July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Emerald Ash Borer Found Here

Quarantine now in effect

Fulton County was among several counties in the commonwealth to be added to the list of areas under official quarantine last Thursday after the invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer was detected not far from the Bedford County line. More...

Local & State

Pa. Wildflower Preserve Has Uncertain Future

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) – From its inception, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve has stirred the hearts and minds of those who found special meaning in its unique inspiration and lush natural beauty. More...

Hot Enough?

Yikes! Two o’clock and a sweltering 102 degrees Tuesday at 2 p.m. in downtown McConnellsburg! July is surely taking the sting from the misery of last winter, the worst in recent years. More...

Secretary Of Health Offers Tips To Stay Safe And Cool

With dangerously hot weather gripping much of Pennsylvania, secretary of health offers tips to stay safe and prevent heat-related illness

HARRISBURG – With extremely hot temperatures expected to linger over Pennsylvania for much of this week, Health Secretary Everette James today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to recognize and prevent heat-related illness. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Hannah McGarvey, 12 on July 9. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone enjoyed a nice Fourth of July weekend. We didn’t have rain to interfere, but it is badly needed. Fairview United Methodist Church had its picnic on Sunday at its building. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Edsel Hamman, Stacy Weist, Dorothy Angle, Brittany Stains, Levi Shimer, Bob Albrecht, Julie F. Knepper, Shannon Brown, Dee Stetchock, Eden Naugle, Dane Martz, Jack Grissinger, Tori Lenae Cutshall, Fred Horne and Macie Whitsel. More...

Entertainment

Three Generations Of Registered Nurses

Jane MacDonald, McConnellsburg, recently welcomed a granddaughter to nursing when she passed her state board of nursing examinations. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christian Follies Journey McConnellsburg Area Churches are presenting Christian Follies “Journey”“ on Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. 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

Christian Social Services Meeting Christian Social Services will hold a board meeting on Thursday, July 15, at noon in McConnellsburg United Methodist Church education building. More...

Family

Area Students Scholarships

Students from the area who were recipients of scholarship to attend Shippensburg University are: Arielle Black, daughter of Cragle Black of Williamsport, Md., and Carol Exline of Warfordsburg, is the recipient of the Lynn G. and Evelyn R. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, dinner roll, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, multi-grain bread, pumpkin custard. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Jordan Lee Zeger celebrated his fourth birthday on June 7, 2010. He is the son of Greg and Christina Zeger of Hustontown. He has an older brother, Dalton, who is 10 years old. More...

Rollback Taxes Under Clean And Green To Change

County to begin following Commonwealth Court ruling effective January 1

After hearing details of a Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruling on an appeal case involving Clean and Green rollback taxes in nearby York County, the Fulton County commissioners announced this week they will comply with the judge’s findin More...

MVFC Launches Annual Fund Drive

Money sought to aid with building and equipment expenses

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. officials kicked off their annual fund drive this week with a mailer to Fulton County residents outlining their services, response calls logged and most pressing immediate and future financial concerns. More...

Budding Artist Wins Week At Camp

Larissa Englert nabs top honors with drawing of favorite summer activity

A Waterfall area girl’s passion for art recently paid off when she was awarded a free, weeklong camping trip to West Virginia after drawing a picture of her favorite summer pastime – camping. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

JOHNSON More...

Margaret Smith Thorstenson Huntington Beach, Calif., 86

Margaret “Betty” Smith Thorstenson, 86, Huntington Beach, Calif., died Sunday June 27, 2010. More...

Thomas W. Anderson McConnellsburg, 98

Thomas William Anderson, 98, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at The Shook Home in Chambersburg, Pa. He was born July 6, 1911, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Harold and Helma Zegelson Anderson. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Sylvia Chesnut Shives of Hagerstown, Md., pictures the Bottenfield sisters circa 1900. More...

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 5, 1990

’90 Needmore Junior Fire Co. members took first place for their “house on fire” float at the Hustontown Area Fire Co.’s annual parade held last Thursday night. More...

30 Years Ago From The Files Of July 3, 1980

’80 At the height of a severe electrical hailstorm on Sunday at 2:00 a.m., McConnellsburg firemen were called to a barn, owned by Donald More...

Sports

Athletes To Compete In Hershey State Track Meet

Four McConnellsburg athletes will compete in the Hershey State Track Meet this Saturday, July 10, at Penn State University. More...

Harvick Wins Daytona Demolition Race

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Kevin Harvick won the wild CokeZero 400 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway by managing to dodge wrecked cars that left more than half the field beatup or out of the race. More...

Path Valley Racing News

July 3 results 6-Cylinder Strictly Stock: first -Dustin Brown, Mercersburg; second - Terry Golden; third - Ryan Brown; fourth 4.Cory Wagner; fifth - Justin Williamson; sixth - Jeremy Mumma. Lap leaders: Terry Golden (1-4), Dustin Brown (5-20). More...

Features

Ways The Great Recession Has Changed Americans

More than half of Americans in the work force have lost a job, taken a pay cut, or faced cutbacks in paid hours on the job as a result of the recession that began in 2007. More...

Creation Festival Draws Numerous Fans, Faithful

MOUNT UNION, Pa. (AP) – Sarah Mills of Doylestown has made the trip to the Creation festival every year of her life, her dad says. She is 4 years old. “Her first year, she was 8 months old. More...

Light Up Your Garden

Plant sparklers in your garden for a shimmering garden. I am not referring to garden lights, but silver foliaged plants to light up your landscape. The silver leafed plants complement many annuals and perennials. More...

Church News

Re-Creation Returns July 10-11

The national touring group Re-Creation will be returning to McConnellsburg July 10 and 11. 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...