May 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Southern Fulton Proposes .63 Mill Increase

Board to adopt budget on June 15

Southern Fulton School Board recorded one vote of dissension on both the tentative budget as well as the proposed hike in the real estate tax rate last Tuesday in the minutes prior to adjourning its meeting at midnight. More...

Local & State

County Memorial Day Services Monday

Observances at Union Cemeter y, courthouse, elsewhere

A colonel in the United States Army is scheduled to give the Memorial Day address at a Monday morning observance at Union Cemetery in Ayr Township. More...

Jailhouse Addition Demolished

Contractors demolished the west portion of the Fulton County Jail this week. Although the historic jail was constructed in 1852, the section being demolished was not built until later. More...

Naugle, Wertman Appear For Preliminary Hearings Monday

Charges bound over for Court of Common Pleas

A McConnellsburg man admitted to setting fire to an occupied trailer and also implicated his child’s grandmother in the blaze that occurred near Knobsville while testifying Monday during Fulton County Central Court. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Devonna Skiles, May 22; Mildred Yaukey, May 28; Makayley Shafer, 2 years old on May 28; Garry Milelr Sr., Sue Price, Deb Deshong and Maggie Riggs, May 29; Jill Doyle, Jeff Glenn and Jeff Doyle, May 30; Jesse Gordon, June 1; Lucas More...

Hustontown

The weekend was nice until the rain moved in, but sounds as if warm temperatures are about to appear later this week. Sorry to hear Nellie Shotts had the misfortune of breaking a hip. We send speedy recovery wishes her way. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Mamie Streightiff, Rowdy Grissinger, Brittany Yoder, Patsy Mellott, Rebecca Watkins, Garrett Stevens, Nathan Keebaugh, Dylan Anderson, Terisha Mitchell, Brian Gahagan, Tammy Fraker, Zachary Fleck and Dan Reynolds. More...

Sports

Softball

So. Fulton 21 Forbes Road 3 More...

Baseball

Fannett-Metal 13 Forbes Road 3 More...

Banks Captures Two District Golds

McConnellsburg’s Lucas Banks qualified for the PIAA state track meet this weekend at Shippensburg University in the discus and shot put. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Historical Observance On Sunday, May 30, at the 11 a.m. worship service of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, the congregation will observe the deeding of land to the church by Daniel and Mary McConnell in May of 1798. More...

RECREATION

Bluegrass Festival The second annual bluegrass festival will be held June 19 at the Artemas Community Park, located behind the American Legion on Big Creek Road, 12 miles south of Clearville. More...

MEETINGS

Scout Meeting Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg. It is open to all boys 11-18 years of age. Monetary donations and help will be accepted. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

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

Cards Of Thanks

CUNNINGHAM I want to thank my friends, family and Giant coworkers for the gifts, flowers, visits, cards and calls during my recovery from surgery. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated. Devon Cunningham LANE More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: chili mac, tossed salad, applesauce, rye bread, cookies. Wednesday: grilled chicken salad, cottage cheese, wheat bread, pineapple. More...

Craig E. Paylor Retires From JLG Industries

Wilson Jones named new president

STAFF WRITER In an announcement that surprised employees and the community Tuesday morning, access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries said President Craig E. Paylor would retire from the company effective July 1. More...

Relay For Life Raises $27,000 For ACS

Survivors, supporters walk at fundraiser

Friday and Saturday’s 16th annual Relay For Life event at the county fairgrounds managed to net $27,192 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in spite of the economic challenges facing many here. More...

Obituaries

Officials Mull OK For Solar Array On Pa. Farmland

Farmland QUARRYVILLE, Pa. More...

Esta M. Barton

Warfordsburg, 83 Esta Marie Barton, 83, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born January 23, 1927, in Plum Run, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ephriam and Mary Brannon Everts and the widow of George C. More...

Omert E. Hann

Harrisburg, 98 Omert E. Hann, 98, Harrisburg, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Frey Village, Middletown. He was born in Saluvia, Pa., and was the son of the late Edgar C. and Bertha J. Newman Hann. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 24, 1990 ’90 McConnellsburg and surrounding communities will hold Memorial Day services at Union Cemetery on Monday, sponsored by the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files of May 22, 1980 ’80 Tom Johnston of McLaughlin’s Drug Store was on a hunting trip to Ontario last week and came home acting like the Great White Hunter. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 4, 1970 ’70 The Glen-Nel Hotel at the corner of Lincoln Way East and South Third Street in Mc- Connellsburg changed ownership this week when Robert E. Earley and his wife, Caroline M. More...

Police Reports

Young Female Chief Faces Off With Pa. Trooper

MOUNT JEWETT, Pa. (AP) – Nataliya Miroslavna has a reputation for writing lots of speeding tickets, but it’s a ticket the young police chief was given by a state police trooper that has the town’s 1,070 residents buzzing. More...

Passenger Injured

The passenger in a northbound 1985 Chevrolet Silverado sustained minor injuries on Tuesday, May 18, when it struck a tree at 7:13 a.m. More...

DUI Suspect Charged With Smashing Officer’s Bike

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly ran over an officer’s bike while fleeing a traffic stop. More...

Entertainment

Lifters Compete

Three lifters from Bucks Body Shop lifted in the bench press and deadlift competition at the YMCA in Burnham, Pa., on Saturday May, 15. All three lifters earned first place in both lifts, with two lifters obtaining personal best lifts. More...

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores Mark Smith ended his winless slump at Williams Grove Speedway with a win in Friday night’s 410 Sprint car feature. More...

Rasp Wins At Path Valley

By Rob Keller With the 2010 season reaching the last month of spring and the temperatures rising, the on-track excitement has also been on the rise. More...

Features

PA’s Hiking Week Again Showcasing State’s Trails, Walkways

Goal of 100 hikes set for statewide event

Amid Pennsylvania’s bountiful outdoors, hikers again will be picking their pace and path when Hiking Week 2010 steps off Saturday, May 29, offering participants at least 100 organized hikes across the state. More...

Tree Farm Now Belongs To Pa.

Two-year effort to preserve 2,500 acres at Michaux State Forest complete

The Conservation Fund announced on Monday the transfer of the 2,500-acre Tree Farm #1 property in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), completing a two-year partnership invo More...

Searching For Unclaimed Money? It’s Easier Than It Used To Be

News reports that Americans are owed $33 billion or more in “unclaimed money” conjure up images of lotterystyle windfalls. More...

Church News

Reign Song To Appear

Reign Song will be appearing at Fairview United Methodist Church on North Hess Road, north of Hustontown, Sunday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. More...

Special Historical Observance

On Sunday, May 30, at the 11 a.m. worship service of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, the congregation will observe the deeding of land to the church by Daniel and Mary McConnell in May of 1798. More...

Special Services

Damascus Cemetery Association will hold its annual memorial services at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. Rev. Duane Jensen and the Praise Team of Hancock Methodist Church will provide the message and special music. More...