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August 26, 2012
Strong women classes for the fall are forming in Franklin County, Pa., as offered by Penn State Extension Service. The classes are forming at the following three locations: Mont Alto, Pa. - Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10 to Oct. 17, 9 to 10 a.m. Shippensburg, Pa. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 11, 9 to 10 a.m. Chambersburg , Pa. - Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 11, 10 to 11 a.m.; and Sept. 10 to Oct. 17, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. The classes are geared for women 40 and older who have been active or relatively sedentary for the past few years and are interested in improving their health, vitality and well-being.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | August 8, 2012
The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday morning hired a new police chief, whose first day on the job will be Sept. 15. Jim Sourbier will take the helm of the Waynesboro Police Department at a starting salary of $61,000 per year. He is police services supervisor at Penn State University's campus in Mont Alto, Pa. “It's the opportunity to work in the municipal police venue again, and to continue to develop and build the department to serve the community,” said Sourbier, who lives in the Greencastle, Pa., area.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 29, 2012
Quincy-area residents say a triple homicide in the community over the weekend gives them pause, but does not necessarily change their views of the place they call home. “It's a nice place to live,” said Pam Duffey, of Mont Alto. Fueled by social media and text messages, news of the Anthony Highway (Pa. 997) shootings spread quickly through the 1,900 households in Quincy Township and 600 households in the borough of Mont Alto, Pa. The community best known for its annual ox roast, sprawling retirement village and Penn State campus gained an unwanted notoriety across the state and country.
May 21, 2012
Jon “C.J.” Christopher Gauss Jr., 22, of Cascade, Md., died Friday, May 18, 2012, as the result of a motor-vehicle accident. Born May 28, 1989, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of J. Christopher and Kathy E. (Buhrman) Gauss. He lived in Cascade all of his life. Jon graduated from Smithsburg High School with the class of 2007. He earned an associate degree in automotive technologies from James Rumsey Technical School in Hedgesville, W.Va. He worked as an automotive technician for Sharrett GMC in Hagerstown, Md. Jon loved wrestling, having been on the wrestling team in high school.
May 15, 2012
Children from the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area YMCA's Y's Nest preschool program for 4- and 5-year-olds and teacher Melody Gober recently took a field trip to Penn State Mont Alto. Students of Professor Nancy Funk's Theatre 102 course presented five puppet shows designed to teach the preschoolers. The lessons covered counting, identifying colors, showing respect for others, the 911 emergency process and learning simple, basic Spanish. Between shows, their hostess kept the attention of the children with games and songs.  Later, they were provided with supplies to create their very own Nittany Lion puppets.
By ROXANN MILLER | | May 5, 2012
As the oldest graduate at Penn State Mont Alto's spring commencement on Saturday, Kay Dawson is proof that it's never too late to go back to school. “I say never stop learning. I really enjoy learning,” said Dawson, 55, of Fayetteville, Pa. “There's always something out there to learn about. It keeps your mind active, and it keeps you on the ball.” Dawson received her bachelor of science degree in nursing on Saturday. She earned a degree in elementary education from Shippensburg (Pa.)
April 18, 2012
TOWSON, Md. - Kara Henson of Hagerstown has been accepted into the nursing program at Towson University for the fall semester. Henson is a 2010 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She is the daughter of Kerry and Kathy Henson of Hagerstown. ANNAPOLIS - Nicholas Brandt , a student at Clear Spring High School, will participate in the 2012 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program from June 16 to 21. The Naval Academy has invited 2,250 young men and women to attend the summer program, which is a fast-paced leadership experience for high school students.
By ROXANN MILLER | | April 11, 2012
Students at Penn State Mont Alto shared their knowledge on Wednesday with their peers and the community at the seventh annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival in the campus' Multipurpose Activities Center. “The Academic Festival is a great opportunity for students to showcase their projects to the campus and local community,” said Robin Yaure, senior instructor of human development and family studies, and chairwoman of the festival planning committee. More than 200 students, freshman to seniors, spent weeks putting together elaborate displays/exhibits on a range of topics including women's health, breast cancer, occupational therapy, the effects of poverty on children in Central America and nursing as a career for men. Some of the students worked alone and some worked in teams of three to four students.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 2, 2012
Penn State Mont Alto's continuing-education program and the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center are ending the partnership that allowed for adult vocational course offerings. The “mutually agreed-upon decision” to end their partnership at the career center goes into effect for the 2012-13 school year, according to a news release issued Friday. Penn State Continuing Education was occupying office and classroom space while administering post-secondary vocational classes for adults.
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