June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wertman, Naugle Plead Not Guilty

Cases slated for October 12 call of the list

A McConnellsburg man and woman implicated in setting a trailer ablaze outside of Knobsville earlier this year have chosen to waive formal arraignment proceedings. More...

Convicted Drug Dealer Sentenced To 4-10 Years

Spoonire to serve four years minimum

Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol L. More...

Local & State

Save-A-Lot Makes Donation To Fire Company

Save-A-Lot store manager David Fagley (center) presents a check for $500 to Lee Rager (left), fire police captain, Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Commissioners Meet With Senator’s Office

Project bids rejected

Fulton County commissioners David R. Hoover II and Craig C. Cutchall sat down Tuesday with the newest southcentral region office representative for Sen. More...

Mummies Found In Pa. Home

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) – Mummified human remains have been found inside a home in upstate Pennsylvania. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Public Opinion’s 2010 Baseball All-Stars have been announced. Named to the second team were Nathan Swope - McConnellsburg; Derek Younker - Southern Fulton; and Dylan Gelvin Forbes Road. More...

Hustontown

We all enjoyed a very nice weekend. The weather sort of gave a sign that summer is fast approaching. We all would like to see a little rain. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Janvier Covert, who passed away on Saturday. More...

Police Reports

Mischief Reported

Officials at P&W Excavating informed state police unknown individuals climbed up a large stone sifter located at 882 Pigeon Cove Road, Warfordsburg, on Tuesday, June 15, and removed three sifting screens that were dropped 100 feet to the ground. More...

Juvenile Accused In Assault

A 17-year-old male juvenile from McConnellsburg has been accused of simple assault and harassment as a result of an incident at Woodside Drive, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Screen Door Damaged

State police, McConnellsburg, have charged 28-yearold Gary Benjamin Ramsey of Harrisonville with criminal mischief. Charges against Ramsey stem from a June 13 6:30 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

MEETINGS

Town Meeting Fulton County Commissioners will hold a town meeting July 1 at McConnellsburg Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. More...

FOOD & DINING

Chicken BBQ Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a chicken barbecue on Sunday, June 27, at the firehall starting at 11:00 a.m. Menu will be half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, cake and roll. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

MHS Caps and Gowns Pictures McConnellsburg High School graduation cap and gown pictures are now available at the high school office. More...

Features

Teacher Bailout, Teacher Reform?

President Obama is trying to save the Gulf Coast, and also jobs – particularly up to 300,000 jobs of teachers who could face layoffs due to tight state budgets. More...

The Rise Of The Indian-American Candidate, As Nikki Haley And Others Run

Since the primary elections two weeks ago, much has been said about the boost for Republican women candidates. But another group got a lift as well: Indian-Americans. More...

Graduation Rate For U.S. High-Schoolers Falls For Second Straight Year

The national high school graduation rate has slipped in recent years, despite an array of public and private efforts to boost the percentage of students going on to college. More...

Church News

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More...

Local GOP Changes Leadership

Mikeal Fix steps down; Bonnie Mellott Keefer takes over as party chairperson

Mikeal Fix made one of the toughest decisions in his political career earlier this month when he stepped down and relinquished the title of Fulton County Republican Committee chairperson, a role he has held for the last 14 years. More...

Homicide Charges Bound For Court

Arraignment for Gerald “Choo” Buterbaugh set for July 28

Mandatory arraignment for a Hustontown area man facing criminal homicide charges has been set for late next month. More...

Summer Reading Program Under Way

Award-winning recording artist, teacher and songwriter Jim Rule helps kick off the Fulton County Library's summer reading program on Friday with a variety of songs, rhymes and lots of silliness. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

PLESSNGER In memory of George “Henry” Plessinger on his birthday 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 More...

Cards Of Thanks

O’DONNELL We would like to thank our pastor, Bill Bair, our church family, family and friends for the prayers, cards, phone calls, visits, flowers and food we received during the hospital stay and the death of our loved one, Cleo O’Do More...

Arthur W. Anderson Needmore, 78

Arthur Wayne “Andy” Anderson, 78, of Sipes Mill Rd. Needmore, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa.. Arthur was born in Creekside, Pa., on August 2, 1931, the son of the late John M. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 21, 1990 ’90 National country music recording artists and a princess pageant are some of the highlights of this year’s Hustontown Firemen’s Carnival More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, taken on June 19, 1924, was submitted by Bill Nesbitt of McConnellsburg and pictures C.K. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 19, 1980 ’80 Kindergarten children will be going to school seven hours a day next year under a plan approved by the Central Fulton School Board last Tuesday. More...

Sports

Johnson Wins At Infieon

SONOMA, Calif. – Jimmie Johnson has four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, but until Sunday, he had been winless on road courses. That’s all history now, as he won the Toyota/Savemart 350 ahead of Robby Gordon. More...

Racing

Last lap passes seemed to be the “in” thing over the weekend as several features were decided with final lap passes for the feature win. More...

Entertainment

Three Drivers Get First Win At Path Valley

Friday night at Path Valley Speedway three drivers won for the first time after moving to a new division. More...

Open Mic Night Held

Open mic night was held again at the Warfordsburg Senior Center. More...

MHS To Present “42nd Street” Musical

This year McConnellsburg High School plans to present the Broadway musical “42nd Street.” This is a wonderful and fun show that requires female tap dancers. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Caleigh Kay Marie Clark celebrated her second birthday on May 5, 2010. Her proud parents are Donna and Gary Clark Jr. of Three Springs. She has two sisters: Cassie and Kristin. She also has a brother, Joshua, who is in heaven. More...

Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John Rohm, McConnellsburg, are very proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Shae, to Justin Richard Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wilson, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Birth Announced

Floyd D. Harrell III and Jamie L. Souders, Mc- Connellsburg, announce the birth of a son, Kason Donald Harrell, June 16, 2010, at 11:19 a.m. at Waynesboro Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 13.8 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...