June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

The Corner Shop Opening At FCMC

When Fulton County Medical Center moved to its new facility in 2007, there seemed to be something missing, a gift shop. But coming late July that will all change with the opening of “The Corner Gift Shop.” More...

Bookworms Hear Chilling Alaskan Tales

Forbes Road’s summer reading program wrapped up Friday

Having spent their week engaged in a virtual tour of tourist hot spots across the United States, students at Forbes Road Elementary finished up their “road trip” Friday with cool tales about Alaska and the greatest race on earth – t More...

Harrisonville Man Jailed In Drug Delivery

Shane DeShong held in lieu of $30,000

A Harrisonville man was set to appear in Fulton County Central Court Monday for a preliminary hearing on two counts each of delivery and possession of a controlled substance. More...

Letters

Questions Central Fulton Tax Hike

To The Editor: Although the amount of supposed $$$ savings by the recent cuts and “highly suggested” retirements of staff, I have to ask why administrators’ cuts or salary freezes weren’t made as some other neighboring school More...

Country’s Foundation Is Crumbling

To The Editor: More...

Police Reports

Warfordsburg Man Appears Before W.Va. Magistrate

Nineteen-year-old George Alan Lashley, of Warfordsburg, recently appeared before West Virginia Magistrate Kermit Ambrose on charges of driving under the influence while under the age of 21. More...

One Cited For Retail Theft

A Warfordsburg woman was cited for retail theft following a recent incident at MacDonald’s Pharmacy in McConnellsburg Borough. More...

Lawn Ornament Damaged

A lawn ornament located at a Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville, home was broken between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Victim in this case of mischief is a 91-year-old female from Licking Creek Township. 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

Motorcycle Ride A benefit motorcycle ride will be held July 24. Sign-in starts at 10 a.m. Leave the American Legion in McConnellsburg at noon. Entry fee is $20 per bike. All proceeds benefit Liberty Crouse. More...

FOOD & DINING

Pig Roast More...

Church News

158-Year-Old Methodist Church Closing In Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Attendance and offerings have dwindled, but the church’s maintenance bills have not. And that’s why the 158-year- old First United Methodist Church in Altoona is holding its final services on Sunday. More...

So. Fulton Decides To Raise Taxes

Discusses “biomass” system that would heat high school with wood chips

After battling back and forth last month on the topic of real estate tax rates, the Southern Fulton School Board met behind closed doors for an hour and a half before announcing its final decision. More...

Bowman Gets 30 Days In Vehicular Homicide

Needmore man fell asleep at the wheel

A Needmore man began a 30- day sentence in Franklin County Prison Tuesday for his role in a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a fellow southern Fulton County resident nearly one year ago. More...

Little Change In Jobless Stats

Fulton’s May ranking is #65 out of 67 counties

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for May were basically unchanged from April as the county’s unemployment rate decreased by only one-tenth of a percentage point. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Buterbaugh

Big Cove Tannery, 73

Donald R. Buterbaugh Sr., 73, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. He was born in McConnellsburg, on July 4, 1937, the son of the late Benjamin C. and Lucinda (Alexander) Buterbaugh. More...

Betty L. Carbaugh

Needmore, 71

Betty Lou Carbaugh, 71, formerly of Needmore, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born September 2, 1939, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lucinda (Alexander) Buterbaugh. More...

Dennis E. Kelso Daniel R. Fleming

York, 63 Hancock, 89

Dennis E. Kelso, 63, York, Pa., died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at York Hospital. He was born November 3, 1947, in McConnellsburg, the son of Margaret (Nesbitt) Kelso and the late Malcom E. Kelso. He was first married to Pam Kelso. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 27, 1991 ’91 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

MHS Class of 1958 held a 50-year-plus class reunion June 18 at Celebrations Unlimited. Of the 38 graduates, 30 are still living and 23 attended along with 19 guests. Class members came from Arizona, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania. More...

Hustontown

According to the traffic on Sunday, summer vacation and traveling have begun. Anyway the weather was great. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Janet Fraker, Cherry Hale, Doug Everts, Brenda Anderson, Jessie Rhoades, Marilyn Tucker, Brian Rhoades, Erin Winnick, Jim Lupey, Nora Grissinger, Mary Mort, Pam Naugle and Clint Wyrick. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

The 21st annual Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speedweek kicked off Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, where Cory Haas came away with his first-ever Speedweek win in impressive fashion. More...

Shaw Has First Career Win At Path Valley

Results: 600cc Micro Sprint: 1. Shane Lewis (Honey Brook), 2. Jake Murphy, 3. Chandler Leiby, 4. Jason Pryde, 5. Al Potosky, 6. John Baker, 7. Ben McLeod, 8. Darrin Kauffman, 9. Spencer Wassilewski, 10. Jim Young, 11. Steven Russell. More...

Little League Tournament To Begin July 11

Fulton County Little League will hold tournaments the following weeks: July 11-16 (7- and 8-yearold tournament); July 18-23 (11- and 12-year-old tournament); July 25- 30 (9- and 10- year-old tournament). The games will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Family

Keeping Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is a welcome respite from the hectic days of the school year. More...

The Birds, The Bees And The Internet

Safeguarding your child is the number-one responsibility of any parent. Doing so requires vigilance and there are many things your kids need to know. In this day and age, it is not easy. More...

Protect Your Home Before Going On Vacation

While the warmer months are the most popular time for travel, they’re also the most popular for home burglaries. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 65.8 percent of burglaries are residential and occur in 8 to 12 minutes. More...