December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

McKee Sentenced In Baby’s Death

Found guilty in Oct. trial of first-degree child abuse resulting in death

A Warfordsburg area man convicted of first-degree child abuse resulting in death maintained his innocence during sentencing proceedings held last Wednesday before a courtroom of onlookers. More...

Keefer Pleads Not Guilty

Next scheduled to appear on April 12 for call of the list

A McConnellsburg man accused of sexually assaulting and molesting several young boys over a fiveyear time frame has entered a plea in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas to all 55 criminal offenses filed against him this summer. More...

Local & State

Christmas In McConnellsburg

Holiday shoppers Mark and Crystal Paylor look over Summer Thyme Floral’s display of products Saturday morning at the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s Christmas show in the Fulton Theatre. More...

Great Cove Pool Future Uncertain

GCGC president talks with commissioners

As revenue has continued to drop in recent years at Great Cove Golf and Recreation, the Fulton County commissioners learned this week club officials have already begun taking steps to reduce their expenditures for 2011. More...

Forbes Road Board Reorganizes

Brant re-elected president; Carmack is VP

The first order of business for Forbes Road School Board directors at their regular meeting last Monday evening was the annual reorganization of the board. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 13, 1990 ’90 McConnellsburg Jaycees and Women of Today sponsored a community Christmas party December 7 on the courthouse lawn. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Erin Shafer, December 20; Dena McGarvey, December 20; Judy Seville, December 22; Barb Sowers, December 18; Shorty Bivens, December 19; Connie Cunningham, December 17; and Edith Rhodes, December 19. More...

Hustontown

The weekend sort of set up winter weather and some slippery roads. Some church services were cancelled. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Lois McGowan, who passed away last week. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Forbes Road 53, Belleville Mennonite 36 More...

Basketball

Forbes Road 50, Belleville Mennonite 17 Forbes Road kicked off its season Monday evening with a decisive 33-point ousting of Belleville Mennonite. More...

Racing Roundup

For the first time in his career, Big Cove Tannery Late Model racer Frankie Plessinger was honored as a Late Model track champion at Saturday night’s awards banquet for Hagerstown Speedway’s 2010 season. More...

Family

Celebrates Fifth

Riley Dale Shafer celebrated his fifth birthday on December 14, 2010. He is the son of Brian and Erin Shafer of Harrisonville. Riley’s grandparents are Pat and Glenda Shafer of McConnellsburg and Danny and Carla Lake of Harrisonville. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheese ravioli, green beans, tossed salad, Italian bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: meatball sandwich, pasta salad, applesauce, roll, jello. More...

Marriage Licenses

George Abraham Hose, 61, Big Pool, Md., and Linda Lou Hawbaker, 62, Big Pool, Md., applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks

Larry Cordell and Craig Knepper, with his son, Ruben, play the part of the shepherds in the United Methodist Church’s living nativity Saturday morning at the McConnellsburg church. More...

Clark Charged With Animal Cruelty In Pig Deaths

DA, police dispel pig death-related rumors

On the heels of 832 counts of animal cruelty being lodged against an area farmer, Pennsylvania State Police and the Fulton County district attorney met this week to dispel a variety of rumors that originated when hundreds of pig carcasses were recen More...

Wuertenberg Reappointed Southern Fulton Board President

Meeting with architects to review feasibility study set for January 18

Kenny Wuertenberg and Patrick Bard will again serve as president and vice president of the Southern Fulton School Board following a unanimous 8-0 roll-call vote last Tuesday evening during the board’s annual reorganization meeting. More...

Obituaries

Nora E. Christian Angle

West Haven, 65

Nora Eileen Christian Angle, 65, West Haven, died Monday, December 6, 2010, at Davis Hospital from surgical complications. She was born August 2, 1945, in McConnellsburg, to James and Betty Deshong Christian. More...

Veryle J. Hann

Needmore, 84

Veryle J. Hann, 84, Needmore, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg. He was born in Needmore, on August 11, 1926, the son of the late Charley E. and Irene M. (Mellott) Hann. He was the husband of Olive E. More...

Lois I. McGowan

Hustontown, 80

Lois I. McGowan, 80, Hustontown, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., on September 21, 1930, the daughter of the late Vaughn and Ruby (Strait) Barnett. More...

Letters

Change In Bus Route Jeopardizes Children’s Safety

To The Editor: Lesson to be learned. Classroom teacher: Does anybody know where Burnt Cabins is located in Pennsylvania? No answer: Huh. More...

When Is Saftey An Isssue For School?

To The Editor: For the last four months we have been trying to get a bus stop back to the way it has been for six years. On August 26 a bus driver for Bus 29 showed up late. More...

Police Reports

Wire Stolen

Approximately 1,000 feet of 4/3 gauge wire belonging to the Mellott Co., was stolen from a storage facility located at the intersection of Pigeon Cove and Stillwell roads, Warfordsburg, between November 24 and December 2. More...

Crime, Patrol Activity Report Released

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg substation recently released their November statistical report of criminal and patrol activity in Fulton County. More...

Car Hits Embankment

A 1998 Chevrolet Metro spun into an embankment along Great Cove Road in Bethel Township last Tuesday after a white-tailed deer crossed in front of the southbound car. Driver Jeremy E. More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS

Living Nativity Calvary Independent Baptist Church presents a living nativity Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the church, 140 Mc- Governs Lane, McConnellsburg. Admission is free. More...

RELIGION

New Year’s Eve Services My Father’s House Ministries, 1653 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, will hold a special New Year’s Eve service on December 31, at 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to join in as we bring in the New Year. More...

RECREATION

Christmas Party United Presbyterian Church Christmas party will be held Sunday, December 19, at 5:00 p.m. All are invited to share a meal with treats for dessert. Santa will be making a visit. More...

Church News

Re-Creation To Perform At Cito

Cito United Methodist Church announces that Re-Creation, the full performance singing and dancing group from Port Treverton, Pa., will present the show “An Evening of Christmas” in McConne More...

New LDS Missionary Joins Hancock Ward

Sister Caitlyn Byers, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in the Hancock area for two months before being assigned to another location. More...

Ebenezer Sunday School Donates To Food Basket

Robert Paruch, treasurer of Ebenezer UMC Sunday School of the Harrisonville charge, presents a check for $1,520 to Fulton County Food Basket Director Sue Cubbage. More...