• Berks blast kills CHS grad

    A boiler explosion that killed a 27-year-old Ephrata man Friday at a Berks County firm was accidental, but the exact cause is still under investigation, officials said Monday. Jacob John Lopez, a father of two young sons...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • C4CP ready to roll

    After a year and a half of monitoring municipal meetings in East and West Cocalico townships and Denver and Adamstown boroughs, as well as regional leaders meetings and the police board, some Cocalico residents have organized and...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • A long, wonderful life

    Elva Walter Biemesderfer, the young Denver woman who enjoyed a trip to see her family in Wyoming in 1917, lived a notable life into the 21st century. According to her obituary which appeared in the former Lancaster...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • Photos courtesy Barbara Hunsberger

Elva riding to the neighbors to collect the mail with cousin Albert.
    Way out West, way back when…Nearly a century ago, a Denver girl took a memorable trip

    By Elva Walter Biemesderfer Circa 1917 Editor’s note: Elva Walter Biemesderfer of Denver and her mother Martha Walter visited Milton and Mary Walter in Wyoming nearly a century ago. Milton Walter was brother to her father William...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • McKinney completes basic training

    Army Private Bri A. McKinney has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • It’s ‘golden:’ Reinholds Lions Club turns 50

    The Reinholds Lions Club recently celebrated its 50 year charter anniversary at Fox Chase Golf Club. Among those in attendance were four remaining charter members Lions Jim Beard, Charles Moyer, Larry Gensemer, and John Reich. Past International...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • 5K for Johnnie K race set for May 9

    The Cocalico High School LEO Club has scheduled its annual 5K for Johnnie K for Saturday, May 9, with a 10 a.m. race time and registration beginning at 9 a.m. As in previous years, start and finish...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Project promoted: Denver borough council runs with new Cocalico school fields venture

    Denver borough council met one week earlier than usual so the Cocalico School District Phase 2 parking, roads, and fields project could receive its final approval and begin construction. “They’re on a tight schedule,” said Denver Manager...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Photo by Michele Walter Fry

Today, (from left) Luke Showalter, Christ Gress, Elam Gress, Jim Gress, Alvin Fry,  and Eugene Fry.
    Out of the past…Old friends reunite, remember the Cocalico of their youth

    Gail Harting of Denver was worried about her dad. When her mother, Alverta, passed away last fall, her dad, Alvin Fry, took it hard. Members of the Ephrata Community Hospital staff, when they knew Alverta’s death was...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Reinholds Road bridge replacement spans April

    The Reinholds Road bridge, south of the Smokestown Road intersection, is slated for replacement beginning the first full week in April as part of the PennDot Rapid Bridge Replacement Program. The East Cocalico Township supervisors, at their...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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