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The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a 5-Star Accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce – a national honor recognizing the elite status of its membership, staff and organization as a whole.

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In celebration of National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Co., http://www.giantfoodstores.com, recently announced it has completed a seven-acre pollinator-friendly solar field at its corporate headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle. This initiative is the first of its kind for a grocer…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced last week more than 4,000 close contacts of COVID-19 cases have been identified and monitored to date through the contact tracing efforts of 500 trained contact tracers throughout the state, including 130 state health nurses. These efforts incl…

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Producers of grain and forage crops are well acquainted with a myriad of pestiferous ‘bugs’ (invertebrates); which, at high population densities, often reduce yields directly through feeding damage or indirectly through pathogen transmission. These pestiferous bugs require management conside…

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A tanker carrying 6,000 gallons of milk overturned on its side at 10:12 a.m. Thursday along Dykeman Road in Shippensburg. The accident occurred just before the duck pond near Fayette Street. The driver was not injured. Shippensburg firefighters used dykes to contain the small amount of spill…

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Coy Public Library employees, Brittany Durff, left, and Deb Pelow, are pictured successfully executing a partial reopening of the library. They are shown during curbside pickup of books and materials. Any materials returned to the library are quarantined for three days prior to reentering th…

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The Shippensburg Kiwanis Club is about to wrap up its annual Blueberry Sale for 2020. This has been a different year, for sure, but the community has once again stepped up, and has been very supportive of the club’s efforts to raise funds for service projects for children and youth!

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This story is part of our “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize some of the many HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The h…

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A recent study by labor market analytics firm Emsi found that HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, contributes $1 billion to the local economy annually.

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Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact their loca…

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Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently introduced H.R. 7102, the Fixing America's Regulatory Mess To Facilitate Agricultural Byproducts and Livestock Expedited Delivery (FARM to TABLE) Act, which will strengthen our nation’s food supply chain and reduce regulatory burdens on food supp…

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The Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association is launching a “Dairy Smiles” Campaign to celebrate Summer and June Dairy Month, the PA Dairymen’s way – with milkshakes, and they want fans to participate! To enter, anyone 18 years and older is encouraged to share and post their favorite dairy or PA …

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Glenn Bange of Hanover, Daniel Eisenhart of Newville, and Thomas Knaub of Wellsville, were each elected to new three-year terms on the Adams Electric Cooperative Board of Directors during an election process that ended during an Adams Electric Credentials and Election Committee teleconferenc…

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The Cumberland County 4-H and Penn State Extension is excited to offer a Virtual Summer Camp Series with “Learn By Doing” activities. The Virtual Summer Camp is being offered June 22 - Aug. 14. These activities are for youth ages 8-18 and includes Dairy Foods and Vet Science to Forestry or e…

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Good ol’ summertime, there’s nothing quite like sunshine and 70 degrees, ice cream and taking a dip in the pool! Nothing quite like it unless it’s this summer…which is turning out to be a summer like we’ve never experienced!

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Lisa Seibert is the very enthusiastic new manager of the Book Nook located beside the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg. Seibert is a Friend of the Library, and all of her volunteers come from this group. All proceeds made by the Book Nook book sales transfer in full to the library.

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Rich Sterner was officially declared the winner of the Democratic Party primary election on June 2 to nominate its candidate for Pennsylvania Senate District 33. Sterner will now face incumbent Sen. Doug Mastriano in the November election to secure this seat.

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Crews with Penelec Electric Co. performed work on electrical lines and utility poles Tuesday in the area of Orange and Washington streets. Power was shut off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following areas: East Garfield Street, East King Street, East Orange Street, Ridge Ave, South Penn Street…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health Tuesday issued an order requiring that all hospitals take additional steps to further protect their staff and patients from COVID-19. The order requires all hospitals to develop, implement and adhere to safety measures by Monday, June 15.

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Warm greetings from the ‘Burg! Literally, I mean ‘warm’ greetings because it has been a tad on the hot side! I would have started by offering ‘summer greetings,’ but summer hasn’t officially arrived yet, and far be it for me not to be politically correct… just sayin’! 

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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…