September 29, 2011 RSS feed / 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...

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...

New Cookbooks To Benefit Jail Renovation

A Fulton County Historical Society cookbook with 250 recipes submitted by local friends has arrived and is available at $10 from the following locations:  More...

Attains Dean’s List

Betsy Erin Hall, daughter of Tina Hall Sanders of Gettysburg and Manuel Neal Hall of Orbisonia, was named to the dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, P More...

Pittman Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late virgil and Margret Pittman held their annual reunion on September 11 at the VFW picnic grounds. There were 75 in attendance includign”  More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello.  Tuesday: roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookies.  Wednesday: turkey, cheese More...

Tower Bank Makes Donation To Cancer Benefit

Tower Bank recently hosted a lunch and bake sale at the McConnellsburg office to support the Fight Like A Girl Cancer Benefit Luncheon. All proceeds from the sale will benefit local women affected by cancer.  More...

Thousands Of Game Birds Gone After Pa. Farms Flood

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates tens of thousands of game birds that were supposed to be released for the fall hunting season are gone after the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee.  More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Enter Aviation Art Contest

Young artists are invited to display their talents and learn about aviation through an annual art contest sponsored by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.  “Aviation is an important industry in Pennsylvania, and this is a great opportunity More...

Completes Training

PFC Kimberly Russell, of Warfordsburg, graduated from Delta Battery 1st BN 79th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., on August 19, 2011. She completed Army basic training as an honor graduate.  More...

Firefighter Collapses, Dies At Pa. Training Center

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a central Pennsylvania firefighter collapsed and died while running a drill at the Lancaster County Fire School.  The Intelligencer Journal/ Lancaster New Era reports. More...

New Franklin And Marshall President Touts Liberal Education’s Value

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Pa. Lawmaker: Use Liquor ‘Flood Tax’ For Disasters

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing to divert some of the money from the “Johnstown Flood Tax’’ on alcohol back to its original purpose – flood and other disaster relief.  Sen. More...

PennDOT: Roads Used By Drillers In Better Shape

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Unattended Briefcase Blown Up By Police

LANSDALE, Pa. 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...

Southern Fulton Acts On Personnel Items

Aside from a prolonged discussion on possible heating alternatives available to the district, the Southern Fulton School Board had a limited number of agenda items, mostly related to personnel, to address last Tuesday .  More...

Crimes Target Churches In Central Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Collection plate money, copper downspouts and even church van parts – for some unscrupulous thieves, Franklin County’s houses of worship have apparently become a source of easy cash.  More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON  Elementary Breakfast  Monday, October 3: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk.  Tuesday, October 4: assorted cereal or breakfast pizza, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk.  More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (large print), “1105 Yakima Street” by Debbie Macomber (large print), “Down the Darkest Road” by Tami Hoag, “New More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week at the local courthouse:  Michael Roy Hollenshead, 59, Needmore, and Shawnee Sue DeShong, 45, Needmore.  Donald J. McCartney Jr., 44, McConnellsburg, and Susan K. More...

Pilot Downed In Vietnam War Laid To Rest In Pa.

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – An Air Force pilot from New Jersey who was shot down during the Vietnam War more than four decades ago has been laid to rest in eastern Pennsylvania. The remains of Maj. Bruce Lawrence, of Phillipsburg, N. More...

Pa. Municipal Pension Funds Get One-Time Windfall

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania’s municipal pension funds are in line for a one-time windfall thanks to a change in how out-ofstate insurers submit taxes on their casualty and fire insurance premiums.  The Pittsburgh Post- Gazette rep More...

Mistick To Be Inaugurated As Wilson’s 19th President

Dr. Barbara K. Mistick will be inaugurated as the 19th president of Wilson College during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on the college’s main green. More...

Demolition Begins On Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Serious demolition work has begun on the Civic Arena, the igloo- shaped former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  A preservation group failed in its efforts to get courts to keep the building from being torn down so it co More...

Cards Of Thanks

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Western Pa. Man To Be Sentenced For Cross-burning

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A third western Pennsylvania man is scheduled for sentencing for burning a cross at the home of a black foster child living with a white family in rural western Pennsylvania.  More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  September 19  Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1288- 1556 lbs., $118 to $121; choice 2-3, 1246-1566 lbs., $114 to $118; select 1-3, 1178-1556 lbs., $107 to $114.  More...

Police: Cleaning Woman Took $20K In Jewelry

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value:  Shannon S. Dunkle and Joni L. Dunkle to Joni L. More...

Gas Pipeline Company Countersues Homeowners

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...