March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SF Admin. To Air Financial Status

Presentation set for March 3

With so many variables affecting a school district’s budget and financial projections, Southern Fulton School District administrators are taking a proactive stance by arranging a sit- down with local constituents to discuss the district’s More...

Local & State

FCMC Foundation Announces Scholarships

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation announces the availability of $7,500 worth of scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year. More...

Leese To Run For County Seat

For Commissioner

Ricky A. Leese of Needmore announces his candidacy for the nomination of county commissioner on the Republican Party ticket. More...

Chambersburg Man Waives Hearing

Thomas Tomlinson accused of indecent assault of child

A former Fulton County man accused of 60 criminal offenses ranging from indecent assault to unlawful contact with a minor waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Liza Johnston, February 27; Jacki Hahn, March 5; Josh Horton, March 5; Mike Souders, March 7; Cyrus Cunningham, 6 years old on March 8; Robert Strait, March 8; Paul Eckert, March 7; Ed Truax, March 6; More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Caleb Taylor, Jeremy Hamman, Jen Harry, Darron Grissinger, Amanda Locke, Rita Sipes, Boyd Cromer and Penny Brown. Get well wishes to Lynn Knepper, Dick Rhoades, Deb Cornelius, Emma Stains and Mary Mort. More...

Hustontown

We had some of those early spring thunder showers on Monday moring. Spring is fast approaching. Robins have also been sighted. More...

Sports

McCbg. Boys Finish Second

McConnellsburg Elementary boys took second place in the Everett basketball tournament on February 19. More...

Boys Basketball

Southern Fulton 68, Fannett-Metal 35 More...

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 51, Rockwood 22 More...

Features

Does Facebook Boost Civic Engagement Among American Youths, Too?

In Egypt, youthful revolutionaries spray-painted their thanks to Facebook on urban walls. More...

Washington Trims Pell Grants

How will students pay fall tuition?

As students plan ahead for college next fall, it’s hard to know exactly how much aid they’ll receive. More...

Top Tips For Better Heart Health

It’s always the perfect time for heart- healthy lifestyle choices that can help us enjoy longer lives with our loved ones. Every 25 seconds somebody in America suffers from a coronary event, such as heart attacks or strokes. More...

Church News

Special Services

Dave Kistler will appear at Calvary Independent Baptist Church on Sunday, March 13, at the 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services and Monday, March 14-17 at 7 p.m. each evening. More...

Lenten Services

All are welcome to join in for Sunday evening studies at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, and Trinity UCC in Fort Loudon. Do you have all the answers to life’s big questions? More...

Renovations Move Forward

As renovations of Fulton County's office space move forward, the Fulton County commissioners will likely be addressing the ongoing construction project Thursday when they are scheduled to appear at t More...

Commissioners Add Another Town Hall Meeting To Schedule

Conduct routine business Tuesday

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall addressed some routine business Tuesday morning before sitting down to attend to some administrative duties. More...

Second Annual Szwydek Race Scheduled

5K run/walk set for April 16 at Forbes Road H.S.

Given the outstanding turnout and community support last spring, organizers are hopeful for yet another successful Szwydek 5K race in 2011. More...

Obituaries

Tina M. Souders

McConnellsburg, 39

Tina Marie Souders, 39, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, February 20, 2011, in Mc- Connellsburg. She was born in Mc- Connellsburg on April 19, 1971, the daughter of the late Harold G. “Dope” Sipes and Judy A. More...

June M. Carbaugh

Mercersburg2, 80

June M. Carbaugh, 80, Mercersburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, February 24, 2011, in the emergency room of Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Neal F. Hafer

Artemas, 81

Neal F. Hafer Sr., 81, Artemas, died Monday, February 21, 2011. He was born August 20, 1929, in Cumberland Valley, a son of the late Daniel B. Hafer and Pearle (Evans) Hafer. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by LaRue Waters Davis, pictures the wedding party of Larue and Sheldon Waters. who were married at the Bt. Cabins United Methodist Church on June 26, 1954. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 28, 1991

The larger Fulton County community was left reeling Tuesday when it was learned that Dr. Susan Peck and Dr. Steven Sheppard as well as physician Dr. Michael Peck will be leaving their practices here. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 26, 1981

A few minutes after noon last Wednesday, Mrs. More...

Police Reports

Involved In Huntingdon Co. Crash

Thirty-seven-year-old Billie Traxler of Waterfall and a juvenile passenger escaped harm during a single-vehicle accident along Route 913 on top of Robertsdale Mountain. More...

Truck Crashes Into Tree

A Needmore man suffered moderate injuries when his 1992 Ford F-150 crashed into a tree along Blair Hill Road on Tuesday, February 22. More...

Warfordsburg Woman Treated After Accident

A Warfordsburg woman was treated for moderate injuries and released from Chambersburg Hospital last Tuesday following a singlevehicle accident in Metal Township, Franklin County. 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 Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a shooting match March 5, 12, 19 and 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Shells will be furnished. More...

MEETINGS

Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, March 14, at 9 a.m. at K’s Place. Cemetery Assoc. Meeting The annual business meeting of the Jerusalem Cemetery Assoc. More...

Family

Birth Announced

William Myrle Blankley was born February 8, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. Proud parents are Lakin Jade Toothman and Christopher Jason Blankley. William weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: David Corbin Hearn, 28, Orbisonia, and Hilary Aura Patterson, 22, Orbisonia. More...

Celebrates 85th

John Hann of Hustontown recently celebrated his 85th birthday on January 31, 2011. Seated left: grandson Steven Buterbaugh holding great-granddaughter Madelyn Buterbaugh and John Hann. More...