January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Ranks High In Tractor Deaths

Farmers, agricultural health advocates launch rollover protection program Jan. 4

For the first time, Pennsylvania farmers have access to a program that makes life-saving tractor equipment affordable and simple to order. More...

Three Springs Baby First Of New Year At J.C. Blair

J.C. Blair New Year’s Baby Colson Lee Holden, of Three Springs, arrived at 1:59 p.m. on January 1, 2011, to become J.C. Blair’s first delivery of the new year. More...

Ag Secretary Invites Young Detectives To Investigate Farm Show

Young visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show can become “Farm Show Detectives” exploring the agriculture industry by investigating where milk comes from, learning about food safety or discovering the important role farmland preservat More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: baked steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, cookies, juice. More...

Restrictions On Commercial Drivers Hauling Heating Oil, Propane Gas

State Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. More...

Pa. Couple Building Case For Sainthood

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) – After the Christmas tree is down and the new year ushered in, a couple from Loretto will lovingly wrap in archival paper thousands of documents about the life and thoughts of Prince Demetrius Gallitzin. More...

How To Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Thinking of retiring? After a lifetime of hard work and income tax, you probably want to get the most out of your social security dollars. Fortunately, social security is flexible enough to accommodate different circumstances. More...

Bird Carcasses Being Sent For Testing

BEEBE, Ark. (AP) – The carcasses of some of the nearly 2,000 red-winged blackbirds that inexplicably fell on an Arkansas town on New Year’s Eve night will be sent for testing to determine the cause of death. More...

Tips For Digestive Health

You can follow your heart or do what your brain tells you to do – but how often do you pay attention to your gut? More...

Boy, 4, Drowns In Manure Pit On Central Pa. Farm

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 4-year-old boy apparently fell into a partially frozen liquid manure pit on his family’s farm in central Pennsylvania and drowned. More...

Insulation Maker Thrives In Down Building Market

TREXLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Starting a construction related business in the midst of a recession and real estate bust in 2009 may not have seemed like a smart move. But for fiberAmerica in Upper Macungie Township, it appears to have paid off. More...

FFA Members Receive Degrees

In mid- December, four McConnellsburg FFA members were awarded their FFA Area degrees, in Altoona. The Area Degree is an award for FFA members in the Blair, Bedford, Fulton area. More...

2011-12 FAFSA Now Available

Families must complete form to access various forms of financial assistance

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the 2011-12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available online at PHEAA.org/FAFSA or fafsa. ed.gov beginning January 1, 2011. More...

Pa. Farm Show Begins Saturday

Thousands of animals, fun and exciting competitions and delicious food are among the many attractions awaiting visitors to the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said last week. More...

Health/Fitness Fair This Saturday

The public is invited to attend a health and fitness fair on Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alumni Community Center, East Cherry Street, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Ft. Littleton Drug Case Continued

Arraignment rescheduled

Mandatory arraignment scheduled for Tuesday in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas will be continued at a later date for a Fort Littleton area man accused of drug possession. More...

Farm Show To Feature Celebrity Chefs, PA Preferred Ingredients

Farm Show visitors can learn how to create culinary masterpieces using local ingredients during live cooking demonstrations and contests featuring popular chefs, said Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding Monday. More...

U.S. Gas Prices Pass $3 Mark

Will anything stop them from climbing higher?

Increased demand and declining supply are expected to keep the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas above $ 3 throughout 2011, but increased production from global refiners is expected to keep prices from increasing much further. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, January 10: oatmeal, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 11: waffles and sausage, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Women In Agriculture Conference Jan. 11 At Farm Show

Women involved in Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry are invited to attend the seventh “Women in Agriculture” conference from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Smart Financial Moves For New Parents

Financial Focus

If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). More...

Healthcare Reform 101: What Kicked In January 1?

The clock is ticking for healthcare reform. As Republicans take control of the House, defunding and eventually repealing one of President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishments are top GOP priorities. More...

Seattle Zoo Sloth Bear, 20, Dies

SEATTLE (AP) – A 20- year-old female sloth bear described by her keepers as ``feisty'' has died at Woodland Park Zoo during a health exam. Dr. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET December 27 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, couple 1438- 1450 lbs., $ 107 to $107.50; choice 2-3, 1262-1602 lbs., $101 to $104.50; select 1- 3, 1116-1444 lbs., $96 to $101. More...

Chamber Announces Christmas Storefront Window Winners

Summer Stiffler of Summer Thyme Floral, right, accepts the first-place blue ribbon award for her Christmas storefront window from “Christmas In McConnellsburg” co-chair Dawn Harnish. More...

Pa. Drops Pickle, Coal, Crayon To Mark 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Who needs a glittery crystal ball on New Year’s Eve, when you can drop pickles or coal or crayons? You name it, they drop it in Pennsylvania to mark the arrival of a new year. More...

GOP Strength Should Aid Governor Corbett

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov.-elect Tom Corbett will take office this month with an important advantage that always eluded Gov. Ed Rendell – a Legislature controlled by his own political party. More...