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Thursday, June 4, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

School board to decide the fate of WSE

June 3 is the big day –the day the school board votes whether to close Western Salisbury Elementary School and have all the township students attend Harry S Truman Elementary School or keep WSE open and let there be two community elementary schools.

There is a document on the school website to answer questions about the proposed reconfiguration. Log onto for the grade reconfiguration Q&A.


Thursday, May 21, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in School

Celebrating the Class of 2020

A few weeks ago, Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and the Class of 2020 advisors, English teacher Kelly Butterbaugh and science teacher Susan Wilson got together to discuss ways to let the senior class know that even though they are not walking the halls of SHS, their teachers and principals are still thinking of them.

As they brainstormed ideas on how to celebrate this class while being socially distant, they decided on the idea of putting a yard sign on the lawn of every senior in the Class of 2020, congratulating them on a job well done.


Thursday, April 23, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Penn State Extension offering free courses

Looking for something to keep your brain from turning to mush while you are stuck at home?

The Penn State Extension is offering 55 free courses until April 30. They range from beekeeping, plant health, pruning trees to dining with diabetes, totally veggies and nutrition 101. I just Googled “Penn State Extension free courses” and it popped right up. Some of them are 30 minutes long, some are 4 hours. They are all different. You need to register before April 30 and then you have 60 days to complete the course. I will definitely be doing this. WE ARE!


Thursday, April 9, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

SHS blood drive rescheduled to April 21

How is everyone doing out there? Stir crazy yet? My sister who lives alone is struggling. I told her by the end of all this we might turn into Jack Nickolson in “The Shining.” She said “I hope not!”

But I can understand how this is hard on her. I have four other people to talk to in my house; she does not. So if you know people or relatives who are alone through this, reach out and give them a call or video chat with them.

If I was alone during this pandemic, I think I would be having full-on conversations with my cats other than the normal “How is my pretty girl?”


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

PSSA and Keystone exams canceled

How is everyone doing? Staying socially distant? I don’t know about you, but I am ready for this chaos to be over.

I moved my college senior out of his apartment March 21 and it was so depressing to think that a time that should be fun and exciting is now mundane and boring as he finishes his classes online. His graduation is postponed, hopefully to be rescheduled later this spring or summer. I haven’t given up hope for that.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Local News

‘With love in every stitch’

If you have the privilege of meeting the nicest and friendliest group of women who call themselves The Devonshire Knitters, consider yourself lucky.

They are all residents of the Devonshire Park Apartments in Salisbury Township and meet 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday to knit or crochet together. The group varies from week to week, but when a reporter from The Press recently met with them, the group around the card tables – Gini Kroll, Sandy Sewell, Jane Brankner, Lovey Sincavage, Sherry Erb and Judy Balliet continued to knit during the interview, their fingers never stopping.