February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tower Bank Restructures Board Of Directors

McConnellsburg directors resign

According to a Security and Exchange Commission filing, Tower Bancorp Inc. More...

Local & State

FCMC Casino Night Raises $5,000 For Scholarship Program

The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation raised more than $5,000 as it set out to create a fun evening for those wishing to “beat the winter blues,” and it achieved just that with its new Casino Night event held Saturday, January 29, a More...

Husband, Wife Guilty Of Burglary

Believing “detailed eyewitness testimony” given on behalf of the commonwealth Friday, a jury convicted a husband and wife from the Crystal Spring area of breaking into a friend’s apartment to steal knickknacks, home decor and DVDs. More...

Buterbaugh Announces Candidacy

Richard “Rick” Buterbaugh would like to announce his candidacy for county commissioner for the Republican Party. Rick resides in the borough of McConnellsburg with his wife Debbie (Richards) and two children Chris and Jenny. More...

Letters

Ask Drivers To Extend CourtesyTo Funeral Processions

To The Editor, More...

Endorses District Attorney

I note with pleasure in the January 13, 2011, “News” the announced candidacy of Mr. Travis Kendall for the office of district attorney. I firmly believe that Mr. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

The Friendship Class of the McConnellburg United Methodist Church was busy last Thursday and Friday making their soup and holding a bake sale of pies and apple dumplings. More...

Hustontown

The weatherman gave us a little sample of the winter punch for the weekend, but predictions are for more snow this week. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Joe Gearhart, Aiden Barnett, Nelson Nead, JoAnne Benson, George Anderson, Barb Keebaugh, Heath Hilbert, Dale Stains Jr., Stephen Hall, Alena Anderson, Connie Mc- Math, Jack Myers, Tim Streightiff, Kala Cutshall, Barron Ta More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Fannett-Metal 68, McConnellsburg 50 More...

No Memorial For Father By Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently has a lot of unhealed emotions regarding the death of his father during the 2002 Daytona 500. During last week’s Charlotte Media Tour, Dale Jr. More...

Racing Roundup

The 2011 racing season kicks off this week as the All- Star Circuit of Champions begin its season in Georgia tonight ( February 2) at Screvens Motor Speedway. More...

Features

Global Warming Waning?

2010 tied as warmest year on record

Last year tied 2005 as the warmest year on record, federal climatologists said last Wednesday, adding that an analysis of the year’s data strengthened the notion that greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are continuing to warm Earth&rsquo More...

George Washington’s First War: His Early Military Adventures

The nascent career of George Washington is nothing to wax sentimental about. The boy colonel of the Virginia militia learned his trade on the job, slogging through battles along the Colonial frontier against the French and Indian nations. More...

Seed Starting Indoors

The Potting Shed

Get a jump on the growing season and start vegetable and flower seeds indoors. It can be as simple as filling a container with moistened soil less medium, sowing your seeds, labeling them and putting the container into a loosely closed plastic bag. More...

Citizens Speak Out To Save County Jail

Ask commissioners to reconsider razing jail

Three McConnellsburg area men unhappy with the county’s recent decision to abandon a renovation of its mid-19thcentury jailhouse and raze it to build a new jail in its place met with the county commissioners on Tuesday morning to voice their co More...

Animal Welfare Group Discusses PA Dog Law

More than 20 citizens concerned about the lack of resources available for stray and neglected/abused animals here in Fulton County met Monday, January 10. More...

Young Girl Lands Role In TV Hit “Hawaii Five-O”

Cameran Jamison part of call-back cast

Having been told since an early age she should be a model, Cameran Jamison is always prepared for any photo opportunity. More...

Obituaries

Cards Of Thanks

BRADSHAW The family of Harold “Gene” Bradshaw would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, visits, food, beautiful flowers, cards, prayers and support during his illness and passing. More...

Alda Ruth Dubbs

Hustontown, 75

Alda Ruth Dubbs, 75, Hustontown, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. Born June 3, 1935, in Hustontown, she was the daughter of the late Percy L. and Cecil (Abbott) Fetters of Hustontown. More...

Maynard C. Gordon

McConnellsburg, 90

Maynard C. “Bill” Gordon, 90, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa. He was born in Needmore, on April 8, 1920, the son of the late Morgan and Carrie (Kershner) Gordon. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger was submitted by the Fulton County Historical Society and pictures students of the Webster Mills school. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 31, 1991

Marine Maj. George Cutchall was recognized by many of his friends in Fulton County when he appeared on television during the Super Bowl game in an update on the Persian Gulf War, talking to his men on land mines. He is a demolition expert. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 29, 1981

Ceremonies to celebrate the return of the hostages will be held at the courthouse on Friday at noon and a large crowd from throughout the county is expected. Other communities across the nation have chosen Thursday as the day for celebration. More...

Police Reports

Two Hustontown Residents Charged

Two Hustontown area residents were cited by state police for drinking and drugrelated offenses following a single-vehicle collision along Waterfall Road. More...

Mailboxes Struck

A stand holding five mailboxes along Plum Hollow Road was struck by an unknown, westbound vehicle on Sunday, January 23. According to state police, the 11:45 p.m. More...

McConnellsburg Man Faces DUI Charges

A 43-year-old man from McConnellsburg faces charges of driving under the influence and various traffic offenses in connection with a single-vehicle accident on Great Cove Road. More...

Entertainment

FRHS To Present “Footloose”

Forbes Road High School Drama Club members rehearse for their upcoming musical adaptation of the film “Footloose.” Leads in the musical are ninth grader Kyle Schoen and Olivia Mills, tent More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

100th Anniversary Of Cito Church Cito United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. 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

Free Meal A free community meal will be held on Saturday, February 12, at 4 p.m., at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Waterfall Road. Menu will be roast turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert and drink. Everyone welcome to attend. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jesse and Taren (Staley) Kling of New Park, Pa., announce the birth of their first child, a son, Ryder Gage. Ryder was born December 28, 2010, weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches long. More...

Celebrates Second

Cohen Ronald Wible, son of Jeremy Wible and Tami Ulsh, celebrated his second birthday on January 8. His special day was celebrated with a John Deere-themed party accompanied by lots of friends and family at Celebrations Unlimited. More...

ACM Dean’s List

Three hundred and ninety one students were named to the Allegany College of Maryland dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester, according to Dr. Heather Perfetti, ACM vice president of instructional affairs. More...