Articles in the Franklin County News Category
SHIPPENSBURG >> The annual Stewart Foundation Community Christmas dinner will be held Tuesday, December 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Shippensburg Firefighters Activities Center, 33 W. Orange Street Shippensburg, PA 17257. Doors will open at 10:30am. Pre registration is required for all meals, eat in or delivery.
This meal is free for anyone in the community who would be alone on Christmas as well as families who are financially unable to provide a Christmas meal for themselves.
Home delivery is also available but is limited to the elderly …
SHIPPENSBURG >> Someone entered a vehicle parked on North Queen Street and stole a black Applaus guitar sometime between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 12:10 p.m. on Friday, according to Shippensburg Police.
Anyone with information may contact the Shippensburg Police Department at 532-7361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and callers may remain anonymous.
By Collin Brackin, Staff Writer/The Slate
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University’s Army ROTC program sent its Ranger Challenge team to the Cadet Command’s Second Brigade competition on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday Nov. 10. With an extremely successful performance, the Ranger Challenge team placed seventh against the 42 teams that span the Northeast region with schools from Maine to Pennsylvania.
Competing in events that test technical competencies, teamwork and mental agility, the nine-man Ranger Challenge team trained rigorously to create a bond that would stand strong under the pressures of the competition. As …
by JIM HOOK
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Mayor Bruce Hockersmith has won a fourth term.
Hockersmith, a Democrat, beat Independent candidate Frank Cressler 420-252, according to unofficial results. He took 63 percent of the vote. Hockersmith won the West End precinct in Franklin County 178-83 and the two Cumberland County districts.
Hockersmith, 304 W. King St., has served as mayor of Shippensburg for 12 years. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election.
Cressler, 9400 Molly Pitcher Highway, is a businessman in the borough.
Cressler said he wanted to facilitate things …
HARRISBURG — Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday that Colleen Harmon, daughter of Christopher and Jean Harmon of Shippensburg, will intern in his Harrisburg office this summer.
She will support Sen. Toomey’s Harrisburg staff with constituent inquiries and outreach efforts.
Harmon graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic Home School. She attends Christendom College in Virginia, and majors in English language and literature. She plans to pursue a career in law and public service.
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Four youth pastors are pulling together to increase attendance at the baccalaureate service for Shippensburg Area Senior High School by making it a more memorable experience.
Declining attendance to the Christian graduation celebration in recent years prompted Shippensburg pastors Chris Clugh, Mount Rock Church; Dan Henley, Prince Street Church; Brad Mowery, Shippensburg First Church of God; and Derek Parson, Shippensburg Church of the Nazarene, to discuss what they could do to motivate the majority of the 262 members of the Class of 2013 to …
GREENE TOWNSHIP — A 76-year-old Shippensburg woman is dead Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Route 11, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg.
Caroline V. Croft, 76, Shippensburg, was reportedly trying to return to her vehicle from a yard sale on the east side of Route 11 near Pinoak Court at 10:27 a.m., according to police.
Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg report that her vehicle was parked off the road on the south shoulder and she was struck while close to her vehicle where she was killed instantly.
By AMBER SOUTH
A Shippensburg health center is spreading its work beyond its walls and into the community.
Through its “We Care” program, Shippensburg Health Care Center encourages employees to make a difference in the community. Employees volunteer at various events, and SHCC donates $50 for each employee that takes part.
“Of course we want to give back to the community, we are a health care center,” said Tara Neil, an administrator with SHCC. “We want to spread that care not just in the facility but throughout the community.”
“We Care” kicked …
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University’s Center for Applied History is re-releasing the book, “Dum Spiro, Spero: Chambersburg’s Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors: A Tribute to the Veterans Laid to Rest in the Mt. Vernon and Lebanon Cemeteries.”
The release coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 150th anniversary of War Department General Order Number 143 that established the federal Bureau of Colored Troops on May 22, 1863.
The book features essays written in spring 2010 by Shippensburg undergraduate history majors who were enrolled in the Theory and …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Anne Watson stood on the hill near her home on what is today Burnt Mill Road, using her apron to clear tears from her eyes as the sounds of the Battle of Gettysburg floated over the mountain. With her four sons, son-in-law and two brothers possibly fighting there, she was scared.
A young woman grabbed on to the halter of a horse that a Confederate soldier stole from her. She held on as the soldier led the horse away, but he kicked her in the shin …