Attending high school in Shippensburg 71 years ago looked much different than it does today. Majorettes twirled batons in their ornate uniforms, complete with shako hats. Cheerleaders wore long skirts. And students enjoyed a simpler time, along with the town’s heyday.
Thousands of believers celebrated their relationship with God over the weekend as they flocked to the Shippensburg Fairgrounds for the return of Uprise Festival.
The Board of Southampton (Franklin) Township Supervisors recently presented a $500,000 donation to help with the purchase of apparatus for the West End Fire & Rescue Co.
More than 120 classic vehicles and motorcycles lined the field at the Newville Community Park Saturday to benefit those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country -- Pennsylvania’s Veterans.
The Shippensburg School Board recently voted unanimously to transfer monies from the general fund to cover the 2020-21 food service deficit of $192,290.82.
‘Tis the season for pumpkins, spice and everything nice, and many area patches are bursting at the seams with loads of gourds and pumpkins of all sizes!
In honor of National Recovery Month, members of The Harbor and the Shippensburg community gathered to Light the Night With Hope on Sept. 8 by coming together and sharing their stories of addiction, and bathing the King Street Gazebo in purple light.
Who knew that after all these years the taste of a Bigler’s Hoagie would be something that people in Shippensburg still long for? Last weekend, beginning on Friday and running through noon on Saturday, Shippensburg Church of the Brethren hosted its fourth annual Bigler’s Hoagie sale that net…
Twenty years ago America changed forever. Each Sept. 11 is a somber reminder of the nearly 3,000 people who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. Local dignitaries and community members gathered Sunday to reflect on that fateful day in 2001, to honor those we lost and to remind a…
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week his intention to name George Little to serve as Acting Secretary of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Little will replace outgoing Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, who is leaving to enter the private sector.
Newburg is gearing up for a fun weekend, especially from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 18, when the second annual Labor of Love Event gets underway at Hopewell Township Park.
Pamela Soaring Raven of SHAPE Gallery in Shippensburg hopes the newest exhibit will spark an interest in different mediums of artwork, particularly work made with plant-based fibers.
Engines rev, vibrating your entire body as you sit on the edge of your seat eagerly watching hairpin turns and dirt flying through the air. Adrenaline courses through your veins as you root for your favorite racer, enjoying a night with the family at the Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run.
Joe Neville and Eric Weller bring a wealth of knowledge to their new roles as the director and assistant director, respectively, of the Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority (SCPRA).
Eight-year-old Lucille “Lucy” Kuhn of Shippensburg ran her own lemonade stand in downtown Shippensburg last month. The young entrepreneur collected more than $900 that was donated to the cause of her choice, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.
What a difference a year makes! After enduring more than a year of the pandemic, and all of the challenges and disruptions that came with it, 2021 is really looking up! No one would agree more with this statement than Diana Nazario of Branch Creek Place in Shippensburg.
Several inches of rain were dumped in the Shippensburg and surrounding areas Wednesday as Tropical Depression Ida moved up the East Coast. A vehicle is seen driving beneath the South Fayette Street railroad underpass that began to pool with water Wednesday afternoon. Ida made landfall near N…
Shippensburg University (SU) recently received a $25,000 community improvement grant from the GIANT Co. and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to launch a student-led composting project called ShipCompost. The university was one of only 42 applicants from across the state selected to receive funding.
With a focus on protecting students and keeping them in classrooms, Gov. Tom Wolf joined the departments of Health, Human Services and Education Tuesday to discuss the current state of COVID-19 and a new Secretary of Health order requiring masks to be worn inside K-12 school buildings, early…
The defendant of the June 4 animal cruelty case in Shippensburg has asked for a recusal of Cumberland County judges and a change in venue due to the relationship between the president judge and the animal sanctuary that rescued the reported neglected animals.
Local businesses supported one another once more as this past weekend marked the second annual Ship Sales event throughout downtown Shippensburg, reeling in a successful turnout of business from the community.
Two girls, ages unknown, suffered serious injuries when their horse-and-buggy was involved in an accident with a vehicle in the 9200 block of Rowe Run Road in Southampton (Franklin) Township just after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Cpl. Scott Wolfe of the Shippensburg Police Department was recognized as Interim Police Chief during the Aug. 17 borough council meeting until a new chief is sworn in.
The year was 1971. What specific events do you remember happening 50 years ago? Walt Disney World opened in Florida, anti-war protesters marched in Washington, D.C., NASDAQ was established in New York City and Apollo 14 began its way back to earth after landing on the moon.
The Roy & Margaret McGee Annual Memorial Race was held at Path Valley Speedway Saturday night, and included the 35th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking of the construction of the raceway by Roy McGee in 1986.
Shippensburg Area School District parents, residents expressed passionate views regarding the mask mandate at the school board meeting Monday that were both in favor of and against wearing masks in district buildings.
Stone by stone, Susan Stump and Madison Bishop celebrated the completion of their labor of love -- a restored pathway using original pieces of the more than 250-year-old Octagonal School in Newburg -- by etching the year 2021 into the wet concrete.
Seniors at Branch Creek Place donated funds that helped to purchase 58 cases of bottled water, which they in turn donated to local fire companies and EMS personnel.
This weekend marks the second annual Ship Sales event in downtown Shippensburg. Pictured is Vanessa Albright shopping at Raspberry Jam during the first summer Ship Sales event last year. Head out to downtown Shippensburg this Friday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 21, to see what Shippensburg h…
Interim President Dr. Charles Patterson issued the following message to incoming students, faculty and staff pertaining to the university’s decision to institute a mask mandate as students prepare to come back to campus this week:
The Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Back to School Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Shippensburg Fairgrounds, 10131 Possum Hollow Road.
A Shippensburg native is participating in the Large-Scale Exercise (LSE 2021) aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), a U.S. Navy warship that transports and launches Marines from sea to shore as part of amphibious assault operations.
The 63rd Annual Shippensburg Fair is now part of history, but before the final curtain came down on the last evening’s horse show last month, there were an abundance of blue-ribbon winners at this year’s week-long event.
The Shippensburg Historical Society boasts a wealth of knowledge from the town’s past, and a number of events hosted by the organization hope to shed light on days gone by for the community.
The Kislak Co. Inc. recently announced the sale of Raider House Apartments, a multi-family property with 24 units located at 20 Britton Road in Shippensburg for $2,150,000.
Next Thursday marks the start of a new school year for Shippensburg Area School District students and staff to enjoy the new things ahead as this year will look as close to normal as possible with full in-person learning.
Did you know that a worker bee produces only a very small portion of honey (as little as 1/12 of a teaspoon) in its lifetime? Did you know that it takes 1,500 bees a total of one month to produce enough honey to fill a large bottle of honey?
Shippensburg Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday to spend up to $2,000 to do exploratory test holes for a possible new location for Memorial Park Pool.
The cause of a house fire that occurred last Friday night along Siloam Road in Greene Township is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal.
The 63rd Annual Shippensburg Fair is now part of history, but before the fair closed on Saturday, July 31, numerous folks from both Shippensburg and beyond made their way into the history books by winning top awards at the fair. One of those winners was Luke Garman who was one of the winners…
The News-Chronicle’s own Kim Spencer was busy baking many delicious goodies in her kitchen last weekend, preparing to enter them into the Shippensburg Community Fair. She was tickled to earn Best of Show for her homemade peach pie. Kim is one mean baker … her blue ribbon apple pie earned her…
Concerns were expressed by citizens and Vice Chairman Jean Foschi on the sale of the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (CNRC) during the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners finance meeting last Wednesday where the board voted 2-1 to transfer operations of the facility to Allai…