Looking Back: Franklin County’s history November 29th

Franklin County’s history

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 November 29th.

25 Years Ago 

November 29, 1995Tuesday

“Trojan runners honored at banquet” 

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The Chambersburg girls and boys cross country teams had their banquet at the Marine Corps League last week.   

This was the 24th year the Marine Corps League sponsored the banquet.  

The guest speaker was former Trojans boys coach Rod Crawford, who now lives in York.  

In the 29-year history of Chambersburg boys cross country, there have been just three coaches Paul Kaiser (1967-76), Crawford (1977-88) and John Ambrosio (1989-present).  Tim Cook has been the only girls coach. During Crawford’s 12 years as coach, he compiled a dual-meet record of 103 wins and 19 losses, coached four league championship teams and directed two District 3 championship teams.  

Crawford talked about the winning tradition at Chambersburg and the positive influence that cross country has had on many lives.  

Awards and trophies were presented to runners:  

Boys:   Abe Monn (most valuable runner, Enos Yeager scholarship, summer mileage, 706); Shaun Hege (summer mileage, 692); Stuart Heisey (Chambersburg Road Runner scholarship, top senior); Andy Culler (most improved runner from last year); Marcus Caldwell (top junior); Matt Galloway (top sophomore); Eric Foor (top freshman) and Scott Fish and Jason Robertson (most improved runner during the season).  

Girls:   Marah Ritchey (most valuable runner); Sarah Vincenti (Enos Yeager scholarship, top senior); Tasha Koenig (top junior); Tara Cluck (Chambersburg Road Runner scholarship, summer mileage, 505.85); Amy Wingert (most improved runner from last year); Andrea Mogel (most improved runner during the season). 

50 Years Ago   

November 29,1970Sunday


County's history Nov. 29th
Santa’s train arrived on schedule at South Gate Mall Saturday with Santa himself waving a greeting from the front platform of the diesel to crowds of welcomers.

100 Years Ago  



With the closing of the doors of the co-operative store, conducted by the employees of the Chambersburg Engineering Company and managed by J. Milton Wallech, on Saturday night, another grocery store was added to the list of those going out of business in the past few months.  

This store was one of three of its kind organized by the employees of the various shops of town last spring.  The North End store closed its doors for business several weeks ago while, the Wolf Company employees store continues to do business on Lincoln Way West. 


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