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    THON: For The Kids By The Kids

    About 100 Cocalico High School students donated their Saturday last week to help raise money and awareness for THON –  dubbed the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. In the end, math flash cards revealed those students...

    • Posted March 26, 2014
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    Cocalico’s Marino passes the test

    Sam Marino had always dreamed of winning a medal at the PIAA State Swim Championships. She had come away empty-handed on her first two trips, so late Thursday night at Bucknell University when she was finally awarded...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • No rate hike at Reamstown Pool

    Despite lingering snow and ice, it won’t be long before the Reamstown Pool opens again. East CocalicoTownship supervisors last Thursday approved pool rates for 2014 that remain the same as last year. Daily rates are $3 for...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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    Blaze destroys West Cocalico Twp. home

    Schoeneck Fire Chief Jeff Hackman said the fire resulted from burning ashes left in a bucket outside the basement of the two story home. The house at 160 Wollups Hill Road was built in 1976 by the...

    • Posted March 19, 2014
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  • Adamstown pool seeks grants, ADA compliance

    Adamstown Borough Council plans to make the borough swim club compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However that appears easier said than done. Currently, those who enter the Adamstown Commuity Pool must navigate a flight of...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • State Rep. James Cox
    Cox to speak to Cocalico GOP

    State Rep. James Cox, from western Berks County, will be the guest speaker at the Cocalico Area Republican Committee’s spring banquet. Cox, who was elected to the Pennsylvania House in 2006, will address the committee on Friday,...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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    Donald S. Weaver, 93, former Denver council president, mayor, dies

    Donald S. Weaver, 93, of Denver, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Beartown, Pa. to the late Benjamin and Elsie Mae (Sensenich) Weaver and was the loving...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino makes a final sprint to the wall in the girls 100 backstroke at Districts last Saturday, placing fourth in 57.22 seconds. Photos by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico sends 3 to states

    Cocalico coach Matt Woods was careful not to jinx any of his swimmers last Saturday night. Only the top three place-finishers in each event at the District 3 Triple-A Championships at Cumberland Valley High School were granted...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Pictured (left to right) are Chef Joseph Church, Chef Taylor Boettger, Chef Kelly Kapinos and chairman of the Iron Chef event, Chris Dunn. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Food fight

    Local chefs compete at Iron Chef Cocalico This year’s Iron Chef competitors gathered for a meeting on Feb. 20 at Cocalico High School to prepare for this Sunday’s competition. Two new chefs will take on last year’s...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Alex Tomazian (left), a morale captain, and Bryan at this year’s THON during the final 4 hours.
    $13 million and counting

    Cocalico gears up for Mini THON On the heels of Penn State’s most successful THON to date, raising over $13 million this past weekend, students at Cocalico Middle School and High School are gearing up for their...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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