• Oehme Barbershop in downtown Lititz.
    Barber in the Basement

    Remember the old Oehme Barbershop, in the basement of the Rudy Building, where you could get a witch hazel steam for 10 cents back in the day? What was this a big Lititz news item way back...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Lititz looked quite tranquil in 1908. But, on Halloween night of that year, a riot threw the streets into chaos. (Photo from the Sketch Mearig Collection)
    The Lititz Halloween Riot of 1908

    In 1908, downtown Lititz was the scene of one of the most disgraceful and alarming disturbances in its history. On Saturday, October 31, Halloween night, a riot was in full swing on the streets when the Fourth...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Abe Buzzard of the infamous Buzzard Gang was in the news this week in 1924.
    1924: Abe Buzzard released from prison

    1934: Seeds planted for Lititz Theatre 10 Years Ago Thursday’s Record Express April 29, 2004 • School Upgrades – The Warwick School District officially opened its doors to community members to see the finished product of two...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • G. Graybill Diehm knew how to get things done in Lititz.
     1914: Year of The League

    10 Years Ago Thursday’s Record Express April 22, 2004 • Little League Parade &tstr; Warwick Little League celebrates its 10th year this Saturday with a parade of 500 players through town. Special recognition will be given to...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • This week in 1974, the former home of Sen. Pierson at 125 S. Broad St., known at the time as the Quincy United Methodist Home, was in a state of limbo. Today it serves as the Audubon Villa Nursing Home. Photo courtesy of the Sketch Mearig Collection
  • This week in 1924, there was talk of a trolley line from Lititz to Rothsville. Photo courtesy of Ron Reedy
    1924: Trolley line to Rothsville on the table

    1924: Trolley line to Rothsville on the table 1974: Fate of Pierson mansion uncertain Click to see slideshow 10 Years Ago Thursday’s Record Express April 15, 2004 • Sutter Wood Be Proud – James Wilson Marshall and...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Spring means baseball for many sports fans. This is the first Lititz High School Baseball team, named the Pretzels. (Front row, left to right) Charles Kling, shortstop; “Peanut” Stauffer, outfield; Homer Hackman, pitcher; Livingston “Livi” Imboden, second base; Luther Ruhl, third base; (second row, l-r) Luther Mearig, outfield and manager; Joseph Grosh, outfield; Raymond Reedy, first base; Owen Hershey, coach; John Coldren, outfield; Newton Hershey, outfield; Howard Hackman, catcher and captain. Lititz as a community has had a long baseball tradition, with town teams predating this high school team, and an industrial league with teams from the chocolate company, the “trappy” and other factories of the era. This week in 1914, Wilson Sheneberger was preparing the Lititz nine for opening day against F&M.
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    1954: Smokey the fire dog dies

    Served as Lititz’s mascot for 14 years Click to see slideshow 10 Years Ago Thursday’s Record Express April 1, 2004 • Celebrating Bonfield – There had never been an official ceremony for the namesake of John R....

    • Posted April 3, 2014
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  • Cigars were once Lititz’s top industry and the practice of licking the final product, odd by today’s standards, was apparently common practiceat one time. Hygiene prevailed in 1914. This photo shows the former Evans cigar factory on North Broad Street.
  • Pfc. Richard J. Neidermyer of Lititz was killed in action in 1944.
    1944: Local soldier killed in Italy

    1914: Practice of ‘cigar licking’ prohibited 10 Years Ago Click to see slideshow Thursday’s Record Express March 25, 2004 • Spring Cleaning – Saturday was the first day of spring. For some, the best way to celebrate...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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