June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners See To Varied Agenda

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall attended to a varied agenda Tuesday morning, signing off on various resolutions and contracts and meeting with department heads. More...

Abortion Hot Topic In Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Abortion legislation has not been front-and-center in Harrisburg for decades, but that has changed with a series of three recent votes, and a fourth expected in the coming week. More...

New Medical School Coming To Pittsburgh

GLUNT The family of Edwin Glunt wishes to express deep appreciation and sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness extended to our family during our loss. May God bless you. Clifford and Patsy Glunt and family GRESS More...

June 7 Court Session Held

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 7. More...

Deadline to Apply For Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Program extended, says Hess

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like to let residents know that the deadline to apply for the state’s property tax/rent rebate program is being extended from June 30 to December 31. More...

How To Keep Muscles Healthy

Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body, including your tongue, heart and stomach? When exerted, your muscles pull against your skeleton, causing your bones to become strong and durable. More...

Great Tips For Your Garage This Season

The garage is more than just a place to store the car. For most Americans it serves as the hub of seasonal activity for families – storing lawn care and sporting equipment, tools, patio furniture and more. More...

MHS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade nine: Tierra Lake, Jessica Miller, Matthew Snyder. Grade ten: Caitlin Glazier, Andrew Smith, Brandi Welsh, David Welsh, Kylie Zittle. More...

FCMC Committed To Customer Service

Fulton County Medical Center Board of Directors launched an initiative to develop professional standards for the organization. Heading up the process were customer service coordinator John Duffey and education director Jeffrey Thomas. More...

Do Poorest Pa. Schools Have To Take Bigger Cuts?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – When Gov. 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: Tanya S. Hershey to Jason S. Cornett and Dawn L. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period Grade two: Matthew Clippinger, Ethan Dodson, Caden Henry, Payton Kendall, Kadin Kuhn, Quincy Mc- Math, Austin Sigel, Hannah Skiles, * Braelyn Snyder, Grace Covert, * Emma Gelvin, *Rain Gelvin, Madison Hays, Jayme Kling, Makenna More...

Birth Announced

Thomas King and Dana Gray of Harrisonville wish to announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Lynn King, born May 12, 2011. Alexis weighed 7 pounds, 13.4 ounces and was 21-½ inches long. She was born at Chambersburg Hospital. More...

ATF Offers Reward For Gun Store Shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people being sought for a shooting June 8 at Federal Firearms Co. Inc. More...

Transportation Funding Advisory Commission Making Strong Progress

Funding, modernization strategies expected by August

The Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) met on June 6 to discuss various modernization strategies for PennDOT to invest an additional $2 billion to $2.5 billion annually into Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure. More...

FSA County Committee Nominations Begin June 15

Fulton County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director John K. Johnston wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency Committee nominations begin on Wednesday, June 15. More...

Cards Of Thanks

GLUNT The family of Edwin Glunt wishes to express deep appreciation and sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness extended to our family during our loss. May God bless you. Clifford and Patsy Glunt and family GRESS More...

Camp Cadet Holds 17th Graduation

Fulton County Camp Cadet graduated 29 cadets from the Class of 2011 during graduation ceremonies held lakeside on Friday evening at Camp Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Fort Littleton. More...

Events Galore At Strawberry Festival

This year’s Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Strawberry Festival offered a full menu of fun contests and delicious food, most notably strawberries, Friday and Saturday in downtown McConnellsburg. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Stephanie Black of Mercersburg a first-year student at Gettysburg College, has been placed on the dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement for Spring 2011. More...

Philadelphia Teen Drowns After Holding Breath In New Jersey Pool

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police in New Jersey say a Philadelphia teenager drowned after competing with friends to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater. More...

Keep Kids Reading During Summer Months

Summer vacation is important. It gives kids a chance to learn more about themselves by attending camp, working a summer job or just diving deep into a hobby. More...

New Van Takes FCMC Residents Fishing

Nearly 20 residents of Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care recently went on their annual fishing trip to the Mercersburg Sportsmen’s Association. Every resident caught their limit with help from MSA volunteers. More...

MMS Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Rylan Cutshall, Bronwyne Mellott, Chase Novak, Amber Strait, Carly Swope. Grade seven: Jacob Boehme, Logan Crouse, Alexis Mellott, Kylie Pittman, Alexandra Treml, Bailey Walters, Amber Wingert. More...

Strong Storms Cause Damage, Outages In Pa.

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A line of strong thunderstorms moved through south-central and eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday night, and the National Weather Service said it will investigate a report of a tornado east of Harrisburg. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Elizabethtown (Pa.) College announced the list of students whose outstanding academic performance has earned them the recognition of being included on the spring 2011 dean’s list. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: kielbasa, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, roll, apple crisp. Tuesday: Swedish meatball, lima beans, linguini noodles, white bread, tropical fruit. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE June 6 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1338- 1538 lbs., $115 to $119; 1602- 1620 lbs., $115 to $115.50; choice 2-3, 1254-1570 lbs., $111- $115; full/y.g. More...

FR Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll Grade seven: Arica Carbaugh, Brooke Keeseman, ashley Leis, David Maldonado, Tia Martz, Jacob Scanlon, Dustin Stoey, Brittany Truax. Grade eight: Morgan Mellott, Brenna Worthing. Grade nine: Tristan Gelvin, Kyle Schoen. More...

Farm Bureau Celebrates Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and there’s certainly no better time to enjoy a few scoops of ice cream or a refreshing glass of milk. More...

Celebrates Third

Caleigh Kay Marie Clark celebrated her third birthday on May 5, 2011. Her proud parents are Donna and Gary Clark Jr., Three Springs. She has two sisters: Cassie and Kristin and also has a brother, Joshua, who is in heaven. More...

Local Boy Wins Maryland Playground Naming Contest

Young Cabe Batdorff of McConnellsburg, right front, was recently declared the winner of a contest to name a new playground at the Hamilton Nissan dealership located on the Dual Highway in Hagerstown, More...

Celebrates Third

Makayley Maye Shafer celebrated her third birthday May 28, 2011. She is the daughter of Brian and Erin Shafer of Harrisonville. Makayley’s grandparents are Pat and Glenda Shafer of McConnellsburg and Danny and Carla Lake of Harrisonville. More...