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Fish Without a License on Sunday

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has an invitation for everyone who has always wanted to go fishing but...

Renfrew Welcomes New Executive Director

Becky Young LaBarre has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Renfrew Museum and Park.

Obituary: Lista M. Ocker

Lista M. Ocker, 85, of Chambersburg, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at Falling Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg

Obituary: Cindy L. Park

Cindy L. Park, 61, of Orrstown, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center.

Chamber Seeking Partnership With Local Restaurants

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce is seeking to partner with more than 20 local restaurants during ChambersFest Restaurant Week held July 13-20.

CASHS JROTC Cadet Appointed to Merchant Marine Academy

Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) Cadet Spencer Rajtik has accepted appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, New York.

Obituary: Joseph W. Sweeney

Mr. Joseph W. “Joe” Sweeney, 84, of Greencastle, PA, passed away May 16, 2019 in the Chambersburg Hospital, after a brief illness.

Mom Brings Son to Visit Hospital Staff That Saved His Life

Christina Schultz and her husband knew something wasn’t right with their two-month-old, Sammy, the morning of Oct. 9, 2018.

Chambersburg Hospital Gets Top Grade for Safety

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Letter to the Editor: In Support of John Flannery

I am writing this letter in support of John Flannery for Franklin County Commissioner in the upcoming May 21st primary election.

Letter to the Editor: Mary Beth Shank for Judge

There is a joke floating around these days: How can you tell when politicians are lying? Answer: When their mouth is moving!

IB Students Hold Translation Workshop

The CASHS International Baccalaureate (IB) year one language classes planned and implemented their first annual translation workshop, which kicked off last month.

Trojan Boys Basketball: It Was a Tremendous Season

The Chambersburg Trojans Boys Basketball team began the year knowing they could have a good season, but what they ended up accomplishing far exceeded expectations.

Chambersburg Hires a Diversity Manager

A bilingual Greencastle woman was hired by the borough of Chambersburg this month to lead an effort to bring diversity to the town's workforce.

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Ian Brink

Last Saturday, I had the privilege and honor to walk the stage and accept my degree from Shippensburg University.

Letter to the Editor: Support for Mary Beth Shank

I support Mary Beth Shank because I know her to be intelligent, calm under pressure, hard-working, and well-educated and versed in the law.

Letter to the Editor: A Privilege to Serve

As primary season draws to a close, I write to thank the community for listening to all our candidate messages and making the important decision to appear at the polls Tuesday to choose who will represent you in elected office.

Letter to the Editor: In support of Ian Brink

I am writing this in support of Ian Brink for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Brink is the only candidate who has the necessary qualifications for the job.

Obituary: Robert D. “Bob” Linn

Robert D. “Bob” Linn, 61, of Newburg, departed this life in the early morning of Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home.

Letter to the Editor: Think Brink!

As a retired police officer with 19 years of service, I have witnessed the operations of a trial court many times throughout my career.

Letter to the Editor: Write in Request

For my neighbors in the Borough of Shippensburg. I am asking for your Write-in vote for Borough Tax Collector Next Tuesday.

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Criminal Justice Reform

State Rep. Paul Schemel will address criminal justice reform efforts during a town hall meeting Thursday. Schemel will talk about initiatives underway.

Judiciary Committee to Hold Voting Meeting

Rep. Rob Kauffman to lead a voting meeting on House Bills 360, 365 and 1402 and any other business that may come before the committee.

Visitors Bureau Photo Contest

The buds of spring are popping into leaves, so, grab a camera and enter your best shots. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is seeking a shot of the new 11/30 Visitors Center for the cover of its 2019-2020 Franklin County Visitors Guide.

CPD to Sponsor Citizens Police Academy

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn what it's like to be a police officer at the 2019 Citizens Police Academy.

K-9 Demos to Be Part of Training Center Open House

Attendees can expect to see demonstrations including article searches, drug locating and suspect apprehensions.

Letter to the Editor: Ian Brink is Highly Qualified

I have seen first-hand how hard Ian is working to meet people and earn their votes.

Letter to the Editor: Ian Brink Is Clearly the Right Choice

IAN BRINK is clearly the right choice to be our next Common Pleas Judge. I have lived in Franklin County my whole life and I love this community.

Franklin County Continues Partnership with ICE

Franklin County will not become a sanctuary for immigrants in the area illegally. County Commissioners said that Franklin County law enforcement agencies will continue to cooperate with ICE.

Classic Movie Series Returns to Downtown Waynesboro

Now showing: classic movie series in the restored Waynesboro Theatre. Located in the community’s historic downtown, the movies are open to all ages.

Letter to the Editor: Vote for My Dad, Ian Brink

Abby Brink: On May 21st, vote for my dad Ian Brink when selecting your candidate for the judge for the Court of Common Pleas. When voting on May 21st, Think Experience, Think Brink.

Letter to the Editor: Mary Beth Shank Is Good People

My name is Ed Asbury and I support Mary Beth Shank for Judge. She has the knowledge and more importantly the heart to be a good judge for Franklin County.

Letter to the Editor: Support Ian Brink for Judge

My name is Bruce Levy and I want everyone to please get out and vote on May 21st, and support Ian Brink for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

Letter to the Editor: Elect Mary Beth Shank for Judge

Tom and Mary Stonesifer ask every to please join them in electing Mary Beth Shank for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

Letter to the Editor: Trust Mary Beth Shank

I am Stephanie Ewing Byers and I have had the immense honor and pleasure of knowing Mary Beth Shank personally for over 30 years.

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Ian Brink

I am Jeff Conner and I support Ian Brink has a proven record and respect of our judicial system that has led him to be rated “highly qualified” by the Franklin County Bar Association.

Letter to the Editor: Support Ian Brink for Judge

My name is Elaine Preli and I am writing this letter to show my support for Ian Brink, who is running for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

Letter to the Editor: A Clear Choice

G. Ware Elliott: A clear choice: Mary Beth Shank for judge on May 21

Letter to the Editor: Supporting an Ideal Judge Candidate

I am Sam Worley, Former Franklin County Commissioner. I strongly support Mary Beth Shank for our next Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

Graduates Told ‘Follow Your Bliss’

Graduates encouraged to take risks, remember those who helped them achieve their success, and to serve as advocates for those who are less fortunate.
Dore Fay Strock is a certified Bob Ross Instructor

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