• Deaths of local interest – February 26, 2014 Edition

    Donald L. “Donnie” Nelson, 66, of Landisville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Clarence J. and Eloise (Dugan) Nelson. Donnie was the husband of Lisa (Rohrbach)...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Justin Eberly and Kelly Vanneman
    Eberly, Vanneman will marry

    Justin Eberly and Kelly Vanneman of Wernersville recently announced that they will wed. Kelly is the daughter of Patty and Bill Vanneman of Douglassville. She obtained a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College and currently...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Danny Paisley & Southern Grass will perform Fivepointville Fire Hall March 1.
    Danny Paisley & Southern Grass visit Fivepointville

    The Farm Country Shindig continues with an evening of Bluegrass music March 1 at the Fivepointville Fire Hall along Route 897 in Fivepointville. Bob Paisley, the founder of Southern Grass, passed away on 2004. Since then then...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Ivan and Irene Burkholder
    Burkholders celebrate 60 years of marriage

    Ivan and Irene (Zimmerman) Burkholder of Akron recently celebrated their 60th year of marriage. The couple was married Feb. 21, 1954 in Hinkletown. Ivan grew up on a farm with 15 siblings. He was a long-time truck...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Roland Zimmerman
    Roland Zimmerman Family announces upcoming shows

    The Roland Zimmerman Family is pleased to announce its upcoming performances in the area. The venues and times are as follows: March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Welsh Mountain Home, March 9 at 7 p.m. at...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Births – February 26, 2014 Edition

    AUGHINBAUGH, Charles Chad and Erica (Weaver), Stevens, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, Feb. 19. AKULOV, Ruvim and Alina, Womelsdorf, a son, at Ephrata Community Hospital, Feb. 17. CANDELARIA, Michael L. and Ashley (Goodman), Adamstown, a...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Matthew McConaughey plays a rough and wild working man diagnosed with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Photo courtesy of Universal Studios
    ‘Nebraska’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ – Reel Reviews

    Oscar contenders As the Oscars approach, Reel Reviews continues to take a closer look at nominated films, this time with “Nebraska.” The Alexander Payne-directed (“The Descendants,” “Sideways”) film is up for six awards including Best Picture and...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • The area was gripped by the gas crisis in February of 1974. In top photo, area firefighters and police search a home on Hemlock Road in Ephrata which had illegally stored 334 gallons of gasoline. In bottom photo was one of the gas ration stickers placed on cars, which indicated whether a driver could buy gas on an odd- or even-numbered day during the week. (Review file photos)
  • Curriculum change

    Click to see slideshow Freshmen at Ephrata High School will choose a curriculum for the first time in 1964 10 Years Ago Wednesday’s Ephrata Review Issue of Feb. 25, 2004 • Anticipated vote -A vote regarding the...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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    Ephrata man charged with attempted burglary

    The Ephrata Police Department reported the following: ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – Police responded at approximately 10:55 p.m. Feb 13 for a call of a male attempting to break into the complainant’s house, in which he broke a window...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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