November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Write-Ins Decide Several Races

Final certification of votes was Monday

Even though write-in votes appear to have been cast in about every race during the November 8 municipal election, preliminary election results reviewed by the Fulton County Board of Elections last Monday indicate six races in particular were decided More...

Pittman Gets 20 To 40 Years In Child’s Death

Convicted murderer Shane Douglas Pittman heard countless members of Kylie York’s immediate family reminisce how the 2- year-old girl touched their lives. More...

Local & State

Father, Son Kill First Bears

Father and son John and Michael Brady of Big Cove Tannery each harvested their first bears during bear season. The bears were taken in Fulton County. More...

Democratic Club Donates To Jail Restoration

Members of the Fulton County Democratic Club present a check for $1,000 to the Historical Society’s Committee to Preserve the Fulton County Jail. More...

So. Fulton Overhauls Bus Routes

Uses computer program to help plot out new routes

Bus contractors waited patiently to the rear of Southern Fulton High School’s library last Tuesday evening while board members and administrators reviewed maps outlining the district’s current bus routes against a new proposal that would More...

Letters

November is National Home Care And Hospice Month

To The Editor: The women and men who work to bring healthcare into the homes of Americans are recognized each year with the proclamation of November as National Home Care & Hospice Month! More...

National Farm City Week November 18-24

To The Editor: More...

America’s Civil War Within

To The Editor: Is it reaping time in America? At the age of 79 training the mind to memorize is much more time consuming (difficult) than it was in years gone by. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday to Carol Mellott, November 17; Esther Miller and Cara Bishop, November 26; Clair Traxler and Linda Covert, November 29; Jade Keefer, More...

Hustontown

We had another nice weekend then the weather decided to bring us rain, but at least it isn’t snow. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Dan Gaff, Angie Curfman, Holly Forslund, Ron Kasper, Jim Mills, John Mills, Marlin Martin, Melanie Myers, Junior Anderson, Patty Ramsey, Jamie Fleming, Art Brown, Kathy Keebaugh and Logan Kling. More...

Sports

Stewart Wins It All

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Tony Stewart led Carl Edwards across the finish line to win Sunday’s Ford 400 and claim the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. More...

Racing Roundup

Lincoln Speedway held its awards banquet on Saturday night to honor its top drivers from the 2011 racing season. More...

FR Football Players Recognized

Southern Huntington football season officially ended for 2011 at the annual players banquet sponsored by the Southern Football Boosters Club. More...

Features

Holiday Craft Projects Offered

Now is the time to plan and decorate for the holidays. From adorning the Christmas tree, to taking a family photo for greeting cards, it can be a challenge to create a unique experience while staying on a budget. More...

Pa. Tries To Avert Fights Between Towns, Drillers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For several years now, Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry has been pressing lawmakers to bring order to the myriad of local ordinances governing drilling in the commonwealth. More...

Association Launches Investigation Of Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP) – The organization that oversees university athletics in the United States has said it will investigate a major university in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal. More...

Two Arrested For Child Abuse

2-year-old hospitalized for lifethreatening injuries

Two Fulton County residents were jailed last Wednesday amid allegations of child abuse after a 2- year-old child was hospitalized with what medical personnel deemed as life-threatening, if left untreated, injuries. More...

FCMC Posts $983K Loss

Fulton County Medical Center held a state-of-the company meeting on Monday evening and, because of a continued sluggish economy and high unemployment rates, the county’s 88-bed critical access hospital and skilled nursing facility posted an ope More...

7 Bears Taken Opening Day Of Season

Just like a bowl of porridge, the weather was “just right” for local sportsmen who headed to the woods Saturday for the opener of the four-day statewide bear season. More...

Obituaries

Linda B. Hoffman

McConnellsburg, 65

Linda B. Hoffman, 65, McConnellsburg, died at 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born November 19, 1946 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Hall) Douglas. More...

Dorothy C. Bittinger

Carlisle, 78

Dorothy C. Bittinger, 78, Carlisle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, November 19, 2011. Born July 18, 1933, in Fort Littleton, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Retta Cooper Helman and the widow of Arthur J. More...

Richard W. Heldibridle Sr.

Saxton, 83

Richard W. Heldibridle Sr., 83, Saxton, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Janet Richards of Bethany Beach, Del., and formerly of Fulton County, pictures the Civilian Air Patrol lookout on top of the hill across from the old Hus More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 21, 1991

’91 About 75 persons, including about a dozen protestors, attended the groundbreaking ceremonies held November 18 for the proposed new Southern Fulton Elementary School to be constructed near the village of Dott in Bethel Township. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files of November 26, 1981

’81 County commissioners on Friday said they will talk to PennDOT about improving safety on Route 16 over Mercersburg Mountain in light of last week’s truck wreck, during which a tractor-trailer ran away on the moutain and crashed into t More...

Police Reports

Vehicle Strikes Deer, Trees

A northbound 2009 Nissan Versa struck a whitetailed deer along Sipes Mill Road last Friday morning before veering off the Licking Creek Township roadway and hitting several trees. More...

Money, Knife Stolen

A McConnellsburg business located at 941 Lincoln Way East was allegedly targeted by two McConnellsburg residents during an October break-in. More...

Vehicle Runs Into Gate

A Morgan, W.Va., resident was taken to Washington County Hospital via ambulance following a single-vehicle crash in Union Township last Wednesday morning. More...

Entertainment

PennDOT, Police Partner To Keep Holiday Season Travel Safe

Enforcement to focus on impaired, aggressive driving and seat-belt use

PennDOT and police across Pennsylvania will partner for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an aggressive effort to keep travelers safe this holiday season. More...

Three Springs Calendars For Sale

Three Springs Historical Society is selling a 2012 calendar with historical photographs of the Three Springs/Saltillo area featured each month. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: lasagna rollup, broccoli, tossed salad, wheat bread, apple. Tuesday: ham loaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches. 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

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

Free Meal St. Paul Lutheran Church at 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, will serve a free meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. More...

Family

Engagement

Gerald and Kay Rosenberry of Shade Gap announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Rosenberry, to David Booher, son of Lisa McCabe of Orbisonia. More...

Protecting Your Home From Winter Outages

There’s nothing cozier than sitting indoors with a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter day. But when the weather outside is frightful, losing power can be uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous. More...

Tips For Holiday Car Travel

It’s almost time to pack the kids and presents into the car and head out to visit family for the holidays. More...