April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Better Days Animal League Founder Charged

Money allegedly stolen to fund heroin habit

Three individuals, including the founder and former chief executive officer of Better Days Animal League, are scheduled to appear in Franklin County Central Court next week on allegations they misused the organization’s funds and donations.&nbs More...

Local & State

Fulton Precision Industries Recognized As Governor’s ImPAct Award Nominee

Harrisburg, PA – Fulton Precision Industries is being recognized for creating jobs that pay and their economic impact within the commonwealth as part of the third annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards. More...

SFSB OKs Softball Team Use Of Gym

Gym to be used in inclement weather

A fluke accident involving a clock and a practice baseball in the high school gymnasium recently resulted in the Southern Fulton High School’s varsity baseball team as well as the varsity softball team having to cancel practice in inclement wea More...

Southern Fulton Holds Meeting

Revisits transportation policy

The Southern Fulton School Board tackled a handful of personnel matters last Tuesday and revisited a policy issue pertaining to the age of district bus drivers.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 27, 1995 ’95 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

We were having some nice spring weather, but on Monday evening it got cool and nasty again. The fruit trees are really coming out in blossom.  We send get well wishes to Miriam Mellott who we hear is having some physical problems.  More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Betty Geyer, April 28; Nikole Gelvin, May 6; Trudy Gelvin, May 5; Rheon Gelvin, May 8; Vicki Bogetti, May 7; Randy and Rodney Waters, May 8; Harlan DeShong, May 8; Jason Hammon, 48 on May 5; Dinah Chamberlain, May 8; Elijah Poe, Ma More...

Sports

High School Sports

Baseball   McConnellsburg 6  James Buchanan 5  More...

Softball Standings

A Meyersdale 12 0 Shade 7 1 Hyndman 9 3 Forbes Road 6 4 Conemaugh 5 5 Rockwood 5 6 Northern Bedford 5 More...

Baseball Standings

A Meyersdale 12 0 Southern Fulton 11 2 McConnellsburg 11 2 Shanksville 6 2 North Star 7 3 Northern More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Anthony Michael Muscara III, 26, Rockhill Furnace, and Ashley Marie Cooley, 25, Rockhill Furnace.  Jonathan Dean Elmore, 28, Hancock, and Cat More...

Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Mickey and Betty Fischer of Warfordsburg celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 11, 2015. Their children surprised them with a family-style dinner at Hickory Bridge Farm in Gettysburg. More...

Birth Announced

Stanley Fields and Karen Welch are proud to announce the arrival of Grayson Thomas Welch, who was born May 6, 2014, at 8:44 a.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. Grayson weighed 7 pounds 11 ¼ ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. More...

Barn Quilt Trail Nears One-Year Milestone

Quilt blocks needed in Bethel, Licking Creek, Union and Wells townships

The clock continues to tick as time winds down to the one-year anniversary marking the creation of the Frontier Barn Quilt Trail of Fulton County and the first gathering of the trail committee that strives to promote local tourism and history.  More...

Driveway Paving Permits Required In Ayr Township

Code enforcement, Tractor Supply also discussed

Ayr Township supervisors approved an ad reminding township citizens of their driveway paving ordinance, discussed their current Uniform Construction Code inspection contract and said they would meet this week with engineers for Tractor Supply Company More...

Obituaries

Harry L. Bain

Needmore, 83

Harry L. Bain, 83, Needmore, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Emeritus Hospital in Hagerstown, Md., with his family by his side.  He was born September 1, 1931, in Cito, Pa., the son of the late John and Bessie (Seiders) Bain. More...

Edwin C. Gelvin

Fort Littleton, 80

Edwin C. “Eddie” Gelvin Sr., 80, Fort Littleton, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital.  He was born in Ft. Littleton, February 17, 1935, the son of the late Beulah L. (Fogal) and Clarence M. Gelvin. More...

Orville W. Mellott

Needmore, 82

Orville W. Mellott, 82, Needmore, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at his residence.  He was born in Needmore, January 25, 1933, the son of the late Ditha May (Truax) and Blaine L.W. Mellott.  More...

Letters

Before Voting Get Your Facts Straight

To The Editor:  Jerry Gregory’s letter to the editor in last week’s News was just plain wrong.  More...

County CFO Responds To Last Week’s “Ridiculous Spending” Letter To The Editor

To The Editor:  This letter is in response to a letter tto the editor in last week’s “News.” Hopefully it will clarify and correct a number of concerns raised in that letter.  More...

Clarify Confusion About Paws For Hope Thrift Store

To The Editor:  To all of our customers, friends and ther residents of Fulton County community. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Local Woman Injured In Franklin County Accident   Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg investigated a two-vehicle accident in Peters Township involving a Hustontown area woman on Tuesday, April 14.  More...

Features

Research Shows Skin Color Is Gateway For Sunlight,Vitamin D

PITTSBURGH (AP) – All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not.  Others see humanity’s array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as More...

Three Steps To Improve Your Credit

(StatePoint) – Good credit is a key ingredient in succeeding financially; yet building a strong foundation takes time. More...

Church News

Jehovah’s Witnesses Attend Special Assembly Day

“Seek Peace and Pursue It” was the theme of the Sunday special Assembly Day attended by local Jehovah’s Witnesses. More...

Special Services

A Rogation service will be held during the 9 a.m. service Sunday, May 10, at Cito United Methodist Church.  Everyone is invited to bring a cup of dirt from their fields, their gardens or their flowerbeds to be placed at the altar for blessing. More...

Good News Camp Accepting Applications

Good News Camp is accepting camper applications from children having finished kindergarten through (and including) grade six.  Camp activities include Bible lessons, crafts, missions, singing and recreation. More...