MVFC Holds Annual Banquet

Ed Stonecipher Named Fireman Of The Year

STAFF WRITER Ed Stonecipher received the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co.’s top honor when he was named MVFC’s 2012 Fireman of the Year on Saturday evening. Acknowledging his skills as a mechanic, photographer and woodworker, Stonecipher was given the award by the evening’s emcee, David R. Hoover II. Hoover said, “Although he has that Oklahoma drawl, he came here and stayed […]

Waterfall Post Office To Get Reduced Hours

Over 40 in attendance at public meeting

NEWS EDITOR The United States Postal Service is compromising with local patrons. Two years after hosting meetings and discussing possible closures of post offices nationwide that generate low volumes of work, the United States Congress intervened on behalf of affected communities to stop the closure process. The intervention resulted in the proposed adjustment of window hours, which will likely get […]

Eagles Donate To Community

Approximately $55,000 awarded by FOE Executive Board

NEWS EDITOR After receiving numerous requests in recent months, officials from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 4274, carefully whittled down their list of potential recipients and awarded approximately $55,000 to area organizations last week. In a special presentation ceremony held Sunday morning at the Harrisonville club along Lincoln Highway, trustees and officers from the FOE Executive Board handed over […]

Two Netted In Undercover Drug Bust

Randy Mills, Corey Hann arrested Friday

NEWS EDITOR Two Fulton County men were arrested Friday and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of bail following an undercover drug operation in McConnellsburg Borough. Fifty-year-old McConnellsburg resident Randy Edward Mills and Corey Allen Hann, 35, of Big Cove Tannery, were arrested on January 18 by Pennsylvania State Police and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office following a […]


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Rankin Mellott Remembered

To The Editor: Regarding The Fulton County News: Edition January 17 2013, From The Files Of January 25, 1973: (40 years ago today) One of my delights in the operation of this old store in Webster Mills is hearing the various stories from customers of their own memories associated with this property. Of the previous proprietors, no one is described […]

In Response To Mr. Politis

To The Editor: Mr. Politis has recently submitted several editorials to local papers eschewing basically the Democratic talking points. He continues by accusing Republicans of all sorts of accusations and denigrates them. He unknowingly demonstrates the main problem with our government’s inefficiency and he doesn’t see it. He accuses the Republicans of being haters, but the tone of his letter […]

People, Not Guns, Do Evil

To The Editor: I learned all about the futility of gun control as a child listening to the “Let’s Pretend” radio program on Saturday mornings way back in the 1930s. The dramatized fairy tale was “Sleeping Beauty.” The message was clear, but the characters differed somewhat. The king in the story who got rid of all the spinning wheels is […]

FCMC, Penn State Team Up For Blue And White Tuesdays

Fulton County Medical Center has teamed up with Penn State Mont Alto nursing students to provide free blood-pressure screenings in the center’s main lobby every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The students will be available every Tuesday, with the exception of February 19 and March 5, through the end of their semester. The students can also take information […]

Southern Fulton Board Handles Personnel Issues

Accepts proposal for asbestos abatement

NEWS EDITOR The Southern Fulton School Board’s agenda was laden with personnel, policy and contractual matters last Tuesday when directors and administrators convened for their monthly meeting. The board addressed a pair of resignations that had been previously tendered. They included that of assistant play director Anita Hollenshead and junior high assistant volleyball coach Jessica Hull. Both resignations were accepted […]