• Earl Furman is president, CEO and majority own - er of Versatek Enterprises, LLC
    Versatek succeeds by treating everybody right

    Every Thursday morning, Earl Furman walks through the many workshops at Versatek Enterprises, says “Hello” and “Thank you” as he hands each employee his or her paycheck, and schedules a time to meet with anyone who wants...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Jeff Graybill (left) takes a turn at piloting Kevin Rohrer’s just-forfun
drone while Rohrer gives a few operational hints.
    Flying high for fun — for now

    Laws may curtail farm’s use of drone technology Kevin Rohrer is about as law-abiding a citizen as you’re ever likely to meet. He owns 140 acres of farmland between Manheim and Mount Joy and rents 200 more...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • Joe Jefferson entertained and informed the spectators at the Rock Lititz Bike Race Sunday. He also urged the racers to pedal harder. (photos by Dick Wanner)
    Meet Joe Jefferson

    The charismatic announcer who calls the Rock Lititz races Joe Jefferson was THE standout performer at the 2015 Rock Lititz Bike Race and Block Party Sunday, and he didn’t have to pedal even once around the 0.8-mile,...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • A bald eagle has been flying around the dry lake bed at Speedwell Forge as workers from KC Construction continue the $4 million project to get the dam rebuilt and the lake refilled. (photo by Dick Wanner)
    Eagle eyes keeping watch on Speedwell Forge dam work

    A bald eagle was keeping an eye on a five-man crew working the ground at the Speedwell Forge dam site Tuesday. The crew had canceled work the day before because slush fell from the sky. The project’s...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • Earl Ziegler is the king of the Crop Walk, having done the event every year since 1970. (photo by Dick Wanner)
    2014 Lititz CROP Walk is 44th for retired pastor

    A group of 10 people left the parking lot of the Lititz Church of the Brethren early Sunday afternoon, took a three-mile trek and returned to the church having raised $3,205 for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk....

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Not-so-happy trails in Akron

    Citizens turn out as council revisits issue The Akron Borough Council meeting started peacefully enough Monday night at the borough fire hall. Council President Tom Murray began by calling for a motion to award a contract to...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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    Aument wins

    Ann Womble, chairwoman of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County told a cheering crowd Tuesday night that the party’s nominating process works. Her proof was the solid victory by Ryan Aument, the endorsed candidate, over Gordon Denlinger....

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Asia-Pacific news director Ted Anthony was in Lititz last week. (photo by Dick Wanner)
    AP editor talks life, journalism

    A funny thing happened as Ted Anthony prepared to move himself and his wife and two sons from Allensville, Pa. to Bangkok, where he will assume the job of Asia-Pacific news director for the Associated Press. With...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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