May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pittman Pleads Guilty In Toddler’s Death

Shane Pittman to be sentenced August 2

A case that has been 1-1/2 years in the making came to an end last week when Shane Douglas Pittman stood before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Angela Krom to enter a guilty plea in the death of his girlfriend’s 24-month-old daughter. More...

Local & State

Medicare Trustees Call Healthcare Reform Savings “Debatable”

America’s Medicare program for hospital insurance will reach a point of fiscal “exhaustion” in 2024, five years earlier than was estimated a year ago, the trustees for the federal program announced Friday. More...

Strawberry Festival Three Weeks Away

The 21st annual Strawberry Festival is fast approaching on June 10 and June 11. The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites you to attend and enjoy all the planned activities. As always, strawberry treats are featured on both days. More...

Work To Begin On Two Bridges In Fulton County

Beginning Monday, May 16, prime contractor George S. Hann & Son Inc. of Fort Littleton will start work on two bridges in Thompson Township, Fulton County, on Route 2004 (Johnsons Mill Road) over the Little Tonoloway Creek. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 16, 1991 ’91 More...

Correspondents' Notes

CORRESPONDENTS’ NOTES Our Town

Birthday wishes to Michele Horton, May 21; Jeremy McGarvey, May 22; John Rasp, May 22; Annabelle Mellott, May 24; Hillary Chestnut, May 25; Garry Miller, Evan Hoffman, Sue Glazier and More...

Hustontown

It seems as though we continue to have all those spring showers. Quite a lot of folks say we would like to get the early gardens started. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Bon Scott Booher, William Group, Minerva Park, Madison Johnson, Travis Wilson and Greg Strait. More...

Sports

Baseball

Forbes Road 5, Northern Bedford 4 More...

Softball

Northern Bedford 11, Forbes Road 3 More...

Boys Track

Inter-County Conference Championships Held More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services Burnt Cabins Bible Church will hold a special weekend planned for May 21 and 22. The speakers are Dr. George and Barbara Rundle of Chambersburg. More...

RECREATION

Free Movie Free Friday movie May 20 at 6:10 p.m. in the library community room. Call 485-5327 or stop by the library to find out what’s playing. More...

MEETINGS

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, May 24, at noon, at Joyce Tucker’s home, 157 Back Hollow Road, Harrisonville. Bring plants to exchange. New members and guests are welcome. More...

McCray, Cutchall, Dasher, Hoover Advance To Nov. Election

Thirty-one percent of Fulton County’s registered Democratic and Republican voters turned out at the polls on Tuesday to cast their vote in several key races including that of Fulton County commissioner. More...

Forbes Board, Teachers Settle Two-Year Contract Dispute

Final agreement OK’d in special meeting last Thursday

After two years of negotiations, the Forbes Road School District Board of Directors and the teachers union finally came to a three-year agreement that was accepted at a five-minute special meeting held last Thursday evening. More...

SF Holds Environmental Open House, Arts Festival

Phillip Brambley of Crystal Spring demonstrates a foot-treadle lathe at Southern Fulton School District’s Environmental Open House and Festival of the Arts held Saturday at the elementary schoo More...

Obituaries

LaRue L. Bowers

LaRue L. Wible Bowers, 97, Lebanon, Pa., born August 26, 1913, died Thursday, May 12, 2011. Born in Hustontown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Estella Wible of Clear Ridge. She married Robert S .Bowers Sr. More...

Mary E. Ott

Shippensburg, 88

Mary E. Ott, 88, Shippensburg, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at ManorCare, Chambersburg. Born April 15, 1923, in Dublin Township, Fulton County, she was a daughter of the late Harry W. and Virgie M. Regi Naugle. More...

Raymond E. Craig

Everett, 71

Raymond E. “ Butch” Craig, 71, Everett, died at home Tuesday, May 10, 2011. He was born January 22, 1940, in Shippensburg, a son of the late Raymond and Laura (Brown) Craig. More...

Police Reports

Tobacco Used On School Property

A 15-year- old McConnellsburg boy is accused of using tobacco while on Central Fulton School District property on Monday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. Charges against the juvenile have been filed through Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. More...

Dead Fish Found In Yard

A 26-year- old McConnellsburg woman told state police investigators she found three dead fish in her yard located at 312 East Maple Street, McConnellsburg, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. More...

Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted

A driving-under-the-influence enforcement detail was conducted in Fulton County by Pennsylvania State Police troopers between 11 p.m. on May 13 and 3 a.m. on May 14. More...

Entertainment

Kenseth Cruises To Dover Win Edwards wins Nationwide race in overtime

DOVER, Del. – Matt Ken-seth found victory lane for the second time this season, as he won Sunday’s Fed-Ex 400 easily ahead of Mark Martin. More...

Kyle Busch again

Kyle Busch pulled away from Cole Whitt after a restart on Lap 198 of 200, to win the Dover Truck race under caution when Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timothy Peters wrecked on the final lap. More...

Racing commentary

Where are the top Nationwide and Truck Series’ drivers? There really isn’t any, because 16 of the 17 races run this season have been won by Cup regulars. This is a problem for NASCAR, and they know it. More...

Features

How Current Events Affect Your Pocketbook

All politics are local. Or so the saying goes. But is it really true? Do events halfway across the world affect your family, health and money? These days, the answer seems to be a resounding yes. More...

Church News

Bt. Cabins Bible Church To Hold Services

The Burnt Cabins Bible Church has a special weekend planned for May 21 and 22. The speakers for the special services are Dr. George and Barbara Rundle of Chambersburg. More...

Cito Church Celebrates 100 Years

This Sunday, May 22, starting at 9:30 a.m., Cito United Methodist Church will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the life of the church. Guest speaker will be Bishop Jane Allen Middleton. More...

Quartet To Perform

The Fellowship Quartet will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Rd, Mercersburg, Sunday, June 5. More...