January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Local & State

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

County ranked 50 out of 67 in November

STAFF WRITER Preliminary unemployment data for November released last week showed the same pattern of unemployment figures as unemployment figures for the month remained unchanged from October’s figures. More...

Farm Show Scholarships Announced

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation presented 25 students with $3,500 scholarships on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Dickerson Awarded At PA Farm Show

DeAnne Dickerson of McConnellsburg FFA accepts an award for her performance in the national talent contest at the National FFA Convention last November from Agriculture Secretary George Greig during More...

VFW Donation

VFW Post 655 made a donation to the Fulton County Fair in the amount of $2,000. This will enable the fair committee to install a stormwater diversion essential for fair activities. More...

Court Session Held December 31

President Judge Douglas W. Herman of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held on Tuesday, December 31, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Deer Antler And Bear Skull Measuring Session Scheduled

Huntingdon – Pennsylvania Game Commission Southcentral Regional Director Brad Myers announced that a measuring session will be held in Huntingdon, on February 15th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Farm Show

Grindstone’s Gardner Clenches Champion Steer Title

Scott Gardner of Grindstone, Fayette County, took home the Grand Champion Market Steer banner with Baxter, his 1,305-pound middleweight steer, on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Attains Dean’s List

Cresson, Pa. – Justin D. Mellott, Needmore, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2013 at Mount Aloysius College. More...

‘Thumbs’ Up To York County Cookies At Farm Show

Mother and daughter Shelly and Elizabeth Pokrivka of York, York County, took a bite out of the Thumbprint Cookie Competition Sunday, Jan. 5, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

Senior Center Activities

McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the month of January are as follows: Bingo, 9:30 a.m. - January 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24, 27, 20 and 31. Couch potato exercises: 11 a.m. - January 9 and 30. Olde Town Kitchen for lunch: January 7. More...

Police: Man Removing Deer From Road Struck, Killed

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Police say a man who was removing a deer from a western Pennsylvania road is dead after he was hit by another vehicle. The Westmoreland County coroner’s office says 65- year- old James A. More...

Peffer Joins F&M Trust As Hustontown Office Manager

Bertha Peffer recently joined F&M Trust as the community office manager for the bank’s Hustontown office. Peffer has more than 22 years of banking experience. More...

Pennsylvanians Can Face Health Risks In Bitter Cold

Many areas across Pennsylvania could experience record-setting cold over the next couple of days, and that means residents will be coping with freezing temperatures, biting winds and leftover snow. More...

Pa. Gun Shop Shooting Caught On Video

SALTSBURG, Pa. (AP) – State police say in a criminal complaint that a fatal shooting in a western Pennsylvania gun shop was captured on surveillance video. Troopers from Indiana, Pa. More...

PennDOT Outlines Strategies Ahead Of Possible Storms

With possible winter storms forecast in the days and weeks ahead, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch explained last week that while crews will work around the clock as needed, roads will not be free of ice and snow while precipitation is falling. More...

With Snow Comes Snowplow Damage, Some In Pa. Find

POCONO RECORD STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Winter can be tough, especially on private property, and no one knows that better than Stroud Township resident Pamela Wnuk. More...

Percheron Drafts Take Top Honors At Farm Show

Percheron drafts pranced their way to the top during the draft horse hitch competition on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Exhibitors ranging from youth to adult ages participated in the hitch event. More...

Lawyer Facing Drug Charges Waives Hearing

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia criminal defense attorney charged with selling prescription painkillers to an undercover police detective has waived his preliminary hearing, sending the case to county court. More...

Celebrities Compete In New Rabbit Hopping Competition At Farm Show

Leaping lagomorphs impressed their celebrity handlers and spectators during the Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Competition Sunday, Jan. 5, as part of the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. More...

PennDOT Testing Beet Juice On Icy W. PA Roads

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is experimenting with beet juice as a way to treat icy roads in especially cold weather. More...

Lang Announces 78th District Candidacy

NEWS EDITOR A Bedford County, Pa., veteran has announced his intentions to seek the Republican Party nomination during the May primary election for the 78th District of the state House of Representatives. More...

Locals Place At Farm Show

Local Farm Show results as of Tuesday are as follows: Kimberly Nutwell, Needmore: seventh - mini pony pulling. More...

Borough Tackles Brief Agenda

Sidewalk issue revisited, no action taken

STAFF WRITER Following a reorganizational meeting last Wednesday evening, McConnellsburg Borough Council conducted a brief regular meeting and dealt with a short agenda. More...

Local Relay For Life Kickoff Event Planned

The Fulton County Unit of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is planning its Relay For Life annual kickoff event for Sunday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m. The kickoff will be held in the second floor Pearl Room of Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Josiah Steven Horton, son of Stacy and Josh Horton of Wooster, Ohio, will celebrate his fourth birthday on January 10. More...

Seedling Sales Begin January 6

Landowners can help wildlife by planting trees and shrubs

While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery. More...

Pa. Finds Latest Case Of Deer With Deadly Disease

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it’s detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer for the first time in a year. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jeffrey Martin Deiseroth, 33, McConnellsburg, and Stacey Lee Curley, 30, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey w/gravy, stuffing, winter mix, wheat bread, applesauce, cranberry juice. Tuesday: chili con carne, rice, cornbread, apple, grape juice. More...

Sessions For Liquor Licensees Interested In Tavern Gaming

Meetings will address the new licensing process and procedures

Harrisburg – In an effort to educate retail liquor licensees interested in tavern gaming, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Gaming Control Board, Department of Revenue and State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement will hold a serie More...

Lancaster Co. Woman Wins Farm Show Apple Pie Contest

Second- time winner Dorothy Martin, Conestoga, Lancaster County won the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest on Saturday Jan. 4, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Martin created a caramel apple pie with an intricate leaf crust. More...

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, January 13: chicken and biscuits, side salad, choice of milk, choice of fruit. Tuesday, January 14: hamburger, potato wedges, choice of milk, choice of fruit. More...

Cattlemens Beef Board Appointments Announced

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 41 appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms. More...

Somerset County Wins Grand Champion Market Hog At 2014 Farm Show

Harrisburg – Evan Hillegass, Berlin, Somerset County, received top honors on Monday, Jan. 6, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Graduates

Air Force Airman Jacob M. Dawley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Upside Down Brownie Takes Top Prize At Farm Show

Jenny Huffman of Malvern, Chester County, snagged first place with her chocolate raspberry upside down brownies, winning $250, in the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cookie Brownie Bar Contest at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Holloway Genetics Takes Supreme Bred Gilt At Farm Show

The Supreme Champion Bred Gilt was awarded to a Berkshire, DCHH3 Spike O Lucy 2-9, exhibited by Dave Holloway, Holloway Genetics of Glen Rock, York Co. during the Bred Gilt Show at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Cold Weather Tips For Pets

Despite their fur, more dogs perish in the winter than at any other time of the year. Frostbite, hypothermia and antifreeze poisoning present the biggest winter threats to pets. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE December 30 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1382- 1578 lbs., $133.50 to $137; choice 2-3, 1250-1426 lbs., $129 to $134; select 2-3, 1176- 1514 lbs., $123.50 to $128. More...

York Co. Woman Wins Angel Food Cake Contest

Connie Shuff of York, York County, won first place and received $500 at the Incredible! Egg™ Angel Food Cake Contest on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...

Union County Lamb Wins Grand Champion At Farm Show

Brittani Hook from Lewisburg, Union County’s Crossbred 149-lb. lamb beat out more than 200 other exhibitors for Grand Champion Market Lamb on Sunday, Jan. 5, at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. More...