March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fulton County’s Population Growth Exceeds State Rate

County grows 4.1 percent from 2000-2010

Fulton County’s population growth from the 2000 decennial census through the 2010 Census grew by 4.1 percent, a rate higher than the state’s growth rate of 3.4 percent, according to U.S. Census data released last week. More...

Local & State

Hagerty Announces Candidacy For Commissioner

Joseph M. Hagerty has announced his candidacy for Fulton County commissioner on the Republican ticket in the primary election on May 17, 2011. More...

Historical Society Prints Book Of County Postcards

Volume 32 in the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual book series on local history features 80 postcards from the collection of Ernest Shives Jr. of Thompson Township. More...

Forest Fire Wardens Gather For Annual Training Banquet

Firefighters reminded “safety is paramount”

A wildfire operations specialist headlined the special program at the Buchanan State Forest fire warden banquet and training meeting held Monday at Breezewood Firehall. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Reed, March 17; Sylvia Smith, March 18; Tony Mc- Garvey, March 26; Tracey Truax, March 25; Russell Seville, March 24; Dave Welsh and Diane Harr, March 24; Jamie Greathead, March 24; Steven Wible, 19 on March 18; Charles Dean, More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Andy Park, Kasey Brown, Matt Shafer, Cara Truax, Teresa Souders, Brianne Fleck, Vivian Reily, Alyssa Horton, Denise Watkins, Heidi Strait, Junior Drake, Kimberly Markey, Shelly Kelly, Silas Hollibaugh, Gail Stains, Rick A More...

Hustontown

We are having some of those spring showers to start the week as spring has begun. Anyway, we had a beautiful weekend. More...

Sports

Crouch Named Director Of Football Opeartions At Old Dominion

Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder has announced the hiring of Mc- Connellsburg High School graduate Chris Crouch as the Director of football operations after serving in the interim this past season. More...

Headed To Eastern Diving Finals

Nicholas Cover, son of Bill and Missy Cover of Chambersburg, competed in the Eastern Region 3 diving meet in Rockville, Md., March 5 and 6 and qualified for the Eastern finals to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., in April. More...

Boys Basketball

Vincentian 48, Southern Fulton 42 Southern Fulton’s postseason play came to an end Tuesday evening when the District 7 champions from Vincentian took the second round of PIAA playoffs with a 48-42 victory. More...

Features

Meat Loaf Embodies the Essence of Comfort Food

Perhaps no dish embodies the term “comfort food” more than meat loaf. More...

Being Green Without Changing Your Routine

Green living may once have seemed like a passing trend. But new research indicates the majority of Americans have integrated ecofriendly practices into their lives. More...

Church News

Conference Broadcast For Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints

The 181st semiannual general conference of the Church will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2011. More...

Daily Meditation Improves Overall Health

A growing number of doctors and Americans, in general, are finding that even brief stints of sitting quietly and breathing deeply can improve concentration, lower stress and maybe even reduce your risk of disease. More...

County Saves Jail . . . Again

Historical Society asked to raise funding for exterior work

Hoping to strike while the iron is hot and there is still interest from the community, Fulton County Historical Society members Dick Miller and Glenn Cordell are slated to sit down with fellow society members later this week to ascertain if there is More...

SF May Lose Kindergarten Funding

Board gets environmental update

The elimination of the state’s Accountablility Block Grant (ABG) program in the governor’s proposed budget announced last week may mean changes for Southern Fulton School District’s kindergarten. More...

Forbes Road Board Discusses Budget

Approves field trips, personnel and other requests

Forbes Road School District Superintendent Fred Foster provided the school’s board of directors with a list of budget reduction strategies at their monthly meeting in March. More...

Obituaries

Mary R. Golden

Waterfall, 72

Mary Ellen Golden, 72, Waterfall, died at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born October 17, 1938, in Three Springs, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Viola (Miller) Hoffman. More...

Mary K. Lowans

Greencastle, 86

Mary K. (Barnhart) Lowans, 86, Greencastle, died at 11:35 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2011, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born May 25, 1924, in Andover, Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth (Fagley) Barnhart. More...

Helen Raker

Bloomsburg, Pa., 87

Helen Jean Raker, 87, a longtime resident of Bloomsburg, Pa., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Berwick Retirement Village in Berwick, Pa. She was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Greencastle, the daughter of the late Glenn and Ethel Fisher Ogle. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Duane Mellott of Harrisonville, pictures the Israel Hill residence near Sideling Hill Mountain. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 21, 1991

Fulton County’s State Health Clinic in the Penn’s More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 19, 1981

The complaint heard most frequently from shoppers is the price of peanut butter. That family staple now costs as much a pound as some cuts of steak, around $2 a pound, or a jump of 122 percent since April of 1979. More...

Police Reports

Driver Cited In Route 522 Crash

A tractor-trailer driver from Beaufort, N.C., will be cited for driving on roadways for traffic as a result of an accident at the intersection of Buchanan Trail and Lincoln Highway in Mc- Connellsburg Borough. More...

Crystal Spring Man Arrested

Crystal Spring resident Thomas Brandon Hall, 29, was arrested for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on Thursday, March 17. The 7:51 p.m. More...

Doylesburg Man Arrested For DUI

Andy Eugene Johnson, 29, of Doylesburg was arrested by state police for driving under the influence on Sunday, March 6. According to state police, Johnson was initially stopped for an equipment violation at 12:53 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Lenten Services Lenten services schedule is as follows: 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 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Shells will be furnished. More...

MEETINGS

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting The annual meeting of the Bethel Cemetery Association in New Grenada will be held on Tuesday, March 29, at the home of Audrey Earley at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Brittany Pittman and James Ericson III wish to announce the birth of their son, James Herman Ericson IV, born March 15, 2011, at 2:56 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long Grandparents are Roy Pittman Jr. More...

Birth Announced

Chad and Elaina (Paruch) Buterbaugh, Harrisonville, announce the birth of a daughter, Quinn Elaine, March 16, 2011, at 9:18 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Birth Announced

Michael and Amanda (Richards) Bailey of Boonsboro, Md., are pleased to announce the birth of a son, Bryson Michael, January 12, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Bryson also has a proud big sister, Mikayla. More...