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    Snowbound memories

    Revisiting the Blizzard of ‘96 It was 20 years ago this week when snow idled Ephrata and the extended region for days. Mention the Blizzard of 1996 and you’ll see faces light up while people recollect events...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • West Cocalico board reorganizes: New member, new chair at table

      A new name was added to the West Cocalico Township board of supervisors, but the face is familiar to the public and officials alike. Ray Burns took the oath of office Monday morning, Jan. 4, just...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • It’s status quo in East Cocalico

      Change was clearly not in the air as the East Cocalico Township Board of Supervisors reorganized Monday, Jan. 4. No supervisor rotated into a different leadership position as they nominated and approved Douglas Mackley as chairman,...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Adamstown woman among top 30 credit counselors in the U.S.

    Tabor Community Services staff member Randi Shober of Adamstown was recognized by NerdWallet and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling as one of 30 credit counselors in the United States making a difference in the lives of...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Bollman Hat Company and The Headwear Association distribute free winter hats in Reading

    Adamstown-based Bollman Hat Company joined The Headwear Association for the Eighth Annual Headwear for the Homeless campaign. The hat companies have donated thousands of hats to homeless shelters and non-profit organizations nationwide. Bollman supplied winter headwear to...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • First memorial Kole A. Trupe Toy Drive a success

    More than 1,000 toys were collected in the first, of what founders hope to be an annual toy drive, conducted in memory of a local boy. Five area hospitals benefited from the toys collected: Lancaster General, Reading...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Cocalico area police log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: FORGERY: Kelly Ann Buck, 35, of the 100 block of Cocalico Road, Robesonia, was charged with forgery and theft by deception after an incident that occurred at the Sunoco...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • DNA links five-state bank robber to Denver burglary two years later

    DNA evidence has linked a federal inmate charged in numerous bank robberies to a December 2013 burglary in Denver. Francis Michael Simmons, formerly of New Jersey, is charged with at least 14 bank robberies and two business...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • A round about…Reinholds barn one of two in state with a different shape

      Only two round barns are listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania and one is in Reinholds. “The barn was constructed in the early 1940s by my great uncle, Daniel E. Fichthorn,” said...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • What a CREW! New friends, improved behavior, team building results of middle school program

      Knowing that the middle school years are a jumble of academic and social challenges, officials at Cocalico Middle School launched a program three years ago to provide students with extra guidance and maybe a few new...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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