Many fire and EMS companies attended the funeral service for Gregory A. Bretzman, former Firefighter and Fire Chief of The Mount Holly Springs Fire Co. and former Fire Chief of Dickinson Township, Saturday.
Gallons of milk were given to Newville area residents Saturday during one of the county’s many milk drops that have been held throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Hungry families coming to and from Newville Community Park can now help themselves to a quick bite to eat courtesy of Zion Lutheran Church.
Last Tuesday was Diploma Day for graduating Big Spring High School seniors, as they picked up their diplomas in a socially distanced, non-traditional commencement ceremony at Bulldog Stadium.
Several fire companies from both Cumberland and Franklin counties were called to the scene of a house fire at 13920 Reservoir Lane in Lurgan Township just after 5:30 Monday morning.
Newville Borough Council has been working for the past year to amend its rental inspection ordinance to tighten up some of the regulations for landlords who fail to correct violations found at their properties.
The Pennsylvania General Primary Election came and went without much fanfare, overshadowed by a global pandemic and social justice issues going on throughout the country.
Big Spring High School Principal Bill August didn’t expect to be delivering the Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony program virtually from his basement.
Cumberland County will be moving into the Green Phase as part of the governor’s plan to Reopen Pennsylvania at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 12. The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will announce its measures for a safe reopening process of county government operations this week.
Dennis Kling of Shippensburg, a Veteran of the U.S. Army submitted this photo that was taken in May of 1970, in Da-Nang, Vietnam, during the war. A similar photo was published in the June 2, 1970, edition of The Shippensburg News-Chronicle. Pictured, from left, are: Army Staff Sgt. Bob Burns…
Ten Big Spring High School students were named to the 2020 Prom Court. The theme was ‘Fire and Ice,’ and voting was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Congratulations to the following students for being named to the Prom Court: Wade Barrick, Emilee Fulkroad, Tyler Koser, Alexand…
The coronavirus pandemic has not been able to silence the music in the Big Spring School District, as Music Department Chair Adam Nobile has been busy during the past two months showing students the importance of music during the shutdown.
Pennsylvania State Police said Shawn Leone Harrison, 49, of Carlisle, sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy in his Spring View Street home March 7 and 8, according to information released Wednesday.
The Big Spring High School Class of 2020 will be honored with a Recognition Procession to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5. Students participating in the procession have been invited to wear their cap and gown. Students will operate their personal vehicles during the procession.
Austin Walter and Gabrielle Reifsnyder were virtually crowned the 2020 Big Spring High School Prom King and Queen last week. Austin and Gabi were among 10 students named to the Prom Court for the Fire and Ice prom theme. The Prom Court also included: Wade Barrick, Emilee Fulkroad, Tyler Kose…
Though the traditional Memorial Day services in Newville were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Newville Joint Veterans Council held a closed ceremony at the American Legion Saturday to honor all area Veterans who have passed. A video of the ceremony is posted on the borough’s we…
Signs line Mount Rock Road outside the entrance to Big Spring High School recognizing the 226 members of Big Spring’s Class of 2020. Big Spring High School’s seniors will celebrate with a parade through Newville at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, the day graduation would have been held. Later in June…
Big Spring School District teachers and staff have opened up their checkbooks to help students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.
A lawn chair on the front porch of Ernie Lynch’s residence was the hottest ticket in town Sunday, as cars paraded down Gilbert Road in Cleversburg to surprise Lynch on his 90th birthday.
Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes are the healthcare professionals, who are saving others and risking their own liv…
Newville Borough Council discussed revisions to the rental inspection ordinance, among other items, during a virtual public work session on May 5. The meeting was live streamed on YouTube.
Newville native Olivia Brandt was born to serve others, and she felt a calling to treat COVID-19 patients in the epicenter of the pandemic.
The lost burial flag of a Vietnam Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient took an unlikely journey back to its rightful owner recently because of the diligent work of a local Veteran.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.
On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, we would like to clarify our position on the issue of COVID-19 and the current state of emergency for Cumberland County. At this time the county remains in the Red Phase.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many dairy farmers across the state and nation to dump thousands of gallons of milk as processing plants find themselves with a surplus supply with the closure of schools and restaurants.
The Big Spring School District Administration is currently working on tentative plans for the Class of 2020’s commencement, and the opening of school in the fall.
Big Spring grad and Shippensburg University student Rebecca Fickel is using her entrepreneurial spirit and self-taught sewing skills to find a new way to help the community during the current health crisis.
The Borough of Newville is hoping to bring unity to town through the coronavirus pandemic with the sale of yard signs, which will also benefit Neighbors in Christ.
Three Borough of Newville employees delivered relief to the Big Spring Area Food Bank Thursday in the form of two skids of food from Saylor’s Market.
The number of reported COVID-19-related deaths in the state of Pennsylvania, and the process of reporting those deaths has been under scrutiny recently by the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association.
Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) has introduced legislation that would help clear up inconsistencies in how COVID-19 deaths are being reported in Pennsylvania and ensure county coroners are notified of all suspected deaths caused by the virus within their area of jurisdiction.
Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently announced that 23 students from Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have received nominations for the U.S. Service Academies. These students, if they receive an appointment directly from an academy, will have the opportunity to attend the …
While many area residents are stuck at home in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus, local law enforcement officers remain on the frontlines adjusting to a new normal while still keeping residents safe.
A group of young adults from Newville First Church of God is helping to fulfill the needs of the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Weis Markets recently announced that it has made the following adjustments to its COVID-19 safety policies and procedures in its Pennsylvania stores: