July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 655 Resurfacing Project Begins

Prime contractor Grannas Brothers Contracting Co. Inc. will begin a $615,000 resurfacing project along five miles of Route 655 in Licking Creek Township, Fulton County, on July 22. More...

Local & State

Wallet Returned To Pa. Woman 46 Years Later

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Kathy Kelley tucked her pocketbook under the desk in her office on the second floor of the Coho Building in downtown Lancaster. More...

PA Man To Use Insanity Defense In Wife’s Murder

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – The attorney for an eastern Pennsylvania man charged with killing his wife two years ago says he intends to use an insanity defense. More...

Veterans Pedal Through County

A group of military veterans made their way through Fulton County via bicycle over the weekend as part of the “From Sea To Shining Sea” inaugural ride organized by World T.E.A.M. Sports. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger pictures the carefree days of childhood in summertime circa 1930 in Fulton County and was donated to the Fulton County Historical Society by John H. Peck of Norfolk, Va. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 19, 1990

Much needed rain fell in abundance last week cancelling most outdoor activities, but was a boon to the farmers. ’90McConnellsburg Municipal Authority’s new water tank is officially finished and open for business. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 17, 1980

Fulton County’s 1980 traffic death toll reached six with the death on Saturday of 81-year-old Harry E. Moats of Chambersburg, who was injured in an accident at Webster Mills on July 3. ’80The McConnellsburg Fire Co. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Betty Mellott is back in the long-term-care unit of Fulton County Medical Center after hip surgery in Chambersburg Hospital following a fall. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Peg Miller, Caleb Gahagan, Ralph Brown, Lucas Johnson, Cathy Barnett, Joe Ely, Nathaniel Sheeder, Kendra Semple, Audrey Cutshall, Leonard Bingaman, Aaron Snyder and Chad Weist. Anniversary wishes to Greg and Cindy Edgin. More...

Hustontown

Quite a few folks are vacationing and trying to deal with these warm temperatures. Glad to hear Charlotte Crouse is doing real well. Hope she continues on to a full recovery. Happy birthday wishes to Betty Malot on August 7. More...

Sports

Edwards Bangs By Keselowski For Win

MADISON, Ill. – Carl Edwards prevailed over Brad Keselowski in a wild greenwhite checkered finish to get the win in Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

The schedule for July 16 had six divisions on the program, but when rain cancelled three features the previous week two of them were rescheduled for this event. This gave the general admission spectators eight features for a $7 ticket. More...

Racing Roundup

Alan Sagi ended a near three-year winless spell at Hagerstown Speedway as he won the Late Model feature Saturday night. More...

Features

Report Sounds Alarm Bell Over Americans’ Retirement Plan

Millions of Americans are nearing retirement age without enough savings to get by – but for many there’s still time to get back on track. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE MARKET July 12 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1324- 1520 lbs., $94.25 to $97; 1556- 1634 lbs., $92.25 to $94.25; choice 2-3, 1212-1526 lbs., $90 to $94; 1552-1618 lbs., $89 to $92.75; select 1-3, 1008-1484 lbs., $87.50 More...

Family

Guyer – Foor United

Bridget Foor and William Guyer were united in marriage Friday, July 2, 2010, at Meadow Grounds Lake, McConnellsburg, by Rev. David Fagley. More...

Four Generations

Pictured above, left, are four generations of Betty Everts’ family: father William Guyer Sr., grandmother Kim Fisher holding William Guyer Jr. and great-grandmother Betty Everts. More...

Dog Trapped In Hot Car Honks To Alert Owner

MACUNGIE, Pennsylvania (AP) – A veterinarian says a dog trapped in a car on a 90-degree Fahrenheit (32-degree Celsius) day in eastern Pennsylvania honked the horn until he was rescued. More...

Townships Encountering ATV Difficulties

Police remain on the lookout for four-wheeler infractions

Certainly not a new situation here in rural Fulton County, township and county officials are starting to log a number of all-terrain vehicle infractions and complaints ranging from noise to dirt. More...

“Staycations” Offer Affordability, Convenience

Camping, hiking, biking and motorized fun available at Buchanan State Forest

Whether you have little money set aside for a quick getaway or can’t spare the time away from work, there’s no need to give up that last grain of hope on having a summer vacation. More...

Obituaries

Robert D. Earley

McConnellsburg, 77

Robert D. Earley, 77, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at his home in McConnellsburg, Pa. He was born December 13, 1932, in McConnellsburg, Pa., the son of the late George and Nora (Ray) Earley. More...

Genevieve C. Nichols

Warfordsburg, 98

Genevieve C. Nichols, 98, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at her home. She was born January 8, 1912, in Michigan, the daughter of the late Lyle and Ellen VanKuren Rix. More...

E. Foster Schooley

Warfordsburg, 75

E. Foster Schooley, 75, of Pennknoll Village, formerly of Warfordsburg, died Friday, July 16, 2010, with his family at his side. He was born October 21, 1934, in Harrisonville, a son of the late Vernon Schooley and Bertha (Hanks) Schooley. More...

Letters

Library An Asset, Please Contribute

To the Editor: I have been a patron of the Fulton County Library since its inception. It was with a great deal of dismay that I read the article regarding the economic problems of the library in last week’s Fulton County News. More...

Cards Of Thanks

MELLOTT Thanks to our children and their families for the cards, gifts and food in remembrance of our 65th wedding anniversary July 18. More...

Police Reports

Trespassing Reported

A 39-year-old McConnellsburg man told state police an unknown individual entered his residence while he wasn’t home. More...

Two Hurt In Crash

Two women sustained minor injuries during a single vehicle collision along Waterfall Road Wednesday morning, July 14. Both driver Toni T. Vaughn, 56, Waynesboro, and passenger 42- year-old Patti J. More...

Cat Shot

A small, white and brown cat was shot with a pellet gun or small caliber rifle at 297 North Crystal Drive, Mc- Connellsburg, between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, July 5. The owner is a 54- year-old McConnellsburg man. More...

Entertainment

Hustontown High School Class Of 1955 Holds 55th Reunion

Hustontown High School Class of 1955 recently held its 55th anniversary reunion at the Fort Restaurant in Fort Littleton. Everyone enjoyed the good food and warm fellowship. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park announces the following programs at Cowans Gap State Park: More...

Group Works To Save Historic Wooden Pa. Coaster

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) – A group that wants to refurbish a historic wooden roller coaster – and get it back on track – is asking the public for help. 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

Wells Tannery Homecoming The Wells Tannery Homecoming will be on July 31, 2010. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. Chicken barbecue and other food will be served starting at noon. More...

MEETINGS

Town Meeting Fulton County commissioners will hold a town meeting August 5 at Wells Tannery Community Center at 7:00 p.m. More...

Church News

Outdoor PA Baptisms Immerse Faithful In Community

EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) – With her church family lining the banks behind her, Miranda Zerbe wobbled slightly as she stepped into the muddy Bermudian Creek. 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...