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Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on Jan. 16th.


January 16, 1995  Monday


Franklin county history
Mark Courtney of Grove City, Pa., heads for a first-place finish in Sunday’s Great Valley Marathon in Chambersburg. His time: 2:43.19. The top woman was Ann Conlin of Virginia.

50 Years Ago

January 16, 1970  Friday

“Area Residents Earn Sheep, Cattle Ribbons”

As the 54th Pennsylvania Farm Show at Harrisburg entered its final phase today. 4-H members of Cumberland County continued to chalk up awards. 

In the 4-H sheep award list, Southdown division of breeding classes, Neon Bucher, Newville, won four highest places: Champion, reserve champion, first and second places in both yearling ewes and two lambs. Dianne K. Eberts, also of Newville, placed first for the heifer division for yearling ewes and third in ewe Iambs. 

Bucher also received second place in the 4-H individual lambs class. Southdown division, and third in pen of three lambs, Southdown. 

In the Holstein junior division, Donn H. Lehman, R. R. 2, Newville, placed first for the heifer calf, four months and under one year; Mark A. Naugle, R. R. 6, Carlisle, tenth in junior yearling heifer, one year and under 18 months, and fourth in senior yearling heifer, 18 months and under two years, never freshened. 

Steven L. Cornman, also of R. R. 6, Carlisle, received fourth place rating in the heifer class, two years and under three. 

A Franklin countian, Charles B. Lindsay, R. R. 3, Green-castle, achieved three awards in the horse awards list: First in class of gelding or mare of three years and over, (1,600 pounds or more); second in the one hitched horse class , and second in class of pair of hitched horses.

100 Years Ago

January 16, 1920, Friday

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The farmers’ night school project having succeeded, and proved profitable at St. Thomas, more than twenty farmers of the Marion district have signified their desire to form a night school.

The place it is to be held is in the school house at Marion. The first session will be held on the night of February 4 and the topic to be discussed will be fertilizers.  George F Raifenider of that section is promoting the project in conjunction with the Farm Bureau.

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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 27th

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on Feb. 27th.
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