• The Wentz family, who now live in a hotel after losing their home to fire on Aug. 12, return to their destroyed residence for another look. From left: Rayne, 16, Kaleb, 17, Aiden, 13, Jen, Chelsea, 15, Jaden, 13, and John.
    Denver family of seven ‘holding strong’ after home is destroyed by fire

    Three dressers and one bed. That’s all the Wentz family is left with after a fire ravaged their Denver home last week. The family of seven — parents John and Jenn, both 39, and their children, Caleb,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • New district teachers include front row (from left) Jennifer Hess, Erin Kregar, Abbie Enders, Rachel Albrecht, Tyler Wentzel, and second row (from left) Lindsey Place, Terri Beam, Cody Zickler, Theodore Wolf Jr., and Nicholas Heil. Photo courtesy Cocalico School District.
    Cocalico welcomes new teachers

    Cocalico School District recently welcomed several new teachers and long-term substitutes for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers who are new to the district and who participated in new teacher orientation include: Denver Elementary: Rachel Albrecht, school counselor;...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • East Cocalico resident Christine McHenry explains the game and the equipment used in pickleball. She urged township supervisors to consider lining existing courts for the popular sport. Photo by Alice Hummer
    In a pickle: East Cocalico supervisors urged to think progressively about recreation

    Christine McHenry, a resident of Old Homestead, asked supervisors at their Thursday, Aug. 18, meeting to consider installing pickleball courts. She said no new construction would be necessary, as tennis courts can be lined for pickleball, like...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Chapel Gate Park dedication set for Thursday evening

    A newly rehabilitated park will be dedicated Thursday in West Cocalico Township. The ceremony for Chapel Gate Park is set for Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., officials said at the Aug. 16 township meeting. State Rep. Mindy...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Reamstown Days set to return

    Supper is served Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m., in Reamstown Park as Reamstown Days starts cooking. Children can enjoy games and “train” rides. Adults can enjoy Blue Grass music plus a free family movie...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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    Ephrata Borough & East Cocalico Police Logs

    Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Derek A. Bollinger, 27, Denver, was arrested Aug. 18 in the 400 block of Blue Lake Road in West Cocalico Township after a caller reported suspicious activity at...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Horse show set for Sunday

    The Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association, South Central District, is hosting an open fun show Sunday, Aug. 28, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Friendly Horseman’s Club Show Grounds, 260 Kline Road, Stevens. All breeds are welcome and...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Denver Fair organizers provide preview of event

    The 36th annual Denver Fair is set for Sept. 13 to 17, at Denver Memorial Park on Main Street in the borough. The main corporate sponsor of the fair is Denver-based Henry Schein. Among the highlights of...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Janke graduates from surgical residency program

    Kelly J. Janke, D.O., graduated from Temple University Hospital General Surgery Residency on June 22. She trained at Temple for the past five years, acting as chief resident in general surgery for the past year. Janke graduated...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Police log: Ephrata and East Cocalico coverage areas

    Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: DOG LAW VIOLATION: Police responded to a residence in Adamstown Borough for a dog that had broken into the residence through a screen door to be with the female dogs...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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