June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hustontown Man Charged In Fannettsburg Death

Gerald “Choo” Buterbaugh held without bail

A Hustontown area man accused of fatally wounding a man with his pickup truck is currently held in the Franklin County Prison without bail. More...

Needmore Man Killed In Thursday Accident

State police, McConnellsburg, reported last week that a Needmore man suffered fatal injuries when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming car along Thompson Road. More...

Local & State

Pa. Board OKs Jobless Benefits For Striking Nurses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Pennsylvania board has ruled that nurses and other health professionals are eligible for unemployment compensation during their monthlong strike of a Philadelphia hospital. More...

Case Worker For Starved Teenager Gets 11 Years

By MARYCLAIRE DALE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The morals of social workers who routinely skipped home visits to Philadelphia’s most troubled families, leading to a disabled girl’s starvation death, reminded a f More...

17th Century Inn Up For Sale In Philly Suburbs

BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) – Local lore has it that Continental Army soldiers shot down the sign on the King George II Inn amid the Revolutionary War, prompting its owners to quickly change the name to the Fountain House. More...

From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 26, 1930 ’30 Deaths: Samuel Stewart Gaster of Orbisonia; Sara Kruze Kesselring of near Altoona; James Gregory Palmer of Little Rock, Ark. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 14, 1990 ’90 McConnellsburg Borough Municipal Authority has announced that work will be completed this week in the installation of the authority’s More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 12, 1980 ’80 The problem of whether the village of Hustontown will continue to have streetlights or not has been solved in favor of the lights staying More...

Sports

Little League Results

Fulton Co. Little League results for last week were as follows: Monday: A’ s 12, Braves 4. Winning pitcher Brad Younker. Home runs, Brad Younker, A’s, Justin Welsh Braves. Tuesday: Dodgers 13; Pirates 7. More...

Hamlin Is On A Hot Win Streak

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin easily pulled away from Kasey Kahne to win at Michigan for his second consecutive Sprint Cup victory and fifth in the past 10 races. More...

Racing Roundup

The second annual Century Link Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek series is now history as York’s Rick Eckert came out on top of the week as the series champion and took home the lion’s share of the near $10,000 posted Speedweek p More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Concert The Freemans will be in concert Sunday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m., at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, three miles west of Needmore on Pleasant Grove Road. There will be a freewill offering. Pastor Denver Plessinger welcomes all. 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 AYSO Soccer Meeting Forbes Road AYSO soccer meeting will be held Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Lions Club Park pavilion. Anyone having a child interested in playing should attend so the program will continue. More...

Family

Receives Degree

Sarah Schoen Duvall, Hustontown, earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Services on December 13, 2009. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Melinda Pauline Alisea, McConnellsburg, has been named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University. More...

SF Alumni Assoc. Awards Scholarships

Southern Fulton Senior Alumni Association awarded a total of $1,000 in scholarships to two seniors at Southern Fulton High School this year. Jessica Lynch and Chase Duckwall are the recipients of the $500 scholarships. More...

Forbes Road Hikes Taxes 1.4 Mills

Accepts resignation of Byron Helsel

The Forbes Road school board adopted a final 2010-11 budget last Monday evening and set taxes that include a 1.4 mill property tax increase. The general fund budget agreed upon sets spending at $7,387,291 and revenue at $6,943,630. More...

Central Fulton Adopts 1.0339 Millage Increase

Cuts costs to offset $1.5 million deficit

The Central Fulton School Board has announced a series of cost-cutting measures aimed at reducing expenditures in conjunction with giving a nod of approval to the adoption of the 2010-11 general operating budget. More...

Purple Prisms Help Detect Emerald Ash Borer

County part of delimiting survey by Dept. of Ag

Having evaluated substantial damage to a tree adjacent to the Pike To Bike entrance near the Fulton/Bedford County line, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture have chosen to implement a delimiting survey here in Fulton County to More...

Obituaries

GRESS

Happy Father’s Day in heaven! In memory of Ronnie Gress: God got one of the best when he got you. A loving dad, grandfather and husband. It takes a special person to be a dad and you were a very special person to all of us. More...

PLESSINGER

In memory of George “Henry” Plessinger, who passed away June 19: If we could visit heaven On your birthday, Just maybe for a moment Our pain could go away We would put our arms around you And hold you very close So true that life withou More...

Dorothy Vera Austin 71, Georgia

Dorothy Vera Austin, 71, Georgia, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Born February 12, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Florence and William Spriggs of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Letters

Cats A Problem On Lions Park Drive

To The Editor: I am a resident of Lions Park Drive. I read the letter from Samantha Frey last week, and I’d like the people of Fulton County to hear the other side of the story. More...

Master Gardeners Ask Community To Enjoy, Not Destroy, Plants At Lions Park

To The Editor: The Penn State Fulton County Cooperative Extension Master Gardners accept community projects to fulfill our volunteer hours needed to become a master gardener. More...

Police Reports

Car Hits Deer

A westbound 1999 Mercury Cougar hit a whitetailed deer along Route 30 before crashing into a set of guiderails on Saturday, June 5. Driver Jordan E. Masters, 20, of Chambersburg, was not wearing a seat belt during the 6:17 a.m. More...

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report

State police, McConnellsburg, have released crime and patrol statistics for the month of May during which investigators received information regarding 54 criminal offenses. Of those incidents, 42 cases were cleared and 27 arrests were made. More...

One Cited For DUI

A Newburg, Pa., woman will be charged through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott with driving under the influence in connection with a traffic stop along Route 16 over the weekend. More...

Entertainment

Lifters Compete At Cumberland, Md.

Lifters from Buck's Body Shop competed in Miller’s Ironhouse Bench Press competition in Cumberland, Md., on Saturday, June 12. More...

Features

Home Values Headed To New Lows?

Housing prices are heading down toward the lows reached in the depths of the recession a year ago, according to home price reports released recently. More...

“Brushes With Nature” At Arts Council

The Council for the Arts will present “Brushes with Nature” at the council’s Kaleidoscope Gallery July 9 to August 28. More...

Workers Quit Their Jobs, And That’s Good News

Sometimes quitting is good. In a sharp reversal from the previous 15 months, more people quit their jobs in the past three months than were laid off. And that’s a good sign, economists say. More...

Church News

Pleasant Grove Youth Help Fight World Hunger

This is the third year that the Pleasant Grove Christian Church Youth has participated in the 30-Hour Famine which is sponsored by World Vision. 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...

COMPUTER SERVICES

VIRUS REMOVAL, recovery, tune-up, upgrades, troubleshooting XP, Vista, Win7. Call 717- 485-4424 or 717-658- 8966, if no answer, leave message. 9-25-tf More...