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    Officer of the Year

    An interview with Manheim’s Kirk Colwell A police officer for nearly three years, Manheim Police Department’s Kirk Colwell is now the county’s Officer of the Year. The Lancaster County Chiefs of Police Association bestowed the award on...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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    Classroom countdown

    Warwick welcomes seven new teachers By Laura Knowles The Warwick School District has realigned its personnel roster for the approaching 2016-17 school year, which begins Sept. 7. “My nephew has informed me that we have just three...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Chatauqua Drive gets pretty busy during the Mount Gretna
Outdoor Art Show.
    Anti-terror trucks keep craft show safe and secure

    Security tightened at Lititz Craft Show By Patrick Burns Just last month, following the deadly terrorist attack in France, Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye noted the challenges of protecting the public at large gatherings. “Not really a...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Connor (left) and Matthew Taylor prepare to plant a native plant along the newly restored Rife Run streambank in Logan Park.
    Creek Stomp: cool fun on a hot day

      Finding ways to beat the heat is a challenge on these hot, muggy “dog days” of summer. Nearly 70 people of all ages found a unique fun and educational way to beat the heat on Wednesday,...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Webelos Scout Connor Avery (left) welcomes new Lions Den
Scout Austin Chmiel to Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44, using the Cub
Scout handshake. (Photo by Rick Reitz)
    Cub Scout Pack 44 welcomes kindergartners in new pilot program

    Lions Den is a new pilot program in which kindergarten-aged boys can explore Cub Scouting. Lititz Cub Scout Pack 44 was recently chosen to test the pilot program this fall. “Pack 44 was invited to participate in the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Taxing questions

    How will redevelopment at former Wilbur factory impact income for school district, borough, county? By Patrick Burns Sure, we’re all anxious to hear the winning bid to see what will move into Wilbur Chocolate’s 11.3-acre, three-parcel property...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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    Countdown to Chocolate Walk

    New Wilbur store will be open in eight weeks By Stephen Seeber Construction fencing went up last week, work on the new chocolate store began Monday, and the plan for selling Wilbur Buds at 45 N. Broad...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Amber Kelly, one of the Next Step inaugural class members, helps beautify the program’s headquarters
on South Penn Street in Manheim. (Photos by Rochelle Shenk)
    Manheim Central students ready to take the Next Step

    Even though summer vacation is winding down, five Manheim Central High School students are looking forward to the new school year. They’ll be the first students in a new program the district is launching that’s known as...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Randy "Hoss" Caldwell
    Organization offers hope for aging bikers, hot rodders

    After Randy “Hoss” Caldwell was injured in a motorcycle accident, he had a lot of reasons to be bitter. “I limp,” Caldwell said. “I had my left shoulder and left knee replaced. I now have a lot...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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    New book a ‘sign’ of hope for local author

    Local resident N. Clair Clawser has spent over 50 years traveling the highways and thoroughfares of Pennsylvania documenting town markers. And now, he recently completed his second book “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks,”...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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