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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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[ 10 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

Staff Reports
SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg University is once again ranked among the top universities in the North byU.S. News & World Report as part of its annual rankings.
In its 2015 edition of Best Colleges, Shippensburg is tied for 87th in the “Regional University” category among all institutions in the North region. The university’s John L. Grove College of Business was also ranked among the best undergraduate business programs.
“Once again, Shippensburg University is recognized for its ability to provide high quality academic programs,” said Interim President Jody Harpster. “When that programming is combined with …

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[ 1 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, three individuals from Chambersburg were attacked on Aug. 31 around 2:40 a.m.
Police say that Wyatt J. Henry, 18, Ja’tyes R. Brown, 19, and an unnamed juvenile reported that they were attacked by a group of unknown males around 2:40 a.m. on Richard Street and sustained injuries by a broken glass bottle.
Anyone with information may contact police at 264-5161.

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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
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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[ 11 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

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SHIPPENSBURG >> Bearding Man is pleased to announce the inaugural Bearding Man Music Festival & Facial Hair Competition on Sept. 6, 2014 at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg.
Hirsute hordes will gather to compete in eleven categories from which a victor will arise with one beard to rule them, upon whom the title “The Lord of The Beards” shall be bestowed.
“I want to create a place where people can connect with those that are choosing to pursue their passion—which is always risky,” said Bearding Man founder, Jason Stauffer.”Whether it’s a band, …

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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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[ 1 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]

SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Three people have been charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Shippensburg Rite Aid.
Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, have arrested Aaren McMichael, 24, Shippensburg; Valicity Cordle, 20, Newburg; and Jonathan Koehler, 19, Dallas.
Police identified the suspects through a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop H Vice Unit and the Franklin County Drug Task Force.
Troopers responded to an armed robbery at 3:45 p.m. July 29 at the store located at 300 S. Fayette St.
Police said two people entered the store and forced all employees to …