June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Candlelight Vigil Set For Saturday, June 13

Event organized to help those who have suffered loss

With Fulton County suffering so much tragedy in recent months from fatal house fires to automo- bile accidents, one area woman is reaching out to soothe the hearts as well as the souls of county residents through a candlelight vigil.  More...

Cadets To Report For 21st Annual Camp Cadet June 7

Rep. Jesse Topper is graduation speaker

The Fulton County Camp Cadet Association’s 21st annual Camp Cadet program will kick off this Sunday, June 7, at Camp Sinoquipe near Fort Littleton.  More...

Local & State

Strict Sentences Come Under Fire

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – When the Bethlehem drug dealer was arrested last year, police found heroin and marijuana in his apartment, where he kept most of his stash in the closet of his toddler’s bedroom.  More...

Local Woman’s Club Gives Kirk Scholarship Fund To FCMC

Mary Jane Kirk was no stranger to Fulton County Medical Center having been a nurse and a member of the auxiliary. Kirk passed away in 1997, but bequeathed a scholarship fund in her name to McConnellsburg Woman’s Club. More...

High Court Throws Out Conviction For Facebook Threats

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago  From The Files Of June 1, 1995  ’95   More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ann Shimer Seville, May 26; Nat Taylor, May 25; Denny Seville, June 10; Eric More...

Features

Wife, Husband Say They Hit Back-to-back Holes-in-one

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. More...

Long-lost Diamond Ring Found In Old Log Cabin Being Moved

LISBON, N.Y. (AP) – A diamond ring lost inside a 19th-century log cabin in northern New York about 30 years ago has been found by preservationists who are dismantling the structure so it can be moved to another location.  More...

Class Forgoes Trip To Give Principal Money To Treat Cancer

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) – The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for their class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer.  More...

Broadwater Found Guilty In Child Rape Trial

Sentencing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 8

A former northern Fulton County man was remanded to jail last Thursday to await sentencing after a jury deliberated for 40 minutes and found him guilty of rape by forcible compulsion as well as rape of a child.  More...

JLG Acquires UK-Based Power Towers

JLG Industries annouced this week that it has acquired Power Towers Ltd., a leading low level access-equipment manufacturer based in Leicester, United Kingdom, on June 1, 2015. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  More...

Obituaries

Delphine V. DeShong

Warfordsburg, 87

Delphine V. DeShong, 87, Warfordsburg, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Woodland Retirement Community in Orbisonia, Pa.  She was born August 3, 1927, in Warfordsburg. More...

Katherine E. Ball

Mercersburg, 88

Katherine Ellen “Katie” Ball, 88, Mercersburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.  She was born December 1, 1926, in Zanesville, Ind., the daughter of the late Clarence and Theila (Fisher) More...

Larry J. Gantt

Hustontown, 72

Larry Junior Gantt, 72, Hustontown, died at 1:05 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at his home.  Born January 12, 1943, at Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester and Annie (Miller) Gantt. He was married to Stella L. More...

Letters

GEM Program Looks Forward To Summer

To The Editor:  More...

Stand Up To Polluters, Support Clean Water Act

To The Editor:  Cove Creek is home to brown and rainbow trout, among other types of fish, and offers great autumn fishing. This stream, with cool temperatures and good water quality, is a perfect spot for the fishing enthusiast. More...

Sports

SF Indians Secure Second Consecutive District 5 Title

Wins first round of state playoffs

Based on their success last season, the Southern Fulton Indians’ coaching staff started this spring with expectations to not only match that same level of success within the district and Inter-County Conference but to build upon that success an More...

Flouder Tournament Results

The third annual Fulton County Flounder Tournament was held May 14, 15 and 16, 2015. Sixty-two anglers were registered for the tournament.  This tournament is held in the Chincoteague, Va., area. More...

Running For Robin Run/Walk Results

Forbes Road Class of 2018 held the first annual “Running for Robin” 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 9. The weather for the event was beautiful and approximately 103 runners/walkers participated. More...

Family

Celebrates Third

Braylin Jade Gelvin, daughter of Brandon and Hope Gelvin, celebrated her third birthday May 23, with family and friends. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  John Russell Francis, 27, Warfordsburg, and Ashley Nichole Wigfield, 24, Warfordsburg.  Jason P. More...

In Memory

BORING   In remembrance Ronald S. More...