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Orrstown Bank is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 Orrstown Bank Foundation scholarship program. After receiving nearly 200 applications from college-bound students, the bank has selected 12 winners who will receive up to $2,500 toward their college expenses.

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jared B. Heisey, 32, of Etters, was sentenced to 2 months’ imprisonment to be followed by five months of home confinement by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for assaulting an e…

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Celebrate the Fourth of July Monday in Shippensburg with a dazzling fireworks display hosted by the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority. The display will begin at dusk over Veterans Stadium inside Memorial Park, with the stadium open beginning at 7 p.m. The Shippensburg Tow…

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Members of the Shippensburg Kiwanis Club awarded Colin Krause, a 2022 graduate of SASHS, the Tools for Work Scholarship sponsored by the club. The $500 scholarship is to help the graduate purchase tools for his/her chosen career field.

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Downtown Chambersburg Inc. has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based eco…

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The Splash Pad at Hopewell Township Park has been a busy place since the temperatures have been on the rise. Children and their parents were enjoying the start of summer at the park earlier this week. The park is located along Route 696. The Splash Pad is free for the public’s use, and is op…

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Pleasant Hall Fire Co. was dispatched last Wednesday afternoon at around 3:30 p.m. for a cat rescue from a storm drain in the Borough of Orrstown. Firefighters arrived and heard the cat meowing from inside the storm drain. They removed the cat safely, with no apparent injuries, and returned …

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With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles traveling on Pennsylvania roadways on the rise, the Wolf Administration recently reminded drivers and motorcyclists to share the road, obey traffic laws and watch out for one another throughout the riding season.

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On Tuesday, July 5, United Way of Franklin County will kick off “Stuff the Bus,” its annual school supply drive. This event provides much-needed school supplies to five local school districts in Franklin County. Last year, 24 local businesses and organizations participated by displaying scho…

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Chambersburg Town Council will review and discuss the draft comprehensive plan, Chambersburg Vision 2035, on Monday, June 27. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Utility Departments Addition to Borough Hall, 100 S. Second St., which can be accessed from the entrance…

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The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will perform three free outdoor pops concerts: at 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, at South Middleton Township Park, 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs; at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Paxton Presbyterian Church, 3500 Sharon St., Harrisburg; and at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20,…

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Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced nearly $20 million in PAsmart Advancing Grants to expand access to computer science and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for learners across the commonwealth.

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Over the past several years, Penn State Extension has organized Youth Dairy Day events in three counties across Pennsylvania. These free events have provided more than 200 youth each year the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and educational

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Nearly 300 rubber ducks raced down Branch Creek during the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg’s fifth annual Duck Derby last Saturday, which is held each year in conjunction with the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Bloom Festival.

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A cornhole tournament was held last Sunday at the Cleversburg Community Center to benefit the Shippensburg Wrestling Club. Sarah Davidson of the Shippensburg Wrestling Booster Club said, ‘The participation for this fundraising project was outstanding. We have a total of 31 teams here throwin…

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The Franklin County Commissioners are pleased to announce the county is now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The program is administered by the Franklin County Planning Department.

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Welcome back to the Blast! The most recent two columns have featured many of Shippensburg’s firsts and there are more firsts to share, but this week I’ve decided to shift gears a bit and talk about one of the oldest, well-known establishments in Shippensburg, Pague & Fegan True Value.

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The Franklin County Art Alliance opened its 50th Annual Exhibition on Sunday, June 12, with a reception and award ceremony at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville. More than $1,000 in awards was distributed to artists who hail from Franklin and Fulton counties.

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“The Sound of Music,” the perennial favorite about a problem named Maria, graces the Totem Pole Playhouse stage from June 17 through July 3. This final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein stars Ken Griggs of Chambersburg, as Capt. Von

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Around 3 a.m. on Friday, June 3, the Carlisle Police Department responded to the first block of West High Street, Carlisle, for an assault. One of the suspects (pictured) assaulted an individual on a bench at the Carlisle Square, while the other suspect recorded the incident.