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:
When Director Shani Holleran-Shenk had trouble ordering items for this month’s distribution at the Big Spring Area Food Bank, she was extremely thankful that Saylor’s Market stepped in to save the day.
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Volunteers in the Newville community have been working hard to continue providing food for Big Spring School District students during state-mandated school closures.
Andrew Neidigh of Newville has been fishing since he was 2 or 3. He recently decided to use his hobby and skill to catch trout to help feed Newville area families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Neighbors in Christ, the crisis intervention agency serving residents of the Big Spring School District, continues to operate with limited staff and social distancing protocols in place.
The staff of Green Ridge Village has been thinking outside the box to help keep residents’ spirits up during these unprecedented times.
Several Big Spring music program alumni were happy to help Director of Bands Adam Nobile compile an uplifting YouTube video celebrating their love of the universal language this week.
Big Spring educators and students took to Twitter last week to show their Bulldog spirit with a virtual pep rally. Since schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the district has been working to keep morale lifted over the last several weeks, and wanted to do something in place of…
A group of 10 Newville area seniors embraced their creative sides over the last several months thanks to a free art class offered at the Big Spring Senior Center.
Mount Rock Elementary School and the entire Big Spring School District has been working hard through the mandated closures to continue to provide uplifting messages and lessons for students while they are forced to remain at home.
Seniors in the Newville community are receiving essential meals each week thanks to the dedicated agencies and volunteers that service the area.
During a COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus.
As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders Monday to include Cumberland, Carbon, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing…
The Newville Borough Council is excited to announce its Greenway plan to create a walking trail for residents to officially experience the historic Big Spring.
The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners urged all residents to stay at home Monday, after Gov. Tom Wolf expanded the Stay at Home Order to Cumberland County through April 30.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed four bills recently to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania that bolster the health care system, benefit workers and schools, and reschedule the 2020 primary election for June 2.
The Big Spring Area Food Bank operated its monthly distribution more like a drive-through bank Monday morning to continue its mission of serving local families in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.