June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Salute To Fallen Comrades

Kay McBeath, World War II U.S. Army veteran, salutes the memorial wreath at Union Cemetery during Memorial Day services held on Monday. More...

Local & State

Special Services Held At St. Paul’s UCC

A special service was held Sunday, May 30, commemorating the anniversary of the signing of the deed by Daniel McConnell and his wife, Mary, to the Reformed Church on May 26, 1798, deeding lots 40 and 41 to the congregation while laying out the town More...

County Stormwater Planning Ordinance Questioned

Approval of countywide plan set for June 28

A builder from southern Fulton County took the opportunity on Tuesday morning to publicly air his concerns regarding the proposed ordinance drafted in conjunction with the ongoing countywide stormwater planning project. More...

Unemployment Down

Although unemployment rates in Fulton County for April continue to drop, the decrease was still not enough to move the county out of the next-to-last highest unemployment rate in the state. More...

Letters

Cards Of Thanks

JOHNS A special thanks to Randy Bunch and his crew, Lance and Jessie, for the installation of wheelchair ramp at our home. We are truly grateful for the work that was done. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Bonnie and Bill O’Connell, Gina Lake and Bailey Orange, and Richard, Kathy and Melissa lake visited Jeff, Dot, Aaron and Kyle Lake in Madison, Ala., last week. More...

Hustontown

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer Memorial Day weekend. The weather was great. A nice crowd attended the services at Fairview United Methodist Church on Sunday evening. The program was by Stacey and Gene Cooper from Chatanooga, Tenn. More...

Sports

Sideling Hill Baseball All-Stars

Pictured above, front row, left, are the 2010 Sideling Hill League Baseball All-Stars: Logan Runk, (F-M), Zach Morrow, (Tussey Mountain), Jordan Higgins, (F-M), Dane Diehl, (Tussey Mountain), Jake Ste More...

Sideling Hill Softball All-Stars

Pictured above are the 2010 Sideling Hill Softball All-Stars. More...

Racing Roundup

The fourth annual Keystone Cup Sprint Series is now history and Daryn Pittman, and the Heffner Racing enterprises team dominated the week to bring home the championship. More...

Family

Graduates

Amanda Keefer of Mc- Connellsburg graduated cum laude with an associate’s degree in business administration from Allegany College of Maryland on May 15, 2010. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Heather Hilbert of Fort Littleton, a freshman mass communications major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. More...

Graduates

Nikole Gelvin, daughter of Pamela Calhoun Gelvin, Dennis Drenning and the late Brian Mark Gelvin, graduated with an associate’s degree of science-nursing from Penn State University on May 8, 2010. More...

Trail, Amphitheater Honor Late Teacher

Dedicated In Memory Of Alleene Hoopengardner

Southern Fulton School District officials and student body took time recently to honor one of their own with the ribbon-cutting and dedication of their Memorial Trail for Environmental Studies. More...

Alleged Assault Case Forwarded To DA

3-year-old boy victim of leg injury

A case involving the alleged aggravated assault of a 3-old boy has been forwarded to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall. More...

Obituaries

Bruce C. Wilkins

Everett, 80 Bruce C. Wilkins, 80, Everett, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at his home. He was born November 25, 1929, in Everett, a son of the late Dewey and Vera (Mearkle) Wilkins. On May 3, 1958, in Mt. More...

James W. McPeak

Hagerstown, 63 James William “Jimmy” McPeak, 63, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Hancock, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at his home. More...

William M. Gracey

Saxton, 84 William Martin Gracey, 84, formerly of Saxton, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Colonial Courtyard, Bedford, where he had been a resident. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 31, 1990 ’90 Graduation services are set for the three county schools. Forbes Road will hold commencement exercises Friday, June 1. Margaret Taylor, More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files of May 29, 1980 ’80 Maj. Paul E. Cullinane of Letterkenny Army Depot spoke at Memorial Day services held at Union Cemetery south of McConnellsburg Monday. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 11, 1970 ’70 A family of four, travelling in two cars, was involved in an accident on Saturday morning with a tractor-trailer which resulted in the More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Vehicle Strikes Tree A southbound 2006 Hyundai Tucson struck a tree along Franklin Mills Road on Wednesday, May 26, according to a report issued by state police. Driver Heather M. Kauffman, 26, of Warfordsburg was not injured during the 4:20 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Tent Meetings Old-fashioned tent meetings will be held at Lions Club Community Park, Mercersburg, June 13-20 at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be Rev. Gene Harding and Rev. Delmas Bard. 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

FR Soccer Meeting There will be a meeting for the parents of any children wishing to participate in the fall Forbes Road Youth Soccer Program on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Forbes Road Lions Club Park. More...

Features

Reading Skills In Early Grades Crucial To Success

Those working to improve high school and college graduation rates may need to focus their attention on a milestone that comes far earlier: whether students can read well by the end of third grade. More...

Pa. College To Return Stolen Letter By Descartes

HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) – The valuable 17th-century letter was hiding in plain sight, available to almost anyone who checked the “D’’ drawer of the library card catalog at Haverford College. More...

Graduates

Jamie Ellen Leese of Needmore graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work during the 140th commencement May 22, 2010, at McDaniel College. More than 440 bachelors degrees were awarded during the ceremony. More...

Church News

Bumbaugh Family To Appear

The Bumbaugh Family will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove, Mercersburg, on Sunday, June 6. They will provide special music at the annual homecoming service beginning at a new time, 10:30 a.m. 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...

NOTICE

Graystone Tower Bank successor in interest to The First National Bank of Greencastle, plaintiff, v. William J. Butts and Loretta M. Butts, defendants. More...