January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hancock Teen Dies In Crash

Two Warfordsburg men suffer injuries

A Hancock, Md., teenager died while his passengers from the southern end of Fulton County suffered serious injuries Friday evening when their car crashed into a ravine along U.S. 40 in Maryland. More...

JLG Introduces New Lift

Oshkosh Corp. subsidiary JLG Industries said last week that it is introducing a new model to the JLG line of boom lifts – the 340AJ. More...

Local & State

Wagner Wraps Up NFL Cheerleading Career - Free Access

Danielle McGarvey Wagner a leader on and off the field

Armed with the grace of a dancer and poise of a pageant queen, Danielle McGarvey Wagner has all the qualities needed to be a leader both on and off the football field. More...

Central Fulton Conducts Brief Meeting

Central Fulton School Board attended to a variety of business last Tuesday in a brief amount of time, with the majority of issues related to personnel. More...

Dasher Announces Candidacy

Local farmer Irvin Dasher has announced his candidacy for the office of Fulton County commissioner. He will run on the Democratic ticket. Dasher was born and raised on a beef cattle farm in Howard County, Md. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peg’’ Gordon, 92, on January 31; Wylan Gress, January 31; Thomas Glenn, January 29; Ike Bivens, January 30; Clarence Weimer, January 31; Tom Strait, January 29; Chase Novak, 12, February 1; Bob Miller an More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Lori Lupey, Wanda Horton, Etta Cutshall, Treva Madden, Sawyer Hollibaugh, Victor Watkins, Crystal Taylor, Larry Steele and Dick Anderson. Happy 85th birthday wishes to John Hann. More...

Hustontown

January is giving us those typical January temperatures that are cold, of course. Quite a lot of folks were interested in the football game between the Jets and Steelers. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Basketball FCCCS 30, Frederick 14 The Fulton County Community Christian School Chargers held Frederick to two points during the third quarter Monday evening and cruised to a 30-14 non-league win. More...

Racing Roundup

Well as people continue to count down the days until the February 26 Lincoln Speedway opener, I continue to look at the thermometer and this weekend it told me it was darn cold and way too cold to go racing! More...

District 5 Basketball Standings

BOYS A Shade 9 0 Southern Fulton 9 1 Berlin 9 2 Shanksville 6 4 Forbes Road 7 5 Salisbury 7 5 Hyndman 5 More...

Features

PARADE OF LITTLE PEOPLE

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Tips For Modernizing Your Bathroom

Whether your bathroom is in need of repairs or you’re simply looking to create a more welcoming space, modernizing can be a fun and cost-effective experience. More...

Close Shave: Old-Fashioned Ritual On Cutting Edge

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Say bye-bye to bristle. No cutting corners, guys. If you’re seeking a babyfaced shorn identity – lather up and do as your granddaddy did. More...

So. Fulton Building Options Revealed

Board to further discuss feasibility study possibilities

Former school administrator Dr. David Stricker told members of the Southern Fulton School Board last week their willingness to consider options regarding the future of district facilities is a “huge deal.” More...

Area Woman Charged In Franklin Co. Drug Bust

A McConnellsburg area woman was among 16 individuals arrested last Thursday following a yearlong investigation by the Franklin County Drug Task force and various law enforcement agencies. More...

Former Tax Collector Requests Payment

SF board addresses future tax collection issues through new policy

Having resigned from her position with Union Township for health reasons, a former tax collector made an appearance before the Southern Fulton School Board last week to inquire as to when she would be paid for her duties. More...

Obituaries

Georgia J. Deshong

79, McConnellsburg

Georgia J. DeShong, 79, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away Friday, January 21, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa. More...

Robert Hetrick Hunter

86, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Robert Hetrick Bob Hunter, 86, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 24, 2010. More...

Thomas J. Kratz

19, Hancock

Thomas James Kratz, 19, of Hancock, Md., died Friday, January 21, 2011, near Hagerstown, Md. Born July 16, 1991, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of William T. Kratz Jr. and Sherri A. Swain Kratz of Hancock. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger belongs to the Fulton Co. Historical Society’s C.B. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 24, 1991

David R. Hoover II was named McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.’s Fireman of the Year at its 29th annual banquet held on January 19 at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 22, 1981

A full busload of people left McConnellsburg early Tuesday to attend the inauguration of President elect Ronald Reagan in the nation’s capital. More...

Police Reports

Credit Card Used Fraudulently

A Gander Mountain MasterCard belonging to a 55-year-old McConnellsburg man was fraudulently used to make a purchase in September 2010 at Ritz Camera. The purchase totalled $1,800. More...

Jeep Strikes Utility Pole

A 16-year-old Warfordsburg teen escaped harm on Wednesday, January 19, when a westbound 1993 Jeep Wrangler ran off Buck Valley Road and crashed into a telephone pole. More...

Truck Crashes Along I-70

A westbound 2007 Chevrolet Silverado slid off Interstate 70 on Friday, January 21, and struck an embankment with its right front end and then with its left rear. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Ladies Bible Study An interdenominational six-week ladies Bible study on “When God’s People Pray” by Jim Cymbala will be held starting Thursday, January 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Cito United Methodist Church. More...

RECREATION

Shooting Matches Hustontown Fire Co. will hold shooting matches February 12, 19 and 26 at the firehall. Shells will be furnished and prizes awarded. Open Stage Hustontown Fire Co. will hold an open stage February 26 at 6 p.m. at the firehall. More...

FOOD & DINING

Food Auction Cancelled Hustontown Fire Co.’s food auction for January 28 has been cancelled due to the sickness of the supplier. More...

Family

Celebrates First

Jace Bryden Fletcher, son of Jeremy and Nicole Fletcher, McConnellsburg, celebrated his first birthday on January 20. He is the grandson of Denny and Leanne Pollock and Bryan and Debbie Fletcher. He is blessed to have several great-grandparents: K. More...

Named To Dean’s List

Dane T. Gordon, son of Dan and Jennifer Gordon of Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester. Dane is a junior majoring in electronic media arts. More...

Cards Of Thanks

FOSTER Mere words do not seem enough to cover all the love and kindness shown us during my knee operation and recovery, and my 80th birthday. More...