February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SF Superintedent Gives Lowdown On Charter And Cyber Charter Schools

Also includes the topic of school vouchers in presentation to PTA

Presented with the opportunity to speak with members of Southern Fulton’s Parent- Teacher Association Monday night, Superintendent Kendra Trail touched on several topics hotly contested and discussed in today’s field of education. More...

DEATHS

Barnes, Owen, infant, WaynesboroHansrote, George Jr., 65, Ellerslie, Md.Madden, Ferne, 92, FayettevilleShives, Saundra, 63, ShippensburgWright, Charles Jr., 74, BaltimoreYeager, David, 84, Chambersburg More...

Local & State

Ex-fireman’s Suit Over Suicide Heads To Trial

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A wrongful termination suit brought by a former northwestern Pennsylvania firefighter who tried to kill herself in a fire is set to go to trial. More...

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Recovering At State University

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Lex, the former bomb-sniffing dog of the late Marine Cpl. Dustin Lee of Stonewall, is undergoing rehabilitation at Mississippi State University. Dr. More...

Md. Court Upholds $151,000 Award In Dog Shooting

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) – Maryland's second highest court has upheld most of a $151,000 jury award against a man sued by his neighbors for shooting two of their pet dogs. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 30, 1992

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30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 4, 1982

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40 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 17, 1972

’72 The second annual banquet of the Hustontown Area Fire Co. was highlighted last Wednesday night by the announcement that Fred Martz had been chosen by his fellow firemen to receive the coveted Fireman of the Year Award. More...

Police Reports

Charges Pending Additional Investigation

Charges against a Pittsburgh man are pending further investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police into a recent single-vehicle crash along Interstate 70. More...

Two Charged With Bad Checks

Crystal Dawn Robinson, 34, of Warfordsburg, and Crystal Spring resident Michael Ray Tucker, 56, have been cited for writing bad checks by Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Car Flips Onto Side

A Greencastle man was not injured when his vehicle flipped onto its side after travelling into an embankment along Lincoln Highway on Friday, January 20. State police reported Grant A. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Pioneer Club/Youth Group All are invited to Pioneer Club/Youth Group at Rock Hill Mennonite Church, 1173 Rock Hill Road, McConnellsburg. Meetings will be held February 8 and 22, March 7 and 21 and April 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center February 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Food and drink will be available. Donation is a $1. For more information, call 717-294-6020. Snow Tubing More...

THIS ‘N THAT

CF Registration More...

Family

Engagement

Ray and Kelly Miller of Needmore are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Adam Wes Miller, to Marie Louise Perrin, daughter of Michael and Diane Perrin of Flintstone, Md. More...

Engagement

Richard L. Powers of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Beverly A. Heavner, Hagerstown, are delighted to announce the engaement of their daughter, Ashely, M. Powers, to Lance S. Bernhard, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Rodney Bernhard, Needmore. More...

SF Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade four: Tavita Ah Loe, Brooke Clopper, Lydia Hiller, Lindsey Hollenshead, Tessa McAllister, Grace Mosemann, Dayton Pelton, Skye Ritz, Nathan Smith, Gabriel Stotler. More...

Nearly 70 Attend FSA Public Meeting

FSA exec director oversees meeting on possible office closure here

Local farmer Cory Gress perhaps summed up the situation best Monday morning when he told state Farm Service Agency officials an existing proposal to close the agency’s McConnellsburg office may save the government money but will in turn put som More...

Hixon Pleads Guilty In Child Endangerment

Will testify if need be against girlfriend and codefendant Joscelyn Murray

A Union Township man publicly admitted under oath this week he should have sought medical treatment for a 2-year-old girl who was hospitalized last November with what medical personnel deemed life-threatening, if left untreated, injuries. More...

Daffodil Days Of Fulton County Has Started

Order your daffodils today

The daffodil is the first flower of spring, and is the perennial American Cancer Society (ACS) symbol of hope for cancer patients throughout the community. More...

Obituaries

Owen T. Barnes

Waynesboro, Infant

Owen Thomas Barnes, Waynesboro, was stillborn Saturday, January 14, 2012, in Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg Hospital. More...

George S. Hansrote Jr.

Ellerslie, Md., 65

George Stanley “Stan” Hansrote Jr., 65, formerly of Ellerslie, Md., died Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at WMHS Regional Medical Center. Born October 4, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late George S. Hansrote Sr. More...

Ferne G. Madden

Fayetteville, 92

Ferne G. Madden, 92, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, formerly of Greene Knolls, Fayetteville, died Tuesday, January 24, 2012, in the home. More...

Letters

What’s Wrong With Some People?

To The Editor: Despite long-held prejudices, any policy differences we ultimately had with Catholic John Kennedy, divorced Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama, our first black president, had nothing to do with religion, divorce or skin color! More...

Closing FSA Office Will Burden Family Farms

To the Editor On January 30, 2012, I attended a public meeting to take public comment on a proposed office consolidation plan of the Farm Service Agency offices in Pennsylvania that calls for closing seven offices, including the Fulton County office. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ada Gress, February 5; Shirley Truax, a long-term-care resident in Fulton County Medical Center, 67 on February 6; Bill Nesbitt, February 5; Michael Paylor and Monte Rasp, February 6; Maxine Bard and Skip Diegleman, February 3; More...

Hustontown

January is closing out a little cool, but we really can’t complain as it wasn’t all that bad. The ground hog will tell us on February 2 if we will have six more weeks of winter, which will probably have anyway. More...

Sports

All About NASCAR, Danica, And The Busch Boys

The state of NASCAR, Danica Patrick, and the Busch boys was the central theme during this year’s Annual Media Tour in Charlotte. More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Fannett-Metal 60 McConnellsburg 50 More...

Racing Roundup

Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner was honored as the 2011 410 Sprint car track champion at Port Royal Speedway at its annual banquet Saturday night. Wagner defeated Ryan Taylor by 15 points to bring home his second career track title. More...

Features

Proposal Would Make Cairn Terrier State Dog

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The dog breed that played Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” might become a state symbol. At the request of a constituent, State Rep. More...

Weapons For Future Include Key Relics Of Past

WASHINGTON (AP) – The lineup of weapons the Pentagon has picked to fit President Barack Obama’s new forward-looking defense strategy, called “Priorities for 21st Century Defense,” features relics of the past. More...

New Orleans Celebrates Anniversary Of Steamboat

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) – Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans. More...

Church News

New Latter-day Saint Missionary

Sister Melissa Palmer, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returned home to Idaho after finishing her 18- month mission. Sister Jennifer Swensen has joined Sister Whitney Egbert in serving the Hancock Ward. More...