January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Newly Elected Commissioners Talk Finances

Discuss committing to a $1.4 million construction loan

Talk among the newly elected Board of Fulton County commissioners this week revolved around finances, new loan commitments and ongoing renovations following the official swearing in of Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher. More...

Hospital To Test New Hires For Nicotine

DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A major Pennsylvania health system will begin testing new hires for nicotine starting in February. More...

County Officials Take Oath Of Office

Numerous county officials were sworn into office Tuesday morning by Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol L. Van Horn. More...

Local & State

Local New Year’s Baby Born At Waynesboro

Khameil Emma Rose Wallace was welcomed into the world Sunday afternoon as the first new year's baby of the tri-state region. More...

Deer Hit By Another Car Kills Woman

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania say an elderly woman was killed when part of a deer struck by another vehicle went through her windshield and hit her. More...

Torso Found In Trash Bags

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) – A coroner has ruled that the death of a man whose torso was found wrapped in garbage bags along a northeastern Pennsylvania road was a homicide. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lori Bottenfield, January 8; Heidi Newman, January 6; Karen Shives, January 8; Deb Seville, January 9; Roy Pittman, Adam Doyle and Joe Pollock, January 10; Donald Bard, January 12; More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Mike Snyder, Danyelle Dickinson, Matt Patterson, Naomi Diehl, Tom Cromwell, Isaiah Newman, Roger Ramsey, Kirby Swope, Betty Ramsey, Ryan Fleck, Norm Sipes, Scott Heaster, Kevin Mountz, Christian Hann, David Anderson, Kaylee Anderso More...

Hustontown

Another year has gone by and now we hope to look forward to a good year in 2012. Of course, we have those winter months approaching. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Brock Huntsman on the arrival of a baby girl on Christmas Day. Mrs. More...

Sports

Kurt Busch Joins Phoenix Racing

Kurt Busch will start off the 2012 Cup season as driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet owned by James Finch. But that doesn’t mean he will last the full season with Finch’s Phoenix Racing team. More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Forbes Road 78 Juniata Valley 76 More...

Entertainment

PA FSA Highlights Fiscal 2011 Program Accomplishments

The Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency has released recently compiled statistics showing the economic impact of FSA farm program payments throughout Pennsylvania for fiscal year 2011, which ran from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. More...

Celebrates Seventh

Wyatt Lee Hershey celebrated his seventh birthday December 11, 2011, with a surprise trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., with his parents. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, white bread, mixed fruit. Tuesday: ham, au gratin potatoes, cauliflower, wheat bread, pudding. More...

Arrest Made In Chamber Of Commerce Embezzlement

Former chamber employee faces six felony counts

A former bookkeeper was arrested Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police following a 3-1/2 year investigation into the misappropriation of more than $13,000 in money belonging to the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce. More...

2011 FULTON COUNTY CELEBRITIES

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co.Firefighter of the YearTerry HannMcConnellsburg VolunteerFire Co. Firefighterof the YearDonna WelshHustontown Area VolunteerFire Co. More...

Judge Walsh To Retire

Will step down from Court of Common Pleas bench end of 2012

Timing has been a key factor in numerous aspects of the life of Richard Walsh. More...

Fulton’s Jobless Rate Continues To Seesaw

County ranked #61 in November

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for November showed the county losing previous small gains in employment with the county’s unemployment rate increasing by six-tenths of a percentage point. More...

Man’s Death Attributed To “Suicide by Cop”

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Obituaries

Harold G. Bivens

Big Cove Tannery, 80

Harold G. “Shorty” Bivens, 80, Big Cove Tannery, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Chambersburg. He was born in Big Cove Tannery, December 19, 1931, the son of the late Frank D. and Nina (Bain) Bivens. More...

Donald E. Martin

McConnellsburg, 83

Donald E. Martin, age 83, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home in Everett. More...

Kevin W. Arcq

Robertsdale, 47

Kevin W. Arcq, 47, Robertsdale, died unexpectedly Monday, December 26, 2011. Born November 20, 1964, he was the youngest son of Nellie (Neville) and John W. Arcq, who survive in Robertsdale. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Frances Ficks, was taken in 1958 after a coon hunt. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 2, 1992

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30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 7, 1982

’82 Mrs. Glen Barnett, the former Connie Fore of Everett, is pictured in this issue with her new daughter, Tina Marie, the first child born at the Medical Center this year. Tina Marie was born at 5:30 a.m. More...

Police Reports

Two Vehicles Collide Off I-70 Exit

Two vehicles collided at the Interstate 70 exit in Brush Creek Township on Sunday, December 25, state police said. According to news reports, Wendell J. Duncan, 75, of Haymarket, Va., was travelling westbound at 2:22 p.m. More...

McConnellsburg Man Jailed For Assault

A 28-year- old McConnellsburg man was remanded to the Franklin County Prison Wednesday, December 28, in lieu of $15,000 bail. Tyler Brooks Horton was arraigned and jailed on charges of simple assault and harassment. More...

Credit Card Fraudulently Used

A Crystal Spring woman reported to state police her credit card was fraudulently used on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:19 p.m. Anyone having further information concerning this case should contact state police Trooper Huff at 717-485-3131. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas At Center Church Christmas at Center United Methodist Church will be Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m. A sequel to last year’s. We promise you laughs and the true meaning of Christmas. Join in for a covered-dish meal at 5 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Card Night More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Sweetheart Ball More...

Church News

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, January 9: steakumz hoagie or chicken nuggets w/roll, side spinach salad, mandarin oranges, choice of milk. More...

Shives Honored For Years Of Township Service

At the December 19, 2011, meeting Supervisors Rick Harr, left, and Tom Morton, right, presented a plaque to outgoing Supervisor Bill Shives for his 36 years of dedicated service as supervisor for Bel More...

Wertz Graduates

Air Force Airman Ryan L. Wertz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...