April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Strawberry Festival Returns To Courthouse

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites all to the 22th annual Strawberry Festival June 8 and 9. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. both days. More...

Earth Day Festival Set For April 21

Event sponsored by Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board

Having gotten its start almost three years ago, the Teen Advisory Board for the Fulton County Library has immersed itself in a variety of community-based projects from lending a hand at the Fulton County Food Basket to roadside cleanups. More...

Autism Cases On Rise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Autism cases in Pennsylvania are above the national average, according to a new federal report issued last Thursday. More...

Son Of Slain Pa. Couple Charged In Their Deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the son of a slain elderly couple is responsible for fatally shooting them. Allegheny County police cited new DNA evidence in charging 52-year-old James Yeckel Jr. More...

Cards Of Thanks

FISHER I wish to thank all for the many bithday cards and gifts I received for my 88th birthday. It was a real surprise and very much appreciated. Thanks again. Leehan Fisher More...

Safari Club International Has Big Night For SCI-PAC

A whopping $7,200 was raised this year for SCI-PAC from the sale of a very special “one of a kind” turkey print at the chapter’s banquet March 3 in Hagerstown. More...

SF Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Distinguished Honors Grade four: Tavita Ah Loe, Elizabeth Flaherty, Lydia Hiller, Lindsey Hollenshead, Tessa McAllister, Lexus McCloskey, Grace Mosemann, Marita Murray, Dayton Pelton, Shae Ritz, Nathan Smith, Gabriel Stotler. More...

Families Dealing With Autism Eligible For State Grants

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) has announced the availability of mini-grants to support children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and families that include an individual with an ASD. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: cheeseburger, lettuce and tomato, veggie soup, applesauce, crackers. Tuesday: sausage patty, cheese omelet, hash browns, white bread, mixed fruit, juice. More...

Pa. House Authorizes Flood-Damaged Bridge Repairs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers are authorizing millions of dollars in repairs to bridges damaged in last year's back-to-back storms. More...

Valley Forge Casino Opens For Business Bill To Cut 50 Seats In Pa. House Nears First Vote

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania's 11th casino is open for business near the suburban Philadelphia area where George Washington's soldiers endured the bleak winter of 1777-78. More...

National Park Service Backs Water Gap Power Line

DELAWARE WATER GAP, Pa. (AP) – The National Park Service is backing a plan for a new high-voltage power line through the recreation area spanning Pennsylvania and New Jersey on either side of the Delaware River. More...

2 Charged In Assault Linked To Predator Rumors

READING, Pa. (AP) – Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a pair of neighbors viciously assaulted a man out for an evening walk in the mistaken belief he was stalking children. More...

Penn State Trustees Seek To Rebuild Communications

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Keith Masser was busy enough running his 4,600-acre potato farm before his schedule got even tighter the past couple months. In January, he became the vice chairman of Penn State's Board of Trustees. 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...

Strawberry Stampede 5K Planned

Reaching Wellness Fulton County will hold its first annual Strawberry Stampede 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m. starting at Alexander Financial across from the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “ Stay Close” by Harlan Coben, “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson, “ Defending Jacob” by William Landay, “Cinnamon Roll Murder” (large print) b More...

Judge Krom Presides Over Court Session

Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 27. More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Third Marking Period Grade second: *Kasey Brown, * Olivia Henry, *Kaelonni Lashinsky, *Mary Ellen Scanlon, * Kaden Small, *Katie Waite, Zachary Henry, Douglas Thomas, Kenny Dishong, Logan Hoffman, Brooke Martz, Lance Smith, Ruthie Wilt. More...

New Historical Society Book

Fulton County Historical Society has released Volume 33 in its annual series of publications for members as it has done each year since 1979. More...

ACM Grants Scholarships To Three

The Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation of Allegany College of Maryland has announced the awarding of scholarships to three students in the spring 2012 semester. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, April 9: no school. Tuesday, April 10: no school. Wednesday, April 11: soft pretzel, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. Thursday, April 12: pancakes, cereal choice, apple, grape or orange juice. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured are Forbes Road Elementary’s March students of the month. More...

Jana Malot Named DAS Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus

Jana Malot, Harrisonville, Pa., has been selected as the Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science’s (DAS) Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus for 2012. More...

Melius Named CCA Executive Director

Center for Community Action (CCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Wendy Melius to fill the position of executive director at CCA. More...

Pa. Councilman To Stand Trial For 1979 Killing

BRIDGEWATER, Pa. (AP) – A borough councilman from western Pennsylvania will stand trial on charges he murdered his lover more than 30 years ago. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: More...