August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Keebaugh Jailed On More Assault Charges

Harrisonville man allegedly assaults two juvenile girls

A Brush Creek Township man released last month on unsecured bail for a variety of sexual offenses was arrested again Friday on accusations he assaulted two young girls this year. More...

Local & State

Younker’s Dairy Named 2011 Cooperator Of The Year

Lance and Carri Younker operate a 50-cow dairy farm located on Barnetts Run Road, near the village of Dott in Bethel Township. In 2006, Lance and Carri acquired the family beef operation, founded by Lance’s grandfather, the late Robert McCray. More...

Commissioners

County Hears Conservation Updates

Seleen Shives, director of the Fulton County Conservation District, appeared before the commissioners Tuesday afternoon for updates on the organization’s activities during the months of June and July. More...

C. Fulton Accepts Resignations

Hires several teachers

The Central Fulton School Board attended to an agenda heavily laden with personnel-related matters last Tuesday in preparation for the start of the quickly approaching 2011-12 school year. More...

From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 30, 1951

Two persons were killed when the tractor-trailer in which they were descending Sideling Hill Mountain failed to negotiate the treacherous Ladies Curve and plunged through the guardrails and over a 100-foot embankment on Friday. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 15, 1991

’91 The 70th annual Fulton County Fair will be held August 17-24 at the county fairgrounds. Five young women will be vying for the title of Fair Queen at the annual pageant to be held August 19. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 13, 1981

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Police Reports

Electrical Wires Cut

Burglars not only cut almost all the electrical wires in the downstairs area of a Brush Creek Township residence earlier this month but also stole multiple items from the home. More...

Pool Slashed

A three-inch slice was made in the side of a 24-footby 4-foot swimming pool causing all the water to leak out on Wednesday, August 10. More...

Wetlands Damaged By ATV

A 65-year-old Warfordsburg area man told state police a wetland and stream located on his Stoneybreak Road property were damaged by an all-terrain vehicle earlier this month. More...

Entertainment

Ukulele: The Little Guitar That Could

Musical trends come and go, and only few return to stay. 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

Back-To-School Bash McConnellsburg library will be holding its back-to-school bash August 26, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wii, board games, music, video, tie-dying, crafts, books and food for all 13- to 19-year-olds. More...

FOOD & DINING

Food Auction Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction on Saturday, August 20. The kitchen will open at noon. The auction will begin at 2 p.m. until finished. The auction is by Mike Sullivan. Pig Roast More...

E. Coli Outbreak Closes Lake At Cowans Gap

Bacteria affects 11 swimmers

Children counting down the days until the new school year gets under way Monday at many Fulton County school districts may find themselves unable to take that last dip at the ever popular Cowans Gap Lake due to an outbreak of the E. coli virus. More...

Sister, Brother Take Top Honors In Baby Beef Show

Brittany Truax, 13-year-old Forbes Road student, showed the grand champion baby beef while her brother, Levi, 10, showed the reserve champion market steer Monday evening at the 4-H/FFA market Steer Show at the Fulton County Fair. More...

Obituaries

Gerald L. Heinbaugh

Mercersburg, 75

Gerald L. Heinbaugh, 75, Mercersburg, died at 7: 50 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born October 4, 1935, at Mercersburg, he was a son of the late Cynthia Margaret Elizabeth Pine Heinbaugh and John Dayton Heinbaugh. More...

K. Timothy Parson

Wasilla, Ala., 44

K. Timothy Parson, 44, Wasilla, Alaska, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011, after a battle with brain cancer at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. He was born April 6, 1967, in McConnellsburg, to the late Harold W. More...

James O. Stahle Jr.

Lanham, Md, 74

James Oscar Stahle Jr., 74, Lanham, Md., died Thursday August 11, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born June 27, 1937 in Baltimore City, Md., he was the son of the late James O. Stahle Sr. and Hazel DeShong Stahle. More...

Letters

Recognizes DA As A Good Samaritan

I, as a lifelong resident of Fulton County, would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to our local district attorney, Travis Kendall, for his help during an automobile breakdown that occurred on the square of McConnellsburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Kim Waters, August 10; Marlene Savant, 57 on August 14; Archie Berkstresser, 84 on August 14; Matthew Russ Barmont, 3 years old on August 7; Jim Souders, August 18; Kevin Richards, August 14; Donald Ray and Kathie Sipes, August 20; More...

Hustontown

Some showers hit some areas on Monday. I hear Mc- Connellsburg got hit real hard on Monday. We usually get showers for Fulton County Fair week. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Joey Fleck, Alexis Fogal, Jody Shimer, Sue Oswald, Craig Mitchell, Mike Greenland, Chad Ramsey, Allyson Barnett, Amber Reynolds, Joel Neville, Denny Cutshall, Mike Souders and Asher Horne. More...

Sports

Ambrose Comes Through

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Marcos Ambrose outraced Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a green-whitecheckered restart to win Monday’s rain- delayed Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen for his first Sprint Cup victory. More...

Shaw Wins Again At Path Valley Speedway

270cc Micro Sprint: 1. Levi Peck (Orbisonia), 2. Colby Dice, 3. Alex Spalding, 4. Bryan Hart, 5. Jason Houtz, 6. Jerry Palm, 7. Curtis Brown, 8. Ollie Hopkins, 9. Jonathan Swift, 10. Tyler Reich, 11. Ben Houtz. More...

Competes At USA Diving Junior Nationals

Nicholas Cover, diving for the Soaring Eagles Dive Club of the Harrisburg area, competed in the USA Diving Junior National Championships August 11-13 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. More...

Family

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, August 22: soft pretzel, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, August 23: french toast, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Group Of Historians Memorializing Negro League Baseball Players

PITTSBURGH (AP) – For decades, the “Black Babe Ruth’’ lay in an unmarked hillside grave at Allegheny Cemetery. More...

Lamb A Good Addition To Traditional Stew

Tagine is a Moroccan stew made with meat and often fruit. More...