June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Attend To Busy Schedule

To meet again Thursday

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall addressed a variety of issues on Tuesday’s agenda and agreed to meet again later in the week. More...

Arrested On Rape Charges

McConnellsburg man released after posting bail

A McConnellsburg man was released from the Franklin County Prison on $20,000 bail last week after accusations emerged he raped and assaulted a female friend after drinking beer and doing drugs with her following her son’s birthday party. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Kevin Truax of Needmore was named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. More...

FCMC Foundation Announces Scholarships

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation has distributed a total of $8,500 to students pursuing a healthcare education. More...

Donates Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Molly Fox, 3, McConnellsburg, recently donated 14 inches of hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. She is the daughter of Jason and Karen Fox. Her hair was cut by Heather Will at Styles by Shawnee. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Uncoupling” by Meg Wolitzer (large print), “The Kingdom” by Clive Cussler ( large print), “ Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews (large print), “The English Te More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, were quite active over the spring months. Activities in April included ushering at the MHS musical and donating to the MHS musical. More...

Re-Creation To Perform

The singing group Re- Creation will present its Broadway program Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...

Livestock Market Report

GREENCASTLE MARKET June 20 More...

Fallen Warriors Bravery Recalled In Memorial Day Speech

Editor’s Note: With the Fourth of July holiday already upon us, the “Fulton County News” is paying homage to our nation’s military men and women by printing an excerpt of a speech by Lt. Col. George Cutchall. More...

Public Libraries Fight To Stay Relevant In Digital Age

These days, it isn’t business as usual at the Garden City Public Library in Michigan. The building is intact and the collection of books is in good shape, but no staff or patrons are on hand. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Monte K. Shatzer, 57, Everett, and Melissa Dawn Weller, 38, Everett. Steen B. Petersen, 57, Neelyton, and Susan Eileen Larson, 52, Neelyton. More...

MHS Class Of 1958 Holds Reunion

McConnellsburg 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. More...

Pa. Man Sentenced After 14th, 15th DUI Convictions

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has sentenced a Pittsburgh man to at least seven years behind bars for what prosecutors say are his 14th and 15th drunken driving convictions. More...

Gushers Highlight Potential Of Gas Field

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – Two unexpected gushers in northeastern Pennsylvania are helping to illustrate the enormous potential of the Marcellus Shale natural gas field. More...

Erie Cancer Center Head To Walk 60 Miles For Cure

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – The man who heads Erie's Regional Cancer Center plans to walk 60 miles to raise money for breast cancer, a disease which his two sisters have survived. 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: Rose L. Vandaniker by Catherine L. Weller and David A. 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...

Bilofsky Now Scheduling Patients For Facial Surgery At FCMC

Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services is pleased to announce ear, nose and throat specialist Elliott J. Bilofsky, D. O., F.A.O.C.O, who has been with FCMC since 2008, is expanding his surgical practice to include facial plastics. More...

Court Session Held June 21

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 21. More...

Kurt Busch Gets A First At Infineon

SONOMA, Calif. – Kurt Busch had never won a road course race, but he made it look easy Sunday in the Sprint Cup Toyota/Savemart 350, as he held off Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards at Infineon Raceway on the way to the checkered flag. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the president judge and jury commissioner for the July 25, 2011 court. Prospective jurors should report to the courthouse before 9 a.m. on the above date. More...

Engagement

George “Gib” and Nancy Brown of Clarksburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Grace Brown, to Jacob Lee Wilson, son of Sally Wilson of Berkeley Springs and the late Rick Wilson. More...

Multi-county Diabetes Walk Announced

The Central Pennsylvania Market of the American Diabetes Association and the Central PA Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation have announced the date for the Multi-County Diabetes Walk for Sunday, October 9, at the Mc- Connellsburg Hig More...

MES Students Enjoy Field Trip To Lincoln Caverns

McConnellsburg Elementary students enjoyed a visit to Lincoln Caverns, near Huntingdon, on Thursday, May 19, 2011. More...

Historic Pa. Railroad Site Linked To Freed Slaves

PORTAGE, Pa. More...

W. Pa. City Hoping To Catch American Flag Vandals

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A veterans group is working with local police to catch whoever has been vandalizing more than 50 American flags that are lining the downtown streets of one southwestern Pennsylvania city. More...

Gov. Corbett Signs Law Banning ‘Bath Salts’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday signed legislation to outlaw “bath salts” and certain other synthetic drugs in Pennsylvania, calling them a danger to society. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Eleanor Mundale of Needmore has made the dean’s list for Franklin and Marshall College’s spring 2011 semester. Eleanor is the daughter of John Mundale and Marilyn Pontius of Needmore and is a graduate of Southern Fulton High School. More...

Senate, House Scramble In Final Days

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State lawmakers are back inside the Pennsylvania Capitol for an unusual Sunday session as they work to complete the state budget before the new fiscal year starts on Friday. More...

Iota Lambda Sorority News

Vicki Bogetti and Sharon Mellott were each awarded a Silver circle pin and certificate for 25 years of active service to Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Crowd Of Young People Robs Philly-Area Store

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say more than three dozen young people stormed into a suburban Philadelphia department store last week and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. More...

Pa. Forensics Team Headed To Nevada Amtrak Crash

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A forensic anthropology team from Mercyhurst College in Erie is headed to Nevada to help recover bodies from the crash of a tractor-trailer that smashed into two Amtrak passenger train cars at a railroad crossing. More...

Pa.Voter ID Bill Would Allow Amish No Photo

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Sportsmen Monitor Gas Drilling In Marcellus Shale

WHITELEY, Pa. (AP) – Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking aim – for Marcellus Shale gas drilling. More...