April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

7 Republican Candidates For Commissioner Speak At Forum

Seven Republican candidates for Fulton County commissioner had their first opportunity to publicly speak and field questions from constituents last Thursday evening during the first local pre-election forum. More...

Local & State

DUI Arrest Record Set Last Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state troopers made 17,695 arrests last year for driving under the influence, the ninth straight year the department has set a record. The figures released Thursday representa5percentincrease over 2009. More...

Penn State Receives $1M Donation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Two Penn State accounting graduates have committed $1 million to create an endowment fund at the business school. More...

$135,000 Waiting To Be Reunited With Fulton County

The Pennsylvania Treasury is holding at least $135,000 million in unclaimed property for Fulton County residents, State Treasurer Rob McCord said recently as he urged citizens here to read the April 28 edition of The Fulton County News to see if any More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Jane Lamison of McConnellsburg, pictures her grandmother, Eldora Wagner. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 25, 1991

As hunters make last-minute plans for the opening of Pennsylvania’s 24th annual spring gobbler season, it might be well to remember that last year 46 hunters were shot in mistake for turkeys, twice the number shot in 1989. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 23, 1981

In the most costly fire in Shade Gap’s history, More...

Police Reports

Bullet Damages Vinyl Siding

A bullet struck the vinyl siding of a home located at 1300 Buchanan Trail, Mc- Connellsburg, between 8 a.m. on April 7 and 10 a.m. on April 11. Victim of the criminal mischief is an 84- year- old male from Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Woman Arrested For Drunkenness

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited 35-year-old Harrisonville resident April Sue Mills with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. More...

Teen Cited For Harassment

A 15-year-old Warfordsburg area boy has been cited for harassment and disorderly conduct following an incident at Southern Fulton Junior/Senior High School on Tuesday, April 19. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Missionary Service A missionary assembly service will be held May 8-11 at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Dan Hamil. More information may be obtained by calling 814- 599-5051. More...

RECREATION

Benefit Concert Pennsylvania Special Olympics of Bedford County is collaborating with Matthew Vollbrecht and Rising Star in a benefit concert on May 1, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Bedford High School auditorium. More...

MEETINGS

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Knobsville Cemetery Assoc. is accepting donations to help maintain the cemetery. Please send donations to Mrs. Mae Mann, 130 Sheepskin Hollow Road, Fort Littleton, PA 17233. All donations will be greatly appreciated. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Dustin and Carrie Gingerich of Greencastle are pleased to announce the birth of their third daughter, Lydia Hope. Lydia was born April 9, 2011, at 4:26 p.m. and was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Jarrod Lee Allen Keller, 22, Mercersburg, and Chassidy Marie Myers, 24, Mercersburg. More...

Birth Announced

Alicia DeShong and Joshua Price, Hustontown, announce the birth of a daughter, Lainey LaCole Price, April 23, 2011, at 4:40 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Bondsman In Hann Case Asked To Forfeit $100K

Hearing held last Tuesday before Judge Angela Krom

Two Pennsylvania State Police officers, the county coroner and a former state police trooper who is now employed in the capacity of bondsman testified last week as part of a request by the commonwealth that bail posted on behalf of murderer Ricky Han More...

Relay For Life Event Set For May 20-21

To “ Hit it out of the park”

The Fulton County Relay for Life Committee met at the MHS high school track last Monday to finalize plans for the American Cancer Society’s Fulton County fundraising event slated for May 20-21. More...

County’s Jobless Rate Continues Slight Drop

Fulton’s March ranking at #64

Fulton County followed the national and state trend’s unemployment rate in March as the jobless rate fell slightly by threetenths of a percentage point from February. More...

Obituaries

Robert R. Vores

McConnellsburg, 86

Robert R. “Rudy” Vores, 86, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa. He was born in McCon-nellsburg on October 2, 1924, the son of the late Charles I. More...

Richard E. Figard

Warfordsburg, 73

Richard Eugene Figard, 73, Warfordsburg, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m., at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Rev. F. Allan Wea-therholt Jr. will officiate. More...

Allen M. Souders

McConnellsburg, 74

Allen M. “Cap” Souders, 74, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Harrisburg General Hospital, Harrisburg. He was born in Mc- Connellsburg on August 23, 1936, the son of the late Alvey and Pauline (Carbaugh) Souders. More...

Letters

Peanut Ban Opens Door At School

To The Editor: Removing all peanut products from Central Fulton is going to open a wide door that I really don’t think the school board members really want to open. More...

Szwydek 5K Run

To The Editor, More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Richard and Pam Glenn will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on May 1. Sympathy goes out to the family of Rudy Vores, who passed away last Tuesday, and the family of Allen “Cap” Souders, who passed away on Friday. More...

Hustontown

The weather was really nice so we could celebrate the special Easter occasion of a Risen Savior. A nice crowd attended the sunrise service at Clear Ridge United Methodist Church. The Clear Ridge folks served a very nice breakfast following service. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Jody Hann, Gordon Locke, Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson, Angie Centi, April Grissinger, Richelle Grissinger and Caleigh Clark. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Softball Tussey Mountain 6, Southern Fulton 5 More...

McCbg. Jr. High Baseball Wrap-up

March 29 McConnellsburg 18Fannett-Metal 1 More...

Racing Roundup

Before I get to the racing results for this week, I would like to dedicate this column in the memory of my Grandpap Rudy, who is now at peace. Pap was a big part of my life as a kid and growing up through the years, he was always so supportive. More...

Features

Conservation District Submits 2010 Annual Report To DEP

Conservation Corner

Editor’s Note: Each year, the Fulton County Conservation District is required to submit an annual report to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

How To Start Composting Waste For Your Garden

Ecological experts have proposed countless ways to improve the environment, but something as simple as changing the way you dispose of your trash could have a significant impact on the future of our planet. More...

NASA Space Shuttle Program Nears End

NASA’s Face in Space program announced

Editor’s Note: Dick Largent is a former resident of Fulton County who was a NASA engineer for 35 years. More...

Church News

New Bishop Officially Installed

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – It’s the first official day on the job for Bishop Mark Bartchak as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. More...

Revival Services

Special revival services featuring evangelist and worship leader Gary Nouse will be held May 11-14 at 7 p.m. and May 15 at 10 a.m., at My Father’s House Ministries, 1635 Lincoln Way East, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Hymn Sing

A hymn sing will be held April 30 at 6 p.m. at Black Oak Independent Bible Church, Stonybreak Road, Warfordsburg. Featured will be Richard and Mary Fox of Higher Ground. All are welcome. More...