• Deaths of Local Interest – Dec. 27, 2017

    Thomas John Cummings, 76, passed away at his Manheim Township home on Dec. 13. A veteran of the US Navy, Tom served as a seaman on the USS Monrovia from 1958-1962. He worked for Nolt Construction for...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • School district will not seek tax cap exceptions

    Cocalico School District will not seek any exceptions to the state’s predetermined tax cap for 2018-19, school board members decided at a meeting Monday night. By passing an “opt-out” resolution, the district agreed to cap any increase...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Spartans deal Mounts first Section Two loss

    Ephrata was dealt a tough blow Monday night. And it actually happened before the ball was even tipped in their Section Two showdown vs. visiting Garden Spot. During pre-game warm-up, junior forward Xavian Rodriguez, who was coming...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Cocalico girls give Solanco a scare

    If you just look at the records and the experience level, the Cocalico girls basketball team (0-6 overall, 0-2 league) didn’t have much of a chance Monday night when they hosted Solanco (4-1, 1-0) in Denver. Graduation...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Fromm defends title at Penn Manor Tournament

    Twenty-eight teams from around the eastern half of the state braved snowy, icy and sometimes gridlocked highways Friday afternoon on their way to the 31st annual Penn Manor Holiday Wrestling Tournament in Millersville. When the six mats...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Plain communities Holiday traditions

    Families throughout Lancaster County are preparing for the Christmas season. For Christians, the holiday is the celebration of the birth of Jesus and is sacred. Among Anabaptist communities (Amish, Mennonite and Church the Brethren), “Jesus is the...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • EHS grad glad to be home for the holidays

    Mackenzie Ruth was one of thousands stranded at blacked-out airport Atlanta’s busy airport plunged into darkness causing more than 1,300 canceled flights Sunday and Monday which left thousands stranded or delayed. One of those affected, Mackenzie Ruth...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • New Book chronicles 270 years of Becker family farms in Ephrata, Warwick

    Mary Becker’s love of history and research inspired her recently published “Valentine Becker Genealogy.” The 294-page book, which contains over 300 pictures, chronicles the story of Valentine Becker and two Becker farms — one in Warwick Township...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Bob Buckwalter’s enduring brilliance

    Family and friends build his award-winning Christmas display weeks after Bob’s sudden, tragic death Bob Buckwalter’s passion for building extraordinary Christmas light displays originated as a child on Orange Street in Lancaster about 40 years ago. Honing...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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    The Log Cabin: All Decked Out for the Holidays

    It’s hard to imagine a place so filled with the spirit of the season. From the moment you arrive at The Log Cabin you savor the glorious scents, sounds and sights of the woodland hideaway with twinkling...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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