October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Chamber Announces Fall Festival Activities

Duffey, Daniels named parade marshals

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival is here next weekend, Oct. 19, 20 and 21. Activities begin for the Fulton County Quilt Club with exhibit drop- off on Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p. m. and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. More...

Southern Fulton Selects Barnhart As New Board Member

NEWS EDITOR The poole started with five and following a series of questions and lobbying by current Southern Fulton board members for their favorite candidate, there was only one standing. More...

Forbes Road Board Handles Short Agenda

Approves 12-13 salaries

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District was able to get through the entire board agenda in a little over half an hour at its regular board meeting last Monday evening. More...

Prize Winners Announced At Sportsman’s Health Fair

Following is a list of winners at Fulton County Medical Center’s annual Healthy Sportsman’s Health Fair: Gift certificate: Dixie Deshong. More...

Court Session Held October 2

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 2. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: barbecue chicken breast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, cookies, juice. Tuesday: potato crusted fish, cheese, O’Brien potatoes, baked beans, bun, jello. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its Character Education program this year. It is believed that character counts so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...

7th Annual John Deere Green Antique Display

Fulton County’s Fall Folk Fest is coming soon. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, October 15: chicken fajita on soft tortilla or crispy chicken salad, corn, fresh green pepper strips, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

Sinclair Cattle Ranked First In Angus Registrations

Sinclair Cattle Co., Warfordsburg, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Pennsylvania having recorded 822 head of Angus with the American Angus Association ® during fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. More...

MHS Class Of 1972 Holds Reunion

MHS Class of 1972 held its 40th reunion at Ryan’s Steakhouse on October 6. More...

Newborn Baby Boy Shares Birthday With Dad, Grandpa

ASSOCIATED PRESS SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – The odds were slim. To be fair, slim is a bit optimistic. There was a 0.000751 percent chance. More...

C&O Canal National Historical Park To Host Big Slackwater Ribbon-Cutting

At 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completed restoration of the C& O Canal towpath area known as Big Slackwater. More...

FCMC Cardiovascular Program Now Certified

Fulton County Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular/ pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MCVPR). More...

Celebrate Birthdays

Mylee and Maycee Seville of Harrisonville celebrated their birthdays together with a “Max and Ruby” birthday party. Mylee turned 4 years old October 3, 2012, and Maycee turned 2 years old on September 13, 2012. More...

Celebrates First

Andrew Henry Buterbaugh, son of Steven and Jennifer Buterbaugh of Carlisle, will celebrate his first birthday on October 12, 2012. Helping Andrew celebrate his birthday is his big sister, Madelyn, who will be 3 years old on December 1. More...

Seniors Hold Social

The seniors at Warfordsburg Senior Center enjoyed a wonderful evening at its Western-themed social. More...

Friends Of Tonoloway Hold Annual Fall Service

The Sharon Singers, a choir of students from Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, Harrisonville, perform a selection of a cappella chorale music during Sunday’s service at Tonoloway Primitive Bapt More...

Residents: Prepare For Cooler Weather

NEWS EDITOR With residents already experiencing spells of chilly autumn weather, residents are not only reminded to begin making preparations for the use of residential heaters ranging from furnaces and wood stoves to electric space heaters but to ta More...

Friction Brake Inventor’s Gravesite To Be Recognized

George Diven, a farmer and wagoner who lived in what is now Fulton County, was the earliest inventor of the friction brake for Conestoga wagons. More...

Commissioners Handle Routine Agenda

The Fulton County commissioners tackled a routine agenda last Tuesday morning, giving a nod of approval to several applications for payment and change orders. More...

Sportsmen Prepare For New Hunting Season

As the leaves start to turn and the air turns cooler, many outdoor enthusiasts realize hunting season is upon them and began to prepare for it. More...

Celebrates Third

Cole Owen Parker Fletcher celebrated his third birthday on September 25. He is the son of Brandon and Tracey Fletcher of Harrisonville. More...

Grove, Rasp Win 4-Cylinder Shootout At Path Valley

Each year Path Valley Speedway hosts the 4-Cylinder Shootout for Mini Stocks and 4- Cylinder Thunder Cars. This year the speedway combined that race with the traditional season closer, the Strictly Stock Showdown. More...

Fulton County Hosts Youth Football Games

On a seasonally cool first Saturday evening of October, the Fulton County Cowboys youth football teams played host to the Mount Union Vikings at Mc- Connellsburg High School. More...

Quilt Raffle for Better Days Animal League

Little critters scamper among then twisting vines and colorful pumpkins of Laura Gough’s creation. More...

Engagement

Charles and Teresa Leese, Needmore, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie, to Jacob Harrison, son of Pete and Detsie Harrison, Chambersburg. More...

Financial Solutions

Don’t Overlook Financial Risks In Retirement

When you retire, you may well have accomplished some important financial goals, such as sending your children through college and paying off your mortgage. More...

Livestock Market Report

GREENCASTLE October 1 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1294- 1538 lbs., $121.50 to $125; choice 2-3, 1398-1500 lbs., $117 to $120.50; select 2-3, 1036-1452 lbs., $107.50 to $114. More...

Sandusky’s Wife Getting $50,000 In Bail Returned

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Celebrates Second

Karson Andrew Sweger turned 2 years old on October 6, 2012. He is the son of Jeff and Brittney Sweger of Clearville, Pa., and the brother of Bryleigh, who will be 4 in November. More...

House Passes Hess Lyme Disease Legislation

A multi-year effort to pass legislation designed to raise awareness of and better treat Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses took another step forward with House passage of House Bill 272, said author Rep. More...

Deeds

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: Farmers & Merchants Trust Co., Chambersburg, to Jeffrey L. More...

Hendricks Wins Research Grant

Leads team of scientists at NIST

McConnellsburg High School graduate Jay Hendricks wants to find better ways to make accurate measurements. More...

Special Objects From 1781 Yorktown Battle On Display

Museum showcases rare battle map and flag fragments on the anniversary of Yorktown Battle

George Washington’s estate, Mount Vernon, displays the Yorktown, Va., battle map on the anniversary of the American victory over the British, October 19, 1781. On loan from Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. More...

Gov. Corbett Delays Medicaid Co-pays For Autistic Kids

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Corbett administration is postponing a plan to require thousands of families that get Medicaid coverage for children with autism and other disabilities to help pay the bills. More...