• Lynn B. Gockley, 56, EHS grad, driver for Summers

    Lynn B. Gockley, 56, Stevens, died at home Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Born in Ephrata, a son of Mary E. (Shank) Gockley, Ephrata, and the late Eugene M. Gockley, he was married to Sharon K. (Steffy) Gockley....

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Joan I. Kimball, 90, was skater with Ice Capades

    Joan I. Kimball, 90, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, Del., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Ephrata Manor. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Earl W. and Gladys J. (Rippon) McLeod, she was the...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Mamie L. Rissler, member of Weaver Pike Mennonite

    Mamie L. Rissler, 86, of East Earl, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Noah and Susie G. (Landis) Martin and was the wife of...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Nancy J. Bollinger, had dry cleaning stores, homemaker

    Nancy Jane Bollinger, 68, of Ephrata, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late John Benton and Beatrice Ann Buohl White. At one time, Nancy...

    • Posted January 22, 2014
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  • Field for 99th seat becomes more crowded

    The race for the 99th Legislature District House of Representatives seat just got a little bit more interesting. Thomas E. Wentzel and David H. Zimmerman, both of East Earl, and Linda Martin of Ephrata, have all announced...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Historic Schantz farm sells for more than $2M

    Buyer not disclosed; sale of property and antiques draws huge crowd More than 750 people turned out to witness the auction of one of Ephrata’s historic farms on Saturday. The 78-acre Schantz farm on Springville Road in...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Body identified in Clay Twp.

    Determined to be missing Berks County woman; homicide investigation begins Two weeks after 23-year-old Berks County resident Ashley Lynn Kline went missing, her remains were found by two people on Laurel Road in Middle Creek Wildlife in...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Locals excel at PA Farm Show

    The Pennsylvania Farm Show just wrapped up its 97th year. The nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, the eight-day-long expo draws more than 400,000 visitors and 300 commercial exhibitors annually. The show’s theme this year was “Made in...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Tunnel vision in Akron

    Council gives final OK to take trail under Main St. Though it only takes a few seconds to cross Main Street in Akron, it’s taken quite some to decide how that will be done when using the...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Proposed rental rules rile borough landlords

    About 100 attend meeting Tuesday; local attorney claims proposal unenforcable Ephrata Borough wants to quell disruptive behavior among renters that occupy 2,325 rental units in the borough. But a 16-page proposal ­ which would make landlords legally...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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