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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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Staff report
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, …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Officials move a gate as a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Downtown Shippensburg Pedestrian Connection Walkway beside the U.S. Post Office on King Street, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Pictured from left, Curt Cramer, Lance Hoover, Lizzie Bailey, Ben Laudermilch and Andrea Lage. Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

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, …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz opened their new store Thursday, July 8, 2014 at 359 East King Street, Shippensburg. The new store replaces the old store adjacent to it at the corner of King and Queen streets. The PLCB has given the Sheetz store approval to sell beer - making it the first convienance store in the area to sell the alcoholic beverage. Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

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 …