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Sisters Recognized For Achievements August 23, 2017

Ashley Moog-Bowlsbey and Kaylee Moog, daughters of Robert and Donna Moog of Felton, were recently recognized for their academic achievements.

Ashley graduated from Indiana University School of Art & Design in Bloomington, Ind., on May 5 with a master's degree in photography. Her fiance, who is now her husband, along with her sister, sister-in-law, and parents, attended the ceremony.

Kaylee has been accepted and is attending Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she will study to become a veterinarian. She was presented her Class of 2021 lab coat at the Coating Ceremony on July 23, with her parents in attendance. Kaylee completed her undergraduate studies at Wilson College in Chambersburg and is currently a registered vet technologist.


Deppen-Kuchan August 23, 2017

Michael and Susan Deppen of York have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Deppen, to Timothy Kuchan, son of Thomas and Mary Pat Kuchan of Chalfont.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Dallastown Area High School and a 2012 graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is employed by Dempsey, Weiss and Associates as an executive assistant.

The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Central Bucks High School South and a 2012 graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is employed by ABC Supply Company as a branch manager.

A September wedding is set to take place at the Elmwood Park Zoo.


Heiner-Lapp August 23, 2017

The wedding of Candy Lapp and Nick Heiner took place on July 29 at Dover Community Park. The Rev. Kathy Mercado officiated at the noon ceremony. Friends of the couple provided music for the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Inez Kifer and Orville W. Crowe Sr. of Frostburg, Md. She graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg in 1990 and from Penn Foster Career School. She completed a photography program in 1996 and 2013 and an administrative program in 2017. She is employed by Starbucks Coffee Company in Manchester.

The groom is the son of Barbara and John Heiner Sr. of Virginia Beach, Va. He graduated from Central York High School in 1993 and from York Technical Institute. He also served in the U.S. Navy. He is employed by Starbucks Coffee Company in Manchester.

The maid of honor was Tiffany Altland of Dallastown, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaids were Dorothy Haley of Red Lion and Katie Wilson of Mechanicsburg.

Serving as best man was Earl Haley of Red Lion. Groomsmen were Austin Kifer of York, son of the bride, and Raymond Wilson of Mechanicsburg. The usher was Jim Harvison of Lebanon, godfather of the groom.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white above-the-ankle wedding dress with a white silver wrap with rhinestones around the waist. She wore a veil with pearls on the top with a small veil covering her face. She carried a silk bouquet of red roses with white baby's breath.

The reception will be held at a later date.

Following a wedding trip to Ocean City, Md., the couple resides in York.


One-Room Schools Reunion Set August 23, 2017

The Upper Oxford Township One-Room Schools Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at noon at Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, in the social room. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and memorabilia.

The program will include a video of the one-room school dedications in 2016. The history room, featuring displays about the schools' history, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make reservations, call 610-932-9718 or email


Rickards-Wise August 23, 2017

The marriage of Tara Wise and Steven Rickards took place on July 29 at Calvary Monument Bible Church in Paradise. Pastor Bryan Sanders officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and JoAnn Wise of Nottingham.

The groom is the son of Brian and Jacqueline Rickards of Coatesville.

The matron of honor was Tracy Mensch, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Herr, Rachel Rettig, and Rebekah Pierce.

Serving as best man was Alex Rickards, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Vince Hartman, brother-in-law of the groom; Caleb Rickards, brother of the groom; and Ethan Wise, brother of the bride.

The reception was held at The Commons at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Providing music for the ceremony were Nancy Anderson, pianist; Lacey Bensing, violinist; and Timothy Pierce and Emily Pierce, soloists.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an ivory/alabaster gown with an illusion Sabrina neckline trimmed in satin, a bodice adorned with lace appliques, and a pleated cummerbund cinched the waist. Tulle buttons covered the back zipper, and the gown ended in a chapel-length train. The bride carried Perla roses, pale peach carnations, and baby's breath.

After a wedding trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, the couple resides in Atglen.


One-Room Schools Reunion Planned August 22, 2017

The Fairview Township, York County, one-room schools will hold a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Red Land Valley Church, 3553 Lewisberry Road, York Haven, in the Activity Center. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Place settings and beverages will be provided. Friends and family are welcome.

For more information, call Edie at 717-712-3120 or Pat at 717-938-2375.


