Looking Back: Franklin County’s history October 26th

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 October 26th.

25 Years Ago

October 26, 1995– Thursday

“Council Snubs Alleys”

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Repaving alleys in Chambersburg will have to wait.

Chambersburg Borough Council voted 5-4 Wednesday not to set aside funds in its highway budget for improving alleys, an amount projected to be less than $10,000 in 1996.

“We don’t have any money to fund any new projects,” council President BernardWashabaughsaid.“I just don’t think it’s the right time.”

The alleys maintained by the borough now receive the minimum amount of work needed to keep them safe, according to Borough Manager JulioLecuona.

Council’s public works committee and the borough engineer determine a priority list of roads to improve.

“EventuallyIthink we’re going to have to address these alleys,” Harold Kennedy said.

“When we have Liberty Street and other streets to be done, I can’t support alleys,” Robert Wareham said.

“Who’s going to divide up that money?” asked GeorgePentz. “I’m not going to put anybody in that position.”

50Years Ago



County's history October 26th
This simple Halloween decoration is tastefully displayed at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoffeditz, R. R. 1, Mercersburg. An old milk can painted black, holds a pumpkin head with the lid of the can for his hat

100Years Ago

Oct26, 1920Tuesday

Experts will tell mothers if babies are thriving

“Baby Clinic To Be Started At Health Center”

Chambersburg – Beginning on Thursday and on every Thursday hereafter, a child welfare clinic will be held In the community health center, room 407. Trust Company Building, ,from 2 to 6 m.

Thisclinic is in linewith the child welfare workbeing carried on in every state of the union and isunder the auspices of the Red Cross and the state health department.Mothers may bring their babies of pre-school age to be measured, weighed and examined for defects.

The nurses will be present and a doctor in attendance to advise how to remedy any abnormal conditions that may be found.A record of each child’s condition will be made and, followed up every week as long as the child attends the clinic.

Mothers are requested to bring their babies, no matter how well they may appear to be.


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