Franklin County’s history on July 25th
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 July 25th.
25 Years Ago
“A radiant mother and child – Four more days to send in prized photos”
Beverly Jean Shaw and son Laquan Santo rest peacefully as a radiant light illuminates their faces.Laquan was just five days old when grandfather Phillip H.Buttermorecaptured this precious moment.
Buttermore, Chambersburg, is the winner for the fifth week of Public Opinion’s photo contest.Buttermore wins a $25 gift certificate from LA Cameras, which is co-sponsoring the contest, and a prize from Kodak.
One of the weekly winners will be chosen at the end of the contest to receive a local grand prize. The prize will be a $100 gift certificate from LA Cameras.
His entry will be forwarded to Kodak for international judging in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards (KINSA), which offers prizes of more than $50,000.
This is the final week for the contest.
All entries must be received by noon Friday.
Photos can be black and white or color.
Entries must be taken with Kodak film and printed on Kodak paper. Photos taken since January 1,1993 can be submitted as entries.
On the back of each photo, write the name, address and daytime telephone numbers of the photographer, as well as where the photo was taken.
Entry forms are available at the front desk of Public Opinion, 77 N. Third St. An entry form must accompany each photo.
Photos not forwarded to Kodak will be returned, but they must be picked up.
Winning photos will be displayed in the lobby ofthe Public Opinion.
July 25, 1970–Saturday
“Lyons Stun Fayetteville, 7 – 5”
Lyons handed Fayetteville only its second loss of the season Friday evening with a 7-5 decision on the strength of single scores in the fourth and sixth innings.
In other Nellie Fox Division play Friday F & M upended Rotary 8-6, South Hamilton scrubbed Moose 10-4,and Kiwanis and New Franklin played to a 10-10 deadlock through six innings before darkness stopped the game.
Lyons jumped on top 5-0 with four runs in the first frame off of starter SteveReasnerand one in the second against EdShatzer, but Fayetteville rallied to knot the game at 5-5 after three stanzas and force Lyons starter Tom Weller from the hill in favor of ScottMorrow.
A score in the fourth inning gave Lyons the lead and another loner in the sixth insured the win as Morrow received the victory andShatzerwas saddled with the loss in relief.A seven-run fifth frame opened the doors for South Hamilton as Steve Frey gainedthe winning nod and Dave Bigler was charged with the loss.
Steve Stenger led the way for SH, offensively, with three hits, one a two-bagger, and four RBI.Frey also cracked a double for the winners and fanned nine batters from the mound.
F & M plated a five-spot in the fifth stanza against the Rotary to neutralize a 5-2 deficit and move to victory lane.BillOylerand Randy Burke shared the batting honors for the winners with three hits apiece.Fred Moyer and John Little each stroked a pair of safeties.
Mike Norcross recorded the F & M triumph and Chris Purvis was soaked with the loss with relief help from Jeff Stoner after four and two third innings.
July 25, 1920–Sunday
Improvement in the condition of dirt and clay roads in the Pittsburg district is reported by autoists and motor truck operators. Several days of sunshine during the week dried out the roads considerably. Rainfall for the week as recorded by the TJ. S. weather bureau was .60 of an inch.
The detour on the Lincoln highway atSaluvia,Fulton county will be removed Tuesday, July 27, according to an announcement of the state highway department.This will open the Lincoln highway from the Allegheny county line to Chambersburg and will be greatly appreciated by automobile owners.The detour between Chambersburg and Gettysburg will not be lifted for some time.