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Today's News

  • Vols hold on, down Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS – Andrew Jackson used a clutch 25-yard touchdown pass from makeshift quarterback Bobby Delly to Quincy Grier to cement a 30-27 victory over Great Falls at Pride Valley on Monday afternoon.

  • Labor Day celebrates workers

    For most of us, Monday will be a day off. It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of America’s 153.2 million workers. Schools will be closed, as will government offices, banks and many other businesses.

    Labor Day’s roots extend back to Sept. 5, 1882, when American labor leader Peter J. McGuire organized the first parade of about 10,000 workers in New York City. The Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary was inspired after seeing a labor festival in Canada.

  • Left behind

    HEATH SPRINGS – There’s a little piece of Lancaster in Tena, Ecuador, right now.

    If you don’t believe it, just ask someone from Flint Ridge Baptist Church.  That piece is there, all right – on the edge of the Amazon rain forest, and it’s there to stay.

    That little piece of Lancaster?

    It’s their hearts. They were left behind in a Bible that Peter Wing left with a 10-year-old boy named Jimmy after the two became friends.

  • Make sure the sugar is sugar

    Kids have tough times too, but this year, Mother Nature sure has been giving us older folks a run for our money.

    In April, it was a hailstorm. In the last two weeks, it was an earthquake and right of top of that, a hurricane.

    Since I’m in Maryland visiting kin right now, I had the honor of experiencing all three.

    You know, I just have a knack for bein’ at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Kaye Hoffman

    Name: Kaye Hoffman

    Age: 55

    Address: Knotthead Road

    Family: A son, Weston, 14, and various foster children

    Pets: Too many!

    Job: Mental health specialist

    Church: Heartland Freewill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Animal rescue

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Work on HS veterans monument moves ahead

    HEATH SPRINGS – A lot of progress has been made in preparation for the Nov. 12 dedication of the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument.
    The monument – which will honor past and present Lancaster County military servicemen and women – will rest in Heath Springs at the corner where the old water tower once stood, facing North Main Street.
    David Williams, president of the local association handling the plans, said the granite extracted for the 18-foot-tall monument in still being cut and shaped in Elberton, Ga.

  • Man beaten, robbed

    A Lancaster resident says he was beaten and robbed along White Street, though police say his story may not be 100 percent accurate.
    An officer came to a home in the 400 block of North White Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. Aug. 25 after being dispatched about a stabbing, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Train cars overturn

    The gates were down and lights were still blinking red at the Market Street railroad crossing hours after several railcars derailed Friday afternoon.
    Railroad workers wearing yellow vests walked up and down the railway line trying to figure out what caused at least two cars to derail near the Market Street crossing for the L&C Railway sometime after noon Friday.
    The cars could be seen leaning off the tracks at a spot between Market and Main streets.

  • Expanding the Performing Arts Series

    Famed musical acts such as The Four Tops and The Manhattans have rocked Bundy Auditorium in the past – putting on high-energy shows and giving people something to talk about for years.
    However, with these two acts, and most others in the local Performing Arts Series, there are many people who wanted to be there, but couldn't afford it.
    A $50 admission ticket is simply too much for some folks to pay.

  • Hoffman awarded for caregiving duties

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    Inspirational, touching or heartbreaking – these are words often used to describe the stories of caregivers. With more than 65 million caregivers in America today, you probably know one yourself – or you may be one.
    On Aug. 27, Karen Hoffman of Lancaster was recognized for her care giving duties when she was presented the local 2011 Family Caregiver of the Year Award.