2020-09-17

2020-09-17 E-Edition

Chamber Holds Outdoor Awards Banquet Saturday

Honors the late Glenn Cordell


Guests and members of the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism gathered at the American Legion Picnic Grounds to celebrate their 2019 award winners on Saturday. Local business owners, employees, volunteers, and community members applauded as chamber President Ginger Everhart welcomed award winners to the outdoor banquet and thanked the crowd for helping honor this year’s Volunteers of the […]

Historical Markers Removed For Refurbishing



Two state historical markers (one on Route 16 and the other on Route 522) and a bronze plaque from the Bivouac Farm limestone monument on Route 522 south were removed by the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission (PHMC) on Saturday, September 12. Their removal alarmed some community members, but Fulton County Historical Society President Mark Sheffield, who spoke with the contractor […]

Restrictions Unconstitutional


Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Monday it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, […]

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 40 In County

Up three over the past seven days


The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that Fulton County now has 41 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15. An additional 1,114 individuals have tested negative for the virus. Two deaths have been reported. Bedford County reported 213 cases of COVID-19, and 4,072 individuals have tested negative. Six deaths have been reported. Franklin County reported 1,677 cases of COVID-19. […]

Wearing A Mask Is Good Citizenship

To The Editor It’s surprising how many people go to into shops around here without masks. We have been very lucky so far in not becoming a regional “hotspot” like so many other rural communities around the U.S. I’m not sure why they think it’s OK to put their fellow citizens at risk of what is a very efficiently spreading […]

Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are a way for citizens to comment on current local issues and current affairs of interest to the general public. Letters must be signed and addressed to the editor of The Fulton County News and are limited to 300 words. They must include the writer’s name, town of residence and a telephone number or email address […]

County Teen Crowned PA Jr. Miss U.S. Ag Queen


Fulton County teen Braelynne Shives was crowned 2020 Pennsylvania Junior Miss United States Agriculture Queen Satuday at the state pageant in Indiana, Pa. Competition included a personal interview with the judges, an on-stage introduction, and modeling state fun fashion and formal wear. The contestants also drew an on-stage question to answer, wrote an essay on “How has agriculture influenced my […]

Free Meals For Students At All 3 School Districts



The federal government has extended the Summer Food Service Program by issuing a waiver allowing the continuation of the program until Dec. 31 of this year. The Summer Food Service Program allows any student in the community to receive a free breakfast and a free lunch regardless of income status. At Central Fulton School District, all students attending in-person school […]

County Weather Forecast


The weather is looking good through Wednesday, with sunshine and temperatures very pleasant and highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. There is a chance of showers on Thursday and Friday, and then it will get cooler and drier for the weekend, with highs only in the 60s. The weather late this week will depend on the exact […]