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Deed Transfers for February 9th to February 15th

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All Deed Transfers are public record in the Franklin County Register and Recorder’s office. All deed transfers, except conveyances between family members for a nominal amount, are published as a public service.

Obituary: Michael A. Sourbier

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Mr. Michael A. “Mike” Sourbier, 51, of Back Lane, Waynesboro, PA, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 in his home.

Obituary: Vivian I. (Grosh) Cordell

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Mrs. Vivian I. (Grosh) Cordell, 99, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Obituary: Patricia Kresge Castle

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Patricia Kresge Castle, 76, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 in her home, after a short illness.

LaunchBox Programs Prepare Entrepreneurs for Business Ownership

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Through the Mont Alto LaunchBox, Penn State Mont Alto hopes to provide leadership and serve as a catalyst for entrepreneurship and economic development in Franklin County

Kryshell Gordy Named PSAC East Women’s Basketball Defensive Athlete of the...

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Shippensburg University junior forward Kryshell Gordy became the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Women's Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week Monday. 

Courtney Coy Named PSAC Eastern Division Softball Pitcher of the Week

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It is Coy’s first Pitcher of the Week award and her third career conference weekly honor.

Hannah Marsteller Named PSAC Eastern Division Softball Athlete of the Week

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Shippensburg University sophomore first base Hannah Marsteller (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Softball Athlete of the Week on Monday by the league office.

Patriots Prevail Over Phoenix

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The Wilson College women's basketball team were in action tonight as they closed out nonconference play for the season. The Patriots Defeated the Phoenix by a score of 71-51.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 18th

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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. 18th.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day With Benefit Party

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Craft beer, locally made steins, traditional Irish fare and live music are on tap for the St. Patty’s Day Stein & Brine Party in downtown Waynesboro.

Police Log: Public Drunkenness, Fraud, Criminal Mischief

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Chambersburg police investigated a number of criminal incidents recently, from a fraud case to a hit and run crash that damaged a borough electrical box.

PSMA Women’s Basketball Drops Game Against PSU Wilkes-Barre

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The Penn State Mont Alto women's basketball team dropped a PSUAC conference game on Saturday to PSU Wilkes-Barre.

Mont Alto Men’s Basketball Best the Reigning USCAA Champions

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The combination of JR Powe and John Teague combined for 47 points as Penn State Mont Alto’s men's basketball team knocked off defending USCAA National Champion PSU Wilkes-Barre by a 80-75 score.

Mont Alto Baseball Drops a Doubleheader at The Apprentice School in...

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Battling cold weather, Penn State Mont Alto‘s baseball team opened the 2020 season Saturday. The local Nittany Lions dropped both ends of a doubleheader at The Apprentice School.

SU Softball Splits Sunday Games in Myrtle Beach

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The Shippensburg University softball team posted another split on Sunday at the Snowbird Softball Freeze Out, dropping a 7-4 decision to Le Moyne before claiming a 10-3 victory over Southern Connecticut State in games played in Myrtle Beach

SU Women’s Basketball Outlasts Lock Haven, 72-64

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Shippensburg University‘s women’s basketball team used a balanced scoring effort Saturday to sweep the regular-season series from Lock Haven.

SU Softball Splits Saturday Games in Myrtle Beach

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The Shippensburg University softball team split a pair of neutral-site games Saturday at the Snowbird Softball Freeze Out, falling to No. 17 St. Anselm, 1-0, but rallying to defeat Southern Connecticut State, 8-0 in five innings, in action from the Donkle Complex in Myrtle Beach.

SU Baseball Drops Sunday Game to No. 5 Catawba

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The Shippensburg University baseball team lost to No. 5 Catawba on Sunday by a 12-1 score in action at Newman Park.

Graybill Again Improves 200 Record for SU Women’s Indoor T&F at...

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Freshman Leah Graybill (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) once again improved her indoor school record in the 200 meters on Saturday as the Shippensburg University women’s indoor track & field team wrapped up its weekend at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.

SU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Competes at Susquehanna Invitational

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The Shippensburg University women's indoor track & field team competed in a number of events Saturday at the 2020 Susquehanna Invitational held inside the Garrett Sports Complex Field House.

