As is printed every week at the top of page one, this paper has been serving the community for over 116 years. Thanks to the Lancaster and Christiana historical societies, this history has been preserved.The original documents from 1892 to the time the name changed to Post Ledger during the 1950s are safely stored with the Lancaster Historical Society. They have been copied on microfilm, and those reels are stored at Christiana Borough Hall.
The microfilm process was done in two sections. The first section completed up to 1915 and was done by a representative from the Lancaster Historical Society. The three major contributors to the cost of this endeavor were Christiana Borough Council, the late Warren Ammon, and the Christiana American Legion. The second section was a cooperative effort between a representative from the Lancaster Historical Society and members of the Christiana Historical Society. We at the Post Ledger understand the importance of preserving history and feel a need to peek back into the past to remind us of days gone by. The following article, which, as the title, "Local Happenings; Home Matters Briefly Told", suggests, is more of a community update column than anything else. This particular column was printed 100 years ago on July 4th. News in this form graced the front page for decades.
If there is an article or event that you remember from the past and would like to see reappear in print, contact the Post Ledger with the date of publication and the news topic you are interested in. We will do our best to locate the article and print it in an upcoming paper.
Home Matters Briefly Told appears in this issue on Page 9A. Look for it in the Post Ledger every week.