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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 June 25th.

25 Years Ago

June 25, 1995 – Sunday

“Bingle-Bangle-Bundle Tournament Winners”

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Chambersburg Country Club in Scotland, Pennsylvania

The Chambersburg Country Club Tuesday Ladies 9-Holers held a Bingle-Bangle-Bungle tournament this week, and Linda Rhine and Betty Gayman were winners.

Team A low gross was won by Brenda Gracey and Rhine, while low net was won by Gracey.

Team B low gross and low net were won by Nancy Glen. Connie Kaiser and Betty Niemond had chip-ins.

50 Years Ago

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June 25, 1970 – Thursday

Chambersburg – “Bus Tours on SSC Campus”

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ONE OF THE STOPS The new gymnasium at Shippensburg State College is one of the stops to be made during the bus tour planned by the college’s Faculty Wives Club. The tours have been scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. July 11 during the town’s sesqui-centennial.

The Faculty Wives Club of Shippensburg State College is arranging for bus tours of the campus on Saturday, July 11.

Everyone is ​invited to the event, which has been scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.

The buses will be boarded at the municipal parking lot. Following the campus tour, they will return passengers to the pickup point.

Included in the tour will be the inspection of the new Franklin Science Center, Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, Little Red School House, Reisner Dining Hall, plus six projects in various stages of completion worth over $12 million.

Light refreshments will be served at the dining hall. Members of service sororities will serve as hostesses and tour guides. Registration forms will be available, however they are not required in order to take the tour.

The project is being offered by the Faculty Wives Club of the college as its contribution to the activities of the Sesqui-centennial celebration of Shippensburg borough.

100 Years Ago

June 25, 1920 – Wednesday

“A Greencastlle Smelly Plant Gets A Reciever”

W. R. Davison of Greencastle has been appointed temporary receiver of the Greencastle Fertilizer, Hide and Henderinsr Co. A hearing for a permanent receiver will be held before Judge Glllian June 30 at 10 a. m. This is the “smelly” plant at Greencastle about which there were several law suits because of odors.

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