SU Men’s Indoor Track & Field Competes at Susquehanna

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Sophomore Nate Reed won the long jump Saturday to highlight the day for a split squad of the Shippensburg University men's indoor track & field team that competed at the 2020 Susquehanna Invitational.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 17th

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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. 17th.

4×4 Relay Shines for SU Men’s Indoor Track & Field at...

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The Shippensburg University men’s indoor track & field team won the 4x400-meter relay on Saturday to cap off a successful weekend at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.

Obituary: Jean K. Rotz

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Jean K. Rotz, 91, of Orrstown and formerly of Shippensburg, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Orrstown Personal Care Home, surrounded by her loving family.

Obituary: Richard C. Hill

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Mr. Richard C. Hill, 88, of Waynesboro, died Friday morning, February 14, 2020 in The Leland of Laurel Run, Waynesboro.

Obituary: Tracy D. Reed

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Mrs. Tracy D. Reed, 54, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 in Hershey Medical Center, following an extended illness.

SU Baseball Battles No. 5 Catawba but Drops Doubleheader to Indians

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The Shippensburg University baseball team went toe-to-toe with No. 5 Catawba on a cool Saturday in North Carolina. Ultimately the team came up short against the Indians

Wilson Men’s Basketball Drops a Thriller in Overtime

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Wilson finished the game shooting 40% from the field while their opponent finished shooting 44%

Wilson Men’s Volleyball Earns First Win of the Season in Tri-Match

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Wilson College's men's volleyball team traveled to the College of St. Elizabeth Saturday for a tri-match against the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute and a North-Eastern Atlantic Conference (NEAC) match against the Eagles of the College of St. Elizabeth.

Wilson Women’s Basketball Falls to Keystone Giants

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On her Senior Day, Jordyn Day (Richmond, Va./Varina) led the Phoenix with 13 points, but the Wilson women's basketball team was upended by the first-place Giants of Keystone College in Colonial States Athletic Conference play.

Coppin State Offer Should Be First Of Many For Scotland’s Zackery

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Scotland Campus Sports’ 6-foot-3 guard Jaeden Zackery has picked up a full Division-I offer from Coppin State. A tough 6-foot-3 guard with a deft passing ability and a knack for scoring the ball at three levels, the Class of 2020 Zackery has erupted as one of the more unsung guards on the prep circuit.

Obituary: Donald L. ‘Pappy’ Baer Sr.

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Donald L. ‘Pappy’ Baer Sr. 83, of Chambersburg PA passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Shook Home. Born January 15, 1937 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Harriet E. (Tosten) Baer.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 16th

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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. 16th.

Election Reforms in Effect for April 28 Primary

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Comprehensive reforms designed to encourage greater voter participation will be in place for the upcoming April 28 Primary Election.

SU Softball Defeats Goldey-Beacom, West Va. State to Open 2020 Season

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Shippensburg University‘s softball team opened the 2020 season with a pair of victories Friday at the Snowbird Softball Freeze Out in Myrtle Beach, defeating Goldey-Beacom, 9-3, and West Virginia State, 11-6, in action from the Ned Donkle Complex.

Bowman Improves Hurdles Record for SU Men’s Indoor Track & Field...

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Redshirt-senior Charles Bowman (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East (Virginia)) improved his own school record in the 60-meter hurdles Friday to highlight the first day of action for the Shippensburg University men’s indoor track & field team at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.

SU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Starts Weekend Strong at VMI

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Shippensburg University‘s women’s indoor track & field team put forth a solid first day of competition Friday at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic. The Raiders compiled eight performances that satisfied the league qualifying standard.

Pets of the Week: Kobe, Clancy and Mistle

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CVAS encourages anyone interested in bringing a four-legged friend into their home to check out the wonderful animals available for adoptions at the shelter.

Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on Feb. 15th

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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. 15th.

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Rescue at High Rock

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A 25-year-old woman who fell 75 feet from an overlook at High Rock has been rescued and is being airlifted to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
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Deed Transfers for February 9th to February 15th

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All Deed Transfers are public record in the Franklin County Register and Recorder’s office. All deed transfers, except conveyances between family members for a nominal amount, are published as a public service.
Obituary: Michael A. Sourbier

Obituary: Michael A. Sourbier