Damian and Tessa Wissler have been in touch with the Wade family for about five years.
"We've been stopping in every now and then and letting them know if they were ever interested in selling, we would be interested in buying," Damian Wisser said. "This is essentially a hometown dealership and that's what we were looking for."
That opportunity came late last year when the Wade family decided to sell. The Wisslers took over the dealership on December 10, 2018.
"We are happy to be in the community," Tessa Wissler said.
There will be dueling bands at this year's Groundhog Day celebration.
In addition to the lodge's marching band, members of a country band will also perform.
"A couple of members went to the board and said they were willing to sponsor the band if we would agree and we did," said Rick Rankin, the lodge's Hibernating Governor.
Between them, the two doctors served the Southern End for 65 years, working from the same office on Quarryville's 2nd St.
The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation has moved the venue for its second annual Burns Night celebration.
Last year, the foundation held its first celebration at Bellbank, an historic home in Colerain Township. This year, the event is being moved to Beale Manor in Parkesburg.
"We loved having it at Bellbank, but there was not enough room and we had to turn people away," organizer Donna McCool said.
"We had 40 people attending and we couldn't accommodate everyone who wanted to come."
Landlords and tenants in Quarryville are subject to new regulations. At their Monday night, January 7, public meeting, members of Quarryville's borough council approved additions to the community's property maintenance code. The amendment makes it easier for the borough to use the code for rental properties.
"The maintenance code does not lend itself well to rental property," said borough manager Ken Work, "and some of those properties are not as well taken care of as owner-occupied homes."
The amendment went into effect immediately.
A local weight loss group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Founded in January, 1969, the Quarryville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly now has 67 members, spokesman Charlotte Hook said.
The Southern End Community Association, Park Ave., Quarryville, has scheduled the following activities:
School's out with SECA
When school is out for selected holidays and in-service days, SECA will provide programs for children ages five through 13 all day. There will be supervised activities, including games, arts and crafts, and play. Children should bring bagged lunches; an afternoon snack will be provided. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The days will be Monday, January 21, Friday, March 8, Thursday, April 18, and Friday, May 10. Registrations should be made a week prior to each date.
Joel Bigler and Michael Wagner spent their first several weeks on the job cleaning roadside gutters, replacing signs, and getting to know the 35 miles of Bart Township's municipal roads.
"We're getting confident with the roads," Wagner said, "and we're changing older stop signs to the newer, more visible ones."
Bigler and Wagner were hired in December to staff the township's road crew, replacing Troy Grumelli and John McComsey. Grumelli resigned in October and McComsey retired at the end of 2018.
By 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, volunteers from the New Providence Baptist Church had already taken one truck full of donations to the Solanco Food Bank and were ready to load another truck of nonperishible items.
The volunteers also collected cash donations to buy perishable items for the food bank's clients.
One driver was slightly injured when two SUVs collided on Nottingham Rd. (Rt. 272) north of Pine Grove Rd., Little Britain Township, at 2:56 p.m. on January 10, Trooper Kurt Goldbach reported.
According to the trooper, Lauren R. Overly, 20, of Quarryville, was driving south when her Ford Explorer crossed the center line and collided with a northbound Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Elizabeth A. Proffitt, 29, of Oxford.
Proffitt sustained minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital, the trooper said. Overly was cited for the collision.
Solanco School District officials hope to begin construction of a new sports building this spring.
The structure will replace a wrestling building destroyed by heavy snow last winter.
Anthony Forrest Roop, 28, of Nottingham, was charged with criminal trespass after he was found sleeping in the bed of a home on Kinseyville Rd., Little Britain Township, at 3:39 p.m. on January 23, Trooper Amelia A. Russin reported.
Police searched the area and found Roop hiding in the garage of a neighboring home, Trooper Russin reported.
As Lancaster County's wettest year on record drew to a close, the Quarryville Borough Authority was stepping up its search for more water.
The authority, which took over Quarryville's water system in 2017, began searching for another well site early last year. Until 2017, the authority had just operated the region's sewage treatment system and the borough operated the water system.
"It was our agenda to seek a secondary water source," authority chairman John Chase said. To do that, the authority has begun prospecting for another well site. The new well, when brought on line, will supplement the authority's existing well on N. Church St.
There will be lots of tools at the fourth annual nuts 'n bolts sale later this month.
At least two people are donating items to the sale, hosted by the missions' committee of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's sale.
"A lady called and said she has her father's garage to clean out and she wants to donate all of it to the church," said organizer Dan Henry. "Some of those tools are more than 100 years old."
Two students assaulted several teachers who were trying to break up a fight at Providence Elementary School at 3:47 p.m. on December 19, Trooper Joseph Chupick reported.
The students were a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy, the trooper said.
The teachers were injured in the incident, the trooper said.
District officials would not say how the students would be punished for the fight.
You don't get over it.
You can't get past it.
But with help you can cope with the death of a child.
"It's a hard thing to go through," Daniel Steinman said.
First responders work in often dangerous and miserable conditions to provide services the community needs.
"These people sacrifice their time and they never get thanks," said Chris Unger.
That's why Unger and other members of St. Paul's Church put together their first appreciation dinner last year.
Volunteers helping the Robert Fulton Fire Company's Auxiliary celebrate New Year's Day probably set a new record with their annual pork and sauerkraut dinner.
On January 1, 2019, fire company and auxiliary members assisted by members of neighboring fire companies and community volunteers, served 1,510 meals, said auxiliary president Pat Eller.
That's up from the 2018 number of 1,495 eat-in and takeout meals.
"The food was good and there were no problems," Eller said.