• Sherri Stull (center) portrayed Frances Devereux Polk, wife of Confederate Lt. General Leonidas Polk, portrayed by her real life husband, Gregory Stull. An Abraham Lincoln (left) also attended the Victorian ball, though Stull is careful to note their paths actually would not have crossed.
    Re-enacting the past to help education’s future in Cocalico

    Parts of Cocalico High School will be transformed into a Civil War encampment next weekend, with re-enactors and interpreters sharing stories straight out of history — and maybe even a bowl of Confederate bean soup. The Civil...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ordinance addresses several issues in Denver

    The height of accessory buildings, total occupancy capacity for a boarding house and electronic message display signs were all addressed in the new ordinance adopted by Denver Council at the Monday, May 9, meeting. Almost a year...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Applicants abundant for East Cocalico township manager slot

    More than a dozen applications for the township manager position in East Cocalico Township have been submitted. This update was provided by Steve Gabriel, interim part-time East Cocalico manager, at supervisors Thursday, May 5, meeting. Mark Hiester,...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Cocalico area police log: East Cocalico and Denver coverage region

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: SCAM ALERT: A citizen received a call from a male claiming to be from the Treasury Department. He stated back taxes were owed and a $500 iTunes card needed...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • It’s about time at Denver Elementary

    Representatives from the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley recently visited Denver Elementary School to launch a “time capsule” project with Victoria Kreider’s first-grade students. This same project was presented earlier at the Adamstown and Reamstown elementary...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Grubb earns two new titles: physician, Army captain

    Seth M. Grubb received his medical doctorate and was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army in ceremonies held April 21 at the Straz Center, Tampa, Fla. A member of the Cocalico High School...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Plucky duckies fired up for annual race

    The Little Muddy Creek in Adamstown will be filled with hundreds of multi-colored plastic ducks as part of the Adamstown FireQuacker 1000 set for Saturday, May 14. The duck convoy is expected to bob across the finish...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: Nurturing the news

    The inspiration for this column is Mildred M. Bodolosky. Who? Not likely anyone our readers would have known. She was a powerhouse of an English teacher at Muhlenberg Township High School in Berks County. She demanded much...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Regional leaders ponder library funding, heroin abuse

      The importance of libraries – the Adamstown Area Library in particular – was a key topic at the April 26 Cocalico Regional Leaders meeting. Jane Webber, library board president, represented the Adamstown library at the regional...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • A new read on an old building: Residents walk through the past as future presented for new area library

      All the trappings of a successful community party including decorations, food, drink, and fire police to direct traffic were present Friday, April 29, as the Adamstown Area Library board of trustees held a public open house...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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