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  • Lighting up Halloween

    Lions respond to parade change critics Letter to the community, The Lititz Lions Club has been serving the Lititz community for over 73 years. The Club wants to continue that service by again sponsoring the 2014 Halloween...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • LR20140821_CWebber 031
    Webber ‘gave his tomorrow for my today’

    Belgian adopts Lititz WWI grave In mid-June I received an email from Erik De Bruyne of Belgium. He said that his family had adopted the grave of Raymond L. Webber, an American soldier who died there during...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • LR20140814_CTheatreRudy
    Was showing

    Lititz’s early movie theatres Many remember the old Lititz Theatre, which I wrote about extensively back in November 2011 in this newspaper. From 1935 to 1964, it served the community both young and old. However, this wasn’t...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Photo by Lynn Rebuck
     Word travels

    ‘Coolest’ accolade draws cruisers to Lititz Pittsburgh-area car lover Marianne Caruso read about Lititz in a magazine after it was named the Coolest Small Town in America. Intrigued, she and her husband, Ron, decided to pay a...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Senior Haley Goodling, who carded impressive scores of 73 and 72 in Manheim Central’s first two matches, follows through on a tee shot at Tanglewood Golf Course last Thursday.
    Goodling paces Barons in opening two matches

    Manheim Central’s Haley Goodling has picked up right where she left off. The defending L-L League and District Three girls golf champion came out of the gates last Thursday carding a Section Two low score of 1-over...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Walt Pelensky watches the flight of his tee ball in Warwick's opening match.
    Frustrating start for Warwick

    Better days will be ahead for the Warwick golfers. In their opening Section One match of the season last Friday, in the debut for first-year coach Kevin McNece, the Warriors got an 0-6 start. Carding a team...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ryan Miller goes up for a head ball with his teammate Steve Small (far right) looking on during the Warwick boys soccer alumni game on Friday, Aug. 8. Defending on the play are Travis Steedle (far left) and Adam Troyer (third from left).
    Warrior boys soccer alumni still getting their kicks

    More than a decade has passed since Steve Small played on the pitch with the Warwick soccer team. But the program is still close to his heart. He’s still close to many of his former teammates. “It...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Manheim Central’s Grace Kensinger used an array of shots like this two-handed backhand in the No. 1 singles match to outlast Warwick’s Maddie Class two sets to one on Monday.
    Lady Barons outlast Warwick in opener

    Marander Moyer’s fortitude symbolized Manheim Central’s effort against Warwick on Monday. Moyer and her teammate Olivia Oxenrider were down 4-1 at second doubles, but battled on. In the end, they came back to defeat Warwick’s Meg Barr...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 21, 2014

    Esta M. Ansel, 83, Reamstown, died Aug.10, in Conestoga View, Lancaster. Esta worked for Kinder, then American Comfort Furniture, Denver. Known as “The Teddy Bear Lady” for her hand-crafted bears, she also loved cooking, baking and collecting...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • William C. Smiley, 88, WWII Navy vet, retired from auto dept. at Sears, Manheim VFW member

    William C. Smiley, 88, of Lititz, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., William was the son of the late William and Bulah (Bacon) Smiley. After a two-week courtship, Bill...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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