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Take a look back at news and photos that occurred 25, 50, and 100 years ago on July 5th.


Tuesday – July 5, 1994

“Soccer coaching course set”

Chambersburg – The Chambersburg Soccer Club is sponsoring a five-hour hours course for youth soccer coaches of players age 6 to 12 on July 16 at the Chambersburg Middle School. The course runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 3 p.m.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) State Diploma’s objective is to enable youth coaches teach soccer through a better knowledge of the game s techniques and tactics and by being able to successfully organize a practice.

Cost for the course is $ 15.00. To register, contact Roger Bernecker (263-6525) or Walt Mulewich (264-3074).


Saturday – July 5, 1969

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“Alumni Group Holds Dinner”

SHIPPENSBURG – The newly – formed Southern California Alumni Association of Shippensburg State College conducted its first dinner meeting in Granada Room, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, June 30, according to Dr. Robert Oravetz, director of alumni affairs.

Representing the college at the groups’ meeting was Dr. Gilmore B. Seavers, vice president for administration. More than 100 Shippensburg alumni, who reside in Southern California, had indicated a desire to form an alumni association in the Los Angeles area.

Local arrangements for the meeting were made by Robert Walck, 1948 graduate of SSC, an official for the National Cash Register Co.

100 Years Ago:

Saturday, July 5, 1919

“Historical Pageant was a Great Success — Many Soldiers and Firemen Were in Line”

The Good Will made a most creditable showing. Heading it was the excellent Queen City Band of Chambersburg, one of the best in the valley. Its playing caused the most favorable comment. Its engine was beautifully and appropriately decorated with flags.

With probably as many men as the Cumberland In Line, the Friendship Company were next in line with the Singer Band, “the good old reliable” of this part of the valley, leading.

The engine and its decorations presented a beautiful spectacle and it is small wonder the boys received so much applause.

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