Tri-State briefs

January 09, 2008

Stoner named to Mercersburg council

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Donald "Dusty" Stoner, the chief of the MMP&W Fire Department, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Mercersburg Borough Council on Monday, according to Tammy Oberholzer, borough secretary.

New and re-elected council members Betty Stenger, Joshua Meyers and Tom Suddeth were sworn in at the council's reorganization meeting. Suddeth won his seat with five write-in votes in the Nov. 6, 2006, election.

Returning council members are Tom Heefner, Elizabeth McClintick and Christopher Coote.

- Jennifer Fitch

Panel to review Greencastle borough manager candidates

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Borough Council decided Monday to have its newly appointed Personnel Committee, which consists of Christopher Grimm, Nancy Dunn and K. Duane Kinzer, meet as soon as possible to review the seven applications received for the borough manager position.

The borough manager position was advertised in early December, with a cutoff date of Dec. 20 for applications.


The Personnel Committee will interview the seven applicants and narrow the search to a maximum of three candidates. Those top candidates will then be interviewed by the entire borough council.

Greencastle Borough Council President Charles Eckstine previously said that the council hopes to have a new borough manager by Jan. 20. A special meeting later in January also is likely because the council does not want to wait until February to hire a new manager, Eckstine said.

- Ashley Hartman

Pa. students awarded scholarships at Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Twenty-five students, including two from Franklin County, received $3,500 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation on Tuesday at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Kristina Dice and Jaclyn Upperman, both of Chambersburg, were both announced as winners before the Sale of Champions, according to a news release.

Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded $632,000 in scholarships to 273 junior Farm Show exhibitors, the news release stated.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution and have been a Pennsylvania Farm Show exhibitor of junior market sheep, steers, swine or goats. Junior breeding and dairy exhibitors also are eligible.

Scholarship funding comes from the Farm Show Sale of Champions, corporate membership dues, individual contributions and buyer contributions from the Farm Show's Junior Livestock Sale.

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