February 28, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

SF Handles Regular Agenda Items

NEWS EDITOR Southern Fulton School Board made quick work of its monthly agenda last Tuesday evening, handling personnel issues and building and ground usage. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Madisyn Raelyn Akers celebrated her fifth birthday February 5, 2013. She is the daughter of Kimberly Mellott and Rex Akers Jr. of Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Birth Announced

Brent and Katie Gustaf of Greencastle announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Lee Gustaf, January 6, 2013, at 11:05 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Mary Todd Lincoln Letter Selling For $15,000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a letter that provides a glimpse of the everyday life of President Abraham Lincoln's family at the White House. More...

Applications Now Available For Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) would like residents to know that forms for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for tax year 2012 are now available. More...

Scouts Tour “News” Office

Cub Scouts from McConnellsburg Pack 43 and Hustontown Pack 47 recently took a tour of The Fulton County News office, completing a step toward earning their communications badge. More...

Judge Rejects New Trial, Sentence For Pa. Killer

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A judge says a northwestern Pennsylvania woman who killed boyfriend after she “smelled sex” on him doesn't deserve a new trial or a sentence less than 18 to 40 years in prison. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Lauren M. Bottenfield, Crystal Spring, was named to the fall 2012 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

SF Student To Display Painting At Art Festival

Southern Fulton High School senior Natalie Breakall will have her painting “Tatonka” on exhibit along with artwork by the rest of the students at the 2013 Student Art Festival. More...

Drug Awareness Contest Held

Chambersburg Elks Lodge 600 held its annual, local drug-awareness contest. All third, fourth and fifth graders drew a poster, while the sixth graders wrote an essay. More...

Swarthmore College In Pa. Gets $20M Alumnus Gift

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) – Swarthmore College has received a $20 million gift to increase financial aid and help renovate campus facilities, school officials announced Saturday. More...

Southern Fulton Looking Forward To Energy Savings

Pens energy savings agreement with Reynolds

NEWS EDITOR Looking toward the future, the Southern Fulton School Board and its administration took time last Tuesday to talk about finances, real estate taxes and how they relate to a proposed renovation project at the junior/senior high school. More...

Hann Pleads In Drug Sting

Randy Mills also appears for arraignment

NEWS EDITOR Two Fulton County men arrested last month on the heels of an undercover drug operation in Mc- Connellsburg Borough have waived their right to formal arraignment in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Automatic Spending Cuts Detailed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Obama administration says Pennsylvania” s schools, military, environmental protection, drug treatment and public health are among things that would see reduced funding if automatic cuts to the federal budget take e More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON Breakfast Monday, March 4: assorted cereal or assorted yogurt cups, toast w/spreads, fruit, juice, milk. Tuesday, March 5: assorted cereal or pancakes w/syrup, toast w/spreads, fruit or juice, milk. More...

Engagement

Carl and Jody Skinner of Waterfall are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Haley Dawn Strait, to Adam James Sipes on May 25, 2013. More...

Judge Van Horn Holds Court

Judge Carol L. Van Horn 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, February 19. More...

Two Seeking Spots On Penn State Board Of Trustees

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Two candidates have announced they are seeking spots on Penn State University's board of trustees. More...

Cards Of Thanks

LYNN Our mother’s 12-plus year battle with breast cancer came to an end on February 16, 2013. She passed quietly just after the family left her side. More...

Pa. State Police Troopers Awarded Medal Of Valor

ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Pennsylvania state police troopers who were shot, one fatally, while rescuing a kidnapped boy from his father nearly four years ago received the nation's highest award for first responders on Wednesday. More...

Pa. Parks Brace For Automatic Federal Budget Cuts

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – In Pennsylvania, some of the nation's most famous national parks are bracing for the automatic budget cuts that could soon put a noticeable crimp in their operations. More...

PA Man Shot By Police Died Of One Shot

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say an elderly man shot and killed by police after firing at officers was shot once and died of a gunshot wound to the head. More...

DEEDS RECORDED

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Gloria J. Fetterhoff and Anthony W. More...

Former Director Incited Riot At Reading School

READING, Pa. (AP) – The fired former director of a now-shuttered eastern Pennsylvania school for troubled students was charged Friday with inciting a riot at the school in a bid to get his job back. More...