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November 4, 2012
A Chambersburg man died late Friday in a vehicle crash on Philadelphia Avenue at Wilson College, Chambersburg police said in a news release. Michael J. Fields, 34, was driving in the 1000 block of Philadelphia Avenue at about 10 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road near the intersection with College Avenue, police said. Police did not provide any other details of the crash. Officials with the Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner's Office declared Fields dead. “Some property damage was done on the Wilson College campus as the vehicle went onto the campus,” the news release stated.
September 14, 2011
Wilson College was named the fifth best value college in its category in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 “America's Best Colleges” issue, according to a news release from Wilson College. The issue will be on newsstands Sept. 20. Wilson ranked 11th overall for best college in the northern region. It held the 15th spot in that category last year, the news release stated. The examination included 74 colleges in the region. For the 11th straight year, Wilson has been honored as a best value college in the North and is named fifth in the category for regional colleges in the North.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 24, 2011
For 10 years, Lorna Duphiney Edmundson has been one of the “Wilson Women” at Wilson College, but the campus president is preparing to turn over the school’s helm to her successor. Edmundson, the women’s college’s 18th president, will mark her last day June 15, turning over the position to Pittsburgh library system’s Barbara K. Mistick. Edmundson was living and working in Vermont when she received a call from the Women’s College Coalition about the Wilson presidency.
May 9, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 18th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale will be May 17-19 at Wilson College. Book sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18; and noon to 4 p.m. May 19. Thousands of new and used books will be offered for sale. For more information, call 1-717-263-8303 or 1-717-262-2326.
September 2, 2012
The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough scholarship to Crystal Welling of Clear Spring High School. Hagerstown Ford, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Welling, who has been a member of FFA at Clear Spring High, plans to pursue a degree at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. For more information, go to .
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
February 8, 2013
Wilson College abandoned a 144-year commitment To the editor:  On Jan. 28, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a letter by Notre Dame of Maryland University President James F. Conneely in which he declares the continuing need for women's colleges. His position is in sharp contrast to the recent decision by the Wilson College Board of Trustees to abandon the 144-year commitment to women's education.  I was one of many alumnae who worked to encourage Wilson College to remain true to her mission of educating women.
August 16, 2013
1. C&O Canal Days at Cushwa Basin C&O Canal National Historical Park celebrates C&O Canal heritage on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25. Activities include: visitor center and trolley barn open; nature display at trolley barn; visits to Lock House 44; canal boat tours; and canal dress up and photo time in the trolley barn; “Meet the Mules” on Saturday; canal music by Matthew Dodd on Sunday; and canal family reunion at the trolley barn...
March 3, 2009
JAN. 12, 1917-MARCH 1, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Janice Willa Rogaliner Fetters, 92, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. Born Jan. 12, 1917, in a small town near Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late George Aaron and Bessie Pauline Rogaliner. Her husband, Owen Curtis Fetters, preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, received a certificate in stenography and secretarial skills from The Pittsburgh Academy School of Business, and attended the University of Pittsburgh.
December 1, 2012
Thumbs up to the members, families and leaders of Franklin County 4-H, who over the past few weeks collected donations and items to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The items will be delivered to a former Shippensburg, Pa., resident who lives in New York and is volunteering with churches and relief organizations in and around Staten Island. Thumbs up to the countless firefighters who spent three days over the Thanksgiving weekend battling a blaze in the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area near Clear Spring that burned about 145 acres of land.
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