October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Quentin Golden Recalls D-Day Invasion

Editor’s Note: The following story is the first of a series about Fulton County veterans who fought in World War II that will be published each week in the “News” through Veterans Day. More...

Local & State

Residents . . .

wishing to contact their congressmen regarding the Postal Service’s investigation into closing the Wells Tannery Post Office are asked to do so in writing and mail their correspondence to: Robert P. More...

Friends of Tonoloway Hold Fall Service At Historic Church

The McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Men’s Quartet performs at Friends Of Tonoloway’s annual fall worship service Sunday at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church near Warfordsburg. More...

JLG Requests Tax Appeal Hearing

The Fulton County commissioners along with the chief tax assessor and county solicitor sat down an with an attorney representing JLG Industries Tuesday to discuss the possibility of lowering the assessed value of the company’s McConnellsburgbas More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 3, 1991

’91 A farming family in Licking Creek Township has found a method of dealing with the growing problem of making farming profitable these days – raising turkeys for an Adams County food company. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 1, 1981

’81 District engineer Jack Matthews of the Hollidaysburg office of PennDOT has decided to deny the county commissioners’ request to ban heavy trucks from travelling east on U.S. Route 30 in Fulton County. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 14, 1974

’74 The fourth fatality for 1971 was recorded in Fulton County as a result of an auto accident on Route 70 last Tuesday. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Owen Long, 4 years old on September 28; Betty Jo Lynch, 59 on October 3; Merle Hovis, October 10; Darlene Seiders, October 9; Hannelore Hann, October 11; Nadine Carbaugh, October 11; Michael Glenn and Troy Smith, October 13; More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Dolores Swope, Tim Anderson, Garrett Mc- Math, Beth Bair, Curt Patterson, Tom Ramsey, Lynn Knepper, Barb Shaw, Kelly Brown, Nicole Kling, Will Greenland, Susie Schmidt, Barb Ramsey and Larry Roher II. More...

Hustontown

It wasn’t a very nice weekend weatherwise, but maybe we can have a nice folk festival weekend next weekend. Bob and June Bennett spent Sunday with Kate Berkstresser, and all attended the Lynch reunion at Needmore Firehall. More...

Entertainment

Tower Bank Hancock Office To Hold Second Annual Community Food Drive

The Tower Bank Hancock branch is hosting their 2nd Annual Community Food Drive to support the local community through Interfaith Service Coalition. Canned goods, boxed-food, non-perishable items, and toiletries will be collected October 11-21st. More...

October 17-24 Is Radon Awareness Month

October 17-24 is Federal Radon Action Week, according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene will host special services with Rev. Charles and Lisa LaCombe October 6-8, at 7 p.m. nightly, and on October 9, at 10:30 a.m. More...

RECREATION

Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, on October 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Food and drink will be available. Donation is a $1. For more information call 717-294- 6020. More...

FOOD & DINING

Turkey Dinner Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a family-style turkey dinner October 9. The meal will begin at 11 a.m. Meals are available to eatin or carryout. More...

Church News

Weeks – Keefer United In Marriage

On July 2, 2011, at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Sarah Marie Keefer and J.R. Weeks were united in marriage by Pastor Carl Sipes. Parents of the couple are John and Patty Keefer of Needmore and Wayne and Sharon Weeks of Taneytown, Md. More...

Revival Services

Revival services will be held Sunday October 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Hustontown Church of God. Dr. Val Beauchene from Danielson, Conn., will be speaking. The church is located at one mile north of Hustontown on Pa. Rt. 475. More...

Volunteer Bread Bakers Needed

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice is in need of volunteers who would like to bake and donate bereavement bread to support its Hospice Bereavement Program. More...

Pittman Found Guilty Of 3rd Degree Murder In Child’s Death

Commonwealth seeks “justice” in death of 2- year-old Kylie York

Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall asked for justice last Thursday afternoon in closing out a two-day trial for Needmore resident Shane Douglas Pittman. More...

Tannery Fights For Post Office

Sending letters, circulating petitions

Determined to take whatever action is necessary, a group of Wells Tannery residents agreed last week they are prepared to fight to keep the doors of their post office open. More...

Obituaries

Roy O. Shuman

McConnellsburg, 78

Roy O. Shuman, 78, Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., died Friday, September 30, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1933, the son of the late Oscar Shuman. He was a correctional officer for Baltimore County, Md., before retirement. More...

Samuel A. Metz Jr.

Falling Waters, W. Va., 39 Samuel A. Metz, Jr., 39, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died unexpectedly Friday, September 23, 2011, at his home. Born August 5, 1972, in Chambersburg, he was a son of Samuel A. Metz Sr. of McConnellsburg and Victoria L. More...

Francis T. Ford

Pittsburgh, 67

Francis Thomas Ford, 67, Pittsburgh, formerly of Crystal Spring, died of a heart attack in August, 2011. He graduated from Southern Fulton High School in 1961. More...

Letters

What’s Up With Gas Prices Here?

To The Editor: Wake up Fulton County! Why is it when gas prices went up in Franklin County they went up the same amount in Fulton County? When gas prices went down in Franklin County, Fulton County prices did not go down. More...

R2R Support Could Have Been Better

To The Editor: To all the sponsors and all the volunteers and the veterans who showed up for the R2R, you have my undying respect. To all the veterans who didn’t show up and could have, you missed out. You missed out. More...

No Cuts, Higher Taxes For Rich

To the Editor: It’s time that our nations wealthiest pay their fair share of taxes. More...

Police Reports

Trespassing Reported

A 66-year- old McConnellsburg man reported to state police an unknown individual trespassed on his property located along Pleasant Ridge Road in Licking Creek Township. The trespassing reportedly occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26. More...

Imler Man Escapes Harm

Pennsylvania State Police from the McConnellsburg substation were dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle crash along Route 30 last Tuesday evening. More...

Truck Window Damaged

An 18-year-old Hustontown area man informed state police investigators the rear window of his truck was damaged by a BB gun on Monday, September 19, between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer Southern Fulton 4 Cumberland Valley Christian 1 More...

District Soccer Ratings

Boys A Fannett Metal 6 0 Hope for Hyndman 6 1 Conemaugh 8 1 Northern Bedford 5 2 Roc More...

Mellott Leads Tennis Team To Silver

Local tennis player Bronwyne Mellott helped lead her USTA Middle States tennis team to a silver medal at the USTA National Zonal tennis tournament held recently in Valley Forge, Pa. More...

Family

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...

Celebrates Third

Mylee Lyn Seville celebrated her third birthday Monday, October 3, 2011. She is the daughter of Brad and Mechele Seville of Harrisonville. Grandparents are Cecil and Susan Brumbaugh of Shirleysburg, and Dean and Hattie Seville of McConnellsburg. More...