December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Catholic Mission Prepares “Treasures For Children”

fill a gift bag as they prepare to distribute Christmas gifts for children through the Catholic Mission’s “Treasures for Kids” project. More...

Local & State

Sliding Car Downs U.S. Postal Box

A volunteer fireman answering a fire call in McConnellsburg Friday morning lost control of his car on the firehall’s slippery, snow-covered parking lot on East Maple Street and knocked over the More...

Gas Prices: ‘Tis Not The Season For $3 A Gallon. What Happened?

Call it the Grinch in the gas tank. With only about 2-1/2 weeks until Christmas, the national price of gasoline is $2.98 a gallon, closing in on the three buck mark, a level the nation has never seen this late in the holiday season. More...

Needmore Scouts Load Christmas Trees

Eleven-year-old James Fuller Jr., a member of Boy Scout Troop 45 of Needmore, loads trees earlier this month at Hollenshead’s tree farm for the annual Mason Dixon Boy Scout Council Christmas tre More...

Letters

Kudos To Borough Council

To The Editor: After reading last week’s news items that the borough was not going to increase our taxes for another year, I just felt that I had to write an open letter and congratulate them. More...

Fulton County: Generous, Kind And Thoughtful

To the Editor, More...

MVFC Bears No Part In Mailbox Placement

To The Editor: The mailbox is missing again on Maple Street in front of the fire station. This time it was the fault of one of our firemen who was responding to the station for a fire call. More...

Police Reports

Two Charged In Domestic Dispute

Cassie Baer, 33, of Needmore and a 16-year-old male juvenile have been cited by state police as a result of a domestic dispute at 9151 Sipes Mill Road last Monday. More...

Television Stolen

A 25-inch Emerson flatscreen television valued at $500 was stolen from an apartment located at 110 South First Street in Mc- Connellsburg Borough on Monday, December 13, between 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. More...

D.C. Woman Cited After Accident

A female driver from Washington, D.C., was cited by state police for driving her eastbound vehicle at unsafe speeds along Interstate 70 on Friday, December 10. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Forbes Road 64, Everett 58 More...

Girls Basketball

Portage 59, Forbes Road 50 More...

Driving Career Of The Lynchburg Flash

Today’s story is about the beginning and end of Harlow Reynold’s driving career. More...

Features

Holiday Entertaining Tips To Impress Your Guests

Holiday entertaining can be impressive and delicious without stress or mess. With a few twists, you can make decorations sparkle with minimal hassle. More...

Staple Of “Holiday Decor Has A Deep History

Chances are, holiday revelers will find themselves underneath the mistletoe at least once this holiday season. While they might know what to do when that time comes, they might not know the history of that plant above their heads. More...

Did You Know?

Created by Ron Karenga, Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of African culture and heritage. More...

Church News

Christmas Program

Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, will hold their annual Christmas program on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. More...

SF Rejects Fact-Finders Repor t

District, teachers’ union to resume negotiations

As a follow-up to a unanimous decision on December 7, the Southern Fulton School Board voted a second time last Thursday to reject the fact-finders report that was prepared by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board after the board and members of the More...

Keefer Not Running For Commissioner

Bonnie Mellott Keefer, chair of the Fulton County commissioners, announced Tuesday that she will not be seeking re-election in 2011. “We have a great team of county workers, and together we have accomplished a lot. More...

Obituaries

Helen M. Covert

Shade Gap, 75

Helen M. Covert, 75, formerly of Shade Gap, died at 8:30 p.m., Monday, December 13, 2010, at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia. More...

Goldie J. Hershey

Mercersburg, 74

Goldie Jean Hershey, 74, Mercersburg, died at 6:00 a.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010, at her home. Born July 19, 1936, in Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary E. Higgins Straley. More...

Roger E. Reed Sr.

Berkeley Springs, 59

Roger Eugene Reed Sr., 59, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Warfordsburg, died Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 20, 1990

’90 Judge John Walker gave court approval on December 18 to the sale of land by the Forbes Road School District to Dallco Industries Inc. through the Fulton County Industrial Development Association. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 18, 1980

’80 The first accidental shooting of the hunting season in the county occurred around noon on Tuesday when 18-year-old Robert Skiles Jr. was hit in the hip by a pumpkin ball, shot by an unidentified hunter in the Meadow Ground Mountain area. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 31, 1970

’70 Three Fulton County boys have been named to receive the highest honor in the statewide FFA organization, having been nominated to receive the Keystone farmer awards for 1971. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Headley December 23; Kara Shives and Betty Cutchall, December 26; Mary K.Seville and Bill Agesen, December 28; Larry “Sebole” Seville and Dave Peck, December 29; and Isabel Miller, December 30. More...

Hustontown

Everyone is busy getting ready for the this special Christmas holiday. It is great to know we are celebrating a great occasion – the Savior’s birth. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Rylan Bennett, Ed Anderson, Joshua Edgin, Fred Steach Jr., Teresa Greenland, Miranda Greenland, Denny Fraker, Joe Tyson, Ronnie Horne, Donnie Horne, Lydia Souders, Sonny Flasher, Cindy Gahagan and Alton Madden. More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS

Christmas Eve Service Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, will be holding its annual Christmas Eve program Friday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. 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 Open House The board of directors and staff of the Fulton County Food Basket would like to invite all to a Christmas open house Monday, December 27, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Nattalee Marie Dickinson celebrated her first birthday on December 15, 2010. She is the daughter of Robbie and Danyell Dickinson, Hustontown. More...

Celebrates Second

Adrian Johnson celebrated his second birthday on December 18, 2010. He is the son of Tyrone and Misty Johnson of Vilseck, Germany. Helping him celebrate was his older brother, Tylec. More...

Enjoy Wildlife In Your Backyard!

Are you thrilled by the sight of wildlife in its natural environment? If so, you don’t need to travel for the experience. With a little effort, your own backyard can become a stopover for some of North America’s most colorful wildlife. More...