• Baby book: CHS teacher’s first tome tackles first born son

      Four-year-old Gavin Leffler can barely write, but he knows how to handle an autograph request. The inspiration for his father’s first book, “The Boy’s World: His Trials Our Tribulations,” Gavin has signed 60 to 70 copies...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Not a silent night…East Cocalico supervisors field questions in lively last meeting before holiday

    Just like Santa Claus spoke not a word but went straight to his work in Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas,” the East Cocalico supervisors sparingly answered questions and passed the proposed $5,284,995 million 2016 budget at...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Reamstown principal will lead state association

    Dr. Beth A. Haldeman, principal of Reamstown Elementary School, was recently named president-elect of the Pennsylvania Principals Association (formerly the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, PAESSP), based in Summerdale. She will serve a two-year...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Ephrata High School
    Film Presents New Possibilities for Schools

    Imagine if schools had glass walls and informal educational structures. What if standardized tests and strict class schedules were a thing of the past? Consider what might happen if students were taught what they needed as they...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • PennDOT says you can breathe easy because these are  NOT cinder blocks supporting Route 222 bridge in East Cocalico Twp. Reamstown. They are actually steel bars.
    Bridge not troubled…

    by Patrick Burns If you travel in Reamstown you may have perhaps wondered why PennDOT used cinder blocks to buttress the Route 222 bridge over Church Avenue. But PennDOT says you can breathe easy because they are...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Anthony R. Dickersheid is accused of beating his girlfriend’s daughter – Oct. 14 inside a School Court home, when he had sole custody of her, according to police.
    Police: Denver Man Beat Child; Caused Brain Injury

    Police say Anthony R. Dickersheid Beat Child – is charged with causing a 6-year-old girl’s brain bleed, and other injuries, in an October beating at the child’s home. Anthony R. Dickersheid beat the girl – his girlfriend’s daughter...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Denver Lions choose Citizen of the Year

    Terry Burkholder was honored as Citizen of the Year at the October meeting of the Denver Lions Club. Burkholder, a lifelong Denver resident, is the volunteer coordinator of Peter’s Porch, the food bank for the Denver area...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Police: Drunken driver rammed teen’s moving car, punched him

      A drunken driver rammed a teenager’s moving car and then punched him in an apparent road rage incident near Adamstown Dec. 12, police said. Jason Roy Huber, of 670 E. Main St., Ephrata, chased a car...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Cocalico area Boy Scout troop contacts

    Boys and their parents may contact any of the Scout Masters listed below for more information regarding local troop meeting times, activities, and questions that they may have. Adamstown: Bob Hinkley (717) 335-8039 Denver: Doran Getz (717)...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • It’s rocket science…Launch event designed to elevate interest in Scouting

      School-age boys and their parents are invited to a unique, “Rocket into Scouting” event at Swamp Lutheran Church, 275 Swamp Church Road, Reinholds, on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, to make a model...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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