• Did apparitions of doomed Revolutionary War soldiers march past the old Keystone Hotel in Rothsville, possibly en route to their final resting place in Lititz, during a cold and misty morning in the early 1940s? A popular local folktale says it happened. Sketch Mearig Collection
    Historical haunts

    October means Halloween, and in the spirit of the season I present to you two scary local tales. Enjoy, and sleep tight! March of the Unknown Soldiers This yarn has been passed down from one generation to...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • All hail the queen!

      The Manheim Central football team trounced the Cedar Crest Falcons Friday night. The Falcons came to Manheim with a record of 6-1; they went home 6-2. The final score was 42-6, keeping the Barons undefeated for the...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Trick-or-Treat alternatives in Manheim, E-town

      Trick-or-Treat will be observed in municipalities throughout the county from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Instead of the traditional door-to-door search for Treats, Northwest EMS is offering an alternative at its facilities in Manheim...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Penryn Fire Dept. honored for response to carbon monoxide call

      August 25 started out as an ordinary day for Rachael Wood and her husband, Brian Calabrese. But that changed. Wood was visiting family near Dover, Del., when she received a call from ADT, the security company...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Toast of the town: Stoll & Wolfe Distillery to open on Cedar Street next week

    By PATRICK BURNS   The three-year journey for Erik and Avianna Wolfe finally ends Tuesday, Oct. 17. That’s when the couple’s dream of opening Stoll & Wolfe Distillery begins. “You’ll know where to find me from here...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • New farm-to-table community in the works

    Unique development idea unveiled for Buckwalter Farm What does the future hold for development in Warwick Township? Could it be an agriculturally-themed mixed-use complex of shops, markets, farming and apartments at the southern border of Warwick and...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Just desserts

    Thousands fill downtown for chocolate pilgrimage; Maplehofe Dairy wins milk contest Chocolate milk is chocolate milk. Right? Not necessarily. At Saturday’s 16th annual Lititz Chocolate Walk, four local dairies vied for the honor of being able to...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Century of service: Rothsville Volunteer Fire Company celebrates 100th anniversary

    If you live in Rothsville and your last name is Young, Musser, Zimmerman, Bowman, Lamb, High, Hoover or Shreiner, there’s a good chance you are a volunteer with the local fire company. And if you happen to...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Captain Jaxon: Barons honor young fan

    Young Manheim Central Barons fan Jaxon Brubaker was able to serve as a game captain on Friday, Oct. 6, during Central’s game against the Elizabethtown Bears. The eight-year-old, a second grader at Doe Run Elementary School, has...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Witmer crowned 2017 Farm Show Queen

        What better way to celebrate Lancaster County Ag Week than with a visit to the 64th annual Manheim Community Farm Show? Activities kicked off Monday with a ribbon cutting — or, more accurately a “halter...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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