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Today's News

  • Pokémania

    The mobile game that has swept the nation in the past two weeks is getting many young Lancaster residents off their couches and into the city to play.  

    It’s called Pokémon Go.

    The “augmented reality” app ties the virtual world of Pokémon to real-life landmarks around downtown Lancaster and across the country.

  • Will deadly amoeba be killed before water reaches us?

    Almost a month after an Ohio teen died from a “brain-eating amoeba” found in the water at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, officials are still deciding how to dispose of that water. 

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center closed June 24, but it still contains12 million gallons of water in a big pool. 

  • From mayor’s shirts to mayor’s quilt

    At Tuesday’s meeting of Lancaster City Council, Charlotte Shaw, widow of the city’s longest-serving mayor, was given a quilt made from his shirts bearing the city’s logo.

    Joe Shaw, who was mayor for 33 years, died last November.

    Several months ago, Charlotte Shaw brought several of his shirts by City Hall to be given to municipal employees, but city staff decided to have a quilt sewn for her, instead. 

  • Ball games and Bible studies

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    Two Victory Sports Outreach Camps drew almost 100 kids to schools at Buford and Barr Street this week for a program that resembled both a sports camp and a vacation Bible school.
    Seven Lancaster County Baptist churches joined together to sponsor the camps. VSO’s mission is to provide both sports instruction and Christian ministry.

  • Remember When: Learning the value of telling the truth

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away this month, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them until we run out, in his honor.

    It was the worst of times. America and the rest of the world was at war. All up and down Chesterfield Avenue, boys and girls were collecting old newspapers, aluminum pots, rubber tires and hose pipes. This was our first taste of recycling, and that word hadn’t even been invented yet.

  • Buford 3rd grade teacher spends summer learning sign language

    To bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf communities, Buford Elementary School third-grade teacher Mary Anna Wilkes is spending her summer learning American Sign Language.

    Wilkes’ interest in learning sign language started at her previous job with the Head Start program at Southside Elementary School 10 years ago, where she had the opportunity to work with young children who had hearing impairments. 

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Foundation to host youth forum

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Word of Wisdom and prayer

    God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., will have Word of Wisdom and prayer at 2 p.m. today. The event is for seniors, but all are welcome.

    Revival services

    - Red Hill Baptist Church, 2020 Red Hill Road, will conclude revival services at 7 p.m. today. Guest speaker is the Rev. Ricky Haile of New Zion Baptist Church. 

  • Vacation Bible Schools

    - Oak Hill Baptist Church, 6437 Oak Hill Church Road, will kick off VBS with water games and ice cream at 6 p.m. today. VBS is 6 to 8:30 p.m. today through July 28. The theme is “Cave Quest.” All ages are welcome.

    - Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 4357 Kershaw Camden Highway, Heath Springs, will have VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. today through July 28. The theme is “Submerged: The Dive Begins: Finding Truth Below the Surface.”

  • Southern Wisteria: Personal chef ramps up service to Lancaster area

    If you think a personal chef is only for the rich and famous, think again. Southern Wisteria owner, Jackie Starnes, is out to change your mind and maybe even bring her culinary skills to your table. 

    Based in Kershaw, Starnes turned a personal passion into a business. For the last seven years, she’s been providing personal chef service, catering and making custom baked goods. She’s now ready to offer her service to more folks in Lancaster County.