YCABC Seeks Award Nominations August 21, 2017

The York County Agriculture Business Council (YCABC) will host the 32nd annual Agricultural Recognition Banquet on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York, in Old Main Hall. The purpose of the banquet is to recognize the accomplishments of the agricultural community in York County.

Nominations are sought for the Farm Family Award and the Ag Industry Award, which have been presented annually since 1988. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 4. Readers may contact Gabrielle Wentworth at 717-887-6465 or for a nomination form.

The criteria for the selection of the Farm Family Award are as follows: excellence in farming, excellence in production quality, dedication to agriculture, community involvement, participation in agriculture-related organizations and activities, and positive lifestyle example.


Dohm Receives Master's Degree August 21, 2017

Regan Dohm of Downingtown received a master's degree during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wis., on May 12.

Dohm earned a Master of Science in environment and resources at the Institute for Environmental Studies.


Patkin Earns College Degree August 21, 2017

Joshua Patkin of Downingtown graduated from Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, N.Y., this academic year.

Patkin earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration entrepreneurship.


Haugs Celebrate 45th Anniversary August 21, 2017

James and Paula Haug of Columbia celebrated their 45th anniversary on Aug. 26. They were married on Aug. 26, 1972, in the chapel at the former First English Lutheran Church in Columbia.

They are the parents of Patricia Haug; Jennifer, wife of James Jones; Jessica Haug; and Pamela Haug. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. James' parents are Carl A. Haug of Columbia and the late Anna Arndt Haug.

James is retired from the Columbia Post Office and Lancaster Newspaper. Paula is employed at QVC.


Lister Receives Field Hockey Recognition August 17, 2017

Senior Taylor Lister has been recognized as one of five University of Delaware field hockey players to be named a preseason All-CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) honoree. The team is a four-time defending conference champion and captured the program's first-ever NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in 2016.

Lister garnered CAA All-First Team, CAA All-Tournament Team, and NCAA All-Tournament Team accolades a season ago. Lister also received NFHCA regional All-American First Team status.

Lister is from Hummelstown.


Longreen Accepted Into Honor Society August 17, 2017

Gabrielle Longreen has been accepted into Lampda Alpha Nu, the National Honor Society for Anthropology. This year, she will be the treasurer for the National Honor Society and the Anthropology Club at West Chester University, where she is a junior.

Gabrielle is a 2015 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School, and she is the daughter of Charles and Danette Longreen of East Hanover Township.


Students Earn Degrees August 17, 2017

Several local residents have received degrees from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 33rd semiannual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 students.

The local graduates were as follows: Julia Wheeling of Landisville, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care management; Theresa Snavely of Manheim, Master of Science in Nursing in leadership and management; Brandon Canty of Manheim, MBA in IT management; and Alicia Glassmyer of Mountville, Master of Education in learning and technology.


Junior Supervisor Recognized For Service August 16, 2017

During a Lower Oxford Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Aug. 9, a resolution was passed unanimously recognizing Gabrielle Murphy for her service as junior supervisor.

This is the first time that Lower Oxford Township has appointed a junior supervisor, and township officials were pleased with the results. "She did a terrific job. We're very proud of her," supervisor Ron Kepler said.

It was Murphy who originally contacted township officials, asking if they had a junior supervisor and proposing that she fill that spot if they did not. She was appointed to the position on Sept. 14, 2016.

The position of junior supervisor allows a selected high school student to attend board meetings, participate in discussion and add a younger generation's viewpoint to township matters. A junior supervisor does not vote and is not allowed to attend executive sessions.

In Murphy's case, she was able to contribute to the township in additional ways by helping select a new color of paint for the township meeting room.

She attended meetings throughout the year, often commenting on items that affect younger residents such as parks and traffic. She made a significant contribution when she stepped in to take notes for minutes at several township meetings when secretary Sara Laganelli was unable to attend.

Looking back on her year with the township, Murphy is grateful for the experience. "I am so thankful. It was incredible. I've learned so much," she said. "It's definitely broadened my horizons."

Murphy graduated from Oxford Area High School (OAHS) in June. At OAHS, Murphy was involved in FBLA, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the Helping Hands Club and Leo Club. She was Student Council vice president and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, plus she played the flute in the concert and marching bands.

