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The Class of 1953 of the Shippensburg High School met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Chambersburg for a Class Reunion Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 9. It had been an extended period of time since the class had been able to hold any kind of function; COVID turned our world upside down.

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Franklin County Commissioners joined Montgomery Township Supervisors and project contractors recently in celebrating the newly constructed Heisey Road Bridge in Montgomery Township with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. County Bridge 121 carries Heisey Road (T-330) over the West Branch of the Conoc…

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The Cumberland County Commissioners recently voted to award three Cumberland County higher education institutions $2.5 million through the Higher Education American Rescue Plan Recovery Grant Program (ARP). The county sent applications for submission to the following: Shippensburg and Messia…

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Fall greetings from the ‘Burg once again! It’s so nice to see the sun shining after what seemed like a never ending cast of gloomy days. Perhaps now we’ll begin to see the splendor of fall as God’s paintbrush fills the landscape with hues of autumn. Before I get into the makings of fall and …

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The county’s last operational covered bridge, located between Newville and Shippensburg in western Cumberland County, is now open to motorists after being closed for repairs and renovations. Ramp Covered Bridge crosses the Conodoguinet in Hopewell Township on Covered Bridge Road.

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Step back in time and celebrate Ship’s 150th with a new exhibit at the Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum (FA&M). The exhibit combines FA&M holdings and artifacts from the university’s archives collection housed in the Lehman Library. From dinks to band uniforms and …

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The Shippensburg Band is proud to present a free concert, its first since October of 2019, featuring the talents of local musicians of all ages performing timeless music selections. The concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Church of the Brethren, 253 E. Garfield St., Sh…

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The Kiwanis Club of Shippensburg met Tuesday evening and welcomed guest speaker Linda Butts from the Shippensburg Head Start Program. Butts has served in various capacities with  the Head Start Program over the years, and has been the director of the Head Start Program at Shippensburg Univer…

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Absentee and mail-in ballots have begun to be mailed out to Franklin County voters that have submitted an application. Specimen ballots are also available on the county’s website (www.franklincountypa.gov) for those voters who wish to examine those offices and candidates that will be appeari…

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Restoration work to the historic Ramps Bridge located in Hopewell Township is almost complete and Hopewell Township supervisors are hopeful the bridge will reopen to local traffic soon. 

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The Art Association of Harrisburg is excited to present “Nothing Pretty,” a group exhibition that explores the unknown, liminal space within the imagination from Oct. 22 through Nov. 24. This exhibition, presented in the gallery at 21 N. Front St. and sponsored by David Volkman, will open wi…

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Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), chairman of House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education, recently held a joint hearing on higher educat…

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The Burd Street Carnival is back, and will make its 2021 debut today, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 10. Proceeds from the carnival rides will benefit Friends of Memorial Park Pool who are trying to raise money for a brand new community pool. Please come, bring the entire family and  enjoy a fu…

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Welcome to this week’s Blast from the Past. In last week’s offering, I talked about the closing of Shippen Cleaners and the historic aspect of the building that stands on the corner of Earl and Orange streets in the Borough of Shippensburg.

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Hello again, and welcome to Fall! What a wonderful season it is, with all the sights, tastes and smells that everyone loves, especially me! I recently spent time at Meadowbrooke Gourds in Carlisle, and had a great time exploring their fall offerings, including a fun acorn house and giant jac…

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Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, PSECU, hosted 110 golfers for its annual PSECU Chips In Golf Outing on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course. Supported by 26 sponsors, the event raised $55,000 for this year’s beneficiary – Feeding Pennsylvania.