January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Damages Timber Ridge Home

Passing motorists spots blaze

Four fire companies from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland responded to a house fire in Belfast Township last Monday afternoon. More...

Courthouse Pillar-Replacement Project Begins

R.A. Hill Inc. employees began erecting scaffolding last Thursday around the columns of the Fulton County Courthouse to be used as part of demolition and replacement work. More...

Local & State

Commissioners Meet Monday

Discuss many construction-related projects

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with various department heads on Monday and made several appointments to start off the new year. More...

Polar Plunge Draws Large Crowd

Path Valley Outreach’s Polar Plunge on Sunday brought hundreds of onlookers and participants to Cowans Gap Lake. More...

Federal Funds Awarded For Food, Shelter

Fulton County has been chosen to receive $5,000 through the State Set Aside Funds of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 7, 1993 ’93 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, pictures brother Carl Gordon’s wedding party and was taken on August 17, 1968, in the McConnellsburg United Methodis More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Driver Cited In Interstate Crash Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have cited Kathleen B. Kranyak of Wooster, Ohio, with driving a vehicle at unsafe speeds as a result of a two-vehicle accident along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. More...

Two Pa. Teens Cited For Sexting

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Forbes Road 68 Belleville Mennonite 32 More...

Elks Hoop Shoot January 13

Chambersburg Elks Lodge 600 will hold its annual Hoop Shoot on Sunday, January 13, at McConnellsburg Elementary School. More...

Racing Roundup

Another holiday season has passed and now the countdown begins for the 2013 racing season. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, January 14: assorted cereal or blueberry bagel half w/cream cheese, toast with spreads, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday, January 15: assorted cereal or warm apple strudel, toast with spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Cases Of Flu On The Rise Here, Statewide

The last week of 2012 didn’t just mark the end of a year, it marked a widespread warning regarding the flu season. More...

Hears UMC Stormwater Plan

Brief agenda for 2013’s first meeting

At their regular meeting last Wednesday, McConnellsburg Borough Council members met with McConnellsburg United Methodist Church officials to discuss plans for stormwater containment for their new addition to the church. More...

Joblessness Shows Little Change

County now ranks 48 out of 67

Fulton County’s labor force statistics for November showed a negligible change in the unemployment rate, which was up by one-tenth of a percent, while the state jobless rate was down threetenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in October More...

Farm Show Results

Farm Show results as of Sunday, January 6, are as follows: More...

Obituaries

Harry P. Brown Robertsdale, 75

Harry Parker Brown, 75, Robertsdale, Pa., died Thurdsay, December 27, 2012, at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg. He was born in Wood on January 17, 1937, the youngest son of the late Emma Vesta (Winters) and Charles Brown. More...

Helen G. Decker Chambersburg, 84

Helen G. Decker, 84, Chambersburg, died Saturday moring, January 5, 2013, at the Shook Home. Born June 29, 1928, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Della (Coldsmith) Stewart. More...

Frieda H. Mannetti Warfordsburg, 69

Frieda H. Mannetti, 69, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Community General Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa. She was born in Big Cove Tannery, February 26, 1943, the daughter of the late Donald and Alta (Mellott) Crouse. More...

Letters

Is This The Kind Of USA We Want?

To The Editor: Video game, movie and other American “entertainment” violence must be toned down, but our failure to deal with two factors in our 30,000 annual handgun deaths stand out – gun control and mental health. More...

Salvation Army Thanks

To The Editor: For two weeks during the holiday season several volunteers rang the Salvation Army kettle bells for Fulton County at Save-ALot in McConnellsburg. A very big thank-you to all who helped in this worthwhile cause. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Tim McGarvey, 56 on January 13; Zac Dunkle, January 13; Dale Humbert, January 13; Dave Washabaugh, January 15; Helen “Honey” Johnston, January 16; Randy Wible, January 16; Clarence Weimer and Chad Gress, January 16; Sta More...

Hustontown

The year 2012 has gone so we are already settled into 2013. As we start it out take time to realize who carried you through that year. More...

Berkoski ‘Thumbs’ Her Way To The Top in Thumbprint Cookie Contest

Debra Martin Berkoski of Conestoga, Lancaster County, won the Thumbprint Cookie Contest with her cherry thumbprint cookies at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show on Sunday, Jan. 6. More...

Entertainment

Greene County Boy Forces ‘Eclipse’ At Farm Show Junior Market Lamb Show

Hayden Demniak of Carmichaels, Greene County, won Grand Champion Market Lamb, on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show with his 159-pound wether, “Eclipse.” More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: Swiss steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, wax beans, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday: chicken strips, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread, jello. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Rachel Kendall of Mc- Connellsburg, a sophomore nuclear medicine technology major at York College of Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. More...

Family

Pa. Alternative School Faces State Crackdown

READING, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania education officials are threatening to revoke approval from a school for troubled students because they said it did not provide required academic and counseling programs and failed to tamp down violence. More...

FR FBLA Attend Regional Conference

Members of the Forbes Road Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the annual regional leadership conference December 10 at Central Penn College. The following students were place winners from the competition: More...

Woman Trying To Save Dog Rescued From Pa. Pond

READING, Pa. (AP) – Firefighters have rescued a woman who fell through the ice while trying to pull one of her dogs from a frozen pond in eastern Pennsylvania. More...