November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Names New EIT Collector

Conducts other routine business

In addition to passing a proposed 2011 budget (see story in this week’s “News”), McConnellsburg Borough Council also adopted a resolution naming a new local wage tax collector at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Veterans Day Services Relocated

Due to ongoing construction in front of the Fulton County Courthouse, the location of the November 11 Veterans Day observance has been changed. More...

Local & State

Sen. Eichelberger Receives Right-To-Work Statesman Award

Noted as strong advocate for worker freedom in PA

On Friday, November 5, 2010, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R-30) was named “Statesman of the Year” by Pennsylvanians For Right To Work (PARTW) at its annual Reagan Luncheon. More...

JLG/Oshkosh Donate To Local Fire Companies

JLG President Wilson R. Jones (center) presents an Oshkosh Corporation Foundation check for $20,000 to McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Commissioners Sit Down With District Judges

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall met with two of Fulton County’s magisterial district judges this week with issues ranging from redistricting to new office furniture. More...

Police Reports

Jewelry Stolen

Various pieces of jewelry were stolen from 459 Green Lane, Warfordsburg, between noon and 5:40 p.m. on Monday, November 1. The stolen items included earrings and necklaces to rings. More...

Man Accused Of Harassment

Derek James Peck, 27, of Harrisonville has been charged with harassment following an incident earlier last week at 2899 Back Run Road, McConnellsburg. More...

Mountain House Bar & Grill Cited

The Mountain House Bar & Grill in Ayr Township was recently cited by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for an alleged infraction that occurred on August 20. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Revival Walnut Grove Church of God, Maddensville, will hold fall revival services November 14-17 at 7:00 p.m. each night. Guest speaker will be Chris Elliot. All are welcome. More...

RECREATION

Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a shooting match Saturdays, November 13, 20 and 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Twelve-, 16-, and 20-gauge shells will be furnished with first- and second-place prizes awarded. More...

MEETINGS

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Whips Cove Cemetery Association will meet Wednesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the church social hall. All members are invited to attend. More...

Features

What Britain’s Cuts Mean For Its Place In The World

While cars smoldered in France following protests over pension reform, across the English Channel, Britain was digesting the harshest cuts in government spending and benefits since World War II, which promise to redefine the state and recast its posi More...

Use “Open Enrollment” To Help Meet Financial Goals

Financial Focus

November is a popular month for “open enrollment” – that time when you can choose from the options offered in your employer’s benefits package. More...

Church News

Special Services

Calvary Independent Baptist Church will hold Defenders of America Day November 21, 2010. Sunday School starts at 9:00 a.m., followed by morning worship services at 10:00 a.m. More...

Boro Holds The Line On 2011 Taxes

Proposed budget calls for decreased spending, no tax hike

McConnellsburg Borough Council approved a tentative 2011 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for no tax increases for borough residents. More...

Arson Remains Under Investigation

Trailers lost in blaze

An fire that destroyed two trailers and some surrounding woodland remains under investigation by a Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal. More...

Four Appear In Fulton County Central Court

Christopher Spriggs, Ryan Jefferson waive preliminar y hearings; Beverly Spriggs, Dale Newton granted continuances

Four people facing criminal charges were in Fulton County Central Court on Monday, November 1 and November 8, for preliminary hearings. More...

Extra, Extra Toddler Reads All About It!

Many people become interested in reading the newsaper as young adults. Not so for young John Berkstresser, who recently took time out of his busy day to read the Fall Folk Festival edition of The Fulton County News. More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Davis

Dawsonville, Ga., 83

Betty Jane Davis, 83, Dawsonville, Ga., died Sunday November 7, 2010, at her residence. Born February 17, 1927, in Big Cove Tannery, she was the daughter of the late John and Lelia Culler. She had lived in Dawson County since 1996. More...

Mary E. Markle

Breezewood, 91

Mary E. Markle, 91, of Breezewood, died Thursday, October 28, 2010, with her family by her side. She was born on January 24, 1919, in Clearville, Pa., a daughter of the late Ira and Edna E. (Grove) Conner. More...

Carl A. Fletcher

Warfordsburg, 77

Carl Alvin Fletcher, 77, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Jane Lamison of Cooper Lane recently spent several days with her daughter, Peggy Lee, and husband Terry Moore of New Jersey. While there she attended the wedding of her grandson, Robert Barger, to Rachel Smith. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Kolton Gaff, Gavin Myers, Penny Mixell, Bernie McMath, Jody Newman, Bonnie Anderson, Derrick Grissinger, Scott Shehan, Neil Shehan, Jean Fleck, Bea Covert, Samantha Hiles, Sherry Collins, Danny Fleischer and Tim Henry. More...

Hustontown

The weatherman provided us with a really nice weekend, and I guess we get to enjoy a few nice days ahead. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Verna Appleby, who passed away last week. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Field Hockey Indian Valley 5 Forbes Road 1 More...

Hamlin Leads The Sprint Cup Battle

FT. WORTH, Texas – There’s a new NASCAR Sprint Cup leader and his name is Denny Hamlin. Hamlin won Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to take the point lead away from Jimmie Johnson with just two races left. More...

Racing Roundup

The 2010 World of Outlaws racing season came to an end over the weekend as record cold temperatures froze the sellout crowd at the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Levi Wade Knepper, son of Adam and Kimberly Knepper, Hustontown, celebrated his first birthday October 26, 2010. Proud grandparents are Chuck and Penny Knepper, Waterfall, and Judy and Terry Bishop, Big Cove Tannery. More...

Celebrates First

Rylee Isabelle Lockard celebrated her first birthday on October 27, 2010. She is the daughte of Mallory Welsh of McConnellsburg and Joshua Lockard of Robertsdale. More...