• Displaying some of the great items collected for the annual Toys for Tots campaign at Cocalico High School are (from left) freshman Emily Fasnacht; senior Lyndsay Engle, sophomore Kathryn Voler, and junior Julie Shupp. All the girls are CHS student government officers. Photo by Stan Hall
    Toys, toys, toys!!

    The Toys for Tots collection is an annual collection sponsored by Cocalico High School Student Government. Through the student government, the district once again teamed up with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve for the annual drive. This...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Denver woman who eluded police nabbed for shoplifting

    A Denver woman who police said eluded them Nov. 28 during a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 120 mph has been arrested. Serena Ann Schmuck, 229 Main St., Apt. 1, was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Pictured (from left) are Steven DeRise of Fulton Bank, Paula Fleming of the Cocalico School District, and Kelli Koehler, also of Fulton Bank. Photo courtesy Fulton Bank
    Cocalico students, families feel the warmth from Fulton Bank

    The Cocalico and Denver offices of Fulton Bank recently held a shoe and blanket drive to benefit the students and families in the Cocalico community. Employees and customers of both branches generously donated sneakers, snow boots, and...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Ephrata & East Cocalico Police Logs, December 7, 2016

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DUI: Police responded to the Turkey Hill on Denver Road, East Cocalico Township, at 4:01 p.m. Nov. 15 for a road rage incident involving Randolph Edward Shepps, 60. During...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Bollman Hat Comapny
    Bollman to give hats to low-income folks in Reading

    The Bollman Hat Company of Adamstown will join The Headwear Association for the Ninth Annual Headwear for the Homeless campaign in which America’s leading hat companies join forces to donate thousands of hats to homeless shelters and...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • It’s a table full of gingerbread houses and family members on Thanksgiving Day at the Wetherholds. Photo courtesy Mike and Donna Wetherhold
    Cocalico Corner: Constructing a sweet holiday tradition in Adamstown

    When it comes to compiling the best ingredients for a Thanksgiving gathering, there are likely few folks in Cocalico who can compete with the efforts of Donna and Mike Wetherhold of Adamstown. This spirited couple, both Cocalico...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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    Gingerbread Recipe

    Ingredients for a single batch: 2 ¼ cups sugar ¼ cup water 3/8 cup dark corn syrup 1 ¼ tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. ground cloves 1 T. ground ginger ½ lb. + 2 T. cold butter 1...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Safety and security 2017 priority for East Cocalico

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors discussed the need for better outdoor lighting around the municipal building at their Thursday, Dec. 1, meeting. Current antiquated lighting doesn’t illuminate the ground area well and “spills” light upward where it’s...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • No School Resource Officer in Cocalico

    School directors nix idea supported by Denver borough There won’t be a school resource officer walking the halls of Cocalico schools anytime soon. School board members have shown little interest in an offer from Denver Borough to...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • The Stevens Fire Company will continue to stand alone — at least for the foreseeable future.
    Merger movement doused

    Stevens rejects partnering with other East Cocalico fire companies A three-sentence letter from James Black, Stevens Fire Company president, sent to the East Cocalico Supervisors on Dec. 1 said that “due to recent events” Stevens Fire Company...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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