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Local & State

Chief Probation Officer Honored

Fulton County Chief Probation Officer Roger Strait (second from right) was honored for his years of service last Wednesday morning by judges of the 39th Judicial District serving both Fulton and Frank More...

CDBG Contracts To Be Revised

The Fulton County commissioners gave their nod of approval to several proposed modifications of existing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contracts that will in turn distribute funds around the county that had previously been earmarked for t More...

SFSB Conducts Brief Meeting

Accepts resignations

Southern Fulton School Board wrapped up its agenda last Tuesday in short order after tending to several resignations and giving discussion to a student bullying issue and financial matters. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Belated birthday wishes to Travis Peck, 13, on July 1; Bill Bain, July 26; Katlynn Peck, 7, on July 31; Devon Cunningham, 19, on July 24; Janet Seville, July 23; Ben Chestnut and Kristen Sowers, July 31; Ida Strait and Cindy Cutchall, August 1; Maso More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Fern Mellott. More...

Hustontown

These warm days are true to form with heat as we’re are dealing with dog days. It’s supposed to last until August 11, but we did get a little shower on Sunday. More...

Sports

McMurray Claims Brickyard 400 Win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Jamie McMurray gained the lead from Kevin Harvick on a restart with 15 laps to go in the 17th running of the 160- lap Brickyard 400, and pulled away for his fifth career Sprint Cup victory. More...

Fulton Co. American All-stars Win Mercersburg Tournament

The Fulton County American All-Stars took the Mercersburg tournament championship, held July 12-17 at Mercersburg, with 4 wins and 1 loss. Game highlights were as follows: Game 1: Fulton Co. More...

Great Cove Golf News

A modified alternate shot on the front nine and a scramble format on the back nine was the format for Sunday’s Sadie Hawkins tournament that had 15 twosomes of men and women competing. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Vacation Bible School New Grenada Church of God VBS will be held August 9 thru Aug. 13, from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. each evening. Bible lessons, puppets, singing and lots of fun. More...

RECREATION

3D Shoot A 3D shoot will be held August 8, 2010, registration from 8:00 a.m. till noon at Appleway Archers of the St. Thomas Sportsmen. Shoots every Thursday evening in August. Registration from 4:30 till 6:30. 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

Cards Of Thanks

EARLEY I would like to express my feelings to everyone who helped me out in the death of my husband. Thanks to the honor guards, Dr. More...

Restoration Of Chesnut Tree Program Set For Saturday

Jeff Krause, wildlife biologist at Raystown Lake, will present information on recent work by the American Chestnut Foundation to bring back the American chestnut tree on Saturday, July 31, at 7:00 p.m. at Raystown Lake Amphitheatre. 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...

Ayr Opposes Bills That Could Dissolve Twps.

Local tax committee chooses collector

On Monday evening Ayr Township became one of 177 other Pennsylvania townships to adopt a resolution opposing forced local government mergers and consolidations. More...

Jobless Rate Shows Little Change Here

Unemployment rate fluctuates slightly

Fulton County’s jobless rate shows little sign of recovery as June’s rate was down only threetenths of a percentage point from June’s, showing only small gains in those unemployed but no change in those employed. More...

Garner Is Cowans Gap’s Hidden Treasure

Naturalist Beth Garner works to educate public on great outdoors

A native of Fulton County, Beth Garner grew up surrounded by the infinite possibilities offered through the great outdoors. More...

Obituaries

Joseph S. Antoon

57, McConnellsburg

Joseph S. Antoon, age 57, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away July 23, 2010, at the Fulton County Medical Center. He was born January 27, 1953, in Lawrence, Mass., the son of the late Samuel and Ann (George) Antoon. More...

Mabel J. Gabler

83, Chambersburg

Mabel J. Gabler, 83, formerly of 740 Norland Avenue, Apt. 62, Chambersburg, Pa., passed away at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at ManorCare Health Services. More...

Kermit C. Heefner

86, Lancaster

Kermit C. Heefner, 86, of Lancaster, a Hustontown native, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Hospice of Lancaster County, of complications from a fall. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 26, 1990 ’90 A summer lightning storm raged across the county for more than an hour Friday evening downing power lines, flooding streets and closing Route 522 for more than two hours. More...

Police Reports

Wallet Missing

A 25-year-old man from McConnellsburg told state police investigators his wallet went missing from his 401 East Pine Street home between 11 p.m. on July 9 and 9:30 a.m. on July 10. More...

Firewood Taken

One and one-half cords of firewood were taken from 8628 Timber Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery, between 8 a.m. on June 5 and 8 a.m. on July 18. The victim of the theft is a 56-year-old woman. More...

Signposts, Toilet Damaged

Several signposts and a portable toilet were damaged between 11 p.m. on July 24 and 8 a.m. on July 25. Victims include Todd Township Board of Supervisors and Lake Septic Service of Shade Gap. Damage has been estimated at $350. More...

Entertainment

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming programs: August 4 Damsels & Dragons More...

Library Corner

New fiction at the Fulton County Library includes “The Rembrandt Affair” by Daniel Silva, “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen, “In the Name of Honor” by Richard North Patterson, “Ice Cold” by Tess Gerritsen, More...

Trolley Car Theatre Co. Hatches “1776” To Honor 300 Years of History

Trolley Car Theatre Co., in cooperation with the Orbisonia/Rockhill Furnace Historical Society, is preparing to present an historical musical comedy featuring a pair of professional actors tackling two of America’s most legendary founding fath More...

Features

U.S. Deficit Heads Toward Record $1.47 Trillion

There is some good economic news. The red ink the U.S. is swimming in is not as bad as projected in February. More...

Family

Twins Celebrate 80th

A surprise 80th birthday party was held on Sunday, July 11, at Whips Cove Social Hall, for twins Betty Fischer and Billy Ward. The occasion was hosted by their families. More...

Birth

Elizabeth Sayegh and Joshua Ramsey of Mc- Connellsburg would like to announce the birth of a daughter, Penelope Nancy Jean Ramsey, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 7:56 a.m. at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Marking 100 Years, Boy Scouts Reach Out To More

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) – It was a scorching afternoon in Millvue Acres, a tidy public housing facility in Clairton. Outside, a few boys rode bicycles in the sun, two to a seat. More...