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    Aiken is new MC superintendent

    Manheim Central School Board hired a new superintendent Monday night. Assistant Superintendent Peter J. Aiken, who has been in his position for close to two years, will replace Norman Hatten, who is retiring at the end of...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • As record-breaking cold swept through the Eastern U.S., Lititz was enjoying a record turnout at its Fire & Ice Festival. Thousands filled the park and downtown for opening night of the three-day event, and the live ice sculpting was one of the big attractions. Joe DiMartino (above) was one of the artist
    As the temperature dropped, the crowds grew at Fire & Ice

    Temperatures dropped into the teens. A light snow began to fall. Fingers and toes were numb. Eyes peered out of layers of scarves and hats. On a frigid February evening, it seemed that the order for “ice”...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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    Manheim Central superintendent to retire at the end of school year

    Manheim Central School District’s superintendent will retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year, halfway into his five-year contract. Norman Hatten, 55, notified the school board in an executive session Monday, district spokeswoman Caroline Duda said....

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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    All eyes on Friday: Fire & Ice weekend

    Fire & Ice’s 10th anniversary in 2015 was a spectacular and overwhelming success. The daunting question for the past year has been, “How do you top that?” “For Friday night, it’s going to be the lights, and...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Alan Parker, at JoBoy’s last week, is the oldest of the 18 chefs on the 15th-season of Fox TV’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”
    To ‘Hell’ and back

    Alan Parker, who hoisted the 2014 Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off trophy, is a contestant on “Hell’s Kitchen” Lititz Fire & Ice organizers hit a home-run again in 2016, recruiting an impressive panel to judge this year’s...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Manheim Central science club members and seniors Anna Burkhart (left) and Charis Dinger (right)
work on a project during the forensics event at the MC Barons Invitational Science Olympiad Competition
on Saturday. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    MC High school hosts Science Olympiad

      Manheim Central High School was a beehive of activity on Saturday as 25 teams from 17 high schools competed in the inaugural MC Barons Invitational Science Olympiad Competition. Some of the school were from the local...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Scott Richardson in the auditorium at Hand Middle School.
    MC Middle School principal resigns

    Scott Richardson has resigned as principal of Manheim Central Middle School. Manheim Central School voted unanimously to accept his resignation Thursday effective March 25. The Jan. 28 meeting had been rescheduled from Monday due to snow. When...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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    Chief Seace to retire in June

    It was an agenda item that no one was looking forward to announcing. At the Jan. 26 meeting of Lititz Borough Council, council regretfully accepted the retirement of long-time Lititz Borough Police Chief William Seace. “This is...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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    Was the Blizzard of 2016 a Lititz (R)ecord?

    Road crews in Lititz and neighboring townships have worked around the clock since last weekend’s storm dumped 20-plus inches of snow which winds whipped into drifts as high as five feet in isolated spots. Snow from Winter...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Norma Knepp lifts about 30 pounds of pizza dough onto a counter at her stand at Root’s Market. (Photo by Blaine Shahan)
    A slice of heaven!

    Root’s vendor wins international pizza competition Norma Knepp, a 69-year-old grandmother and owner of Norma’s Pizza at Root’s Country Market & Auction, recently won a first-place trophy for her submission in the 2016 USA Caputo Cup New...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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