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February 9, 2024

Janet L Hull 1927-2024

Janet loved to bake pies and enjoyed cooking for her family. For 40 years, She helped teach Sunday School at Clayton Memorial Church of God.

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John J Shank 1942-2024

John took his trade at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, later was employed by Mack Truck, Hagerstown, and retired from Frick Co., Waynesboro.

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George C Diehl 1930-2024

George enjoyed selling cantaloupes along Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg, volunteering with the Chambersburg Toy Mission, and yard sales.

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Ronald L Mentzer 1940-2024

Raised on the family farm, Ron was a son of the late Lester and Rosie (Lay) Mentzer. He retired after 35 years with the former Frog & Switch Steel in Carlisle.

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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.