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.
It is, borough officials say, one of the most dangerous intersections in Quarryville.
There are several problems with the intersection of Lime St. and E. State St., borough manager and former police chief Ken Work said last week. One is the shear volume of traffic using the intersection.
When he was growing up, Jay C. Groff Jr. wanted to get out of Quarryville.
Groff, who was raised on S. Hess St., left the community after graduating from Quarryville High School in 1940 and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Some people have been planning summer activities since the first week in January. Others are waiting until spring is closer.
Those with firm schedules have been reserving space in five Southern End municipal parks, local officials said recently.
Cash found in TownsEdge Shopping Village last November has been turned over to the person who discovered it.
"We gave it back to the finder," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week of the $600 discovered on November 17.
Quarryville police are waiting for a ruling from the state treasurer's office to determine what will become of cash found and turned in late last year.
"If it was identifiable property like a Rolex watch, it would go to the state and be listed in their unclaimed property. But I'm not sure what they will say about cash," Quarryville Police Chief Clark Bearinger said last week.
The cash was found in the area of the TownsEdge Shopping Village on November 19 and turned over to police.
Police wanted to return the money promptly.
That hasn't been possible.
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.
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.
Rebuilding one of Second Street's three blocks will be Quarryville Borough's major project in 2019.
"We will reconstruct the street and install new curbing," Borough Manager Ken Work said last week. Once the work is done, property owners will have to install new sidewalks.
An Army veteran who grew up in Quarryville and a sixth grader will be the featured speakers at the community's annual Memorial Day commemoration.
Smith Middle School student Raif Groves will be giving his second speech at the annual event. In 2017, he delivered a speech that had earned him a prize at the Cocalico speech competition.
Quarryville was around for 101 years before it became a borough. That came in 1892, when it was officially established, separating it from Eden Township.
Now the borough is preparing for a low-key celebration of its 125th anniversary as a separate municipality.
"We started thinking about this in February," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We thought it would be a neat thing to hold a little commemoration."
The celebration will be held on Monday evening, December 4.
Aaron Haun wanted to become a police officer in a small town in Lancaster County.
Quarryville Borough needed to hire an additional cop.
The two goals came together on February 6 when Haun, 26, was sworn in as Quarryville's fourth full-time police officer. He started work the following day.
"I grew up in Lancaster County and lived in Drumore for a while," Haun said. "I like small towns and the idea of working in one."
He, his wife, their son, and his step-daughter live in the county.
Haun is also a member of a U.S. Army Reserve unit based in West Chester.
He joins patrol officers Cheryl Thompson and Charles Grimasuckas and school resources officer Chris Dilworth. Police Chief Ken Work also serves as the borough manager. The police department also has several part-time officers.
When she finally steps down from her part-time position in Quarryville's borough office, Diane Hastings will remain on call in case her replacement has questions.
Her replacement, Valeria Keene, is also on call when her replacement as Bart Township's secretary-treasurer has questions about the job.
Hastings has been working part-time at the borough for several years. She works several days a week, except when the quarter water and sewer bills are being compiled and mailed. Then she can work five or more days at a time.
Three weeks ago they graced living rooms across the Southern End.
Decked out with tinsel and ornaments, lit from top to bottom, evergreens sheltered presents waiting for Christmas day.
Last Friday, 159 of them returned to nature, stripped of decoration and chipped into mulch, waiting to be spread along Eden Township's section of the Low Grade Rail Trail.
Crews from Quarryville Borough and Eden Township took just over an hour to grind the trees up and truck the chips to the trail parking lot along Bushong Rd.
They will be back early in February to recycle the trees that are now piling up in the parking lot of the SECA Pool on Memorial Drive.
New poles topped by old lights were supposed to be in place on Memorial Park's lower field before softball season got underway.
It didn't happen.
PPL was going to erect new ones at no charge.
That's not going to happen, either.
Quarryville Borough's new mayor swore in two fire police officers Thursday night, February 4.
Although he's served in borough positions for more than 30 years, this was John Chase's first official act as mayor.
Appointed earlier this month, he replaces Joy Kemper, who has been the borough's mayor for the past six years.
In a hearing that lasted just under 20 minutes, Quarryville Borough's zoning hearing board approved a special exception and two variances that will allow Quarryville Fire Company to add on to its E. State St. station.
Kyle Munro didn't miss a day of school during his last semester at Solanco High School.
But what he learned during the three hours before he headed off to class in his final semester at Solanco reinforced his decision about how he will spend much of his adult life.
Munro will go to Lebanon Valley College in August where he will begin studying criminal justice.
The first of 106 Hometown Hero banners began appearing on Quarryville's E. 4th St. last week.
By the time the work is done, the banners will hang on utility poles on 4th St., East and West State St., S. Church St., S. Hess St., and S. Lime St. There will also be a few on Park Ave.
Susan Griffith, a member of Quarryville's borough council since January 1, 2014, has resigned.
Griffith submitted her letter of resignation last week, council president William R. Mankin said Monday. She cited personal reasons, Mankin said.
Quarryville Borough is asking four neighboring townships to help pay for the local fire company's workman's compensation insurance.
"We've been talking about this for several years," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We want the surrounding townships to pay their share."
The borough has been paying the entire cost of the insurance, just over $21,000 for the coming year.
A contractor started tearing down a house on Quarryville's Park Ave. this week to give children in the adjacent elementary school more room to play.
The project will also give the Solanco School District additional parking space for Quarryville Elementary School and the district's administration office.
Although the pillars flanking the entrance to Quarryville's Memorial Park have been restored, members of a local club think there is more work to be done.
The pillars were rebuilt a year ago and rededicated last November. Those pillars carry the names of men who were killed in World War I and World War II.
The restoration work began in the fall of 2012.
Some of the records sealed in boxes may be valuable or provide insights to Quarryville's history.
"Some of them date back 75 or 100 years or more," said Quarryville Borough Council President William Mankin. "Some are pretty historic. We don't want to throw those away."
Most of the records, however, are worthless. There are hand-written police reports from the 1970s and paid water bills going back even further.