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Property taxes in the Shippensburg borough will remain at 2012 levels next year.
Shippensburg Borough Council approved the tax levy for both the Franklin County and Cumberland County portions of the borough this week. The borough’s split between Franklin and Cumberland counties is reflected through two different property tax rates, one for each county.
In the borough’s Cumberland County portion, the property tax will be 2.6 mills. For a property assessed at $100,000, that means a property tax of $260.
The property tax in the Franklin County portion will be …
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg borough will recognize exemplary performance of its nonuniform employees by giving them an end-of-the-year bonus using money particular employees found the borough to be paying unnecessarily.
Last spring, Borough Manager Earl Parshall was looking at a document when he came across a tax the borough should not have been paying. Nicole Bard, office manager, and Kevin Plasterer, street department, immediately got moving to find the cause, Parshall said.
“Off went Kevin and Nicole and they spent many, many hours researching and digging,” he said. …
SHIPPENSBURG — The annual Stewart Foundation Community Christmas dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the Firefighters Activities Center, 33 W. Orange St.
Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required for all meals, eat in or delivery.
Meals are free for those 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 available to Shippensburg area elderly and residents unable to leave their homes.
Register before Dec. 20 by …
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SHIPPENSBURG — The three stations of Shippensburg Fire Department will each receive $93,333 from the local municipalities they serve and Shippensburg University in 2013, per an agreement that remains unchanged from last year.
Shippensburg Borough Council approved the fire department’s memorandum of understanding Tuesday. All municipal governing bodies must approve the document. SU opts in via a contract with each station.
In the agreement, Southampton Township (Franklin County), Southampton Township (Cumberland County), Shippensburg borough, Shippensburg Township, and SU agree to pay particular sums to the three fire departments that make …
By AMBER SOUTH
Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School’s current fundraising initiative allows its families to raise money for the school without bearing the burden that comes with typical fundraising.
This school year the lab school at Shippensburg University began using the Grandoise Gift Card Fundraising Program, said Heather Wadas, publicity coordinator for the GBLUES PTO. Through it, people are able to buy gift cards to any of a number of chain stores and restaurants, and a percentage of each gift card purchase will go back to the school.
Percentages returned to …
by Nick Sentman
Asst Sports Editor/The Slate
The word hero gets thrown around a lot, but it has brought new focus to Shippensburg University.
When you are a kid you think your hero is your dad or big brother, maybe a superhero like Batman.
We look at police officers and firefighters, and sometimes even professional athletes.
The word has stretched its meaning to the point at which we forget what makes a true hero, one that sacrifices their lives for the safety of others and rescues those in danger.
Society seems to forget that heroes walk …
By ALEXA BRYANT
Photography Editor/The Slate
Four bands, friends and plush couches sound like a good time.
As the bands took the stage, more and more people poured into The Thought Lot, a contemporary arts center on East Garfield Street in Shippensburg. The event was to help celebrate the end of the semester and was held by Shippensburg University senior Rachael Oberman.
The event was kicked off around 7 p.m. with a band named Mozo. The following band, Black Black Beast, brought their own genre that they call “experimental-wave-mythology-NES-bicycle-beer-cow farm- post-rock.” Band members Travis …
By AMBER SOUTH
Shippensburg Borough Council approved the advertisement of an approximately $16 million budget for 2013 Tuesday.
After being advertised for 10 days beginning Friday, council will vote on the budget at its Dec. 18 meeting. Council must approve the budget by Dec. 31.
Nearly half of the approximately $2.8 million general fund budget, which is one of several smaller budgets in the overall borough budget, is dedicated to Shippensburg Police Department. Prior to an approved amendment, the police budget was up 3.97 percent, from $1,235,042 in 2012 to $1,284,044 …
SHIPPENSBURG — The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University will present “Shrek the Musical,” at 7″30 p.m. Dec. 18. Reserved tickets are $52, $45 and $35 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations, LLC. are pleased to announce that “Shrek the Musical,” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, …
Gift cards to a variety of national companies are available through Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School PTO.
When buying gift cards through the GBLUES Grandoise Gift Card Fundraising Program, a percentage is donated back to the school to fund educational activities.
The special holiday order deadline is due Dec. 7. Pick-up is scheduled Dec. 14.
A complete list of participating companies and order forms can be found on the GBLUES website: www.ship.edu/labschool. Contact the school office at 477-1612 with any questions or to place your order.