November 20, 2023

Larry C Taylor 1937-2023

Larry enjoyed hunting with his friends and family. He was an avid tennis player, clock collector and managed the family farm with his wife and children.

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Ida B Staub 1930-2023

Ida worked as a secretary at Biglerville High School for over 20 years and prior to that worked as a lab tech at Knouse Foods for 11 years.

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Lloyd Helman Jr. 1933-2023

Mr. Helman enjoyed watching westerns, motorcycling, and nascar racing. He attended services at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro.

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The Wig of Thaddeus Stevens

Thaddeus Stevens had many distinctive traits, such as his cutting wit, his brilliant intellect and his dour countenance. But the thing that hit people first

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James R Plank 1933-2023

Jim was a member of the Adams County Christian Academy Board of Directors and also was the supervisor for their ground and buildings.

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Hazel L Mellott 1938-2023

Hazel enjoyed baking and cooking during the holidays for her family and friends, with Christmas being her favorite. She also enjoyed singing gospel hymns. 

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Viola C Higgins 1943-2023

Viola was a Girl Scout troop mom, girl’s softball mom/fan, and fun-maker who honored God above all else and her family was the #1 priority. 

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David Allen Taylor 1948-2023

David “Wop” Allen Taylor, age 75 Aspers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in Aspers. He was born

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Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.