Looking Back: Franklin County’s History on March 13th

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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 March 13th.

25 Years Ago

March 13, 1995  Monday

“Scotland Claims Championship”

Scotland School jumped ahead early and never let up, defeating Hamilton Heights 43-18 in the championship game of the 30th annual Corpus Christ! Elementary School Basketball Tournament on Saturday. 

Scotland School led 13-2 after the first quarter and extended its lead to 20 in the second quarter, leading 27-7 at halftime.

Terrance Davis, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, led Scotland with 19 points and Avery Mosley added 10. Scott Shoemaker led Hamilton Heights with 7 points. 

In the consolation final, the Scotland Bulls edged New Franklin 27-26 to secure a third-place tournament finish. 

The Bulls led 19-15 at the half and held off New Franklin in a nailbiting finish. 

Mike Clark led the Bulls with 12 points. Ian Watson led New Franklin with 9. 

Selected to the all-tournament team were: William Rideout (Stevens), Trumaine Curtis (King Street), Mark Lesher (Marion), Troy Wile (Fayetteville), Robert Parks (New Franklin), Bryan Bender (Falling Spring Gray), Aaron Burke (Scotland Magic), Nathan Wingerd (Sharpe), Danley Shank (Duffield), Ryan Richards (Corpus Christi), Scott Shoemaker (Hamilton Heights), Ricky Shetler (Lurgan), Chip Brown (Buchanan Blue), Mike Clark (Scotland Bulls) and Terrance Davis (SSVC).  

Duffield’s Luke Oyler won the fourth-grade foul shooting championship, with Jason Myers of Falling Spring Gray second, Eric Myers of New Franklin third and Brian Smith of the South Hamilton Sonics fourth. 

Sharpe’s Nathan Wingerd won the fifth-grade foul shooting title. Josh Gibson of Falling Spring Red was second and Aaron Burke of Scotland Magic was third.

50 Years Ago

March 13, 1970 – Friday

“58th Anniversary of Girl Scouting”

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GIVEN ASSIGNMENT Linda Baldassari, left, Cadette Troop 840 member, accepts her Junior Friendship Encampment assignment from Camp Promotion Committee member Vicki Shoemaker. Linda will open the sealed envelope during her next troop meeting.

CHAMBERSBURG— First United Methodist Church was the scene Tuesday evening of a Conococheague Neighborhood Girl Scout birthday party, celebrating the 58th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States. 

Cadette Troop 803 was the host troop. About 125 Scouts and their leaders attended, representing 34 troops. Tables were arranged in a flower petal form, with the center table holding the birthday cake. The flower theme was followed in table decorations.

Seaphanie Sachs, a member of Junior Troop 801, taught the new Conococheague Neighborhood song. Group singing was led by Joan Applegate, a Junior troop consultant. 

Entertainment was provided by Mrs. Lorraine Huston, to Chambersburg District elementary art instructor, who gave a demonstration on chalk illustration, including the use of fluorescent chalk.

Sealed assignments for the Neighborhood Junior Friendship Encampment May 1 and 2 were presented to Cadettes by the camp promotion committee.

The Cadettes will be assigned duties for the encampment, which will include preparation and delivery of lunches to the campsite, preparation of a pit meal, assigning “girl Fridays” to assist unit leaders at the encampment, and other tasks. 

Each troop presented its donation to the Juliette Lowe Neighbor World Friendship Fund, to Mrs. Herbert Wise, fund chairman.  A total of $168 was contributed. The fund is used to provide older Scouts with opportunities to attend international events and to promote Scouting throughout the world.

100 Years Ago

March 13, 1920 – Saturday

“Troop 1, Boy Scouts, Give 100 P. C. For Tablet”

The Chambersburg council of Boy Scouts was addressed by Arthur A. Schuck, national field executive for this district, last evening. 

The council adopted a set of bylaws and each step of the work was explained by Mr. Schuck. The council members were very enthusiastic and informal plans were presented by the development of the Scout work in the community. 

Troop One is on the job as usual as. It goes over the top with a 100 per cent subscription to the bronze tablet fund. Mr. Schuck addressed the members of the troop who unanimously voted a return visit coon. 

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