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Editor’s Note: This is the final installation in a four-part series that highlights the many sewing factories that once called Shippensburg home, and the people who worked in them. The first part is published in the Feb. 11 edition, the second in the Feb. 18 edition, and the third in the Feb…

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The Ramps Covered Bridge in Hopewell Township has stood the test of time…well over 100 years since its construction in the late 1800s. The historic structure has been a part of the Newburg landscape in Hopewell Township, and has weathered the elements of rain, snow, ice and flooding for many…

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Local post office personnel say they aren’t currently experiencing staffing issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while many area residents have complained about missing mail and packages for several days or weeks. Other local postal employees have resigned from their posts due to reported fr…

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SitelogIQ provided the opportunity for the Shippensburg School Board and the community to learn about their Enhanced District Options Study (EDOS), which suggested ways for the district to improve the quality of student success, as well as the existing buildings.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week that the resurfacing project is set to begin on U.S. Route 11 in Shippensburg Borough and Shippensburg and Southampton (Cumberland) townships.

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The Shippensburg FFA held a celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to honor Keystone Degree Recipients, and the First Year Jacket Scholarship Winners. Normally, these FFA members would be recognized during the Mid-Winter Convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Since the Farm Show was held virtual…

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Volunteer fire companies from three counties -- Cumberland, Franklin and Adams -- were dispatched at 5:06 a.m. Tuesday morning to a reported house fire located at 110 Three Turn Road, Southampton (Cumberland) Township, off of Ridge Road in the Big Flat area of the mountain. The home’s occupa…

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Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Tuesday, predicting six more weeks of winter. For the first-ever virtual Groundhog Day celebration, visitors from all over the world tuned in to see Phil make his highly anticipated weather prognostication for the 135…

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In a special meeting of the Shippensburg Area School Board held Monday, called in the middle of last week during an executive session, directors voted to bring students back full-time, beginning Feb. 22, depending on the coronavirus’ rate of community spread.

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Jerome Kater never wanted any recognition for the work he does in the Shippensburg community. He’s quite content doing what he does best, helping others, without any notoriety. In fact, when he was nominated for the for WGAL ‘8 Who Care’ Award in September, he did his best to downplay the re…

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Free COVID-19 testing is available for all Cumberland County residents between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, through Monday, Feb. 1, at the U.S Army Heritage and Education Center. The pop-up testing is a partnership with the county, Pennsylvania Department of Health, its provider AMI …

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The 5th Annual UPMC Ice Art Festival in Downtown Carlisle will be held Feb. 5, 6, 7. Hosted by the LoveCarlisle/Downtown Carlisle Association, more than 50 sculptures will populate historic downtown for your socially distanced browsing and picture-taking fun.

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This offering of a Blast from the Past takes residents back to two popular downtown shopping destinations, Viener’s Store and G.C. Murphy Co. These businesses were located just two doors down from one another, with G.C. Murphy still in operation decades after Viener’s Store closed its doors.

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Timothy L. DeFoor was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 52nd Auditor General and, in so doing, became the first African American and person of color in Pennsylvania to be elected to a statewide row office. DeFoor promised taxpayers that he will hold state government accountable for how it s…

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The start of a new year is often a time when small towns and municipalities, big boroughs and townships and other government agencies roll up their sleeves, and get to work on a new set of goals and ideas for the respective communities in which they serve. The small town of Newburg is no dif…

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All three Shippensburg fire departments were kept busy Monday afternoon soon after a power outage occurred in the borough, knocking out power in businesses and traffic lights around 2:15 p.m. 

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As a step forward and a way to follow guidance set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Shippensburg School Board has approved a recommendation to bring elementary students, as well as Individualized Education Plan (IEP), students back to a hybrid schedule by the end …

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Southampton (Franklin) Township officials are in the process of preparing a Master Site Development Plan for Furnace Run Park off of Lindsay Lot Road to create a public nature park for the community to enjoy.