investigated

State police, McConnellsburg, in conjunction with the Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated a recent death at a Birch Drive, Crystal Spring, residence. More...

Entertainment

FCAVTS Holds Annual Car Show

The Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School Drafting and Design students hosted their eighth Annual Car Show on April 24, 2010. The show took place in the McConnellsburg High School parking lot. More...

Hamlin Sweeps Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Denny Hamlin followed his Nationwide Series win Friday night with his third Cup Series victory of the season in Saturday’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. More...

MHS Musical Was Impossibly Wonderful!

Impossible things did happen on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 15, 16 and 17, as MHS invited the community into the enchanted world of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of “Cinderella.” Full of magic, wonder and th More...

Family

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Pallbearers” by Stephen Cannell (large print), “Chasing Perfect” by Susan Mallery (large print), “Nowhere to Run” by C.J. More...

Annual Kids Fest Held

Families from across the county came out to Hustontown Firehall on Saturday, May 1, for the Local Interagency Coordinating Council’s Kids Fest 2010. More than 150 people showed up to join in a day of no-cost familyoriented fun. More...

Altoona Man Gets House Arrest In $280K Bank Error

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man will spend a year on house arrest and six more on probation for keeping about $280,000 mistakenly deposited into his bank account. More...

Spoonire Convicted Of Selling Drugs

To be sentenced on June 22

Alleged drug dealer Carolyn Marie Spoonire emphatically told a courtroom of onlookers she never sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on two days during the summer of 2009. More...

Central Fulton Proposes Increasing Property Tax

Final budget adoption scheduled for June 8

Faced with potential increases in pension contributions and health insurance premiums, the Central Fulton School Board released a proposal last week to raise the real estate millage rate for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Eichelberger Holds Townhall Meeting Here

Pension fund crisis a hot topic

Even though state budget talks are already under way for the next fiscal year, state legislators have more pressing concerns to address, including the fact the commonwealth is expecting to be hit with a $1.35 billion shortage by next month. More...

Obituaries

Alma K. Garland Hagerstown, 78

Alma Kathaleen Garland, 78, Hagerstown, Md., and a resident of NMS Health Care of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the facility. More...

Lilly R. Knepper Chambersburg, 75

Lilly Rosena “Rosie” Knepper, 75, Chambersburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her home. Born December 5, 1934, in Maddensville, she was one of 12 children born to the late Clifford and Fannie Mae (Wible) Long. More...

Suzanne C. Mellott Southaven, Miss., 45

Suzanne C. Mellott, 45, Southaven, Miss., died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Baptist Desoto Hospital from multisystem organ failure. She was born July 19, 1964, the daughter of Niles and Betty Childers of Southaven, Miss. She was married to Jay A. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Our Town Birthday wishes to LaDawn Hoffman and Morgan Smith, May 14; Brandy Lynch and Judy Strait, May 13; Paula Cook and Jessica Vance May 15; and Brian Shafer, May 18. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Nicholas Watkins, Bon Scott Booher, William Group, Minerva Park, Courteney Shehan, Dan Mellott, Jody Skinner, Travis Wilson, Greg Strait, Chuck Gates, Doris Madden and A.J. Cordell. More...

Hustontown

The weekend was beautiful and great for all mothers to enjoy their special day on Sunday. A large crowd attended the Mother’s Day dinner at Hustontown Firehall. More...

Sports

Baseball

Hancock 8 Southern Fulton 6 Seth Hall lasted six innings on the mound for the Southern Fulton Indians, who fell short Monday night during a two-run loss to Hancock. More...

Softball

McConnellsburg 9 St. Maria Goretti 8 More...

Boys Track & Field

SF, McConnellsburg Place In Championships More...

Community Bulletin Board

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Tuesday: roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, rye bread, cookies. More...

Completes Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Brittany A. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. She is the daughter of Melissa Farley of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and sister of Tyler Buterbaugh, McConnellsburg. More...

RELIGION

Pickin’ And Praisin’ It is pickin’ and praisin’ time at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church. The annual event will be held Saturday, June 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. More...

Features

Cards Of Thanks

HORTON I wish to thank my family and friends for their prayers, food, cards, phone calls, flowers and acts of kindness everyone has given to me. More...

Legion Auxiliary Holds Awards Ceremony

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 held its awards ceremony at the American Legion in Mc- Connellsburg on May 12. More...

Lettuce Recall Doesn’t Hide Progress On Food Safety

The recall of romaine lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco names across the U.S. points to the need for better food safety regulations and new legislation, but it is also focusing attention on America’s strong record. More...

Church News

Memorial Service At Tonoloway May 16

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association holds its annual memorial service this Sunday, May 16, at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg, Pa. More...

Unity Music Festival To Be Held

The Unity Music Festival will return this year to the Farm of Peace in Warfordsburg with three days of music, camping, community and unity scheduled for June 11 through June 13. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: John David Lambert II, 34, Needmore, and Amanda Elizabeth Barnhart, 23, Needmore. More...