• Changing tracks

        “This is not a police problem, it is a community problem.” That was the foundation established by a group of about 30 community leaders from civic groups, secular organizations, police, and the business district who...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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    Former Hawk Valley golf pro, George Kelec, dies

      George Charles Kelec 90, WWII veteran, former E. Coc. District Magistrate, OMPH member George Charles Kelec, 90, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Linhart to the...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department will present The Sound of Music April 25-26. Shown are some of the cast members (left, back to front) Nic Stauffer as Captain von Trapp; Brielle Pfeiffer as Marta; and Natalie Mull as Gretl; (middle, back to front) Katie Colton as Brigitta; Noah Powlus as Kurt; Halle Snyder as Lousia; (right, back to front) Stephanie Beiler as Liesl; Kevin Litchfield as Friedrich; and Hannah Smith as Marie.
    Sound of Music to hit the stage

      Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved classic, The Sound of Music. On the heels of the historic television production, the EHS Drama department brings the Broadway favorite to Ephrata April 25-26....

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Deaths of Local Interest – April 23, 2014

    Judith Zucker Clark, 81, of Rothsville, passed away April 13. Born in Royal Oak, Mich., Judith once worked as a park naturalist after earning her bachelors degree in biology from Cornell University. She loved her family and...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Rebecca C. Weaver, 87, member of Denver Mennonite, worked at Spring Glen Fresh Foods

    Rebecca C. Weaver, 87, of 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, formerly of Denver, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Fairmount Homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enos S. Weaver, in 1997. Born in Westover,...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Viola (Fritz) Hess, 96, Walter M. Moyer supervisor, Zion’s Reformed UCC member

      Viola (Fritz) Hess, 96, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Golden Living Center of Lancaster. She was born in Brecknock Township to the late William and Lizzie (Glass) Fritz and was the wife...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Jean M. Burkholder, 86, born in Adamstown

    Jean M. (Summers) Burkholder, 86, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster. She was born in Adamstown and was the wife of the late Abram M. Burkholder. Jean is survived by...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Skating on to something new

    China banks. Pier seven’s. Fly outs. Spine transfers. At times it may have seemed like people were talking a whole different language when borough leaders and local youth came together last Thursday evening to discuss plans for...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Harold V. Kutz Jr., 77, Salem Reformed member, Phils fan, enjoyed bowling, bicycling

    Harold “Sonny” V. Kutz Jr., 77, of Royersford, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Parkhouse Providence Pointe, Pottstown. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harold Sr. and Edna V....

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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    Leonard D. Lewis, 82, Ephrata, served the USAF in Vietnam, Korea, avid coin collector

      Leonard D. Lewis, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born in Texas and was the husband of Vennisha Lewis, with whom he shared 33 years of...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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