Work Begins On Sewerage Authority Plant Expansion

Forbes Road Adopts Final 2011-12 Budget

Holds the line on property taxes

Forbes Road School District Board of Directors unanimously approved a final 2011-12 operating budget and voted to hold the line on property taxes at its regular meeting last Monday evening. The directors gave final approval to an operating budget of $6,879,834.78 for the coming school year. Revenues are estimated at $6,456.497 in regular revenues and $423,337.78 from other funding sources. […]

Buterbaugh Gets Time For Third-Degree Murder

Seeks new attorney; likely to appeal

A Hustontown area man sentenced to significant jail time in the 2010 Memorial Day death of a man outside a Franklin County bar will likely be appealing the case through his new defense attorney. Forty- twoyear old Gerald “Choo” Buterbaugh cried throughout last Wednesday’s sentencing proceedings before Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh, who handed down a state prison […]

Strawberry Festival Highlights

WIN Seeks Money For Domestic Violence Shelter

Capital kickoff campaign gets under way here last Wednesday

Hoping to raise at least $1 million here in Fulton County for the construction of a new, all-in-one domestic violence shelter and advocacy center, fundraising efforts got under way last Wednesday with a capital kickoff campaign by Women In Need officials and local dignitaries. WIN Executive Director Barb Channing told a crowd of around two dozen the organization has been […]

Newton, Spriggs Sentenced To State Imprisonment

Judge Walsh hands down ruling in unrelated cases

Two Fulton County men have been sentenced to state imprisonment after having previously entered guilty pleas in their respective, unrelated cases. Fulton County District Attorney Travis Kendall informed Fulton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh that Mc- Connellsburg resident Christopher J.C. Spriggs had not only been cooperative but honest as well in presenting his version of the events […]

Europe’s E. Coli Outbreak:

Does New Food Safety Law Prevent That In U.S.?

Scientists on Friday blamed contaminated vegetable sprouts for the E. coli outbreak that began in northern Germany and that public health officials say has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100 others throughout Europe. The deadly outbreak prompts this question in America: How safe is our own farm food? Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act late last year after […]

Camp Cadet Holds 17th Graduation

Fulton County Camp Cadet graduated 29 cadets from the Class of 2011 during graduation ceremonies held lakeside on Friday evening at Camp Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Fort Littleton. Mercersburg Police Chief John Zechman (PSP, Ret.) was the guest speaker for the 17th annual graduation. Twelve awards were also presented during the evening.

Commissioners See To Varied Agenda

Fulton County commissioners Bonnie Mellott Keefer, David Hoover II and Craig Cutchall attended to a varied agenda Tuesday morning, signing off on various resolutions and contracts and meeting with department heads. A resolution outlining a “condemnation” proceeding was filed and adopted by the county on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. According to details of the resolution, the condemnation […]

Events Galore At Strawberry Festival

This year’s Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Strawberry Festival offered a full menu of fun contests and delicious food, most notably strawberries, Friday and Saturday in downtown McConnellsburg. The annual event took place in and around McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building and enjoyed two days of just- about- perfect early summer weather . Here’s a rundown of what took place. […]