March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Arrives Early

The calendar says that spring doesn’t arrive until March 20, but there are plenty of signs around that say otherwise, like these crocus blooming Tuesday at the Miriam Johnston home on North Sec More...

Local & State

McClain Honored For 50 Years Service

Described as a model employee, Gail McClain, 75, center, was honored for 50 years of employment at Ott Brothers Furniture and Appliance with an appreciation reception held at the third-generation-own More...

FR Student To Revamp Fire Truck For Sr. Project

Skyler DeShong, a junior firefighter at Hustontown and a senior at Forbes Road High School, has chosen to raise money to refurbish a 1949 Ford firetruck owned by the fire department for his senior pr More...

Commissioners Hear Conservation District Highlights

Approve 2012 CDBG allocations

Seleen Shives, director of the Fulton County Conservation District, sat down with the Fulton County commissioners Tuesday afternoon for her monthly overview of her organization’s activities and achievements. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1992

’92 Dale Sigel, a Bethel Township farmer, was named the Fulton Soil Conservation District’s 1991 Cooperator of the Year at the 12th annual Tri-Ag Banquet held March 5 at McConnellsburg Firehall. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 18, 1982

’82 Unusually large flocks of robins arrived last week and large flocks of geese were seen flying northward, together with spring flowers pushing their way through the long-frozen ground, all tell us that spring, though a little late in coming More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 30, 1972

’72 A warrant has been issued and an arrest is expected within the next few days of the man who allegedly shot John Peck of Warfordsburg in the early hours Sunday in Hancock. More...

Police Reports

Vehicle Sideswiped

An unknown red vehicle sideswiped a legally parked 2000 Dodge Intrepid in front of 306 North Second Street in McConnellsburg Borough. The hit-and-run occurred between 5:30 p.m. on March 6 and 8:30 a.m. on March 7, state police said. More...

Car Overturns

A Hyndman, Pa., woman suffered minor injuries when her car struck an embankment and tree before rolling onto its driver’s side along Route 30. More...

Tractor-Trailer, Vehicle Collide On I-70

A 1990 International Harvester 9300 crashed into a 2012 Chevrolet when it switched lanes while travelling westbound along Interstate 70. Tractor-trailer operator Dennis D. Yokum Jr., 30, of Bedford, was not injured nor was the other driver, James R. More...

Entertainment

Pittsburgh Distillery Will Host Whiskey Tastings

PITTSBURGH (AP) – You've probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. More...

Washington’s Bathtub Weekend At Berkeley Springs

Events planned March 16-18

Berkeley Springs celebrates its most unique historic site, George Washington’s Bathtub, with a weekend devoted to Mount Vernon peanut soup, dollar sales and local history. More...

Tips To Get Your Kids Gardening This Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to think about your garden again. This year, as you cultivate your thriving plot, think about ways to get your whole family involved in gardening – which makes for a great fresh air activity. More...

Features

Tips To Prevent Memory Loss As You Age

You may not realize it, but you can take steps to keep your brain fit and flexible as you age. More...

Be Sure You Know The Signs Of Heart Failure

It’s possible you or a loved one could be suffering from one of the most common and often misdiagnosed heart conditions, and not know it. More...

St. Patrick’s Day Is Coming

As the nation celebrates this St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with frothy pints of Guinness, many will raise glasses to recognize the hallowed patron saint of Ireland (who is actually British!). More...

Shooting Probe Continues

Findings in turnpike motorist’s death to be turned over to county DA

The investigation into a shooting death on Tuesday night, March 6, along the Pennsylvania Turnpike continued last week, with the findings of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop G Major Case Team to be turned over to the Fulton County district attorne More...

Counties Hear MH/ID Task Force Recommendations

Commissioners agree to get more answers before transitioning MH/ID to nonprofit

The Fulton and Franklin county commissioners agreed Tuesday morning they should slow down and get answers to the ‘right questions’ without the constraints of a deadline before altering any services offered to local residents with mental h More...

Forbes Accepts Foster’s Resignation

Adopts resolution to oppose tuition vouchers

The Forbes Road School District board of directors held a regular meeting last Monday evening and acted on personnel requests and passed a resolution opposing tuition vouchers. More...

DEATHS

Barnhart, Mildred, 91, NeedmoreCovert, Cloyd, 66, McConnellsburgKnepper, Myrtle, 92, Chambrsbg.Kruhm, Pearl, 88, WarfordsburgSlates, Betty, 74, Three SpringsSmith, Patricia, 71, McConnellsburgTritapoe, Virginia, 93, Hancock More...

Obituaries

Betty Jane Slates

Three Springs, 74

Betty Jane Slates, 74, Three Springs, died at 12:45 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Falling Spring Nursing Home, Chambersburg. Born September 10, 1937, in Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Allen C. and Ida (Bush) Auker. More...

Mildred R. Barnhart

Needmore, 91

Mildred R. "Millie" Barnhart, 91, of Needmore, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Falling Spring Nursing Home, Chambersburg. She was born in Big Cove Tannery, February 7, 1921, the daughter of the late Rolla and Nellie (Lanehart) Mellott. More...

Cloyd L. Covert

McConnellsburg, 66

Cloyd L. Covert, 66, Mc- Connellsburg, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born March 24, 1945, in Shade Gap, the son of the late Howard and Hazel (Cowan) Covert. More...

Letters

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years

To The Editor: Monday, March 12, 2012, was the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary. More...

Praise For Forbes Road’s “Oklahoma”

To The Editor: Forbes Road students and staff did a great job of resurrecting the classic musical “Oklahoma” last weekend. What a privilege it was to be able to introduce it to my two young grandchildren. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Pesticide update meetings will be held on March 21 at Forbes Road High School and March 22 at Southern Fulton High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Helen Deshong, March 9; Brad Chilcote, March 10; Peggy Reed, March 17; Inez Eddy and Brian Cornell, March 18; Shane Richards, March 14; Bob and Ronnie Keefer, 50 years old on March 21; Jim Chamberlain and Ruth Reeder, March 19; Mar More...

Hustontown

We couldn’t have had a more beautiful weekend. The green foliage and Easter flowers are beginning to bloom. And, of course, we got the time change started for a few months. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Basketball Playoffs Elk County Catholic 53 Southern Fulton 47 More...

Racing Roundup

Lincoln Speedway is three for three so far in 2012 as Brian Montieth became the third different winner in 410 Sprint car action this season in the Pigeon Hills. More...

Lifters Compete

Two lifters competed in the Beast Of The Northeast benchpress and deadlift meet in Warren, Pa., on Saturday, March 10. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Lenten Services Schedule for Lenten services are as follows: March 18 - Laurel Ridge with Brother Lowell Bard; March 25 - Church of the Nazarene with Brother Scott Deshong; April 1 - Fort Littleton Bible Church with Sister Debra Strait. More...

RECREATION

Easter Egg Hunt Forbes Road Lions Club Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Lions Park conditions permitting. In case of inclement weather or muddy grounds the event will take place in Forbes Road High School gym. More...

THIS ‘N THAT

Pesticide Trainings More...

Family

Students Participate In Dental Health Awareness

Third graders at Southern Fulton Elementary School recently participated in a poster contest for Dental Health Awareness Month. More...

Marriage License

Todd Irwin Black, 46, Three Springs, and Mary Beth Ulsh, 36, Waterfall, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Don’t Miss Overlooked Spring Cleaning Spots

Spring is in the air and for many it’s time for seasonal cleaning. While you’re unlikely to forget your gutters or kitchen, there are many spots that are easy to overlook. More...