Gettysburg Connection

National Park Service Honors Vietnam War Casualties Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

One hundred years after the Civil War, servicemen killed in action in Vietnam were brought home to Gettysburg for their final rest. This Memorial Day weekend, explore some of the lesser-known stories of Gettysburg National Cemetery. Park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will highlight the stories of servicemembers from south-central Pennsylvania who were killed in action or died of wounds during the Vietnam War.
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Please vote tomorrow!

Pennsylvania’s closed Primary Election allows only registered Democrats or registered Republicans to vote for their respective party’s candidates. Republican voters have numerous choices for their US Senate, Pennsylvania Governor and Lt. Governor candidates in the fall. Democratic voters have fewer candidates running for those offices, and it’s vital...
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New Electronic Resources Coming to ACLS

One of the questions I receive often is what does the Gettysburg Library do for the other branches of the Adams County Library System? Why is this one library building in the county seat so important to people living in Gardners, Abbottstown, or McKnightstown? We have explored this topic a few times in this column this year, from new books being aquired and processed for circulation, to delivery of materials to all 6 branches, to the need to coordinate children’s and adult events around the county. I wanted to inform you today about a very exciting new resource that we will be offering starting on June 1, 2022.

Obituary: Kimberly A. Slonaker

Kimberly A. Slonaker, age 53 of Chambersburg, passed away May 11, 2022 at home. She was born March 2, 1969 in Washington…. For the complete obituary, please click here. We'd value your comment on this post. Please leave one below or send us a note. Comments without a first and last name will not be approved.

Obituary: Phyllis A. Hykes

Phyllis Ann Hykes, age 89, of Shippensburg, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at Chambersburg Hospital. She was born Marc…. For the complete obituary, please click here. We'd value your comment on this post. Please leave one below or send us a note. Comments without a first and last name will not be approved.

Obituary: Sandra Kay (Geagley) Reed

Sandra Kay (Geagley) Reed of Providence Place in Chambersburg, PA, left this world and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She received her Angel Wings on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the first born to her...

Obituary: Michael S. Bacon

Michael S. “Mike” Bacon, 63 of Gettysburg, PA passed away at his home on Thursday, May 12, 2022 with his family by his side. Born in Gettysburg on December 19, 1958, he was the son of the late John E. & Barbara C. Bacon. Mike was a veteran of the United States Air Force and had worked for Schindler Elevator Co. and the D. L. Martin Co. in East Berlin, PA for the past 20 years before his illness. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan, enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was very passionate about his music, collecting albums and cd’s and in his earlier years was a lead singer in a rock band. Mike was a former member of the Gettysburg Moose. He was known for his sense of humor, joking with his friends and kind acts. Mike is survived by his sister Frances E. Myers (Guy E.) of Fairfield, PA and his niece, Stacy Sechrist (David) and her children, Matthew, Zander and Chloe. In addition to his parents, Mike was predeceased by his brother, John C. Bacon. Don’t be sad that Mike is gone, be happy that we were blessed to be with him on his earthly journey. There’s no doubt in our minds that Mike now has the music cranked up while cooking for the angels and wearing his Steelers shirt. Frances and the rest of her family would like to thank all of the first responders, medical staff during his hospital stays, Wellspan Cancer Center staff and BridgingLife Hospice staff for their caring and kindness on Mike’s life journey. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, online tributes and condolences can be made at The family suggests memorial contributions to BridgingLife Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157 or Wellspan Cancer Center, 40 V-Twin Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Rabbittransit introduces new service: Gettysburg-Hanover Connector

Rabbittransit, in partnership with @Home in Adams County, announces a new pilot program geared towards workforce development. The Gettysburg-Hanover Connector will launch Monday, February 8. Ralph M. Serpe, President & CEO, Adams County Community Foundation said, “Transportation is one of three interdependent elements identified by the Adams County Community Foundation...

CVSD proposes 4.6 percent tax increase

The Conewago Valley School District has included a substantial tax increase in its proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget. District Business Manager Lori Duncan said the district can balance its budget with a millage of 14.8525, representing a 4.6 percent increase from the current rate. The rate is the maximum allowed under the state’s Act 1 limitations.

Bermudian proposes 4.7 percent tax hike

The Bermudian Springs school board approved a preliminary budget for 2022-23 that includes a potential tax increase of 4.7 percent, the maximum allowed under the state’s Act 1 limitations. The millage rate would move from 12.4656 to 13.0514. The board unanimously agreed to the preliminary budget, and voted 7-2...

Collaborating for Youth Virtual Town Meeting

Adams County’s Collaborating for Youth (CFY) will be hosting a FREE and virtual Town Hall Meeting on Monday, May 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place virtually on Zoom – please visit for more information on how to access this event. The Town Hall Meeting is entitled “Youth Voices – Emerging From Covid” and is the first of a three-part series. CFY will present the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey data results and trends of Adams County youth. This first event will feature drug & alcohol trends, the second event will be on youth mental health, held on June 27 and the third will be about risk & protective factors and youth attitudes held on July 25. All three events will be on zoom and will be at 6 p.m. The three events are open to all Adams County residents interested in learning about this important information.

Majestic Theater’s 2022 Summer Classic Movies kick off June 8

Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater will celebrate 15 years of Summer Classic Movies when the annual series begins June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic 1925 auditorium. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets for each film are just $8 and are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

FASD Proposes no new taxes in 2022-23

No tax increases were included in the Fairfield Area School District’s proposed budget during the school board’s meeting on Monday evening. The board held two back-to-back meetings, first holding its regular meeting, then going into a budget work session. Tim Stanton, the district’s new business manager, presented the...