March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

I-70 Rehabilitation Work To Begin

From Amaranth to the Maryland state line

Prime contractor P & W Excavating Inc. of McConnellsburg began rehabilitation work on five miles of Interstate 70 from the Maryland state line to Amaranth (Exit 163) in Fulton County on Monday, March 14. More...

Bald Eagle Sighted

Adam Clark’s “eagle eye” caught sight of this bald eagle recently on the ground in a field near Damascus Christian Church in Thompson Township. More...

Local & State

Farmers, EPA Clash Over Chesapeake Bay Regulations

Lloyd McPherson bought his farm in the Shenandoah Valley, along the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, more than 20 years ago. Back then, the Chesapeake was far from sight and mind. More...

PMEA Chorus Fest Showcases Fifth-Grade Voices

Guest director Rachel Pollard, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, rehearses the 123- member PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 4 fifth-grade chorus Friday afternoon fo More...

Great Cove Pool Discussed At Central Fulton

Calendar unchanged for next year; school to start early in 2012-13

In hopes of raising $5,000 to help keep the community swimming pool operational, Paul Johnston of Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club appeared before the Central Fulton School Board last week to make a plea for financial support from the district as More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Lois Hess Klock of Chambersburg, was taken in 1952 at the foot of Scrub Ridge west and pictures her mother and father, Rev. Levi and Ruth Hess. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 14, 1991

A large crowd attended dedication ceremonies and an open house at the new Central Fulton Elementary School on March 10. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1981

Leroy McGowan, financial secretary for the Hustontown Fire Co., was named “Fireman of the Year” at the company’s 13th annual banquet Saturday night at the firehall. More...

Police Reports

Crash Leads To Charges

A crash on Wednesday, March 2, at 975 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, has led to charges filed by Chambersburg police against a Harrisonville resident. Fortynine year-old Jody B. More...

Trees Struck In Crash

A McConnellsburg man escaped injury on Sunday, March 6, when his truck slid off Route 30 near the intersection of Route 915 North. More...

Vehicle Destroyed By Blaze

A fire that erupted in the dashboard of a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan destroyed the vehicle on Tuesday, March 8. Steven Z. Schmeck of Big Cove Tannery was travelling westbound on Sawmill Road at 12:50 p.m. when the blaze broke out. More...

Entertainment

Third Annual SFHS Ensemble Invitational Concert March 19

The third annual Southern Fulton High School Ensemble Invitational Concert will be held at Southern Fulton High School on Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Mercersburg Chorus Presents Haydn’s “The Creation”

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will present its spring concerts April 9 and 10 at the Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

MHS To Present “42nd Street”

McConnellsburg High School will present the musical “42nd Street” April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium. More...

Features

Get A Head Start On Your Garden

What can keep you fit, give you peace of mind, save you money on groceries and add flavor to your dinner plate? Gardening! More...

Shortcuts To Make Yard Work Easier

Spring is in the air – a time for rejuvenation and renewal ... and for getting your yard back in shape. More...

Restaurant-Style Cuisine In The Comforts of Home

If there’s any downside to restaurant cuisine, it might be the bill at the end of the meal. However, it’s entirely possible for even novice chefs to bring their favorite restaurant-style cuisine into the comforts of their own kitchen. More...

Church News

Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Youth Group Presents The Itzells

Bill and Karen Itzel will perform special music at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 26, in the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center. More...

Commissioners Respond To Frivolous Legal Fee Allegations

Commissioners saved $954,658 by using special counsel

In response to allegations made at a recent town meeting in Thompson Township, the Fulton County commissioners and their business manager are publicly clarifying issues surrounding prior union negotiations and the current four-year agreement penned b More...

Sister Of Ricky Hann Arrested

Charged in connection with firearms used in homicide-suicide

The sister of accused murderer Ricky Hann was arrested this week for allegedly violating firearms regulations and making false written statements in connection with an ongoing investigation into the February 20 death of Hann’s ex-girlfriend Tin More...

Ten File For Fulton Co. Commissioner Seats

Candidates for office meet the March 8 petition filing deadline

With only two months remaining until the spring municipal primary, 10 candidates for Fulton County commissioner are hitting the campaign trail hot and heavy as registered voters will greatly narrow the field on May 17 to only two Republicans and two More...

Obituaries

Mary J. Clippinger

Chambersburg, 88

Mary Jane Clippinger, 88, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from Menno Haven at Penn Hall with her son and husband of 71 years at her side. She was born April 24, 1922, in Ben Avon, Pa., to Alfred C. and Kathryn (Campbell) Burns. More...

Raymond L. Hobble Jr.

Mount Union, 78

Raymond L. Hobble Jr., 78, Mount Union, died at 3:07 a.m., Monday, March 7, 2011, at Lewistown Hospital, following a brief illness. Born May 18, 1932, in Dry Run, he was a son of the late Raymond L. Sr. and Rhoda (Siebert) Hobble. More...

Charles W. Jones

Little Orleans, Md., 78

Charles William “Bill” Jones, 78, Little Orleans, Md., died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Western Maryland Health Systems, Cumberland, Md. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Congratulations to the Southern Fulton Indian boys and girls Indian basketball teams on winning the first round of state competition over the weekend. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Steve Grissinger, Terri Grissinger, Travis Madden, Joe Pollock, Lanny Cornelius, Dison Myers, Kevin Brown, Charlotte Hodge, Cortney Anderson, Morgan Ramsey, Codi Brown, Connie Hann, Ed Scott and Bethany Snyder. More...

Hustontown

So we lost an hour Sunday morning and won’t get it back until next fall. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Charles Sipes, who was killed in an auto accident last Tuesday morning while on his mail route. More...

Sports

Kahne Cruises To Truck Win

DARLINGTON, S. C. – Kasey Kahne cruised to victory in Saturday’s Truck race at Darlington Raceway. The victory made Kahne the first driver in the truck series to win three of his first four starts. More...

SF Indian Teams Advance To Second Round State Playoffs

Southern Fulton 59Conemaugh Valley 46 The Southern Fulton Lady Indians advanced to round two of PIAA Class A playoffs Saturday after wrapping up their match against Conemaugh Valley in a decisive 59-46 victory. More...

Wentworth Falls To Penn State- Beaver, 5-2

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Lenten Services Lenten services schedule is as follows: March 20 - Church of Nazarene with Rev. Rowe preaching; March 26 - Church of God, prayer, praise and worship; April 3 - Fort Littleton Bible Church with Rev. More...

RECREATION

Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a shooting match March 19 and 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Shells will be furnished. More...

MEETINGS

Wells Tannery Park Meeting Wells Tannery park board is meeting Thursday, March 31, to elect officers and begin the planning of this year’s homecoming. Board positions and homecoming planning committee members needed Everyone welcome. More...

Family

Bir th Announced

Heidi and Chris Mellott of McConnellsburg would like to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Callen Reed, on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. More...

Cards Of Thanks

RED CROSS Thank you to Mary Ellen Ott for sponsoring the food for the Red Cross blood drive in March. We also want to thank her for her many hours of volunteering for the Red Cross over the past three years. We are really going to miss her. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Derek Gracey of Robertsdale has been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Mansfield University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be attending the university full-time and earn at least a 3.5 GPA. More...