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In recognition of actions during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable receive...
10/15/2021
Gable awarded for pandemic actions

In recognition of actions during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable received the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSBA) Distinguished Service Award.

Officials applauded him Tuesday during a regular borough council meeting.

In the absence of guidance from higher levels of government, Gable engaged in “out of the box” thinking and, with Police Chief Robert Glenny, convened a countywide COVID Emergency Team with membership ranging from WellSpan Health to food bank directors, according to a nominating letter sent to PSBA by Main Street Gettysburg.

In recognition of actions during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gettysburg Borough Manager Charles Gable received the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSBA) Distinguished Service Award.

Peggy Gustafson, right, receives a certificate from Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter honoring her for 25 years of service o...
10/15/2021
HARB member lauded

Peggy Gustafson, right, receives a certificate from Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter honoring her for 25 years of service on the borough Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB). During a borough council meeting Tuesday, Streeter praised her and fellow longtime HARB member Phil Goble, who was unable to attend. Neither sought reappointment as their terms ended this year.

Peggy Gustafson, right, receives a certificate from Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter honoring her for 25 years of service on the borough Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB). During a borough council

Have you thought about what you want on your tombstone?”This was the question presented to about 40 visitors at Gettysbu...
10/15/2021
Gravestone symbols focus of cemetery walk

Have you thought about what you want on your tombstone?”

This was the question presented to about 40 visitors at Gettysburg’s historic Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 8, when Licensed Battlefield Guide Deb Novotny led a walk through the “permanent Gettysburg address,” as she called it.

Novotny is an expert on the history of the cemetery, and has led many group tours through the final resting place. The focus on this day was on the unique Victorian symbols that decorate many of the grave markers. Those symbols often represent religious beliefs, or patriotic or public service of the deceased.

“Have you thought about what you want on your tombstone?”

Thanks to federal pandemic funds, it’s possible there will be no property tax increases in Gettysburg for the next few y...
10/15/2021
Borough tax hikes unlikely for years

Thanks to federal pandemic funds, it’s possible there will be no property tax increases in Gettysburg for the next few years, Borough Manager Charles Gable said.

Nearly $3.14 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), funding “will provide temporary relief” over the next five years, according to the 2022 budget proposal presentation he made Tuesday during a regular borough council meeting.

The federal dollars mean the borough “is pretty well protected” against tax increases in upcoming years, but things could change, and any prediction means going “out on a limb,” Gable said.

Thanks to federal pandemic funds, it’s possible there will be no property tax increases in Gettysburg for the next few years, Borough Manager Charles Gable said.

Less than eight hours after it was stolen, Gettysburg Police Department returned an SUV to its owner.“It’s been an inter...
10/15/2021
Police return stolen car 8 hours after theft

Less than eight hours after it was stolen, Gettysburg Police Department returned an SUV to its owner.

“It’s been an interesting day,” said Shay Brunick, the Gettysburg Borough woman who watched a stranger drive off with her new SUV Thursday morning. “I’m still quite shocked that it got stolen and returned in less than 12 hours.”

In cooperation with Gettysburg police, Jeremy Rineman, 42, of Conewago Township, was taken into custody by Conewago Township Police Department officers at his residence late Thursday afternoon, said Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny.

Less than eight hours after it was stolen, Gettysburg Police Department returned an SUV to its owner.

Update: Police have apprehended a suspect and returned the vehicle to its owner. Read tomorrow’s Gettysburg Times for mo...
10/14/2021

Update: Police have apprehended a suspect and returned the vehicle to its owner. Read tomorrow’s Gettysburg Times for more information.

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Police are searching for the vehicle of a Gettysburg woman after it was allegedly stolen out of the Eighty-Two Cafe parking lot, 82 Steinwehr Avenue, while she was picking up a to-go order Thursday.

The driver, described by witnesses as white, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, barefoot with sunglasses, with one tattoo on his right arm and another flame tattoo on his neck, was last seen heading south on Baltimore Street driving the white 2009 Suzuki SX7 he allegedly stole. The license plate reads LJR-1892. He was wearing khaki cargo shorts and a dark cut-off T-shirt that read “Got Freedom?” witnesses said.

