July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

DEATHS

Clippinger, Bertha, 77, Robertsdale Martz, Roy, 67, McConnellsburg Schall, James, 100, Chambersburg More...

ALS Concert At Star Theatre

A benefit show for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Tim LaFollette, friend of Mason Bailey, one of Mercersburg favorite musicians, will be held Sunday, July 18, the Star Theatre in Mercersburg. More...

Local & State

Report Shows Economy Needs Freight Infrastructure Investments

National report forecasts more congestion, impending capacity crisis

Freight volume will double in 40 years, resulting in 50 percent more trucks on highways and straining air, rail and port capacity, according to a new report highlighted today by Gov. Edward G. Rendell. More...

Senate Supports Eichelberger’s Call To Reduce Burden Of State Mandates

Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a resolution, sponsored by John Eichelberger (R-Blair), to establish a task force to study the impact of state mandates on taxpayers in Pennsylvania’s boroughs, townships, cities and counti More...

Environmental Council Releases Major Report On Marcellus Shale Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) Tuesday released a report calling for swift action on new regulations and greater oversight of drilling and extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, a major gas field that lies deep b More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 12, 1990

’90 A Big Cove Tannery area man is lodged in the Bedford County Jail without bond in connection with the shooting death of his wife last More...

30 Years Ago From The Files Of July 10, 1980

’80 There were 429 deaths nationally, 14 of them in Pennsylvania and one in Fulton County over the Fourth of July holiday. More...

40 Years Ago From The Files Of July 23, 1970

’70 John Gracey of Waterfall, one of the consistent champions of the Fulton Pistol and Rifle Club, has won statewide recognition by qualifying for More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ember Keefer, 12 years old on July 7; Nikki Smith, July 15; Doug Ray, 57 on July 16; Carole Mellott, July 18; Bill Yocum and Susan Tomlinson, July 16; Myron Stone, July 15; Rod Kelly, July 16; Nancy Buterbaugh, July 18; More...

Hustontown

Everyone is hoping the weatherman is calling for rain and it will arrive. Some of the crops are already really hurt from the drought. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Heath Forslund, Dara Bennett, Frances Ramsey, Brayden Horne, Harlie Strait, Buzz Covert, Jean Brown, Morghan Kelley, Emily Ramsey, Alyssa Stevens, Logan Fritz, Pat Campbell, Alan Schmidt, George Locke and Gary Park. More...

Entertainment

Racing Roundup

What a difference a week makes. Last week, Marvin Winters sustained a wrist injury in a crash at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Country Concert To Benefit The Daisy Fund

The board of directors of the Daisy Fund is pleased to announce its annual country music concert benefit featuring Nashville recording artist The O’Donnells with special guest appearances and schedule of events. More...

Awarded Degree

Debra Welsh of McConnellsburg has graduated with a Doctor of Education degree with a specialization in instructional and curriculum leadership from Northcentral University. More...

Features

Emptier Prisons: Inmate Population Drops For First Time In 40 Years

Three years ago, Rhode Island’s prisons were straining to house the state’s booming inmate population. More...

Smart Investing: Is It Time To Buy Gold?

What asset has appreciated more than 300 percent since 2000? It’s not U.S. stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down more than 20 percent from a decade ago. Emerging markets? Up less than 150 percent. Oil? Ditto. 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...

State Budget To Impact Library Again

Patrons invited to submit cost-saving ideas

Still reeling from this year’s budget cuts, officials at the Fulton County Library have received news that the state budget recently signed by Gov. Ed Rendell will result in an additional funding loss of 9 percent in 2011. More...

Litton Named Cooperator Of The Year

Recognized for his many conservation projects

The county’s annual Ag Picnic was held Sunday at the American Legion picnic grounds and the Fulton County Conservation District named Lester Litton the 2010 Cooperator of the Year. More...

JLG, Jerr-Dan To Combine Manufactur ing Operations

In a move aimed at maximizing operations and reducing costs, JLG Industries’ parent company Oshkosh Corp. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

SPRIGGS In memory of Shayla Marie Cramer Spriggs, July 15, 2009 - September 28, 2009: Happy Birthday “My Precious Baby” You passed away all cozy in your crib When we found you We were going to put on More...

Roy R. Martz McConnellsburg, 67

Roy Roger Martz, 67, Mc- Connellsburg, died at 9:05 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born December 11, 1942, in Bedford, he was the son of the late John P. and Beulah (Mellott) Martz. More...

James H. Schall Chambersburg, 100

James H. Schall, 100, a resident of The Shook Home in Chambersburg, died Friday, July 9, 2010. His wife, Emily, whom he married June 16, 1939, died November 2, 2005. His son, James M. More...

Letters

Cards Of Thanks

EADER The family of John Eader Sr. would like to express their sincere thanks for all the prayers, flowers, food and all the cards. A special thank-you to P&W Excavating and employees for the monetary gift. A special thanks to Dr. More...

Sports

Reutimann Wins At Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. – David Reutimann got his second career victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Saturday night after holding off Carl Edwards to win the Lifelock. com 400. More...

Wiser Wins First In A Late Model At Path Valley

A look at the radar Friday evening showed a large system of rain heading right toward Path Valley Speedway. The forecast gave the track about a two-hour window before the rain would hit. More...

Little League Results

A’s 10 Royals 10 Winning pitcher was Brad Younker, who pitched a perfect game with 12 strikeouts. Final Standings A’s 18 2 Royals 16 4 Braves 11 9 Yankees 10 10 Dodgers 4 16 Pirates 1 19 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...

MEETINGS

MHS Boys Booster Club Meeting McConnellsburg Boys Booster Club will meet Thursday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 205 of the McConnellsburg High School. More...

RECREATION

Soccer Registraiton AYSO soccer will be held July 14, 16 and 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Tri-State Healthcare building. Please bring child’s birth certificate to copy. More...

Family

Engagement

Todd and B.J. Strait of McConnellsburg are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Sky Strait, to James Edmond Andrews III, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Celebrates First

Logan Michael Swailes, son of Diron and Megan Fraker Swailes, celebrated his first birthday on April 20, 2010. More...

Open Mic Night Held

The crowd keeps growing at the Warfordsburg senior Citizen's open mic night. More...