March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Brownies Attend Tea Party

Local Brownie Troop #80405 attended the Big Cove Service Unit Mother-Daughter Tea Party celebrating the 100th birthday of Girl Scouting, hosted by Southern Fulton Girl Scout troops at Needmore Bible More...

CF Makes Personnel Appointments

Central Fulton School Board met briefly last Tuesday evening, naming multiple individuals to serve in a variety of coaching positions for the spring sports season. More...

Warfordsburg FFA To Hold Anniversary Banquet

Warfordsburg FFA is holding their 75th annual banquet on April 26 at Southern Fulton High School. Starting at 6 p.m., the banquet will commemorate 75 great years of growing future agricultural leaders. More...

U.S. Site Chosen For Major Refinery

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Shell Oil Co. says it has chosen a site near Pittsburgh for a major new petrochemical refinery that could provide a huge economic boost to the region. More...

Pa. Flu Cases Drop Steeply From Last Year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania is seeing a steep drop in flu cases, possibly because of the mild winter, higher vaccination rates and people taking more precautions to avoid spreading it, a newspaper reported Friday. More...

Ag Students Participate In Butchering Day

McConnellsburg FFA held its annual swine butchering demonstration during daily agriculture science classes Monday, March 12. More...

Seniors Enjoy Trip To Whitetail

Last month 22 folks from Warfordsburg Senior Center took a trip to Whitetail Ski Resort to get a look at some snow and watch the skiers. It was the second trip for the month of February. More...

Pa. Highways Death Toll Declined In 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says the state's highway death toll decreased in 2011. PennDOT reported Friday that 1,291 people were killed on Pennsylvania roads last year. More...

Most Of Pa. Marcellus Gas Drilling In 11 Counties

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Data from the state show that many counties don't have any gas drilling wells tapping into the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation and may never have any despite the proliferation of them elsewhere. More...

Pa. May Get Rare Chance To Help Pick GOP Nominee

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For the first time in more than 30 years, there's a chance that Republicans in Pennsylvania will have a hand in deciding who will be the party's presidential nominee. More...

Disrepair Of Pa. Locks And Dams Threaten Failure

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh's three rivers, an economic engine since Lewis and Clark departed the city for their epic exploration of the West, are flirting with disaster. More...

County Town Meeting Draws Small Crowd

Next town meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 22

A town meeting hosted by the Fulton County commissioners last Thursday evening drew a small crowd of interested residents. More...

Celtic Musicians At FCHS Dinner

Charlie Zahm on guitar and Tad Marks on fiddle are popular performers at Celtic music festivals across the United States and will be in Fulton County to present songs of the American Civil War for Historical Society members and friends on Thursday ev More...

Fulton Unemployment Statistics Remain Unchanged For January

Decrease shown in number in the workforce

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for January remained unchanged from December, except that the statistics show a shrinking workforce. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BARNHART The family of Mildred “Millie” Barnhart wishes to express thanks to family and friends for phone calls, cards, food and flowers. Thanks also to Sipes Funeral Home and Rev. More...

Pa. Woman Forfeits 3 Dogs That Attacked Woman, 91

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman must forfeit three pit bulls and pay $8,100 to an animal shelter where they have been quarantined since the attack on her 91-year- old neighbor last year. More...

Judge Walker Presides Over March 13 Court

Senior Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District of the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 13. More...

School Lunch Menu

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, March 26: buffalo chicken dip w/pita bread, Pittsburger on a bun w/slaw, shoestring fries, mixed fruit, choice of milk. More...

Penn State Says It Won’t Become Private, Despite Talk

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Though Penn State insists it is not looking to become a private institution, education experts aren't surprised the school is considering its options in light of state funding cuts that have led other public universities to More...

Receives Scholarship

Nick McClure, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don McClure of McConnellsburg, has received the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Scholarship. More...

Shoe Found In Gettysburg Wall Puzzles Scholars

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The calfskin leather was dirty but intact, after 160 years hidden within the walls of a Gettysburg dormitory. With a square toe and thin sole, the relic is unassuming enough. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE March 12 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1306- 1562 lbs., $ 129 to $ 132; full/ y. g. 4- 5, $ 128.50 to $129.50; choice 2-3, 1217- 1574 lbs., $123.50 to $129.50; full/y.g. More...

Double Murder-Trial Whydunit Not Whodunit

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...