• Times have changed since the Warwick Community Ambulance Association started in 1957, but the strong relationship between the community and the people who provide steadfast ambulance service for
area residents continues. Contributions to the WCAA Building Campaign have reached the 80 percent mark as 2015 begins. This 1960 photo taken at the ambulance facility on North Lane, shows current
Lititz residents Russell Pettyjohn and Dale Shelley, with other volunteer ambulance drivers who helped take area patients to local hospitals in the early years. Pictured (front row, left to right) John Beck, Lester
Hess, Harold Horn, Ammon Shelly, dispatcher Bob Longenecker (on stretcher), Dervin Runk, Jake Bushong, Russell Pettyjohn; (second row, L-R) John D. Martin, David Buchter, John Zug, Chris Kohler, Melvin
Eichelberger, Ormar Bucher, Dale Shelley, Roger Martin, and Herbert Kraybill.
    Community rallies for ambulance building campaign

    Community response for the Warwick Community Ambulance Association’s building campaign has been tremendous since the public phase has started. More than 880 contributions have come in from residents and local businesses, putting the campaign at 80 percent...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
    • 0
  • Repair work at the Speedwell Lake dam began this week. Mark your calendars for spring 2016. (Photo from the Save Speedwell Facebook page)
    Dam repairs begin at Speedwell

    Lake could be full and back in use by spring 2016 It’s been a long time since canoes lined the shores of Speedwell Lake. Mark your calendars for spring 2016. “At this point everything is moving according...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
    • 0
  • Karoline Kent, pictured here at the 2014 PA Farm Show as a competitor in the High School Rodeo, will emcee the opening ceremony of this year's farm show.
    Warwick student opens PA Farm Show

    The state farm show opens in Harrisburg this week, and Warwick High School senior Karoline Kent will join Gov. Tom Corbett and Secretary of Agriculture George Greig for the introductions. Kent, president of the Pennsylvania 4-H State...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
    • 0
  • Mike Brubaker at the Rock Lititz opening in September was chairman of the Senate finance committee. Brubaker last month was hired as CEO with the new firm Blackford Ventures LLC.
    Some things will never be the same

    A look back at 2014 The year 2014 is in the books and is never coming back. Similar to that end, Lititz area residents will notice a few other constants lost going into the new year: Mike...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
    • 0
  • Anna Yerger reflects on her 100 years of learning, teaching and living in Lititz. (photo by Katie Grisbacher)
    A century ago, she was the Baby New Year

    Happy 100th birthday, Anna Yerger! On Jan. 1, 1915, Jacob and Florence Bomberger of Lititz happily welcomed a baby girl. A century later, friends and family of Anna Ruth Bomberger Yerger gathered to celebrate Anna and the...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
    • 0
  • Warwick grad Deron Thompson tries to shed a block from Boston College’s Leonard Skubal (right)
while playing on Penn State’s kickoff team in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium last Saturday. (Photos by Matt Libhart)
    WHS grads help Nittany Lions triumph in Pinstripe Bowl

    Roughly three months ago, Derek Jeter’s locker was at the center of the baseball universe as the future Hall of Famer played his final game at Yankee Stadium. Last week, it was a popular topic of discussion...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Sarah Baker
    Fundraiser will benefit Warwick grad

    Sarah Baker, Rothsville, a 2009 graduate of Warwick High School recently experienced a painful setback. Baker, who was a popular bartender at Piero’s Italian Restaurant, Akron, was returning from a vacation to Florida on I-95 with friends...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Verna Moseman, Marty Heisey and Carol Kurl get shoofly pies
ready for the Lititz Church of the Brethren New Year’s Day pork
and sauerkraut dinner. (Photo by Laurie Knowles Callanan)
    Hungry New Year!

    900 pounds of pork, 700 pounds of potatoes get 2015 off to a good start If you think it’s tough to make pork and sauerkraut for your family’s New Year’s Day dinner, you should try making it...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Christmas at Lititz Square during the early 20th century
    Christmas a century ago

    Festivities reigned throughout the town As we prepare for Christmas this year, I thought I would take you on a nostalgic trip back in time. Let’s travel back exactly 100 years — to 1914 — to learn...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
    • 0
  • PPL workers diagnose the street light problem in the first block
of East Main. The lights have been out since Thanksgiving, but
everything should be back in working order this week. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Lititz emerges from the ‘Dark Ages’

    PPL should have Main Street lights fixed by Thursday Downtown pedestrians have been in the dark since Thanksgiving, and borough officials were unable to shed much light on what has become a much-talked about public safety dilemma....

    • Posted December 10, 2014
    • 0