• Ephrata’s Cameron Eisenhauer (front) tries to escape the grasp of Tommy Rayhart of Big Spring during the first round of the District Three Tournament Friday in Hershey. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eisenhauer wins two, claims top eight position

    Cameron Eisenhauer’s first taste of Hershey was a bit bittersweet for the wrestler. Sweet because the Ephrata senior performed admirably, going 2-2 overall in his first District appearance and finishing in the top eight of his 195-pound...

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    Marino nabs top seed in District 200 free

    After turning in one of the top individual performances of the Lancaster-Lebanon Swim Meet, Cocalico junior Sam Marino has gone from the hunter to the huntee heading into this weekend’s District Three Championships. Marino, who won four...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Thurl McKeever, a 98-year-old bowler, recently rolled a 500 series in his Senior League held at Dutch Lanes. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Two years shy of 100, McKeever bowls a 500 series

    It’s hard to get Thurl McKeever too worked up about anything these days. In his mind, every day is a gift, and that’s the way he approaches everything, including his bowling. So when the 98-year-old recently rolled...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Quick hitters

    I was faced with a difficult challenge this week. Try putting thoughts together and writing complete sentences with a head cold that fights like Joe Frazier in a 15-round title bout. When your mind is on meds,...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Denlinger staying in race

    Don’t count Gordon Denlinger out just yet. Denlinger last week failed to earn the county GOP’s endorsement for his bid to take the state senate seat Mike Brubaker will vacate in 2015. But, despite criticism already leveled...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Rental ordinance debate advances

    Ephrata Borough on Monday moved closer to establishing a new rental ordinance aimed at curbing disruptive behavior by tenants in the borough’s nearly 2,300 rental units. Several council members and a 45-member audience attended the development activities...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Murder suspects could face death penalty

    Accused murderers Adam Lynch and Ryan Schannauer could face the death penalty. The Lancaster County District Attorney would not rule out that possibility following their appearance before District Judge Tony S. Russell in Ephrata Monday. Police charged...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Grace McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15. Grace celebrated her birthday with family and is shown with (left to right) her son Richard McCoy, granddaughter Laurie Fisher and her husband Wayne Fisher, daughter-in-law Suzanne McCoy, and great-grandchildren Jillian and Clay Fisher.
    Celebrating 101 years young

    Grace McCoy is 101 years young. McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15 at Fairmount Homes with her family and enjoyed a slice of her favorite birthday cake, chocolate with peanut butter icing. Her advice to everyone...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Going Out Guide

    Swing Street Swing Streets offers an entertaining mix of vocal and instrumental jazz Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Cafe at Ten Thousand Villages, 240 N. Reading Rd., Ephrata. Call 7218400. Indoor Flea Market Upper Leacock...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Slideshow – Athletes in Action

    Morgan Stauffer takes a swing during the Ephrata Wiffleball Tournament this past weekend. Photo by Stan Hall

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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