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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
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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, …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Sheetz opened their new store Thursday, July 8, 2014 at 359 East King Street, Shippensburg. The new store replaces the old store adjacent to it at the corner of King and Queen streets. The PLCB has given the Sheetz store approval to sell beer - making it the first convienance store in the area to sell the alcoholic beverage. Markell DeLoatch - Public Opinion

SHIPPENSBURG >>The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved the transfer of a liquor license that will allow Sheetz to sell beer in Shippensburg.
The new Sheetz at 359 East King Street opened Thursday morning but was not immediately selling beer.
The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved the transfer of a license from Ruby Tuesday Inc. of Mechanicsburg.
A spokeswoman for the LCB said an application to release the license from safekeeping and fee must be filed before the department can conduct a site inspection.
If during the inspection, construction was completed as planned and …

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[ 14 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University announced its 2014-2015 season schedule today.
Single tickets, season subscriptions and flex series tickets go on sale Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m.
The 2014-2015 season kicks off on August 23 with Terry Fator’s return to the Luhrs Center for his “It Starts Tonight Tour” and then concludes in the summer.
This season’s blockbuster performances include: Trace Adkins (Sept. 12); Phillip Phillips (Sept. 18)   Taylor Dayne (Sept. 26); The Beach Boys (Oct. 25); Terry Bradshaw: America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde…A Life in Four …

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[ 9 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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SHIPPENSBURG >> According to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle, Sean D. Varner, 21, Amberson reportedly shot handgun rounds into the air at a Shippensburg man’s residence on July 7. 
Police say the incident occurred in the 900 block of Ritner Highway around 11:30 p.m.
Charges are pending, according to police.

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[ 1 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg will have many activities this Friday evening to celebrate Independence Day.
Shippensburg Memorial Park pool will be open free to the public from noon until 6 p.m. during the day and starting at 2 p.m., there will be games including the annual pop drop, a water balloon toss, relay races, lifeguard challenge and games for children 5 and under.
The Town Band will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. and the annual candy scramble will be held inside the football stadium shortly before the fireworks display, which will be occurring …

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[ 30 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
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By Becky Metrick
CHAMBERSBURG >> John Louis Arout will face aggravated assault and other charges at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Arout, 33, allegedly beat a woman and tried to confine her to a Shippensburg home on June 24, according to charging documents.
Arout had allegedly argued with the unidentified woman while at a bar earlier in the evening, according to court documents. The woman left and went to bed, she told Shippensburg Police.
Soon after, Arout allegedly arrived at the residence and turned off the circuit breakers in the apartment, according to charging …

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[ 25 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]

SHIPPENSBURG >> The Shippensburg Fire Department will be taking the Child’s Dream Program to area summer camps to reach out to more students at one time.

The department will be going to Shippensburg Memorial Park form 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and Cleversburg Community Center from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, June 2014.

Participants will get to be involved with a variety of fire and rescue skills.

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[ 24 Jun 2014 | No Comment ]
A gathering of local, state, federal and Swedish officials lent an international air to the Monday ribbon-cutting ceremony at Volvo's North American Customer Center in Shippensburg. (Submitted)

By T.W. Burger
SHIPPENSBURG >> As ribbon-cuttings go, it was pretty dramatic.
On Monday, officials ranging from Franklin County and Washington lawmakers, the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, and high-level Volvo management officially opened their new North American Customer Center at their Shippensburg manufacturing site.
Well, not exactly a “ribbon” cutting.
One of Volvo’s smaller construction vehicles shouldered its way between a row of bigwigs and snipped through a thick, bright red chain with something that looked like the business end of a very large snapping turtle, but made of heavy steel.
The 20,000 square-foot …