• 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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  • 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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