Articles in the Shippensburg Area News Category
SHIPPENSBURG >> Elder’s Elves, a group of volunteers from SYNERGY HomeCare, will be hard at work this holiday, helping to hang mistletoe, searching for gift ideas, wrap presents and otherwise helping seniors tackle their holiday to-do lists.
“The holidays can be a challenging time for seniors, and many seniors can feel stressed and unhappy because they can’t get around like they used to,” says Rick Basch, President of SYNERGY HomeCare. “Their families may not live close enough to help them decorate the house or shop for gifts. Our caregivers pick up …
Leon Young, 84, who was previously reported missing, was found safe and alive in West Virginia today, according to Pennsylvania Trooper Robert Hicks.
Police had previously reported that he had gone missing on Monday.
Police did not release any other information.
SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a Cumberland County man after family believes he was in a confused state of mind while leaving his home on Michael Court on Monday.
Leon W. Young, 84, was last seen leaving his residence in a white Buick Century and headed in an …
SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Larry Shipley, 36, Shippensburg, was charged with attempted theft, reckless endangering and criminal mischief after he reportedly tried to cut down a blue spruce pine tree out of the backyard of a home on Strohm Road on Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle.
Police report the resident of the home heard a chain saw and went out to investigate. As Shipley was leaving, he almost struck the man and fled the scene but was located later by police.
SHIPPENSBURG >> On Monday, November 25th, West End Fire & Rescue, provided the Shippensburg School District with 5 food baskets and turkeys for families in-need during the Thanksgiving holiday. At the last company meeting, the members of West End Fire & Rescue contributed monetarily to purchase the food for the families.
West End Fire & Rescue wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP >> Six individuals were cited with underage drinking and one arrested for driving under the influence after Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle pulled over a vehicle on Nov. 24 at North Prince Street and Eckle Avenue.
Katelyn M. Rineer, 18, Leola, was arrested for driving under the influence as the driver of the blue Honda Civic.
The other occupants of the vehicle were found to be highly intoxicated and they were cited for underage drinking.
These individuals were Andrew J. Eck, 19, Ryan C. McGinley, 19, and Daniel P. Botley, 18, all …
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 email@example.com and callers may remain anonymous.
By Carolyn Powers, Staff Writer/The Slate
Ladies and gentlemen, keep your shirts on. The Bridge for Kids organization hosted its annual “Mr. Shippensburg Male Beauty Pageant” on Nov. 14 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium.
Bridge for Kids is a non-profit organization that betters the lives of children within the community.
It helps to provide children with basic educational needs. The profits from this event go toward buying books for underprivileged children.
The audience was in for an enjoyable night of laughter as contestants put on some unforgettable performances. The …
By Jessica Richardson, Staff Writer/The Slate
Bottles, cans, cartons and boxes all hung from a single strand from tree to recycling bin in the academic quad. This caught attention the week of America Recycles Day, which took place on Friday, Nov. 15.
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day set to encourage people to take the pledge to recycle and also inform people of what can be recycled.
Shippensburg University Environmental Club organized the display to represent a single stream of what items go into a recycling bin to inform the campus.
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 …