• Denver council approves new position

    Denver council approved advertising for a part-time (20 hours per week) Housing and Code inspector at their Feb. 12 meeting. The borough’s long-time rental inspector, Bob Getz, resigned from the position at the end of 2017. Public...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • ValenSwine event spreads (pig) love

    Rain drenched the Ephrata area on Feb. 10, but inside of Sweet Charlotte’s Boutique, located at 358 N. Reading Rd., there were smiles and sunshine. Chris Hainley, founder of Fairytale Acres of Denver, and her husband Tom...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • East Cocalico supervisors meeting draws crowd

    When nearly forty people crowd into a meeting room, there’s usually some sort of controversy. Not so at supervisors Feb. 1 meeting. Most of the crowd was family, fellow officers and friends of Sergeant Darrick Keppley, Officer...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • East Cocalico’s new police chief police chief’s Darrick Keppley with his wife, Lisa, on Feb. 1. Photo by Alice Hummer
    21-year veteran named new police chief

    Sergeant Darrick Keppley, who joined East Cocalico Police Department in 1997 as a rookie officer, was named to the department’s top post Feb. 1. “I’m honored to be able to serve this excellent force,” said Keppley after...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Charlie, the second therapy pig who paints and plays piano.
    Be my ValenSwine?

    When people normally think about pigs, their minds immediately go to the large animals in stalls at a farm, the book “Charlotte’s Web,” or even bacon… Chris Hainley, founder of Fairytail Acres to the Rescue in Denver,...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Cocalico to participate in mock trial competition

    This month, Cocalico High School will join the other 248 teams from 291 high schools across Pennsylvania will be competing in district and regional levels of the Statewide Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Denver council credits emergency responders

    Mayor Rod Redcay opened the Denver council meeting with thanks for the safe return of a 12-year old Denver middle school student to his home, after parents reported him missing last week. He was located after about...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • East Cocalico supervisors approve new police officer

    The Jan. 18 supervisors meeting saw action on several items pertaining to the police department. Action kicked off with an official recognition certificate for dedicated service presented to Police Chief Terry Arment, who recently retired from the...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • High school assistant principal, Anthony DiMatteo, was promoted to middle school principal on Jan. 22. Photo by Kimberly Marselas
    DiMatteo promoted to middle school principal

    Cocalico School District on Jan. 22 promoted high school assistant principal Anthony DiMatteo to the top post at Cocalico Middle School. DiMatteo officially started as middle school principal on Tuesday. He replaces Bradley Testa, whose sudden departure...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Terry Arment honored for years of police service

    East Cocalico supervisors recognized the dedication to police service shown by retiring East Cocalico Police Chief, Terry Arment. Arment retired with 23 years of police service in East Cocalico. He had eight years of police service in...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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