2016-06-16

Strawberry Festival Held



What was forecast as a stormy weekend turned out to be beautiful summer days for the chamber’s 26th annual Strawberry Festival on the courthouse square Friday and Saturday. The baby/toddler photo contest was won by Ralik, son of Heather and Nathan Snair of Three Springs, garnishing 830 votes. The toddler division was won by 33-month-old Kaylee, daughter of Sheree and […]

Citizens Set Up A New Crime Stoppers Group

Goal is to combat drug abuse, crime


A group of Fulton County citizens is giving a new name to an old organization as they met last week to organize Fulton County Crime Stoppers. The new organization will, in a sense, be a renewal of the old Crime Solvers program that was active here in 2000, but was disbanded sometime in 2010. Referencing the Fulton County Town Hall […]

Forbes Road Appoints High School Principal

Adopts final 2016-17 budget

The Forbes Road School Board tackled a lengthy agenda meeting in regular session on Monday, June 6, 2016. The agenda included the passage of a 2016-17 budget and the hiring of a high school principal and a new dean of students. Randy Gelvin was hired as the new high school principal on a Kathy Baker/Chanin Rotz- Mountz motion, at a […]

Worship Service At White Church



The annual worship service will be held at The White Church, Union Cemetery, Sunday, June 19. Worship service begins at 10 a.m., led by Rev. Dale Williams. The White Church is part of the history of Fulton County. As its cornerstone bears witness, the building was constructed in 1879 and its occupants were the congregation of the Associate Presbyterian Church. […]

Firemen Need You And So Do Your Neighbors



To The Editor: How do you view your local volunteer fire department? The key word in this question is volunteer because many do not realize that their community is served by a 100 percent volunteer fire/EMS service throughout most of Fulton County (all of the northern tier for sure). Most have full-time jobs and families, but in their “spare” time […]

Fifth Annual Strawberry Stampede Draws A Crowd



The Snyder family was well represented at the awards ceremony following the fifth annual Strawberry Stampede 5K last Saturday morning. Terry Snyder won his age category (40-49) and finished sixth overall with a 21:44 mark. His wife, Stephanie, was second in the same age category for women with a 31:39 showing, while their daughters, Braelyn and Brenna, finished first and […]

State Eases Liquor Sales Restrictions



HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new law soon will give Pennsylvania consumers many more options about where to purchase their favorite varieties of wine. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf approved legislation last Wednesday allowing wine sales in grocery stores and making other changes to how alcohol is sold in a state long criticized for maintaining Depression era restrictions on booze. The governor […]

Camp Cadet Holds 22nd Graduation



Thirty-one cadets, 21 male and 10 females, graduated from 2016 Fulton County Camp Cadet during graduation ceremonies held lakeside last Friday evening at Camp Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Fort Littleton. Jeremy Fletcher was guest speaker for the 22nd annual graduation as the culmination to a week of camp activities. Cadets and staff enjoyed near-perfect weather for the week. Nine awards […]

Relay For Life This Friday and Saturday

Cancer fundraiser at MHS track

The American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event Relay For Life returns to Fulton County at McConnellsburg High School track and field, 151 East Cherry Street, this weekend, June 17 and 18. The annual event begins Friday at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday at 2 p.m. Relay For Life is a community based, volunteer-driven event that honors cancer survivors and caregivers, […]

JLG Opens Service Center

Will increase service, support in the Northeast

JLG Industries Inc. recently announced it has opened a Northeast service center in Hagerstown, Md., to address customer needs in the area and to support the access equipment manufacturer’s drive to increase service and support. The 11,200-square-foot, six-bay facility joins existing JLG service branches in Houston, Texas, and Riverside, Calif. “Adding the Hagerstown location provides increased capacity in the region […]