Call the Gettysburg Police, 717-334-1168, if you have information about the suspect.

Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a man accused of s*xually abusing children in Dauphin County.Wil...
10/14/2021
Info sought on man accused of child s*x abuse

Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a man accused of s*xually abusing children in Dauphin County.

William Gaudette III, 77, of Hummelstown, has “served as a field hockey coach in Central Pennsylvania and for the East Coast Field Hockey Club for several years,” according to a state police news release.

Dauphin County Children and Youth Services received “a report of child abuse that occurred in South Hanover Township,” leading to issuance of a warrant for Gaudette’s arrest, according to the release. The township is adjacent to Hershey and Hummelstown.

Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a man accused of s*xually abusing children in Dauphin County.

With concerns about traffic-control expenses resolved, “everything’s a go” for the Gettysburg Halloween parade planned T...
10/14/2021
Halloween parade staffing concerns settled

With concerns about traffic-control expenses resolved, “everything’s a go” for the Gettysburg Halloween parade planned Tuesday, organizer Heather Laughman said.

Offers of personnel by the Adams County Constable Association and other agencies, plus a detour change, will provide sufficient “boots on the ground,” Gettysburg Police Chief Robert Glenny said Tuesday during a regular borough council meeting. As a result, he said he is no longer recommending hiring an outside traffic-control company.

“You’ll see a big mix of uniforms” during the parade, Glenny said. In addition to receiving the offer of five to six constables, Glenny said he reached out to agencies including state, Bendersville and Littlestown police, the Gettysburg College Department of Public Safety, and the Adams County Sheriff’s office.

With concerns about traffic-control expenses resolved, “everything’s a go” for the Gettysburg Halloween parade planned Tuesday, organizer Heather Laughman said.

Dan Moul (R-91) and Eddie Day Pashinksi (D-121) raised their sample spoons and smiled while tasting savory pie fillings ...
10/14/2021
Foods that Fuel Pennsylvania tour kicks off at Knouse plant

Dan Moul (R-91) and Eddie Day Pashinksi (D-121) raised their sample spoons and smiled while tasting savory pie fillings in the food testing laboratory at Knouse Foods Wednesday.

Though the state representatives may be divided on other issues, food brings everyone together, said Moul, proud to show his colleague from the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee a small slice of Adams County.

“What an absolutely perfect setting to show food that fuels America and Pennsylvania right here in Adams County,” Moul had said moments earlier, surrounded by growling trucks and scooting forklifts transporting apple products from place to place outside the Knouse Foods processing plant in Peach Glen, located in the northern tier of Adams County.

Dan Moul (R-91) and Eddie Day Pashinksi (D-121) raised their sample spoons and smiled while tasting savory pie fillings in the food testing laboratory at Knouse Foods Wednesday.

Cannon balls and saw bones were the highlights of the day at the George Spangler Farm Family Day Saturday.Civil War Hist...
10/14/2021
Field surgery focus of Spangler Farm program

Cannon balls and saw bones were the highlights of the day at the George Spangler Farm Family Day Saturday.

Civil War Historical Impressions Inc. provided demonstrations that included how Civil War cannons were loaded and fired, and how arms and legs were amputated when hit by one of those cannon balls or rifled lead bullets on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Cannon balls and saw bones were the highlights of the day at the George Spangler Farm Family Day Saturday.

Littlestown Area School District has been dealing with its share of vandalism in response to challenges posted to social...
10/13/2021
LASD warns vandals

Littlestown Area School District has been dealing with its share of vandalism in response to challenges posted to social media.

In the past few weeks, students have climbed on the school roof after hours, graffitied buildings and caused destruction in bathrooms, according to an email sent to parents Oct. 6 by Littlestown Superintendent Chris Bigger. The board briefly spoke about the incidents during Monday’s study session.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 3, someone entered more than 15 district vehicles and discharged fire extinguishers inside the busses and vans, Bigger said.

