October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dems Prep For Midterm Election

Fall dinner features Conklin, Conners and Sestak aide

State Rep. Scott Conklin (D- 77) rallied the local Democratic base Saturday evening when he outlined the differences between gubernatorial candidates Democrat Dan Onorato and Republican Tom Corbett. More...

Local & State

Feds Radiating Americans? Mobile X-ray Vans Hit U.S. Streets

For many living in a terrorspooked country, it might seem like a great government innovation: Use vans equipped with mobile X-ray units to scan vehicles at major sporting events, or even randomly, for bombs or contraband. More...

Sheffield Named Deputy To Cmdr. At Letterkenny

After seven months of a vacant senior leadership position, an announcement was made to the workforce at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) last Tuesday afternoon that former Chief of Staff Mark Sheffield had been selected by Col. Cheri A. More...

Embers Cabinetry Sales Opens In Bt. Cabins

Offers flooring, cabinets, windows at new retail location; open during FFFF

A native of Schuylkill County, Paul “Buddy” Fegley fell in love with Fulton County five years ago during his frequent visits to the Raystown Lake region. More...

Letters

Bethel Residents Need 911 Emergency Service Clarified

To The Editor: The importance of 911 emergency service and its understanding by residents of Bethel Township is of critical importance. More...

Police Reports

Harrisonville Man Faces Charges In Bedford County

A 28-year-old Harrisonville man faces charges of driving under the influence and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia following a recent traffic stop in Everett Borough. More...

Energy Shots Stolen

A two-pack of Extenze energy shots valued at $3.99 was stolen from the Getty- Mart in Ayr Township at 11:52 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. More...

Pistol Found

A pistol was found in a wooded area around Knobsville on Monday, September 27, at 9 a.m. The owner of the lost firearm is asked to contact the McConnellsburg state police barracks by calling 717-485-3131. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer Forbes Road 3 Southern Fulton 0 More...

Plessinger, Wagner Take Wins At Path Valley

It has been said many times that racing is a family sport. That thought was very evident Friday night at Path Valley Speedway when two different pairs of brothers finished first and second in two different sprint divisions. More...

Fulton County Cowboys Results

Varsity: Steelers Blank Cowboys More...

Family

Engagement

Michael and Via Shaw of Needmore are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeneice Leigh Ann, to Nathan Paul Wuertenberg son of A. Kenneth Wuertenberg of Big Cove Tannery and Sara Wuertenberg of Berkeley Springs. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Tylec Johnson celebrated his fourth birthday on October 4, 2010. Helping him celebrate was his little brother, Adrian. He is the son of Tyrone and Misty Johnson of Vilseck, Germany. More...

School Good News Club Available To Local Students

From October to April, kindergarten, first- and second grade boys and girls in Central Fulton, Southern Fulton and Forbes Road school districts can hear about Jesus through a School Good News Club. More...

Animal Welfare Supporters Meet To Discuss Goals

Follow-up meeting set for October 11

Making true on her promise to rally local residents and neighboring humane societies and animal shelters, Fort Littleton resident Karen Croft spearheaded a meeting last week, with the nearly three dozen in attendance being vocal as well as supportiv More...

McConnellsburg Woman Dies In Route 30 Collision

A McConnellsburg woman suffered fatal injuries during a collision with a tractor-trailer last Thursday along Route 30 in Peters Township, Franklin County. Fifty-six-year-old Lana S. Group of McConnellsburg was pronounced dead at 3:38 p.m. More...

SF Releases Support Staff Bargaining Pact

Agreement begins retroactive to July 1, 2009

Members of the Southern Fulton School Board and the Southern Fulton Education Support Professionals Association, which acts as the bargaining agent for the district’s secretaries, cafeteria personnel, teacher aides and custodians, have finaliz More...

Obituaries

Cards Of Thanks

CHAMBERLAIN More...

In Memory

KERLIN In loving memory of Phyllis (Fix) Kerlin on her birthday, October 10: More...

Daniel E. Winter

McConnellsburg, 90

Daniel Emerson Winter, 90, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at his home. Born May 28, 1920, in Dott, Pa., he was the son of the late Morgan and Orpha Snyder Winter. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 4, 1990 ’90 Forbes Road School Board will sell a 1.28-acre tract of land behind the Dalco sewing plant in Hustontown to the Fulton County Industrial Development Association for $15,000 should the purc More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sipes, 76 on September 28; Linda Harr, September 28; Darlene Seiders, October 9; Merle Hovis, October 10; Hannelore Hann, October 11; Nadine Carbaugh, October 11; Michael Glenn and Troy Smith, Octobe More...

Hustontown

What a beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy the wonderful, warm weather. Sorry to hear Morris Crouse is a patient at Harrisburg Hospital. We send speedy recovery wishes to him. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Bill Livezey, Janet Brown, Doug Schunk, Travis Cornelius, Dana Smith, Madison Hoover, Dolores Swope, Tim Anderson and Garrett McMath. Walnut Grove Jr. More...

Entertainment

New Book “Bloody Crimes” Eloquent and Wrenching

Just days earlier, they were two presidents who lived in White Houses separated by a few dozen miles and a canyon as wide as the world. More...

Racing Roundup

The winning streak by the Pennsylvania Posse against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove continued Friday night in the preliminary night of the Morgan Hughes National Open but came to a crashing halt on Saturday night in the National Open. More...

Biffle Wins At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Greg Biffle turned on the speed to win by over seven seconds in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway, ahead of Jimmie Johnson. “It’s a big win for us,” said Biffle. More...

Features

A Crowd’s Guide To Pronunciation

I no longer remember quite why, but a few weeks ago I had a professional need to know how to pronounce the name of Auguste Kerckhoffs. More...

Income Generation From Small Acreages

One of the most frequent requests that extension educators receive from the field comes from people who have just purchased a 2-to-3-acre farmette in the country. More...

The Potting Shed

Plants With “Good Scents” Move Indoors

It’s that time of the year. We begin to look at our plants in the garden and want to prolong their blooms. The solution is to move them indoors and continue to enjoy them. Not all More...

Church News

McConnellsburg Elementary To Begin Released Time Program

McConnellsburg Elementary Released Time is excited to announce that this year’s class is beginning. More...

Pa. Senate Approves Changes To Right-To-Know Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill approved Wednesday by the state Senate would make numerous changes to the Right-to-Know Law, including one that would allow a local agency to charge a per-page fee to someone reviewing a public record. More...