November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Central Fulton Recognizes Garber

Served on school board since December 1977

Linda Garber received some long overdue recognition from both administrators and fellow Central Fulton School Board members last week. More...

Man Convicted In Assault On Boy

Thomas Tomlinson to be sentenced Jan. 17

A jury convened for only 45 minutes last Thursday afternoon finding a former Mc- Connellsburg man guilty of exposing himself to and committing indecent assault against a little boy who was between the ages of 5 and 11. More...

Local & State

Mt. Zion Honors Leadership Members At Meeting

The Mount Zion Masonic Lodge No. 774 honored its leadership members on Monday evening at the lodge hall in McConnellsburg. More...

Hills Enjoy Marine Corps Celebration

Lt. Col. More...

Conservation Dist. Director Gives Monthly Update To Commissioners

Scott Alexander applauded for efforts at Conservation District

Seleen Shives, head of the Fulton County Conservation District, sat down with the Fulton County commissioners this week to provide her monthly overview of services offered by the organization. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 14, 1991

’91 This year’s Veterans Day speaker was Col. Jerre K. Mellott, a Fulton More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 19, 1981

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40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 2, 1971

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Police Reports

Harassment Investigated

Pennsylvania State Police troopers responded to an alleged case of harassment that occurred last Thursday at 121 Woodside Drive, Ayr Township. More...

Vehicle Rolls Over

A Warfordsburg man recently escaped injury when his 2000 Jeep Cherokee struck an embankment and rolled onto its roof along Buck Valley Road. According to state police reports, the 5 a.m. More...

Vehicle Strikes Disabled Jeep

A Warfordsburg area man is being charged with driving his 2004 GMC Sierra at unsafe speeds after he crashed into a vehicle that became disabled during a prior crash. More...

Entertainment

Hometown Christmas At Orbisonia-Rockhill

Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society will present its 10th annual Hometown Christmas Celebration, “A 1940s Christmas in Our Hometown,” November 25-26. Are you a lover of history? More...

Funeral Held For Boxing Legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Boxing greats paid their respects to former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier at a private funeral in Philadelphia. The 67-year-old Frazier died last week after a short battle with liver cancer. More...

N. Idaho Couple Seeks To Close Off Land

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho couple is asking the state to prohibit hunting on public land near their home, saying bullets are being fired too close for comfort. More...

Features

Optimism May Improve Health And Success

People don’t often think about how optimism impacts their lifestyle, career and relationships. More...

College Football Scandal

For Penn State University, New Week After Worst One Ever

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP) – For Penn State University, there was the past week – a week of unimaginable turmoil and sorrow, anger and disbelief and shame. And then there is tomorrow. More...

Financial Focus

Smart Ways To Pay For A College Education

With the rise in college costs easily outpacing inflation every year, even affluent families benefit from developing a smart college-financing strategy. More...

Church News

PASR Members Hold Meeting

Fulton County Chapter of Public School Retirees (PASR) assembled for its fall meeting November 10 in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Faith Center. Registration and refreshments were at 9 a.m. More...

Bard Ordered To Pay $450,000 In Securities Fraud

SEC obtains permanent injunction

U.S. District Judge William W. Caldwell last Thursday granted the U.S. More...

Steer Tests Positive For Rabies

Unknown how livestock was exposed

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has confirmed a steer that died in southern Fulton County last Wednesday had been infected with the rabies virus. More...

Man Pleads In Indecent Assault Case

Brown to be sentenced Feb. 14

A Big Cove Tannery man accused of the indecent assault of a young boy remains incarcerated in the Franklin County Prison this week after making an appearance in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas for mandatory arraignment. More...

Forbes Road Tends To Routine Agenda

Some disagree on senior trip

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors dealt mainly with field trips and personnel issues at its regular meeting held last Monday evening. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

SMITH In memory of Deborah Lynne Smith, September 17, 1963 – November 14, 2008: More...

John D. Blattenberger

Chambersburg, 77

John D. (Jack) Blattenberger, 77, Chambersburg and formerly of Burnt Cabins, died Monday, November 14, 2011. He was born November 20, 193,3 in Roaring Spring, Pa., to Paul and Katherine (Guyer) Blattenberger. More...

Walter W. King

Jefferson, Md., 73

Walter W. “Bill” King, 73, of Jefferson, Md., died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at his farm in Crystal Spring. Born November 17, 1937, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence Albert Sr. and Myrtle Marie Poole King. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday to Miriam Barton, November 14; Danielle McClain, November 18; Beulah Paylor, November 18; Mitch and Mike Ott, November 21; Mike Decker and Kirby Carbaugh, November 20; Wes Howells, November 21; Dianne Stenger, November 22; Martina McGa More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone got out to enjoy this beautiful fall weekend. We will enjoy it while it lasts. Congratulations to the winners of the election last week. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Shane Mills, Amanda Allison, Kolton Gaff, Gavin Myers, Penny Mixell, Bernie McMath, Jody Newman, Neil Shehan, Derrick Grissinger, Scott Shehan, Jean Fleck and Bea Covert. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

The final racing weekend of the 2011 season is history and now many will begin the countdown until the start of the next racing season. Susquehanna Speedway saw Don Kreitz Jr. More...

Safari Club To Hold Pheasant Hunt For Wounded Warriors

The Mason-Dixon chapter of the Safari Club International and Hill Country Sporting Estate will host an inaugural pheasant hunt for wounded warriors on November 17-18. More...

Soccer Shoot Championship Held

Chambersburg Elks Lodge #600 held its local soccer shoot championship on Sunday, October 30, at McConnellsburg Alumni Community gym. The results are as follows: U-7 Girls First - Ava Kipe; second - Kendal Truax; third - Madisyn Culler. U-7 Boys More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Service More...

RECREATION

Card Night McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will hold a card party in the alumni community building on Saturday, November 26, 2011, starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to be enjoyed by everyone. More...

FOOD & DINING

Thanksgiving Pie Sale St. Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring Grandma Ann’s apple and cherry pie sale Saturday, November 19. Pies can be picked up beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $8 for plain crust and $9 for crumb topping. More...

Family

Watson – Close United

Amanda Shea Close and Dustin Allen Watson were married June 11, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony at Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Rev. Kathy Spitzer officiated the ceremony. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CROMWELL We wish to thank our friends for the many cards and phone calls we received for our 50th wedding anniversary. Billie and Mary Cromwell HOWELL More...

Inducted Into Kentucky Bar Association

Jacob Crouse, grandson of Wayne and Virgnia Crouse of Big Cove Tannery, was inducted into the Kentucky Bar Association in Frankfort, Ky., October 21, 2011. More...