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February 16, 2000
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Although no one living knows for sure when it was founded, Mercersburg will celebrate a 250th anniversary this summer with a weeklong festival highlighted by the unveiling of a bronze statue of its favorite son, James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president. Mercersburg celebrated its bicentennial in 1950 with a four-day event on Sept. 1-4, according to a blue cloth banner owned by Henry Kittredge, a local antiques dealer.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | December 27, 2000
Clerk appointed Mercersburg, Pa., interim manager MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A woman who has served as the Borough of Mercersburg's administrative assistant and billing clerk since 1995 has been appointed borough manager for a six-month probationary period. Thelma Corrales, 34, will serve as interim manager to replace Mike Collins. Collins resigned in October but has been filling in part-time. Corrales' salary has not been set. She earns about $320 a week in her current job. Collins was making $30,000 a year as borough manager.
NEWS
August 5, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A two-story house was destroyed in a fire early Monday on Burkett Lane in Montgomery Township, Pa. The house at 11550 Burkett Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and the upper floor had collapsed into the one below it, according to a spokesman with the MMP&W Fire Co. He said the family of four who lived there arrived home at 2 a.m., discovered the fire and called 911. A Pennsylvania State...
NEWS
May 14, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Two candidates are running for tax collector in Mercersburg, the only contested race in Tuesday's primary election. Republicans Allan D. "Jack" Smith and Sharon "Sherry" Selser, are seeking election to the position that will be left vacant by outgoing tax collector Lynn Stepler. A retired insurance agent, Smith said he's running for the post because he has the time and business experience to do the job. "I'm handy for the job," he said.
NEWS
March 8, 2001
Camping spot near Mercersburg provides serenity When Jean Biesecker discovered camping in Pennsylvania, she found paradise. "For the past 12 years, my life has revolved around six winter months anxiously awaiting six summer months of sheer ecstasy," wrote Biesecker, 62, of Waynesboro, Pa. She and her husband, Bob, own a camper and park it at Saunderosa campground on Pa. 456 between Mercersburg and McConnellsburg, Pa. The Bieseckers...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 17, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Proponents of preserving an 18th-century house along Pa. 16 in Mercersburg plan to meet with the building's owner Thursday to talk about options for the stone structure. MMP&W Fire Co. owns the Smith House next to its firehouse. The department's board of directors will meet with residents who are pushing to save the house rather than see it demolished. Last week, the preservationists met with representatives of Preservation Pennsylvania to learn more about how to submit an application to the National Register of Historic Places.
NEWS
October 10, 1998
WASHINGTON - Quarterback Kyle Fields completed 18 of 28 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mercersburg to a 47-6 win Saturday over Sidwell Friends. Heath Vink made his presence known in more than one way for Mercersburg (4-1). He caught four passes for 103 yards and a score, returned a punt 35 yards for another score and intercepted two passes. Matt Kranchick had eight receptions for 135 yards and another score. Eddie Brown rushed for 116 yards on 15 carries, and backfield mate Trevor Baumgartner rushed 18 times for 72 yards and two TDs. PREP CROSS COUNTRY Hubs' McCarty wins Harford Co. Invintational Kari McCarty clocked the fifth-fastest time ever at the Harford County Invitational, winning the girl's race in 19:19.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2012
A Mercersburg, Pa., woman appears to have secured enough write-in votes from the April 24 primary election to appear on ballots for the 9th Congressional District seat this fall. Karen Ramsburg, an independent, ran a write-in campaign for the seat held by Republican Bill Shuster for the past decade. She needed 1,000 votes from Democrats to appear on ballots for the Nov. 6 general election. The 9th District includes all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania. Unofficial Democratic write-in results from those counties show Ramsburg received approximately 1,400 votes, with about 440 of them from Franklin County, where she lives.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 25, 2008
MERCERSBURG, PA. -- A 4-year-old girl was struck by a dump truck Wednesday when she ran into the street in front of 119 S. Park Ave., Mercersburg Police Officer Michael Benninghoff said. The girl was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, where emergency room staff said she had a broken leg, cuts on her face and swelling to her brain, Benninghoff said. He was unable to provide the girl's condition. The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. when the girl ran out of the house and into the street, Benninghoff said.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg nurse was arrested Monday on a charge of illegally possessing prescription narcotics for her own use, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said in a press release. Jennifer Blair, 28, of 7822 Charlestown Road, was a nurse at Carlisle (Pa.) Regional Medical Center, Corbett said. The criminal complaint alleges that Blair took Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) from automated dispensing machines in the emergency room between March and May of 2007. The drug is a derivative of the pain killer morphine.
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