February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Youths To Learn Dangers Of Driving

Safe A Life Tour coming to Fulton County

In hopes of making an impact on youths within Fulton County’s rural community, several local organizations have banded together in a grass-roots effort to secure funding necessary to share an important antidrinking and driving message with area More...

Relay For Life Kickoff This Sunday

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fulton County Committee is holding a kickoff on February 13 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion of McConnellsburg to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in saving lives from cancer. More...

Local & State

Former PA Governor Advocates Dogs For Inmates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As he was leaving office, Gov. Rendell was already focused on a pet cause he hopes will help ease two problems at once: He wants to give pooches to prisoners. More...

County Recognized For BSA Plum Run Restoration Project Support

Jack Rhodes, Camp Sinoquipe director, center, and Scott Alexandar, Fulton County Conservation District, second from right, present county commissioners Craig Cutchall, Bonnie Mellott Keefer and David More...

County To Proceed With Filing CDBG Paperwork

After conducting a public hearing to review the final statement of objectives for the use of Community Development Block Grant funding in 2011, the Fulton County commissioners unanimously decided on Tuesday to proceed with the filing of necessary pap More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Billie Cromwell of Needmore, pictures some of the students who attended Green Hill High School during its operation in 1955-56. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 7, 1991

A truck driver from Texas was killed Monday, February 4, when his rig ran out of control down Pa. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 5, 1981

Bells pealed in the crisp winter air and the yellow ribbons were removed from the courthouse pillars as about 150 people gathered at the courthouse square to honor America’s hostages returning from Iran and the eight servicemen who died in the More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sympathy goes out to family of Marie Mellott, who passed away last week. Lamont and Alma Brady celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on February 2. The More...

Hustontown

We had a little winter weather with our first snowstorm this past weekend. Knobsville United Meth-odist Church will have a community supper on Saturday, February 12, at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Basketball McConnellsburg 41, Cumberland Valley Christian 30 More...

McCbg. Girls Win Tournament

The McConnellsburg Spartans basketball travelling team defeated Tussey Mountain in the first round of tournament play 32-4. This advanced them to the championship game against Southern Fulton. More...

It’s Time To Go Racing

It’s time to go racing. NASCAR kicks off its first race of the season, Saturday, Feb. 12. More...

Features

Five Ways To Lower Cholesterol

An estimated 102 million Americans have cholesterol levels that are borderline high-risk, according to the American Heart Association. More...

Mark Kelly Hopes Wife Gabrielle Giffords Will Attend Shuttle Launch

After seeing his wife, Rep. More...

Tips For Growing Your Small Business

Owning a small business is an American tradition. And while staying afloat can be tough for small businesses in this economy, creative thinking can help you grow or get the cash you need to survive and flourish. More...

Council To Enforce Snow, Ice Removal

Property owners have 24 hours after storm to shovel

McConnellsburg Borough Council discussed enforcement of its sidewalk shoveling ordinance, passed two ordinances, and finalized an additional donation to the Parks and Recreation Commission at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

MVFC Awarded Sizeable Grant

Federal funds awarded for communications equipment

Having a company member with extensive grant writing knowledge as well as the backing of U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. is again the lucky recipient of much-needed federal funding. More...

State Auditor General Issues Clean Report

Six county offices examined in 2005-2008 audit

Fulton County Prothonotary Patty Suders Fix announced this week six offices falling under her jurisdiction were given a clean report by the state auditor general, who recently completed a four-year examination of income and expenses. More...

Obituaries

Joyce L. Covert

Orbisonia, 77

Joyce L. Covert, 77, formerly of Orbisonia and more recently a resident of Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, died at 4:50 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2011, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Barbara C. Hull

Hagerstown, 86

Barbara “Babs” C. (Collier) Hull, 86, Hagerstown, died Thursday, February 3, 2011. Born January 7, 1925, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Collier and Ethel L. (Rawles) Collier. More...

Robert C. McCusker

Hancock, 85

Robert Calvin McCusker, 85, Hancock, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at his home. Born January 20, 1926, in Hancock, he was the son of the late William A. mc- Cusker and Hazel R. Munson McCusker. He served in the U. S. More...

Letters

In Praise Of County’s Volunteer Firefighters

To The Editor: Early Sunday morning at 2:30 we had to call 911 to report a fire at our house. An electrical wire had shorted out and caught the wall on fire between the bricks and the drywall. Engine 56 was here in no time at all. More...

Promise Of More Big Bucks Empty

To The Editor: More...

County’s Wasteful Spending Demands New Leadership

To The Editor: We just cannot let things remain as they are. Fulton County needs a change in leadership. More...

Police Reports

Avon Stolen

An Avon package valued at $85.62 was stolen from a front porch at 103 State Drive, McConnellsburg, on Tuesday, February 1, at 10:15 a.m. More...

Harrisonville Woman Taken To Hospital

A 21-year-old Harrisonville woman was transported to Fulton County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries following a single vehicle accident in Ayr Township. More...

Police Release Crime, Patrol Report

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg substation recently released a crime and patrol activity report for the month of January, during which a total of 65 criminal offenses were reported. 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

Celebrate Birthdays

Marin Aimslee DeShong celebrated her first birthday and brother Gavin Cooper DeShong celebrated his third birthday this past fall. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Dylan DeShong, an eighth- grade student at Forbes Road High School, has been named Student of the Month for December by the high school faculty. More...

Birth Announced

Joshua Booher and Bethany Kearns, Hustontown, announce the birth of a son, Logan Lee, January 31, 2011, at 11:23 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. He was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter and weighed 9 pounds, .6 ounce and was 21 inches long. More...