November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Local & State

Elk Graze Among The Pumpkins

Farm-raised elk on the Lyle Mellott farm along the Sipes Mill Road graze among the pumpkins in this mid-autumn scene. More...

PA Starts Signing Up Medical Marijuana Patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvanians moved a giant step closer Wednesday to being able to get marijuana to help treat medical conditions, as the state announced the launch of its patient and caregiver registry. More...

Veterans Day Observance November 11

11 a.m at courthouse Sat.

Michael C. Haney, member of the 102nd Class of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa., will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at the county courthouse in McConnellsburg.  More...

2017 Victory Garden Yields Healthy Food, Fun

It was another bountiful year for the Fulton County Victory Garden Program, whose participating gardeners reaped colorful weekly harvests of healthy vegetables once the garden began producing.  More...

Storms Rip Through PA

ERIE, Pa. More...

Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Halt Redistricting Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. More...

Sign-ups Top 1,000 On Medical Marijuana Program First Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

PA Cities Weigh Whether To Allow New Mini-casinos

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania days-old law expanding its casino industry has set off debates in cities and towns around the state about whether to try to lure one of the 10 new mini-casinos created by the law, or ban them. More...

Boy Struck By Hunter’s Stray Bullet

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was struck by a hunter– stray bullet as a newborn and struggled with health issues afterward has died.  More...

Contested Land Owned By Nuns Prioritized For Pipeline Laying

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) – Despite disruptions and multiple arrests, a gas pipeline project is going forward with construction through a cornfield owned by an order of Pennsylvania nuns.  More...

Pickup Hits Bear, Concrete Median; Driver Has Minor Injuries

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Raffle Winner

Hustontown Senior Center’s fall lottery wreath raffle winner was Tim McGowan, pictured above. He won $100 on the scratch-off tickets and donated the winnings back to the club. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at McConnellsburg senior center for November are as follows:  November 13: quickie bingo at 9:30 a.m.; music by Larry at 10:30 a.m.; Open Mic at 4 p.m.  November 14: nutrition class at 10 a.m.; in-house meal at noon (spaghetti di More...

SF Students Enjoy Health Career Awareness Day

As part of the OTDA grant received this year, Southern Fulton High School held a Health Career Awareness Day November 1 for approximately 300 students in grades 7-12. More...

American Legion Auxiliary News

The American Legion Auxiliary along with the Sons of American Legion held a fundraiser during Fall Folk Festival weekend. It was the first annual soup, sandwich and bake sale. The proceeds from the event will go toward veterans programs.  More...

Hershey’s Gold: Candy Co. Offers First New Bar Since 1995

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The first new candy bar to carry the Hershey’s name in more than two decades is set to hit shelves next month. More...

DNA Used To Make Images To Help Solve 1992 Murder Of Teacher

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A prosecutor says he hopes images of a possible suspect created with the aid of a DNA profile will help solve the 1992 slaying of a Pennsylvania elementary school teacher.  More...

Wolf To Let Schools Bill Become Law, Despite Reservations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. More...

SF Honor Roll

First Marking Period Distinguished Honor Roll Grade four: Adyson Burkett, Vivian Cline, Katie Ebersole, Carter Elbin, Colton Mellott, Joseph Moorman, Jyllian Strait. More...

Cover Crop Signage

If you have traveled throughout our county in the past few weeks, you might have noticed one of these signs that says: “Cover Crops ... More...

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree To Come From PA

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Paisley Bringing Award-Winning Talents To FCMC’s Annual Mid-Winter Event Jan. 20

Benefits Foundation’s scholarship program

The third annual Bluegrass and BBQ on Sat., Jan. 20, promises to be a toe-tapping event for Fulton County Medical Center Foundation’s scholarship fundraiser. More...

Fulton County Welcomes Nonprofit New Beginnings

Offers drug/alcohol rehabilitation

Christina Burns is a lot of things: a single mother, a recovered addict, counselor, published author of “A Journey Called Life,” and most of all, a survivor. More...

Mental Health Association Hosts Nine Types Of Depression Seminar

Whether you’re a sufferer of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), bipolar disorder, or depression, there is help here in Fulton County.  Fulton County’s Mental Health Association hosts two meetings per month on various types of mental More...

Marathon Held On Old PA Pike Trail

Draws 320 runners

Last weekend 320 runners came from all over the Northeast to participate in ‘The End of the Road’ marathon and half marathon.  More...

Fulton County Jobless Rate Continues To Fall

Last Tuesday the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released the latest job rates, showing a record low jobless rate of 4.9 percent in Fulton County; a 0.2 percent drop since September.  Fulton County ranked 24th in a tie with Blair, More...

Foundation Awards Everett Cash Mutual Scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Educational Foundation has announced the awarding of Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Group scholarships to two Allegany College of Maryland students for study at the Bedford County Campus in the fall 2017 semester.  More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  October 30  More...

Questions Raised About Absentee Votes At Nursing Home

DARBY, Pa. (AP) – Officials are investigating a Pennsylvania nursing home where it is alleged a number of votes were cast fraudulently through the elderly residents.  More...

Thief Steals Cash Meant For Kids’ Christmas Presents

BELLE VERNON, Pa. More...

Wolf Criticizes GOP Targeting State, Local Tax Deductions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf criticized a Republican tax-cutting package in Congress, saying Tuesday that it would amount to a tax increase on middle- class Pennsylvanians by ending a state and local tax deduction. More...

Deer Carcass Believed To Blame In Bus-SUV Crash

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say they believe a sport utility vehicle driver swerved due to a deer carcass before crashing into a bus carrying a Pennsylvania high school football team, killing herself and injuring three other people. More...

Boys, Aged 10 And 17, Charged With Illegal Deer Hunting

BEAVER, Pa. More...

Library Corner

Readers, please note these important dates in November: Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25. More...

Senior Center Activities

Activities at Hustontown senior center for November are as follows:  November 13: nutrition class at 10 a.m.; America- Health presentation at 11 a.m.  November 14: Pastor Elliott at 11 a.m.  November 15: Veterans Affairs from 8 a.m. More...

Driver’s License Centers Closed For Veterans Day

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that its full-service center in Harrisburg and all driver license and photo centers, except for its Pittsburgh State Office location, will be closed Saturday, No More...

PA Collects First $1 Million Under New Gambling Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Cash is already rolling into Pennsylvania’s coffers as a result of a sprawling, two-day-old gambling expansion law. More...

SF Class Holds Reunion

Southern Fulton Class of 1954 held a reunion at the Park-N-Dine Restaurant October 5. More...

CIA Dog’s Replacement Was Trained In State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

FR Students Of The Month

Forbes Road Elementary Students of the Month for October are pictured above. More...

Stolen Rockwell Painting Fetches More Than $900K At Auction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Norman Rockwell painting recently returned to a family after it was stolen from their New Jersey home has sold for over $900,000 at auction.  The 1919 painting is known as “Taking a Break'' and “Lazybones, More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch meeting for the week is as follows:  Monday: chicken alfredo, penne pasta w/sauce, Italian green beans, garlic breadstick, fresh seasonal fruit.  Tuesday: call for meal.  Wednesday: sliced turkey with More...