2012-08-02

A Run To Remember

Seventh annual Ben K-5K held Saturday

NEWS EDITOR Runners gathered outside Center United Methodist Church Saturday morning to pay their respects to the late Ben Knepper. An athlete, brother and friend to all who knew him, Ben died seven years ago just miles from his Hustontown home in an automobile accident. Since that time, his friends, family and members of the community gather each summer to […]

Solar Energy Project In Ayr Continues To Move Forward

Supervisors set fall bulky item day


Ayr Township supervisors received an update on a planned solar energy project and discussed comments from the local Conservation District regarding plans for the new state police station to be built in the business park at their regular meeting on Monday evening. The supervisors discussed correspondence from Jim Madden, senior project manager for Element Power headquartered in Charlottesville, Va. It […]

Homecoming Delights Crowd



NEWS EDITOR Always a draw for northern Fulton County residents and natives, the Wells Tannery Homecoming continued to delight visitors Saturday when organizers pulled off a successful 65th annual event. The July 28 homecoming headed by the Wells Tannery Community Park Board of Directors got under way at 11 a.m. with a 30-minute parade led by parade marshals Hope Wright […]

Fair To Again Pay Premiums

Jana Malot obtains sponsorships, donations


If you ask Jana Malot where she was born, she may tell you the fair. In fact since retiring, Malot has spent much of her free time trying to breathe life back into the small, but fun-filled, Fulton County Fair. With much effort and dedication, she may have just done that. On Tuesday morning, Malot shared with the “News” that […]

Three Drown At Raystown Lake Sunday



Three men died in two unrelated drownings at Raystown Lake over the weekend. Reports indicate two Chambersburg men were among those who lost their lives in the 8,000- acre lake located in neighboring Huntingdon County. Fifty-sevenyear old Jerry Hugo Broman and Larry Elwood Newman, 71, died late Sunday after entering the water from their boat near the Aitch boat launch […]

Those Who Don’t Support “Obamacare’’ Are Misinformed



To The Editor: The U.S. spends more than twice per capita on healthcare as any other country, yet our healthcare ranks 37th. The 45 million Americans without insurance receive little preventive care and depend largely on expensive emergency rooms as needed, causing higher taxes and healthcare premiums. American companies’ responsibility for employee health insurance puts them at a huge competitive […]

Don’t Ditch Kittens, Puppies



To The Editor: The five kittens that a thoughtless person dumped out on Taylor Road, close to Hustontown, were found! The kittens were left on one of those days when it was 100 degrees or more. The person who did this could have at least “dumped” a pan of water and food out for them, to help them through the […]

Time To Get Serious About Teenage Wreckless Driving



To The Editor: A short time ago, the community lost two youngsters in a tragic accident near Wells Tannery. There is no question it was a total waste and no one can feel anything but gut-wrenching sorrow for the families. We were all kids once and we too thoroughly believed it could never happen to us. We were bulletproof. Those […]

Health Center Week August 5-11



Tri-State Community Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week August 5-11, 2012, to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers. Community Health Centers, like Tri-State, are the nation’s largest primary care “safety-net” and deliver high-quality, cost-effective and accessible patientcentered primary and preventive healthcare to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. More than 1,200 […]

Jury Commissioners Elect State Officers



The Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners elected Larry Thompson of Butler County to a full term as president of the organization. Thompson has led the organization since early this year when the previous president resigned. During the organization’s annual meeting on Friday in Harrisburg, the organization also elected Clinton Bonetti of Butler County as first vice president, Joy Foreman […]