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A garage and its contents located to the rear of 91 W. Main St. in Plainfield, West Pennsboro Township, were damaged by fire around 10:50 a.m. last Friday.

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.”

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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. 

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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.