The Pennsylvania State Police are on scene at Swift Middle School and Clermont Elementary due to a bomb threat received at 11:35 this morning.
The school was evacuated and students are being transported to the Solanco High School for release to their guardians. More will be reported as information is received.
The two clubs have always gotten along.
"We're not in competition," Wakefield Lions Club member Joe McMullen said. "We seem to work together because we share the same purpose."
Early next month, that purpose will be to honor people who have served in America's armed forces.
For the past five years, the Quarryville Lions Club has hosted the veterans at a dinner served early in November. Last year, as the number of veterans and their guests increased, the Wakefield Lions helped fund the banquet.
Thank the garage.
That's where their friendship began and, three years later, it was the place they met to plan their new business.
Their husbands had been friends long before the wives met when the families got together for a meal. While they were sitting in the garage at that first meeting, Danielle Hossler and Mick Pickens found they had a lot in common, including being straightforward with each other.
Quarryville Library's board of directors are accepting applications for a new director.
The position has been advertised on the library's website. It notes the position is an 'anticipated opening' with a start date of mid-January, 2016.
Board members have said director Frances Annis told them she does not anticipate returning from maternity leave, which will begin later this fall.
Captain Alan Eschbach, U.S. Navy (Ret.), does not see himself as deserving of the honor.
Eschbach was selected to be the guest speaker at Quarryville's Veterans Day program. The event will be Saturday, November 7 in Memorial Park beginning at 11 a.m. In case of bad weather, the program will be moved inside to Memorial Methodist Church.
Mother nature served up a perfect fall day for the annual Race for Education at Clermont Elementary School. PTO President Rachel Craig said this is the 13th year for the run, which provides money to help fund field trips, assemblies, and classroom supplies. Last year $19,000 was raised. This year the goal is $20,000 with $11,000 collected before the race was run.
Once they connected homes with crossroads villages and carried farm crops to market.
Now they're roads to nowhere, the reason for their existence long gone.
Their remote locations and absence of nearby homes bring new travelers, people who park and party and, when they go, leave their trash behind.
PennDOT announced that crews will open one lane of traffic today on Rt. 372 at the Norman Wood Bridge over the Susquehanna River connecting Lancaster and York counties.
The condition of the bridge has been assessed, and on an engineering basis, while the girder on the north side of the bridge is under repair, one lane of traffic can be safely supported on the south side of the bridge away from the damaged girder.
Quarryville officials are not enforcing a deadline given last month to occupants of a house deemed unfit for habitation.
"We are trying to work with them. They are making progress," Police Chief Ken Work said. "As long as they continue to make progress, we will continue to work with them."
Members of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's Women's Group will be getting a head start on Thanksgiving this week.
The women, with help from the men of the congregation, will be serving their 6th annual turkey dinner at the church, 1199 Valley Rd.
After a few glitches in the first couple of years "we've got it down to a science now," said member Shirley Miller.
When she was battling cancer, Lynn Witmer had the support of family, friends, and her faith.
Now she's helping support a camp that works with young cancer patients.
Witmer, who lives on Truce Rd., is using this year to raise money for Celebration for Life, a nonprofit based in the Southern End. The nonprofit is, in turn, helping fund Camp Can Do, a two-week summer program for young cancer patients and their siblings.
As he approaches his 90th birthday, Bob Book is sure of one thing - he isn't ready to retire.
He's already tried that and he didn't like it.
Book, who ran a shoe repair and sales shop on Quarryville's E. State St. for decades, sold the building 15 years ago.
"I decided I would retire in 2000," he said last week, "but I soon found sitting around wasn't for me."
The Solanco girls cross country team went 3-1 at a meet at Donegal Tuesday, September 29.
The Mules defeated Cocalico 24-35, Annville-Cleona 15-55, and Elizabethtown 25-30, and lost to Donegal 20-41.
It was a mostly miserable week for the Solanco's boys soccer team.
The Mules lost three games in dreary conditions.
Solanco lost 5-1 to a strong Twin Valley team Saturday.
Twin Valley had the wind at its back in the first half and took the lead in the 22nd minute. The hosts made it 2-0 with two minutes left in the half.
The Solanco field hockey team split a pair of games last week.
The Mules lost 6-0 to a very strong Exeter team Saturday.
Exeter outshot Solanco 26-0.
Mules goalie Allyson Osborne made 20 saves.
Solanco defeated Lebanon 4-0 in a rain-shortened game.
Casey Foose tallied twice and Kayli Shaver and Jordyn Herman each added a goal.
Abby Stull and Sydney Robertson each recorded an assist.
The Solanco girls soccer team lost games to Elizabethtown and Lampeter-Strasburg.
Elizabethtown defeated the Mules 8-0 last Thursday.
The Solanco volleyball team had an impressive week, defeating Manheim Central and Conestoga Valley.
The Mules topped CV 25-11, 25-13, 25-22 last Thursday night.
Ethan Cairns of Solanco was the only Section Two golfer to qualify for the district tournament.
Playing on the Mules' home course at Tanglewood Manor Golf Course, Cairns carded a 78 to finish in a tie for 10th at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Championship Monday, September 28.
The Solanco tennis team downed Lebanon 7-0 Monday, September 28.
The Mules won all four singles matches in straight sets.
Number one Marissa Witmer defeated Amelia Kuhn 6-0, 6-0. Erin Gerhart triumphed 6-4, 6-4 over Lydi Haddock. Thea McCullough topped Kelly Cooper 6-3, 6-3. Emily Duvall scored a 6-0, 6-2 win over Katie Bartal.
In doubles, Witmer and Duvall teamed for an 8-3 victory. Gerhart and Faith Reimond prevailed 8-4. McCullough and Alexis Kanuha won 8-1.
Solanco’s JV football team lost 13-12 to visiting L-S on Monday afternoon, September 28. For more photos of the game, go to heraldandchronicle.com.
It's a fundraising tradition almost as old as volunteer fire companies.
Firefighters stand near an intersection and ask passing drivers and pedestrians to fill a fire boot with donations.
Quarryville firefighters did just that on Friday night, July 29. Standing at the intersection of State and 4th streets, they raised $4,000 in two and a half hours.
"We chose that date because it's the Fourth Friday celebration in Quarryville and the fire company was the beneficiary that night," said volunteer and former fire company president Sherry Wertz.
The annual Kevin Regan Memorial Run was held at George A. Smith Middle School on Saturday morning, September 26.
The run is for elementary and middle school students who live in the Solanco School District.
Members of the district’s cross country team help with the event.
Pictured are kids in the race for kindergarteners.