Quarryville police are looking for the hit and run driver whose truck collided with a horse on W. State St. Thursday afternoon, February 25.
The diesel Ford pickup was passing a horse-drawn carriage in front of 250 W. State St. when the truck driver gunned his engine.
A grant will help the Solanco Little League go greener.
The $5,000 Land O' Lakes Foundation grant will help pay for a rainwater collection and storage system at the league complex on Kirkwood Pike, said league president Ken Crank.
"We're going to collect rainwater off the buildings and store it in a tank. We'll then use the water to irrigate the ballfields," Crank said.
While the fields normally don't need irrigation, that can change during the summer.
Learning to fight fire
Some come from families with long histories of volunteering with local fire companies. Others have no family firefighting tradition when they join the Quarryville Fire Company.
But the younger members of the all-volunteer company share a desire to help the community and learn new skills.
"When I see people in need, I want to be able to help," said Sarah Jones.
Jones is one of nearly a dozen young members, some just 15 years old, who have joined the fire company in recent years. She has been pleasantly surprised by the reception she's received.
The Pajama Game, a musical comedy, will be presented March 10, 11, and 12 at Solanco High School.
Directed by Jennifer Pasko and Erin Brubaker, the story begins in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is 1954 and the workers are protesting for a seven-and-a-half cent raise.
When he was 14, Thurston "Wink" Hassler started working in the family business.
He went full-time when he graduated from high school in 1939 and, with time out to serve in the military during World War II, stayed with the business until he retired in 2000.
Over the years, the business changed drastically.
"The biggest change is the variety and the number of items we've added. It's out of this world," he said. "Back then, we had two kinds of cereal - corn flakes and oatmeal. Now the assortment is fantastic and everything comes in umpteen sizes."
The seventh annual Go-Fore Golf fundraiser at the Quarryville Library is shaping up to be one of the event's better years.
"We have more sponsors than last year and those sponsors have contributed more than last year," said Randi Kennedy, the library's youth services coordinator.
Although they haven't set a formal target, "our goal is to have the event go as well as it did last year," Kennedy said.
The thermometer was struggling into the low teens and gusts were creating streamers of snow.
Neil Uniacke wasn't thinking about wind chills and snowdrifts. He was thinking about softball.
Uniacke, director of New Hope Community Life Ministries, was planning New Hope's second annual church softball tournament.
"We had some great competitions last year," he said. "Many of the larger churches have enough people to substitute throughout the day."
Members of the congregation of Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church and their new pastor had eight months to get to know each other before he was officially installed.
The Rev. Donald Costlow came to the church on May Post Office Rd. last April as an interim pastor.
Thanks to a change in the Lutheran Synod's rules, he was also eligible to become the congregation's long-term pastor.
From her first visit, Cheri Crow liked the Quarryville Library.
The board supports the library staff, the atmosphere is good, and the programs are outstanding, she said.
Those are some of the reasons she decided to make the move from a large county system to director of a rural library.
"I like working with the public and this is a chance to do that," she said last week.
Fulton Township's newest piece of equipment arrived 10 months after it was ordered.
Just in time.
The township's 2016 four-wheel-drive dump truck, complete with new salt spreader and snowplow, arrived at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22.
And went to work four hours later.
"We loaded it up and it went out the door at 5:30," said supervisor and roadmaster Mike Church.
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.
Winter’s on its way out.
Followers of Octoraro Orphie made the prediction official during annual Groundhog Day ceremonies on Tuesday, February 2.
Squads from the Refton Shale Belt to Puddle Duck Creek reported that groundhogs appeared earlier that morning and did not see their shadows. That, according to folklore, means winter’s nearly over. If the groundhogs had seen their shadows, winter would hang around.
PHOTOS: Comfort food fundraiser
By the time the first customers arrived, members of the Solanco Girls Softball Association had been working in the Hoffman Building's kitchen for eight hours.
That's how long it took them to make about 500 quarts of pot pie.
Most of the quarts went home with the purchasers.
"A good portion are for takeout," said event co-chair Michelle Sexton.