March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SF Considers High School Facility Upgrades

Could Cost District More Than $4 Million

Meets again with officials regarding feasibility study, biomass boiler Southern Fulton School Board member Pat Bard questioned if his fellow board members were any closer to making a decision on the various proposals and studies brought before the b More...

Local & State

Farm Bureau Celebrates National Ag Day

American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of everyday life ... food, fiber, clothing and even fuel. That’s the message of National Ag Day, which is celebrated March 8, 2012. More...

Ex-Philly Officer To Get Life For Killing Man, 21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Philadelphia police officer who shot an unarmed neighbor during a drunken melee outside a baby shower will spend his life in prison after being convicted Thursday of firstdegree murder. More...

Sunoco, SE Pa. Officials Huddle On Refinery Use

MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (AP) – The head of Sunoco has met with officials in suburban Philadelphia to object to a zoning change that could limit the company's plans for its soon-tobe closed refinery. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 27, 1992

’92 More than 300 people attended the fifth annual farm toy show and auction on Saturday, which was sponsored by Grease, Steam and Rust Association. The event was held at the McConnellsburg Jaycees gym. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 4, 1982

’82 March came in like a lamb, with moderate temperatures and no precipitation, but is likely to go out like a lion, as the old saying goes. More snow is being forecast. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files of March 16, 1972

’72 James Daniel Schriever, 22, of Berkeley Springs, was instantly killed on Saturday in Hancock when a pickup pulled onto Route 522 from a side street into the path of a tractor-trailer driven by Schriver. More...

Sports

High School Sports

District Playoffs Shanksville 52 Forbes Road 34 More...

Racing Roundup

The 2012 Central PA season opener is in the books as Lincoln Speedway didn’t get the warmest of days but they did get a dry day and were able to open with a large crowd on Saturday. More...

Matt Kenseth Wins Marathon Daytona 500

THE RACING REPORTER DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 500 ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a race that started Monday night at 7 p.m. and ended Tuesday after 1 a.m. More...

Entertainment

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Elementary Breakfast Monday, March 5: assorted cereal or soft pretzel w/ cheesestick, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, March 6: assorted cereal or breakfast pizza, cinnamon toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Government Updates Fish Consumption Warnings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania government officials are publicizing updated fish consumption advisories, including a clarification that prohibits harvesting live mussels and clams in the state. More...

MM/HS Snowball Raises Funds For Cancer, Alumni & Friends

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Church News

Hancock Presbyterian Church Offers Scholarships

Hancock Presbyterian Church will award John and Merle Keefer Scholarships to 2012 graduates of Hancock Middle Senior High School, Berkeley Springs High School and Southern Fulton High School, who plan to attend college majoring in business or educati More...

Supt. Foster To Leave Forbes Road

Accepts Position At Huntingdon Area School District Resigns as district superintendent

Forbes Road School District Superintendent Fred Foster has announced his resignation from the position effective at the end of April. More...

Public Meeting Held On Forestry Management

Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council, foresters meet with public on future of Sinoquipe

More than 100 people crowded into two rooms at Hagerstown Community College last Tuesday evening to give their input on a draft outlining possible timber management practices that, if approved by the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, More...

DEATHS

Daisevich, Candace, 29, Pinehill, N.J. Harshman, Alvin, 86, Fayetteville Kerlin, Goldie, 89, McConnellsburg Laidig, Raymond, 96, Celina, Ohio Reed, Clair, 66, Hustontown Schooley, Theodore Jr., 51, Hedgesville More...

Obituaries

Candace L. Daisevich

Pinehill, N. J., 29

Candace Lynn Jones Danisevich, 29, Pinehill, N.J., died Tuesday, February 14, 2012. More...

Goldie M. Kerlin

McConnellsburg, 89

Goldie Mae Kerlin, 89, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center, Extended Care Unit, Shimer Trail, in McConnellsburg. More...

Clair E. Reed

Hustontown, 66

Clair Earl Reed, 66, Hustontown, died at 4:35 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Born November 6, 1945, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late William E. and Helen B. (Hartman) Reed. More...

Letters

Program Well Received At Forbes

To The Editor: The Alcohol and Drug Prevention program started by Fulton County business women had a successful visit with the sixth graders at Forbes Road Elementary School. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ed Peffer, 82 years old on March 4; Clay Rasp and John Foor, February 28; Jacki Hahn, March 5; More...

Hustontown

February continues to bring in beautiful weather, and spring is not too far away. A nice crowd attended the pancake and sausage supper at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Saturday evening. More...

Police Reports

Sentenced To ARD

A 19-year- old Hustontown area woman was sentenced to probation in accordance with the terms of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program. More...

Identity Theft Repor ted

A 47-year-old man from McConnellsburg told state police investigators he was the victim of identity theft on February 23. The man’s name and credit card were used to open a Paypal account and make purchases totalling $364.18. More...

Truck Scratched

A pickup truck parked at a location along Battle Ridge Road in Dublin Township was scratched between 8 p.m. on February 21 and noon on February 22, state police reported. Victim in this case of criminal mischief is a 55-year-old McConnellsburg man. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Contemporary Worship Contemporary worship services at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ on Sunday, March 4, at 11 a.m. It will be an informal service with live modern music and children’s message. Nursery provided. St. More...

RECREATION

Free Movie Free Friday movie, Friday, March 2, at 6:10 p.m., in the library’s community room. Call the library at 485-5327 to find out what’s playing. New York Bus Trip More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Tree Orders More...

Family

Birth Announced

Rick and Kelli (Harper) Grissinger of Three Springs announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Trinity Ann Grissinger, born February 17, 2012, at 7:49 a.m., at UPMC Bedford. She weighed 10 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. More...

Attain Dean’s List

Jacob Dovey, a sophomore from Mercersburg; Chelsie Miller, a senior from Wells Tannery, and Elaina Truax, a senior from Needmore, have been named to the dean’s list at Elizabethtown College. More...

Sorority Chooses Valentine Queen

Sisters of Preceptor Gamma Pi recognized their new valentine queen and princess. More...