February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Estate Taxes: States Will Want Their Cut, Too

Baby boomers, the oldest just now reaching retirement age, can expect to receive inheritances equaling more than $8 trillion over their lifetime. More...

Local & State

Pa. Cracking Down On Businesses Over ‘Use Tax’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Buying furniture and office supplies online from an out-of-state company might be cheaper than buying in Pennsylvania. More...

Mellott- McConahy Announces Candidacy

Lisa K. Mellott-McConahy would like to announce her candidacy for county commissioner for the Republican Party. More...

Chamber Of Commerce Names New Directors

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (FCCC&T) is pleased to announce the 2011 Chamber Board of Directors. The chamber elects new leadership each December, with the term year running annually from January 1 to December 31. More...

Letters

Make Sure House Numbers Are Visible

To The Editor: More...

Urges Motorists To Watch Out For Motorcycles

To The Editor: Spring is hopefully around the corner and I just want to remind people that we motorcyclists are already out on the roads, and people need to be watching for us. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes this week to Margaret “Peggy” Kokoszka, February 24; Teresa Knepper, February 24; Adam Gress, February 24; Cole Seville and Kevin More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Panda Horne, Glenda Anderson, Neva Fleming, Dorie Mills, Julie Young, Pamela Strait, Michael Fleck, George Harper, Kay Cromwell, Lyle Reed, Brooke Lightner, Therese Brown, Jason Tucker, Taylor Heaster, Jeff Everts, Tom Streightiff More...

Hustontown

It was nice to have a little touch of spring weather, but I guess it won’t last anyway. Easter is fast approaching. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a shooting match on Saturday, February 26, at 1 p.m. Shells will be furnished. More...

Sports

District 5 Boys Basketball Playoffs To Begin February 24

First round of District 5 basketball playoffs begin Thursday, February 24 for area local schools. The schedule is as follows: Southern Fulton (# 2 seed) will play Fannett-Metal (#7 seed) at 7:00 p.m. at Southern Fulton High School. More...

District 5 Girls Basketball Playoffs Begin February 25

District5Agirlsbasketball playoffs will begin February 25. The schedule is as follows: More...

Boys Basketball

Fannett-Metal 49, McConnellsburg 36 More...

Features

Great Home Improvement Projects For Spring

For many Americans the warmer weather of spring means it’s time to focus on all those home improvement projects that would be inconvenient during winter. More...

Flavorful Fish Stew From The Mediterranean

Flavorful meals come in all shapes and sizes. More...

Overlooked Spots To Spring Clean

Is your spring cleaning routine sufficient? Or do you suspect dirt may be lurking in places you’ve never even put on your to-do list? More...

Church News

Jim Worthing In Concert

Jim Worthing, international recording artist, is coming to McConnellsburg on Sunday, February 27. He will be leading worship with gospel music at McConnellsburg United Metho- dist Church at 121 North Second Street at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. More...

McConnellsburg Man Fatally Shoots Ex, Then Himself

Released on bail for kidnapping, Ricky Hann kills ex-girlfriend Tina Souders

A McConnellsburg area man was jailed this weekend for holding his ex-girlfriend against her will and in the hours immediately following his release, returned to her Ayr Township home and allegedly killed her before turning the shotgun on himself. More...

Vo-Tech “Dead In The Water” At Southern Fulton District

Referring to himself as a product of vocational education, transportation contractor Dave Smith took the public comment portion of last Tuesday’s board meeting meeting as an opportunity to reflect on the past and future of career and technical More...

Chambersburg Man Accused Of Indecent Assault

A report of suspected child abuse has led to the arrest of a former Fulton County man, Pennsylvania State Police from McConnellsburg reported last week. More...

Obituaries

Harvey J. Culler

McConnellsburg, 85

Harvey James (“H.J.” or “Jim”) Culler, 85, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born December 19, 1925, in Plum Run, Pa., a son of the late John and Leila (Comerer) Culler. More...

Edith L. Caldwell

Williamsport, Md.

Edith L. Caldwell, Homewood at Williamsport, Md., died Sunday, February 20, 2011, at Homewood. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. More...

Geraldine F. Clever

Chambersburg, 88

Geraldine F. High Clever, 88, Chambersburg, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born in Chambersburg February 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Mary Walck Reed. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Loy Garber of McConnellsburg, pictures the 1977 Fulton County Little League Pirates baseball team. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 21, 1991

Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday met with two representatives of the Palmer Group to discuss any long-range plans the county may possibly consider for a county jail. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 19, 1981

New construction is rapidly changing the looks of the Penn’s Village Shoping Center at the east end of McConnellsburg. The new Fulton County National Bank branch office is taking shape for an expected June opening. More...

Police Reports

Tractor-Trailer Driver Dies Before Crash

The Fulton County Coroner’s Office reported a tractor trailer driver from Louisville, Ky., died of natural causes prior to an accident between the Amaranth and Warfordsburg exits of Interstate 70. More...

Drug Possession Charges Filed

A Bridgeville, Del., man will be cited for drug possession as well as tampering with evidence in connection with an incident that occurred at the McConnellsburg state police barracks. More...

Two Vehicles Collide

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Lincoln Way and North First Street in McConnellsburg Borough on Sunday, February 20. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

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

RECREATION

Senior Center Activities McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for March are as follows: nickel bingo, 10 a.m. - March 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25 and 28; blood pressure screening, 11 a.m. - March 3; Chambersburg shopping, 9 a.m. More...

MEETINGS

Scout Meeting Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg. It is open to all boys 11-18 years of age. Monetary donations and help will be accepted. More...

Family

Teen Art Contest Winners

The second annual Teen Art contest was a huge success with 20 pieces of art submitted. Judge Nancy Hogan awarded first place in the 13- to 15-year-old age category to Tierra Lake and second place to Ethan Lynch. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Jeneice L. Shaw of Needmore has been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list with highest honors at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md. More...

In Memory

A Prayer For The Family Members And Extended Family Of Both Rick Hann and Tina Souders Dear God, Even small, rural Fulton County isn’t immune from the pain and suffering we so often see and hear in the news. More...