Big Spring Middle School FFA students and staff brought the Pennsylvania Farm Show to Newville last week as they celebrated local agriculture with the new virtual event that was altered due to the pandemic.
The Big Spring School District administration has moved secondary level students to a more rigorous four-day schedule of instruction as officials continue to monitor the community and regional spread of the coronavirus.
Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding kicked off the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show this weekend, inviting all 12.8 million Pennsylvanians to enjoy the virtual show from the comfort of their homes and cultivate a brighter tomorrow as they explore the bounty of Pennsylvania’s strong and …
Bulldog David Gutshall has dedicated the past 16 years to serving on the Big Spring School Board, and was recognized for his service by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association during the Dec. 7 school board meeting.
The phrase “thinking outside the box” would be an appropriate way to sum up 2020. Seven days into the New Year that phrase still fits, particularly when it comes to educating our children during this pandemic.
The Borough of Newville and Newville Borough Council recognized the efforts of many volunteers and workers in town for their dedication to the borough, especially during a pandemic, at the Dec. 29 meeting.
Newville Borough Council’s Quality of Life Committee and the Newville Area Events Committee held a Christmas Wreath Sale last month that helped to benefit two Newville area nonprofit organizations. The Quality of Life Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Joey Diehl, sold wreaths to the public …
The Cumberland County Commissioners recently remembered Chief Clerk Sandy Moyle, who passed away on Christmas Day after a long illness. During a public meeting, the commissioners ordered the county flag to be flown at half-staff until Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2021, in memory of Sandy, as a testamen…
The owners of ShipDaddy are looking forward to joining the close-knit community of Newville as they prepare to move their operations to the former Ribbon Mill on Railroad Avenue.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education recently announced opportunities for agriculture and STEM learning for all ages to be featured in the 2021 Farm Show. Several opportunities will help K-12 students and teachers meet Pennsylvania academic requirements for environment a…
Dr. Jack Showley and his wife, Sharon, of the Big Spring Dental Center started an annual drive in 2013 that has kept area children warm throughout the winter, thanks to generous donations from the community.
Boy Scouts from Troop 174 in Newville helped the Newville VFW cultivate more than 1,000 pounds of potatoes this year to donate to the Big Spring Area Food Bank to feed local families in need. They delivered 600 pounds of potatoes at the end of November for the last of the 2020 distribution f…
This holiday season, residents of the Newburg area were taken on a trip down Memory Lane as they viewed the “A Christmas Past,” display that had them reminiscing over the sights of various treasures of an old-fashioned Christmas.
The Department of Agriculture recently shared the schedule for the virtual 2021 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Traditionally held in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, the department announced a move to a virtual show as Pennsylvania continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The heavy rains that fell on Christmas Eve into Christmas Day, along with the melting of about a foot of snow, caused the Conodoguinet Creek to overflow its banks, closing part of Potato Road in Upper Frankford Township and sparking the evacuation of many area families on Christmas Day.
Christmas is right around the corner, and jolly old Saint Nicholas paid a special visit to Newville Borough on Saturday to hand out toys and candy for children who were more than grateful for the festive encounter.
Santa sure gets around, especially when you need him most! He was spotted in Hopewell Township the morning of Dec. 12, through a thick fog, handing out gifts and spreading good cheer. Newburg’s Christmas in the Country Committee, along with Newburg Borough Council members, changed up their
A year ago, Peter Massara was so humbled and inspired after attending a Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap that he decided to make it his Eagle Scout project to bring Wreaths Across America to Shippensburg.
Cumberland County was blanketed in about 10 to 12 inches of snow last week, marking the first significant snowfall of the season. Joshua Dillman, 3, of Newville enjoys last week’s snow with the family’s 10-month-old Labradoodle, Blaze.
Armed with piles of wrapped gifts and Santa Claus, Newville Police Department and Friendship Hose EMS personnel delivered smiles and holiday cheer to Big Spring area children Sunday during the Shop With the Red & Blue event.
Dr. Richard Fry has spent the past 16 years instilling a sense of pride in Big Spring students, staff, administration and the community as a whole.
Last week, Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry issued an update to parents of all elementary-level students, noting the district is moving all three elementary schools to an all-virtual instruction schedule that began Monday, Dec. 14.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that on Thursday evening, he received his second negative PCR test since his diagnosis that was released last Wednesday afternoon.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine last week implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation orders and stricter efforts announced on Thursday.
Newville Borough Council added a bicycle repair station at the Newville Trailhead, located at 23 McFarland St., earlier this month. Purchased through General Recreation Inc., Lobar Associates of Dillsburg installed the new devices. Improvements totaling $22,110 were made to the Newville Trai…
Cumberland County residents were given an opportunity to learn more about the Mariner East pipeline, voice concerns and ask questions during a Dec. 2 virtual meeting with Energy Transfer representatives.
The 12th Annual Shippensburg 5K Run for Hunger Turkey Trot was held on a bright and sunny Thanksgiving morning last Thursday, with some changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including staggered start times and social distancing.
Big Spring School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Fry issued a video update Friday for all district families outlining the district’s diligent efforts to keep buildings open as COVID cases soar in the community around it.
The Cumberland County Conservation District (CCCD) has awarded two Big Spring School District teachers with the “Cumberland County Conservation District Educator of the Year” award.
A family of four -- two adults and two children -- and their pet dog were left homeless after a fire ripped through their house in the 200 block of High Mountain Road in South Newton Township around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday.
Ten Big Spring Senior Center volunteers and two staff members helped to prepare 88 Grab-and-Go Thanksgiving meals last Friday for seniors in the community. Director Cathy Graver said the food is prepared by the Pennsylvania Nutrition Group, and was delivered earlier Friday morning. The meal …
Members of the Big Spring FFA chapter have remained busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, and issued a report to members of the Big Spring School Board last Monday.
Sgt. First Class Randall D. Shughart, a 1976 graduate of BSHS, was among several local heroes Big Spring Middle School students learned about last week during a two-day Veterans Day commemoration.
Area Veterans gathered inside Big Spring High School on Veterans Day to honor the day of remembrance while Big Spring grad and U.S Army Col. Brian Fickel, spoke on his experience, as well as the importance of the U.S. military.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tedd Wheeler urged local Veterans to find ways to share their military service stories with their community during last week’s Veterans Day Ceremony outside of the Newville American Legion, while honoring his late twin, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Todd M. Wheeler as a model “Citizen Soldier.”
Women seeking an escape from a life of addiction can find shelter in the Ladies’ Lighthouse, the Harbor of Shippensburg’s new women’s recovery house in Walnut Bottom.
The Big Spring School Board learned Monday night the district administration is continuing to battle the unknowns associated with the COVID pandemic in efforts to keep schools open as other area districts have been forced to close buildings and return to an all-virtual education model.
High numbers of voters made their way to the polls last Tuesday to cast their votes in this monumental presidential election, many waiting in line an hour or longer as polls had to follow social distancing guidelines with the coronavirus pandemic.
Doug McCullough, BSHS Class of 1985, is this year’s Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Dairy Science, and is an inspiring and incredibly deserving recipient.