July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bank Robber Sentenced To 45 Months

Case pending against Richard McKinley Fox Jr. in Franklin County

Ten months after he was released from a state correctional institution, Richard McKinley Fox Jr. found himself in the lobby of the Waterfall branch of Community State Bank with a hand-written note asking for money. More...

Local & State

Celebrate Nation’s Birthday Safely

On a day that is filled with festive traditions like parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball, outdoor parties and events honoring the nation, there is one tradition that is most identifiable: fireworks. More...

New Fingerling Trout Arrive In County

Every June the Pennyslvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) delivers fingerling trout to the Fulton County Sportsmen League’s FCSL) cooperative nursery. More...

Poole Named FFA State Officer

The Warfordsburg FFA Chapter is proud to announce its second FFA state officer, Howard Poole. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Marjorie Chamberlain of Wells Tannery, was taken at the CCC camp in Allens Valley (Cowans Gap). More...

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 28, 1990

’90 Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Monday for the new Hollinshead’s Radio Shack and Hometown Furniture and Appliance in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center. More...

30 Years Ago From The Files Of June 26, 1980

’80 A still built by Richard Potts of Amaranth was fired up for the first time legally in the state of Pennsylvania last week. Potts said he has gotten More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cheryl Fletcher, July 5; Melissa Lake, July 3; Dot Kelly, Evelyn Gobin and Jeff Pepple, July 6; Eric Spriggs, July 7; Rodney Smith, July 7; Chris Waite and Caleb Strait, July 2; Vickie Vance and Deb Glass, July 5; Kenny Keefer, 68 More...

Hustontown

The weekend sure presented us with some of that good, warm summer weather. Some of other areas got some rain, but it sort of passed us by. passed us by. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Adam Benson, Mark Stevens, Kim Forslund, Jayden Mitchell, Tyler Watkins, Dorothy Henry, Matt Greenland, Andy Mills and Alicia Hamman. More...

Features

Financial Focus Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day

The Forth of July is almost upon us. To commemorate Independence Day, we shoot off fireworks, attend picnics and maybe even walk in parades. More...

An Eco-friendly Floor Finish – From Cows

Andrew Meyer believes that he’s found a “whey” to help Vermont’s dairy farms by turning a cheesemaking byproduct into an eco-friendly wood finish. More...

Church News

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...

H.P. “Skip” Kies Dead At 96

First-ever county agent served 27 years

Harold P. “Skip” Kies, former Penn State Cooperative Extension agent here, died Sunday night at Fulton County Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 96. More...

Southern Fulton Bumps Property Taxes .63 Mills

Bids farewell to Superintendent Ralph Scott

Southern Fulton School Board took final action last Tuesday night to raise real estate taxes to a new rate of 23.13 mills, which represents an overall .63 mill increase for district property owners. More...

Employment Figures Remain Weak

Unemployment rate inches up again

Fulton County’s jobless rate continues to fluctuate as May’s rate is up two-tenths of a percentage point from April’s showing no gains in those unemployed but still showing a loss in those employed. More...

Obituaries

Bicyclists For Affordable Housing Stop Here

Bicyclists pedaling more than 4,100 miles from Providence, R.I., to San Fransisco, Calif., in a fundraising effort for affordable housing stop for lunch last Thursday at the former Amoco gas station a More...

Fay Snyder 83

Fay Snyder, 83, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg. She was born in Adams Township, Pa., March 31, 1927, the daughter of the late Lloyd Leslie and Iva Jane (Kring) Heller. More...

Olive M. Ramsey Rockhill Furnace, 89

Olive M. Ramsey, 89, Rockhill Furnace, Pa., died at 10:25 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010, at Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, where she ahd been residing. More...

Letters

Little Help For Abused Animals In Fulton County

To The Editor: I was unaware until this week that Fulton County does not have the capability to investigate cruelty to animals. I recently was witness to a horrific example of cruelty to a farm animal in Burnt Cabins. More...

Summer Camp Benefits Abused Kids

To The Editor: A.B.A.T.E. of PA, Keystone Chapter 56, is holding its annual Christmas in July ride on July 25, 2010. This year all proceeds will be going to the Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC). More...

Explains What Happened To Countywide High School Football

To The Editor: Lately I have been answering a lot of questions from parents and potential players about what happened to the idea of a countywide high school football team, using players from all three school districts for one good team. More...

Entertainment

Murray Wins Chess Club Championship At SFHS

The 2009-2010 Southern Fulton High School Chess Club met weekly and the eight members aggressively competed for the title of chess champion. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Youth Camp A youth camp for all ages, sponsored by Fort Littleton Bible Church, will be held at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, Fort Littleton, August 4 to 7 at 9:00 a.m. every day and 2:00 p.m. on August 7. More...

RECREATION

Ben K-5K The fifth annual Ben K-5K run/walk will be held Saturday, July 31, at 8 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church. More...

MEETINGS

Singles To Meet Knobsville Singles will be meting on Monday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m., at K’s Place.Town Meeting Fulton County Commissioners will hold a town meeting July 1 at Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

STRAIT We would like to take this time and opportunity to thank all of the family and friends who helped take care of Raymond “Dutch” Strait. More...

Birth Announced

Michael and Cortney Keebaugh of Mesa, Ariz., would like to announce the birth of a baby girl. Claira Eileen Keebaugh was born on June 12, and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Celebrates First

Makayley Maye Shafer celebrated her first birthday on May 28, 2010. She is the daughter of Brian and Erin Shafer of Harrisonville. Makayley’s grandparets are Pat and Glenda Shafer of McConnellsburg and Danny and Carla Lake of Harrisonville. More...