May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Group Seeks To Intervene In Pa. Voter ID Challenge

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Driver License, Photo Centers Closed On Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. More...

Cards Of Thanks

A.B.A.T.E. The Keystone Chapter of A. B. A. T. More...

Court Session Held Last Tuesday

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, May 15, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

PennDOT, State And Local Police To Conduct Seat-Belt Enforcement Effort

PennDOT will partner with state and local police in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort through June 10. More...

Academic Honor Graduate

Marine Corps Pfc. Jebediah B. Williams, son of Carol J. Barnhardt of Warfordsburg, Pa., and Roger K. Williams, of Clearville, was recently selected as the academic honor graduate from the basic combat engineer course. 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 upcoming programs: More...

Graduates

Amanda Keefer of Mc- Connellsburg graduated from Shippensburg University on May 5, 2012. Keefer received a Bachelor of Science in business administration (management). More...

Bard Recertified As District Justice

Magisterial District Judge Tamela Mellott Bard was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. More...

GI Killed In Vietnam War To Get Medal Of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is awarding the Medal of Honor to a Pennsylvania Army specialist killed in combat in 1970 while serving as a rifleman in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. More...

The Fine Philly Tradition Of Sneaking Into Events

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER More...

WWII Survivors Visit With MMS Eighth Graders

Eighth graders at Mc- Connellsburg Middle School had the opportunity to visit with two World War II survivors recently as part of studying Anne Frank and the Holocaust. More...

Forbes Road To Hold Graduation May 25

Forbes Road will grant diplomas to 36 seniors during its 53rd annual commencement exercises Friday, May 25. More...

SF Class of 2012 To Hold Commencement Exercises May 24

The graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will take place Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. More...

Forbes Road High School

Rielly Lynn Barnett More...

Southern Fulton High School

Mercedes Nicole Ashley More...

Fulton County Community Christian School

Nathaniel Jeffrey Gingerich More...

FR Students Of The Month

May students of the month at Forbes Road School District: first row: Riley Waters, Jenna Brumbaugh, David Knepper, Walter Snyder, Miranda Mellott; second row: Madison Hoover, Micah Peffer, Jocelyn Ba More...

Pa. Health Care Company Seeks Gas Drilling Facts

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Some people are absolutely sure gas drilling threatens public health, while others are absolutely sure it doesn't. Geisinger Health Systems is looking for more facts on the debate. More...

DNA Links Pa. Man Yo Wife’s Death

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Two forensic scientists have presented evidence in a murder trial that prosecutors said implicates a central Pennsylvania man in his wife's slaying. More...

Questions Linger On Past, But PSU Moves Forward

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – As Penn State tries to focus on the future, there are near- constant reminders about the past. More...

Man Painting Philadelphia Fence Killed By Car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a car struck three men painting a fence in northeast Philadelphia, killing one of them and injuring the others. Police said the crash happened at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday in the Bustleton section of the city. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait will be promoted. In April the character trait of respect was worked on. More...

2 Men Treated After Rabid Fox Bite In Eastern Pa.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Health authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a fox that bit a man who was visiting Bethlehem has tested positive for rabies. More...

County Opens Jailhouse Renovation Bids

Bids on electric, general construction tabled for review

Having received multiple bids for work that would mark the completion of ongoing renovations of the county jailhouse, the Fulton County commissioners turned over the pertinent documentation to the project architect and solicitor for additional review More...

East Broad Top Trains Won’t Run In 2012

Rockhill Trolley Museum stays open; historic streetcars still operating

To the dismay of train enthusiasts and local residents, officials at the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Co. announced Friday morning they will be ceasing operation of their steam-powered trains for the 2012 season. More...

Ramsburg Urges Congress To Renegotiate VAWA

Says Shuster’s playing politics with Act

Karen Ramsburg, who is challenging five-term Congressmen Bill Shuster in November, has called on Congress to set aside partisan bickering and renegotiate the Violence Against Women Act. More...

Snag Trout At Rodeo

Taylor Weaver, left, and brother Kyle Weaver, Frederick, Md., caught these trophy-size trout while fishing at the Fulton County Sportsmen’s League (FCSL) annual children’s trout rodeo Sun More...

Graduates

Dane Thomas Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon of Needmore, graduated with honor at Cedarville University Saturday, May 5, 2012. More...

Top Pa. Judge Charged With Campaign Corruption

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was charged Friday with illegally using her taxpayer-funded staff in her campaigns for a seat on the state’s highest court in a scheme that ensnared her siste More...

Graduates

Nathan Wuertenberg of Big Cove Tannery, graduated from McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., Saturday, May 19. More...

Forbes Road Holds 2012 Prom

Forbes Road Junior/Senior prom was held Friday, May 18, 2012, at Lake Raystown Convention Center. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Seth Forrest Gordon, son of Dan and Susie Gordon, Needmore, was named to the Cedarville University dean’s honor list for the 2012 spring semester for earning a 4.0 GPA. More...

Sixth-Grade Students Raise More Than $750 For Relay For Life

During their character education class with teacher Denise Mellott, 23 sixth- grade students joined together to raise $756.06 to help find a cure for cancer. More...

Three Springs Firemen/Lions To Hold Homecoming

The Three Springs Firemen Lions Homecoming carnival will be held beginning Thursday, May 24-27. More...

Financial Focus

The Federal Reserve And The Economy

You may have been hearing a lot lately about the Federal Reserve, better known as the “Fed,” and its chairman Ben Bernanke. You may also already know that the Fed has an influence on interest rates, which in turn influences the economy. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Breakfast Monday: no school. Tuesday, May 29: assorted cereal or funnel cake, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Wednesday, May 30: no classes. More...

MHS To Hold Graduation May 31

A total of 54 students will graduate Thursday, May 31, from McConnellsburg High School. Baccalaureate services will be held Tuesday, May 29, in the high school auditorium. More...

Pomp And Circumstance

When asked to list renowned classical composers, Mozart or Beethoven may come to mind. Many people may not think to mention Edward Elgar. But there’s an excellent chance thousands of people are very familiar with the most famous work by Elgar. More...

McConnellsburg High School

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Southern Fulton High School

Bret Wayne Simmons More...

Harrisonville Independent Holiness School

Matthew Harr More...

Woman Seeks Appeal In 1997 Pa. Girl’s Slaying

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A woman serving life in prison without the possibility of parole in the beating death of a 4-year-old girl 15 years ago is asking a judge to restore her appeal rights so she can seek a new trial. More...

Man Fatally Crushed At Philly-area Newsprint Plant

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – A railroad engineer near Philadelphia has been killed by a roll of newsprint that fell out of a boxcar and crushed him. More...

Spring Tea Held At Fulton House

The museum spring tea of the Fulton County Historical Society was well attended on Saturday, May 12, at the Fulton House. Kathryn Cromer gave an interesting talk on the history of Girl Scouts of America, now celebrating their 100th anniversary. More...

Youth Shoot Winners

Senior Rifle Division More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: closed. Tuesday: roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread, apricots. Wednesday: cubed steaks, baked potato, baby carrots, rye bread, vanilla pudding. More...