2011-12-15

Boro Gives Final Approval To 2012 Budget

OKs plans for Kelso-Cornelius crematorium


McConnellsburg Borough Council gave unanimous approval to a 2012 budget that calls for no tax increases and projects increased spending of only $5,000 over 2011 expected expenditures. The budget was passed on a David Washabaugh/Rick Buterbaugh motion at the council’s regular meeting held last Wednesday evening. During November’s meeting, council voted to keep taxes at 5 mills on real estate, […]

Christmas In Historic McConnellsburg



Mellott To Lead SFSB




Recently re-elected to a second term of office, Timothy Mellott was unanimously appointed to lead the Southern Fulton School Board last Tuesday night in the capacity of president. As a follow-up to Mellott taking the helm, the board also nominated and approved fellow member Patrick Bard to serve as board vice president. The December 6 election was part of the […]

Gress Continues As CFSB President




Cory Gress was approved to return to the helm of the Central Fulton School Board last week as part of the board’s annual reorganization process. Gress was one of several individuals nominated and appointed to various positions on the board as well as boards of other related agencies during the December 6 reorganization, which was followed by the monthly meeting […]

Teressa Bard To Head FR School Board

Byron Helsel elected vice president during board reorganization


The board of directors of the Forbes Road School District met on Monday, December 5, and, in addition to the regular meeting, also reorganized the board. New board members Merrill Arnold, Rheon Gelvin and Byron Helsel were sworn in and the election of officers was held. Both Teressa Bard and Merrill Arnold were nominated for board president, and Bard edged […]

Union Twp. Home Burns In Fire

Fire still under investigation


A fire that erupted last Thursday evening in Union Township remains under investigation by a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the home of the late Augusta Schetrompf during the late night hours on December 8. Orleans Fire Department in Allegheny County, Md., was the primary responders during the 11:30 p.m. blaze. Company member […]

Chamber Thanks Those Who Supported Christmas In McConnellsburg



To The Editor: Thanks to all who shared in making Christmas In Mc- Connellsburg and other area events throughout Fulton County extra special this year. Our spirits have been lifted through the efforts of all people who attended the events, singing groups, vendors, participants and chamber members. Thanks again to all and may the joy and blessings of this season […]

Unenforced Speed Limits Depressing



To the Editor The speed limit on North Second Street in McConnellsburg is 25 mph. It is clearly marked and goes unchecked. I enjoy walking around town and encourage others to do so by taking young children for walks. It is very depressing that the speed limit is not enforced. I do not understand why for one mile going through […]

Accuser Raises Questions About Sandusky’s Wife



By Marc Levy and Genaro C. Armas STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Grand jury reports alleging child sex abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are also raising questions about whether his wife knew about his alleged pattern of preying on boys – or how she couldn’t have known. One accuser told the grand jury that Dottie […]

Penna. Liquor Board Pulls Ad




PITTSBURGH (AP) – An ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape has been pulled by Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board. The ad featured an image of a woman’s legs on a bathroom floor with her underwear pulled down to her ankles, and the words: “She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say […]