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. 26th.
25 YEARS AGO.
January 26, 1995 – Thursday
50 Years Ago
January 26, 1970 – Monday
“No Sale Refund: Final“
Monday morning mail at the Chambersburg police headquarters brings payment of parking tickets. Sometimes the response of the paying public is humorous. This morning a Shippensburg woman sent her payment and enclosed the note: I think it would be nice if you refund this $1, after all, it is my birthday.”
She included a closing remark, “just in case,” but the case is, as the police replied, “ALL Sales Are FINAL”
100 Years Ago
January 26, 1920 – Monday
Waynesboro Wants In BLUE RIDGE LEAGUE”
Waynesboro wants to be in this year’s Blue Ridge League. The Record-Herald on Saturday prints a league-boosting story in which appears the following:
“In the first place, a manager has been all but signed up, one who has not registered a failure in his entire baseball, career, and whose name, when It Is made public, will inspire confidence in the breast of every local enthusiast for he is not unknown to local fans.
“This manager is one who stands at all times for clean sport. He will not permit the’ elements even of rowdyism. His players must be gentlemen at all times, and any deviation from this course spells the end of the player who breaks his ironclad rule. By pursuing such a course a strong appeal is made to women who love the sport to attend, as they are certain of courteous treatment. The players become popular and each one soon forms a coterie of personal adherents who feel it Incumbent upon them to witness his every play.”