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By Becky Metrick
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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 …
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, …
SHIPPENSBURG >> Work is to begin soon on a new walkway in downtown Shippensburg, the first phase of a long-term project to improve walkability and link various parts of the borough.
Local leaders marked the start of the project Thursday by removing a section of fence where the walkway will be built between the post office and Shippensburg Historical Society.
“It’s exciting because it’s one part of what we see as a much larger picture,” said Andrea Lage, Shippensburg council president. “We want to showcase Shippensburg’s downtown, which is an amazing resource, …
SHIPPENSBURG >>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved the transfer of a liquor license that will allow Sheetz to sell beer in Shippensburg.
The new Sheetz at 359 East King Street opened Thursday morning but was not immediately selling beer.
The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved the transfer of a license from Ruby Tuesday Inc. of Mechanicsburg.
A spokeswoman for the LCB said an application to release the license from safekeeping and fee must be filed before the department can conduct a site inspection.
If during the inspection, construction was completed as planned and …
SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, Sean D. Varner, 21, Amberson reportedly shot handgun rounds into the air at a Shippensburg man’s residence on July 7.
Police say the incident occurred in the 900 block of Ritner Highway around 11:30 p.m.
Charges are pending, according to police.
SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg will have many activities this Friday evening to celebrate Independence Day.
Shippensburg Memorial Park pool will be open free to the public from noon until 6 p.m. during the day and starting at 2 p.m., there will be games including the annual pop drop, a water balloon toss, relay races, lifeguard challenge and games for children 5 and under.
The Town Band will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. and the annual candy scramble will be held inside the football stadium shortly before the fireworks display, which will be occurring …
By Becky Metrick
CHAMBERSBURG >> John Louis Arout will face aggravated assault and other charges at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Arout, 33, allegedly beat a woman and tried to confine her to a Shippensburg home on June 24, according to charging documents.
Arout had allegedly argued with the unidentified woman while at a bar earlier in the evening, according to court documents. The woman left and went to bed, she told Shippensburg Police.
Soon after, Arout allegedly arrived at the residence and turned off the circuit breakers in the apartment, according to charging …
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By T.W. Burger
SHIPPENSBURG >> As ribbon-cuttings go, it was pretty dramatic.
On Monday, officials ranging from Franklin County and Washington lawmakers, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, and high-level Volvo management officially opened their new North American Customer Center at their Shippensburg manufacturing site.
Well, not exactly a “ribbon” cutting.
One of Volvo’s smaller construction vehicles shouldered its way between a row of bigwigs and snipped through a thick, bright red chain with something that looked like the business end of a very large snapping turtle, but made of heavy steel.
The 20,000 square-foot …
By Amber South
SHIPPENSBURG >> Youth in Shippensburg this summer can travel the high seas to a free lunch every weekday.
The Shippensburg Summer Lunch Program takes place Monday through Friday through Aug. 15. Youth ages 5 to 18 participate in “Treasure Island” themed activities from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Shippensburg Public Library Annex and then get a free lunch. They can come for just the lunch, if they want.
About 13 kids came Monday for the first day of activities focused on the book by R.L. Stevenson, said volunteer Jordan Kahlbaugh. Kids …
By Marcus Rauhut
@MarcusRauhutPO on Twitter
SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Area School Board is to revisit a property tax incentive for a proposed distribution center.
Pulp and paper company Georgia Pacific is considering two sites near Shippensburg for a distribution facility.
On Monday the school board voted down a 7-year Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement incentive for the project.
Developers plan to come back with a modified proposal to try to address some of the concerns, according to school district Superintendent Beth Bender. The school board has a special meeting scheduled for June 25 where …