August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

JLG 3rd-Quarter Sales Show Increase

Up 77 percent over last year

JLG Industries’ sales peformance during its fiscal 2010 third quarter ending June 30 showed an increase of 77 percent over very low sales the same quarter last year, according to parent company Oshkosh Corp. More...

Local & State

Family Mourns Loss Of Son

Cordell Carbaugh remembered as “miracle child”

Still fresh with grief over the loss of their son following an all-terrain vehicle accident, Ed and Melinda Carbaugh paused last week to remember their son, Cordell, as sociable, loving and someone who could get along with anyone. More...

Social Security To Pay Out More In 2010 Than It Takes In

The Obama administration accentuated some positive news in its annual status report on Medicare and Social Security, but acknowledged that tough work remains to put both programs on sound financial footing. More...

Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding System Now At FCMC

Immediately following the Fulton County Medical Center medical staff meeting Tuesday, Central PA Surgical Associates Ltd. of Harrisburg announced it has chosen FCMC to perform the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system. More...

Letters

Schoen Explains Sewer Payments

To The Editor: Everyone should get on the sewer. It’s as good as an infected bicuspid. More...

Contact Info For ACTWU Pension Funds

To The Editor: This letter concerns those of you in the area who may have once belonged to the ACTWU and worked at Sagner in McConnellsburg or at Stanley in Chambersburg and feel that you may have pension funds due to you. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Deed Missing A 90-year-old Needmore man told state police a folder containing the deed to his property and other important paperwork was stolen from his vehicle between July 15 and July 22. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

Chad Layton waited out a long night at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to win the Jim Nace Memorial/ Dream Race Extreme. More...

Softball Team Named State Champs

Peckie’s Auto Body women’s softball team won the USSSA Maryland State Tournament held in Ocean City the weekend of July 31. More...

Montoya Wins Easily At The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N. Y. – Juan Pablo Montoya smoked the rest of the field on his way to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. He dominated the 90- lap race and finished over five seconds ahead of runner-up Kurt Busch. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Jersey Lee Knepper celebrated her second birthday on August 7, 2010. She is the daughter of Justin and Hillary Knepper. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HEEFNER The family of Grace I. Heefner is overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support given during her brief illness and death. Thank you to Drs. Martin, Stern, Iguchi, Rintoul, Donahoe and Edwards and to the emergency room nurses. More...

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 public programs at Cowans Gap State Park: More...

90th Annual County Fair Begins Sunday

Having spent much time laboring away in the barn, in the garden or over the stove, local residents are making their final preparations in anticipation of the 90th annual Fulton County that will get under way this Sunday. More...

Boro Council Objects To Consolidation

Joins townships in passing resolution

McConnellsburg Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution last Wednesday evening opposing two bills currently under consideration that could force local government mergers and consolidations. More...

Forbes Holds Executive Sessions

For labor negotiations and personnel discussion

The Forbes Road School District Board of Directors held executive sessions last Monday evening for purposes of discussing personnel and for labor negotiations. The sessions were held from 7:30 to 8:24 p.m. and from 8:25 to 9:09 p.m. More...

Obituaries

LaDonna I. Dennison

Artemas, 61

LaDonna “Jake” I. Dennison, 61, Artemas, died Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Western Maryland Health System Medical Center, Cumberland, Md. She was born October 27, 1948, in Artemas, a daughter of the late W. Kelly Elbin and Mabel R. More...

Edgar E. Keefer Sr.

Big Cove Tannery, 85

Edgar E. “Manny” Keefer Sr., 85, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. He was born in Ayr Township on July 4, 1925, the son of the late David L. and Ruth (Downin) Keefer. More...

James A. MacCumbee

Hancock, 76

James Andrew MacCumbee, 76, Hancock, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 9, 1990 Area golfers dreams will become reality on Saturday when Great Cove Golf Course opens its newly built back nine holes transforming it into a full-fledged 18 hole golf course. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Derek Keefer, 31 on August 4; Bill Harmon, 49 on August 9; Michele Pollock, August 13; Norma Ott, Donald Glenna and Marlene Savot, August 14; Frank Ingram and Alice Baum, August 16; Short Hendershot, Vic Erickson and Verna Harnish More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jody Shimer, Sue Oswald, Emily Greenland, Alexis Fogal, Craig Mitchell, Mike Greenland, Chad Ramsey, Allyson Barnett, Amber Reynolds, Joel Neville, Denny Cutshall, Mike Souders, Mahlon Shimer, Anita Greenland, Helen Redman, Erica More...

Hustontown

The summer temperatures continue to be with us, but we are still hoping for much-needed rain. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of George Mellott, who passed away. More...

Entertainment

Path Valley Speedway Results

Wagner And Morral With First Wins

Four drivers made their first appearance in victory lane at Path Valley in 2010. Two of them did it in their first start this year. And for one of them, it was their first win ever. More...

23nd Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Fulton County Fair is calling all bakers for the 2010 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie baking contest to be held on August 16, 2010, at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Raffle Winners

Winners for the raffle at the Wells Tannery homecoming on July 31 are as follows: Gun: Connie Brown. Lamp: Joe Helsel. Glider rocker: Norm Swope. Amish oak wastebasket: Frank Hoover. $40 cash: Bonnie Pittman. More...

Features

The Potting Shed

From Garden To Plate

Say the word flower and thoughts of a bouquet or a single bloom come to mind. Flowers can be more than that. We give them as gifts and place them at our table for decoration. Now see them in a different mode – good enough to eat. 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...