2023-07-06 E-Edition

Community Rallies To Help Kathy Kendall In Light Of Recent Diagnosis

Volunteers sought for alumni building events; fundraiser also under way

Whether it’s a snowball dance, a blood drive or a car show, there’s always a buzz of activity around the McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Building. These community based activities certainly require a team-effort and planning, most of which is overseen and implemented by retired teacher Kathy Kendall. Facing a second bout of breast cancer, a mastectomy and ongoing chemotherapy and […]

Dairy Princesses Travel To Harrisburg

Ashlynne McQuait, the 2023-2024 Fulton County Dairy Promotion Princess, travelled to the capital in Harrisburg June 22, where Gov. Sharpiro signed a proclamation declaring June as Dairy Month. Pictured, left, are Dairy Promotion princesses from Centre County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, the PA State Dairy Princess holding the proclamation, Fulton County Dairy Princess Ashlynne McQuait, Franklin County princess and Secretary […]

Hustontown Farming Accident Claims Life Of Child

A farming accident claimed the life of a little boy, who was slated to celebrate his fourth birthday on the Fourth of July. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co., Medic 60 and Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to Davis Lane just prior to the turnpike bridge in Taylor Township around 10:55 a.m. Saturday for the report of an accident involving a […]

Commissioners Handle Full Meeting Agenda

Recognize Chad Buterbaugh as May employee of the month

The Fulton County commissioners handled a full agenda on June 20 approving a plethora of purchase of service and provider agreements for Services for Children, made several board appointments and announced their May employee of the month. Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Randy Bunch and Paula Shives held a brief presentation for Chad Buterbaugh, adult community service coordinator for the county Probation […]

Joyce Annouces $1.1 Billion For PA Broadband

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is allocating $1,161,778,272.41 in funds through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Development (BEAD) program to develop high-speed internet capabilities in Pennsylvania. “One of my top priorities in Congress is closing the digital divide and ensuring that every family and business across our district has fast, affordable, […]

PA To Begin New Fiscal Year Without Budget Plan In Place

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Republicans who control Pennsylvania’s Senate passed spending legislation hours ahead of Saturday’s start of a new fiscal year, but they lacked agreement with the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to keep state government’s full spending authority intact. Without new spending authority in place, the state will be legally barred from making some payments, although a stalemate must […]

Expect A Hot, Smoky Summer In Much Of America. Here’s Why You’d Better Get Used To It

The only break much of America can hope for anytime soon from eye-watering dangerous smoke from fire-struck Canada is brief bouts of shirt-soaking sweltering heat and humidity from a southern heat wave that has already proven deadly, forecasters say. And then the smoke will likely come back to the Midwest and East. That’s because neither the 235 out-of-control Canadian wildfires […]

Pennsylvania Receives $42 Million For School Meals, Food Banks

Pennsylvania is set to receive almost $42 million in federal funds to offset rising prices of food for school meals. States will receive about $1.3 billion for school meals overall, and another $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for food banks and community kitchens. “American agriculture has continued to be resilient in the face of significant and unpredictable […]

New Commissioner To Refine Turnpike Toll Collection

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will soon see a new commissioner focused on fare collection and reducing how much tolls increase annually. Keith Leaphart, a physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, received a unanimous and favorable recommendation from the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday for the Turnpike Commissioner position. “The Turnpike Commission will do extremely well with him here,” Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, […]