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Today's News

  • Annual Christmas Basket drive seeks donations to help families

    Many families in need of financial support will benefit from an annual fund that provides assistance during the holidays.

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket is up and going and has raised more than $300 in the first few days of the 2007 campaign.

    The fund, sponsored by the local American Red Cross, provides food vouchers to local families that can be used to buy groceries at local stores.

  • Buying winter robe not an easy task

    After 25 years I decided I needed a new winter bath robe. That sounds like an easy task. The bath robes looked like cotton balls at the first store I visited. When I questioned why the robes weren’t pretty, the salesman said the robes were “practical and warm and no one would see you in it anyway.” Well, I didn’t want my neighbors to see me in a huge cotton ball walking to my paper box.

    Who designs these robes anyway?

  • Holiday activities aplenty in county

    You can’t say there is nothing to do in Lancaster. Not if you take a look at the events calendar for December on the front of Wednesday’s feature section.

    The activities available run the gamut – from Santa train rides to a winter wonderland in Heath Springs, caroling and candle lighting in the Van Wyck community, Christmas parades to home tours and a Christmas concert by the highly talented Lancaster Chamber Choir.

    Fashion designer Luis Machicao will be showing some of his latest designs at the Celebration of Art at Bob Doster’s Studio.

  • Grants will benefit First Steps' programs

    Lancaster County First Steps has received a series of grants that will enhance its services as it prepares to move into a new building in January.

    The child school readiness agency's office has been housed on Arch Street for years and will move to a Wylie Street location – providing space for more than 60 child-care workers to train, a new parenting resource center and extra space for storage.

    "We have looked for a location for about a year," director Lora Bryson said. "We're very excited to be able to have space that we can utilize in a more efficient manner."

  • Police: Clerk in on store robbery

    What was meant to appear like a frantic armed robbery was more like an acting skit, police say.

    Crystal Robinson, store manager at Meeting Street Express convenience store, told Lancaster police that she had been robbed Monday morning at gun point.

    She said two masked men entered the store – one pointed a black handgun and the other took a bag of money from her.

    Lancaster police now say that Robinson wasn't robbed, but was part of a four-person conspiracy to take money from the store.

  • County library has become a sports arena

    I don’t frequent the Lancaster County Library as often as I once did. Recently, I did a little researching and my experience was not so pleasant.

  • Local girl goes blue with golden hens

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land girl won big with a pen of hens she raised for a 4-H project.

    Allie Siceloff, a second-grader at Indian Land Elementary/Middle School, participated in this year's 4-H Poultry Project. For the project, she was given 25 chicks and was responsible for feeding them and recording their growth and progress in a journal.

  • Schools report 8th MRSA case

    Another case of MRSA has been reported in the Lancaster County School District.

    The latest case reported is at South Middle School, bringing the total of known cases in the school district to eight.

    School District spokesman David Knight confirmed the case Monday afternoon. He wouldn't say whether it involved a student or member of staff. He said providing additional information about whether the case is a student or staffer could lead others to deduce the identity of the person.

  • Printable Holiday Events Calendar

    Click here to open a printable calendar.

    To add your holiday event to this calendar, email your request to news@thelancasternews.com

  • York sweep spoils ILHS's gym debut

    INDIAN LAND – York spoiled Indian Land’s debut in the new Warriors’ gym in a high school basketball sweep Tuesday night.

    The Cougars clawed the IL teams twice – 90-56 in the nightcap after the York girls cruised to a 60-29 win.

    York shot to a 22-9 lead in the opening period and held a 44-22 lead at the break. The Warriors used a 9-5 run to open the second half to make it 49-31, but couldn’t get closer in the nightcap.

    York, up 64-37 after three periods, cruised to the 90-56 win.