June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Bank Sold Third Time

Susquehanna Bancshares buying Tower for $343M

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. based in Litiz, Pa., announced Monday that it agreed to buy Tower Bancorp Inc. for $343 million in cash and stock, a 41 percent premium over Tower’s closing stock price last Friday. More...

Local & State

Forbes Road Students Take Virtual Road Trip

Forbes Road School District librarian Amanda Brown helps students, left to right, Dorian Clapsaddle, Colt Souders and Jordan Zeger put the finishing touches on their personalized antenna balls during the school's summer reading camp. More...

Benefit Auction For Old Jail Set For August 13

The Fulton County Historical Society is joining with the Fulton County commissioners to raise funds to help renovate the Fulton County Jail. A benefit auction will be held at Hustontown Firehall on Saturday, August 13, 2011. More...

Youth Field Day Scheduled

Event set for September 17 at Pistol & Rifle Club

Youths with an avid interest in the great outdoors, hunting and wildlife conservation are urged to sign up now for the quickly approaching Fulton County Youth Field Day. More...

Letters

Strawberry Festival Baby/Toddler Contest Needs Revamping

To The Editor: I would like to take this time to comment on this year’s Strawberry Festival. First: The baby/toddler contest should be revised for next year. Every mother would like something to put in a baby scrapbook for their child. More...

Police Reports

Spilled Oil Leads To Traffic Accident

A northbound 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier travelled through an oil spill along North Second Street last Friday morning and crashed into a fence. More...

Bad Checks Written

A 46-year-old Mercersburg man who was not identified by state police is suspected of recently passing two bad checks totalling $ 500 to an employee at American Legion Post #561. The checks were returned for nonsufficient funds. More...

Police Investigate Harassment

State police troopers investigated a case of harassment that occurred at an Estate Drive, McConnellsburg, home on Wednesday, June 15. More...

Entertainment

Open Mic Night Held

A thundershower didn’t dampen the spirits of the folks attending open Mic Night on Saturday, June 11. A brilliant rainbow shone over the grounds, giving the impression of a hopeful time of fellowship. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Bible School New Grenada Church of God is holding Bible School June 27 through July 1, at 6 p.m. nightly. This year’s theme is “Letters from a Cell.” The Knightlights will again be presenting the Bible story and activities. More...

RECREATION

Summer Art Camp More...

FOOD & DINING

Festivals Fairview United Methodist Church will hold ice cream festivals this year on July 16 and September 10. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. More...

Church News

New Pastors Begin Duties At Hustontown Church Of God

On Sunday May 29, 2011, Hustontown Church of God located at 1301 North Clear Ridge Rd., one mile north on Route 475 in Hustontown, hosted a retirement celebration of more than 30 years of pastoral service for pastors Donald and Dee Rowe. More...

Central Fulton Property Taxes To Increase .9996 Mill

Additional budget cuts made to reduce deficit

Finding themselves in the same financial predicament as other schools across the commonwealth, the Central Fulton School District announced last Tuesday it was implementing additional cost-saving measures to help reduce a sizeable deficit. More...

Low Meadow Grounds Lake Could Take Weeks To Refill

PFBC estimates dam repairs at $2.25 million

Water levels at Meadow Grounds Lake have dropped by several feet, leaving anglers dismayed at the conditions of the popular, local fishing destination. More...

Obituaries

Barbara A. Cisney

Highland Village, Texas, 75

Barbara Ann Cisney, 75, Highland Village, Texas, died Thursday, June 9, 2011. She was born April 11, 1936, in Harrisburg, to Melville Hagan James Jr. and Hazel Elizabeth Cochlin James. More...

Merrill W. Crouse

Spring Run, 86

Merrill Walter Crouse, 86, Spring Run, died Sunday, June 12, 2011. He was born May 20, 1925, in Big Cove Tannery, to Mack and Rachel ( Gordon) Crouse. He was married to Marie (Worthy) Crouse on April 2, 1949. More...

M. Eugene Douglas

Mercersburg, 82

W. Eugene Douglas, 82, Mercersburg, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. Born January 22, 1929, in Thompson Township, Fulton County, he was the son of the late Ora and Mattie Winters Douglas. He attended Boardyard School. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Jase Gahagan, Kelly Bingaman, John Edgell, Greg Edgin, Patrick Horne, Kristin Diehl, Dick Armagost Sr., Sharon Horne, Kevin Fleck and James Anderson. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Rickie Hoffman and Joe Hann, June 25; Darcy Humbert and Ruth Brubaker, June 24; Taylor Morton, June 26; Diamond Wazelle, June 25; Dorothy Henry, June 27; Scott Deshong, June 29; Russell Glazier, June 27; and Bobby Sample, June 30. More...

Hustontown

It was great to get out and enjoy a beautiful weekend. Knobsville United Methodist Church held a festival on Saturday evening. Glad to hear they had a good crowd More...

Sports

Hamlin Denies Ford A Michigan Sweep

BRROKLYN, Mich. – Carl Edwards looked like he was going to sweep the racing weekend at Michigan International Speedway, but a late caution after Dale Earnhardt Jr. hit the outside wall in Sunday’s Cup race caused him to wind up fifth. More...

Racing Roundup

It was a good night to be a Lear Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Path Valley Results

305 Sprint (makeup from 5/20): 1. Matt Mountz (Reading), 2. Jim Kennedy, 3. Kyle Lloyd, 4. Marcus Defreitas, 5. Tyler Lebo. 270cc Micro Sprint: 1. Bryce Stephens (Huntingdon), 2. Sean McAndrew, 3. Jason Houtz, 4. Tyler Snook, 5. Tyler Reich, 6. More...

Family

Celebrates Second

Logan Michael Swailes, son of Diron and Megan Fraker Swailes, celebrated his second birthday on April 20, 2011. More...

Cards Of Thanks

DESHONG Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my family, the DeShongs, the Mellotts, the Swopes, the Shadles and my adoptive nephew Jer for helping me move home. I now wake to the sound of birds ... surrounded by my wonderful family. More...

Guys Can Enjoy Cooking Indoors, Too

The culinary arts sometimes do not necessarily come easily for men. While guys often look forward to grilling season, cooking indoors lacks the appeal of an open fire and friends and family munching on flame-broiled delights. More...