January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Farm Show Results

PA Farm Show results as of January 10 are as follows: Genny Stephens, Crystal Spring: first – Best of Variety Rabbits, Polish-Chocolate; first - Best of Variety Rabbits, Satin. More...

AVTS Students Get Hands-On Experience

Log splitters designed, fabricated by students to be sold

NEWS EDITOR Two months after being handed a list of available materials and a few measurements, welding students from the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School saw their hard work and dedication come to fruition Monday morning. More...

Celebrates 90th

Bill Lane celebrated his 90th birthday, along with family and friends, at a patriotic themed setting at Hustontown Senior Center recently. More...

Perry County Women Wins Gingersnap Contest

Marel Rauh of PerryCountry whipped her way tothe top in the 3rd AnnualGingersnap Cookie Conteston Tuesday, Jan. More...

Court Session Held January 8

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 8. More...

Farm Show Celebrates 461 Years Of Family Farming

Bedford County Bicentennial, Union and Wayne County Century Farms Honored

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized three farm families for working their Pennsylvania farms for generations Wednesday during the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Youths Win Honors At Junior Breeding Sheep Show

Crawford and Bedford County youths picked up Supreme Champion honors during the Junior Sheep Show, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Richard Powell of Rome, Bedford County, exhibited Powell 1219 the Supreme Champion Ram. More...

Scouts Join In Sandy Relief Efforts

Girl Scout Troop 1597 joined in the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. More...

FCMC Cardiologist Speaks At National Convention

Fulton County Medical Center cardiologist Jeffrey S. Mandak, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P, spoke Friday January 11, 2013, at the U.S. Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium presented by Champion in Philadelphia, Pa. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Breakfast Monday, January 21: sausage gravy over biscuits or cereal. Tuesday, January 22: muffin or cereal, juice, milk. Wednesday, January 23: french toast casserole or cereal, juice, milk. More...

Corbett Signs 3 More Death Warrants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants for three more convicted murderers on death row in Pennsylvania, which last executed someone in 1999. More...

Paychecks Interrupted For Home Care Workers

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pa. State Police Unveil Terrorism-Reporting App

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police have released a new smartphone app to help people report suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism. More...

Pennsylvania Farm Show Celebrates PA Preferred Products, Prize Entries

People from across the state and the mid-Atlantic converged on the capital city to experience the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States. More...

Missions Month Held At FCCCS

Fulton County Community Christian School students celebrated Missions Month with a penny war, food and supplies drive, and a cinnamon roll selling contest. More...

FINANCIAL FOCUS

Help Your Children Avoid Student Debt Burden

It’s not so easy being a college kid these days. The job market for recent graduates has been shaky while, at the same time, students are leaving school with more debt than ever before. More...

Livestock Report

GREENCASTLE January 7 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1266- 1654 lbs., $127.50 to $132.50; choice 2-3, 1190-1612 lbs., $122 to $127; select 2-3, 1084- 1516 lbs., $113 to $118. More...

PA Transportation Board Approves PennDOT Proposal

The Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board last week approved a project soliciting private sector proposals to manage and operate Penn- DOT’s 511 system, 511PA, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Roadway Inf More...

FR Band Participates In Concert

Junior high members of Forbes Road School District band travelled to Mercersburg Academy Saturday to participate in the annual Franklin-Fulton County Band concert. More...

Drug Delivery Case Continued

Maryland man accused of selling cocaine here

NEWS EDITOR A criminal case involving the alleged sale of cocaine in southern Fulton County has been continued for a later date. More...

Benefit Account For Tristan Douglas Established At Susquehanna Bank

A benefit account has been set up for Tristan Douglas at Susquehanna Bank. More...

Commissioners Handle Full Schedule

County to meet with fire company, EMS chiefs on communication issues

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to a busy schedule this Tuesday, sitting down with multiple department heads and penning numerous contracts and agreements. More...

NVFCO Acquires New Tanker

1984 Kenworth tanker to be replaced

NEWS EDITOR Members of the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will be celebrating later this month when they put a new piece of equipment into service that will result in enhanced firefighting capabilities. More...

Remembering The Late Paul Shockey

Philanthropist, Engineer, All-Around Good Guy

Quiet, unassuming, dignity – these are the words I use to describe one of the greatest men I have ever had the pleasure to work with in my 44-year career. That soft-spoken, laid-back, brilliant minded, generous man is Paul Shockey. More...

Bedford County Woman Wins First-Ever Fudge Contest

Marian Fields of Bedford County received the firstplace rosette along with $125 and gift bag at the first fudge contest on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: center closed. Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, apple, juice. Wednesday: grilled chicken, tossed salad, cottage cheese, wheat bread, apricots. More...

Sale Of Champions Wraps Up Junior Livestock Exhibits

The annual Sale of Champions kicked off the Junior Livestock Sale with top market animals bringing in $42,400 on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Monday announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. More...

Eichelberger Receives Committee Assignments

State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. received his Senate committee appointments Thursday for the new 2013- 2014 session. For the fourth year, Eichelberger will be chairing the Local Government Committee. More...

Marriage License

Johnny Earl Lewis Jr., 20, Needmore, and Charity Hope Hornbaker, 25, Greencastle, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Attains Dean’s List

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

Food Check-Out Week Feb. 17-23

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the commonwealth’s largest farm organization, with more than 53,000 members. More...

IBA Holds Product Information Meeting

Local dairy farmers were invited to the 2nd Annual IBA Customer Appreciation/Product Information Meeting on Friday, January 11, held at the Cito United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Furniture Store In Pa. Closing

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A family-owned furniture store in northeastern Pennsylvania is closing its doors after more than 100 years in business. More...

Alloway Appointed SRCC Chairman

Sen. Joe Scarnati, president pro tempore of the Senate of Pennsylvania, announced last Thurdsay that Sen. Rich Alloway, 33rd Pa. More...

Families “Stick Together” To Win Sticky Bun Contest At Farm Show

Shelley Pokrivka of Seneca Valleys, York County, topped 34 entries with her Heavenly Sticky Buns and took the blue ribbon at the Sticky Bun Contest on Friday, Jan. 11, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Breezewood VFW Donates To Camp Cadet

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8333 in Breezewood recently made a generous donation to Fulton County Camp Cadet. Accepting the $1,500 donation last week from VFW Post Cmdr. More...

Westmoreland Whippersnapper Wins Grand Champion Junior Market Swine

Tee Pecora of Harrison City, Westmoreland County, worked his way to the top before being awarded Grand Champion Junior Market Swine on Monday, Jan. 7, at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

D.L. Martin Company Recognizes MacDowall

The D.L. Martin Co. has recognized Derrick MacDowall as Employee of the Month for December. MacDowall lives in Needmore and has been with the company for six months. He is a machine operator in the CNC Department. More...