September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Keebaugh Pleads “No Contest’’ To Rape Charge

Additional cases involving assault of two juvenile girls withdrawn

Two months after his arrest for a sex crime dating back to February 1998, a Harrisonville area man has entered a plea to rape and aggravated indecent assault, while two additional indecent assault cases brought to light only last month were withdrawn More...

Local & State

Commissioners Tackle Routine Agenda Items

Urge employees to observe 9/11 moment of silence

Kicking off their routine agenda last Tuesday, commissioners David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall publicly encouraged county employees to observe a moment of silence on Sunday, September 11, at 1 p.m. More...

Local Heroes Honored On 9/11

With the entire nation commemorating the 10th anniversary and heroism of 9/11 on Sunday, Fulton County also took a few hours to honor its own heroes. More...

Bail Increase Requested In Lane Rape Case

Hearing likely to be held to review incriminating letters

Information was brought to light Tuesday in the case of alleged rapist Dennis Lane by the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, which hopes to see bail modified for the second time since the Hustontown man’s November 2010 arrest. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The files Of September 12, 1991

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30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 10, 1981

’81 An old fear returned to Mc- More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 23, 1971

’71 One hundred eight Fulton County veterans have been paid $32,550 for their service in the Southeast Asia Conflict, according to C. Harry Reeder of McConnellsburg, veterans’ affairs director for Fulton County. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Harold and Betty Hershey will observe their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 18, and Ted and Kellie Gress will observe their seventh anniversary on September 18. More...

Hustontown

A lot of folks were out traveling as the weather was great. Folks are beginning to plan for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival, so we hope the weather will be nice for that. More...

Sports

Harvick Triumphs At Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Racing Roundup

A pill draw determined the outcome of the entire night in Saturday night’s Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. More...

Fulton County Cowboys Repor t

Despite the absence of several key players and injuries during the game, the Fulton County Cowboys shut out Southern Huntingdon’s Lions 21-0 Saturday. The victory moves the Cowboys’ record to 2-1 on the season. More...

Features

Apple Afficionados Rejoice!

Apple lovers will love the following recipe for “Gateau de Pommes” from “The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Cookbook” (Chronicle Books). More...

Church News

Jehovah’s Witnesses Attend Bible Seminar

“What an encouraging program!” was the sentiment expressed by local Jehovah’s Witnesses who attended a two-day Bible seminar at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses in Grantville, Pa., just east of Harrisburg. More...

“Bath Salts” Drug Use On The Rise Here

State ban on sale, possession of designer drug effective August 22

Five days after the ban on the sale or possession of a designer drug known as “bath salts” took effect in the state of Pennsylvania on August 22, Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to a residence along Black Bear More...

Flooding Closes County Roads

Fulton County residents contended with water in their basements as well as on local roadways last week while local storm watchers continued to monitor excessive rainfall over the Labor Day weekend through Wednesday morning. More...

Boro Grants Parade Permits

Discusses property owners in violation of weed ordinance

McConnellsburg Borough Council members voted to grant two parade permits and conducted other routine business at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Obituaries

James Stanley Askins

Wells Tannery, 79

James Stanley Askins, 79, Wells Tannery, Pa,, died Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg, following a lengthy illness from cancer. More...

John E. Fling

Hancock, 83

John Edward Fling, 83, Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born October 1, 1927, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Olive v. Mitchell Fling, and husband of Gladys H. More...

Harry I. McMullen

Clear Spring, Md., 61

Harry I. McMullen, 61, Clear Spring, Md., died June 7, 2011. Born August 26, 1949, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late Raymond I. McMullen and Annis M. Brown McMullen. He was a member of the Fayetteville Church of God. More...

Police Reports

Needmore Woman Injured In Franklin County Crash

A Needmore woman was transported to Chambersburg Hospital last Monday following a two-vehicle collision in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County. More...

Argument Escalates

An argument on Sunday, September 4, between two McConnellsburg residents escalated into shoving, state police reported. More...

Police Investigate Harassment

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are investigating an alleged incident of harassment that occurred at the office of Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Worship Services Worship services with Rev. Allen Weatherholt will continue to be held each month on the third Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. until December at Buck Valley Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. An Free Evening of Music 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. HAFCO Open Stage More...

FOOD & DINING

Pig Roast More...

Family

Engagement

Tony Pittman and the late Paula Pittman of Needmore proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Pittman, to Michael Andrew Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and Ann Marie Oliver of New Bedford, Mass. More...

Celebrates First

Maycee Sue Seville celebrated her first birthday Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Maycee is the daughter of Brad and Mechele Seville of Harrisonville. More...

Burning Fat Matters More Than Losing Weight

When it comes to losing weight, most Americans are impatient, seeking to shed pounds as quickly as possible. But many traditional diet and exercise plans often lead to disappointment and frustration – and can even make you less healthy. More...