Five Vie For Fair Queen

Teens from all three school districts to compete

STAFF WRITER Five Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 93rd annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. This year’s pageant marks the 27th year for the annual event sponsored by the Xi Eta Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Two McConnellsburg High School (MHS) seniors, a Forbes […]

Commissioners Meet Privately With PA Officials

Geotechnical study slated for Meadow Grounds

In the hours following the closed-door meeting with representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat and Game commissions and state-elected officials, the Fulton County commissioners issued a press release indicating the “well-attended” meeting was both “informative and productive.” While there was not any indication made in the press release stating the county’s interest in leasing Meadow Grounds Lake from the […]

93rd Annual County Fair Gets Under Way Sunday

Gov. Corbett planning to take in activities

With promises of delectable treats, smash ‘em up demolition derbies and plenty of livestock on display, area residents are sure to find something to tickle their fancy when the Fulton County Fair gets under way this Sunday. The Fulton County Fair Board of Directors comprised of President Paul Schmidt, Vice President Pat Bard, secretary Michelle DeShong and treasurer Jana Malot, […]

Three Fatally Shot At Township Meeting In Monroe County

SAYLORSBURG, Pa. – A man who fatally shot a township official and two others during a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania was about to fire more rounds when he was wrestled to the ground, possibly preventing more bloodshed, authorities said Tuesday. About 15 to 18 residents and town officials were at the meeting Monday night in Ross Township when the […]

Meadow Grounds Lake Group Incorporates

The Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake announced this week that it has incorporated and is seeking donations to help fund its mission to restore the popular Ayr Township fishing and boating destination. Organized in the spring following the state Fish & Boat Commission’s February announcement that the 204-acre lake would be drained due to deficiencies in the Roaring Run dam, […]

World’s Top Chefs Enjoy Amish Food In Pennsylvania

THE INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Yes, they partake of cocktails and a gala dinner at the tony Union Club on Park Avenue in New York, and lunch at the United Nations and the White House during their visit. But on a recent fresh summer day, the chefs of the heads of state from all over the globe gather […]

U.S. Court: Pa. School Can’t Ban “Boobies” Bracelets

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – After years of litigation about students’ free speech rights, a full U.S. appeals court ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania school district cannot ban “I (heart) Boobies!’’ bracelets. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected school district claims that the slogan – designed to promote breast cancer awareness among young people – is lewd. It […]

Police Suspect Arson At NW Pa. Christian Ranch

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – State police suspect arson might have destroyed three buildings at a western-themed Christian summer camp ranch in northwestern Pennsylvania. A state police fire marshal from Warren says the fire was reported about 3 a.m. Saturday at the Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek Township. That’s near Youngsville, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Police say the […]

Vets, Schools Feel Effects Of GI Bill

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW PITTSBURGH (AP) – After eight surgeries for a back injury he received as a Marine in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2007, Matt Hannan wasn’t about to lose his battle for a new life. Hannan, 36, is attending the University of Pittsburgh on the Post 9/11 GI Bill. He is aiming for a career as a rehabilitation therapist, working part […]

Washington Officials Visit Tuscarora Organic Growers

Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission Earl Gohl and other top federal and state officials visited Tuscarora Organic Growers Co-op (TOG) near Maddensville on Monday to help promote economic development in Appalachia. “Our visit is part of a series of trips across the region showcasing the role local food systems play in boosting economic growth and the jobs they […]