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Paul M. “Yogi” Ringenary obituary 1946~2020

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Mr. Ringenary was a graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and later served in the United States Air Force for several years. During his time in the service he was stationed in Korea.

John H W Hess obituary 1924~2020

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He was a farmer in his younger days and worked at Frick Co., Waynesboro for 12 years. He retired from Mack Truck in Hagerstown, MD in 1984, after 24 years.

Richard E. Henderson Obituary 1944~2020

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He will be remembered as an avid Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies fan. He also enjoyed golf and keeping up with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

Primary election questions, answers

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Franklin County’s Election Board has answered some important questions to help local voters navigate Tuesday’s primary.

Nursing home data shows Levine unfit

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Pennsylvania far surpassed most of our neighbors in the number of deaths at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

F&M employees finish leadership course

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Three F&M Trust employees graduated from Leadership Franklin County (LFC). The graduation, held in a virtual format, took place May 14.

Sommers is new Wilson VP for enrollment

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He starts his new job at Wilson July 1, replacing David Boisvert. Boisvert served as an interim vice president in the role for three years.

C. Esther Dunlap obituary 1935~2020

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Esther attended grade school at Oak Grove and graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1953. After graduating from business school, she worked for the private sector. Later she worked for the Department of State in Washington D.C. and retired from the Forest Service in Portland OR.

Marie E. Brookens Obituary 1926~2020

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She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the AMVETS Post 224, and the Democratic Women’s Club of Chambersburg. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Charles R. Strohm Obituary 1932~2020

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Charles was a lifelong farmer, working on the family farm. He later worked at Mutual Inspection Bureau, Harrisburg. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Anna M. Ott Obituary 1943~2020

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Anna retired from the Stanley Company after 31 years of employment. She was a member of the Orrstown United Brethren Church.

Nancy Esh Yoder obituary 1934~2020

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Nancy was a homemaker throughout her life, but she also spent some time working outside the home, as a caregiver.

Mark James Carson obituary 1981~2020

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He was an dedicated fisherman and loved to play computer games. He was an avid fan of the group NoFX, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.

Small businesses hurting

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Small business owners across the state have grappled with the distinction between essential and nonessential businesses – and the impact it could have in the months ahead.

Susan M. Faust obituary 1941~2020

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Sue’s family meant absolutely everything to her and her biggest desire was that her children and grandchildren would be good and loving people.

Jeff Carty legacy honored by colleagues

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For 35 years, Jeff served the community and advanced the mission of the local health system. A bench bearing his name in front of Waynesboro Hospital now honors his legacy.

Phyllis A. Baldner Obituary 1942~2020

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Phyllis A. Baldner, 78, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania passed away May 22, 2020 at the Shook Home. She was...

Dorothy Jane Duff Obituary 1924~2020

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Mrs. Duff enjoyed reading, sitting on her sun porch, watching birds, and making bandages and calendars to be sent to Africa for church missionaries.

Super heroes come in all sizes

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Super heroes are all around us. They can be found in hospitals, or even on playgrounds and in kindergarten classrooms.

Gerald W. Eckstine obituary 1947~2020

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Gerald spent most of his adult life as a dairy farmer. He also worked at Lehman’s Egg Service in Greencastle, PA, and at JLG in Shippensburg, from where he retired in 2011.

Clark Robert “Bobby” Baker obituary 1951~2020

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Private graveside services will be held in Mount Zion Cemetery, Quincy, PA with Pastor Frank Kocek officiating.

Major James Logan Spidel obituary 1989~2020

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Gentle, sensitive, and empathetic, he always had a warm smile for everyone he met. James loved his family very much, including his sidekick canine companion, Radar.

Bessie Joyce Schaff obituary 1940~2020

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Bessie Joyce (Funk) Schaff Bessie Joyce Schaff, 79, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania passed away May 18, 2020 at home...

Republicans: End disaster emergency

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Democratic and Republican legislators disagree about what options the governor would have if such a resolution reached his desk.

JROTC cadets on a roll

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Chambersburg’s JROTC cadets are on a roll. In what has already been a banner year for the Chambersburg Area...

“Don’t Waste a Good Crisis-Invest the Future”

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“Don’t waste a good crisis.” Attributed to Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and Chief-of-Staff to President Barack Obama, one of the...

Craig LeRoy Harris Obituary 1962~2020

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Rev. Craig LeRoy Harris Reverend Craig LeRoy Harris, 58, of Chambersburg and formerly of Carlisle, passed away on...

Elisabeth N. “Betty” Lohr Obituary 1932~2020

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Betty Lohr served the Lord through the local church throughout her adult life. She taught Sunday School, directed the choir and played the piano at Wheaton Woods Baptist Church and then Ashton Baptist Church. She was in the hand bell choir at McLean Bible Church. She was a member of the Chambersburg Baptist Church.

John E. “Trapper” Gaal obituary 1947~2020

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John was a Technical Illustrator/Computer Specialist before his retirement. He will be remembered for his kindness, his humor, his devotion, and compassion.

Democracy is the loser

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Here is what led to the current fight between the Republican-led General Assembly and our Democratic governor as to which businesses can reopen.

Voters want fair districts

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“ We do not have a functional state government. Gerrymandering reform would be a big step forward to end this dysfunction.“ ... Letter from Fair Districts PA

Rachel L. (Alexander) Smith obituary 1940~2020

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Mrs. Smith was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts, camping, and attending flea markets.

Edith M. “Edie” Wolfe Obituary 1925~2020

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She enjoyed dancing, mowing, gardening, watching birds and showing & raising her prize-winning Dwarf Rabbits.

Frances R. (Roll) Mills Obitury 1922~2020

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Frances R. (Roll) Mills Frances R. (Roll)  Mills, 98, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania  passed away peacefully at home...

Michael A. Manning Sr. Obituary 1961~2020

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Michael A. Manning Sr. Michael A. Manning Sr. , 58, of Chambersburg,  Pennsylvania  passed away May 14, 2020 ...

Michael (Mike) E. Rockwell Obituary 1956~2020

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Mike was a 1974 graduate of James Buchanan High School. He retired from World Kitchen in Greencastle, the former Corning Glass Works. Mike served in the United States Navy from 1977 to 1981.

County gets funding for food, shelter

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Franklin County will get direct funding of over $156,000 to help local needs such as food and shelter shortages.

Milk is free Saturday in Waynesboro

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Nearly 50 local businesses, individuals, and organizations have contributed to the milk drop, making 5,000 gallons of milk available.

Wolf vetoed bill, then issues exec order

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Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his promise to veto House Bill 2412 on Tuesday. Less than an hour later, he issued guidance that will allow real estate transactions to resume.

‘Keep calm, carrot on’

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Starting May 23, the open-air site at 50 N. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg will be open, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 21.

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Paul M. “Yogi” Ringenary obituary 1946~2020

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Mr. Ringenary was a graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and later served in the United States Air Force for several years. During his time in the service he was stationed in Korea.