Today's News

  • Naming a turkey is not a good idea

    – Editor’s note: Due to reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News. The story of Jim the turkey has indeed become a Thanksgiving tradition at The Lancaster News.

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • GIVING thanks: Mixing up TRADITION in recipes for THANKSGIVING DAY celebrations

    How can the holiday season be here already? Wasn’t it just New Year’s and we were making resolutions for the year? (Which reminds me, I still need to work on a few of mine).
    I know each year I typically make the same dishes for my Thanksgiving dinner. And why not? They are family traditions and wonderful.
    But this year, I’m thinking about trying some of the recipes you have shared that are part of your Thanksgiving traditions.

  • Negative freedoms lead to destruction of a civil society

    There are two kinds of freedom in a free society, positive and negative freedoms. Positive freedoms are what the founders envisioned for a civil society and spelled out in the Declaration, Constitution and Bill of Rights. They gave us freedom of speech, religion, self-protection and the freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness. These freedoms are assured by laws which prevent infringing on the freedoms of others.

  • Bauknight, Dixon were truly treasured friends

    You never forget your roots, especially, as in my case, when you were fortunate to be blessed with a good experience in those formative years.

    I spent a good portion of my youth on Sherwood Circle where we lived in the area known as Forest Hills.

    A friend once teased me saying we lived in the neighborhood of “rich kids.”

    True, they were professional people, and many, as I reflect, were at one point or another the “movers and shakers” in Lancaster who had a major hand in helping Lancaster prosper through the years.

  • Experience B&B Craft show on Saturday

    After you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast and family gatherings, you’ll probably begin to turn your thoughts to Christmas. Time to decorate,  prepare your gift shopping and strategize your holiday baking. 

    With Thanksgiving falling later in November this year, there’s less time to get it all in. But there is good news – the B & B Craft Show is returning for the 33rd year on Saturday, Nov. 30, packed full of holiday decorating and gift ideas.  

  • Annual Great Falls Christmas Parade set for 3 p.m. today


    GREAT FALLS – If you want a little bit of Yuletide spirit before Thanksgiving, the annual Great Falls Christmas Parade is 3 p.m. today, Nov. 24. 

    Line up for the parade begins at 2 p.m. at Brooklyn Road and Duke Street. 

  • County Council committee to focus on LCEDC relocation


    From the county’s old jail to its historic courthouse, from an Agribusiness Center to an office building in downtown Lancaster, there has been no shortage of suggestions for where to relocate the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Judge sentences Kershaw woman to 30 months in prison for tax fraud


    COLUMBIA – Based on evidence presented in her tax fraud case, a Kershaw woman was sentenced to more than two years in prison on Friday, Nov. 22.

  • Sheriff’s office issues warning of latest scams


    If a cash prize sounds too good to be true, authorities are asking people to take another look before they get fleeced.

    Scams seem to pop up no matter the economic climate, though two new schemes have Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile issuing new words of warning. 

  • Kershaw to obtain environmental assessment of old mill property


    KERSHAW – Town leaders are ready to get rid of an “eyesore” and use that much-recognized site for economic development. 

    At its Monday, Nov. 18, meeting of Kershaw Town Council, Mayor Wayne Rhodes said the old Springs Industries Kershaw Plant site has become problematic.