September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Spriggs Sentenced In Drug-Related Cases

Surrounded by a support group of family and friends, a 65- year-old McConnellsburg woman was sentenced to time in a state correctional institution this week after she was arrested almost one year ago on drug possession and delivery charges. More...

Local & State

The Rise Of Urban Farming

Greg Peterson’s 1950s tract home looks like any other house on his block in Phoenix, with one notable difference: Practically everything in his yard is edible. More than 70 fruit trees reach for the sky. Chickens patrol for bugs in the yard. More...

Fulton County Jobless Picture Unchanged

But Fulton’s August ranking is #58 out of 67 counties

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for August, once again, remained largely unchanged from July, although the county’s unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point. More...

S. Fulton To Present Comedy

Southern Fulton High School will present “You Can’t Take It With You,” a comedy in three acts by Moss Hart and George S. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lelia Strait, who celebrated her birthday on September 23; Ed Stenger, October 1; Jackie Doyle and Robert Snyder, October 4; Marty Marcus, October 5; Michele Welsh September 30; Carrie More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Ashlynn Gearhart, Bill Livezey, Doug Schunk, Janet Brown, Travis Cornelius, Dana Smith and Madison Hoover. Anniversary wishes to Adam and Becki Berry, Stan and Julie Roher, Fred and Tammy McKnight, and Ron and Judy Anderson. More...

Hustontown

Another beautiful fall weekend was great for everyone to be out and enjoy. We extend our sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Betty Malot, who passed away on Sunday. She was a grand lady and will be greatly missed. More...

Sports

Boys Soccer

Forbes Road 3 McConnellsburg 0 More...

Field Hockey

Forbes Road 3 Shippensburg 2 More...

Girls Soccer

Conemaugh Township 4 McConnellsburg 0 McConnellsburg Lady Spartan Sarrah Pollock blocked a total of 17 shots Saturday when the Spartans squared off against Conemaugh Township. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Teen Night There will be a teen night at Fulton County Library this Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Board meeting from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Every teen welcome to attend. Mic Night More...

FOOD & DINING

Fall Tea More...

Family

Cromer – Mumma United In Marriage

Emily Jo Mumma and Scott Timothy Cromer were united in marriage July 23, 2011, at Calvary Independent Baptist Church, Mc- Connellsburg. Pastor Sam Stoey of Dublin Mills Community Church officiated. More...

Scouts Enjoy Beach Jam

Needmore Boy Scout Troop 45 attended Beach Jam at Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, N.J., September 23-25. More...

Zucchini Bounty

Every year it happens. I promise myself I won’t grow more than one zucchini plant, and every year I break that promise. More...

SF Heating, Energy Talks Progress

Additional presentations held on biomass boiler, energy service projects

Having previously received some preliminary information and figures on the suggested installation of a biomass boiler at Southern Fulton Junior/Senior High School, school board members and building supervisors were recently treated to an additional p More...

Township Convention To Be Held October 10

Officials representing townships of the second class in Fulton County will convene Monday, October 10, 2011, at Needmore Volunteer Fire Co., Needmore, for their 89th annual county convention. More...

FCCD To Begin Outreach To Ag Community

Starting in October, Fulton County Conservation District staff will initiate an outreach effort and begin conducting site visits on farms in Fulton County. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” Malot

Hustontown, 96

Quietly and peacefully, Elizabeth “Betty” Malot, 96, Hustontown, passed to be with her Lord and Savior early Sunday, September 25, 2011. More...

Mabel E. Griffith

Fannettsburg, 102

Mabel Eunice “Grandma” Griffith, 102, Fannettsburg, died at her home Sunday, September 25, 2011. Born November 2, 1908, in Fort Littleton, she was the daughter of the late Bruce Ashton and Mary Hilda Lessig Woolet. More...

David L. Dunkle

Everett, 78

David L. “Jake” Dunkle, 78, Everett, died Sunday, September 25, 2011, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 26, 1991

’91 Max Stenger, superintendent of the Mc- Connellsburg Municipal Water Authority, told the “News” Tuesday that conservation measures instituted last week have helped. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 24, 1981

’81 It will be about two weeks before PennDOT decides whether or not to place a ban on heavy trucks eastbound on Route 30 through Fulton County. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 7, 1971

’71 McConnellsburg firemen were called on Sunday to assist the Needmore Fire Co. in fighting a barn fire on the farm of Harry Beam at Needmore. The barn and its contents were destroyed. More...

Police Reports

Argument Leads To Charges

An argument at the Cardinal Glenn Apartments turned physical last Thursday evening, leading to charges of harassment being filed against a McConnellsburg man. More...

Harassment Charges Filed

Charges of harassment have been filed against 22- year- old McConnellsburg resident Terrell Bass in connection with an alleged incident on Heritage Drive in Todd Township. More...

Four Charged In Soccer Game Fight

A fight broke out at Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School last Wednesday afternoon following a varsity boys soccer match between the Cardinals and the Northern Bedford Panthers. More...

Entertainment

Filmmaker: You’ll Like Movie, Or Get A Refund

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh doctor who likes to makes his own films is hoping people will buy his latest movie when it comes out on DVD on Tuesday. More...

Volleyball Ratings

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Beta Sigma Phi News

The summer months were quite busy for the Sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. In July, the sisters canvassed businesses in Fulton County for donations for the Fulton County fair queen pageant. More...

Features

The Next Growth Industry In America? Public-Private Arts Projects

When 30-somethings Rob ert Hammond and Joshua David first proposed that a derelict 1-1/2 mile stretch of elevated railway in Manhattan be re-imagined as an urban park, there were certainly doubters. Would busy New Yorkers use it? More...

Andy Warhol’s Art Takes Stage On National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) – Andy Warhol is known for soup cans and celebrity images, not so much for painting headlines and abstract works. The late pop artist has left much to be discovered in two shows that open Sunday on the National Mall. More...

Tips To Reduce Work-Related Aches And Pains

No matter where you work, chances are you’ve come home after a long day with some aches and pains - - even if you spend most of your time at a desk, work station or behind the wheel. More...

Church News

Revival

Revival services will be held at Fort Littleton Bible Church Thursday through Sunday night, October 6-9, at 7 p.m. nightly. Friday morning services will be from 10 a.m. to noon on teaching and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, also teaching. More...

New Latter-day Saint Missionary

Sister Jessica Donaldson, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in the Hancock area for five months before being assigned to another location. More...