December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bard Hearing Rescheduled To January 19

A motion made in late November to continue a civil penalty hearing in the securities fraud case brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) against Warfordsburg financial advisor Robert Bard has been granted by U.S. More...

Remains Found Near Bedford Rest Stop

(AP) – State police say a group of hunters discovered human remains near a western Pennsylvania rest stop. More...

Local & State

Pa. Law Backs Up Penn State’s Fight For Secrecy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State won’t release information that could shed light on the child sex abuse case involving a former assistant football coach because the state open records law gives the school special status. More...

Pa. Man Gets Life In Neighbor’s Fatal Beating

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man will spend life in prison in the fatal beating of an elderly neighbor in February 2009. More...

Trucker Fined Over Sticky Pa. Turnpike Spill

BIG BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – A truck driver has been fined $1,000 over the leaky valve that spilled a sticky mess over nearly 40 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 5, 1991

’91 Inclement weather on Monday and Tuesday morning got the 1991 antlered deer season off to a slow start both countywide and statewide. Almost constant rain marked all of Monday and much of Tuesday morning. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 10, 1981

’81 Crews from Teledyne, an independent Texas-based oil and gas exploration firm, were in the Needmore area last week continuing seismic testing which has been going on in the county for at least the past couple of years. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 23, 1971

’71 Small game hunters and archers will take to the fields and forests for the final time this year when the late small game and bow and arrow seasons open on December 27. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Kim Keaton, December 3; Bob Vores, December 8; Norma Vores, December 14; Jeff Ott, December 9; More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Judy Anderson, Jim Grissinger, Arlie Knepper, Dave Booher, Stacey Senft, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Shoop, Betty Collins, Devin Horne, Celeste’ Horne, Robyn Gaff, Ryan Hann, Jamie Brown, Ty Hall, Nattalee Dickinson and More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone has been enjoying this beautiful weather, but, sounds like it is about to leave. Some reports say that some hunters were lucky to tag that buck. There are a few days left for others who haven’t yet. More...

Sports

Earnhardt Named Favorite Driver

Junior Nation has spoken once again. Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. voted him the Most Popular Driver for the ninthstraight year. Earnhardt Jr. More...

Freedom U-11 Girls Win Tournament

Freedom U-11 girls basketball team won the Drill4Skill Turkeyfest Tournament November 26 and 27, in Elizabeth, Pa. More...

Racing Roundup

The final open 410 Sprint car ride has been filled for the 2012 season. Sam Hafertepe Jr. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas Eve Service A candlelight service of lessons and carols will be held at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, with special music. Christmas Cantata More...

RECREATION

MHS Chorus Concert McConnellsburg Jr./Sr. High chorus concert will be held Wednesday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Both choruses are under the direction of Greg Strine. Admission is free, however, donations are accepted. More...

FOOD & DINING

Benefit Breakfast A benefit breakfast will be held for Jim Holland on Saturday, December 17, at Shade Gap Assembly of God, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located one mile north of Sunny Ridge Restaurant on old Rt. 522 (Piper Lane). More...

Family

McConnellsburg HS Honor Roll

A Honor Roll Grade nine: Victoria Chatley, Kearstin Feagley, Destiny Lynch, Hannah Ott, Samantha Roberts, Jordin Smith, Kirsten Wilford. Grade ten: Dalton Garlock, Tierra Lake, Jessica Miller, Larkin Shearaer, Sara Beth Winegardner. More...

McCbg. Middle School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll Grade six: Kendal Ashman, Eric Babcock, Joshua Booth, Logan Conner, Tara Cutshaw, Brice Feagley, Marie Fuller, Kacey Hann, Kimberly Harris, Amanda Hoover, Emma Kendall, Morgan Kendall, Madison Koontz, Kadi Mellott, Jacob Miller, Kell More...

Celebrates Third

Bryleigh Sydney Sweger celebrated her third birthday on Friday, November 25. She is the daughter of Jeff and Brittney Sweger of Clearville, and the big sister of Karson, who turned one on October 6. More...

County Ups Real Estate Tax

First millage hike since 2006

For the first time in more than five years, the Fulton County commissioners gave a nod of approval to a proposed increase in real estate taxes. More...

Tower Needmore Branch To Close

Susquehanna to close the branch in February 2012

Last week, the chairmen of Graystone Tower and Susquehanna Banks announced the closing of the Tower branch bank in Needmore (formerly The First National Bank), effective February 17, 2012. More...

Fulton Shows Small Jobs Gain

County ranked #53 in October

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for October showed the county making small gains in employment with the county’s unemployment rate decreasing by four-tenths of a percentage point. More...

Obituaries

CHAMBERLAIN

In memory of our daughter and sister, Amy Jo Chamberlain, on her 30th birthday December 9. More...

In Memoriam

HELMAN In loving memory of Jonathan C. Helman, who passed away nine years ago, 5-15-72 to 12-11-02: Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on. Cherished memories never fade, Because one loved is gone. More...

Jenny G. Mellott

Warfordsburg, 76

Jenny G. Mellott, 76, Warfordsburg, died Monday, December 5, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. Born May 22, 1935, in Needmore, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Rosetta (Paylor) Mellott. More...

Letters

Speeding In Town Goes Unchecked

To The Editor: More...

Support Needed To Prevent Possible FSA Closure

To The Editor: This is to inform Fulton County residents of a proposed change that will have a negative effect on our agricultural community. More...

Police Reports

Local Man Charged With Assault

A McConnellsburg man was cited for two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment in conjunction with an incident that began at an apartment located at 802 East Poplar Street, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Rifle Missing

A 56-year- old Mercersburg man reported to state police that he left his rifle against the wooden post of a stop sign in the Buchanan State Forest off Cove Road. More...

Charges Pending In Trespassing Case

Charges of attempted theft and criminal trespassing are pending against a Harrisonville area man, state police reported. More...

Entertainment

“Bah Humbug, Scrooge’s Christmas Carol” Presented

Forty- nine McConnellsburg elementary and middle school students in grades four through seven presented the pioneer drama musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic on November 18, 19 and 20. More...

Wilson College Gallery Exhibits Staff And Faculty Artwork

A reception to mark the opening of the Wilson College biannual staff/faculty art exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Bogigian Gallery on the second floor of Lortz Hall. More...

Beer Bottle Battle, It Seems Elves Have Won

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A beer bottle battle over winter ales has ended, and it appears the elves have won. More...

Features

Give Gifts That Are Both Practical And Meaningful

Adapting to these uncertain economic times, many of today’s shoppers want to give gifts that will be used, but still want to find creative ways to convey their emotions. More...

Fun Holiday Activities To Do With Kids

The holidays are a time for family and friends, new traditions and old. And many parents may look forward to the school break as a time to bond with their children. More...

Small Ways To Make Your Holiday Party A Big Success

Looking to make a big impression at your holiday party? Think small – as in small plates that allow you to showcase different colorful dishes and cuisines. More...

Church News

Re-Creation To Appear At Cito UMC

Re-Creation, the full performance singing and dancing group from Port Treverton, Pa., will present the program “Hallelujah Christmas” December 10 at Cito United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. More...

Christmas Program

A Christmas program will be held December 18 at 7 p. m., at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore. There will be recitations by the children, followed by a play “The Christmas Prodigal. More...