March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tomlinson Waives Arraignment

Pleads in indecent assault of minor

A former Fulton County resident waived his right to arraignment this week after being arrested on reports of suspected child abuse and indecent assault. More...

Local & State

Former Residents Welcome Home Discovery Astronauts

One-time county residents Harold “Dick” and Mary (Martz) Largent were on hand with families, friends and space enthusiasts to welcome home the crew of the space shuttle Discovery when the astronauts returned to Ellington Airport in Texas More...

Mt. Zion Lodge Acknowledges County’s Honor Society Students

Thirty- six students from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton high schools, along with their parents, attended the Mt. More...

Homicide Trial Slated For Pa. Man In Fatal Hit-Run

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Trial is scheduled to open Tuesday for a south- central Pennsylvania man charged with homicide in a fatal hit and run outside a tavern almost a year ago. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Jessica Grosh, April 2; Cheyenne Hege, April 6; Steve Weller and Dorothy Hoffman, March 30; Nancy Shafer, March 31; Jamie Strait, March 31; Goldie Mellott, 84 on April 4; Mary Deshong and Sonny Stevens, April 2; Norma Jean Deshong, More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Donna Clark, Emily Ramsey, Neil Brown, Katrina Benson, Kelsey Fleck, Wayne Good, Holden Lupey, Vicki Hamman, Bridget Foor, Mary Beth Ulsh, Matthew Schunk and Dennis Flasher. Anniversary wishes to Brian and Tammy Fraker. More...

Hustontown

This spring weather isn’t really warm, but we aren’t having snowy weather. A nice crowd attended the fellowship meal at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday. More...

Sports

Harvick Beats Johnson At California

FONTANA, Calif. – After five Sprint Cup races into the 2011 season, there have been five different winners. Kevin Harvick’s win Sunday at California made him the fifth winner. More...

Boehme & Novak Place In PA State Elks Hoop Shoot

On March 4, 2011, at State College High School in State College, Jensen Boehme, daughter of Christy and John Boehme of McConnellsburg, placed fourth in the Pennsylvania Elks Hoop Shoot State Championship. More...

Boys Track

Southern Fulton 105.5McConnellsburg 94.3Hancock 75.5Fannett-Metal 60Faith Christian 39 More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Lenten Services Lenten services schedule is as follows: April 3 - Fort Littleton Bible Church with Rev. William; April 10 - Church of Nazarene, prayer, praise and worship; April 17 - Laurel Ridge Christian Church with Rev. Strait. More...

RECREATION

Card Party McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will hold another card party on Saturday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Community Building (former old MHS). Any questions, please call Kathy J. More...

MEETINGS

Chamber Meetings Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism members are welcome to join in for lunch at the monthly membership meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., at the American Legion in Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Family

Grissinger Reunion Held

The annual Allen and Adaline (Ott) Grissinger reunion was held June 27 at Dublin Mills Community Church pavilion with 49 family members attending. The families were called together with President Denny Long giving the invocation. More...

Marriage License

Matthew Lynn Deller, 27, Fannettsburg, and Jocelyn Ivy Gamble, 33, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Celebrates First

Gionna Amarie Lynn Harris celebrated her first birthday on March 12, 2011. She wishes to thank all her family and friends for all the gifts she received and for helping her celebrate her big day. More...

Stink Bug Invasion Predicted

2011 to be the “Year of the Stink Bug”

Some residents are anticipating the arrival of the dime-sized bug armed with its brown, protective shield by taking proactive measures ranging from cleaning window sills with extra-soapy water to sealing minute cracks that serve as an entry way. More...

Johnsons Get State Time For Burglary

Husband and wife sentenced in Crystal Spring burglary

A husband and wife convicted by a jury in late January of breaking into a friend’s apartment and stealing well over $1,000 in home decor items have been sentenced to state time given their prior criminal record in neighboring counties. More...

Beta Sigma Phi Awards Sweetheart Ball Proceeds

The recipients of the Beta Sigma Phi 27th annual Sweetheart Ball proceeds were cancer patients Sean Williams and P.J. Stanley. More...

Obituaries

Hilda M. Bartles

Hagerstown, 77

Hilda Mae (Huff) Bartles, 77, Hagerstown, died Friday, March 25, 2011, after a brief illnes. She died at her home surrounded by her family. Born February 21, 1934, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Louring F. and Mabel E. More...

Harry R. Gordon

Mercersburg, 90

Harry R. Gordon, 90, Mercersburg, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Pinnacle Health Services in Harrisburg. He was born January 7, 1921, in McConnellsburg, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gordon. More...

Cathleen S. Kerns

Berkeley Springs, 52

Cathleen Sue Kerns, 52, Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Mary Wible Bendik (MHS Class of 1944), pictures the McConnellsburg Class of 1943. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 28, 1991

A crowd of hundreds stood outside McConnellsburg High School on Sunday braving the cold to watch the Lady Spartans basketball team return victorious from the PIAA Class A girls basketball final played in Hershey on Saturday. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 26, 1981

A bit of vanishing Americana, in the form of an old Mail Pouch Tobacco advertisement, is still visible on the side of a barn on Route 30 west of Harrisonville. More...

Police Reports

License Plate Stolen

A Virginia license plate bearing the registration number 3156FG was stolen form a Chevrolet Silverado truck parked at 5026 Creek Road, Warfordsburg, between 8 p.m. on March 17 and 8 a.m. on March 18. More...

Tires Taken

Four summer tires mounted on 15-inch aluminum wheels were stolen from 188 Grist Mill Road, Burnt Cabins, between noon on February 22 and noon on March 19, state police said. More...

Man Flees Re-entry Center

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg recently helped capture a Fulton County man who fled the Capitol Pavilion Community Correction Center on February 22. More...

Entertainment

SF Students Exhibit At Hancock Art Show

Southern Fulton High School student-artist Kaleigh Cook’s chair painted in the style of American pop artist Roy Lichenstein was one of a number of ar t pieces displayed by Southern Fulton stude More...

Open Mic Night Anniversary Held

Folks arrived early for the first anniversary of Open Mic Night at the Warfordsburg Senior Citizens’ building. By 6 p.m. More...

New Film Fits Into Civility Discourse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is bringing his new film “Prohibition’’ to the National Constitution Center in the hopes of promoting more civil national discourse. More...

Features

How To Avoid Gaining Weight When Eating Out

No matter if you are grabbing a snack from the convenience store, attending a family party or dining out, we all eat away from home. But your favorite restaurant meals or fast foods can be hazardous to your waistline if you’re not careful. More...

Should Snoozing Controller At Reagan Airport Have Had Backup

After an air-traffic controller was suspended for falling asleep during an overnight shift at Washingtonís Reagan National Airport, federal lawmakers and officials are debating the balance between adding more personnel to increase safety and the fina More...

Safe Kids USA Endorses Child Passenger Safety Recommendations

Safe Kids USA wholeheartedly endorses the newest child passenger safety recommendations developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Congratulations go out to Dr. More...