January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Weather Ices Roads

Advisory was in effect here

NEWS EDITOR  A winter weather advisory issued Monday rang true when motorists took to the roadways for their morning commute only to be greeted by reduced visibility and icy patches.  More...

Local & State

Changing Family Dynamic May Bring Tax Relief

ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of the sandwich generation – caught between supporting elderly parents whose assets are nearly exhausted and adult children without jobs – might find some relief come tax time.  More...

County Gets Retirement Fund Update

Pledges $5,000 toward Pike 2 Bike project

NEWS EDITOR  The Fulton County commissioners dealt with a varied agenda of topics on Tuesday, hearing about the status of the county’s pension fund, the availability of funding to digitize court records and the status of an economic analys More...

Jury Commissioners Want Placed On All Primary Ballots

Some counties abolished office before Supreme Court ruling

The Pennsylvania Association of Jury Commissioners filed a request with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week asking the commonwealth’s highest court to order counties to place the office of jury commissioner on this year’s primary bal More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of January 28, 1993  ’93   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ada Gress, February 5; Shirley Truax, a long-term-care resident in Fulton County  More...

Hustontown

As we started the week we were still having some winter weather that included icy roads.  A nice crowd attended the celebration for the Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday evening by having a covered dish meal, followed with a program b More...

Lincoln Highway Mini-Grant Opportunity

Nonprofit organizations, municipalities and friends groups of state parks and forestry divisions along the Lincoln Highway who have small projects that are recreational, natural or cultural in scope are invited to secure a mini-grant application from More...

Entertainment

Senior Center Holds Mic Night

On January 12, the Wafordsburg Senior Center hosted a special Mic Night for Bob Burton, a member of the Silver Creek Band who has cancer. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION   River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Ayr Solar Project Dead

Element Power cites “depressed market”

STAFF WRITER  Citing a “continuing depressed solar energy market,” Element Power announced this week that it would pull the plug on a solar energy panel project it had announced for Ayr Township in July 2011.  More...

2 Women Die In Accident

Jeep, tractor-trailer collide, killing sisters

NEWS EDITOR  Two Fulton County women suffered fatal injuries Monday morning when their vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County.  More...

First Friday Lunches Popular

Next outreach meal this Friday at McConnellsburg Methodist Church

NEWS EDITOR  Friday marks the nine-month anniversary of an outreach meal designed not only to feed those in need but to provide financial assistance to the community.  More...

Couple Loses Home In Blaze

American Red Cross renders aid

An elderly couple received services from the American Red Cross after being displaced by a fire that ravaged their home late Thursday morning.  More...

Obituaries

Gerald L. Culler McConnellsburg, 83

Gerald Lee “Joe” Culler, 83, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center.  He was born September 7, 1929, in Webster Mills, Pa., the son of the late John and Lelia (Comerer) Culler.  More...

Gladys V. Sigel Warfordsburg, 92

Gladys Virginia Sigel, 92, Warfordsburg, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at her home.  Born, December 24, 1920, in Piney Plains, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Henry Harrison and Viola Evelyn Barnes Price and the widow of Reed Al More...

Harold L. Overcash Mercersburg, 81

Harold L. Overcash, 81, Mercersburg, died Saturday January 26, 2013, at the VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.  Born November 1, 1931, at Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Arthur L. and Anna C. More...

Letters

Community’s Help Requested For Couple Displaced By House Fire

To The Editor:  My name is Kevin Benner, and I am next-door neighbor to Leon and Mary Fisher who lost their home and all their belongings on Thursday. I received a call from Bernie Kipp telling me about the fire. More...

Kudos To Smith Letter Writer

To The Editor:  Kudos to you, Mr. Smith! I am convinced your assessment of the Politis “peace” rant of a few weeks ago was right on target.  Very interesting insight and reflection on the content of that letter. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Woman Cited For Public Drunkenness   A 34-year- old McConnellsburg woman has been cited for public drunkenness during an early morning fall in McConnellsburg Borough.  More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball   Southern Fulton 65  Everett 30  More...

Racing Roundup

Several more speedways have released their 2013 racing schedules, including Hesston, Port Royal and Selinsgrove.  More...

Lengthy Election Process Opens For PSU Trustees

ASSOCIATED PRESS  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The latest election for Penn State trustee members may serve as another barometer of how well the university is recovering from scandal in the minds of alumni.  More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jason and Julie Gordon would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Gillian Elizabeth, born November 29, 2012. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21-3/4 inches long. More...

Cards Of Thanks

The family of Raymond Martz would like to thank all of those who joined with us in the celebration of his life. The presence of so many friends and family was a joy and a comfort to all of us. More...

PARADE OF LITTLE PEOPLE

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