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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 …
Downtown Shippensburg’s Open House for Business: 2 to 4 p.m. June 11 at 14 W. King St., Shippensburg.
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Led by a new loan program, a conglomerate of Shippensburg business and community organizations has initiated a program to expand the downtown business market.
Rebecca Yearick, downtown manager with Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority, led an event Tuesday to introduce the program and its players. Playing headlining roles in the program are Downtown Organizations Investing Together, an organization made up of leaders and participants of various entities who work …
HARRISBURG –- Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) last week congratulated Heather Hockenberry, a senior from Shippensburg Area Senior High School, for being selected as a recipient of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship.
“Heather is already an accomplished young woman, and I have no doubt her future will be filled with success. I’d like to personally congratulate Heather for being selected for this year’s scholarship and wish her well in her future academic endeavors,” Kauffman said. “This scholarship is highly competitive, with high school seniors from around the Commonwealth submitting applications, and …
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By AMBER SOUTH
Bill Ruud ended his presidential reign at Shippensburg University with what is for him one the most rewarding aspects of his job.
For the seventh year, he shook the hands of about 1,000 graduates Saturday as they walked across the commencement stage toward the beginning of the rest of their lives.
He has shaken the hands of 10,257 brand new SU alumni so far. It will be the third time Ruud will see students come full cycle, from wide-eyed incoming freshmen to educated and cultured graduating seniors.
By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO
SHIPPENSBURG — A rainy Saturday meant some wet hikers and wet dogs, but approximately 20 people and their four-legged friends made their way out to Saturday’s Hike for the Homeless on Dykeman Trail to raise money for the animals living in the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Chambersburg.
“It poured but they still went on the hike,” said Jennifer Vanderau, communications director of CVAS. “Our supporters are amazing.”
The trail, about three miles, took the hikers, who raised money by sponsors, through moderately difficult country terrain.
Event founder Linda Asper started Hike …