2013-06-06

Meadow Grounds Lake Almost Drained



Public Urged To Attend Pike2Bike Meetings

Public meeting here set for June 12


There has been a renewed interest by local officials in recent months for possible improvements of the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike that spans portions of both Fulton and Bedford counties. To help gauge public interest and further spread word on the Pike2Bike effort, the Fulton and Bedford County planning commissions are hosting a pair of meetings locally for concerned residents. On […]

Family Shares Firsthand Tale Of Cruise Ship Fire

Scamardella family were aboard Grandeur of the Seas


“It was exciting, not just in the way we had hoped,” McConnellsburg resident Sheila Scamardella said of her family’s recent adventure aboard the Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship that caught fire en route to CocoCay, The Bahamas last Monday. Sheila along with her husband, Dave, and son Jason were sleeping in their stateroom on the […]

Ayr Twp. Awards Paving Bid

P&W submits low bid


Ayr Township supervisors awarded a paving bid to P&W Excavating at their regular meeting last Monday evening. The supervisors received three bids for paving approximately one-half mile on Laurel Ridge Road and one-half mile on Corner Road. P&W was the low bidder for the work with a bid of $94,167.70. The other two bids received were from New Enterprise Stone […]

Employment Remains Stagnant

County ranked 56 out of 67 in April


Preliminary unemployment data for April released last week shows Fulton County’s employment is stagnant and continues to fluctuate less than a percentage point most months. Fulton County’s unemployment rate for April was 9.4 percent, up one-half of a percentage point from March’s rate of 8.9 percent. By comparison, the state jobless rate decreased by threetenths of a percent, from 7.9 […]

Cadets Receive Rifle Range Instruction



Legion, VFW Owe SAL An Apology



To The Editor: I’m writing about last week’s Memorial Day service at Union Cemetery and in McConnellsburg. The paper said that Monte Rasp laid a memorial wreath for SAL (Sons of the Legion). This isn’t so. John Rasp III was there to lay the wreath, but was told they didn’t need the SAL. The same thing happened last year and […]

Recommends Book For Patriotic Americans



To The Editor: There is a book just recently published that I think all patriotic Americans should read. It was written by Glenn Beck and entitled “Exposing The Truth About Guns.” Any bookstore can get one for you, but I have arranged to have five copies at the local library. You can check one out for free. It doesn’t matter […]

Tea Shop To Advocate For Meadow Grounds Lake During Strawberry Festival



Folks will be flocking to Mc- Connellsburg June 14 and 15 for all the fun/food events one associates with a Strawberry Festival, but Tickle Your Fancy Gifts and Tea will have an altogether different agenda. “Meadow Grounds Lake is draining away and we want legislators to keep their promise that once problems are fixed with the dam, the lake will […]

Some Older Farmers Increasingly Reluctant To Part With Land




LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Ken and Evelyn Probst own a 125- acre farm in Drumore Township. They’ve been offered more than $15,000 an acre for it. They’re in their late 70s, and they’re not actively farming anymore. But they’re not interested in selling their land, either. “After you sell, you have a pile of money,” observes Ken Probst. He is […]