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WellSpan Health last month announced the system’s 100,000th vaccine was administered in York County on March 4. The milestone is marked with the expansion of WellSpan’s vaccination plans to ensure every community member in south-central Pennsylvania has equitable access to the shot of hope. 

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As Shippensburg University continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, students are still actively finding ways to serve and make a difference in our local community. The Office of Community Engagement is offering a variety of ways to serve this semester in-person and virtually. On Friday, …

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It’s back! After a long break, our “Meet the Pastor”column is back! There have been so many changes in our local churches over the last year that it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on! But, now that life is beginning to get back to a somewhat normal status, I will do my best t…

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Pick Up Pennsylvania is in full swing. The community improvement initiative opened to the public on March 1 and will continue through May 31. This annual initiative offers registered participants free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests provided by support from the Pennsylvania Department o…

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From EMT’s to Paramedics to Flight Medics, two Shippensburg natives met up with each other last Saturday evening at a designated landing zone to the rear of the Fayetteville Fire Co. for a double flyout for two patients injured in a motorcycle crash.

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With no substitute for blood and no way to manufacture it, volunteer donors are essential for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mis…

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This week’s offering of A Blast from the Past is slightly different from my usual renderings. The headline that caught my eye this time around in the April 18, 1952 edition of The News-Chronicle was the column feature, “These Are Our Teachers.”

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A pipe replacement project planned for this weekend on Route 11 at the intersection with Route 174 in Shippensburg Township at the Shippensburg Borough line in Cumberland County, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

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With only 6 months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards…

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To deter the filing of frivolous lawsuits relating to COVID-19, which would provide protections to small businesses, institutions of education and others, the House approved Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) House Bill 605.

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Recycling is an ongoing process aimed at keeping America clean. Volunteers at New Hope Recycling in Newburg last week were busy throughout the morning as Newburg Borough, Hopewell Township and nearby residents brought their recyclables to the center. Get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning b…

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The restoration of the Ramps Covered Bridge in Newburg is well underway, with about 50 percent of the work completed. When finished, the bridge will have new flooring, a new roof, new siding and all other repair work finished in order to keep the bridge standing for another 150 years. Most o…

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The Shippensburg University Children’s Fair returns from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Ship Rec facility, located at 533 Lancaster Drive. The annual event is part of Ship Serves, the University’s service-learning program, and is made possible by student, faculty, and staff vol…

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Local musicians have resumed their regular 1 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, outdoor casual drop-in musical jam sessions next to Branch Creek. Audiences and more musicians are always welcome. The group gathers on the lawn near the library bridge over Branch Creek, by the creekside entrance to t…

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Five female members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives -- Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny), Dawn Keefer (York/Cumberland) and Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre) --  recently held a press conference introducing House …

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Anticipation is growing as the 160th birthday of Newburg approaches in April! Newburg was incorporated into a borough on April 17, 1861, and this year on that same date, members of the Nostalgic Newburg Committee will host an All-You-Can- Eat Pancake Breakfast to mark this wonderful milestone!

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The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is honoring all Pennsylvanians who served in the Vietnam War as part of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The DMVA is an official partner in the Department of Defense’s Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of t…

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The Shippensburg Art Market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the First Friday of each month from April to October, at The Fora, 10-16 E. King St. The first Art Market of the season starts this Friday. A number of vendors will sell their locally made wares, with Redemption BBQ selling food fo…

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The Coy Public Library of Shippensburg children’s room has a new school of fish! The new fish will be joining our long-time favorite children’s room goldfish, ‘Bubbles.’ In other library news, Miss Sami and Miss Chloe will host outdoor children’s programming in April, and are looking forward…

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday that a contractor is scheduled to complete work on a 10.5-mile section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. The project limits extend from the bridge over Kutz Road in Penn Township through Dickinson and South Middle…

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The volunteer members of the Newburg-Hopewell Fire  Co. had a very successful Easter egg sale this year. Larry Singer, spokesperson for the company said, ‘We made a total of 31,495 chocolate-covered eggs this year, peanut butter, cherry and coconut. On behalf of the company, we would like to…

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UPMC recently announced the appointment of Jarrod Johnson, M.B.A., N.H.A, F.A.C.H.E., as president of UPMC Carlisle. Johnson succeeds Lou Baverso, who continues to serve as chief operating officer, UPMC Pinnacle, and president of the Central Region, and has oversight for UPMC Pinnacle Commun…

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When asked why they were drawn to apply to the Master Watershed Steward (MWS) program, people often share a story that involves a favorite body of water, or a special outdoor place that, over time, was transformed, became polluted or was otherwise impacted. Other stories involve family campi…

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Sidewalk replacement in the Borough of Newburg is underway, with Porter Concrete and Construction completing the project. A portion of sidewalk along North High Street in front of the Pavilion on the Green is currently under construction and is expected to be completed later this week.

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Construction of the new Dollar General Store along State Route 641 in Hopewell Township continues this week, as crews have been working at the site to get the building under roof. Completion of the store is expected later this summer.

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Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will offer ‘majestically’ delicious popcorn for purchase under the marquee at 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, on First Fridays this spring. ‘Our curbside popcorn stand was so popular last fall that customers have been clamoring for a re-run. And you know wh…

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Spring has sprung, and what a refreshing time of year it is! Everything is beginning to liven up, the first signs of new growth are popping through the earth, and the sound of birds singing is truly music to one’s ears, especially after the year that we have just been through!

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Congratulations to the three winners of our Word Search contest! Each winner will receive 3 free months of a subscription to the Newville Valley Times-Star or Shippensburg News-Chronicle! Winners were chosen randomly on Monday from all correct entries received.