September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Road Kill Cafe Recommended

In “Philadelphia Magazine”

A local favorite earned a mention in “Philadelphia Magazine’s” September issue in a story entitled “9 Easy Weekend Getaways.” One of the nine was Bedford County and writer Zoey Sless-Kitain advised, “For dinner, More...

JLG Lands $40M Military Contract

Navy orders 280 forklifts

JLG Industries announced Friday that it has been awarded another contract to build specialty vehicles at its McConnellsburg plant for the U.S. military. More...

Local & State

County Reviews Polling Place Petition Signatures

Polling place to move pending completion of new addition

The Fulton County commissioners were presented with a petition this week containing just over 250 signatures asking that the Licking Creek Township polling place again be relocated. More...

MHS To Present “Drop Dead, Juliet!”

Editor’s note: The News was informed Tuesday at presstime that one of “Drop Dead, Juliet’s’’ principal players had been injured and that the play could possibly be rescheduled. More...

FCMC Foundation To Hold Fundraiser

Auction to support CAMPaign Fund

On Wednesday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. More...

Letters

Greener Pastures Friend To Fulton’s Neglected Animals

To The Editor: More...

Greener Pastures Well Known To County’s Animal Lovers

To The Editor: More...

Omission Of Greener Pastures Unfair

To The Editor: This letter is concerning the topic of last week’s article about the need for a humane office in our county. Why wasn’t there any mention of the no-kill rescue Greener Pastures? More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Harold and Betty Hershey will observe their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 18, and Ted and Kellie Gress will observe their sixth wedding anniversary on September 18. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Michael Strait, Betty Heaster, Mikaela Stevens, Charlie Cutshall, Wade Patterson, Doug Flasher, Nelson Brown, Joan Holtry and Sherri Fleck. More...

Hustontown

Another week has arrived and also the dry weather continues to be with us. The community pig roast for Saturday at the Lions Park has been cancelled. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer Belleville Mennonite 3 Forbes Road 0 Belleville Mennonite dumped in two goals in the opening half of Monday evening’s non-league game and cruised to a 3-0 win over Forbes Road. More...

Local Golfers Compete In Mylan Classic

Local golfers Frank Shehan, Del Fraker, Greg Shaffer and Vance Mc- Clain played a round of golf Wednesday with Nationwide Tour professional Kyle Stanley. More...

Cowboys Last Stand Preserves Overtime Victory

Fulton County’s Varsity Cowboys took to the gridiron again Saturday, bringing their 2-0 record up against the North Huntingdon Steelers. More...

Family

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: tuna salad, carrots and celery sticks, potato soup, pita bread, jello. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Millersville University of Pennsylvania has announced the students who have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. More...

Grandparents And Fallen Heroes Honored At Open Mic Night

Open-mic night at Warfordsburg Senior Citizens building honored grandparents and 911 victims on Saturday September 11, 2010. More...

Hege Found Not Guilty In Arson Case

Deliberates for 35 minutes

A local farmer took the stand on his own behalf last Thursday and repeatedly denied having ignited a blaze that destroyed an estimated 500 bales of straw that were earmarked to bed his 300 head of cattle and turn a small profit at the auction. More...

Boro Deals With Short Agenda

Grants parade permits, discusses sidewalks, variance

McConnellsburg Borough Council members issued parade permits and discussed the county’s renovation project at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

16 Counties Designated As Primary Natural Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has desiganted 16 counties in Pennsylvania as natural disaster areas because of losses caused by drought that began May 25, 2010, and continues. More...

Fire Companies Reach Agreement In Ambulance Service Dispute

NVFC, Hancock Rescue attend Bethel Township meeting

The Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. and Hancock Rescue Squad have appeared to reach a mutual agreement on the Maryland-based company again providing advanced life support services to residents of Bethel Township. More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Berkstresser

Harrisonville, 70

Betty June Berkstresser, 70, Harrisonville, died at 8:45 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born May 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Page P. and Ruth E. (Hawbaker) Roher. More...

Kenneth L. Settle

Fort Mill, S.C., 50

Kenneth Leroy Settle, 50, of Fort Mill, S.C., died unexpectedly at 9:28 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center-Steele Creek. More...

Woodrow W. Keefer

McConnellsburg, 86

Woodrow W. Keefer, 86, a resident at Menno Haven Retirement Community and formerly of McConnellsburg, died Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 13, 1990

JLG Industries reported its third consecutive year of record sales and earnings for its fiscal year ended July 31, 1990. Fourth-quarter sales and earnings ’90were also higher than any quarter in the company’s history. More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger was submitted by Kay McGarvey of McConnellsburg and pictures Kay and her children at Frontier Town in Ocean City, Md., in 1966. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 11, 1980

A recently married young couple and a young serviceman died in an early morning blaze on Saturday which destroyed a two-story frame house in the village of New Grenada. More...

Police Reports

Two Vehicles Towed From Crash Scene

Two vehicles were towed from a crash scene at the intersection of Route 30 and Sipes Mill Road last Thursday morning. Pennsylvania State Police from the Mc- Connellsburg substation reported 78-year-old Anna K. More...

Waterfall Family Involved In Three-Car Collision

A family hailing from Waterfall were involved in a three-vehicle crash in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County, on Monday, September 6. More...

Sobriety Check- Point Scheduled

Pennsylvania State Police from Troop G will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Fulton County during the next few weeks. More...

Entertainment

SFHS Invites Community To Join Chorus

Southern Fulton High School choirs will be performing the Christmas musical “Night of Alleluias.” Once again, the choirs are inviting alumni, local church choir members and all interested adults in the community to join them in the perfo More...

Features

The Dangers Of Dogs Riding In Pickup Truck Beds

You may see it quite often as you’re driving around town: dogs riding in the back of trucks. You might even do it yourself. Why not? It seems so convenient to just load them up in the back and take them with you. It’s safe, right? More...

Library Corner

New large-print books at Fulton County Library include “Stay a Little Longer” by Dorothy Garlock, “Ghost Night” by Heather Graham, “Stork Raving Mad” by Donna Andrews, “Fly Away Home” by Jennifer Weine 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...

Philly Warns Church Over Bell-Ringing At 7 A.M.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A church could face daily fines after receiving a noise complaint over its 7 a.m. bellringing. More...