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. 13th.
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 13, 1995 – Friday
Richard W. Bower, 87 Quarry Road, received the 1995 Meritorious Service Award of National Audubon Society. Dan Higgins, president of the local Conococheague Audubon Society, presented the award.
Bower, who is active in several community organizations, served the local Audubon chapter as president from 1989 to 1991 and for several years has been chairman of the club’s Wildlife Film Series.
Last year, WKSL in Greencastle, where Bower works part time, had an on-air party honoring him for 60 years in radio broadcasting.
50 Years Ago
February 13, 1970 – Friday
“CASHS Matmen Edge Carlisle, 24-20”
The Chambersburg Trojans closed out their wrestling season in style here Thursday evening with a 24-20 decision over the Thundering Herd.
“Just great. The best win I-ever had,” remarked Coach Lee Powell after the Trojans gained their seventh victory and fifth in the last five outings. At one point in the season Chambersburg sported a poor 2-7 mark but has since come on to put together the school’s most successful season yet in mat competition.
Little Steve Jackson, Carlisle’s 95-pounder, produced the first points of the match for his team in stunning fashion he pinned Chambersburg’s Terry Olson with 17 seconds gone in the bout. The lead jumped to 9-0 when Rick Sjoberg, an established tough wrestler, handed Dave Frame a 4-3 setback after the Trojan had gone out 3-0 in the second period.
Dave Dunkle, a very consistent performer in the Trojan ranks in recent matches, enjoyed a nine-point third stanza in his match with Doug Rutz and walked off with a 13-0 decision. Dunkle controlled Rutz for all but 51 seconds of the six-minute match.
Jim Olson likewise showed near complete control i n bringing the Trojans to within three points, 9-6, Olson worked Rod Rumberger over to the tune of a 12-2 count. Dunkle and Olson in their back-to-back roles have proved an effective combination in the first third of the Trojan lineup.
Jeff Shuff gave Chambersburg a lead which it never relinguished at 127. With five seconds left in the first period, Shuff pinned Marv Alford to put the local matmen on top by three, 12-9.
John Worhach built the Chambersburg lead to 15-9 with a close 4-0 decision over Bill Thorpe at 133.v Worhach managed only a reversal but piled up two points time advantage to record his second win since returning from an injury.
The Trojan advantage was sliced in half at 138 when Gerry Steigleman blanked Ed Gotwals, 10-0. Five matches remained and Chambersburg held the edge, 15-12.
Mike Martin, the only unbeaten Trojan, fought through his toughest match of the year before squeaking by Mike Danels, 6-5. Martin was taken down for the first time this season and was behind 3-2 in the early going. The Trojan himself did not record a takedown but tallied the necessary points with a reversal, a predicament, and two escapes
100 Years Ago
February 13, 1920 –Friday
“Dies Nursing His Family Of Four”
CHAMBERSBURG – After dragging himself around until he could not hold himself up, Ernest F. Fogle, 34, died yesterday after a few days illness from pneumonia, leaving a wife and four children in bed with influenza.
The father had kept up as long as he could, because there was no one else to wait on the patients, and no nurse could be obtained to come in even for a few hours and care for the family. About two weeks ago, one of the younger children was buried.
The case came under the observation of Miss Casey yesterday, but when she was called, the man was dying and it was impossible to move him to the hospital as she had planned.
“Conditions are terrible,” the public health nurse declared. “Whole families are down and it seems impossible to get nurses.”