• This image from the top of East Main Street shows the crowd filling the space between vendors on Saturday night. This was a typical scene throughout what appeared to be a record week for many.
    Crowds Swarm 98th Fair

    It isn’t every day that the Hillbilly Express toot-toots its way around a quiet, tree-lined street in Ephrata, surrounded on either side by stately Colonial homes — and that’s what makes it so much fun. The 2016...

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  • Gina Miller has focused and dedicated her performances to finding Toni Lee Sharpless, who went missing in August 2009 after leaving a party at the home of NBA star Willie Green in Gladwyne, near Philadelphia. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Country Singer advocates for missing woman

    Brings focus to Toni Lee Sharpless, missing since 2009 On a dark night in August 2009, Lancaster General Hospital nurse Toni Lee Sharpless left a party, got in her car, and drove off. She was never seen...

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  • Janice Ballenger as deputy coroner was photographed praying following her experience at the West Nickel Mines Amish school massacre. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post
    Ten years later: Remembering the Nickel Mines Amish school massacre

    On Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, I stood inside the West Nickel Mines Amish one-room school house, desperately searching for one square tile on the floor that didn’t have a speck of bright red blood on it. I...

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  • Development in Clay Township still having problems

    Clay Township’s Wildflower Pond Development continues to have problems, and nobody wants to pay for them. Sidewalks are cracked and uneven, making it difficult to navigate, especially for the disabled. Street lights are missing, driveways are too...

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  • Denver House project moves forward

    A landmark Denver Borough building is on its way to a new use. An ambitious project schedule for finalizing property acquisition of The Denver House, 240 Main St., and renovating it with community services offices on the...

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  • Cocalico three-year plan on review through Oct. 17

    A detailed plan outlining Cocalico School District’s goals for the next three years is now officially out for review. Stephen Melnyck, assistant to the superintendent for secondary education, presented the 2017-2020 comprehensive plan to the school board...

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  • Venture Crew 532 presented the colors at The Shober Family Scout Cabin dedication on Sunday, Sept. 11. Pictured with the Venture Crew (left) is Brian Shober, who spearheaded the campaign to build a new Scout Cabin, after the former one was lost to flooding. Brianna Meckley (right) is the Venture Crew leader. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Shober Family Scout Cabin in Denver dedicated

      By Alice Hummer More than 60 people including scouts from Venture Scout Troop 532, numerous area scout leaders, community leaders, craftsmen, service clubs, interested residents, and extended Shober family members attended the Sunday, Sept. 11, dedication...

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  • New Scout Explorer post forming

    A coed Explorer Post, for youth ages 14 to 20 with an interest in wildlife habitat improvement, is forming now. The post will meet twice a month at Swarr Lodge near the entrance, by the lake, at...

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  • Donna Reed, author of the weekly column, Cocalico Corner
    Cocalico Corner: democracy takes a hit

    Serving as a part-time municipal official has its moments. Well, actually, it has its hours…upon hours…upon hours. I know this certainty from more than a decade of experience. There is legislation to craft and act upon, there...

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  • Cocalico alumni band to regroup for homecoming

    The alumni band which will perform at the Cocalico High School homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 21, is being organized. Douglas Kulp, director of the Cocalico Middle School Band, is coordinating the alumni band. He said that...

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