FALLEN WARDEN TO BE ADDED TO NATIONAL MEMORIAL
HARRISBURG, PA - A Pennsylvania Game Commission state game warden who died in the line-of-duty will be added to the agency’s Fallen Officers Memorial at the Harrisburg headquarters and to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
District Game Protector Robert E. Zimmerman, 35, of Shiremanstown, Cumberland County, was killed May 13, 1957 in a vehicular accident on Route 11 near Danville. His death was uncovered by staff in an old Pennsylvania Game News magazine.
Zimmerman will be added to the Game Commission’s Fallen Officers Memorial at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony on May 11 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. His name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 13 during National Police Week.
Zimmerman is the 10th Game Commission officer to be added to these memorials.
Zimmerman was trained at the original Ross Leffler School of Conservation, near Brockway, in the wilds of Jefferson County. He was heading to his first field-duty station in Wayne County to begin work as a game protector at the time he was killed. Zimmerman served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He ran a Shiremanstown service station before joining the Game Commission.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans said he is pleased Zimmerman will finally get the recognition he deserves for his commitment to wildlife conservation.
“Game Protector Zimmerman served to protect Pennsylvania’s wildlife,” Burhans said. “Like the family of this fine man, the Game Commission is proud of his service and accomplishments, and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice he made in the advancement of wildlife conservation. It is fitting his memory will be recognized forevermore at the agency’s Harrisburg Headquarters and in Washington, D.C., at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.”
2018 SHS Membership Dues
If you have paid your dues this year, thank you. You will receive your new membership card soon.
If you have not paid your dues for 2018, please forward them at your earliest convenience. They are still $15 for one, $25 for a couple, $10 for each additional family member over 18 years old.
Also, for those over 60, there is the option of a single lifetime membership for $150 or $250 for a couples life time membership.
Make checks payable: SHS and mail to 21 East Main Street, Shiremanstown, PA 17011
Mark your calendars for these events!
May 19- Spring Fun in the Park starting at 10:00a.m.
There will be discussions and displays of historic items, games for kids and adults, a silent auction, concessions (food, drinks) and much more Additional details to follow!!
SHS is also planning date(s) and details for the following:
Additional Special speakers
If you have ideas for other SHS activities or programs, contact Joan Runkle President at 717-737-1601 or Lucy Getz Vice President at 717-761-0567
Town Clock and Marker Dedication
On April 22, 2017, SHS dedicated our Town Clock and two Historic Markers. This took place at the River Rock Academy due to the inclementweather. After welcoming the crowd, Joan Runkle introduced Mike Weaver, Past
President, to offer a few words regarding the Clock. Mike had initiated the Clock Project before leaving the area. Lucy Getz, who was instrumental in the organizing of funds and purchasing the clock, also spoke.
The Saint John’s Lutheran Church marker was described by Lucy Getz,
who designed and wrote the text for the marker. Pastor Seifried commented on the church marker and was accompanied by a large group of parishoners.
The Christian Stoner House was introduced by Joan Runkle, who wrote the text for the marker. Emma Burns drew the replica of the house as it would have appeared originally. Vincent and Sylvia Funk, present owners of the home,attended and Sylvia gave a description of the historic parts of the house they have retained and the changes they have made.
We were entertained prior to and after the event by Barb Morgan playing the pump organ donated to SHS by Deb Formanowski. Refreshments were served during the social time afterwards.