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June 27, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Myrtle Lechner Sacco, 107, of Hammonton, a former financial secretary for St. James Lutheran Church in Folsom, N.J., for 30 years, died on Monday, June 23, at Heritage Assisted Living in Hammonton. "She saw it throughout her own family," son Paul said of his mother's longevity. "Her mother lived to 100. She had an aunt that was 100," and, he noted, her brother, Louis Lechner, is 93. Only two years ago did Mrs. Sacco move from her Hammonton family home to Heritage. "She came here at age 21, to be married, from Vineland," said her son, who is 83. "That was a condition" of agreeing to marriage, he said.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities have released video surveillance of two suspects whom they think are tied to a blaze at a Vineland law firm. The video was taken Jan. 28 around 11:30 p.m., the same time the fire was reported. One of the individuals appears to be carrying a bag, which authorities think has a gasoline can inside. That individual and another walk on West Landis Avenue toward the law firm Helmer, Conley & Kasselman. The two then run away, without the bag, two minutes later. Around 1:30 a.m., nearly two hours later, a fire began at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office in Bridgeton.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
VINELAND Police in Vineland searched Saturday for vandals who damaged statues at two Catholic churches. Officers said they received a call Thursday from officials at Sacred Heart Church, 1010 E. Landis Ave., reporting that statues had been found with faces bashed in, heads knocked off, and hands severed. A few hours later, a similar call came from Divine Mercy Parish, two miles away at 23 W. Chestnut Ave., about statues that had been vandalized. Investigators were examining surveillance video footage Saturday, a spokesman said, and asking anyone with information to call police.
NEWS
January 12, 2014
BASKETBALL NONLEAGUE Woodbury 72, Vineland 67: Chanel Martin scored seven points, grabbed 18 rebounds, blocked eight shots, and had two steals for host Woodbury. Daria Holmes added 13 points, 16 rebounds, and six blocks, and Angela Hayes and Zeaenna Brackett each scored 18 points for Woodbury. Tanasia Russell scored 38 for Vineland. Woodrow Wilson 56, Cherokee 53: Chanelle Perry knocked down four three-pointers and scored 23 points to lead visiting Woodrow Wilson. Ciarah Bennett added 13 points for the Tigers.
SPORTS
November 1, 2013 | By Brandon Stoneburg, Inquirer Staff Writer
Less than 30 seconds into overtime, Caroline Shinske took a pass from Kayla Bertolino and buried it in the net to lift Shawnee to a 2-1 win at Bishop Eustace in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer matchup Wednesday. The Crusaders held a 1-0 halftime lead on a Taylor Trallie goal. But the offense went quiet when Brianna Davis was substituted in at goalkeeper for the Renegades. Kayla Bertolino tied the game with nine minutes left in regulation on an assist from her older sister, Julianna.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Brandon Stoneburg, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Moorestown girls' soccer team's seven-game winning streak nearly came to an end Monday night at Paul VI. A rally in the last 10 minutes helped Moorestown squeak by, 2-1, in a nonleague game. Paul VI had taken a 1-0 lead with 15 minutes left in regulation when Jacki Carty redirected a corner kick and scored. With nine mintues remaining, Maggie Handlan rebounded a corner kick and scored from just outside the box to tie it at 1-1. One minute later, Marie McCool found herself alone on a breakaway and buried the game-winner for the Quakers.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dodd Terry wasn't particularly surprised to find his Clearview boys' soccer team locked in overtime Wednesday with visiting Kingsway. After all, Terry said, every Clearview-Kingsway game typically comes down to one goal. And what a goal it turned out to be. Brett Milden's snaking free kick midway through the first overtime gave Clearview a 2-1 win and kept the Pioneers alive in the Tri-County Conference Royal Division race. Milden, a senior midfielder who had scored earlier, took the kick from about 22 yards, just to the left of the box. He bent the ball around the wall and tucked it into the top corner by the far post.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Nearly 60 years after that frightening first encounter, Kevin Kirchner can still picture the eccentric old man and his strange Dr. Seuss-like castle on Mill Road in Vineland. Kirchner remembers his full beard, long hair, and penchant for scaring visitors by popping out of a maze of tunnels. Kirchner was 5 years old when he toured George Daynor's so-called Palace of Depression, originally opened by its creator with P.T. Barnum-like energy in 1932, during the Depression.
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four members of the Nine Trey Gangsters, a notoriously violent set of the Bloods gang, have pleaded guilty to a Vineland homicide and face sentences of up to 15 years. The four are Almeen Palmer, 36, of Atlantic City; Steven Armstead, 33, of Millville; and Quason Blake, 25, and Kelsey Smith, 26, both of Atlantic City. All admitted to taking part in the Jan. 23, 2006, murder of Leroy Lindsay, 23, whom they confronted in his Vineland apartment for having "disrespected" a Nine Trey member.
NEWS
June 16, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Glenn Gross and Ed Willis had been searching for an avenue to dive into the barbecue business when a "brownish-orange-colored, barn-looking building" along South Delsea Drive in Vineland, N.J., kept catching their eye. "We just kept driving by this place, looking at it and saying, 'Man, that looks like a barbecue restaurant,' " said Willis, 55, of Gloucester Township. That's where the two longtime friends opened the first Fat Jack's BBQ & Blues. The original site is now closed and their business partnership has changed, but their barbecue acclaim has spurred them to national exposure.
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