Littlestown Area School District has been dealing with its share of vandalism in response to challenges posted to social media.

Jenna Lyne Aurand Scott hopes to be remembered "As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, and cousin who was thankful ...
10/13/2021
Getting to know: Jenna Lyne Aurand Scott

Jenna Lyne Aurand Scott hopes to be remembered "As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, niece, and cousin who was thankful for and loved her family. And, as a person who worked to make education more equitable."

Read more about her in this week's "Getting to Know" column.

Age: 43

Even an unanticipated rain delay and venue change couldn’t keep a pair of Adams County doubles teams away from YAIAA gir...
10/13/2021
Sports

Even an unanticipated rain delay and venue change couldn’t keep a pair of Adams County doubles teams away from YAIAA girls’ tennis gold on Tuesday.

New Oxford duo Anya Rosenbach and Allison Horick as well as Delone Catholic’s Olivia Roth and Ella Knox took home league championships in the YAIAA 3A and 2A doubles’ tournaments, respectively.

Rosenbach, who claimed singles gold on Saturday as well, joined teammate Horick to form a dominant duo. The two started the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 victory on Monday over teammates Kylie Wampler and Annie Socks before ousting fellow teammates Alex Wolf and Joslynn Loss 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

https://www.gettysburgtimes.com/sports/article_7b31240b-d2a8-5dc7-a739-b3676105b2c6.html

Areas of patchy fog early. Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 78F. Winds light and variable..

The Gettysburg girls’ soccer team wrapped up their third consecutive YAIAA-2 crown on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over Su...
10/13/2021
Gettysburg girls continue mastery of YAIAA-2 soccer with third-straight title

The Gettysburg girls’ soccer team wrapped up their third consecutive YAIAA-2 crown on Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over Susquehannock at Robert E. Lau Memorial Field in Glen Rock.

“It’s a testament to the girls and shows that they’ve bought into what we’re trying to do here,” Gettysburg head coach John Colgan said. “There’s a great connection between all the age groups in our program from the youth program all the way up to the varsity team.”

When Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Pat Riley was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980’s, he coined the phrase “Three-Peat” after the Lakers had won

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.That g...
10/13/2021
Commission begins planning outreach

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.

That goal, in keeping with a mission statement the HRC adopted last month, was front and center Oct. 7 during a regular meeting.

According to the mission statement, “everyone who lives and works” in the borough “is protected from unlawful discrimination” by an ordinance passed last December, “which ensures more protections than does the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.”

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.

A Carlisle man was held without bail on trespassing and other charges after allegedly declining to provide authorities w...
10/13/2021
Bail denied for accused trespasser

A Carlisle man was held without bail on trespassing and other charges after allegedly declining to provide authorities with information.

Bail was denied for Jonathan Little, 29, after he “refused” to sign paperwork or answer questions during his preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Mark Beauchat, according to a docket.

A Carlisle man was held without bail on trespassing and other charges after allegedly declining to provide authorities with information.

Gettysburg Area School District’s former superintendent, Larry Redding, will fill the top spot at Fairfield through Febr...
10/13/2021
Redding named temp FASD superintendent

Gettysburg Area School District’s former superintendent, Larry Redding, will fill the top spot at Fairfield through February 2022, unless a replacement for Michael Adamek is available sooner.

Redding was appointed interim superintendent by a unanimous vote of the eight Fairfield Area School District (FASD) board members present at Monday night’s meeting.

Prior to the vote, April McCleaf said Redding “was an exceptional leader at Gettysburg,” where she has served as a teacher for many years. McCleaf lives in the Fairfield district and has two children in FASD schools.

Gettysburg Area School District’s former superintendent, Larry Redding, will fill the top spot at Fairfield through February 2022, unless a replacement for Michael Adamek is available sooner.

Assistant Superintendent Sharon Perry is the new acting superintendent at Conewago Valley School District.Following a vo...
10/13/2021
Perry elevated to acting superintendent at CVSD

Assistant Superintendent Sharon Perry is the new acting superintendent at Conewago Valley School District.

