March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ayr Makes Donation To Parks & Rec

To be earmarked for support of swimming lessons at Great Cove

Ayr Township supervisors agreed to donate to the Great Cove Golf Club’s swimming lessons program at their regular meeting last Monday evening. More...

Local & State

Clearing The Record

As a follow-up to last week’s story regarding the murder of Tina Souders and suicide of her accused killer, Ricky Hann, the Fulton County News would like to clarify that Hann was no longer employed with P & W Excavating at the time of the m More...

Route 30 Rehabilitation Work to Begin

Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Blair County began work Monday, March 7, on a five- mile length of the Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) bypass near McConnellsburg in Fulton County. More...

Area Farmers Discuss Issues In Washington

A delegation of farmers representing the Fulton County Farm Bureau, along with several hundred other Farm Bureau members, converged on Washington, D.C., March 2-3, 2011, as part of a two- day National Legislative Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylv More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Karen Glunt of McConnellsburg, pictures her grandparents, William Henry and Nettie Marie (Snyder) Buterbaugh, on their 50th wedding anniversary celebrati More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 7, 1991

Petitions urging three county physicians to stay in the community were presented to the doctors and to the Medical Center board president, Phil Prager, and Center CEO Scott Berlucchi on Friday. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 5, 1981

A large storage warehouse, located four miles west of Hancock and owned by Fairview Orchards, was damaged to the extent of $500,000 to the building and contents, in a fire on Saturday evening which apparently was deliberately set. More...

Police Reports

Passenger Treated After Crash

A female passenger riding in a southbound 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Nicholas Volkman of Mc- Connellsburg was transported to Waynesboro Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, for treatment of minor injuries. More...

Theft Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg substation recently investigated a theft that occurred at 516 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough. More...

Juveniles Reported Missing

Two female girls were reported missing from Vision Quest in Brush Creek Township on Wednesday, February 24. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Southern Fulton 47, Berlin 44 More...

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 52, Shade 32 More...

Racing Roundup

Lincoln Speedway turned back Mother Nature on Saturday and the first Sprint car show of the 2011 season in central PA is in the books! More...

Features

Get Your Deck Ready For Spring And Summer

As the days get longer, there’s nothing like barbequing and entertaining friends on your deck. But before you pass out those invitations, make sure your deck has weathered the winter and is ready for its seasonal duty. More...

Four 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...

401(k) Review And Rollover Can Be Rewarding

Financial Focus

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, taxdeferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options – so it’s a great tool for building retirement savings. More...

Church News

Special Worship Services

The congregations of Mc- Connellsburg Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce several special worship services for the upcoming Lenten and Holy Week seasons. The theme for these special services will be “The Miracles of Lent.” More...

Lent Schedule

Lenten services will be held Sunday, March 13, at Laurel Ridge Christian Church with prayer, praise and worship. The host church will provide music. All are welcome. More...

Constituents Blast County For Spending, Old Jail Plans

Commissioners reveal debt of $4.577 million

From the poor management of ongoing construction and the destruction of historical property to overspending, the accusations against the Fulton County commissioners were vast and varied last Thursday. More...

Needmore Woman Killed In Crash

A Needmore woman died on Sunday at a Maryland hospital after suffering serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Brush Creek Township. Thirty-year-old Amanda Starr Willey was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. More...

So. Fulton Faces Budget Shortfalls

Superintendent lays out future costs, revenues

Nearly 50 Southern Fulton School District citizens and taxpayers attended a presentation on the district’s current financial status as well as the projected short and long-term status. More...

Boro Council Holds Short Meeting

Council members may not hold two elected offices

McConnellsburg Borough Council members discussed the possibility of holding two elected offices and granted a zoning variance at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Obituaries

Amanda S. Willey

Needmore, 30

Amanda S. Willey, 30, Needmore, died Sunday March 6, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born October 22, 1980, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of James W. and Vicki L. Myers Willey of Needmore. More...

Billy P. Clevenger

Lyons, N. Y., 74

Billy P. Clevenger, 74, Lyons, N.Y., died Saturday, February 26, 2011, while vacationing in Florida. He was born April 28, 1935, in Pennsylvania, a son of the late William and Jessie Mellott Clevenger. More...

Regina E. Heller

Hancock, 101

Regina Exline Heller, 101 years, 8 months and 2 days, of Hancock, died Tuesday February 22, 2011, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Letters

Jail Petition Only Clear Way To Make Feelings Known

To The Editor, More...

March Is Red Cross Month

To The Editor: March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross is asking you to join us in providing help and hope to people in need. More...

Praises Ayr’s Snow Removal

To The Editor: I would like to thank Ayr Township for the wonderful job they do maintaining the roads in winter. Laurel Ridge Road is always cleaned up very promptly right after any storms. Mr. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Harold Batdorff, March 10; Mona Sowers, March 13; Nancy Richards, March 11; Alice M. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Brendon Gearhart, Alice Clark, Julie Anne Knepper, Tonia Anderson, Linda Livezey, Hilary Forslund, Gail Greenland, Carl Skinner Jr., Troy Swope Jr., Payton Watkins, Paul Schmidt, Sharynn Book, Leo Nead, Derek Whitsel and Rick Knepp More...

Hustontown

Mother Nature sort of gave us a really rainy ugly weekend but unfortunately it turned to snow. A lot of folks still were able to attend worship services at Knobsville. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Entertainment

FR Musical Set For March 17-19

On the heels of overwhelming support for its first musical last spring, Forbes Road High School’s Drama Club is thrilled to hit the stage once more. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services Dave Kistler will be appearing 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...

RECREATION

Bus Trip A bus trip will be made to the Longaberger basket festival at the Crayola Factory in Easton, Pa., April 9. More...

MEETINGS

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, March 22, at noon, at Knobsville Methodist Church. The 2011 program of the year will be presented. New members are welcome. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG I would like to thank all my friends for the cards, phone calls and well wishes I received for my 80th birthday. More...