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25 Years Ago

January 18, 1995 – Tuesday

“Franklin County Cookie Tasting”

Girl Scouts will offer cookie samples starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at K mart, Wal-Mart and Sunny way Food in Chambersburg, K mart in Shippensburg and Jane’s Market in Mercersburg. The event was rescheduled because of poor weather last weekend. Scouts will have information about the annual Girl Scout cookie sale and scouting.

50 Years Ago

January 18, 1970 – Saturday

“Girl Scouts Plan Project For Parks”

CHAMBERSBURG – The new Municipal Park will have flowers. Girl Scouts of the Conococheague Neighborhood in an “action outing” meeting in Sons of Israel Synagogue Thursday evening made plans for the community project. Details are being worked out with park officials and a local florist. To” help finance the planting, the Scouts will sell new front license plates” advertising Chambersburg, sponsored by Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. According to plans, the ground will be prepared for planting next fall of the bulbs in a trefoil design, Girl Scout emblem, for blooming in the spring of 1971. 

Opening the meeting was a Conococheague Founder’s Day ceremony by Cadette Troop 840, a choral reading by Cadette Troop 940 led by Mrs. Robert Kochenour. 

Plans for a series of future events were drawn: Junior Encampment May 1 and 2 at El-Wa-Ho, Caledonia State Park, which can accommodate 150 campers; Girl Scout Sunday March 8 when troops will attend sponsoring churches services; patrol leaders school, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Kochenour home, 388 Briar Lane; Scout weekend for leaders, assistants, college students and camp promotion Scouts a t Happy Valley Camp, Feb. 6 and 7; service team meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Girl Scout Service Center: Girl Scout birthday party March 10, with Troop 803 as hostess, to be attended by two members of each troop. 

At the birthday party, troops will contribute to the Juliette Low World Fellowship Fund which makes possible exchange trips. 

Mrs. Gayle Johnson, a former Girl Scout, showed a film of the Girl Scout Chalet at Adolboden, Switzerland, where she had visited in 1965 with eight other Senior Girl Scouts. 

Mrs. Johnson demonstrated the craft of making plastic flowers. 

As the camp promotion committee, Debbie Bernecker, Ann Efkeman, Fredrica Paddock, Vickie Shoemaker. Ann Monn and Cheryl Kendall, all Senior Girl Scouts, told of services they can offer: Films available, demonstrations and teaching of crafts, and helping leaders, Girl Scouts and Brownies with skills they have learned. 

The Daughters of Israel of the synagogue served refreshments. 

100 Years Ago

January 18, 1920 Saturday

“Local RR. Men Want US To Keep On Control”

A largely attended meeting of the local P. R. R. shop men was held in the assembly room on the fifth floor of the Trust Building last night at which time resolutions were adopted by the body for the extension of od government control of the railroads. The speakers of the occasion were C. S. Foster of Columbus, Ohio, W. H. Hershey of Pltcairn, A. C. Myer of Columbus, Ohio, and H. A. Bixler of Harrisburg. Each speaker urged that the men apply themselves diligently to their work thereby emphasizing the fact that government control of the rail roads was not a failure.

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Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 23rd

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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 Feb. 23rd.
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