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[ 23 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Dr. Lonce Sandy-Bailey, a political science professor at SU, received a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Ovidius University in Romania in October. (Submitted)

SHIPPENSBURG >> Dr. Lonce Sandy-Bailey, assistant professor of political science at Shippensburg University, is the second faculty recipient of a Fulbright award for the 2014-15 academic year.
Sandy-Bailey received a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Ovidius University in Romania in October. During the two weeks he is there, he will speak to several classes and work with faculty on program evaluations.
In addition, he will serve as a plenary speaker and participate in sessions at the annual meeting of the Romanian Association of American Studies, whose theme this year is “(Im)Migration …

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[ 23 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Chief Edward Goodhart received the Administrator of the Year Award. Submitted.

SHIPPENSBURG >> On September 11, 2014, Shippensburg Fire Department members attended the 87th Annual Cumberland County Firefighters Associations Annual Banquet.
Members from SFD were recognized for their years of service to the Shippensburg  Community and to Cumberland County.
Chief Edward Goodhart received the Administrator of the Year Award, and Chief Gerald Holtry received the Hall of Flame.
Both of these men have each given over 50 years of service to the department in various capacities.

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[ 16 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Police report that glass was broken from the side of North Queen Street residence on Sept. 9.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, around 3:04 a.m., someone broke the glass pane on a side window and fled the scene.
Anyone with information may contact police at 249-2121.

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[ 31 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Michelle Waltz, at right, won the 2014 Corn Eating Contest after devouring eight ears. This is her third year entering the contest and her first win. (Kerri Fleegle — FOR Public Opinion)

by Jim Hook
@JimHookPO
SHIPPENSBURG >> Dwight Kauffman had corn on the cob for breakfast at the Corn Fest.
It’s not something the Fayetteville man planned.
He had slathered Zombie Apocalypse hot sauce on a chip, and took a bite.
“I was grabbing the first thing I could. It was hot stuff,” Kauffman said.
He grabbed an ear of corn from the Shippensburg Young Farmers stand and a block later, his eyes were still watering.
Ken Norton of Shippensburg too sampled the ghost and habanero peppers before dashing a dip from a sweeter, milder variety.
“I like hot and …

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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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[ 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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[ 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, …