• Courtney Rittenour (left), 2016 winner, and assistant Hannah Greiner. Photos courtesy Cocalico Education Foundation
    11th Annual Iron Chef Cocalico set

    The Cocalico Education Foundation will host the 11th Annual Iron Chef Cocalico and Benefit Auction on March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Cocalico High School. Proceeds benefits district students and programs. Last year’s winner,...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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    Cocalico Corner: Two Saturdays, two very different heroes

    As 2016 loosened its hold and a New Year dawned, two local men showed the citizens of this part of Pennsylvania that good does indeed prevail . And their stories played out for the world to witness....

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • West Cocalico Supervisors prepare for Tuesday night’s meeting. From left, James J. Stoner, Ray Burns, and Leon Eby. Photo by Patrick Burns
    One year on, Ephrata Police coverage going well

      It has been a year since West Cocalico Township contracted coverage with Ephrata Police, terminating years of having that service provided by the East Cocalico Police Department. Looking back over the past 12 months, Ephrata Police...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Embracing some very pretty Valentine’s bags filled with romance novels for the annual “Glance at Romance” fundraiser are (from left) Sonia Yost, Carole Evans, Linda Tomlinson, and Sharon Heany. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Literary love interests

    The Friends of the Adamstown Area Library are holding their annual “Glance at Romance” book sale from Jan. 23 through Feb. 14, or while supplies last. Library staff and volunteers decorate bages with valentines and lace. The...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Cancer fight fundraiser set

    The Envision No Cancer Relay for Life Norlanco teams is selling tickets for the Feb. 18 “Pink on the Rink” hockey game featuring the Reading Royals and the Elmira at the Santander Arena, Seventh and Penn streets,...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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    East Cocalico Police Department Report, January 19, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Officers responded to a disturbance in the first block of Deanne Circle, East Cocalico Township, at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 4. Cynthia Walsh, 61, was charged with disorderly...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Teen injured in crash

    A witness reported that a teen injured in a crash Friday had been racing another driver who did not stop, according to Ephrata police. Police reported that the 16-year-old from Denver was driving a Volkswagen Jetta west...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Denver council approves equipment update

    In addition to beginning of the year housekeeping tasks, Denver Council approved the purchase of two new pieces of equipment. A 2017 GMC Sierra four-wheel drive truck and Western 8.5-foot plow, projected to cost $43,160, was approved...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Through the Roof: Fire training at shuttered motel draws nine companies

    What were you doing on Saturday, Jan. 7, when it was snowing and 20 degrees Fahrenheit? For about 70 volunteer firefighters it was an 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. training day outdoors. The training site was the...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • If you go, let us know!

    Are you one of the thousands of Americans planning to attend the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump on Friday, Jan. 20? Are you among the thousands planning to join the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday,...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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