• Allyson Butz Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Denver Girl Scout earns top honor

    Allyson Butz, a Girl Scout from Troop 70298 in Denver, created pillowcase care packages for pediatric patients and their siblings receiving treatment and recovery at A. I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del. The Cocalico High School...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Cocalico High School seniors Matt McKinney (second from right) and Brooke Meckley (left) each received $500 as the first two recipients of the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund. To qualify, applicants had to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and had to participate in the 2015 Cocalico High School Soccer program. Also, they were required to write a short essay answering what lessons learned from soccer will carry on in their lives, and their plans and reasons regarding college studies. The scholarship is the result of a wager between its namesake and his grandson, Mark Thompson (center), who bet him $100 that he would live to be 100 years old. Unfortunately, on July 27, 2015, Kimball won the wager less than a week after celebrating his 93rd birthday. Unable to claim the bet, Thompson took the $100 and began scholarship fund in his grandfather’s name. Debbie Thompson Kimball’s daughter, is at right. Currently, family and friends of Kimball are funding the scholarship. Those interested in contributing to the Richard H. Kimball Scholarship fund should email RHKscholarship@gmail.com or search “Richard H. Kimball Scholarship Fund” on Faceboook. Photo courtesy Mark Thompson.
    CHS Class of 2016 members honored

    The following awards and scholarships were presented to members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2016 at the Senior Awards Ceremony held the evening of June 1 at the school: Hayden Koch and Kourtney Keith, Adamstown...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Public Safety Day set in Denver

    Makin’ the Hit presents the second annual Public Safety Day Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at CK Grill & BBQ, 323 Main St., Denver. More than 30 awards and prizes will be distributed. Emergency...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Relay for Life Country Fair coming up

    Relay for Life Norlanco is holding a Country Fair Community Days event Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, at Cocalico Middle School, 650 S. Sixth St., Denver. The event kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • What were once complete barn doors are now in tatters as the apparent result of hungry horses eating away at them. Photo by Michele Walter Fry.
    Supervisors learn of possible equine abuse, neglect in West Cocalico

    Equine welfare was a topic of discussion at the June 2 meeting of the West Cocalico Township supervisors. The supervisors learned more about a complaint made alleging possible animal abuse and/or neglect on a farm in the...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Rilynn with her mom (Alicia,holding her arm) and family along with Lynn Keene (far right) before the race. Rilynn’s physical activity is restricted, so she was not allowed to run. Photo by Michele Walter Fry.
    Running for a reason: 5K for Johnnie K a real success

    5K for Johnnie K turned up 75 runners on Saturday, and a whole lot more in crowd support. This is the fifth year for the race, created by Lynn Keene, to honor her late husband, Johnnie Keene,...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • This picture of the Lesher Mill Dam, with waterfalls running higher than usual following recent heavy rains, doesn’t show the crumbling foundation or erosion at each end of it. Photo courtesy Ken McCrea
    Lesher Mill Dam removal may be pending

    The dilemma over repairing or removing the badly deteriorated Lesher Mill Dam, off Stevens Road in East Cocalico Township is before the township supervisors. Whatever direction is finally decided, restoration work will include continuing the popular public...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Woman threatens officers, defecates

    An East Cocalico Township woman is facing charges for hitting her boyfriend with a dog leash, threatening an officer and defecating in a holding cell, according to police. Annemarie Damico, 34, the first block of Deanne Circle,...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • Flames shoot from the roof of 40 N. Second St. in Denver Borough May 28. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Four escape Denver house fire

    Four people escaped injury in an early Saturday morning house fire in Denver Borough that caused about $100,000 damage. While no one was injured, the four people were briefly trapped on a second-floor balcony until East Cocalico...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • Schoeneck residents John Shirk, 96, (left) and his brother Harlan Shirk, 94, (center) are World War II veterans. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    In Schoeneck and beyond, Cocalico honors Memorial Day

    The Schoeneck Veterans Memorial Association hosted a Memorial Day parade and memorial service. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the re-dedication of the Schoeneck Veterans Memorial. The program was called, “A History Lesson,” given by Elaine...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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