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This month’s Franklin County Fair brought barnyard animals, tractor pulls, livestock shows and talented area residents to the grounds of the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club as the community welcomed the return of the event after last year’s was canceled due to the pandemic.

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Tuesday evening’s Baked Goods Auction at the Shippensburg Fair was the place to be if you had a sweet tooth and were looking for something to fill it with! Everything from whoopie pies, fudge, cookies and cupcakes to sticky buns and coffee cakes were up for grabs at the annual auction that b…

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Seven young ladies graced the stage at the Shippensburg Community Fairgrounds Monday to show the audience and judges their beautiful personalities and lovely gowns for a chance to be crowned Fair Queen and Fair Sweetheart.

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A very warm, but calm Sunday evening was the backdrop for the annual Vespers Service that helped usher in the 63rd Annual Shippensburg Community Fair. A crowd of approximately 200 people gathered atop the hill at the fairgrounds for an evening of music, prayer, reflection, worship and commun…

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Firefighters from West End Fire & Rescue Co. and the Vigilant Hose Co. were dispatched to a reported pickup truck fire at 5:45 p.m. last Saturday along North Morris Street in Shippensburg Borough. Fire Officials from the West End Fire & Rescue Co. stated, ‘When the first engine arriv…

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced recently that charges have been filed against three people connected to a drug distribution and human trafficking ring operating in and around Reading, Berks County. Hector M. Rivera, 50, of Reading; Dushawn O. Ellis, 31, of Reading; and Bridget …

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Trinity Pierce, 12, of Shippensburg, was busy early Sunday morning at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds tending to her goats, including the young Tiny Tim, preparing them for an upcoming show at the Shippensburg Community Fair. Pierce noted, ‘We have several goats here this year, both grownups an…

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Newville police stopped a 2000 Subaru with an expired registration on June 12 along East Main Street, near South High Street. Police said the driver, identified as Eric R. Anderson, 44, of Newville, had glassy/watery eyes, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. Police said Anderson c…

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A pickup truck was destroyed by flames in the 700 block of Greenspring Road in North Newton Township just after noon last Friday. Fire Chief Brad Stouffer of the Friendship Hose Co., said, ‘When I arrived on the scene, the engine compartment was fully engulfed in flames, and spread rapidly t…

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Newville police said a traffic stop for speeding was conducted at 8:31 p.m. July 22 on a Mercury sedan. When police made contact with the driver, they smelled marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The passenger, Jay L. Walter Jr., 27, of Fayetteville, informed officers that he was using marij…

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A local 250-year-old home is in danger of being demolished for warehouse development along Interstate 81. The limestone home and homestead of Revolutionary War Captain Alexander Peebles Sr. is located along Cramer Road in Southampton (Cumberland) Township. It is believed the house dates to t…

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently educated residents and businesses about the ways that scammers use utility-related schemes to scare or trick customers into sending them money or disclosing personal information.

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Many contestants graced the Newville Lions Club Fairgrounds stage in beautiful dresses, and exhibited their strong personalities for the judges and the crowd during the Junior Miss Newville Pageant last Wednesday.

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Members of Katie’s Place and the Cumberland Valley Habitat for Humanity recently teamed up to breathe new life into what used to be called the “bat room” at the former Valley Baking Co. Katie’s Place is a wonderful nonprofit conglomerate of organizations and volunteers under one roof that ar…

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The driver of a pickup truck suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash that occurred just after 7:30 p.m. last Friday in the 12000 block of Forge Hill Road in Roxbury, Letterkenny Township. The driver was trapped in the truck, and had to be extricated by area firefighters. The driver was…

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Pennsylvania State Police said a 37-year-old Duncannon man was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Carlisle and Pine Grove roads in Dickinson Township at 11:35 a.m. July 10.

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Seven people were injured in an accident involving a passenger car and a camper, which was being pulled by a pickup truck, at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at the tri-intersection of Newburg, Chamberlin and Ridge roads, Hopewell Township. Injuries ranged from serious to minor. Four ambulances and two par…

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One adult and two children were left homeless after flames destroyed their two-story farmhouse last Friday evening in Greene Township, and local fire companies are accepting donations to help the family.

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West End Fire & Rescue Co. and Fayetteville Fire Co. were dispatched for a reported brush fire along Interstate 81 southbound at Exit 24 Fayette Street at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday. Units found about a 25 square foot area of dry brush on fire, spreading upward towards Mount Rock Road. The fire w…

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A large, Patriotic American Flag caught the eye of passing motorists over the Fourth of July weekend in the 2900 block of Philadelphia Avenue in Greene Township. Douglas Hitchens, who served in the U.S. Army and spent a year in Iraq from 2010 to 2011, spent a few days preparing the 60-foot b…

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The night sky above Shippensburg’s Veterans Stadium was bursting with color as the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority hosted the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Many members of the community gathered in the stadium throughout the evening as SCPRA hosted vendors, t…