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[ 1 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
One of blogger Meg. B's new chicks.

Hello all!  It’s been awhile because….well, I really don’t have a great excuse except for life became a bit busy and I don’t deal well with winter weather.  I tend to hibernate and I’m sure you don’t want to hear about me getting caught up on my DVR list.
In order to get you caught back up, here are a few updates from around The Farm:
Dead Groundhog – I really didn’t want to do it but it had to be done.  A groundhog literally tried knocking on the door …

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[ 26 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]

Harrisburg >> Five Shippensburg area residents have been arrested on federal charges of drug trafficking, with three also charged in drug offenses that led to the death of 21-year-old Lurgan Township man Andrew Kyle Golter. According to a release from the U. S. States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Ashley Gries, 19, Danny Guy Forrester, 48, Michael Anthony DeCarlo, 31 Jeffrey Lynn Wright, all of Shippensburg, and Gabriel John Stouffer, 30, Newburg, were arrested and arraigned in Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Gries, Forrester, Stouffer, DeCarlo and Wright were charged by …

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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz is building a new store beside trhe old store at  359 E. King Street, Shippensburg.  Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >> Construction has started on the new Sheetz in Shippensburg.
The new building, planned to replace the current store at 359 E. King St., will become only the second Sheetz in the state to sell beer.
The company previously said 93 kinds of beer will be sold at the $3 million store scheduled for completion this summer.
The facility will act primarily as a restaurant and will include a seating area for 37 people. All beer will be sold in the quantities of single cans and bottles, six packs and 12 packs …

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[ 21 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
The former Shipwreck Pub & Inn, 105 W. King St. Shippensburg,  is now Aroogas.  Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved a liquor license transfer for the new Arooga’s in Shippensburg.
The sports bar is renovating the former Shipwreck Pub and Inn at 105 W. King St.
Arooga’s said in a Facebook post that the new location is scheduled to open in late spring and will feature more than 100 HDTVs, 50 domestic and craft beers on draft and award-winning wings with more than 40 sauces and rubs.
Hiring plans and updates on the opening date will be posted on the Arooga’s of Shippensburg Facebook and Twitter …

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[ 16 Mar 2014 | No Comment ]
Construction ramps up at Shippensburg University as two new projects are in the works. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

By Lauren Cappuccio
SHIPPENSBURG >> Work has begun on a multi-million project at Shippensburg University to update its heating and cooling systems to save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars and reduce its carbon footprint.
The $30.2 million project is funded by the state through the Capital Funding program. By the end of the project, the university expects to save around $330,000 a year in electricity costs, according to Lance Bryson, associate vice president of facilities management and planning.
“The project is necessary to replace the aging infrastructure and to take advantage of …

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[ 18 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
Cigarette use is prevalent on Shippensburg University's campus. (Photo by Mary Grace Keller/The Slate)

By Mary Grace Keller/Asst. News Editor/ The Slate
Flip the lighter open, release a flame and inhale the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking causes 393,000 deaths per year and nearly 50,000 deaths from secondhand smoke.
At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in between classes to relieve a little exam stress.
In college, students are especially vulnerable to smoking due to a lack of effective coping …

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[ 18 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
One of Evans' pieces of artwork. (Photo by Nick Hinton)

By Sarah Eyd/Managing Editor/ The Slate
Former Shippensburg University professor Margaret Evans lost her battle with cancer peacefully in her home on New Year’s Day. The calm and quiet nature of her passing was a stark contrast to her exotic and off-the-beaten path life.
A native of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York, Evans joined the Peace Corps when she was 23 and lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After 16 months in Africa, Evans crossed cultures again by moving to Korea where she started showing her photography in …

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[ 3 Feb 2014 | No Comment ]
police car

SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP >> Two men have been charged with robbery, assault and conspiracy among related charges after they reportedly attacked a Mifflinburg man and took his cell phone and wallet, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle.
Kenneth Brown, 18, Ardmore, and Connor Marsico, 18, Harrisburg reportedly approached the man as he was walking on North Earl Street on Feb. 1 around 1:30 a.m. and Brown struck him in the face while Marsico kicked him. 
Brown was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, theft, conspiracy, criminal mischief and harassment.
Marsico was charged with …

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[ 31 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
Melissa Mankamyer is planning a grand opening tonight for the Harbor, 55 W. King St., a place where sober adults can meet outside the Shippensburg bar scene. (Ryan Blackwell — Public Opinion)

SHIPPENSBURG >> “This is the safe spot, the only port in the storm if you will,” said Melissa Mankamyer, as she overlooked work being done inside The Harbor, a nautical-themed gathering place for those who don’t or can’t drink.
From the large canoe over the countertop to its maritime decorations, the 1,400 square-foot building is about to open its doors on New Year’s Eve to cater to those who live sober.
“On Friday and Saturday nights, we are going to be offering an alternative to the bar scene, shoot pool, play cards …

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[ 18 Dec 2013 | No Comment ]
police car

SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Shippensburg Police, Rashaad C. Schell, 23, Philadelphia was charged for theft by deception after reportedly using a credit card that wasn’t his to get a towed car back.
According to police, a 2007 Buick was stopped on Nov. 5 and its registration was suspended for no insurance and the operator was under suspension. The vehicle was towed to CDC Repair and Towing Service and Schell was told that he could only remove the vehicle if it were sold to another person or towed. 
An unknown person called the …