February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Animal Shelter Group Meets

Without having an established nonprofit animal shelter in the county, the newly formed animal shelter group has decided to focus on alternative ways to provide the best animal care at the present time. More...

McCray Announces Candidacy

A native and resident of southern Fulton County announced his intentions to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners this week. More...

Harr Announces Candidacy

Richard Harr would like to announce his candidacy for magisterial district judge in district 39-04- 03, which includes Belfast, Bethel, Brush Creek, Thompson, Union and Valley-Hi townships. More...

Harrisburg Business Concerned About City’s Health

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Businesses crave stability. The last 13 months have been anything but stable in Harrisburg. The city is struggling under an enormous debt burden tied to the city’s incinerator. More...

Drug Cases Heard In County Court

Two cases involving possession with intent to deliver drugs are currently headed in two different directions after the defendants appeared for mandatory arraignment in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

New Web Site A Valuable Resource For Wildlife Information

Penn State Cooperative Extension wildlife specialists have launched a new Web site that provides wildlife information for landowners, homeowners, natural resource professionals, teachers and students alike. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, February 28: assorted cereal or omelet with hash browns, toast with spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Elementary Lunch Monday, February 28: nachos grande or chicken quesadillas, corn, peach slices. More...

Applications Available For 2010 Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced that forms for the state’s 2010 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available. More...

Library News

New fiction at the Fulton County Library includes, “Caribou Island” by David Vann, “Mr. More...

New Extended Hours In Rehabilitation Services

Fulton County Medical Center Rehabilitation Services is happy to announce that beginning Monday, February 28, it will be expanding their hours to better serve patients’ needs. More...

Masonic Patriots Celebrate Presidents Day

Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22). More...

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...

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...

Bard Announces Candidacy For Commissioner

Travis O. Bard announces his candidacy for Fulton County commissioner on the Democratic ticket in the primary election. More...

Wagner Announces Candidacy For Auditor

Ellen Wagner has announced her intention to seek the office of Fulton County auditor on the Democratic ticket. Wagner has resided in Fulton County for more than 23 years with her husband and two sons. More...

Former JLG President Steve Cecil Dies

Employees at JLG Industries learned this week that former company president Stephen R. Cecil, 68, died January 12, in Easton, Md., following a brief illness. More...

Autopsy Set On Pa. Woman, 83, Found In Creek

GIBSONIA, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy is set on the body of an 83-year-old Pittsburgh area woman found in a creek downstream from where police say she crashed her car in about five feet of water. More...

Corbett Warned To Delay Pa. HealthCare Plan’s End

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An advocate for the poor is warning Gov. More...

New Edition Of Agronomy Guide Should Appeal To Wider Audience

The Penn State Agronomy Guide always has been nearly indispensible for many farmers. But the 2011- 2012 edition may be even more valuable than before. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: kielbasa, au gratin potato, broccoli, roll, apple crisp. Tuesday: Swedish meatballs, linguini, lima beans, white bread, tropical fruit. More...

American Legion Auxiliary Holds Meeting

On February 9, 2011, at 7 p.m. the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 meeting was called to order. There were six members present. A donation was made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Big Cove Tannery in memory of Ruth Dubbs. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE February 14 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1414- 1540 lbs., $112 to $113.50; choice 2-3, 1190-1566 lbs., $104.50 to $108.50; 1584-1724 lbs., $102.50 to $106.50; select 1-3, 1076-1518 lbs., $100 to $104.50. More...

Time To Tango: Dance Marathon Weekend At Penn St.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – What Penn State organizers have dubbed the largest student-run philanthropy in the world starts again Friday in Happy Valley. More...

Judge Hears Arguments On Pa. School’s Bracelet Ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge must now decide whether breast cancer fundraising bracelets that proclaim “I (heart) boobies!’’ can be banned by eastern Pennsylvania school as a sexually charged double entendre or should b More...

Corbett Administration Backs School Vouchers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...