Ginny Rineer will lose one of her part-time jobs next month.
The second will go in October and the third, and final, one will end at Christmas.
The 79-year-old widow's contract jobs cleaning small rural post offices have fallen victim to a union contract.
That contract, between the U.S. Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, will have union clerks cleaning the offices rather than have the service performed by an outside contractor.
If they need a set of plastic gears, technology students at Solanco High School could look for them in storage drawers or order a set from a supplier.
Or they can make the gears using one of the school's new 3D printers.
The printers will also let the students turn their on-screen designs into physical reality.
The school has added six new printers that can turn computer-aided designs into three dimensional objects.
Black trousers, white shirt, black tie, and a cardigan sweater.
That's how Hiram G. Troop dressed toward the end of his 45 years of teaching in schools throughout Bart Township.
And that's what Barry Girvin will wear when he portrays the township's iconic teacher next month.
Troop was the personification of higher education in the township.
When the new school year begins next month, the Amish community will have two new schools.
Those schools are under construction in Providence and Little Britain townships. A third is under consideration in Eden Township.
Construction is underway on the second phase of an expansion project at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
This phase will include 14 cottages, three villa apartment buildings, an access road, and other infrastructure improvements. This phase will cost more than $5 million to complete, said retirement community spokesman Mitchell Hanna.
On Christmas Day 2015, Ned Trout will turn 65.
Six days later he will retire as Bart Township's roadmaster.
"I'm going to enjoy winter now," he said.
Until this year, winter has been his worst season.
"I don't mind doing the work, I always just wanted to know when it had to be done," he said. "If they called for snow, I'd get up and look out the window several times a night. That meant I had to come to work tired."
This past winter added a new challenge to the usual snow and ice, he said.
She had left one position and agreed to take a part-time position.
So Mary Brusstar wasn't looking for a job this past spring.
But it found her.
"I had left a corporate job in January and wasn't planning to work full-time. I had been offered a part-time job and agreed to take it," she said.
Then people began asking her if she was willing to become the manager for New Hope Community Life Ministry's Community Closet.
Last year's Scottish festival focused on Celtic music.
The 2015 festival will add games to the musical celebration of the Southern End's Scottish heritage.
While Lancaster County is widely-known for its German inhabitants, the Southern End was settled by groups of Scottish and Scots-Irish immigrants. Largely Presbyterian by faith, they were attracted to the area by the Pennsylvania colony's religious freedom.
Getting new clothes for kids heading back to school can be expensive.
Or it can be free.
That will be the case for parents who come to Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1199 Valley Rd., on Saturday, August 15.
The church will be hosting its second annual free clothing distribution from 7 a.m. until noon on that day.
Last year, more than 200 people came to the church for free clothing.
Before the auction gets underway each year, organizers of the annual Gap Relief Auction take up a special offering.
In years past, the money has gone to help develop water supplies for African villages and work with people from former communist countries in Eastern Europe.
This year, the special offering will be spent much closer to the Southern End. The money raised on Friday night, August 14, will help fund programs for children in nearby Philadelphia.
What started as a way to recruit distance runners for the school's track team has become one of Solanco's most successful sports.
"I did it to create interest in the running program," said former coach Lee Rhoads of the start of the school's cross country program.
The first year, 1965, cross country was a club, he recalled.
"The school district wanted to be sure there was an interest in it before they committed to making it a varsity sport."
That happened in 1966, when about half the schools in Lancaster County had cross country teams.
About 30 novice wrestlers turned out for a free, three-session basic camp at Solanco High School last week.
The camp was run by the school's wrestling coaches and varsity wrestlers.
The high school wrestlers included Wyatt Jennings, Joey Davis, Ben Root, Grayson Charles, Dalton Groff, Kody Hart, and Owen Stull. The coaches were John Little, Tony Mendez, David Beard, and Bob Bledsoe.
It taught wrestling fundamentals, Olympic lifts, cross training methods, and games.
The camp was held July 27 through 29.
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Maplehofe Dairy is expanding its milk processing and storage facilities.
The company's owners broke ground on the project shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27.
Completion of the 1,500 square-foot expansion is expected by December of this year.
"This will upgrade our processing and storage capabilities," said co-owner Samuel Glick.
Members of the Solanco Fair Association will recognize 40 years of service when the annual parade steps off on Wednesday evening, September 16.
Ron Althoff and his wife, Deb, will be leading the parade as its Grand Marshals. The selection honors Althoff for four decades of work helping put together the annual fair book.
The book, which runs to just over 200 pages, is the official guide for fair entrants and judges. It also outlines the activities scheduled for the fair's three-day run.
Earlier this month, surveyors began working on plans to control runoff where the low grade rail trail crosses Pumping Station Rd. in Eden Township.
The surveyors work for Urban Engineers, a firm hired by Norfolk Southern Railroad to begin the planning process.
Controlling runoff from the trail to the road is part of an agreement that will maintain a stone arch that carries the trail over the road.