• 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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  • Jon Gosselin will be judging Lititz chili at Fire & Ice.
    Reality TV celebrity Jon Gosselin to judge Lititz chili

    Chameleon owner Holly Love will also weigh in Lititz Fire & Ice Festival organizers recently announced not one, but two, celebrity judges for this year’s Chili Cook-Off, set for Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • Ready the snowblower, the big storm is coming! Or is it? Local forecasts, as of our Wednesday morning press time, range from a few inches to a few feet.
    With Uncertain Snow Forecast, Lititz Prepares for the Worst

    Talk of the approaching storm has been building throughout the week, and while no one knows for sure whether Lititz is in for three inches or three feet, memories of the Blizzard of ‘96 and the 22...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • Leah Kossove, Lititz, holds her alpaca, Eastland’s Griffin, after winning the Senior Obstacle Course class during the first Alpaca Show at the 100th PA Farm Show in Harrisburg.
    Locals earn blue ribbons at PA Farm Show

      Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its centennial year. More than 10,000...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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    MCHS named to Super Bowl High School Honor Roll

      Manheim Central alum Dan Kreider was a fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and earned a Super Bowl ring in 2006. Recently, Manheim Central received a letter from Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, telling them that...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • Manheim Borough Police Chief Joe Stauffer (center) accepts a contribution from Diane Holl (left) and
Christa Kinkade, of the Four Seasons Women’s Association.
    Donation will purchase defibrillators for Manheim P.D.

      The Four Seasons at Elm Tree Women’s Association presented a $2,285 donation to the Manheim Borough Police Department Thursday, Dec. 17. Police chief Joe Stauffer said that the donation will be used to purchase two AEDs...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • The Hummer family with Santa Claus. (Left to right) Corina (1),
Sarah, Derek Jr. (5), and Derek. (Photo by Lori Bomboy)
    Let’s Go!

        The weekend is here and the kids are antsy. Where do we go, what do we do? We need a break from TV and video games. Between all the civic organizations, churches, clubs, and community...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Former Japanese prisoner of war Joseph DeMott, 97, chats with U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy,
daughter of President John F. Kennedy, at her residence in Japan.
    Congress honors Lititz WWII hero

    On Dec. 11, Congressman Joe Pitts honored local hero Joseph DeMott, of Lititz, in the Congressional Record. “Mr. DeMott served our country in the Army Air Corps during World War II, suffering severe leg wounds in a...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Vietnam vets Lou Farganis (left) and Mike Kunitsky (right) share
information about their wartime experiences with Manheim
Central freshman Izzy Lukes.
    Vietnam vets share wartime experiences with MC students

    Freshmen at Manheim Central High School had a different type of history class Tuesday, Dec. 15. Throughout the day nearly 140 freshmen who are studying the Vietnam War as part of an American history class this semester...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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    Happy Holidays from Miner’s Club and Iron Valley Tubing

    Everyone at Miner’s Club and Iron Valley Tubing wishes you a happy holiday and wonderful New Year. They are also wishing for snow! The season has been unseasonably warm so far, but snow is bound to come....

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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