September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ride 2 Recovery Cyclists Stop In McConnellsburg

9/11 Challenge bikers lunch at American Legion

American Legion Post 561 in McConnellsburg played host to more than 350 cyclists who wound their way through the hills and valleys of Fulton County last week as part of the Ride 2 Recovery 9/11 Challenge. More...

Local & State

Edward Jones Holds Grand Opening At New Location

Edward Jones and the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism held a ribbon-cutting event last Tuesday to celebrate the financial service company’s new location at 656 Lincoln Way East. More...

Rt. 522/Rt. 30 Ramp Work To Begin

Beginning the week of, Sept. 26, 2011, prime contractor Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc. of Blair County will begin evening detours for ramp work at the Route 522/Route 30 Interchange. More...

Say flood-damaged crops should not enter food supply

USDA, FDA To Aid Farmers With Damaged Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that assistance will be available to farmers whose crops were damaged by severe flooding from tropical storms Irene and Lee. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 19, 1991 ’91 More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 17, 1981

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40 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 30, 1971

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Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Della Mellott, 90 on September 12; Mary Culler, 88 on September 23; Laura and More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Ellen Henry, Leah Brown, Sienna Cohenour, Richard Armagost Jr., Kristi Watkins, Sandy Hilbert, Jacob Hann, Monica Armagost, Bob Paruch, Garry Book, Carolyn Henry, Althea Stains, George Winnick, Kenny Watkins Jr., Zachary Diehl, Buc More...

Hustontown

After the beautiful fall weekend, showers have moved in. A large crowd attended the Velma Leese sale on Saturday down on Timber Ridge. Harriet Hill of Manheim spent the weekend with Kate Berkstresser. More...

Sports

Stewart Wins First Chase Race

JOLIET, Ill. – Tony Stewart won Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup race, moving from ninth to second in Chase points. More...

Racing Roundup

Pat Cannon captured Saturday night’s 410 Sprint Car National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. Cannon finished second in the first 22-lap segment but won the second 22-lap segment to come out on top of the Jim Nace Memorial. More...

Flag Football Report

Fulton County’s Blue flag team faced off against Mount Union Purple Sunday in Mount Union. The Cowboys brought home a 56-0 victory. Brandon Shippy scored four touchdowns and Colton Mellott two in pacing the Cowboys. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

An Free Evening of Music More...

RECREATION

HAFCO Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, September 24, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their talent or come and enjoy the talent of others. More...

FOOD & DINING

Fall Tea More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jarrod and Kirsten Sharpe of Wells Tannery would like to announce the birth of their second son, Vance Michael Sharpe. Born August 11, Vance weighed 8 pounds and was 20 3/4 inches long. More...

Things To Ask About At Your Annual Physical

It’s something far too many of us put off – finding a primary care doctor and getting annual check-ups. But finding a doctor and scheduling an appointment is only part of the battle. More...

Celebrates Third

Storm Hunter Smith celebrated his third birthday September 17, 2011, with a “Spongebob”-themed party at his home. He is the son of Travis and Kelly Smith and little brother to Leo and Kaelynn of Warfordsburg. More...

Community Meeting Set For Proposed Post Office Closure

Wells Tannery residents urged to attend Sept. 29 meeting

Frequently purchasing stamps, picking up packages and sending money orders, Deborah Remeikas enjoys the services as well as the convenience offered at the Wells Tannery Post Office located within short walking distance of her home along West Tannery More...

County Youth Survey Spells Out Risk Factors For Youths

CTC to work on improving results

When community board members of the local Communities That Care (CTC) initiative looked at the results from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) conducted during the 2009/10 school year, they were expecting local scores from this small, rural communi More...

Obituaries

George V. Horton Jr.

New Port Ritchey, Fla., 78

George Vaughn “Georgie” Horton Jr., 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, September 12, 2011 at the home of his brother and caregiver for the past 23 years, Mike J. Horton, in New Port Richey, Fla. More...

Harry W. Stallman

McConnellsburg, 86

Harry William “Bill” Stallman, 86, a resident of the Long-Term Care Unit of Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, since April and formerly of Three Springs, died Thursday afternoon, September 15, 2011, at the Medical Center. More...

Marcella M. Unger

Warfordsburg, 85

Marcella M. Unger, 85, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born March 7, 1926, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Flowers McCusker. More...

Letters

GOP Presidential Candidates’ Positions Scary

To The Editor: By mid-September, America had endured 98 major natural disasters, double the 1990s yearly average. Droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes – and at pretty unprecedented levels. More...

Fair Fireworks Damage Parked Car

To The Editor: I am writing a letter because my daughter’s 2011 Toyota Scion sustained $5,504.09 worth of damage at the Fulton County Fair the night of the fireworks display. More...

EPA Regulations A Threat To Farmers

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Police Reports

McConnellsburg Man Arrested For DUI

A McConnellsburg man was placed under arrest during the early morning hours Sunday, September 18, following a traffic stop in Ayr Township. State police said 36-year- old Robert Lewis Wallizer Jr. More...

Theft From Motor Vehicle Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred between 8 a.m. on August 15 and 9 a.m. on September 17. More...

Woman Cited For Underage Drinking

A 19-year-old female from Hershey, Pa., was cited in Fulton County over the weekend after she was found to be under the influence. More...

Entertainment

F.C. Fair Hershey Cocoa Classic Winner Announced

Mmmm ... chocolate. All of those mouthwatering chocolate cookies and cakes at the Fulton County Fair looked and tasted delicious. More...

F.C. Fair Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Winner Announced

Did you see all those apple pies at the Fulton County Fair? Our own hometown bakers created those special pies for competition in the annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. More...

Appointed To LBHA Board

The Large Black Hog Association is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kelly Luzier as a board member. More...

Features

Employee Benefits: Rising Costs Will Eat Into Your Paycheck

With jobs scarce and pay raises slight, workers can take heart in at least one positive trend: Businesses are restoring some of the benefits they axed during the recession. More...

F&M Trust Named One Of The 100 Best Places To Work In PA 2011

F& M Trust Company was recently named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in PA for 2011. This is the eighth year in the past nine that the local bank was named to the list. More...

A Taste Of Luxury From A World Renowned Chef

Perhaps thanks to popular television programs geared toward cooking and travel, chefs across the globe have gained significant celebrity status in the early part of the 21st century. More...

Church News

New Grenada Church To Hold Revival Services

New Grenada Church of God will hold revival services September 25-28, at 7 p.m. nightly. The theme of the services is “A Time With God.” Rally day services will be held Sunday, September 25, at 10 a.m., at the church. More...

Annual Fall Worship Service Oct. 2 At Historic Tonoloway Church

The Friends of Tonolo way’s fall worship service held each year since 2003 at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church takes place Sunday, Oct. 2, in the fully restored brick church near Warfordsburg in Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pa. More...