November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Local & State

Newton Waives Hearing

Two children accuse man of beating them with stick

With a court reporter on-site and ready for a preliminary hearing, a Warfordsburg area man opted to waive his right to a hearing Monday regarding allegations he assaulted two small children with a broken wooden stick over a period of several months. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday and Tuesday: no school. Wednesday, December 1: soft pretzel, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Thursday, December 2: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Capital Blue Cross Medicare Product Ranks High Nationally

SeniorBlue, a Medicare health maintenance organization product of Capital BlueCross, wholly owned subsidiary, Keystone Health Plan Central, is ranked No. 22 in the nation and No. More...

McConnellsburg Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Dalton Garlock, Larkin Shearer, Casey Taylor, Sara Beth Winegardner. Grade ten: Caitlin Glazier, Andrew Smith, Jesse Swope, David Welsh, Kylie Zittle. More...

MHS Class Of 1948 Holds 62nd Reunion

McConnellsburg High School class members of 1948, now in their 80s, met for their 62nd annual rally on Sunday, October 17, 2010. These class members have been gathering informally every year for several decades. More...

Gas Driller Ends Work In Two NE Pa. Counties

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A natural gas driller has ended operations in two northeastern Pennsylvania counties after the company deemed them unlikely to produce commercially viable wells. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary has continued its character education program this year. It is believed that characater counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Southern States Holds Annual Meeting

The 88th annual stockholder’s meeting of Southern States Cooperative was held on Wednesday, November 17, at the cooperative’s Richmond, Va., headquarters. More...

Firefighters Stumble Upon Old, Bloodied Props

WASHINGTON, Pa.(AP) – Firefighters who came to fight a western Pennsylvania hotel fire were shocked to discover a room splattered with blood and empty liquor bottles. More...

Pa. Jobless Rate Falls For 3rd Straight Month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell for a third straight month in October to 8.8 percent, as employers added nearly 16,000 jobs to their payrolls, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday. More...

Happy Meal Ban: No Toys For You!

Bye-bye, teenie beanies. In a move to slow skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to stop toy giveaways with unhealthy meals. More...

SF Hears Vo-Tech Update

Talks about delinquent submission of taxes by tax collector

The newly selected, part-time executive director of the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School sat down with the Southern Fulton School Board last week to recap several issues ranging from student achievement and cost-cutting measures to cur More...

Prepare For Cooler Weather

With chilly autumn weather already upon us, residents are not only reminded to begin making preparations for the use of residential heaters ranging from furnaces and wood stoves to electric space heaters but to take that extra lifesaving step and ch More...

Liquor Board Shelves Fee Increases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is backing away from planned increases in handling fees that it levies on manufacturers of liquor and wine. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

PennDOT To Partner With Police For ‘Operation Safe Holiday’

Enforcement to focus on impaired, aggressive driving and seat belt use

PennDOT will again partner with police agencies across the state for “Operation Safe Holiday” from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s holiday. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken w/gravy, carrots, applesauce, biscuit, brownie. Tuesday: lasagna, broccoli, tossed salad, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Christmas Tree Show Planned

Three Springs Historical Society will be sponsoring its annual Christmas Tree Show at the Three Springs Ambulance Building on Saturday, November 27, from noon until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 28, from noon until 5:00 p.m. More...

Bald Eagles Spend Afternoon On Big Cove Tannery Farm

This pair of bald eagles spent the afternoon a couple of Saturdays ago by a pond on Dasher Mountain Farm near Big Cover Tannery. More...

SF Elementary Honor Roll

First Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Joshua Beale, Connor Elbin, Drew Gordon, Hannah Keefer, Kaleigh Smith, Eli Strait, Ellie Strait, Ashley True. More...

CARDS OF THANKS

THANK YOU A special thank-you to all the local firefighters and personnel who responded to our emergency on Saturday, November 20, at 2977 Stoneybreak Road. Wishing you a safe and joyful holiday season. HENRY More...

Woman Charged In $16K Theft From Grocery Store

McKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) – Police have arrested the woman they say walked into a Pittsburgh-area grocery store and walked out with more than $16,000 in cash. More...