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[ 24 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]
Jack Roddick, director of Dibert Planetarium at Shippensburg University, is also a champion disc golfer.

Jack Roddick’s head has been in the sky for about 40 years.
But that does not mean what it may imply; his smarts equal his 91 years, more than a third of which he has spent as the director of the Dibert Planetarium in Shippensburg University’s Franklin Science Center.
A past star head football coach and track coach for the university, Roddick has kept himself planted in the same place where several parts of his career have come and gone. As an assistant professor of physics, Roddick saw the …

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[ 6 Sep 2012 | No Comment ]
Ethan Goldbach, center, had his first professional acting role this summer in "Cole," at Totem Pole Playhouse. (Courtesy)

SHIPPENSBURG — While most students were making the normal preparations for the fall semester at Shippensburg University, Ethan Goldbach, a senior and Student Association president, had his mind on other things.
The Greencastle native and Honors Program student spent his days and nights rehearsing and performing in front of a packed audience at the Totem Pole Playhouse near Chambersburg in his first professional acting role in the production of “Cole.”
“Apparently they needed someone to be in the show, so they asked some local music and theatre professors …

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[ 30 Aug 2012 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG — Square dances for beginners will begin in September for singles or couples. Host is Shippen Squares Square Dance Club.
Dances will be at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 10, in Elmcroft of Shippensburg, 129 Walnut Bottom Road.
For more information, contact Dennis or Karen Statler at 369-3831 or Klstatler@centurylink.net.

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[ 26 Jan 2012 | No Comment ]

Two weeks ago Susan Spicka, was a Shippensburg mother of two daughters and the wife of a Shippensburg University professor, now she could potential be a Pennsylvania State Senator for the 33rd legislative district.
The former public school teacher who last spring helped found Education Matters in the Cumberland Valley, an organization of parents and community members trying to raise awareness about how public policy impacts public education and to encourage community members to support public schools, said she never had political aspirations before she decided …

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[ 30 Nov 2011 | One Comment ]
Michelle Graff (Photo by Morgan Young)

BY MORGAN YOUNG; Staff writer
Michelle Graff, a Shippensburg resident and mother of two, has been capturing the specials moments of the children in her community and their families in her basement photography studio for over 6 years.
The owner and operator of First Moments Photography can spend up to 10 hours setting up, shooting, and editing photos for a client.
Graff has no complaints though because as she said, “Its an honor” for her to be able to provide something tangible that Shippensburg area families can cherish for a lifetime.
“When people bring …

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[ 28 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]
Deanne Parsons

BY MORGAN YOUNG; Staff writer
Registered nurse Deanne Parsons has been serving as Shippensburg’s community nurse for 14 years and has no intention of stopping.
The program, sponsored by Shippensburg Civic Club and aided by Shippensburg United Way, Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation and Episcopal Square Apartments, has been providing free nursing care for the uninsured or under-insured of the Shippensburg area “since the time of the Spanish flu epidemic in 1917.”
Going as far as Newburg, Parsons, under the direction of a doctor, provides assistance with various medical services, such as …

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[ 14 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]
king's kettle

BY MORGAN YOUNG; Staff writer
For 16 years Pastor J.R. Wells, along with his wife Rhonda,  has helped to fill empty pantries of families in the Shippensburg area.
The director of King’s Kettle Food Pantry, an outreach of Jesus Loves You Ministries says the reason he continues to help the families of Shippensburg in need of the Pantry’s services is because it’s his calling.
Increasingly long lines of families wait outside the Pantry, three times a month for donated food products, home supplies, toiletries, and school supplies Wells and dozens of dedicated volunteers …