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  • Joseph (Benner) Boll, 87, deacon at Shirksville Mennonite Church for 60 years

    Joseph (Benner) Boll, 87, of Richland, died peacefully at the Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He was the husband of Esther (Horning) Boll. On June 5, they would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Born...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Manheim Central is in the midst of some major building upgrades. The administrative offices are
currently located in the former middle school (above) while work on new administrative offices is
underway (below). (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Facilities upgrades under way at Manheim Central

    Over the next three years Manheim Central School District will complete construction on three projects — a new district administration office and two new elementary schools. Construction of the new two-story administration office, which adjoins the middle school...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • An undated aerial photo of White Oak Dam, north of Manheim. D. Yvonne Kreider, who lived near the
dam, had this to say: “In the winter, the water at the dam would freeze. If it froze when the wind was
calm, the ice would be smooth and skating would be easy. If it was windy, the ice would be rippled
and skating would be rough. Jay Nissley would build a huge bonfire on the ice. The skaters would
hold hands, making a circle around the fire and skate round and round. On windy days, the big guys
would take a bed sheet, tie the ends to long poles, skate to one end of the frozen water, open the
poles and let the wind ‘sail’ them to the other end. When the sun cast its last rays on the ice and
then disappeared, more wood was put on the fire. A window was opened at the mill and a floodlight
turned on and hot food and drinks were served.”
    Winter Recreation 101

    With all this snow and ice and record low temperatures, the season brings back some memories of growing up in Manheim in the mid-1950s. If you ever watched reruns of “Spanky and Our Gang,” that is exactly...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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    Mast, Tobin wed last June

    Ashley Marie Tobin, of Lititz, and Eric Nathan Mast, of Manheim, were married June 12, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church, Lititz. Father James O’Blaney officiated. The bride is the daughter of Edward Tobin, Lititz, and Cathy...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Manheim Central second baseman Mitchell Shenk (12) congratulates Dan Weiderrecht (5) for his outstanding throw to the plate in the bottom of the first inning at Conestoga Valley. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Wiederrecht sparks Barons in 7-6 win over the Bucks

    The season has changed, but Manheim Central’s Dan Wiederrecht hasn’t. Less than three weeks ago, he was a key starting player on the Barons’ basketball team which advanced to the second round of the PIAA State Triple-A...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Deaths of Local Interest – Reported March 26, 2015

    Gary L. Balmer, 57, of Stevens, passed away March 19. Gary was a member of the Independent Christian Church. He loved the outdoors, camping, hiking, hunting, and going to Tioga County. Gary worked as a welder for...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Warwick grad Emily Cameron, a sophomore swimmer for the University of Georgia women, placed 11th in both the 200 I.M. and 400 I.M. at the NCAA Division-One Championship, earning Honorable Mention All-America in both events.
     Cameron earns Honorable Mention All-American honors at D-I Meet

    Emily Cameron, a 2013 Warwick High School grad, garnered All American Honorable Mention for the University of Georgia women’s swim team in two events at this past weekend’s NCAA Division-One Swimming and Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C....

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Ben White is shown with his coach Bill Bernstein.
    White takes 11th place at State Bowling

    With two games left in the qualifying rounds of the PA State Bowling Championships last Friday, Warwick High School sophomore Ben White wasn’t where he wanted to be. But thanks in large part to a 257 in...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Births – Reported March 26, 2015

    CARR, Matthew and Jenny (Balisteri), Lancaster, a daughter, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, March 17. CLUBB, Ross and Allison (Royer), Ephrata, a son, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, March 15. FAHNESTOCK, David and...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Warwick sophomore Evan Crawford (left) scoops up the ball in front of Wyomissing’s Tyler Ashman in the Warriors’ 16-2 win on Monday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Warriors erupt in rout of Wyomissing

    Galbreath’s four goals lead the offense The Warwick boys lacrosse team showed signs of it in 2014. In more than half of their 13 wins a year ago, the Warriors’ offensive firepower resulted in double-digit scoring outputs....

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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