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Today's News

  • Costs too great for animal shelter

    Bob Hunter, Krista Moore and B.J. Mishoe must be rich or foolish to start a separate shelter for unwanted animals. Have they considered the cost of a building, feed, medication, spay and neuter fees and employees to take care of 5,146 or more animals a year if the animals are not spayed or neutered?

    To spay or neuter an animal costs between $60 and $100.

    Do they plan to keep the animals in pens their entire life if not adopted?

  • IL Action Council's first president calls it quits

    INDIAN LAND _ The Indian Land Action Council has a new president.

    Former president Mack McDonald recently resigned as president of the group, which was started by County Councilman Bryan Vaughn as an advisory board to him in his efforts as Indian Land's county representative.

    McDonald's reason?

  • Officials to break ground Sunday for IL library

    INDIAN LAND – Book lovers in Indian Land will feel the earth move on Sunday.

    Well, maybe they won't feel it move from the ceremonial shovels of dirt, but they'll see it move, during the groundbreaking for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

    The ceremony, which should last about 20 minutes, begins at 3 p.m. at the site, on U.S. 521 across from Jim Wilson Road. It will be followed by cookies and coffee.

  • Parade season begins Saturday in Kershaw

    The Christmas parade season in Lancaster County starts Saturday when the town of Kershaw hosts its parade.

    The parade, which begins at 3 p.m., will run south through the downtown area on Hampton Street, from Hilton Street to the bypass.

    Sherie Russell, secretary of the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, said Thursday that the parade has almost 60 entries, but additional entries are still being accepted.

    The Kershaw chamber sponsors the parade.

  • 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.