• Memorable moments from the commencement speeches

    Dr. April Hershey, District Superintendent It was our goal to teach you with heart, so that you learned by heart. It’s my contention that at Warwick, learning occurs when the mind and heart are engaged together. The...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • Destiny Butler snaps a selfie as the rest of the Class of 2016 celebrates around her.
    WHS Class of 2016 embarks on the next phase of life’s journey

    Three hundred and fifty-eight Warwick High School graduates may now be heading in different directions, but they’re forever unified by the diplomas they received Monday night. There were smiles and proud parents and lots of pictures to...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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    The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats

    Rescheduled graduation ‘the right thing’ Manheim Central School District had its own “annus horribilis” this school year. Of the 27 weapon or bomb threats at county schools in the 2015-16 school year, 11 were at Manheim Central....

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • Proceeding off the field after the ceremony, Lexy Rutt summed up the evening with a joyful gesture. (Photos by Alan Johnson)
    Better late than never: MCHS graduates 232

      Enthusiasm was in the air at Manheim Central High School’s graduation — even if it was a day later than planned. The sun shone on the maroon caps and gowns of the 232 graduates as they quietly...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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    Yeager released from prison

    DA reduces two felony charges to misdemeanors and lowers $1 million bail to $100,000    by Patrick Burns The 18-year-old jailed and charged with making threats upon Manheim Central’s graduation ceremony was in court Tuesday, four days...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • ‘Amish-ingly’ quick barn raisings

    Here is the finished product (photo taken June 8) of the labor of scores of workers from the local Plain communities whose sense of friendship and community spirit compelled them to contribute their time and skills to...

    • Posted June 12, 2016
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    Budget looking brighter, but tax increase still likely

    It’s coming down to the wire for the 2016-17 Warwick School District budget. Final adoption is set for the Warwick School Board meeting on June 21. And things are looking up, reported school district business manager Nathan...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Taste of Lititz was the toast of the town last Friday, as an estimated crowd of 3,000 attended the celebration of local fare. Food, live music and art dominated the night, and Nino Elia stirring paella at Zest! was one of the many attractions.
    A tasty break from the rain

    There were hunks of bacon on sticks and deftly carved mango flowers. Spanish shrimp paella was being stirred in a huge pan while the good times rolled with mini New Orleans-style shrimp po’boys. There were more than...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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    Bottoms up! Exhibit chronicles Lititz bottling operations

    The latest exhibit at the Lititz Museum might have you reaching for a cold one. It’s called “Bottoms Up!” and for good reason. It’s all about the history of whiskey, beer and soda pop in Lititz. In...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Cooper Burke, who raised $5,000 for charity, celebrated by getting his head shaved. Photo courtesy of the Burke family.
    Lititz boy hits goal and gets new look

    Thanks to the kindness and generosity of donors across the Unites States, Cooper Burke is sporting a new look. It all began when the five-year-old from Lititz asked why some people are “balt?” (bald). That sparked a...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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