Solanco FFA Chapter's small engine repair team finished third in the annual competition held Tuesday morning, March 15.
Member Austin Peinhardt was sixth in the individual competition and Cole Rankin was ninth.
Children turned out for an Easter Egg hunt at Memorial United Methodist Church, Quarryville, on Saturday morning, March 19. The kids dressed for the chilly weather on the first day of spring. Click read more to view photo gallery.
An About Boating Safety Course will be given at the Muddy Run Recreational Center on Saturday, April 9.
The course will be presented by members of Lancaster Flotilla 19-04, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Eight Southern End spans are among 31 to be replaced in the next two years.
Five will be done between June and November of this year. The others will be replaced in 2017.
"We expect to have specific start dates within a month," said Dan Galvin, a spokesman for Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners. Plenary Walsh is overseeing the projects, which are part of Pennsylvania's rapid bridge replacement project.
Drumore to repay fuel fund $235,000
Drumore Township will move $235,000 from its general fund to the liquid fuel fund this week.
The transfer was demanded by state officials, who claim the township misused money more than a dozen years ago.
The township will keep the money, but will have to use it for road work rather than other expenses.
Trips can be as stress-free and enjoyable as an afternoon cup of tea with friends.
John Day and Marian Yoder will share tips on how to travel to Europe, or closer to home, in a friendly and easy manner.
Day and his late wife and Yoder and her husband have been overseas nearly 40 times.
"When we travel, we have so much fun," Day said.
From that experience, they have put together a program to help others travel.
Bank will close Penn Hill branch
Howard Bank will close its branch in Penn Hill, Fulton Township, on June 3.
It is the only branch the Maryland-based bank has in Pennsylvania. Howard acquired the Penn Hill branch when it took over the assets of the former NBRS Financial. NBRS, formerly National Bank of Rising Sun, was seized by the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation on October 17, 2014.
Solanco book swap still growing
By last Wednesday morning, organizers had already gathered nearly 1,000 volumes for the third annual Solanco High School book swap.
"The kids seem more willing to part with their books now that they know this will continue," said junior Dallas Absher.
"We've had more people bring in books this year," junior Erika Barr added.
Students and teachers began contributing books last Tuesday; books will continue to come in until this Tuesday.
Donors receive one coupon for every book donated. Those coupons can be exchanged for different books.
Students at Clermont Elementary School spent Friday reading from Dr. Seuss books and taking part in other activities as the school celebrated Read Across America. Click read more to view photo gallery.
The Southern Lancaster County Historical Society is working to preserve old records on new technology.
Society volunteers have been scanning old photographs into a central database that researchers can use.
Now the the society has purchased a new scanner that can input most of a broadsheet newspaper into one file.
Members are beginning to scan copies of the Quarryville Sun and the Sun-Ledger, weekly newspapers that served the Southern End until 2009.
"We have a budget. Are we going to get the money? That's the question," said Dr. Timothy Shrom.
Dr. Shrom, Solanco School District's business manager, was talking about two budgets. One, $30.3 million, is for the current 2015-16 school year; the other, $31.5 million approved in preliminary form, is for the 2016-17 school year that begins July 1.
One of the biggest changes for this year's Bart Township Fire Company auction won't be on the sale grounds in the village of Georgetown.
"We will have team parking at more farms," said sale chairman Reuben Petersheim Jr.
Until this year, there have not been enough places near the sale for families to tether their horses.
"We're going to have more farms along the shuttle bus route," Petersheim said. "There will be signs at the end of the driveways where there's team parking."