April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Local & State

Dog Wardens To Canvass Fulton County For Unlicensed Pets

During the week of April 29, dog wardens will canvass homes in all areas of Fulton County. All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. More...

Newman Named “2012 Historian Of The Year”

Election of officers and directors held

STAFF WRITER The Fulton County Historical Society held its annual meeting Saturday evening at Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s banquet hall. More...

Great Cove Golf Club Approves Possible Sale

During a special membership meeting of the Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club Saturday night at the clubhouse, certificate holders voted “to approve the sale of the golf course to a group of investors that includes certificate holders, golfers More...

Historical Society Announces Publication Of New Book

Fulton County Historical Society is pleased to announce publication of the 2013 annual booklet, “19th Century Chest and Chair Makers of Fulton County, Pa.” The society would like thank Glenn Cordell for his research and the writing of thi More...

FCMC Auxiliary Makes $20,000 Donation

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary presented a $20,000 check to the FCMC Foundation April 1. The money will be used for the new Wound Center, which officially opened three days later. More...

Senate Plan Aids Drive To Achieve Solutions For Transportation

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon), majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee, issued the following statement last week on the unveiling of a Senate transportation plan this week: More...

Judge Krom Presides Over Court Session

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, April 16, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Bags Gobbler

Tommy Cullen, 11, shot this gobbler last Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m., while hunting with his father in Licking Creek Township during opening turkey youth day. More...

Library News

End of the year school projects have you stuck inside? Fulton County Library can help. They have some great online resources patrons can use right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: salmon cakes, scalloped potatoes, harvard beets, wheat bread, pineapple. Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, applesauce, juice. More...

Good News Camp Accepting Applications

Good News Camp is accepting camper applications from children having finished kindergarten through and including grade six. Camp activities include Bible lessons, crafts, missions, singing and recreation. The cost is $20 per child for the week. More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, April 29: steak and cheese hoagie, chicken cheese quesadilla on flatbread, refried beans, fresh carrots, flavored applesauce, choice of milk. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BERGSTRESSER The family of Lena Richards Bergstresser, a/k/a “ Granny,” would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful flowers, cards and sympathy shared with our family during the loss of our mother and grandmother. More...

Cowans Gap Park Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: Saturday, May 4: 2 p.m., Spring Beauties Walk – April showers bri More...

FFA Holds Tractor Driving Contest

McConnellsburg FFA Chapter held their annual safe tractor driving competition last week. More...

Pa. Rail Museum To Build $6.1 Million Roundhouse

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state-owned railroad museum in central Pennsylvania has announced plans to build a $6.1 million roundhouse of the type used to service and repair locomotives during the glory days of rail in America. More...

Philly Bill Would Require Gender-neutral Restrooms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia city council member wants to require new or renovated city-owned buildings to have genderneutral restrooms in addition to men's and women's restrooms. More...

For Pa. Zoo, Scraps From Hershey Hit The Spot

THE PATRIOT-NEWS HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Zoo naturalist Tal Wenrich was still a few yards down the path when the three wolves started trotting toward the fence, led by the black-andbrown colored Dakota. More...

Conservatives Gather For Annual Conference

ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) – Two days of political speeches and workshops are on tap at a hotel outside Harrisburg as conservative activists from across the state attend the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. More...

Pa. Courts To Study Legal Problems Of Older People

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sen. Toomey Defends Expanded Background Checks

ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - An unapologetic GOP U.S. Sen. More...

Pennsylvania Businessman Sentenced For Streetlight Fraud

EASTON, Pa. (AP) – A second man who prosecutors say helped bilk an eastern Pennsylvania town out of more than $800,000 will serve 16 months to five years in prison. More...

Southern Fulton Board Makes Quick Work Of Agenda

NEWS EDITOR The Southern Fulton School Board quickly attended to its monthly agenda last Tuesday evening, touching on a variety of subjects ranging from field trips and resignations to enrollment numbers at the Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical More...

Rocket Raceway MX Under New Ownership

“A dream come true,” is what co-owner Mike Lupey says about purchasing Rocket Raceway. Mike and best friend of 35 years, Bill Donnelly of Dover, Pa., always wondered what it would be like to own a motocross track. More...

