• Former Cocalico studentscharged in Clay murder

    Neighbors remember Adam Lynch as “trouble” not long after he entered Adamstown Elementary School as a fifth grader just before Christmas break in 2003. “There was a group of them Lynch hung out with around town –...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Finding comfort through care

    The death of a child can have long-term devastating effects on the lives of parents. It is a tragedy that can have lasting negative emotional and physical consequences. Recovering from such a loss is extremely challenging even...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • John W. Hocking, founder of The Shopping News, dies

    John W. Hocking, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 19 at Landis Homes, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in West Grove to the late John W. Hocking Sr. and the late Reba (Effinger) Hocking Marshall. John...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Snow daze

    Ephrata Area School District’s safety study scheduled for Tuesday had one problem. That problem: Safety concerns prompted the district to cancel classes. It was the district’s fourth lost snow day as the area was buffeted Tuesday with...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Boy hit by car ‘stable, alert’

    Ephrata Police investigated a person struck by a vehicle at 5:46 p.m. Jan 20. The 16-year-old Ephrata boy was struck by a vehicle traveling north on N. Reading Road. The boy sustained traumatic injuries and was taken...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Eagles, Mounts gear up for L-L Tourney

    With most of the regular season dual meet schedule in the books, Ephrata and Cocalico wrestlers will now turn their sights on the L-L League Tournament, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 at Garden...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Mounts, Eagles battling for final playoff spot

    It’s officially a sprint to the finish in Section Two L-L Boys Basketball, and the key race will involve Cocalico and Ephrata battling for that final playoff spot. Heading into Tuesday night’s games, which were postponed (see...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Girls teams have work to do down the stretch

    If the season would end today, both Cocalico and Ephrata would be on the outside looking in as far as the L-L League girls basketball playoffs are concerned. Who would have thought that when the season began?...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Cocalico swimmers split with CV

    The Cocalico High School swim teams earned a split last Thursday at the Ephrata Rec Center in a home Section Two meet vs. Conestoga Valley. The CHS girls, behind a pair of individual victories each by Sam...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Achey honored for 40 years as Reamstown Fire Chief

    Nearly a hundred area firefighters and municipal officials honored, and then roasted Harvey Achey at Weaver’s Banquet Hall Jan. 11 at the annual Reamstown Fire Company Appreciation Banquet. “It was a lot more than I expected,” said...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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