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Friends, family, and the girls of the Big Spring Volleyball Team are joining forces to sponsor a benefit chicken BBQ and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trinity Fellowship Center in Walnut Bottom.  All monies raised will go to Big Spring grad Chuck Witter of Penn Township and his family fo…

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Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-89) paid tribute Oct. 15 to his predecessor, Rep. Jeff Coy who passed away June 4. Coy represented the 89th Legislative District in Franklin and Cumberland counties from 1982 to 2004. During his tenure, he served as both Democratic Caucus chairman and secretary.

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A pickup truck was destroyed by flames at 3:02 p.m. Monday, in the area of 80 W. Burd St. in Shippensburg Borough. Upon arrival of the first unit on the scene, firefighters found flames and smoke coming from the engine compartment of the truck. The fire was brought under control in approxima…

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Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FCCTC) and the Franklin County Public Safety Training Center (FCPSTC) came to an agreement Sept. 27 to provide fire and rescue training for 12th grade students within the six school districts of Franklin County.

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David Rice resigned as principal of Shippensburg Area Middle School late last week for family-related reasons, according to an announcement Monday by Superintendent Dr. Jerry Wilson.

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This weekend’s Fall Fling was a great way to usher in the fall season with hay rides, pumpkins, live music and great food. Held on the grounds of Southampton (Cumberland) Township’s Community Center in Cleversburg, the annual event saw more than 100 children and their families turn out for s…

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Shippensburg Township has tentatively agreed to acquire the property located at 300 Britton Road for roughly $200,000. The property, which sits in between the northern and southern portion of Shippensburg Township Park along Fogelsanger Road, was once home to the family of Col. James Burd.

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A 29-year-old Chambersburg woman was killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred along Interstate 81 North at mile marker 28.2 in Southampton (Cumberland) Township.

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Orrstown Financial Services Inc., the bank holding company for Orrstown Bank based in Shippensburg, announced the successful closing of the previously announced acquisition of Mercersburg Financial Corp. this month. In connection with the holding company merger, Mercersburg’s banking subsidi…

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Hard work has paid off for four Shippensburg University students who have pushed their way to the top 20 percent of all ROTC cadets from nearly 1,000 colleges and universities across the country.

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The Shippensburg Area School board discussed four items of business at its Monday work session: bus discipline policy, dress code policy, old kitchen equipment and an update to their Flagship Proud projects, which include a renovated high school entrance and auditorium as well as a new multi…

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In response to a Sept. 20 Ed Sheaffer article in the News-Chronicle about Gettel's Graveyard off of Neil Road in Southampton (Cumberland) Township, the township revealed that its staff did clean up the abandoned cemetery in the spring. Supervisor Butch O'Donnell said a lot of brush was clear…

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Five vehicles were involved in an accident around 6:28 a.m. last Thursday, at the intersection of Mount Rock Road and Molly Pitcher Highway North, Southampton (Franklin) Township, Shippensburg. The accident involved a tractor-trailer, two pickup trucks and two passenger cars. One person repo…

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Drug overdose deaths have surpassed auto accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths, both in the nation and in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has the 5th worst drug overdose mortality rate in the nation. Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background.  

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Calvin Lee Shoap was born on Walnut Bottom Road near Shippensburg on May 6, 1899, to Joseph and Rebecca (Laughery) Shoap. Calvin's father was a railroad construction foreman and the family moved frequently. According to one newspaper article, they lived in Martinsburg, Williamsport, Chambers…

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Fire Chief Dave Ocker of the Cumberland Valley Hose Co. urged the borough to reconsider consolidating the Shippensburg Fire Department at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Sheri Woodall, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, presented a new index in which the state will be holding schools accountable at its Sept. 24 school board meeting.

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Shippensburg University students last Wednesday experienced a night with comedian W. Kamau Bell for a Day of Human Understanding.

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Bearding Man is pleased to announce Bearding Man Returns, their 4th annual Facial Hair Competition. After a brief hiatus, Bearding Man is back on Oct. 13, at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.

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Ninety-one-year-old John Doyle, who suffers from dementia, left his home in the 100 block of Cottage Road last Wednesday with his walker in tow. After a good hike, he fell and became trapped in a culvert, prompting a search that lasted nearly 24 hours.

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Area fire departments were dispatched to a reported house fire with possible entrapment at 11 S. Penn St. in the Borough of Shippensburg at 9:52 p.m. last Wednesday night.  

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The Shippensburg Downtown Organizations Investing Together (D.O.I.T.) nonprofit celebrated its second annual Farm-To-Table Dinner Saturday in the borough parking lot off of McCreary Avenue. An array of locally-grown foods was enjoyed by more than 100 attendees during the event. The menu incl…

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Seven-year-old Adisyn Lindsey of Chambersburg listened intently last Saturday as Don Burkholder explained the art of pottery making to her. He showed her how to throw the clay into the middle of the wheel, press it down, then immerse her hands into the muddy water to then create her masterpi…

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Shippensburg Area Senior High School has named students to the 2018 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday night during the Homecoming Game against the Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils. The Homecoming Dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, in the high school. Pic…

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Members of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Laureate Epsilon WU recently donated $100 to the Shippensburg Little League in memory of Tom Ginnick. Ginnick was an avid supporter of the Shippensburg Little League and served in many capacities over the years for the league. Presenting the check to…

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Shippensburg FFA (Future Farmers of America) earned a trip to one of the nation’s biggest regional competitions and fairs this month, showing how they are some of the best young ag marketers in the area.

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The Shippensburg Beer and Wine Festival had an improved encore Saturday as the second annual event brought more people and better weather than its inaugural show. People were out with their families and friends as a way to benefit the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, D.O.I.T. and the S…

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Hundreds of area children and their families went down on the farm this Saturday as they learned just what is involved with operating a family farm during an annual fun and educational event sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau.

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With the goal of serving as a community resource and to support safe learning environments, Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick announced recently that station commanders will ensure troopers visit schools and colleges located in th…

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United Way of the Shippensburg Area held its 8th annual kickoff event for the new campaign Thursday as the organization embarks on a fundraising goal of $225,000 to help fight community issues surrounding health, education and income. Summit Health sponsored and hosted the mixer as a time to…

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Pennsylvania State Police said Tiffany E. Houp, 34, of Chambersburg suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a pedestrian accident that occurred along Pinola Road in Southampton (Franklin) Township at 9:36 a.m. Saturday.