February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Partnership Marks National Children’s Dental Month

Offers free dental screenings

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and to celebrate the Fulton County Family Partnership (FCFP) is offering free dental screenings for children birth to 18 years of age. Screening dates are Feb. 14, 21, and 28 from 9 a.m. More...

Local & State

Republicans Seeing Lion’s Share Of Turnover In Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Retirements and other departures are poised to hit Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature particularly hard this year, as most of those who have already announced they are leaving belong to the GOP. More...

More Than $16,000 Raised As Danny Paisley Wows Foundation’s Sold-Out Bluegrass Music Crowd

Traditional bluegrass musician Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass performed to a sold-out crowd at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church’s Faith and Life Center January 20 for the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation’s scholarship f More...

Mental Health Education Program Announced Here

Free training to be offered in McConnellsburg

Each year, nearly 1 in 5 Americans experience a form of mental illness. Yet, as a society, we remain largely ignorant about the signs and symptoms, and don’t know how to help a person in need. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 29, 1998 ’98 More...

Sports

SF Band Members Play In District Band, One Makes Region Band

Southern Fulton band members attended district band at Clearfield High School January 18-19. Kadi Mellott was selected to represent Southern Fulton at the region band festival. More...

Rivers Conservation And Fly Fishing Youth Camp

Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 24th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 17-22, 2018. This year the camp will again be at Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball  McConnellsburg 62 Fannett-Metal 59, OT   More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Ricky Lee Winfield, 59, and Robertsdale, Dorean Betty Johnson, 59, Robertsdale.  Andrew Wesley Swope, 29, Needmore, and Kayla Lee Otto, 28, More...

Five Generations

Pictured are five generations of the Doris Pittman family. Standing is her great-grandson, Levi Helman; grandson Vincent Helman; and daughter Carla Helman. More...

Cards Of Thanks

SIPES The family of Frank E. Sipes wants to thank everyone who sent up prayers while Frank was sick since September 9. He knew he was on a lot of prayer chains and individual prayers. More...

Southern Fulton Sees Personnel Changes

Accepts letters of resignation

Southern Fulton school board members met Jan. 16 at their monthly meeting to hear presentations, accept letters of resignation from extracurricular activity staff, and sign a new contract for special education services. More...

Jury Finds Hollenshead Guilty In Mother, Daughter Murders

Sentencing set for April 3

After five days of testimony and three hours of closing statements from the defense and the commonwealth, the jury, in under just two hours, returned guilty verdicts Monday against Anthony Hollenshead for the May 5, 2015, shooting deaths of his wife More...

Commissioners OK Water Project Final Payment

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Pete Lynch, and Rodney McCray handled a short agenda of routine county business at their weekly meeting Jan. 23 before attending a noon meeting with the Bedford County commissioners.  More...

Obituaries

Frances M. Fiebelkorn

Robertsdale, 83

Frances M. Fiebelkorn, 83, Robertsdale, died Friday, January 26, 2018, at home, with her family by her side, under the care of Hospice. She was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Fallsburg, N.Y., the daughter of the late Chauncey and Florence (Hurt) Cook. More...

Terry L. Mellott

McConnellsburg, 67

Terry Lee Mellott, 67, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday January 24, 2018, peacefully at his home. He was born March 7, 1950, in Needmore, the son of the late Sheridan and the late Pearl (Truax) Mellott. He married Janett Shaeffer on January 20, 1992. More...

Helen Helms Morris

Berkeley Springs, 86

Helen Helms Morris, 86, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born July 25, 1931, in Bacova, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Carlisle and Helen Jewell Gumm Helms. More...

Letters

Calls Out Senator’s Socialist Healthcare Remarks

To The Editor:  I’d like to comment on Ms. Pittman’s excellent article that covered Sen. Eichelberger’s town hall meeting in McConnellsburg January 16. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Melody Gelsinger, January 27; Al Carrera, January 21; Bessie Rasp, 86 on February 5; Bradley McClain, 51 on January 29; Catherine Washabaugh, February 8; Cindy Headley, February 9; Nicole Fletcher, February 9; Chase Novak, 18 on Fe More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

The annual Racing Xtravaganza car show is on tap for this coming weekend in the Utz Arena at York Expo Center.  There are more than 130 race cars signed up for display, and there will be entertainment all weekend long, including a Cornball Spons More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Adult Basketball Adult basketball will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday night at the alumni community building. Questions, call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643. More...

Features

Nuclear Plants In Danger Of Closing

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An executive with an Ohio-based utility says its nuclear plant near Toledo is likely headed for closure.  FirstEnergy Corp.’s chief financial officer tells The Blade that the outlook is just as bad for the company More...

Man Found Dead On Tanning Bed

HAMILTON, N.J. More...

Census Of Agriculture Response Deadline One Week Away

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reminds our nation’s farmers and ranchers that the deadline for the 2017 Census of Agriculture is one week away. More...

Church News

Winter Retreat

Winter Retreat A winter retreat will be held at Camp Tohiglo, 10670 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, February 9-10, sponsored by the Fellowship of Bible Churches. Speakers will be Rev. More...

Special Music

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institue invites all to attend a night of accapella music Wednesday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. The institute is located 1 1/2 miles west of Harrisonville along Rte. 30 at the old Green Hill School.   More...

St. Stephen Services

Saint Stephen Church will hold Ash Wednesday services February 14.  Services will be at noon; liturgy of the word with distribution of ashes and mass at 5:30 p.m. with distribution of ashes. More...