Looking Back: Franklin County’s history Sept 17th

County’s history Dec 4nd

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 Sept 17th.

25 Years Ago

September 17, 1996 –  Tuesday

“September Scene”

County's history Sept 17th

Ashley Maynor, 3, enjoys a spoonful of soup at the 43rd annual Franklin County Republican Committee Com Soup Rally, held Saturday afternoon at the Marlon Community Grounds.   Ashley attended the rally with her mother, Yvonne Maynor of Spring Run.

50 Years Ago

Sept 17, 1971 – Friday

“Herbert Kissingers to Mark 44 Years”

CHAMBERSBURG – Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Kissinger, 141 N. Grant St., Waynesboro, former residents of Chambersburg for 40 years, will observe their 44th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 19.

They were married in the United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, by the Rev. William E. Taylor.

Mr. Kissinger, a native of Chambersburg, is a twin son of the late Luther Fisher and Virginia Bell Gipe Kissinger.  Mrs. Kissinger, the former Helen E. Miller, is the twin daughter of the late J. Bruce and Maude T. Miller Miller, Chambersburg natives before moving to Waynesboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Kissinger are the parents of one son, Herbert Miller Kissinger, North Franklin Street extended, and one grandson, Craig Bruce.

100 Years Ago

September 17, 1921 Saturday

“Directors of poor give much towards support of needy”

Chambersburg – An interesting sidelight on the probable result of the unemployment in Chambersburg and Franklin county is furnished by the records of the county directors of the poor, which show that in the first eight months of 1921, the directors have expended within $1,000 of the amount given during the whole of 1920 for the support of needy families.

Figures secured by Public Opinion today from the directors of the poor show that $3,999.83 has been expended so far this year in helping the needy families of the county.  The amount expended in this field for the entire year of 1920 was $4,983.52.

The total expenditures of the board last year were $28,459.78, while the total expense to date this year is $20,795.42.