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Octorara Contemplates Diving Into Aquaponics

Octorara Area School District leaders are splashing local headlines with talk of making their already-strong agriculture programs even better by diving into a new aquaponics adventure. “This will be a step above what other schools are


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Runge Makes Waves In Lancaster

The cynics around here always say Octorara School District only makes the news when something bad happens or when one of the high school sports teams does something remarkable (like go 22-2 for instance!). Bad news


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Route 30 Head-on Accident Scene Descibed By KVFD

This description and picture of Saturday’s head-on collision on Route 30 in West Sadsbury Township a mile west of Sadsbury Commons and Walmart is courtesy of Pete Mango and the Keystone Valley Fire Department: On Saturday


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Octorara Student’s Projects Shine At Annual Ag Fair

More than 1,000 people took advantage of the weekend’s blue skies and warm sun to take in Octorara High School’s second annual OA-BEST agriculture fair all day Saturday. With 1,735 farms spread across Chester County, 99%


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OA_BEST AG-Sciences Fair Saturday

LancasterOnline’s article detailing what is billed as “an old-fashioned agricultural fair” happening at Octorara High School on Saturday is worth taking in. The article, written by local reporter Debbie Wygent, describes the OA-BEST Expo, set to


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Bread’s BBQ’ing A Home In The ‘Burg

Debbie Wygent, LancasterOnline’s local reporter, picks up where David Jones left off last week profiling Anthony Williams and his new Bread’s BBQ & Soul Food eatery at 321 Main Street in Parkesburg. According to Wygent’s article, when people


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What’s The Matter With Octorara’s Track?

LancasterOnline focused on Victory Brewing and the Octorara Community Stadium Task Force’s May Black Tie and Blue Jeans event to raise money to repair the high school track. As mentioned earlier this week, the track around


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Lancaster Newspaper Covers Octorara’s School Security Debate

Local LancasterOnline reporter has a thoughtful and balanced article in today’s online edition about this week’s Community Forum focused on security on Octorara Area School District’s Highland Road Campus. The forum, sponsored by the Octorara School District, gave parents, residents,


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Octorara Board Debates Security Measures, Funding

What do you do if you’re an Octorara School Board member and the state hands your district $40,000 in a no-strings-attached grant to increase security on the district’s Highland Road campus knowing your campus sits less than 10


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Octorara Students Gain Real World Experience

LancasterOnline reporter Debbie Wygent has an informative article about Octorara High School’s innovative cooperative career and technical program in the paper’s online edition. The program, run by high school guidance councilor David Rutledge, places high school


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