April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County Jobless Rate Down

Stats increase for workforce and for number employed

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for February showed a 1.1 percent drop in unemployment, the most significant numbers shown in nearly two years. More...

Easter Flowers Make The Season Bright

Patty Ramsey, manager of Elvey’s flower shop in Knobsville, arranges lilies Tuesday morning amid a sea of Easter flowers that will be purchased for this Sunday’s Easter celebration. More...

Local & State

FCMC To Hold Benefit Auction

“Expect some great new items this year as we move our location and event date,” says Fulton County Medical Center Foundation development associate, Wendy Farling. The auction, a much-anticipated annual event, will be held May 5, 2012. More...

Nancy Traxler’s Cancer Survival Story

Why she supports Relay For Life

Nancy Keebaugh Traxler, a 61- year-old registered nurse from Hustontown, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 1996. She was diagnosed after her son’s dog jumped on her stomach, which led to finding a lump in her lower right abdomen. More...

Food Basket Receives Community Help

Fulton County Food Basket was expecting a delivery on Wednesday, March 14, when the truck coming from the central PA food bank broke down close to Knobsville along Route 522 north. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, pictures her father, Roy W. Gordon, and neighbor children, Nancy Greathead, left, and Susan Brantner, right. with their pets. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 2, 1992

’92 A dispute between motorists along I-70 in Brush More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files of April 8, 1982

’82 An intensive search has been under way for the past week in the McConnellsburg area for Debbie More...

Police Reports

Burglary Reported

A 53-year-old Chambersburg man informed state police burglars broke into his property located at 1457 West McKinleyville Road in Taylor Township. More...

Teen Charged With Harassment

A 14-year- old McConnellsburg boy was cited with harassment through the office of Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott. The teen allegedly punched and kicked another 14-year-old boy from McConnellsburg in the face. More...

Vehicle Hits Deer

A northbound 1998 Chevrolet Trailblazer struck a white-tailed deer along Black Bear Road on Tuesday, March 27, according to state police reports. More...

Entertainment

SS American Set Sail For “Anything Goes”!

Audiences set sail on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 29, 30 and 31 as MHS wished the community bon voyage in “Anything Goes.” Full of big dance numbers, comedy and the talents of the company, we were thoroughly delighted to take a v More...

Area Photographers To Be Featured On Local Phone Books

A photograph of “Springtime in Caledonia State Park” by Chambersburg resident Susan Mellott will be featured on the cover of CenturyLink’s local directory that will be distributed in the Chambersburg area this summer. More...

In Memory

KEYSER/CALDWELL In loving memory of Ted “Pap” Keyser, 1902-1982 and Lena Caldwell, 1943-2010. Missed and loved, Sally, George and family More...

Features

Birth Announced

Justin Reiter and Samantha Cain of Warfordsburg are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Brelyn Rylee, February 10, 2012, at 1:51 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. More...

Birth Announced

Jeremy Garlock and Jenn Johnston are proud to announce the birth of a son, Waylon Duane, March 16, 2012, at 6:21 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. He was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter and weighed 8 pounds, 3.2 ounces and measured 20 inches long. More...

Getting To Know The Economy

Prudent investing takes more than detailed knowledge about different type of investment strategies. It also requires a clear understanding of the economy and how it works. More...

Church News

Easter Services

Community Good Friday services will be held Friday, April 6, from noon to 3 p.m., at S. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg. More...

Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars

1 package Pillsbury Ready-To- Bake refrigerated sugarcookies1/2 cup Land O Lakes butter1 can (14 oz.) Eagle Brandsweetened condensed milk1 cup packed light brownsugar1 cup granulated sugar1 3/4 cups graham crackercrumbs1 bag (11.5 oz) Hershey’s More...

County Could Use Uniform Parcel Identifier Program

Sets July 1 date to get program details in order

The Fulton County commissioners have penciled in a date of July 1 to allow for ample time to make arrangements for the possible implementation of the uniform parcel identifier program in county. More...

Pa. 9th District Candidate Speaks At Dem Dinner

Fulton County Democrats gave their support to an independent write-in candidate for the 9th Congressional District at their spring dinner Saturday evening. More...

Obituaries

Gladys M. Mack

McConnellsburg, 80

Gladys M. Mack, 80, Mc- Connellsburg, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center. She was born September 8, 1931, in Mc- Connellsburg, the daughter of the late Rush and Arrie Seiders Kerlin. She was married to Thomas J. More...

Leslie W. Davis Jr.

Port Republic, Md., 45

Leslie William Davis Jr., 45, Port Republic, Md., died at his residence the week of March 26, 2012. Known as Billy, he was born April 10, 1966, in Mc- Connellsburg, to Rev. William E. and Nita Lee (Mc- Kee) Davis. More...

Richard G. Morrison Sr.

Chambersburg, 65

Richard G. Morrison Sr., 65, Chambersburg and formerly of Carlisle, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at his home. He was born on Thursday, September 26, 1946, in Carlisle, a son of the late Clarence L. More...

Letters

Response To “Place, Time of SF Prom Not Good For Students”

To The Editor: As grandparents of students in Southern Fulton High School, we stand in agreement with the concerns of the location for the prom, The Orchards restaurant in Chambersburg. More...

A Veteran’s Plea To Our Congress

To The Editor: More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Toni Howells, March 26; Steve Weller, March 30; Wanda Souders, Guy Truax, Terri Blumenthal, Michele Hill and Sue Sipes, April 7; Rachael Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; Linda Miller, More...

Hustontown

We had a nice weekend. We hope Easter weekend will be nice. Easter sunrise services will be at 6 a.m. at Knobsville United Methodist Church followed by breakfast. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy this special morning. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Mary Beth Ulsh, Dennis Flasher, Cindy Edgin, Mark Brown, Megan Barnett, Christina Myers, Nathan Patterson, Tim Cutshall, Amy Patterson and Brian Fraker. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Softball McConnellsburg 33St. Maria Goretti 0 More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

There are two races in the books, and Jeremy Ott has made two trips to victory lane in the 4- Cylinder Thunder Car division at Path Valley Speedway. More...

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett put on a dominating performance to bring home the Friday night 410 Sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

EASTER SERVICES

Good Friday Services Community Good Friday services will be held Friday, April 6, from noon to 3 p.m., at S. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg. Easter Services More...

RELIGION

Weekend Event More...

RECREATION

Life Celebration Party My Father’s House Ministries invites all children on April 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate new life in Christ. Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, games, meal and a movie. More...

Family

Chosen As American Miss Finalist

Rose Clippinger, 14, daughter of Ronald and Barbara Clippinger of Hustontown, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant to be held August 12 and 13 at Hilton Towers in Harrisburg. More...

Man Denied Entry To U.S. From Mexico To Bury Son

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) – A Mexican national said he has been barred from entering the United States to bury his 10-year-old son, a U.S. citizen who died Tuesday in a house fire in northeastern Pennsylvania that killed three other people. More...