All posts by Editor

  • Reamstown principal will lead state association

    Dr. Beth A. Haldeman, principal of Reamstown Elementary School, was recently named president-elect of the Pennsylvania Principals Association (formerly the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, PAESSP), based in Summerdale. She will serve a two-year...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Mayor breaks tie vote on library funding

    Mayor explains vote to limit library funding  Urges other municipalities to step up as their residents use facility For a brief moment, those hoping Ephrata Borough Council might chip in the additional 30-cents per capita needed to...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Film Presents New Possibilities for Schools

    Imagine if schools had glass walls and informal educational structures. What if standardized tests and strict class schedules were a thing of the past? Consider what might happen if students were taught what they needed as they...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Bridge not troubled…

    by Patrick Burns If you travel in Reamstown you may have perhaps wondered why PennDOT used cinder blocks to buttress the Route 222 bridge over Church Avenue. But PennDOT says you can breathe easy because they are...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Police: Denver Man Beat Child; Caused Brain Injury

    Police say Anthony R. Dickersheid Beat Child – is charged with causing a 6-year-old girl’s brain bleed, and other injuries, in an October beating at the child’s home. Anthony R. Dickersheid beat the girl – his girlfriend’s daughter...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Denver Lions choose Citizen of the Year

    Terry Burkholder was honored as Citizen of the Year at the October meeting of the Denver Lions Club. Burkholder, a lifelong Denver resident, is the volunteer coordinator of Peter’s Porch, the food bank for the Denver area...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Police: Drunken driver rammed teen’s moving car, punched him

      A drunken driver rammed a teenager’s moving car and then punched him in an apparent road rage incident near Adamstown Dec. 12, police said. Jason Roy Huber, of 670 E. Main St., Ephrata, chased a car...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Cocalico area Boy Scout troop contacts

    Boys and their parents may contact any of the Scout Masters listed below for more information regarding local troop meeting times, activities, and questions that they may have. Adamstown: Bob Hinkley (717) 335-8039 Denver: Doran Getz (717)...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • It’s rocket science…Launch event designed to elevate interest in Scouting

      School-age boys and their parents are invited to a unique, “Rocket into Scouting” event at Swamp Lutheran Church, 275 Swamp Church Road, Reinholds, on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, to make a model...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • West Cocalico board meets for last time before change

      At their last formal meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 15, the West Cocalico Township supervisors discussed changes in policing, the prospect of a new area library building, and approved the 2016 budget. The meeting...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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