April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark HAVFCO Firefighter Of The Year

Christine Englert, Murray Romig take home top honors

Nine years after receiving public recognition for his dedication and long-standing presence at the Hustontown Firehall, northern Fulton County native “Ready” Ray Clark was again called to the forefront Saturday evening when he was proclai More...

Local & State

State Police Recruit For Camp Cadet

Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. William Baker speaks to a group of Central Fulton students last week as part of Fulton County Camp Cadet’s recruitment for the 17th annual class of cadets. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Continues Drop

Fulton’s ranking falls to number 63

Fulton County followed the national trend’s unemployment rate in February as the jobless rate fell by nearly one percentage point after falling more than one percentage point from December to January. More...

Resident Meets With Commissioners To Clarify Recent Statements

Adopt proclamations for Child Abuse Prevention Month and Week of the Young Child

At his own request, a local resident sat down with the Fulton County commissioners on Tuesday to clarify statements made at a public meeting last month regarding the ongoing county renovation project. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Lois Hess Klock of Chambersburg, pictures her grandfather and grandmother, Harry and Arishia DeShong, in the early 1920s. They had 11 children. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 4, 1991

Craig Cutchall of Hustontown was named the Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s 1990 Man of the Year at the annual banquet held March 30. H. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files of April 2, 1981

Reaction in this area to the Monday afternoon shooting of President Ronald Reagan and three other men ranged from sorrow to outright anger. Reagan was reported in good condition following surgery for removal of a .22 bullet from his lung. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Wanda Souders, Guy Truax and Terri McGarvey Blumenthal, April 7; Michele Hill and Sue Sipes, April 7; Rachael Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; Matt Hill, April 12; Carolyn Thomas, April 13; Mallory Gress, More...

Hustontown

Spring weather has arrived with some April showers. A large crowd attended the Hustontown Fire Co. banquet on Saturday evening. The delicious meal was prepared by Fran Hoover and the kitchen committee. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Esther Grissinger, Cindy Edgin, Mark Brown, Meagan Barnett, Christina Myers, Nathan Patterson, Amy Patterson, Brain Fraker and Destinie Ramsey. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Baseball Southern Fulton 4, Forbes Road 3 More...

Lifters Compete

Lifters from Buck’s Body Shop lifted in Weightlifting Unlimited’s 21st annual bench press competition in Winchester, Va., on Saturday , April 2. More...

Path Valley Results

270cc Micro Sprint More...

Features

Could New Discovery Trump Dead Sea Scrolls?

Scholars intrigued but cautious

Experts are responding with a mixture of caution, hope, and skepticism to new claims that a recently discovered trove of 70 ancient sealed books may represent some of the earliest Christian documents. More...

Flowering Quince Reinvented

The Potting Shed

Flowering quince has a short bloom but an effective display in early spring. It’s a roundtopped deciduous shrub growing 6 feet tall and 10 feet across. More...

Weight May Affect Smokers' Breast Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that smoking raises the risk of breast cancer for healthyweight and overweight women but not for those who are obese. More...

Church News

Easter Services

An Easter celebration will be held Saturday, April 16, at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Activities will include an egg hunt, stories and snack. Children ages 1- 12 invited along with family. More...

County, Union Talks To Get Under Way

With the Fulton County commissioners and their business manager recently responding to allegations that they frivolously expended taxpayer money on employee contract bargaining, Teamsters Local #992 has chosen to go public on the matter while gearing More...

Buterbaugh Found Guilty Of Murder

To be sentenced June 1

A Hustontown man incarcerated since last May could spend an additional 40 years in prison after he was convicted of thirddegree murder in neighboring Franklin County. More...

Local Couple Arrested For Family Theft

Carnells charged with stealing $228,000

Two Warfordsburg residents were arrested by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office last week after a lengthy investigation revealed they stole around a quarter-million dollars from elderly and disabled family members. More...

Obituaries

Oscar F. Weller

Mercersburg, 59

Oscar F. “Ozzie” Weller, 59, Mercersburg, died Friday, April 1, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born May 22, 1951, at Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth Peck Weller. More...

Filmer W. Burton Jr.

Hagerstown, 64

Filmer W. Burton Jr., 64, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. Born Monday, January 20, 1947, in Fulton County, he was the son of the late Filmer W. Burton Sr. and the late Josephine F. Crady Burton. More...

Leon A. Creek

Hancock, Md., 64

Leon Albert Creek, 64, Hancock, Md., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his home. Born May 24, 1946, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Dolores Y. Creek of Hancock, Md., and the late Albert G. Creek. More...

Letters

Gas Fracking Poses Threats To Environment

To The Editor: In regard to the Marcellus shale articles in last week’s paper: More...

Marcellus Shale: Profit For Some Or Safety For All?

To The Editor: The public deserves to know much more than was revealed in the 3/31/11 article titled “Origins of the Marcellus Natural Gas Boom.” (Marcellus is an underground vein of shale said to contain natural gas.) More...

Davis Lane Road Repairs Urgently Needed

To The Editor: Driving on Davis Lane in Hustontown, Taylor Township, is like driving on an obstacle course. Potholes have taken over, and it’s impossible to have two cars pass each other. More...

Police Reports

Hustontown Resident Escapes Injury

Alexander L. Bookheimer of Hustontown was not injured when his northbound 1999 Mercury Cougar slid off Route 655 and through a yard where it struck a tree last Wednesday evening. More...

I-Pod Stolen

A purple I-Pod Nano and four DVDs were stolen from an apartment located at 120 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg, between 8 a.m. on March 14 and 5:54 p.m. on March 28, according to state police. More...

Eggs Thrown

Several eggs were thrown at a vehicle belonging to a 48-year-old McConnellsburg man between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 6 a. m. on March 29. The vehicle was parked at 200 Melius Road in Dublin Township when the mischief occurred. More...

Entertainment

Klezmer Meets Classical: Music Of Eastern Europe

Concerts in Hancock, Berkeley Springs

The Springs Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of folk and classical music from Eastern Europe at the Hancock Town Hall auditorium on Sunday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Lenten Services Lenten services schedule is as follows: April 10 - Church of Nazarene, prayer, praise and worship; April 17 - Laurel Ridge Christian Church with Rev. Strait. Host church will provide music. 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

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery Assoc. will hold its annual meeting at the home of Harry Johnson April 16, at 7 p.m. Any member may attend. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Stephen and Joanna Van Meter, Hancock, Md., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Levi Keith Van Meter, April 2, 2011, at 7:37 p.m., at Meritus Hospital, Hagerstown. Levi weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. More...

Celebrates First

Jesse Evan Daniels celebrated his first birthday on March 23. He is the son of Tony and Christie Daniels of Harrisonville. Helping him celebrate were his big brother, Brady, and sister Katie. More...

Celebrates Third

Gaven Mellott celebrated his third birthday on Saturday, March 26. His parents, Justin and Jenn, hosted a Disney “Cars”-themed party. Guests enjoyed a delicious ice cream cake prepared by Gordon’s Cruise-In. More...