August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Buterbaugh Enters Plea In Homicide

Hustontown man pleads not guilty in death of Dale Henry

A Hustontown man accused of intentionally striking a former Burnt Cabins resident with his pickup truck outside a popular Metal Township, Franklin County, bar has entered a plea of not guilty in connection with the lone count of criminal homicide le More...

Local & State

Bush Tax Cuts: Will The Economy Suffer If They Expire?

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR A weak economy and tight congressional elections are amplifying the stakes in a battle that was already contentious – whether to extend Bush tax cuts when they expire at the end of the year. More...

Momentum Grows As More States Sign On

Most developed countries have one: a national set of education standards for students. The United States has long been the exception, letting the states set their own bars ñ some high, some low – for student achievement. But the U.S. More...

Racers Gather To Remember Ben Knepper

Fifth annual event raises around $4,000 for scholarship fund

Runners and walkers flocked to Center United Methodist Church Saturday morning to pay homage to the late Ben Knepper and help raise money for a scholarship fund that was established in his honor shortly after his tragic death five years ago. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files of August 2, 1990

’90 Fulton County Commissioners voted Tuesday unanimously to reject the Palmer Group’s proposal to construct a 500-bed minimum security More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger was submitted by Bill Nesbitt of McConnellsburg and shows a Presbyterian Church congregation gathered at Sloans Woods picnic grounds. Pictured: 1. Maude Rhinedollar; 2. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 31, 1980

’80 A band of gypsies hit the town last week with groups of them entering several of the large stores, harassing and trying to confuse shop assistants, in order to rob the cash register if left unguarded. More...

Sports

Home Run Derby Winners

Fulton County Home run Derby winners are pictured above, left: Ryan Koontz, second place for 12-yearolds; Landon Richards, first place for 12-year-olds; Garrison Crouse, first place for 11-year-olds; More...

Path Valley Speedway News

Tyler Walton started third in the 600cc Micro Sprint feature and when the green dropped Walton dropped low and beat the front row of Al Potosky and Chandler Leiby to turn one for the lead. More...

Chosen As All-Star At Basketball Camp

Tanner Henry, a senior center basketball player from Forbes Road, was recently named an All-Star at the prestigious Keystone State Invitational Basketball Camp held at Slippery Rock. More...

Family

Fraker/Gobin Family Holds Reunion

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held July 11 at Kenny Fraker’s “Kennywood” picnic grounds at Fort Littleton. More...

Celebrates Second

Emma Elizabeth Viener celebrated her second birthday on August 5, 2010. She is the daughter of Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jerry William Mellott Jr., 36, Needmore, and Trudy Kaye Cole, 40, Needmore. More...

Dublin Twp. Addresses Allegations

Road crew repaired potholes on private property

Having launched a personal investigation into allegations involving the misappropriation of township funds, the chairman of the Dublin Township Board of Supervisors announced a fellow supervisor did exhibit an error in judgement and assured those on More...

ATV Accident Victim Succumbs To Injuries

Cordell Carbaugh remembered as being a friend to everyone

A McConnellsburg man who fell from the front of a moving fourwheeler and was then accidentally run over succumbed to his injuries late last week. More...

Where’s The Nut?

Eastern gray squirrels, for the most part, are granivores and seed hoarders, but they’re more than willing to make a meal, if need be, out of most anything, including green apples. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

WERTZ In loving memory of Ray Wertz, who passed away two years ago in August: Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch, We still have many memories Of the one we loved so much Your memory is our keepsake With which we& More...

Cordell R. Carbaugh

McConnellsburg, 21

Cordell R. Carbaugh, 21, McConnellsburg, Pa., died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa. He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, on April 5, 1989, the son of Edward M. and Melinda A. More...

Grace I. Heefner

Hustontown, 89

Grace I. Heefner, 89, Hustontown, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Laidig, Pa., on October 30, 1920, the daughter of the late Harry E. and Blanche C. (Schooley) Shotts. More...

Letters

Eisenhower’s Words Describe Today’s Democrats

To The Editor: Following World War II, both parties courted Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to be their presidential candidate, and during his eight years as president, he often spoke and wrote “Why I am a Republican.” Some excerpts: More...

Legion Drops The Ball On Benefit Ride

To The Editor: I was in the process of organizing a benefit ride for a person in great need. So I thought I would ask the American Legion Post 561, McConnellsburg, if they would help sponsor the ride. But I thought wrong. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Tessa McGarvey, 19 on August 7; Jack Keen,Carl Johnston, Lynn Waite and Pat Horton, August 8; Kim Christian, Kim Waters, August 10; Lucas Suders, August 10; Darle Eader, August 9; Deanna Everhart, August 11; Erin Joy, August 6; Dr More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cody Myers, Phyllis Metz, Holly Shehan, Jamie Shope, Dick Rhoades, Ty Myers, Marcie Locke, Razi Grissinger, Kurtis Wible, Macy Armagost, Carol Roher, Dusty Anderson, Andrew Shehan, Robin Anderson, Wilda Drake, Arlene Martin and Jo More...

Hustontown

It seems we continue to deal with these warm days and without any rain. The farmers’ corn fields are really looking bad. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Grace Heefner and to the family and relatives of Tammy Shotts. More...

Community Bulletin Board

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...

Features

Cards Of Thanks

HAHN We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and giving in our time of need. Words cannot express the love this community has for people who have had a tragedy in their life. More...

TOD Agreement Can Reduce Hassles For Heirs

Among the reasons you work hard all your life may be so you can leave something to your children, grandchildren or other family members. More...

Church News

Special Speaker

Calvary Independent Baptist Church will host Professor Norman Johnston at three special services on Sunday, August 8. Pastor Johnston is formerly from Fulton County and is director of missions for Ambassador Baptist College in North Carolina. More...