2011-06-09

Dairy Farm Adopts Rotational Grazing

System focus of June 17 event


In 2006, Dott Village farmers, Lance and Carri Younker started a project to transition their farm from its conventional style of grazing to a rotational one that was promoted and partially funded by government agencies. Although the switch meant more pasture management and herd moving for the Younkers, it ensured more nutrient rich forage and lower operating costs. In the […]

Mowing Accident Claims Local Man

Mower rolls into creekbed


Northern Fulton County suffered a loss over the weekend when one of its own was claimed in a lawn mower accident. Larry Dean Houck, of New Grenada, was mowing grass on a riding lawn mower along his Hoover Road property Saturday afternoon when he drove too close to the edge of an embankment. Houck and the mower both rolled down […]

Man Uses Belt In Attack On Family

Andrew Skidmore jailed for assault


A Warfordsburg area man was jailed Monday night in lieu of $50,000 bail after he allegedly choked a family member with a belt until she was unconscious. Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg arrested 25- year-old Andrew Robert Skidmore of Warfordsburg on June 6 on counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. The charges stem from what began […]

Boro Discusses Stormwater, Zoning

Agrees to more discussion, amendment on zoning prior to OK’ing ordinance


McConnellsburg Borough Council met with the county’s chief clerk to discuss stormwater drainage, compromised on a request from a realtor regarding a zoning issue and held a lengthy discussion on its proposed new zoning ordinance at its regular meeting last Wednesday evening. County Chief Clerk Dan Swain met with the council to discuss how the county is addressing stormwater drainage […]

Licking Creek Man Jailed For Assault

James Baughman held in lieu of $100K bail


A Licking Creek Township man is accused of wielding a knife and a metal pipe during an assault at his home during the early morning hours Friday. James Robert Baughman of 255 Circle Drive, Harrisonville, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson following the 12:15 a.m. alleged attack on June 3, Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks […]

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Late Ben Knepper To Be Honored At Event

Sixth annual Ben K-5K set for July 31


Always in the hearts and minds of his family and closest friends, the late Ben Knepper will be honored by the community next month at the sixth-annual Ben K-5K. Remembered for his dashing smile, sense of humor and love of the great outdoors, Knepper passed away on June 13, 2005, just miles from his Drifting Lane, Hustontown, home. The tragic […]

Fulton’s Jobless Rate Takes A Turn For The Worse

Fulton’s April ranking back up to #66


Fulton County’s labor force statistics for April were disheartening as the county’s unemployment rate increased by nearly a percentage point, sending its ranking back up to the second-highest unemployment rate in the state. Fulton held the 66th ranking for the most part of two years and never dropped below the 65th position during that time. Only Cameron County had higher […]

Pa. Says Flow Of Drilling Wastewater Almost Halted




HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators believe that companies drilling in the huge Marcellus Shale natural gas formation have largely stopped taking salty, chemically tainted wastewater to riverside treatment plants that are ill-equipped to remove all the pollutants, an official said Friday. Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Katy Gresh said the agency’s staff has confirmed that the flow of […]

Clearing The Record



In last week’s letter to the editor concerning the Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club’s youth shoot, F&M Trust should have been included in the list of the event’s very valued supporters. The writer wishes to apologize for the omission. The Fulton County News wants its news reports to be fair and correct in every respect. If you have a […]