Sentinel reporter Joseph Cress offers a daily digital glimpse back in Cumberland County history with help from our Newspapers.com archives:
50 Years Ago
Congressman George Goodling announced that Newville Borough would receive a $55,300 grant to design a sewage collection system and treatment plant. Newville was only one of a few boroughs in Pennsylvania without a central sewer system. The Department of Housing and Urban Development grant was to be applied to the overall estimated cost of $1,160,000.
In other news, Carlisle High School on June 11 presented diplomas to 408 graduates which, up to that time, was the largest class in school history. A crowd of over 3,000 spectators attended the commencement ceremony held on the lawn of the school.
Also, The Sentinel announced that a groundbreaking was scheduled for June 15, for the Cumberland-Perry Technical School for just north of Hogestown on the school site. Twelve school districts in three counties were to send students to the building when it opened in 1971, according to reports.