January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Local & State

Historical Society Winter Meeting To Include Speaker

Fulton County Historical Society’s winter meeting will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019. This year’s meeting will have a different format and location. More...

Judy Ward Sworn In To Begin Serving Local Communities In PA Senate

HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) officially took the oath of office last Wednesday to begin serving her first term representing residents of Blair, Huntingdon, Franklin, Fulton and Cumberland counties in the Pennsylvania Senate. More...

Fulton Co. Fair Exhibitor Takes Home First Place In Farm Show Chocolate Cake Contest

Tracy Deneen of Fulton County took home first place and a $500 prize in the PA Preferred ® Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest on Saturday, Jan. 5, during the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.  More...

Thrift Store Raises Money For Service Dog Organization

Collects $1,069 for Paws for Purple Hearts

Local thrift store and cat shelter Paws For Hope is known for helping animals in need. More...

FCMC Opens Lab Services In Southern Huntingdon Co.

Fulton County Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of laboratory services in Huntingdon County.  Laboratory services were opened January 3, 2019, in the Southern Huntingdon Medical Center located at 626 Water Street, Orbisonia.  More...

Parents Sue Over District’s Policy To Arm Teachers At School

TAMAQUA, Pa. More...

Homeless Pair Plead Guilty In Good Samaritan Meth Case

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Snowboarder Dies From Injuries Suffered In Fall

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A snowboarder who suffered a head injury last week at a Pennsylvania resort has died.  Matthew Camacho-Cook was injured on Dec. More...

Certificates Awarded To Career Development Students

Employment & Training, Inc. More...

Sorority News

Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has had a busy fall. In August the Beginning Day activity was a progressive dinner for members and their guests. Appetizers and the main course were hosted at Gail and Tim Potter’s home. More...

DAR College Scholarship Applications Information

The Franklin County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards three $1,000 college scholarships to any senior boy or girl from Franklin or Fulton counties high schools. No special majors are required. More...

Sorority News

Xi Eta Lambda, Mc- Connellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, had a busy fall.  The sorority started by celebrating Beginning Day with dinner and shopping. More...

Why Community Service Matters On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(SPM Wire) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be commemorated on January 21. More...

Annual, Biological Rhythms Govern Milk Production In Dairy Cows

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. More...

Penn State Moves To Trademark The Happy Valley Nickname

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – It’s sometimes called State College and sometimes University Park, but Penn State wants to ensure it holds the trademark when it’s called Happy Valley.  More...

Franklin County’s Wagner Takes Two Titles in Mini Horse Pull At Farm Show

Harrisburg, PA – Though they may be small, 14 teams of miniature horses proved their might in the Mini Horse Pulling Contest today at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.  The competition was split into three divisions based on the height of More...

MES Character Counts Students Recognized

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its Character Education program this year. It is believed that character counts so every month a different character trait is promoted. The December trait was honesty.  More...

Wolf’s Inaugural To Feature Music By The Roots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is turning to a band with roots in Philadelphia to perform at his second inauguration later this month.  More...

Barkley Wins Market Lamb Showmanship

Harrisburg, PA – Heidi Barkley, Manns Choice, Bedford Co. claimed top honors in the Market Lamb Showmanship contest. Emily Overs of DeGraff, Ohio, judged the competition.  More...

I-70 Rest Area At Crystal Spring To Be Temporarily Closed

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that the I-70 rest area at Crystal Spring will be temporarily closed for approximately two months beginning on Monday, January 7, while building upg More...

Judy Ward Selected To Chair Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee

HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) was appointed this week to serve as chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.  More...

PA Turnpike Reminds Travelers Of 2019 Toll Increase

HARRISBURG, PA – The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) reminded customers that, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 6, tolls reflected a 6-percent increase for cash, E-ZPass and PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE users. More...

Kendall To Run For Commissioner

Rebecca D. Kendall has announced that she will seek the Republican nomination for Fulton County commissioner on the Republican ticket in May 2019.  More...

Topper Takes Oath

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) was sworn in January 1 to serve his third full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  More...

Rep. John Joyce Makes Swearing-in Statement

“I am humbled and honored to serve the hardworking people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District in the 116th Congress,” said Congressman Joyce. More...

PA Drillers On Hook For Impact Fees After Ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Natural gas companies are expected to be on the hook for millions of dollars in unpaid state “impact fees’’ after a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  More...

County companies respond to 221 calls

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. 55 (NVFC) responded to 20 fire calls and 40 emergency medical service (EMS) calls during December, an average of 1.9 calls a day.  More...

Dairy Of Distinction Applications Due April 15

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  More...

Farm Bureau Welcomes Farm Show Visitors To Exhibit Area

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) puts the spotlight on educating children about agriculture and family-friendly activities in its exhibit area at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs from January 5-12 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. More...

Mercersburg Chorus Accepting New Singers

The Mercersburg Area Community Chorus is accepting new singers for its annual spring concert, featuring the Verdi Requiem. Rehearsals are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning January 22, at James Buchanan Middle School in Mercersburg. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: bratwurst w/kraut topping, creamed potatoes and peas, hot dog roll, mustard packet, applesauce.  Tuesday: creamy chicken divan over white rice, tossed salad with t More...

Library Corner

The play-reading group meets each month to read plays out loud. There is a cold table read of a play you have always wanted to see, one loved for years, or one never even heard of. More...

FCMC Provides Stop The Bleed Training To School Districts

David Zula, middle school/high school principal; Teresa Barnish school nurse; Stephanie Shoemaker, elementary principal; and David Burkett, superintendent, accepted Stop the Bleed kits for every classroom at Fannett-Metal School District. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE  Compared to last Monday slaughter steers sold steady to $1 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter heifers sold steady to $1 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2 to $4 higher. More...

Teen Dies After Falling Off Chair Lift At Ski Resort

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A New Jersey teenager has died after falling off a chair lift at a ski resort in eastern Pennsylvania.  Carbon County Coroner Robert Miller Jr. More...

Huntingdon Co. Horse Wins In Draft Horse Halter Show

Harrisburg, PA – Huston’s Belle exhibited by Joseph Mark Ryburn of Ryburn Homestead, Washington, Washington County, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse on Friday, Jan. 4, at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.  More...

2019 Butter Sculpture Unveiled At PA Farm Show

The 103rd PA Farm Show butter sculpture, Choose PA Dairy and Find Your Power, was unveiled last Thursday. Gov. More...