December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Nov. Jobless Rate Climbs

UE rate up by 1.6 percentage points

Fulton County’s jobless rate took a turn upward in November as jobless rates increased 1.6 percentage points from October due to a decrease in the county’s number of employed. More...

Local & State

Hamilton Automotive Donates $1,000 To Library

Hamilton Automotive employee Ken Shreve, front right, presents a $1,000 donation to Karole Peck, Fulton County Library staffperson, Tuesday morning at the library. More...

Democrats Honor Hendrickses With First-Ever Volunteer Award

Jack and Kathy Hendricks hold the Fulton County Democratic Committee’s Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the committee’s chair, Rheon Gelvin, right, and vice chair, Joy Dasher, left More...

Fulton County Girl To Compete In “Rising Star’’

Olivia Mills to sing in competition

Armed with a set of earbuds and lyrics on her lips, Fulton County’s best and brightest up-and-coming star will be showcasing her talent beginning next month in an 11- week singing competition known as “Rising Star.” More...

Letters

Tax Bill Victim Of Stupidity And Greed

To The Editor: Years ago an old fellow I’d met during my years as a journalist called with a “business proposition.” Intrigued, I drove to his home. More...

County Government Gets No “Kudos’’

To The Editor: After reading my friend’s letter in last week’s paper praising the borough for its good management, my immediate thought was “I wish I could say the same for our county government.” More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Public Opinion weekly honor roll student-athletes were Ryan Harper, Southern Fulton, and Tanner Henry, Forbes Road, for basketball. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a great Christmas as we celebrate the great occasion of the Savior’s birth. Again, the Master makes all things possible. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Southern Fulton 71, Berkeley Springs 43 More...

Girls Basketball

Forbes Road 63, Maryland School for Deaf 44 More...

PA Farm Show Set For January 8-15

The 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for Jan. 8– 5, is on track to be the best yet with many new features and attractions, as well as timehonored traditions. More...

Features

Easy Updates That Make Your Home Unique

Tired of cookie-cutter decor from the mall? Looking for ways to brighten up your home without doing major remodeling? Why not add a signature piece to every room that reflects your own unique style? More...

Turning Your Passion Into A Career

There’s nothing better than getting paid to do what you love, but few people know how to turn their interests into careers. More...

Shortcuts For Staying Healthy

Most Americans aren’t getting proper nutrition. More...

Ayr Adopts Final 2011 Budget

Hears request for financial support from golf course

Ayr Township supervisors adopted a final 2011 budget, heard a request for financial support from the Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club and passed three ordinances at their regular meeting on Monday evening. More...

Logger Dies In Timbering Accident

A Needmore area man succumbed to injuries last Tuesday in a logging accident in southern Fulton County. More...

Commissioners Mull Hotel Tax

Townhall meeting schedule set for 2011

The Fulton County commissioners on Tuesday kicked around the pros and cons of implementing a hotel tax in county and, as part of their discussion, agreed to check with other eighth-class counties in the commonwealth to get a better handle on cost an More...

Obituaries

Patricia A. Brubaker

Chambersburg, 46

Patricia “Patty” A. Brubaker, 46, Chambersburg, died at 10:24 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Hershey Medical Center. More...

Beulah M. Clever

Greencastle, 90

Mrs. Beulah M. “Boots” DeShong Clever, 90, a resident of Heritage Hills Retirement Community, and formerly of Greencastle, died at 7:15 a.m., Sunday, December 26, 2010, in Quincy Village where she was a 24-hour guest. More...

James M. Figard

Saxton, 49

James “Slope” M. Figard, 49, Saxton, died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus. Born March 2, 1961, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Marcia (Lynn) Allison and husband John R. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger was taken circa 1968 at the opening of Fulton Industries (now JLG Industries) and pictures Fulton Industrial Development Association (FIDA) directors and other members More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 27, 1990

’90 A Fort Littleton man died last Saturday, December 22, in Altoona General Hospital from injuries in a one-vehicle accident that morning along U.S. Route 522 near Shade Gap. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 25, 1980

’80 Temperatures dropped to near zero over the weekend, warming enough early in the week to promise a possible white Christmas by Thursday. Legal Services Inc., the office that provides free legal assistance for the needy, has a new lawyer. More...

Police Reports

Man Injured During Crash

A McConnellsburg man suffered moderate injuries to his head and face when a white-tailed deer jumped off an embankment and landed on the windshield of his northbound Ford F-150. More...

Two Escape Injury In Ayr Township Accident

Two McConnellsburg residents escaped harm on Wednesday, December 22, during a two-vehicle crash along Peach Orchard Road. More...

Hustontown Residents Cited In Burglary

Two Hustontown area residents have been arrested for burglary, theft and trespassing by Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg. More...

Community Bulletin Board

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

Alumni Gym Open The alumni community gym in Mc- Connellsburg will be open from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting Monday, January 3, for anyone who would like to get some exercise, walk or run. More...

MEETINGS

Historical Society Meeting Fulton County Historical Society’s winter meeting will feature Maranatha Productions of Lancaster in a live drama “Daniel Boone in Pennsylvania.” The public is invited to enjoy this interactive drama at 7 More...

Family

Happiness 101: Less Tweeting, More Meeting

On my Metro ride to and from work each day, I watch as hundreds of faces filled with contemplation, frustration, and annoyance look past one another. More...

Christmas ‘Star’: Some Theories On What The Magi Were Following

From the early pages of the Gospel of Matthew to holiday-greeting cards and carol scores of today, three Magi leaving Jerusalem and following a star hovering over Bethlehem has become one of the icons of the Christmas season. More...

What Your Eyes Tell You About Your Health

Everyone knows the eyes are the windows to the soul, but few people realize they are also windows to your overall health, allowing eye doctors to see signs of chronic conditions. More...