Soon after her final meeting as junior supervisor, Murphy traveled with her family on a vacation to national parks prior to starting college at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. She plans to double major in international business and political science, as well as pursue a minor in Spanish.

Based on her experience, Murphy would suggest other students consider becoming involved in local government. "I would encourage any student to take advantage of this opportunity. It was such an enthralling experience," she stated. "It's not an opportunity to be passed up."

At this point, the township supervisors do not have a replacement for Murphy lined up, but they are open to the idea of continuing the position. "We got a good student. She set some pretty high standards," Kepler said.


Class of 1957 Holds Reunion August 16, 2017


Hess Family Plans Reunion August 16, 2017

The Hans Hess family will celebrate 300 years in America with a pig roast on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Promised Land Camp, 220 Boyscout Road, Conestoga. The event will also be the 45th John Hess reunion.

The reunion will begin with a 10 a.m. brunch. At 11 a.m., attendees will travel to the family's four main burial sites: the graves of Hans and Magdalena Hess at Baumgardner Cemetery, the Byerland Mennonite Church cemetery, the River Corner Mennonite Church cemetery and the David Hess Farm on Sickman Mill Road. The group will then return to the camp for a historical presentation at 3 p.m. and the pig roast meal at 4 p.m.

Hans Hess and his wife, Magdalena, were born in Switzerland. They eventually crossed the Atlantic in 1717 with their six children to find freedom to worship and live their lives by the principles of the Bible. Hans first purchased a tract of land from the Penn family near Willow Street and then sold it to buy a larger piece for his growing family. He cleared the land for farming, made friends with Native Americans living nearby, and built a special altar to God, where he gave thanks for God's blessings in his life.

To register for the reunion, readers may call 717-314-9683 or email


Apol Named Appell Fellow August 16, 2017

Matthew Apol, a 2007 graduate of York College, has been named as the sixth recipient of the college's Appell Arts Fellowship.

After graduating with a dual major in fine art and graphic design, Apol worked as a graphic designer for Toys "R" Us, Bright Logic, and The Creative People Group. He then opened and operated CrossFit Momentum, a personal fitness facility in Nyack, N.Y. Upon selling his business, Matt returned to York in 2016 to pursue his career in the arts.

The Appell Fellowship was established in 2012 through a gift from the late Louis Appell Jr. Last year, the Anne and Philip Glatfelter Foundation added its support to continue this program, honoring the legacy of Appell while supporting the ongoing growth of the York arts community.

The Appell Fellow works from a dedicated studio in York College's Marketview Arts building, honing skills both in his/her craft and in promoting the arts in the community. Previous Fellows include Rita King Whitney, Kree Weide, Dillon Samuelson, Anya Felch, and Cody Bannon.


Bowlsbey-Moog August 16, 2017

The wedding of Ashley Ealice Moog and James Curry Bowlsbey IV took place on Aug. 5 in Felton. Pastor Tim Hodge officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Providing music for the ceremony were DJ Big Dave and Betty.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Donna Moog of Felton. She graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School in 2008, from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2012, and from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., in 2017. She is employed by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster.

The groom is the son of James C. and JoAnn Bowlsbey III of Airville. He graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School in 2008 and is employed as a welder at GEA Systems, York.

The maid of honor was Kaylee Moog of Felton, sister of the bride, and the matron of honor was Megan Moog of Felton, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ashley Picker of Airville, Kelsey Hare of Red Lion, Juss DiSciullo of Coatsville, and Erica Shallcross of York.

Serving as best man was Darryl Hill of York. Groomsmen were Shane Bowlsbey of Airville, brother of the groom; Adam Picker of Airville; Ron Desper of Airville; Charly Himmel of York; and Brandon Moog of Felton, brother of the bride. The ring bearer was Kaden Moog of Baltimore, great-nephew of the bride.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a full-beaded, vintage, mermaid-style gown, and she caried succulents with greenery and baby's breath.

The reception was held in Felton.

After a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in Airville.


Xing Named To Dean's List August 16, 2017

Jiaqi Xing of Lititz has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

The honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.


Reyher Named To Honor Roll August 16, 2017

Megan Reyher of Honey Brook was named to the honor roll at the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, for the spring 2017 semester for earning a semester grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.

Reyher is majoring in psychology.

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