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91st Annual County Fair Kicks Off Sunday

Begins with vesper service, followed by Fair Queen Pageant

Having spent much time laboring away in the barn, in the garden or over the oven, local residents are making their final preparations and checking off their to-do list in anticipation of the 91st annual Fulton County that will kick off this Sunday. More...

Local & State

Food Basket Provides Gardens

There’s nothing like fresh produce from a garden. The Fulton County Food Bank (FCFB) has been working to provide its clients the opportunity to grow fresh produce. This year five people are growing produce in the Community Garden. More...

F&M Contributes To FCMC Scholarship Fund

F&M Trust recently made a sizeable contribution totalling $1,500 to Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Scholarship Fund. More...

50-Year MVFCO Members Ride In Fire Assoc. Parade

Being a longtime member of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire cCo. has it rewards. More...

Letters

SF Heating System Cost Too Much In Hard Economic Times

To The Editor: Re: School Board Study On New Heating System For The Southern Fulton High School dated 7-28-11 in The Fulton County News. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Michele Pollock, August 13; Norm Ott, Donna Glenn and Marlene Savot, August 14; Frank Ingram and Alice Baum, August 16; Ruby Fields, August 14; Vesta Hull, 87 on August 14; Deb Buterbaugh, August 2; Vic Erickson and Verna Harnish, More...

Hustontown

After all that hot weather this past week, we did get a slight shower. Hope that we get some more very badly needed rain. Everyone is reminded to mark your calendars for the food auction at Hustontown Fire Co. More...

Sports

Fulton County 11-12 Year-Old All-Stars Go 4-0

Fulton County Little League All- stars had a post- season that most leagues can only dream of. More...

Keselowski Gets Gutsy Win At Pocono

POCONO, Pa. – Brad Keselowski showed he is a gutsy driver, as he drove to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono while nursing a broken ankle sustained in a crash last week. More...

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature had the upper hand in central PA over the weekend as all Saturday night racing was completely rained out. It marked the first time that an entire Saturday night racing slate all across the region was rained out since April 16. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Homecoming Sideling Hill Christian Church will be celebrating its annual homecoming on Sunday, September 4. Services include Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Worship services at 10:30 a.m., followed by a basket lunch at noon. More...

RECREATION

Jail Benefit Dinner Auction More...

FOOD & DINING

Festival Whips Cove Church will hold its annual festival Saturday, August 13, starting at 5 p.m. Homemade ice cream and pies, sandwiches, entertainment by New Connection, cake walks and games. More...

Southern Fulton Weighs Energy Savings Options

Elementary to start off school year without air conditioning

Weighing their immediate as well as their long-term needs, the Southern Fulton School Board convened last Tuesday in a special meeting to hear energy savings ideas presented by two representatives of Honeywell. More...

Four Vie To Reign Over Fair

Pageant celebrates its 25th anniversary

Four Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 91st annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. More...

Council Awards Paving Bid

P&W submits low bid

McConnellsburg Borough Council members opened paving bids and conducted other rou- tine business at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Obituaries

Guy D. Clark

Hancock, 86

Guy Donald Clark, 86, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., and recently of Hancock, Md., died Thursday, August 3, 2011, at his home. Born February 20, 1925, in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Raymond and Flora Mills Clark. More...

Harriet W. Jeffreys - Free Access

McConnellsburg, 84

Harriet W. Jeffreys, 84, of McConnellsburg, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Menno Haven Nursing Home where she had resided for the past two years. She was born July 24, 1927, in Greenfield, Mass., to Harry and Alleene (Bond) Wetherbe. More...

Henry E. Grosh Sr.

Clear Spring, Md., 83

Henry Eugene “Gene” Grosh Sr., 83, Clear Spring, Md., died Sunday, August 7, 2011, at his home. Born March 11, 1928, in Charlton, Md., he was the son of the late Courtney C. and Mary E. Needy Grosh. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 8, 1991

’91 Fulton County, which has been designated a drought emergency area continues to feel the effects of this hot, dry summer. The waters of Licking Creek, which often spill over its banks during a heavy rain, are down to a trickle. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 6, 1981

’81 Elderly Howard Lockard of near More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 19, 1971

’71 Four Fulton County girls will compete for the honor of Miss Fulton County Fair queen on Monday, August 23, at the grandstand show at the fair. More...

Police Reports

Single-Vehicle Crash

Pennsylvania State Police, McConnellsburg, have charged Lisa A. More...

Valley-Hi Burglary

A 53-year-old Rockville, Md., man’s residence on East Shore Drive in Valley Hi Borough was burglarized sometime between 6 p.m. July 4 and 8 p.m. July 23, according to McConnellsburg state police. More...

Hit-And-Run Crash

An unattended vehicle parked in the parking lot at Penn’s Village, 182 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, was damaged by a hit-and-run vehicle last Wednesday at noon. More...

Entertainment

Cowans Gap Activities

Activities at Cowans Gap for the week are as follows: Thursday, August 11 11 a.m.: Tricky Tracks See if you can figure out what tracks belong to which animal , and then make your own tracks. Preschool age children and up. Meet at the nature center. More...

Trinity Church To Hold Peach Festival

Trinity United Church of Christ in Fort Loudon will hold its first annual peach festival. The event will be held Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the community grounds. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. More...

Donates To Locks Of Love

Kyla Nicole Hill, daughter of Chris and Amy Hill of Needmore, donated 12 inches of hair to Locks of Love. The haircut and styling were done at Missy’s Hair Salon in Warfordsburg. More...

Family

Tips For Packing Healthful School Lunches

The rush of getting the kids out the door in the morning can make packing a healthful lunch seem like an impossible burden. More...

Graduates

Erin Nicole Harr, Mc- Connellsburg, was a May 2011 graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in nursing degree More...

Winners Declared In 2011 Vegetable Recipe Contest

Four Pennsylvania cooks were declared winners in the eighth annual Pennsylvania “Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” Vegetable Recipe Contest Cook-Off. More...