October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

CF Acts On Transportation Matters

Parent alleges bus driver is talking on phone

NEWS EDITOR The Central Fulton School Board tended to several transportation issues last Tuesday that included hearing from a concerned mother regarding her children’s bus driver talking on a cellphone while driving. More...

Seniors Make Video For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For their senior project, Southern Fulton High School students Megan Williams and Mariah and Harley Mellott helped Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) make its second “Pink Glove” dance video to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness More...

VFW Donates To Fulton County Food Basket

VFW Post 655 representatives George Cutchall and Jim Smith recently presented a donation of $1,000 to Susan Cubbage, manager, and Sherri Lynn, intake/case manager, of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

4-H Members Advance To State Competition

Eight members of Fulton County 4-H Horse and Pony Club will compete in the 2012 State 4-H Horse Show, October 26-28 in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. More...

Millions To Participate In Earthquake Drill

On October 18, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. EDT, more than 1 million people across five states and the District of Columbia are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Great SouthEast ShakeOut. More...

School Lunch Menus

SOUTHERN FULTON Elementary Lunch Monday, October 22: chicken mashed potato bowl with whole grain roll or crispy chicken salad, mashed potatoes and corn, choice of fruit, choice of milk. More...

Financial Focus

Time to Observe “Save For Retirement Week”

October 21 through 27 is National Save for Retirement Week, established by Congress to remind Americans of the importance of – you guessed it – saving for retirement. More...

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “Delusion in Death” by J.D. Robb (large print), “Peaches for Father Francis” by Joanne Harris (large print), “A Casual Vacancy” by J.K. More...

Movie Premiere In Mercersburg

The Fendrick Library and Star Theater in Mercersburg proudly present the premiere of “The Witches of Oz” Sunday, October 21. There will be two showings, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE October 8 Slaughter Steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1264- 1500 lbs., $122 to $124; choice 2-3, 1296-1516 lbs., $116 to $120; select 2-3, 1102-1434 lbs., $107 to $112. More...

Man Dies After Being Pinned By Backhoe In Pa.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – A man has died after getting pinned beneath a backhoe at an equipment lot in eastern Pennsylvania. The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. Friday at a private lot in Bethlehem. More...

John Deere Green Antique Display

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

Benefits Of Laughter

Laughing and telling jokes with friends is not just fun, it is good for your brain health. More...

Tickle Your Fancy Celebrates First Anniversary

Chamber of Commerce members and friends of Tickle Your Fancy mark the tea and collectible’s shop first anniversay at a ribbon-cutting last Tuesday. More...

University of Pitt Raises More Than $2 Billion Over 12 Years

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The University of Pittsburgh says it has topped its $2 billion fundraising goal. More...

Cleaner Took Franklin Bust Out Of Anger

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) – A cleaning woman told investigators she stole a $3 million bust of Benjamin Franklin from a suburban Philadelphia home because she had been fired and was angry at her boss. More...

GSR Tractor And Engine Show Brings Back The Past

In October 2011 Grease, Steam and Rust Association brought back many of the original events and activities to its annual show. More...

Pa. Confirms First Case Of Fatal Deer Disease

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Republicans Gather For Annual Fall Dinner

Attorney general candidate is keynote speaker

NEWS EDITOR Nearly 100 Republicans flooded the Hustontown Firehall Friday night to hear from their party’s state candidate for attorney general as well as other candidates on the November 6 ballot. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

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

Smith Named Commended Student

Todd Beatty, principal at McConnellsburg High School, announced that Andrew Smith, Big Cove Tannery, has been named a commended student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. More...

Cards Of Thanks

LYNCH The family of Betty “Joe” Lynch would like to thank the community for their support in the Marianna hoagie/pizza fundraiser. More...

PA Exhibit Features Wonders Of World’s Fairs

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like an early version of the Internet, the World's Fair brought ideas from all over the globe to one place. More...

Free Water Testing Available To Dairy Producers

Penn State Extension has over 200 livestock drinking water tests available that will be given to Pennsylvania dairy producers, as part of an extension educational program that in part encourages livestock producers to regularly test their water suppl More...

McCbg. FFA Prepares For Folk Festival

McConnellsburg FFA is busily getting ready for this year’s Fulton Fall Folk Festival. More...

Pilot, Co-pilot Walk Away From Plane Crash

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A small airplane crashed into an eastern Pennsylvania cornfield shortly after takeoff, but authorities say the two men aboard were not seriously injured. 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 public programs: Thursday, October 25, 2 p.m.: Edible Plants – Meet at the nature More...

Special Olympics To Raffle Off Quilt During Fall Folk Festival

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County will raffle off a handmade quilt this coming Sunday during the Fulton Fall Falk Festival. More...

67 Years Later,Veteran Gets Medals

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) – An 86-year-old military veteran from suburban Philadelphia has belatedly received several medals earned for his service in World War II. More...

FBI In Philly Reports Theft Of New $100 Notes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The FBI is reporting an unusual heist of some newly designed $100 bills that aren't going into circulation until next year. Agent Frank Burton Jr. More...

Deeds

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deed indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: George Matthew Sigel and Heather L. Sigel to Mahlon E. More...

Designs Prosthetic Climbing Foot

Mandy Ott, a woman with local ties, and her fiance, C.J. Howard, of northern California, were recently written about in Forbes magazine as the designers of a new prosthetic foot for rock climbing. More...