Buses, students, and teachers now have to wait for traffic to clear before leaving Solanco High School at the end of the day.
Firefighters from three counties have been battling a sawmill fire on Little Britain Church Rd., Fulton Township, since 7:19 a.m. Thursday morning, April 18.
The Southern End Community Association has a new director.
Rick Kerns took over as SECA's leader on Monday, April 1. He succeeds Nicole Luecker. She had been SECA's director since 2014; her last day at the nonprofit was March 1.
The job will allow him to fulfill a lifelong ambition, Kerns said last week.
A physician practicing in East Drumore Township has been accused of indecent assault.
Dr. William R. Vollmar, who works at Diamantoni and Associates, Commerce Commons, was charged with misdemeanor indecent assault, state police said.
The charges were filed April 10 and stemmed from an incident in the doctor's office on March 23. Police allege Dr. Vollmar inappropriately touched an adult patient's genitals without the patient's consent.
As they have in recent years, proceeds from the 2019 Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's annual yard sale will help fund the congregation's ongoing mission to a Peruvian community.
Members of Quarryville Fire Company's special division will be holding their first Easter flower sale on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20.
Kirkwood Pike (Rt. 472) was closed in Colerain Township on Thursday morning, April 11, when two cars collided shortly before 7 a.m.
Gardeners will have plenty of choices at the seventh annual Quarryville Library benefit auction.
Owners of 15 local greenhouses will be donating plants to this year's sale, organizer Ron Althoff said last week.
"We expect to have annuals, perennials, and some shrubs and trees," he said.
"We're stressing flowers this year. We always do well with them."
Alicia Achelle Wilson, 24, of Quarryville, has been charged with breaking a window in a building on Scotland Rd. east of Lancaster Pike, East Drumore Township, at 5 p.m. on March 31, Trooper Matthew Weckesser reported. According to the trooper, Wilson threw a toy gun at the double pane window, causing damage in excess of $500.
When they cut the ribbon to dedicate the bridge over Rt. 222, state officials said they would like to see a marathon run on the low grade rail trail when it's completed.
While neither they nor the trail are ready for that long a race, Providence Township officials thought they could test the idea with a pair of shorter runs.
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's chancel choir will perform Joseph Martin's Rose of Calvary on Palm Sunday.
The Easter cantata is a sequel to Martin's Winter Rose and follows, by 16 months, Chestnut Level's performance of that composition.
Solanco High School's small engine repair team finished third in the annual regional competition. The contest was held in the school's ag shop on Tuesday afternoon, March 26.
It's been eight years since Providence Township resident John Frank started helping the people of Haiti.
In the beginning, he was working to provide relief to the island nation as its people tried to recover from a devastating earthquake.
Now he's trying to help the residents survive in a collapsing economy.
Later this month, Eden Township's supervisors are expected to officially abandon the municipality's section of Miller Rd.
Most of the works on exhibit at Quarryville Library's C.X. Carlson Gallery are watercolors.
That's artist Novelda "Bo" Ferguson's preferred medium, but it's not the only one she's used in a career that began while she was growing up in Quarryville. Some, including wood block prints, print cards, decorated trays, and a milk can, are also part of the show that includes about 100 items.
But watercolor remains her vehicle of choice.
"I do a few oils, but not many," she said. "Watercolor is what I enjoy most."
In order to fully understand how high Johnny Rogan hopes to go, you must first comprehend how low he has already been.
Rogan, known by the name "Johnny Rogue" in the music business, has packed a lot of living in his 25 years. It hasn't all been rainbows and unicorns. Rogan, a 2011 graduate of Solanco High School, dropped out of college. He has been broke and hooked on drugs and alcohol. He has endured the disappointment of not being able to reenlist in the Marine Corps. He even considered taking his own life.
Yet he has risen from the depths of despair to a state of unbridled optimism.
Making friends is tough.
It's especially hard, and important, for girls who are in the upper elementary grades, soon to move on to middle school.
Renee Rogers realized that when her daughter, Myah, had trouble learning how to make new friends. It became obvious when Rogers saw that Myah's twin brother had no trouble at all.
Rogers realized other girls may also have problems making new friends. That's when she decided to reach out to girls in fourth and fifth grades to bring them together and, hopefully, make new friends.
Students from Solanco and Penn Manor school districts helped Waterways Patrolman Jeff Schmidt and adult volunteers stock the Conwingo Creek and Fishing Creek on Wednesday, March 20.
The pupils stocked the streams near the road while adults took float barrels down the creeks.
The local trout season opens on at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.
Earlier this month, Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community announced that Great Rock Home Care is now available to Quarryville residents and people living in the surrounding areas.
A man from Delaware has been charged with assaulting another man last month and a woman from Kirkwood has been charged with conspiring in the assault, Quarryville Borough Police said last week.
Solanco High School librarian Emily Dawley says students still love to read print books.
That's why she started The Great Book Swap seven years ago and why it's still a popular program today.
"Generally, reading books might be down a little but we still have a lot of kids who absolutely still love reading books," said Dawley. "Reading is still a priority for kids. There are still a lot of kids who prefer print books."
After a year's hiatus, Little Britain Presbyterian Church's Relay for Life team has revived its top fundraiser.
"We didn't do it last year," organizer Karen Keffer said of the ham dinner. "We took a year off."
Meeting increasingly stringent conservation regulations adds a burden on already-stressed dairy farmers in the Southern End.
Now they have an ally that can help them pay for improvements being required by federal and state regulations.
A zoning hearing later this month will determine whether a horse may be kept on a residential property in Quarryville Borough.
Charlotte Costa, who owns 343 W. State St., wants a variance to allow a travel horse to be kept on the 1.8 acre property. A portion of the property is also in neighboring East Drumore Township. The property is zoned R-1 residential.
In her application for a variance, Costa says the property is being sold to a member of the Old Order Amish faith. She also says she has checked with neighbors and none oppose the idea.
"This is a new one for the borough," zoning officer Mark Deimler said last week. Quarryville's zoning ordinance allows horses to be kept in commercial and industrial districts. That is being done on the King farm on N. Lime St., which is in the industrial district.