June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

SF Alumni Association Awards Scholarships

The Southern Fulton Senior Alumni Association awarded a total of $1,000 in scholarships to two seniors at Southern Fulton High School this year. Morgan Mills and Masey Brown are the recipients of the $500 scholarships. More...

Route 522/Route 30 Interchange Ramp Work To Begin June 13

Beginning Monday, June 13, 2011, prime contractor Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Blair County will begin overnight detours for ramp work at the Route 522/Route 30 interchange. There will be overnight detours from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Lock Haven University has released the names of students who achieved dean’s list recognition for the spring 2011 semester. More...

Graduates

Air Force Airman Colt D. Pittman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Court Session Held May 31

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided two sentences and several arraignments during a court session held on Tuesday, May 31, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Swim Season Sans Lifeguards At Pa. State Parks

WARRINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Five-year-old Lillian Staley flails her arms as she tries to wade through water up to her chin in Pinchot Lake. She lets out a piercing scream. Her mother glides over and wraps her daughter in her arms. More...

Birth Announced

Jeremy Sr . and Heather ( Unger) Anderson, Harrisonville, announce the birth of a son, Jeremy Irin Anderson Jr., June 1, 2011, at 5:08 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. Jeremy weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Allegany Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 398 students for the second-largest class in its history at recent 49th commencement exercises on Cumberland campus. Local area graduates are: Jenna Brantner, Three Springs, nursing. Carolyn M. More...

Golf Tournament Nets More Than $8,000 For The Conner Kids Scholarship Fund

Saturday, May 28, marked the inaugural memorial golf tournament in memory of Chris Conner, who passed away suddenly last June. Nineteen teams took to the beautiful greens at Great Cove Golf Course. The scramble format began at 8 a.m. More...

Graduates

Jeneice Leigh Ann Shaw of Needmore graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and student-designed women’s studies during the 141st commencement May 21, 2011, at Mc- Daniel College. More...

2012 Republican Hopefuls Court Religious Right

WASHINGTON (AP) – A gathering of religious conservatives drew nearly all the GOP presidential hopefuls to a single stage, a claim that a South Carolina debate and a well-publicized forum in New Hampshire couldn’t make about their recent e More...

Will PA Follow Other GOP States On Photo ID Bill?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – About once a month on average since the beginning of the year, Republican-controlled states have approved laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. More...

Youth Shoot Winners

Week 4 Jr. rifle category First - Ezra Love; second – Cody Stotler; third – Calli Nesbitt. Jr. shotgun category First – Chris Benson; second – Ean Love; third – Isaiah Covert. Week 4 Sr. More...

Better Days Animal League Holds Community Outreach Event

Friends of Better Days Animal League, Fulton County, take a moment to pose with a few of the homeless pets hoping to find their forever home during a community outreach event sponsored by Butterfly G More...

Lifters Compete

Four lifters from Buck’s Body Shop competed in the Memorial Meet, Bench Press and Deadlift competition at the Juniata Vallery YMCA in Burnham, Pa., Saturday, May 28. More...

Hurricane Season, Recent Tornado Outbreaks Prompts PEMA To Urge For Preparedness

Marking today’s start of hurricane season and noting recent tornado outbreaks, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is urging all residents and local governments to act now to be better prepared for severe weather. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s letter to the editor concerning the Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club’s youth shoot, F&M Trust should have been included in the list of the event’s very valued supporters. More...

Forbes Road Graduates 44

Class remembers classmates Joshua Wilt Jr. and Victoria Lynn

One of the largest classes to come through the high school in recent years, a total of 44 seniors were awarded their diplomas last Thursday during the Forbes Road School District’s graduation services that paid homage to former classmates Joshu More...

Mellott Co. Awards Scholarships To Five Southern Fulton Graduates

Mellott Co. presented H.B. More...

McConnellsburg Holds Commencement Exercises June 2

For ty-six seniors graduate

Forty- six members of Mc- Connellsburg High School’s Class of 2011 took one last walk across the auditorium stage as seniors last Thursday evening. More...

Birth Announced

Jason and LaTasha Barnett are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Ann, on May 16, 2011. Proud grandparents are Boyd and Rita Gelvin and Clarence and Norma Barnett. More...

Historical Society Offers Commemorative Medallion

In recognition of the 225th anniversary of the founding of McConnellsburg by Daniel McConnell in 1786, the Fulton County Historical Society has prepared a four-inch medallion as an official keepsake. More...

Pa. City To Pay $600K Over Boy’s Police Car Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania city has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the death of a 4-yearold boy who was standing on a sidewalk when a police cruiser struck him. More...

Civil War Fashion Show In Somerset, Pa., To Revisit 1860s

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) – It’ll be a comeback for ’60s fashions – 1860s fashions, that is – when a southwestern Pennsylvania historical society hosts a Civil Warthemed fashion show and dinner later this month. More...

SF Elementary Honor Roll

Distinguished Honors Grade four: Emily Bard, Joshua Beale, Connor Elbin, Drew Gordon, Ethan Pelton, Kaleigh Smith, Casey Spade, Eli Strait, Ellie Strait, Ashley True. Grade five: Mariah Brown, Allyson Layton, Zachary Scott, Tyler Unger, Kody Ward. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Vernon Eugene Heil III, 30, Needmore, and Amanda Elizabeth Keebaugh, 24, Needmore. More...

PSU Dean’s List

Area students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 term at Penn State are as follows: Jennifer Buterbaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, Mont Alto. Erin Chafardon, Mc- Connellsburg, Altoona. Amy Chilcote, Three Springs, Mont Alto. More...

PSU Graduates

The following area students were spring 2011 graduates at Penn State University: Evan Brant, Harrisonville, agricultural business major at University Park. Brandon Brantner, Hustontown, wood products major at University Park. More...

NBC’s Weeklong Education Summit Focuses On Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The City of Brotherly Love is the focus of a weeklong education summit on the challenges facing U.S. students, teachers and administrators in the 21st century. More...

PA Trooper Inhales Toxic Fumes On Highway

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police say a trooper who inhaled toxic fumes while investigating a possible vehicle fire in central Pennsylvania is now listed in stable condition. More...

Former Pa. County Official Admits Stealing $347K

YORK, Pa. (AP) –A former county official in central Pennsylvania has acknowledged embezzling more than $347,000 in public money. York County assistant chief clerk Vickie Glatfelter pleaded guilty to theft charges on Thursday. More...

Philly Man Killed In Fall Down Elevator Shaft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities in Philadelphia say a man celebrating his 25th birthday has been killed in a fall down an elevator shaft. More...

GOP Candidate Advances Due To Luck Of The Draw

BAINBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) – In the end, one central Pennsylvania election wasn’t decided by votes, but by the number four. That was the winning numbered ball drawn by Gina Mariani, a candidate for supervisor in Conoy Township. More...

Bedbugs Going To The Dogs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dozens of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds are in Philadelphia to see if their sniffers are up to snuff in the battle against bedbugs. More...

Red Cross Volunteers Continue To Stand Prepared For Disasters

Local American Red Cross volunteers from the Southern Alleghenies Chapter serving Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon counties are doing their part to assist with the relief efforts helping thousands of people whose lives were changed after the dea More...

MHS Ensemble Finishes Season

McConnellsburg High School Choral Ensemble recently finished up its spring season with a performance at Greencastle Calvary Bible Church on May 22. 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: Joan M. Winter by Margo Ostrowski to Joan M. More...