Local Newspapers Archive 2

The online archive of Franklin Township local newspapers has returned!


The archives include:  The Record, The News, The News-Record, The Somerset Spectator, Strictly Somerset, and Franklin Focus; ranging in years from 1948-1998, with gaps. Looking for that old article you swear you once saw about your grandparents? Want to see what was happening in Franklin in 1960? Or, maybe you just want see how much prices have changed. The local newspaper archive is a great source! *Please note, The Somerset Spectator is only available in the library building.*  No log in or library card required for access.

Click here to check it out: FTPL Newspaper Archive

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  • Joyce E Fair-Ryals

    Would like to know if there are any news articles of the the Franklin High School girl’s basketball team for the years 1970-1974..

    • geppinger

      Hi Joyce, thanks for your question! After searching for a little while, I was only able to find one short write-up for a game from 1971. It’s on the top right of page 12, titled “Franklin Girls Post Two Tourney Wins.” Here is the link:

      http://www.digifind-it.com/franklin/data/news-record/1971/02%20February/02-25-1971.pdf#search=“girls basketball team”

      There are quite a few articles on this database, so it’s possible you’ll find more if you keep searching. (A lot of results were just the game schedule for that week, not an article. I would keep that in mind going forward.)

      I hope this helped!
      -George, FTPL