May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

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...

County Hears Audit Update

Building issues reviewed

The Fulton County auditors met with the commissioners this week to review a memo regarding the status of the audit report for the 2010 fiscal year. More...

Relay For Life Moves Back To MHS Track

Cancer Fundraiser Takes Place May 20-21

This Friday and Saturday, Fulton County’s Relay For Life Committee brings its annual 24-hour cancer fundraiser back to the Mc- Connellsburg High School track where the event got its start 17 years ago. More...

SF To Hold Student Art Exhibit

On Sunday May 22, 2011, there will be a student art exhibit at Southern Fulton High School. The student exhibit will showcase work from the seventh- through 12th-grade students and will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. More...

SF To Present Spring Concert

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual spring chorus concert on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, May 23: macho nachos, tossed salad, bread, bananas. Tuesday, May 24: fish or barbecue sandwich, macaroni and cheese, celery with peanut butter, pineapple. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse: Donald Edward Truax, 43, Harrisonville, and Terry L. Hopkins, 50, McConnellsburg. More...

Breathing Life Into Home Where Lincoln Died

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – People know of Ford’s Theatre, where on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. More...

Pa. Primary Should Thin Out Field Of Candidates

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FR Holds Prom May 14

Forbes Road held its prom Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. More...

Pa. Woman To Repay $1.8M To Fire Company

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman who admitted defrauding a fire company has been ordered to repay more than $1.8 million in misappropriated funds. More...

Hunter’s Death Likely Accident In Western Pa.

HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) – Police say a western Pennsylvania hunter appears to have accidentally shot himself while climbing down from a tree stand on the first day of spring gobbler season. More...

Pa. Golf Resort Agrees To Pay $55K In Back Pay

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A golf resort in Pennsylvania will pay $55,000 in back wages to more than 200 workers after a federal investigation. The U.S. More...

Union Rallies Over Eastern PA Hospital Dispute

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Actor and activist Danny Glover joined thousands of union members from several states in a rally at eastern Pennsylvania’s East Strouds- burg University on Saturday over a hospital contract dispute. More...

FCMC Smoking Cessation Class Completed

Fulton County Medical Center completed its first eight-week smoking cessation program with the help of the Franklin/Fulton County Partnership. The class had 10 participants, three educators and one instructor. The class met one evening a week. More...

Anderson Receives Rare Breed Sheep Through Youth Conservation Program

On Sunday May 8, 2011, Katie Anderson along with her family, traveled to Howard County, Md., to receive a rare breed sheep. The rare breed sheep were awarded to youth participants during a special ceremony at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. More...

Corbett Resumes Duties After Back Surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s back surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital on Monday was described as successful by surgeons who said he was resting comfortably after awakening from anesthesia. More...

3,579 Pa. State Workers Earn $100,000-plus

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two dozen state employees earn $200,000 or more and are among nearly 3,600 state workers paid at least $100,000 per year, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune- Review. More...

Corbett Factor, Marcellus Shape Allegheny Co. Race

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett isn’t running in Tuesday’s primary, but he’s being mentioned a lot in two races for Allegheny County executive. More...

Pennsylvania Mulls Using Familial DNA To Locate Suspects

PITTSBURGH (AP) – State lawmakers are considering allowing investigators to use the genetic material from relatives to track suspects in violent crimes who have left DNA evidence at a crime scene but whose genetic fingerprint is not contained i More...

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...

Roadway Reconstruction Work Begins On Route 475

Beginning Monday, May 16, prime contractor Grannas Brothers Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg will begin roadway reconstruction work on Route 475. More...

CF Acts On Tentative Budget

Hears comments from public

Taxpayers in the Central Fulton School District may see a slight change in their tax bill if the school’s budget meets final adoption on June 14. More...

Crampton Manor Featured In Magazine

Bed and Breakfast included in May/June edition

A magazine that typically features the works of outdoor photographer and Needmore resident Willard Hill has showcased a local bed and breakfast in its most recent publication. More...

Graduates

Sara Hoffman graduated from Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, May 7. She received an Associate of Science degree in nursing. Sara also earned positions on the dean’s list for two semesters. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: honey mustard chicken, parslied potatoes, peas and onions, wheat bread, tropical fruit. Tuesday: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, brownie. More...

Receives Award At Shippensburg

Sarah Paylor, daughter of Craig and Leslie Paylor and John and Linda Heuston, is the recipient of the APSCUF/ SU Department Student Award for the exercise science department. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CROSS A very special thank-you to Roy at Mamma’s Pizza for donating food for May’s blood drive. It was very much appreciated. More...

Five Generations

Pictured above are five generations of the Ruby Peck family. More...

U.S. Man Survives Lightning Strike At Campsite

INDUSTRY, Pennsylvania (AP) – Police say a man has survived a lighting strike while helping set up tents for a Boy Scout outing. More...

Glazier Participates In Horse Show

At the May Spring Fling horse show in Bedford, 16- year-old Caitlin Glazier won overall youth English champion and reserve yearling champion ribbons for the two-day show. More...

PETA Pushes For Anti-dissection Ads In U.S. School

KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A national animal rights group has offered a cash-strapped school district an undisclosed amount of money if it allows ads in school promoting alternatives to animal dissection. More...

Rock Slide Closes Busy Rural Western Pa. Highway

VESTABURG, Pa. (AP) – A rock slide including boulders the size of cars has indefinitely closed a busy highway in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Young Drivers Urged To Keep Graduation Season From Ending In Tragedy

With graduation season underway and summer vacation fast approaching, PennDOT reminds young drivers to avoid distractions and focus their full attention on the road. More...

School Gives Kids Sandwiches As Punishment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – School officials say the students at a Pennsylvania school are getting sandwiches for lunch for failing to appreciate the hot meals the district provides. More...

Pa. Juries Rarely Opt For Death Penalty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Inquirer says Pennsylvania juries have opted for the death penalty in only 3 percent of first- degree murder cases in the past few years. More...

Graduates

Christof Keebaugh recieved his masters degree in Physics from the University of Louisville, Ky., May 14. Tof has maintained a GPA of 3.9 throughout his entire college career. More...

Choosing A Weight-Loss Program That Works For You

There are no shortages of diets and weight-loss programs, offering conflicting tips and advice. More...

Pa. Senate GOP Must Answer Contract Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania appeals court is declining to throw out a lawsuit against the state Senate Republican caucus over a canceled contract to make calls to constituents and provide voter registration data about them. More...

Denzel Washington Receives Honorary Penn Degree

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Superstar actor Denzel Washington confessed to a bit of stage fright in his latest role: Commencement speaker at the University of Pennsylvania. More...

Welding Class Enjoys Field Trip

The welding class of Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School recently enjoyed a field trip, thanks in part to a grant from Southern Alleghenies. More...

FR April Students Of The Month

April Students of the Month for Forbes Road Elementary are pictured above, front row: Abigail DeShong, Ciara Vodzak, Jesse Brady, Issac Kuhn, Caven Clark; second row: Nicholas Goshorn, Faith Suders, More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value. Rodney V. Swain by Linda L. Hixon and Linda L. More...