[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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[ 1 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, three individuals from Chambersburg were attacked on Aug. 31 around 2:40 a.m.
Police say that Wyatt J. Henry, 18, Ja’tyes R. Brown, 19, and an unnamed juvenile reported that they were attacked by a group of unknown males around 2:40 a.m. on Richard Street and sustained injuries by a broken glass bottle.
Anyone with information may contact police at 264-5161.

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[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
First responders and members of the Corn Festival committee participate in emergency preparedness exercises for the big event. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Area First responders and members of the Shippensburg Corn Festival Committee conducted a table top exercise on Aug. 12 to prepare in the case of an emergency, according to the Shippensburg Fire Department.
Those in attendance participated with three scenarios to exercise our emergency action plan for the festival. The three scenarios addressed a downtown fire, a mass casualty incident and a weather emergency.
All in attendance agreed that this was an eye opening experience and that more of these types of exercise are needed to prepare for an emergency in the downtown area during the festival.  Additional training will …

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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Participants in a past corn eating contest. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> The 34th annual Shippensburg Corn Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, rain or shine, in downtown Shippensburg.
Seven blocks of King Street, Shippensburg’s main thoroughfare, become a bazaar for a day with more than 300 vendors of handmade crafts and fabulous food, great family-friendly entertainment, crafts demonstrations, special activities for kids, an antique car show and the festival’s exciting, sixth annual Corn Eating Contest.
Contestants may register for the Corn Eating Contest until the start of the 11:30 a.m. event. Cash prizes go to …

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[ 11 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG >> Bearding Man is pleased to announce the inaugural Bearding Man Music Festival & Facial Hair Competition on Sept. 6, 2014 at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.
Hirsute hordes will gather to compete in eleven categories from which a victor will arise with one beard to rule them, upon whom the title “The Lord of The Beards” shall be bestowed.
“I want to create a place where people can connect with those that are choosing to pursue their passion—which is always risky,” said Bearding Man founder, Jason Stauffer.”Whether it’s a band, …

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[ 6 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> A white and tan pit bull mix was found in the 200 block of Dykeman Road on Aug. 1, according to the Shippensburg Police Department.
The owner or anyone with knowledge of who the owner is may contact Better Days Animal Shelter at 866-493-3590.

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[ 1 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Three people have been charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Shippensburg Rite Aid.
Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, have arrested Aaren McMichael, 24, Shippensburg; Valicity Cordle, 20, Newburg; and Jonathan Koehler, 19, Dallas.
Police identified the suspects through a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop H Vice Unit and the Franklin County Drug Task Force.
Troopers responded to an armed robbery at 3:45 p.m. July 29 at the store located at 300 S. Fayette St.
Police said two people entered the store and forced all employees to …

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[ 30 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Police are looking for two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a Shippensburg area pharmacy on Tuesday.
Troopers from Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, responded to the Rite Aid at 300 S. Fayette St. at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an armed robbery.
Police said two suspects entered the store and forced all employees to the pharmacy area at knife point.
The suspects obtained prescription medication and fled out the front door in an unknown direction.
One suspect is approximately 5′ 6″ to 5′ 8″ and the second …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Jordan Fleming is crowned 2014 Miss Shippensburg Fair queen. Photo by Kerri Fleegle.

By Becky Metrick
@BeckyMetrickPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> In a swirl of glitter, gowns and deeply rooted farm traditions, four lucky ladies were crowned this year’s Little Miss and Miss Shippensburg Fair Queens and runners up on Monday night. The two competitions, sponsored by two dozen local businesses, hosted 14 girls from each age group for the competition.
In the Little Miss competition, Breanne Rotz took home the title of Little Miss Shippensburg Fair and Jossalyn Eckert won Little Miss Shippensburg Fair Princess.
The two girls, Rotz wearing pink and Eckert in a white …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Aaron Feather, 30, Shippensburg will be competing in the International Tree Climbing competition on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Ever since he was a kid, Aaron Feather, Shippensburg, has been climbing trees.
The 30-year-old certified arborist said it got him into trouble more than once when he came home covered in sap and pine chips. But years later, he’s become a top tree climbing competitor in the region.
Feather, who has worked for nine years as a production foreman and safety coordinator with Cumberland Valley Tree Service, will compete Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at the International Tree Climbing Association in Milwaukee, Wis.
While he has competed for four years, …