January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Pa. Legislature Kicks Off 10-Month Campaign Cycle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The campaign for the Republican presidential election has dominated national political news lately, but in Pennsylvania the never-really-over battle for control of the Legislature has been quietly heating up. More...

PA Farm Show Scholarships Awarded

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 26 students with $3,500 scholarships on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Pa. Grandma Says She Was Duped

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania grandmother says she’s no marijuana grower, just a woman who wanted something that would look pretty next to her tomatoes. More...

Pa. Auditor General Warns Of Turnpike Debt

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Call Of The List Held Last Tuesday

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over call of the criminal trial list on Tuesday, January 10. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: swiss steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, wax beans, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, barbecue sauce, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello. More...

Complete Welding Training/Exam

Mellott Co., in a partnership with the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School (FCAVTS) and the American Welding Society ( AWS), is pleased to announce that three Mellott Co. More...

Local Winners At Junior Sheep Show

4-H and FFA members exhibited more than 100 sheep at the Junior Sheep Show during the 2011 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 14, 2011. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Enter Distracted Driving PSA Contest

Pennsylvania high school students are invited to enter a PennDOT contest aimed at discouraging distracted driving. More...

SF Mechanics Students Learn Through Music

Southern Fulton mechanics students took home musical instruments for Christmas this year. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE January 9 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1354- 1506 lbs., $126.50 to $128.50; choice 2-3, 1270-1584 lbs., $122 to $126.50; 1616-1618 lbs., $121.50 to $123; full/y.g. More...

Farm Bureau Members Help At Farm Show

Visitors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show had an unusual opportunity to see inside a working animal barn, thanks to a first-of-its-kind exhibit. More...

Record Attendance As Farm Show Comes To A Close

With record crowds, more than 10,000 competitive exhibits, 6,000 animals and 300 commercial exhibitors, the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrated agriculture from farm gate to dinner plate. More...

County Schools Implement New Bullying Program

Kickoff event at Southern Fulton with students Jan. 24

Bullying is described as behavior involving teasing, spreading of false rumors, damaging personal property and even physical violence or the threat of violence. More...

JLG Turning Lane Project Moving Forward

Commissioners meet with project engineers

The Fulton County commissioners got their first look at the JLG turning lane schematic Tuesday afternoon before heading to JLG Industries for a meeting with engineers, company officials and others involved with the project that is slated to get under More...

Program Offers Free Tax Help

The Chambersburg TaxAide Program and the AARP Foundation will start February 1, 2012, to offer free tax preparation assistance to low- to moderate-income families, with emphasis on the elderly. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Aaliyah Jade Walters celebrated her fourth birthday on January 2, 2012. She is the daughter of Greg and Diane Walters, Big Cove Tannery. She is also the little sister of Bailey and Carson, who love her very much. More...

16-Year-Old W. Pa. Girl Killed By Train

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a 16- year-old girl was struck and killed by a passing train in Beaver Falls, about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. More...

No New Talks Before Pa. Teachers Slated To Strike

LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) – No further talks are scheduled in a southeastern Pennsylvania school district in which teachers have announced a walkout beginning Monday. More...

Pa. Welfare Agency Alters Benefits Handling Rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, January 23: breakfast pizza, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Tuesday, January 24: soft pretzels, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

Farm Bureau Marks Food Check-Out Day

Fulton County Farm Bureau will celebrate Food Check-out day on February 21, 2012, as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. More...

Church Donates To Food Basket

The Sunday School classes of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Harrisonville charge, held their yearly fundraiser and have made their annual donation to the Fulton County Food Basket to help support More...

Central PA Food Bank Newsletter Spotlights Food Basket

Editor’s Note: The following two items about the Fulton County Food Basket and its ElderShare program were featured in the Central PA Food Bank’s 2011-2012 winter newsletter. ElderShare program feeds seniors More...

Awarded Keystone Degree

McConnellsburg FFA President Kristin Hawbaker was awarded her Keystone FFA degree last Monday during FFA’s midwinter convention held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Chambersburg Saddle Club Holds Awards Banquet

Chambersburg Saddle Club awards banquet was held at the VFW January 14. Four scheduled shows were held during the summer. Fulton County award recipients are as follows: Senior Western Pleasure Champion - Caitlin Glazier. More...

Scouts Tour “News” Office

Cub Scouts from McConnellsburg Pack 43 and Hustontown Pack 47 recently took a tour of The Fulton County News office, completing a step toward earning their communications badge. More...