May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

County Attends To Routine Business

The Fulton County commissioners handled a full agenda Tuesday morning before attending a monthly luncheon organized by the Fulton County Partnership and then resuming meetings late in the afternoon. More...

C. Fulton Handles Personnel Issues

Hires new technology coordinator

Central Fulton School Board took to closed doors to meet with two potential candidates for the position of technical coordinator last Tuesday night and reconvened to announce its new hire as well as other personnel related issues. More...

Brother, Sister Arrested On Drug Charges

Jason Fischer, Jennifer Shaw jailed for Bedford County incident

Editor’s Note: Due to a truncating issue that occurred during page layout, a portion of the below story failed to appear in the May 10 edition of “The Fulton County News.” The “News” apologizes for the error. More...

Local FFA Students Hold Annual Farm Industry Tour

All three county FFA members teamed together to tour local farms and agriculture businesses the first week of May. They started their day touring Octoraro Angus near Breezewood. More...

Graduates

Aaron Seville graduated from the Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown on April 27, 2012. He received a diploma in the materials management and distribution program. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, May 21: spaghetti or rigatoni, garlic sticks, applesauce. Tuesday, May 22: chicken nuggets, french fries, peas, bread slice, peaches. Wednesday, May 23: pizza, tossed salad, fruit pushup. Thursday, May 24: No school. More...

“Route 30, Too!” To Have World Premiere In Chambersburg

John Putch’s locally shot follow-up film to “Route 30,” entitled “Route 30, Too!” will have its world premiere September 8 and 9 at Chambersburg’s Historic Capitol Theater, 159 S. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Ricky Glen Schriever, 48, Warfordsburg, and Paula Ann Huff, 48, Warfordsburg. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following. More...

Girls Catch Catfish

Eleven-year-olds Aryanna and Alexis Lupey were surprised to catch this whopping 24-inch catfish at a trout rodeo held Saturday, April 5. More...

Bags Gobbler

Dristin Mellott, son of Melody and Bobby Mellott, bagged a 19-1/2-pound gobbler during the season this year. The bird had a 10-1/2-inch beard. More...

SF To Present Choral Concerts

Southern Fulton High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual spring chorus concert Saturday, May 19, at 7: 30 p. m., in the high school auditorium. More...

Study: Many Pa. Students Not Proficient In Science

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A new government report indicates that only about a third of Pennsylvania's eighth-graders are proficient in science. Results from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress were released Thursday. More...

DEP Probes Second Mud Release At Pipeline Site In Pa.

DALLAS, Pa. ( AP) – State environmental regulators are investigating a second release of drilling mud at a natural gas pipeline installation in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Enter Favorite Recipe In Vegetable Recipe Contest

Statewide contest open to all PA residents

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program is sponsoring the ninth annual Pennsylavnia “Simply Delicious, Simple Nutritious” vegetable recipe contest this summer. More...

Hazing On Campus: Laws Drive Hazing Underground

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s shocking that Asya Trowell was allegedly beaten, kicked in her head and stomped in her face by people who said it would connect her to her slave ancestors. More...

Team Of 9 Decides What State’s Liquor Stores Sell

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Michael DeMartinis tips a glass of pinot gris to his nose, notes its fruity aroma, studies its pale yellow color, then takes a sip. His assessment? A lot of fruit. A lot of character. A good balance of acid and sugar. More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s edition of the “News” regarding the Wollet graveyard cleanup, Ken Keebaugh inaccurately described the location of the graveyard. The location should have been listed as 1.5 miles south of Ft. More...

Personnel Matters Top Forbes Agenda

Mark Loucks named acting superintendent until July 1

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors held a regular meeting last Monday evening and dealt mostly with personnel matters. More...

Eichelberger To Hold Fulton County Town Hall Meeting

Opportunity for constituents to discuss concerns regarding state issues

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will host the third of nine town hall meetings scheduled throughout the 30th Senatorial District this year Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Needmore Firehall. More...

FCCCS Honor Roll

Fulton County Community Christian School is pleased to announce the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2011-2012 school year. High Honor Roll (All A’s) Tenth: Caleb Gingerich, Jenae Gordon. More...

Medical Center Auxiliary Holds Meeting

Fulton County Medical Center auxiliary met Monday, May 7, 2012 in the activities room of medical center to discuss recent activities and work on the details of several fundraisers scheduled for spring and summer months. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center menu for the week is as follows: Monday: salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, spinach, wheat bread, orange. Tuesday: two hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, fruit. More...

SF Holds Prom May 12

Southern Fulton held its annual junior/senior prom Saturday, May 12, at The Orchards in Chambersburg. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CARBAUGH The Skip Carbaugh family would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food, prayers and kindness in our time of sorrow. It was greatly appreciated. May God bless you all. Preston Carbaugh and family SHORE More...

Local Students Graduate From Millersville

The following area residents were among the 1,128 students who graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania during the spring 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 12, in Millersville’s Biemesderfer Stadium at More...

Edward Jones Ranks Highest In Investor Satisfaction

For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. More...

Graduates

Elizabeth Anne “Lizz” Harvey poses with her grandmother, Naomi Harvey of McConnellsburg, following graduation ceremonies at Wentworth Institute of Technology on May 6 in Boston. Harvey was awarded her Master of Architecture degree. More...

Library News

New fiction at the Fulton County Library includes “A Dog’s Journey” by Cameron Bruce (large print), “Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny” by Garrison Keillor (large print), “Falling to Pieces: A Quilt Shop Mystery,&rd More...

Pa. Senate Approves Alternative To Corbett Budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday passed a $27.7 billion spending plan that would erase many cuts proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett, setting the stage for negotiations over the state budget that must be in place by July 1. More...

Can You Turn “Be A Millionaire Day” Into Reality?

BRANCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR EDWARD JONES More...

Hawbaker Receives Dekalb Agricultural Award

McConnellsburg FFA senior, Kristin Hawbaker was chosen to receive the 2012 Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment award for the chapter. More...

Virus-carrying Mosquito Found Earlier Than Usual

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A mosquito carrying the West Nile virus has been detected earlier than usual in Pennsylvania this year, officials said Thursday. More...

Man Charged In Mother’s Stabbing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A man has been charged with stabbing his mother to death in the living room of the Allentown home they shared two days before Mother's Day. More...