The National Park Service announced the continuation of its deer management program at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. The annual program will run October through March according to a park service news release.
The release said park service officials will reduce the number of deer within their boundaries directly by shooting.
Two Adams County Veterans Affairs Office employees recently received accreditation from the National Association of County Veterans’ Service Offices.
John Farrell, director of veterans affairs for Adams County, and Tammy DeGroft, the county’s veterans service officer, are now accredited through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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The National Park Service announced its launching of an online service for teachers that provides a one-stop shop for curriculum-based lesson plans, activities, distance learning and other resources.
The website offers opportunities for students and teachers across all of America’s national parks, the park service said in a news release.
“Gettysburg National Military Park has long welcomed area students to the park for field trips,” said Bob Kirby, park superintendent. “And now, through the new ‘Teachers’ National Park Service website, all 401 national parks are throwing open the doors and inviting teachers and students to learn about all the parks.”
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Adams County residents wishing to vote in the upcoming election must register by Oct. 7, said Angie Crouse, deputy of the county’s elections and voter registration office.
The Nov. 5 election is a municipal one with a handful of local races on the docket. Municipal elections typically do not garner as much of a voter turnout as elections featuring state and/or national races.
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The Adams County Library System announced Wednesday the launching of its Library by Mail program.
The program allows library materials to be sent to the elderly, ill, handicapped or anyone else who cannot make it to one of the system’s six public libraries, according to the library’s website.
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Toni Dufficy, who was recently named the Gettysburg National Military Park’s chief of interpretation. (Submitted photo courtesy National Park Service)
A new chief of interpretation was named Monday to the Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site staff according to a news release from the National Park Service.
Toni Dufficy was recently named to the position that Bob Kirby, park superintendent, said was redefined.
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The Adams County Prison announced last week the implementation of its Children of Incarcerated Parents Program or “ChIP.”
The program, created partially by the Adams County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, allows incarcerated parents supervised, one-on-one visitation with their children after the completion of a parenting educational program.
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An Adams County commissioner was recently named the District 3 representative on the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s board of directors.
Randy Phiel, Adams County commissioner chair, said he was pleased to represent District 3, which encompasses seven counties, on the association’s board.
The Adams County Coroner’s Office was awarded accreditation through the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners.
The international association’s stamp of approval certifies that the four-member county department is providing the best service to the community according to Pat Felix, Adams County coroner.
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Ken Mong Sr., pictured above during a re-enactment, died when he suffered a heart attack behind the wheel last July driving home from a re-enactment. He was 70.
Something was missing from the 19th Ohio Light Artillery unit at this year’s Gettysburg battle re-enactment.
They had all their guns and ramrods. Pelnty of ammunition, supplies and other acouterments of war. What the tight-knit group lacked was far more integral to their unit than any material belongings or replica weaponry.
It was one of their own. Their 1st lieutenant, Kenny Mong.
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