Patton grows greener, gets new national award

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Patton Project Gardens creators Kim Hisler (left) and Betsy Ballard (right) display the school's Green Flag award with Principal Timothy Hoffman (fourth from left) and a group of students from the Family and Consumer Science program.

Fertilized by the Patton Project Gardens, the Charles F. Patton Middle School is continuing to cultivate national recognition – along with a plethora of fresh produce. On Wednesday, May 27, a representative from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) visited the school to announce that Patton is the first school in Pennsylvania to achieve the NWF’s prestigious Green Flag award. Kim Martinez, NWF’s regional education manager…

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Police apprehend 2nd burglary suspect

Updated at 4:15 with apprehension of second suspect An investigation into a smash and grab burglary at the Classic Game Junkie store in the Parkway Shopping Center has resulted in the apprehension of two suspects, West Goshen Township Police said in a press release. Police said Michael J. Haffelfinger, 20, of West Chester, was taken into custody on Wednesday, May 27; he was charged with…

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Frank B. Weiland Jr. of West Chester

Frank B. Weiland Jr., 90, of West Chester, formerly of Wayne, died May 23. Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Frank B. and Helen (nee Martin) Weiland. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Frank was a financial controller for Weiland Packing Company and Plumb Hardware in Philadelphia. Frank was an avid Eagles fan…

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Dorothy E. Gilken (nee Algier) of West Chester

Dorothy E. Gilken (nee Algier), 94, of West Chester, died May 25. Born in 1921 in Casper, WY, she was the daughter of the late Margaret and Gilbert Algier. Dorothy loved to travel and spend her time outdoors. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Charles N. Gilken; the loving mother of Margaret Henderson (James) of Downingtown and Robert Gilken (the late Gina) of…

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