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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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The Bulldog Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and acknowledge excellence in the educational, cultural, wellness, and extracurricular programs of the Big Spring School District by raising funds to support programs and scholarships. The foundation seeks out alumni who have outstanding acco…

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The Big Spring School Board reviewed initial cost estimates at its Oct. 1 building and property meeting for a final phase of construction to be completed through summer 2019.

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Newville Borough Council discussed several items at its Sept. 25 meeting, including disaster relief from summer flooding, the old Ribbon Mill, economic development and a possible mortgage program for first-time homebuyers. An Oct. 2 workshop also briefly discussed parking along Main Street.

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Big Spring’s director of curriculum and instruction, Robyn Euker and assistant reading department chair, Lauren Swigart presented information to the Big Spring School Board on the federal Title I Reading Program at a recent meeting.

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Newville Borough Council approved the hiring of two police officers, Shawn Gutshall and Tyler Smith, at its Sept. 25 meeting. The Newville Police Department had gone through a transition period of approximately five months with only having two hired officers, Chief Todd Koser and Officer Mat…

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Big Spring High School students have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Game against the West Perry Mustangs will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, and the King and Queen will be crowned at halftime. The Homecoming Dance will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the high scho…

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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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The Western Cumberland County (WCC) Project Fund will hold a very large Benefit Yard Sale on Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Newville Lions Club Fairgrounds for the benefit of families and individuals with special needs in our local area.

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Sixth grade teachers Sharon Beatty and Luke Nerone gave a presentation on the annual 6th grade orientation, titled “Bulldog Basics,” and Big Spring High School Principal Bill August made a presentation on 9th grade orientation, titled “Dawg Days” at last Monday's Committee of the Whole meeti…

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Two Big Spring teachers have recently been selected as recipients of the 2018-19 Outstanding Teacher Awards sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council. Every year, the Study Council takes pride in being able to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding teachers who work…

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The Big Spring Girl Scout Troop 10510 has begun its third annual Christmas project “Collecting Cuz We Care” — providing gifts to Big Spring Middle School and Big Spring High School students in need.

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Gov. Tom Wolf met privately with Department of Corrections staff at State Correctional Institution Greene Friday to discuss safety concerns amid the recent spate of staff exposure to unknown substances in several of the state’s correctional facilities. Immediately following the meeting, Wolf…

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The Big Spring School Board approved a school resource officer (SRO) agreement at its Sept. 4 meeting that will expand the district's current program from one to two armed resource officers.

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Quinton Egger, a senior at Big Spring High School, received a proclamation from Mayor Randy Finkey at last Tuesday’s Borough Council meeting. The proclamation stated that Wednesday, Aug. 29, will now be known as ‘Quinton Egger Day’ for Egger’s completion of a 4,100-mile bike ride across the …

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Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recently alerted residents of Gap, Paradise and Ronks, Lancaster County, that an individual with a suspected case of measles visited local stores and offices. The individual may have exposed others to the disease.

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel announced recently the immediate lock down of all state correctional institutions because of reports of multiple staff members sickened by unknown substances over the past few weeks.

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The renovations to Big Spring schools are in their final stages as schools opened Monday for the year. Renovations have been ongoing throughout the summer at all schools.

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Cumberland County District Attorney M.L. Ebert Jr. announced Thursday he will seek the death penalty for a man who was convicted of the 1994 shooting death of a New Cumberland Borough police officer -- a man whose original death sentence has been overturned by a July 2018 ruling that claims …

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Carolyn Kough, chairwoman of the 23rd annual Fountain Festival, donated the money raised at the June 15 and 16 event to five local nonprofits that have some of the biggest outreach in the community.

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Newville Borough Council and representatives of the planning commission discussed the formulation of a Transportation and Air Quality Task Force at an Aug. 14 Committee of the Whole meeting.

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The inaugural Newville Community Day attracted families from as far as Mechanicsburg on Saturday. Many traveled out to the Newville Lions Fairgrounds to immerse themselves in a variety of free games, activities, food — and even some cuddly and crawly critters.