• The Lititz Fire Company ladder truck was a key part of the multi-department response to last week’s fire in Rothsville. (photo by Kirk Neidermyer)
    Lititz Fire Company needs more public support, says chief

    Next ladder truck will cost $1.8 million While Fire & Ice was a hot topic at Tuesday’s Lititz Borough Council meeting, Ron Oettel was there to focus solely on fire — more specifically the future of the...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • An ice sculptor works on one of the Fire & Ice displays during a past festival in Lititz. Attendance for the February event has grown each year, and blocks of Main and Broad streets will be closed for the opening night of the 2017 festival. (photo by Dan Marschka)
    Downtown streets will close for Fire & Ice opening night

    With the Fire & Ice Festival a little more than two months away, Lititz Borough Council agreed to close the first block of East Main Street and two blocks on Broad Street to accommodate the growing event’s...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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    Bringing a little Christmas magic to children’s hospital

    Film producer Kevin Carvell will share a special presentation of the holiday family film “The Christmas Dragon” with patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. “Penn State Children’s Hospital and Child Life very much appreciate Kevin...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • Ron Reedy, pictured with his wife Brenda, was the grand marshal in the 2007 Fourth of July parade.
    Lititz legend: Mourning the loss of Ron Reedy

    “Lititz is the finest community in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” This was the proud sentiment that occupied the mind of Ron Reedy when he was chauffeured through the streets of his hometown as grand marshal of the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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    What a rush!

    Colton Miller amassed 140 yards and two touchdowns as Warwick’s Midget A team ran past the Black Knights of Hempfield on its way to a 21-0 win and the Red Rose League Championship Saturday night. The frozen...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Luke and Mary Martin may live in Lititz, but their hearts will
always be in Vietnam, where they worked as missionaries during
the war. Luke recently wrote a book about it, and a signing is
planned at Landis Homes Dec. 12. (Photo by Laura Knowles)
    Memories of Vietnam: Missionary recalls life amid war in new book

    There is a line in the musical “Miss Saigon” that touched a chord with Luke Martin. “But now I know I’m caught, I’ll never leave Vietnam.” Martin, 83, understands this well. He has been living in the...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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    Happy New Year! No new taxes, balanced budget proposed for Warwick Township

    For 27 years, the millage rate in Warwick Township has remained the same. The real estate tax in 2017 is expected to continue with that trend. “The first draft of the budget does not call for an...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • The cover of Marlene Hershey’s 2012 album, “Gospel Ragtime
and Solitude.”
    Beyond ‘Hearthside Hymns’ — The Marlene Hershey story

      Not many people can say they’ve hosted their own television and radio shows, produced 10 albums, authored a book, and even performed on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. But Marlene Hershey of Lititz can. Here’s...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • The exterior of the restored Keath House. The front faces East
High Street. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Manheim Historical Society recognized for Keath House preservation

    Manheim Historical Society’s restoration effort of the Keath House is one of the recipients of the C. Emlen Urban Award. Presented by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, the award recognizes projects that not only gives...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Scouts provided much of the labor that went into the LWCC food bank drive last year. They’ll be on the job again for the 2016 drive. Photo by Owen Blevins
    Scouts help replenish local food bank in time for Thanksgiving

    Last Saturday, if you live in the Warwick School District, chances are excellent that a local Boy or Girl Scout hung a plastic bag on your doorknob. It’s part of the national Scouting for Food drive, an...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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