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    Yeager released from prison

    DA reduces two felony charges to misdemeanors and lowers $1 million bail to $100,000    by Patrick Burns The 18-year-old jailed and charged with making threats upon Manheim Central’s graduation ceremony was in court Tuesday, four days...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • ‘Amish-ingly’ quick barn raisings

    Here is the finished product (photo taken June 8) of the labor of scores of workers from the local Plain communities whose sense of friendship and community spirit compelled them to contribute their time and skills to...

    • Posted June 12, 2016
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    Budget looking brighter, but tax increase still likely

    It’s coming down to the wire for the 2016-17 Warwick School District budget. Final adoption is set for the Warwick School Board meeting on June 21. And things are looking up, reported school district business manager Nathan...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Taste of Lititz was the toast of the town last Friday, as an estimated crowd of 3,000 attended the celebration of local fare. Food, live music and art dominated the night, and Nino Elia stirring paella at Zest! was one of the many attractions.
    A tasty break from the rain

    There were hunks of bacon on sticks and deftly carved mango flowers. Spanish shrimp paella was being stirred in a huge pan while the good times rolled with mini New Orleans-style shrimp po’boys. There were more than...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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    Bottoms up! Exhibit chronicles Lititz bottling operations

    The latest exhibit at the Lititz Museum might have you reaching for a cold one. It’s called “Bottoms Up!” and for good reason. It’s all about the history of whiskey, beer and soda pop in Lititz. In...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Cooper Burke, who raised $5,000 for charity, celebrated by getting his head shaved. Photo courtesy of the Burke family.
    Lititz boy hits goal and gets new look

    Thanks to the kindness and generosity of donors across the Unites States, Cooper Burke is sporting a new look. It all began when the five-year-old from Lititz asked why some people are “balt?” (bald). That sparked a...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • The original pen and watercolor artwork of John Andrew Wenger, a founding member of the Village Art Association, will be sold at the Lititz Historical Foundation, starting this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Drawing on Lititz: The legacy of John Andrew Wenger

    You’ve seen his art, but you may not know his name. John Andrew Wenger was one of the most prolific artists in Lititz, capturing the architecture of historic buildings and the lush landscapes of the countryside. His...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Photo by Mike Shull. Volleys of rifle fire from guns representing many eras in American history served as a final tribute to those who gave their lives for our country.
    Memorable Morning March

    Residents lined Broad and Main streets, cheering for and waving to local veterans as they marched toward the cemetery. Young Scouts, both boys and girls, carried flowers to decorate the graves, instilling respect for the meaning of...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Chief Seace watches Lititz Mayor Tim Snyder swear in Chief Nye.
    Nye sworn in as new police chief

    36-year veteran takes over for retired Chief Seace No one could deny that it was a bittersweet evening at the Lititz Borough Council meeting on Tuesday. After many years at borough council meetings, long-time Lititz Borough Police...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Fifth grader Tyler Sprought served as a tour guide at the Keath House. (Photos by Alan Johnson)
    Manheim remembers

    The Manheim Historical Society organized a Memorial Day celebration in Manheim this year. Events included a community yard sale, mock wax museum with student tour guides at Fasig and Keath Houses, trolley tours and rides, lunch, and...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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