• Ephrata teenager is fifth generation Salvation Army

    Ephrata teen Ian Wettlaufer has discovered that The Salvation Army can make life rather busy. Although members of The Salvation Army are known for their popular bell ringing during the Christmas season, Ian has discovered that it...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Akron event a ‘shoe-in’ to be another good time

      Akron will once again hold its annual “Shoe-In” this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2015. The 2014 Shoe-In runs from 9:30 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. To usher in the New Year,...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Adamstown Area Library books a busy January

    The Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road (Route 272), has a number of events in store for January. Any questions, call the library at 717-484-4200. Following is a rundown: Preschool storytime: Every Tuesday and Wednesday at...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • And the beat goes on…Concerns, contentions are hallmarks of regional police pact that continues to hit snags

    Much more discussion and debate occurred at the latest Cocalico Regional Police Commission meeting on Dec. 23. Disagreements on how everything should be communicated in between meetings, how it’s forwarded, from who to whom, and if it’s...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Mounts hold off Oley Valley

    Confidence breeds success. And the Ephrata boys basketball team is beaming with it right about now. Monday night, in the first round of the Ephrata Holiday tournament, the Mounts raced out to a big lead and then...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • No tax increase for East Cocalico in 2015

    The East Cocalico supervisors delivered a very nice Christmas gift to property owners in the form of a 2015 budget that calls for no tax increases. At their special Dec. 22 meeting, the supervisors adopted the township...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • No tax hike in Ephrata Twp.

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors has approved a 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. “We are not increasing the tax rate which is currently at 1.37 mills,” explained Steve Sawyer, township manager. He...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Late rally lifts Ephrata girls

    After playing a near-perfect first quarter Monday, Ephrata pulled a 180 in a dreadful second stanza in which the Lady Mounts saw what was an 11-point lead on Lampeter-Strasburg turn into a 30-22 half-time deficit. But just...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Njenga Soars at Christmas City

    The Ephrata Track & Field teams traveled to the Christmas City this past weekend and took the Lehigh University sports campus by storm. Mark Njenga, who had a nice start to his junior indoor season just eight...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Hammaker earns All-State nod

    Ephrata senior field hockey goalkeeper Katie Hammaker was selected to the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State First Team, it was announced recently. The four-year starter who recently verbally committed to Brown University, was one...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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