September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Locals Embrace Rally

County residents fill bus to attend rally

Touted as an event to honor our nation’s military, county residents in attendance at Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” rally seemed to be generally pleased with not only the nonpolitical message offered by an array of guest speake More...

Local & State

Mortgage Rates At Record Lows

Refinances are up, sales are not

Steadily dropping mortgage rates, which hit a record low 4.42 percent in numbers released last week, appear to be stimulating housing-market activity. Loan applications rose 13 percent in the week that ended Friday, Aug. More...

The Moon Is Shrinking. No, Seriously

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR P.T. Barnum would have fun with this one: The incredible shrinking moon. But it’s true. Images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have uncovered evidence that the moon is shrinking. More...

FFA Member To Perform At National Convention

When the lights are dimmed and hush descends upon an audience of more than 54,000 at the nation’s largest annual student convention this Oct. More...

Sports

Boris Said Finally Gets A NASCAR Win

MONTREAL, Canada – Boris Said won Sunday’s Nationwide Series road-race near Montreal, Canada, for his first career NASCAR victory, after years of trying. “It’s unbelievable,” he said. More...

Cowboys Open With Victory

The varsity Cowboys opened the season with a come-from-behind victory over perennial contender Juniata Valley Eagles. More...

Dicely Doubles Up At Path Valley

There are several drivers at Path Valley Speedway who compete in more than one class, often running two different cars on the same night. Mike Dicely ran all three Micro Sprint divisions last Friday night, winning two of them. More...

Features

Making The Switch To An Ob-Gyn

Adolescence – the period between puberty and adulthood – is a challenging and sometimes confusing stage of life. More...

Conservation Corner

Hazardous Waste Collection September 18 Household collection only

On Saturday, September 18, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a household hazardous waste collection even More...

Financial Focus

Be Prepared For Return Of Estate Tax

There’s never really a bad time to do estate planning. But in the months ahead, you may have an extra incentive to look at your estate plans. Why? Because changes are coming to estate tax laws – so you’ll want to be ready. More...

Church News

Birthday Celebration Held

Ron and Connie Richards entertained more than 200 friends and family at their Ayr Township farm on Saturday to celebrate Ron’s 65th birthday. More...

Celebrate 60th Anniversary

David and Suzanne Elliott of Hancock celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 22 with family and friends, some coming from as far away as Utah, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia, at Camp More...

Cards Of Thanks

CARBAUGH We would like to thank all our neighbors, friends and family for their prayers, food, flowers and visits during the death of Cordell. Special thanks to Pastor William Swope and Mc- Connellsburg Fire Co. More...

Jobless Rate Shows No Sign Of Recovery

Unemployment rate continues to fluctuate slightly

Fulton County’s jobless rate continues to show no sign of recovery as July’s rate was up seventenths of a percentage point from June’s, showing a gain in those unemployed and a decrease in those employed. More...

Rally Celebrates God, Hope And Military

Restoring Honor rally, message draws hundreds of thousands

Officials are estimating as many as 650,000 individuals flocked to the stairs of Lincoln Memorial and surrounding area of the National Mall to hear words of inspiration and pay homage to the military as part of the “Restoring Honor” rall More...

Ayr Makes Annual MVFC Donation

Discusses Route 16/JLG turn lane

Ayr Township supervisors heard a brief presentation from the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. and discussed the Route 16/JLG turn lane with their engineer at their regular meeting last Thursday evening. More...

Barnett Sentenced In Drug Delivery Case

Ordered to serve time in a state correctional institution

Judge Carol L. Van Horn took into account a McConnellsburg man’s prior record as well as the countless times he was unsuccessful in completing drug and alcohol treatment when handing down his latest sentence this week. More...

Obituaries

Ellen J. Mullenix

McConnellsburg, 62

Ellen Jones Mullenix, 62, of McConnellsburg, died Sunday, August 29, 2010, at her residence. Born October 26, 1947, in Roaring Spring, Pa., she was the daughter of Dorothea Kathleen (Sprowl) Jones of Williamsport, Md., and the late Robert L. More...

Thelma J. Chilcote

Hustontown, 65

Thelma Jean Chilcote, 65, Hustontown, Pa., died at 10:14 p.m, Monday, August 30, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 22, 1945, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Shelly P. and Alice (Becker) Taylor. More...

Martha E. Black

Newville, 85

Martha E. Black, 85, a resident of Green Ridge Village, Newville, formerly of Upper Strasburg, died Saturday, August 28, 2010, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Janet Booher, Peyton Fritz, Westdon Kelley, Kean Goshorn. L. More...

Our Town

The senior center folks had a picnic and enjoyed other activities at the farm of Charles Cook on Friday, August 27. More...

Hustontown

We had another beautiful weekend. Only a little warm and badly in need of rain. Shawn and Jackie Berkstresser and son Ryan of Slippery Rock visited in the home of Bob and June Bennett in Carlisle. More...

Community Bulletin Board

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: honey mustard chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, mandarin oranges. More...

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School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, September 6: no school. Tuesday, September 7: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Wednesday, September 8: cinnamon bun, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Family

Graduates

Airman Kurt A. Mellott graduated from Lackland, Texas, Air Force Base as an honor graduate August 5, 2010. Kurt is the son of Leon and Priscilla Mellott of Needmore. More...

Shelter Manager Who Mistook Pet For Coyote Resigns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Franklin County Humane Society shelter manager has resigned following criticism after she misidentified someone's pet dog as a coyote and had it removed. More...

Birth Announced

Nathan and Tiffanie Horton, of Fairfield, Pa., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brennan Keith Horton. Brennan was born in Gettysburg Hospital on July 18, 2010, at 5:48 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...