Following a vote to accept Superintendent Chris Rudisill’s resignation Monday, the board unanimously approved Perry as the acting superintendent retroactive to Oct. 1 for up to one year.

“She has the full backing of the board,” said board President Edward Groft. “We are very comfortable with her moving forward.”

Assistant Superintendent Sharon Perry is the new acting superintendent at Conewago Valley School District.

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.That g...
10/13/2021
Commission begins planning outreach

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.

That goal, in keeping with a mission statement the HRC adopted last month, was front and center Oct. 7 during a regular meeting.

According to the mission statement, “everyone who lives and works” in the borough “is protected from unlawful discrimination” by an ordinance passed last December, “which ensures more protections than does the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.”

One goal of the Gettysburg Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) is to educate the community about its mission.

A century-old fire engine was the prominent exhibit Sunday as the Fairfield Fire Department held an open house honoring ...
10/13/2021
Honoring a century of firefighting

A century-old fire engine was the prominent exhibit Sunday as the Fairfield Fire Department held an open house honoring its 100th anniversary.

The pristine 1926 antique Chevrolet fire engine lovingly restored by Larry Spangler of Hanover seemed primitive by comparison to today’s state-of-the-art firefighting equipment also on display.

But fire engines are not at the heart of firefighting, said Fairfield Fire Chief Bill Jacobs.

A century-old fire engine was the prominent exhibit Sunday as the Fairfield Fire Department held an open house honoring its 100th anniversary.

It’s been quite an eventful last few days for Delone Catholic senior Emily McCann.On Friday, she was voted Homecoming Qu...
10/12/2021
McCann's winner bolsters Squirettes' playoff hopes

It’s been quite an eventful last few days for Delone Catholic senior Emily McCann.

On Friday, she was voted Homecoming Queen, then three days later, she scored the game-winning goal in the Squirettes’ 2-1 victory over Biglerville in YAIAA-3 girls’ soccer action Monday afternoon at Musselman Stadium in Biglerville.

It’s been quite an eventful last few days for Delone Catholic senior Emily McCann.

Shortly before his death in 1868, the famous congressman and abolitionist, Thaddeus Stevens, had a visitor who commented...
10/12/2021
Thaddeus Stevens returns at society picnic

Shortly before his death in 1868, the famous congressman and abolitionist, Thaddeus Stevens, had a visitor who commented on his sickly appearance.

“It is not my appearance, but my disappearance, that troubles me,” Stevens responded.

Thanks to the 230 members of the Thaddeus Stevens Society, the legacy of the great Civil War-era legislator and social activist will not disappear any time soon.

Shortly before his death in 1868, the famous congressman and abolitionist, Thaddeus Stevens, had a visitor who commented on his sickly appearance.

A work day is planned Sunday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens on Chambersburg Road near Gettysburg.Though local officials ha...
10/12/2021
Volunteers sought for Oak Lawn work day Sunday

A work day is planned Sunday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens on Chambersburg Road near Gettysburg.

Though local officials have taken initial steps to acquire the cemetery and form a nonprofit organization to provide perpetual care, work by volunteers remains crucial to the cemetery’s upkeep, Cindy Codori-Schultz said. She coordinates Oak Lawn Cemetery Family/Friends and Volunteers, which has conducted twice-yearly work days at the site since 2019.

Past efforts have led to big improvements and mowing is occurring more regularly, but the property “still needs a lot of attention and a lot of love,” she said.

A work day is planned Sunday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens on Chambersburg Road near Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) is set to stage Murders of 1940 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and...
10/12/2021
Murder mystery to stage at GCT

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) is set to stage Murders of 1940 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., with streaming performances on demand any time Oct. 22-24.

This murder mystery play is a campy fun comedy written by John Bishop, according to a release from Chad-Alan Carr, founding executive and artistic director at GCT.

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) is set to stage Murders of 1940 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., with

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