• 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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  • Arment named “Officer in Charge’ of East Cocalico Police

      Twenty-one year veteran East Cocalico officer, Corporal Terry Arment, 48, will lead the East Cocalico Township Police Department until a successful search is completed for a new chief to replace George Beever, who officially retires Dec....

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • 2014 PREFERRED photo provided 

Dr. Bruce Sensenig, Superintendent of Cocalico School District

Photo credits should be given to Denise Mitchell as requested by Cocalico School District.
    Sensenig Announces Retirement

    Cocalico School District Superintendent Bruce Sensenig publicly announced Monday night that he will retire at the end of June. Sensenig has spent his entire 41-year career with the district and is the county’s second-longest serving superintendent. In...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • Pre-kindergarten workshop set for Jan. 7

    Many parents and students alike experience mixed feelings about beginning kindergarten. The Cocalico School District wants to make the transition into school positive for children by providing a series of free fun and educational workshops. Residents of...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Pulsera Project captures pulse of Cocalico generosity

    This holiday season the Cocalico High School Spanish Club held a charity fundraiser entitled “The Pulsera Project” at both the middle school and high schools. The club sold handmade Nicaraguan bracelets in order to help poverty-stricken people...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Cocalico area police log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: BURGLARY: Gwendolyn L Eckert, 35, of the 2100 block of Lincoln Highway East, was charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and corruption of...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Denver man charged in throwing girl, 6, to floor, causing brain injury

    Police have charged a Denver man with causing a 6-year-old girl’s brain bleed and other injuries. Anthony R. Dickersheid injured the girl — his girlfriend’s daughter — when he had custody of her while his girlfriend was working, East Cocalico...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Cocalico Corner: The gifts of coverage

    What do you want from Santa Claus this year? Maybe living in the scenic history-rich Cocalico area is all you’ve ever wanted. The beauty of the region, the friendliness of the folks often feels like extended family....

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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