August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Knepper Wins Grand Champion At Fair

Phillip Knepper, 18, son of Mark and Lisa Knepper, is pictured with his Jersey dairy cow “Beau.” Phillip won Grand Champion Jersey and Youth Supreme Champion. More...

Local Emergency Responders Launch New System

Web-based LIFENETĀ® system utilizes emergent patient data to help reduce time to treatment in Fulton County

Fulton County emergency responders announced last week they have launched a new system to help improve heart attack patient outcomes. More...

Judge Walsh Presides Over Court Session

Judge Richard J. Walsh of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held last Tuesday, August 16, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Disaster Program For Farmers Who Lost Livestock To Excessive Heat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA) reminds Pennsylvania farmers that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather, including excessive heat, drought and tornadoes. More...

Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Daffodil Days of Fulton County is gearing up to start planning for the 2012 campaign, and the society needs your help! More...

Graduates

Emily Decker of Harrisonville graduated from Penn State University August 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with high distinctions. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: stuffed pepper, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, fruit. Tuesday: breaded fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches. More...

LIVESTOCK REPORTS

GREENCASTLE August 15 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1264- 1442 lbs., $116.50 to $118.50; choice 2-3, 1116-1556 lbs., $113 to $116.50; select 1-3, 1068- 1484 lbs., $108 to $114. More...

Ride Worker At W.Va. State Fair Critically Hurt

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) – A ride operator who was hit in the face by a gondola on a ride at the West Virginia State Fair is in critical condition. More...

Free Motorcycle Safety Courses Available Through October

Novice, experienced and 3-wheeled motorcycle operators invited

Pennsylvania residents with a motorcycle license or learner’s permit still have time to take free courses through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program to obtain their license or enhance their riding skills, Penn- DOT said Tuesday. More...

Completes Advanced Banking School

Kim Diehl of F&M Trust completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Advanced School Of Banking with honors. More...

Our Git-R-Done Acres

A tribute to my grandparents’ farm and my family in Wells Valley: Living in the city, Traffic all around People walking up the street, The fire whistle sounds. More...

Parents, Students Reminded About School Bus Safety

With the rumble of school buses serving as a reminder of back-to-school season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is reminding parents to talk with students about staying safe – on and off the bus. More...

Pa. Natural Gas Production Rises 60 Percent

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale drilling industry is posting huge gains in production. More...

Officials To Meet On Preventing Future Pa. Floods

PITTSBURGH (AP) – City and county officials were to meet Monday in western Pennsylvania to try to figure out how to prevent a recurrence of the flash flooding that swamped cars in rushhour traffic, killing two women and two children and forcing More...

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...

Mellott Wins At Fair

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

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sept. 24

On Saturday, September 24, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a household hazardous waste collection event More...

Hustontown Class Of 1956 Holds 55th Reunion

Classmates of Hustontown High School Class of 1956 recently held their 55th anniversary reunion at Hustontown Firehall. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship, good food and good stories. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Cody David Hewett, 27, Warfordsburg, and Adrienne Marie Keesecker, 23, Warfordsburg. More...

Natural Gas Exploration Meeting Set

Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold a workshop, “Natural Gas Exploration and Your Community,” on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Reality Theatre, corner of Rt. 913 and Church Street, Robertsdale. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Menu Monday, August 29: poptarts, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, August 30: waffle, sausage, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

9/11 Exhibit In Philly Shows Recovered WTC Objects

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Pennsylvania is presenting an exhibit of everyday items transformed into stirring symbols of loss and remembrance. More...

Easy Tips To Upgrade Your Home

As the weather turns cooler, many Americans look to upgrade high-trafficked areas like the living room, bedroom and bathroom. But big projects can be daunting, not to mention burdensome on your pocketbook. More...

Jail Bricks Being Made By Hand

As a community project, the Fulton County Historical Society has contracted with Redland Brick of Williamsport for handmade bricks to cover the historic Fulton County Jail building. More...

Pa. School Sees Enrollment Drop Amid Drilling Boom

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) – Enrollment is down this year at a state university in northern Pennsylvania as prospective students consider tuition increases and employment opportunities in the booming natural gas industry there. More...

Driving Errors Increase As You Age

There may be some truth behind all those jokes about grandma behind the wheel. More...

Celebrates Seventh

Cassie Rae Clark celebrated her seventh birthday on August 2, 2011. Her proud parents are Donna and Gary Clark Jr., Three Springs. She has two sisters, Caleigh and Kristin. She also has a brother, Joshua, who is in heaven. More...

Secretary To Prison for Stealing $389K

ERIE, Pa. ( AP) – A woman will spend six to 18 years in prison for stealing nearly $389,000 to feed her gambling habit while secretary of a northwestern Pennsylvania township. More...

Climate Change: Species Climbing Higher And Migrating North, Study Says

Go north (or up), young sagebrush. More...

Water Leak Leaves Pa. Resident With $41K Bill

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Ruby Williams has known for a while she had an underground leak at her Bristol Township property, but now the $3,500 repair that she couldn’t afford has turned into a $41,530.49 water bill. More...

F&M Trust Contributes To Old Jail Preservation

F&M Trust presented a check for $1,000 to the Fulton County Historical Society for their efforts to preserve the Old Jail. More...