December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Library Erects Tree Of Giving

Library officials hope donations will offset projected 2013 budget shortfall

NEWS EDITOR Draped with colorful lights and silver tinsel, the fourth annual “Tree of Giving” has proved to be a popular avenue for local residents and patrons to donate a little or a lot to the Fulton County Library that is expected to s More...

Local & State

Better Days Open For Christmas

Shoppers gathered early for the Christmas open house at Better Days Animal League’s Thrift Store on Lincoln Way West in McConnellsburg. More...

Tree Of Love Ceremony Dec. 9

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary is getting ready to hang angels on the Tree of Love for this year’s ceremony, Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the main lobby. More...

Boynton Honored For Federal Service

Gen. Ray Johns, commander Air Mobility Command, recently recognized Sharon Boynton for 40 years of federal service. Along with an official certificate, Gen. More...

Letters

Farming And The Fiscal Cliff

To The Editor: Pennsylvania farmers could face a troubling future if several crucial issues related to the “Fiscal Cliff” are not resolved by Congress before the end of the year. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Opal Welsh Raker, 91 on December 9; John Washabaugh, December 7; Kimmy Harris, 13 on December 8; Kim Keaton, December 3; Bob Vores, December 8; Norma Vores, More...

Hustontown

The weather was great for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with those good foods. A lot of folks really look forward to going home for that special day. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Gary Mitchell, Kylynne Fraker, Alexis Steightiff, Valerie Mitchell, Judy Anderson, Jim Grissinger, Arlie Knepper, Tara Cromwell, Dave Booher, Stacey Senft, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Jo Shoop, Betty Collins, Devin H More...

Entertainment

Trojans Win Alumni & Friends Dodgeball Tourney

On Saturday, November 24, McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association sponsored a dodge ball tournament to raise money for the museums. A total of $456 was made during this five-team challenge. More...

Police Investigating Western Pa. Church Theft

SOMERSET , Pa. (AP) – State police in western Pennsylvania are searching for suspects who they say took more than $2,000 worth of various items from a local church. More...

Takes First Bear

Jeff Black of Hustontown killed his first bear November 17 while hunting on the Black family farm in Taylor Township near Waterfall. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

HOLLENSHEAD/ DESHONG We would like to take this oportunity to say thankyou to all of those who took the time to donate items to us so that we could deliver them to the rescue shelters and Red Cross of Hoboken, N.J. More...

Celebrates Second

Kiptyn Chadd Stepanik celebrated his second birthday on August 31, 2012. He is the son of Chad and Crystal Stepanik, Big Cove Tannery. Kiptyn celebrated his birthday with a barnyardthemed party. More...

CF To Hold Christmas Concert

Central Fulton School District is proud to announce its annual Christmas choral concert on Tuesday night, December 11. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., in McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...

1.2 Mill Increase, County Budget To Be Adopted

On display for public review

The proposed general operating budget for Fulton County was put on public display last week and will remain available for public inspection until its formal adoption later this month. More...

Eichelberger Meets With Residents

STAFF WRITER Sen. John Eichelberger (R-30) held a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening and although attendance was low, there were no shortage of questions asked of the legislator. More...

County Jobless Rate Down .4%

County now ranks 46 out of 67

STAFF WRITER Fulton County’s labor force statistics for October showed unemployment down by .4 of a percent, with the state jobless rate also decreasing, but only by one-tenth of a percent. More...

Obituaries

Walter E. McKinley Needmore, 89

Walter E. “Bud” McKinley, 89, Needmore, Pa., and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Monday, December 3, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Everett, October 24, 1923, the son of the late Verona (Clark) Golden. More...

Herman C. Heath Broad Top, 76

Herman C. Heath, 76, Broad Top, died at his home Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was born in Broad Top, Pa., July 17, 1936, a son of the late Roberta (Taylor) and Charles Heath. He was united in marriage to Edna (McCue) Heath on June 30, 1956. More...

Gordon M. Moser Mount Union, 58

Gordon Michael “Mike” Moser, 58, Mount Union, died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at his residence. Born January 21, 1954, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Peter B. and Valeria (Heath) Moser. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 3, 1992 ’92 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Theft Reported At McDonald’s Delamore Enterprises reported a theft from the Mc- Donald’s restaurant in Mc- Connellsburg on Wednesday, November 28, at 11:30 p.m. A total of $140 in cash was taken during the theft. More...

Sports

Bard Bags Buck

Mason Bard, 16, of Warfordsburg, bagged this buck the first day of the season. The trophy buck measured 13 points with a spread of 18 inches. More...

Cullen Bags 7-Point

Tommy Cullen, 11, shot this 7-point buck with a .280 Remington mountain rifle at 7:30 a.m while hunting with his father in the Hustontown area the first day of whitetail season. More...

Bags Big Buck

Levi Truax, 12, son of Lee and Suzette Truax of Hustontown, killed this 9-point buck while hunting with his father on Sideling Hill Mountain. More...

Family

Cancer Center At Walter Reed Named For Murtha

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) – A cancer treatment program based at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. is being named for the late Democrat U. S. Rep. More...

Gammi Pi Makes Donation To WIN

During National Domestic Violence Month in October, Preceptor Gammi Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority asked the Fulton County community to help its victims of abuse by making donations to Women In Need (WIN). More...

Police Not Done In 3-Decade Carnival Death Case

UNIONTOWN HERALD-STANDARD UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Charles “Mississippi” Johnson was a 28-year-old carnival hand from Florida when he rolled into Fayette County with his troupe of workers in the summer of 1981. More...