• Cocalico Corner: Let the sun shine in!

    Think it’s sunny in Cocalico these days? You might, but there are those who have their doubts and I’m among them. In posing that question, I’m not talking about the weather – I’m talking about transparency in...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Over, then out….Police board reaches out one last time to Adamstown, West Cocalico

    Throughout the saga of a potential Cocalico area police force, the dominant issue has been cost. Though West Cocalico and Adamstown officials have publicly said they’ve dropped out of talks to create a joint force, leaders of...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Photos by Jessica Rose Spangler

A highlight of the farm tour for many students was petting two newborn calves.
    A moo-ving experience…Denver El students get up close and personal with a dairy herd

      LEBANON — If nonfarm children were asked to describe a dairy farm, chances are the same few images might come up &tstr; black-and-white cows grazing on a lush green pasture, fuzzy babies sleeping the day away, big...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • CMS teacher wins fellowship

    Georgette M. Hackman, a teacher at Cocalico Middle School in Denver, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va., in its 24th annual fellowship competition. Hers is one...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Cocalico Corner: Volunteering information

    Sometimes a story, at least from a journalistic stance, is a non-story. But those non-stories often provide the basis for a follow-up that has some merit. Some weeks ago, I spent a number of hours following through...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Terre Hill annual fest starts July 16

    Terre Hill will host its annual Terre Hill Days Community Festival Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19. Events such as the famous outhouse race and biplane candy drop will return as well as a fresh new...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • The Eagle spreads his wings in this photo from Cocalico's 1972 yearbook.
    Eagle eyed…Cocalico alumni, students raising funds for new mascot

      After 15 years working athletic events and school assemblies, the Cocalico Eagle has shaken his last tail feather. Smelly and ill-fitting, the larger-than-life costume was no longer a source of pride. Instead, the beaten mascot had...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Local Army ROTC cadet deployed to South Korea

    Travis L. Kurtz of Denver is learning a lot about the culture and language of South Korea. Kurtz, a 2009 graduate of Cocalico High School, is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Book review: Katie, Queen of Scots

    Katie, Queen of Scots (A Story of our Beloved Scottie); by Kathleen Miller; 2014; Seaber Turner Book Printing; published by Kathleen Miller. This little book about a little dog by a Wernersville-area woman is bound to bite...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Book review: The Conrad Weiser Area

    The Conrad Weiser Area; by Carl Ganster and Carl Reidler, Introduction by Lynn Otto; 2014; Images of America Series; $21.99. Conrad Weiser is a name well known to locals. From the homestead in western Berks County to...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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