September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment Stagnant For County

Fulton’s July ranking is #64 out of 67 counties

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for July remained largely unchanged from June, although the county’s unemployment rate decreased by two-tenths of a percentage point. More...

Local & State

PennDOT To Aid State, Local DUI Enforcement Through Labor Day

Motorists reminded to ‘drive sober or get pulled over’

PennDOT announced last week the distribution of federal funds to help municipal and state police crack down on impaired driving across the state through Labor Day during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative. More...

Sewage Plant Expansion Project Continues

Work continues this week on a new concrete storage tank for raw sewage at the local treatment plant. More...

Women In Need Seeks Volunteers Here

Five individuals needed to offer training in county

Having logged more than 20 years in the human services field, Kay Martin has witnessed much tragedy and triumph. More...

Letters

Fair Shows Off Best of Community

To The Editor: It seems to be getting harder to be an optimist these days. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Elizabeth “Dee” Peck, August 26; Wayne Strait, August 26; Preston R.Carbaugh, 87 on August 24; Shelia Eader, Naomi Waite, Tristan Gelvin, Greg Gordon and Peggy Wagner, September 2; Brandi Mellott and Dane Brady, More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Gary Barnett, Kelli Grissinger, Peggy Bush, Naomi Madden, Becky Everts, Andy Fleck, JoAnn Wain, Billy Rhoades, Stephanie Glunt, Dave LeBeau, Joe Myers, Mindy Horne, Camden Lup-ey, James Locke and Irene Park. More...

Hustontown

I guess we can consider our area lucky as Irene moved on up the East Coast over the weekend. Some of the schools have a week in as they started last week. More...

Sports

Steelers Edge Cowboys In HCPWFL Opener

Saturday, August 27, Fulton County’s Cowboys faced off against the Huntingdon Steelers in the first game of the 2011 Huntingdon County Pee Wee Football season. The Cowboys received the opening kickoff. More...

Flag Football Report

Fulton County Cowboys flag football teams kicked off their seasons this Sunday. The Silver squad hosted Mount Union Purple at Mc- Connellsburg’s Lions Club Park. Mount Union claimed the victory by a 50-6 final. More...

MHS GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

Sept. 7 at Mer.Academy 4:30 Sept. 9 Johnstown 6:30 Sept. 10 at Berkeley Springs Noon Sept. 13 at North Star 4:00 Sept. 15 Everett 6:30 Sept. 20 at St. 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

Festival Fairview United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream festival September 10. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and desserts will be for sale. More...

Keefer Pleads Guilty To Firearms Violations

A Warfordsburg area woman stood before Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers Tuesday and entered a plea to a firearms violation connected to a homicidesuicide that occurred earlier in the year. More...

Hurricane Irene Spares County

Residents urged to be informed, prepared and involved in advance of hurricane

Still a buzz with talk of last Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled many homes and businesses across the county, local residents and authorities were much relieved that the possible effects or outcome of Hurricane Irene fell short here in county. More...

State Lawmakers See Online Sales Tax As Net Loss

READING, Pa. (AP) – The bandwagon drumming up support for a tax on Internet sales is passing by Pennsylvania this time around. That’s good news for state residents – sort of. More...

Obituaries

Mark D. Brown

Greer, S. C., 49

Mark D. Brown, 49, Greer, S.C., formerly of Maddensville, Pa., died unexpectedly Saturday, August 13, 2011. Born January 13, 1962, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of Harriett Brown of Maddensville and the late Donald Brown. More...

Robert H. Price

Little Orleans, Md., 83

Robert Harrison Price, 83, Little Orleans, Md., died Wednesday, August 23, 2011, at NMS Health Care in Hagerstown. More...

Jeryl L. Strite

Chambersburg, 54

Jeryl L. “Jerry” Strite, 54, Chambersburg, died Saturday, August 20, 2011, in Huntingdon County, as a result of a single-vehicle automobile accident. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 29, 1991

’91 Hundreds of firefighters from five states were in McConnellsburg last More...

30 Years Ago

FromThe Files Of August 27, 1981

’81 Craig Knepper, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Knepper of Mc- More...

40 Years Ago

FromThe Files Of September 9, 1971

’71 Conservation queens from seven counties competed for the title of state conservation queen at the Agricultural Progress Days held last week at Pennsylvania State University, and the honor was bestowed on Fulton County’s queen, Jocely More...

Police Reports

Wells Tannery Home Burglarized

A home located at 375 West Tannery Road in Wells Township was targeted by burglars between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, state police said. Burglars reportedly damaged a table during the break-in and removed several personal items. More...

Car Overturns

A Hustontown woman suffered minor injuries when her westbound 1996 Buick Regal overturned along North Hess Road last Wednesday. More...

Truck Strikes Tree

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg will file charges against a Big Cove Tannery resident in connection with a single-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning. More...

Entertainment

Family’s Reunion Continues Unabated

ZION GROVE, Pa. (AP) – Not too long ago, having a family reunion was a tradition. More...

FR Class Of ‘91 Holds Reunion

Forbes Road Class of 1991 held its 20th reunion at the American Legion August 20. More...

Central Pa. Camper Killed By Fallen Tree In Storm

PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) – State police say a tree toppled during Hurricane Irene early Sunday struck and killed a man camping out in central Pennsylvania. More...

Features

Peruvian Dish Ideal For Snacking

One of the joys of being a foodie is the opportunity to use food as an avenue to learn about other cultures. More...

Family

Park Family Holds Reunion

The 47th annual reunion of the descendants of Clay and Alice Park was held August 21, 2011, at Dublin Mills Church pavilion. Although there was a threat of rain, 55 family members and guests were in attendance for fun and fellowship. More...

Celebrates First

Trevlin Andrew McDonald celebrated his first birthday on August 16. He celebrated his birthday August 21 at Saunderosa. Proud parents are Kris and Megan McDonald. Grandparents are Joyce Mc- Donald and Jerry and Sandy Harmon. More...

Graduates

Jenna Brantner graduated from Allegany College of Maryland with an Associate of Science degree in nursing on May 21, 2001. Brantner recently passed the state boards and is now employed as a registered nurse at Chambersburg Hospital. More...