Looking Back: Franklin County’s history Dec 30th

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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 Dec 30th.

25 Years Ago

December 30, 1996 –   Tuesday

“Storms beat Northeast”

Chambersburg –– The driver of a pickup truck has the road to himself, and takes full advantage, sliding through a road in town on Sunday.  A powerful snowstorm followed by rain paralyzed the city with slush and blocked major highways.  Today brings the threat of flooding to other areas of the country.

50 Years Ago

December 30, 1971 – Thursday

“Buck Rack Winners”

County's history Dec 30th
Left to right, largest rack, Marvin Douglas of Hancock Md., total measurement, 116 inches. Douglas was awarded $20. Second place winner, Wayne Amsley of St. Thomas, measurement, 107 inches. He was awarded $10. Terry Wood of Fort Loudon, even got money for having the smallest rack which measured 12 1/4 inches. Wood got $5.

100 Years Ago

December 30, 1921 Friday

“Yanks and ex-Yanks to shoot ball for the Doughboy Fund”

Chambersburg – When Greek meets Greek, the battlefield, history gives you the outcome of the struggle; but to learn what happens when Yanks meet ex-Yanks you will have to go to the basketball game Monday night in the Chambersburg High School gymnasium. Captain Dunkle’s Troop E will tangle with M. R. Dunford’s team of the local post of the American Legion in a benefit game for the Doughboy Fund, to be used to purchase a memorial to soldiers of Franklin County, who gave their lives in the World War.

Final arrangements for the game were made today by Captain Dunkle and Commander Dunford.  Since their defeat at the hands of the high school five by a narrow margin, the American Legion five has closed up gaps in defensive play, which they believe will keep the cavalrymen from the baskets and the offensive play has been developed to a point where basketball fans will be given a treat in shooting goals and fast floor work.

The Troop E. Yanks are not making any predictions as to the outcome of the game, but Captain Dunkle says that when he trots his team onto the floor local fans will be given a surprise.


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