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. 14th.
25 YEARS AGO
February 14, 1995 – Saturday
Richard W. Bower
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 14, 1970
“Two Students Win Locally in Contest”
CHAMBERSBURG – Trudy K. Bent, student of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, and Mary A. Entwisle, students of Penn Hall Preparatory School, are local winners in the 1970 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Selected on the basis of their scores in a Dec. 2 homemaking knowledge and attitudes examination, they are now eligible for state and national honors. Each also will receive a specially designed silver charm from General Mills, program sponsor.
100 Years Ago
February 14, 1920
“Carlton P. Speer is Boy Scout Commissioner”
Boy Scouting in Chambersburg was placed on a permanent basis at a meeting held in the Falling Springs Church House. A second class local council was formed.
Carlton P. Speer was elected scout – Commissioner for Chambersburg. The following officers were also elected: – President, J. W. Sharpe; vice president, Ira S. Ebersole; secretary, T. B. Wood, Jr.; treasurer, Blaine Miller.
The scout movement here was received, by Park G. Weaver, of Harrisburg. Through his energy troops have been organized in almost every church in town and the others are ready to fall in line. Mr. Weaver addressed the organization’s meeting.