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  • Warwick Phillies’ first baseman Matthew Williams makes a nifty pick-up of a low throw to nab Manheim Township’s Drew Sassaman in the LNP championship game at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Phillies’ bid for LNP crown falls just short

      In the second inning last Friday, Todd Shertzer was reminded that he is a Chicago Cubs fan. The kind of thing which might befall his lovable Cubbies actually bit his Warwick Phillies team. Having watched their...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Ryan Schannauer
    Court rejects murderer’s appeal request

    Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday rejected a petition from Ryan M. Schannauer to appeal his Dec. 8, 2014 murder conviction. The court also approved a petitioned from Shannauer’s attorney to withdraw as counsel of the convicted murderer...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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  • Reporter-Photographer John Crawford captured this nice fireworks photos from Saturday night while standing in front of the Lititz Welcome Center.
    Fourth of July memories

    When the Fourth of July Committee decided on a 1950s theme in conjunction with the “Red, White & Cool” slogan, the thought was that many of the park’s patrons have fond memories of that era. This year’s...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Maureen McEvoy (aka Sue Shard) was the cute marketing smile behind Wilbur-Suchard candy bars in 1946. (photo from the Sketch Mearig Collection)
    Sue Shard’s sweet success

    The girl who championed Lititz’s candy bar What’s it like to be the face of Wilbur-Suchard Chocolate Company and the host of a WLAN radio show? Just ask Maureen McEvoy-Farrell. In 1946, at age 12, she was...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Warrior Award winners (left to right) Brogan Galbreath and Avery Quinn, who tied for the boys honor, and Sarah Deckard were models of perseverance in their athletic careers at Warwick. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Warrior Award winners offer stories of inspiration

      Sarah Deckard and Brogan Galbreath overcame adversity in their athletic careers at Warwick. Avery Quinn was a model of perseverance. All were and are true stories of inspiration. But that’s not the only thing the Warwick...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Lititz United Methodist Church batter Trever Wealand connects for a base hit in his team’s 14-4 win over LEFC-B in the Lititz Lilacs Tournament finals. Also pictured are LEFC-B catcher Greg Latimer and home plate umpire Mike Griffith. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     LUMC snags Lititz Lilacs crown away from LEFC

      The rivalry lives on between Lititz United Methodist and LEFC. wrests A good-natured one, but a rivalry nonetheless. From 2010-12, Lititz United Methodist dominated the Lititz Lilacs softball championship. LEFC returned the favor for the next...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • After getting the Warwick Phillies on the scoreboard with a two-run single in the first inning, clean-up hitter Cam Hess advances to second base on the throw to the plate. Solanco’s Seth Harnish tries for a quick tag on the return throw to second base. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Phils hammer Mountville to stay alive in LNP Tournament

      What a difference one day made for the Warwick Phillies. After managing just four hits against Solanco White in an LNP Midget-Midget Tournament game on Monday night, the No. 2-seeded Philllies needed just five batters to...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Manheim’s Brady Harbach pitched in relief of starter Jared Murray and shut down the Ephrata Merlins to help the VFW win the 10U league playoff finals. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Manheim VFW takes 10U crown

      The Manheim VFW remained unbeaten last Wednesday, July 1 in league tournament play at Manetas Field in Denver to capture the 10U Section One Title in a battle of the regular season’s top two teams. Manheim...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Matt Good

    Matt Good and his band of merry volunteers were busy setting up 4,000 American flags in the lush green lawn of Lititz Church Square this morning (Wednesday, July 1, 2015). Great job, Matt! Lititz wouldn’t be what...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • Fourth of July Committee Chairman Tim Reedy (left) presented the Smith family with complimentary tickets to this year's program in the park as a prize for creating the 2015 theme. The family includes (from left) Emily Deel, Jane and Mike Smith, and Cecilia Deel. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Cool contest

    The faces behind this year’s July 4 theme A colossal community event like Lititz’s Fourth of July weekend has many facets, from parades to queens to fireworks, and there’s a local story behind each. But one name...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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