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  • Freshman wins poetry competition

    Zoe Smith is the winner of the first Poetry Out Loud competition at Cocalico High School. The contest encouraged students in grades nine through 12 to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. It also helps students...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Denver man arrested after firing handgun into New Holland area homes

      A Denver man was quickly apprehended by New Holland police after he fired bullets into at least two occupied homes late Friday night. Nicholas J. Irvin, 30, was charged with two counts of discharging a firearm...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • An appetite for expansion:  Courtyard Cafe on Main doubles size, adds B&B units

      The grand opening for the expansion of the popular Courtyard Café on Main in Denver is Monday, Jan. 18. Denver, and not in Colorado, has a definite hotspot now where people from Lititz Borough actually come...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Two Adamstown youth in winning band at farm show

      From ragtime to bluegrass, modern pop to classical music, youth ages 9 to 19 filled the PA Preferred Banquet Hall with melodies that made toes tap and brought hearty rounds of applause during the eighth annual...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Adamstown welcomes new councilman

      Alex McManimen is a new Adamstown Borough council member, sworn in by Mayor Dean Johnson on Jan. 4 for a four-year term. McManimen comes from the Main Line area in Philadelphia, graduating from Radnor High School....

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • New year, big changes for East Cocalico Police

      The year 2016 began with a new top administrator, a reduced total officer force, and a smaller coverage area for police in East Cocalico Township. “We had a few residents calling here at East Cocalico first...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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    Snow Show

    Snow Show It was bound to happen sooner or later. by PATRICK BURNS Snow finally fell in Ephrata Tuesday just as rush hour wound down at around 6:30 p.m. Slushy roads and icy patches created challenging driving...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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    We’re gonna party like it’s $1.99

    Charlie’s Fuel & Deli was the first to sell gas for under $2 in Lancaster County by PATRICK BURNS Ephrata motorists waited impatiently for a few weeks to see if (and when) gasoline prices would drop below...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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    91-year-old wins at 100th PA Farm Show

    Nonagenarian (91-year-old)  wins first prize at 100th PA Farm Show by PATRICK BURNS Martha D. Stoner, 91,  of Akron, spent a long, long time perfecting a crocheted, full-size bedspread made for one of her six children. But...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • After 35 years of delivering the mail, Bill Sheaffer is calling it a career.
    Sheaffer’s last ride

    Postman to start the retirement route after 35 years by Marc Anthony After 35 years of delivering the mail, Bill Sheaffer is calling it a career. It’s going to be a bittersweet time as the residents of...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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