October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SF To Take Part In Operation Safe Stop

For the second consecutive year, Southern Fulton School District will participate in Operation Safe Stop on Wednesday, October 19. More...

Local & State

Chamber Welcomes New Dollar General Store

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism welcomes Dollar General into its newly built store at a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday of last week. More...

Ex-U.S. Rep. Fattah’s Sentencing On Hold

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The sentencing of a longtime congressman is on hold this week while his lawyers appeal his bribery conviction following a pivotal Supreme Court ruling.  More...

Court Blocks Pro-industry Provisions Of Gas Drilling Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 3, 1996 ’96 More...

Letters

Still A Proud American Despite The Last 8 Years

To The Editor:  In response to Mr. Edwards’ letter of September 29, 2016: As a Christian I believe in the sanctity of life. Mrs. Clinton believes that the unborn has no constitutional rights.  More...

Cruise-In For A Cause Thanks Supporters

To The Editor:  We want to thank everyone for making the Cruise-In For A Cause a big success. It cannot be done without everyone who helps. Whether you were a driver who brought a car, a sponsor or just stopped by, we thank you.  More...

43rd Annual Fulton Fall Folk Festival Begins Oct. 14

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival will be here next weekend – October 14, 15 and 16.  More...

Sports

High School Sports

Volleyball   Allegany 3,  Southern Fulton 0  Southern Fulton fell to Allegany last Monday in a nonleague match 27-25, 26-24, 25-13 after pushing their opponent into extra points in the first two sets. More...

Takes 6-Point With Crossbow

Daniel Gunnell took a 6-point buck on Oct. 1 opening day of archery season. Gunnell, who is a Fulton County Probation officer, was hunting in the Harrisonville area. More...

Volleyball Standings

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Family

Fraker/Gobin Reunion Held

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held at Kenny Fraker’s Kennywood picnic grounds at Fort Littleton in July. Attending were: More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses during the past week:  James Lynn Junkins Jr., 25, McConnellsburg, and Brianna Nichelle Bitting, 21, McConnellsburg.  Jacob Forsyth Clipp, 23, Hagerstown, and Leah Elizabeth Grab, 25, Hage More...

Church News

Special Services

Join the fun at The Lighthouse Church, 3235 South Madden Road, Hustontown, Saturday, October 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fellowship and fun, hot dogs and snacks, games and prizes. Big screen movie “Jesus The Son of God” at 3 p.m. More...

In Memory

KERLIN  In loving memory of Phyllis (Fix) Kerlin on her birthday, October 10.  MISSING YOU  We’re missing you a little more  Each time we hear your name,  We’ve cried so many tears  Yet our hearts are broken More...

Man Sentenced For Pointing Gun At Motorist & Family

Cub Scout leader sentenced for theft

An 80-year-old man who pointed a handgun at a man with his family while they were looking at properties along Black Bear Road was sentenced to three months of electronic monitoring, six months of intensive supervision, 24 months of intermediate punis More...

Quilt Show Will Feature FCHS Antique Quilts

The Fulton County Quilt Club will feature antique quilts from the Fulton County Historical Society’s collection at its 36th annual quilt show during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival next weekend.  More...

Alzheimer’s Group To Host Special Speaker

Fulton County Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Support group is happy to announce that Peg Chabala of Positive Approach LLC will be the special guest speaker at its October 18 Alzheimer’s support meeting. More...

Obituaries

Leila M. Strait

Chambersburg, 91

Leila M. Strait, 91, Chambersburg, and formerly of Needmore, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at The Shook Home, Chambersburg.  She was born in Needmore, September 23, 1925, the daughter of the late Clara Ethel (Sipes) and Daniel Blair Strait. More...

Patricia R. Shuster

Everett, 84

Patricia Rommel Shuster, 84, Everett, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at home after brief hospice care.  She was born June 6, 1932, in Glassport, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Harriett (Lyon) Rommel. More...

Robert G. Diehl

Hancock, 74

Robert Grant “Bob” Diehl, 74, Hancock, died Monday, September 26, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Janet Geyer, October 3; Karrie Barton, October 9; Kevin Strait, October 14; Shelia Bivens, October 14; Linda Smith, October 17; Sherri McClain, October 15; Sandy Novak, October 14; John McGarvey, October 18; Sonnie Stenger, October More...

Hustontown

Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Happy Columbus Day to everyone on Monday, October 10. Northern Fulton Burial Association will hold its membership meeting October 10, at Hustontown Firehall at 7 p.m. They are in need of members. More...

Racing Roundup

National Open Rained Out

For the second straight year, all three nights of the Champion Oil World of Outlaws National Open were rained out at Williams Grove Speedway.  After heavy rains hit the area Thursday and Friday, the track decided to just cancel the entire weeken More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FALL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES Bake Sale The Historical Society will hold a bake sale October 14 and 15 at the Fulton House. There will be pie and ice cream, and coffee, in addition to other baked goods. Come visit the museum and enjoy the Folk Festival. More...

Features

Study: As A Species, Humans Inherit Murderous Tendencies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study.  More...

Farmers Have Good Opportunity To Plant Cover Crop This Year

Conservation Corner

With the early harvest of corn silage and high moisture corn, farmers have a great opportunity to plant a cover crop and take advantage of the growing days left this fall and improve yields in the future. More...

Ditch The Dairy To Make The Most Flavorful, Creamy Soup

This time of year, with the weather getting colder, I love to serve soup for supper. It’s an easy sell at my house, where The Husband is a soup-aholic. But with a soup this good, I firmly believe you can sell it to anyone. More...