Farmers Promote Safe Driving

Rural Roads Safety Week celebrated April 14-20

NEWS EDITOR Johnston Farms, home of Fulton Valley Ag Services owned and operated by Harry and Dee Johnston, played host to a handful of area farmers, media representatives and county officials last Thursday morning as part of a salute to rural road s More...

Chamber Holds Open House

Instead of its monthly membership luncheon, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (FCCC&T) held an open house Wednesday, April 17, at its new location on 101 Lincoln Way West, Suite 102 in McConnellsburg, with more than 50 people attend More...

Judicial Candidate To Visit Here

Jeffrey Evans, candidate for the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, is slated to meet and greet local residents later this month. More...

Celebrates 95th

Floyd Palmer celebrated his 95th birthday at Mic Night April 13 at Warfordsburg Senior Center. Palmer was surprised by the birthday celebration. More...

Three Springs Annual Homecoming May 23-26

The annual Three Springs Firemen and Lions homecoming carnival will be held in Three Springs Thursday, May 23 thru Sunday, May 26. The annual firemen’s parade will begin at 7 p.m., May 23. More...

WWI-era Grenade Removed From Auction

EXPORT, Pa. (AP) – An auctioneer says state police removed a device labeled a World War I-era hand grenade from a western Pennsylvania auction due to safety concerns. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past two weeks: Russell Melvin Shoemaker Jr., 60, McConnellsburg, and Elizabeth Walter Merilic, 63, Fredericksburg, Va. More...

Pa. Firm Opens New Plant To Treat Marcellus Waste

TIOGA, Pa. ( AP) – A Pennsylvania firm has opened a new plant to treat and recycle wastewater generated by Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. In January the trait of integrity was worked on. More...

FCMC Angels Donate To Locks Of Love

Fulton County Medical Center Angels held a cut-a-thon Saturday, April 14, for the Locks of Love organization. The Angels were not only able to donate 206 inches of hair, but also raise $170 for the cause. More...

State Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Instead of its monthly membership luncheon, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (FCCC&T) held an open house Wednesday, April 17, at its new location on 101 Lincoln Way West, Suite 102 in McConnellsburg, with more than 50 people attend More...

Plans Suspended For 120-mile Gas Pipeline In Pa.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – The developers of a planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline in eastern Pennsylvania say the project is being suspended indefinitely. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE April 15 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1386- 1506 lbs., $121 to $122; choice 2-3, 1338-1460 lbs., $118 to $121; select 2-3, 1306-1480 lbs., $112 to $113. More...

Woman Killed In 3-Story Fall From Philly Roof

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a woman died after a three-story fall from the roof of a north Philadelphia row house. Emergency responders were sent to the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Judge Sides With Sons About Jim Thorpe’s Remains

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – The two surviving children of sports great Jim Thorpe won a critical ruling Friday in federal court that could clear the way for his remains to be removed from the Pennsylvania town that bears hi More...

New License Plates Available For Paratroopers, WWII Merchant Mariners

Members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have served with a U.S. Military Airborne Unit or as a World War II Merchant Mariner can now display their service with new license plates available from PennDOT. More...

Bags First Gobbler

Lane Younker, 11, killed his first gobbler on his family’s farm in Dott, Pa. The gobbler weighed about 20 pounds and had a 10-inch beard. More...

PA Governor Helps Plant Trees At Flight 93 Site

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife on Saturday joined volunteers who are planting thousands of trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Seniors Visit Monterey House

On April 9 the ladies at Warfordsburg Senior Center visited the ladies at the Monterey House in Hancock. They enjoyed coconut cake, heavenly hash, coffee, tea and punch. More...

Pols Push To Add Land To Gettysburg Park

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania senators are pushing to incorporate the Lincoln Train Station as part of Gettysburg National Mili- tary Park in central Pennsylvania. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Sen. More...

Bill: Pa. Lawmakers Should Chart Tax-exempt Status

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A bill quietly circulating in the state Legislature would change Pennsylvania's constitution to allow state lawmakers rather than the judicial system to decide what nonprofit entities deserve tax-exempt status. More...