August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Forbes Rd. Makes Personnel Decisions

Prepares for 11-12 school year

In preparation for the beginning of a new school year, the Forbes Road School Board met last Monday evening to discuss personnel for the new year. More...

Local & State

Commissioners

County Tackles Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners signed off on a variety of paperwork Tuesday and sat down with their chief probation officer as part of their weekly agenda. More...

Probation Officers Honored At Swearing-In

First swearing-in ceremony part of new state procedural rule

Swearing to be fair and impartial as well as promising to perform their duties with both fidelity and competence, six county probation officers stood before Judge Carol L. More...

Mellott Wins At Fair

Caitie Mellott, daughter of Kevin and Susie Mellott, is pictured with “Lexi” and owners Justin and Gerri Fischer. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 22, 1991

’91 Krista Fletcher, Harrisonville, was crowned 1991 Fulton County Fair Queen following this year’s pageant on Monday evening, August 19. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 20, 1981

’81 Le Fabrik, a new store offering women’s clothes, fabrics, crafts and bathroom accessories, is slated to open in October at Penn’s Village Shopping Center on the east end of McConnellsburg at the location vacated earlier this ye More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 2, 1971

’71 More...

Police Reports

Oversized Load Overturns

A Dameron, Md., man could face fines of more than $100,000 as a result of a tractor trailer accident that blocked the Amaranth exit of Interstate 70 last Thursday morning. More...

Emblem Stolen

An emblem from a 2009 BMW owned by a 45-yearold male from McConnellsburg was stolen on Monday, August 15, state police reported. More...

Push Mower, Tree Stands Missing

An 81-year-old Warfordsburg man told state police a self-propelled push mower and two tree stands were stolen after burglars broke into a shed located at 1042 Granite Drive. More...

Entertainment

Cowans Gap Activities Library Corner

Wednesday, August 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Visit the Brightbill Interpretive Center where you will find lots of displays about the natural and cultural history of Cowans Gap; 11 a.m. More...

Toothman Receives Awards

Deb Toothman, Longaberger branch leader, attended her National Convention in Ohio called the BEE July 19-23. She shared the trip with two other consultants from her branch. 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

Scrapbooking Retreats Scrapbooking retreats will be held September 16-18 and November 11-13, at Cove Valley Camp, 5357 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg. Share fun and fellowship. Call for information at 717-328-3055 or 1-877-268-3267. More...

FOOD & DINING

Pig Roast at Ebenezer United Methodist More...

Church News

Akers – Burgos United In Marriage

Sarina Tamara Burgos and Justin Nathaniel Akers were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2011, at The Purple Iris, Martinsburg, W.Va. Rev. Dr. William H. Harter officiated. The bride is the daughter of Abraham and Norma Burgos, Martinsburg, W.Va. More...

Masters To Sing At Pleasant Ridge Church Of The Brethren

“The Masters,” at Pleasant Ridge Brethren Church More...

Engagement

John “Seb” Douglas and Angie Bishop of Warfordsburg wish to announce their engagement. The groom-to-be is the son of John Douglas of Berkeley Springs and the late Barbara Zivi Douglas. More...

Cowans Gap Reopens To Fishing, Boating

E. coli found in well water; strain not the same as virus that sickened park visitors

The source of an E. coli contamination that sickened more than one-dozen individuals, who reportedly swam in the lake at Cowans Gap State Park last month has not yet been identified. More...

S. Fulton To Fill Coaching Spots

Concerned parents flooded the Southern Fulton Junior/Senior High School Library last Tuesday evening to hear the outcome of three vacant coaching positions that were before the board for consideration. More...

Teen Charged With Making False Reports

Restitution could be sought for fire companies’ time in search

Three area fire companies spent almost four hours searching a wooded area outside of the village of Knobsville for a lost child after 911 dispatchers received what turned out to be a prank call. More...

Obituaries

Heather N. Calhoun

Blacksburg, Va., 34

Heather Noelle (Shoemaker) Calhoun, 34, Blacksburg, Va., previously of Davidsonville, Md., died Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Burlington, Vt., after complications from cancer. More...

Ruth E. Bivens

McConnellsburg, 45

Ruth Ellen Bivens, age 45, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1966, in McConnellsburg, the daughter of Parker Bivens of Big Cove Tannery and the late Catherine Clevenger Bivens. More...

In Memory

DESHONG More...

Letters

Thanks Supporters Of Friends Of Legal Services Book Sale

To The Editor: More...

One Person And One Aluminum Can

To The Editor: Remember how an election was lost by one vote? Or the horse that lost one shoe causing a war to be lost? How about one person thinking their aluminum can doesn’t matter if it is trashed or sold? More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Michele Frinafrock, August 29; Wade Stermer, August 30; Hope Mellott, August 27; Doris Taylor, August 31; Dave Kerlin, August 25; Pam Rohm, August 26; Lori Kerlin and Nancy Shearer, August 27; Stella Pittman, August 28; Roger Rhode More...

Hustontown

Fair week is over and the weather wasn’t too bad and the children are back to school this week. It seemed like a short summer. Hope all the students really put in a lot of effort to make their education a success. More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

8-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Ray Duffy (Hustontown), 2. Will Worthington, 3. Austin Johnson. 4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1. Justin Rasp (McConnellsburg), 2. D.J. Keefer, 3. Kyle Martin, 4. Raymond Middaugh, 5. Keith Walls, 6. Cody Kershner. More...

Racing Roundup

It was a big weekend for Daryn Pittman in Central PA 410 Sprint car action as he came away with two feature wins on the weekend. More...

Kyle Busch Wins At Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. More...

Family

Harvey Graduates With Degree In Architecture

Elizabeth Anne Harvey of McConnellsburg graduated Sunday from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SILOAM CEMETERY ASSOCIATION The Siloam Cemetery Association would like to thank the family of Charles and Pauline Hockensmith for their generous donation toward the maintenance of the Siloam cemetery. More...

Add Some Flavor To An Old Favorite

When cooking cabbage, the trick to keeping it green is to cook it very briefly. More...