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This year marks the 60th year the Pennsylvania Council of Churches has conducted inter-denominational worship services in state and federal parks and private campgrounds across the commonwealth. Each year, services are offered from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend to the more t…

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The House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 1108, which sets the guidelines for the distribution of $2.6 billion in federal funds for the state. Under the bill, Franklin County would receive $14 million, out of $625 million designated for counties, to help address impacts from t…

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The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, launched a new Dairy Campaign, “We Are Your Dairy Farmers: Stronger Together, Buy Local, Choose PA Dairy,” last month to encourage families to support their local farm families who work hard daily to produce fresh, local milk and dairy products to fee…

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Over the past several years, Penn State Extension has organized Youth Dairy Day events in three counties across Pennsylvania, including Franklin, Indiana and Huntingdon. These free events have provided more than 200 youth each year the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and educati…

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Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association president Dr. Kate Harnish recently reminded Pennsylvanians of the importance of getting back on track with regularly scheduled pet vaccinations and boosters. Maintaining up-to-date vaccines is not only imp…

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The new Christmas tree has arrived in the Borough of Newburg, and took up residence in its new home on the square Monday morning. The 15-foot Norway Spruce replaces the old deteriorating tree and will make its first holiday appearance this season. Delivered and planted by Artisan Arborist Tr…

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Monica Logan is the newest member of Newburg Borough Council. She was sworn in during Monday evening’s meeting by council president Nathan Shoemaker. Logan has lived in the borough for two years, and decided she wanted to serve on council because she likes to get things done. ‘Honestly, I li…

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Cumberland County Libraries will reopen using a phased-in approach based on the commonwealth’s Framework for Reopening Public Libraries. While plans are being developed and implemented, residents should visit the Library System website, to access information for each of their favorite libraries.  

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week announced that the cashless, All-Electronic Tolling (AET) system instituted March 16 to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus will become permanent — a decision that will result in the layoff of approximately 500 employees, primarily toll co…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently kicked off the 11th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, which encourages employees from all federal departments and agencies to give in-kind contributions -- food, services, and time -- to food banks and pantries. This …

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Monday approved the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,509,559, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.

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The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater presents the next show in their 2020 season: “Mamma Mia!” This spectacular mega-musical will open July 24 at the playhouse, which is located at 44 N. Potomac St., Rear, in the heart of Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

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Robert T. Henry Pharmacy of Shippensburg generously donated 17 bottles of hand sanitizer to the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg recently. The Coy Library is very appreciative for their generosity and continued commitment to the community.

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Chad-Alan Carr of Gettysburg is being honored with the Shining Star Award by the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). The 2020 AACT National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACTFest 2021 National Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, June 14-19, 2021.

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The Wolf Administration understands the need to secure child care options as parents and caregivers return to work in counties designated as in the yellow or green phase across Pennsylvania in accordance with the governor’s phased reopening plan. Families select summer child care based on nu…

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Greetings from the ‘Burg! Well it’s official, another Memorial Day celebration in Newburg has come and gone, but not before having a proper recognition for all who fought and died to ensure and embrace the many freedoms that we do today. 

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and PennAg Industries recently announced that $280,000 is available to Pennsylvania’s poultry, swine, lamb, goat, and sheep processors to reimburse costs associated with the purchase of personal protective equipment for their workforce through the C…

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The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg, located at 73 W. King St. in downtown Shippensburg, is poised to reopen Monday, June 1, on a limited basis.

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Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced 12 additional Pennsylvania counties, including Cumberland County, will move to the yellow phase of reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Other counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne and Yo…

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Cumberland County Seniors who need a meal, are able to sign up at one of the six senior centers across the county to receive one. Although all the centers are closed until further notice, seniors can still pick one up at local centers.

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Dedicating himself to his country and community, Shippensburg University ROTC Cadet William Lamont V is making the most of his time in quarantine by manufacturing 3D printed face shields for healthcare workers and first responders.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many things to be put on hold for a while, not only nationally and statewide, but also in our personal lives and responsibilities. Due to the cancellation of meetings, seasonal changes, school closings, etc., this article about our most recent students of the…

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In the WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital Catheterization Lab, you can expect to hear the beeps and rings of heart monitors and medical equipment. However, these days you’ll also hear the buzzing of six sewing machines working to make handmade masks.

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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved placing the 2020-21 Fiscal Budget on public view. The total revenue in the fiscal budget is $57,509,559, which predominantly consists of Human Services funding.