• Playing for the Pope

    Ephrata native Dara Burkholder Morales, professional violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra,  played for Pope Francis  by Patrick Burns Dara Burkholder Morales told her mother she was having “another day on the job” while in Philadelphia last week. “Well,...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Benson attends leadership conference in D.C.

    Cocalico High School sophomore Sophia Benson spent 10 days of her summer at a National Student Leadership Conference at The American University in Washington, D.C., where she participated in the law and advocacy program. Benson had the...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 1
  • A core celebration…Annual AppleUmpkin Fest set for Oct. 17

      The 12th annual Adamstown AppleUmpkin Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Adamstown Community Grove, just off Route 272 and adjacent to the community pool. The festival features...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • CHS seniors in the trades excelling on exams

      Cocalico seniors who enrolled in full-time programs at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center last year “demonstrated exemplary performance” on national exams, according to district administrators. Ella Musser, assistant to the superintendent, reported results from...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Cocalico Corner. Dear Readers: It was a Miss-take. Really, it was!

    I learned a long time ago that a newspaper is only as credible as the facts it prints. That was drilled in me as a journalism student at American University where a misspelled name or misplaced comma...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Nina Plaksin is 2015 CHS homecoming queen

    Senior Nina Rachel Plaksin, daughter of David and Maria Plaksin of Denver, was crowned 2015 Cocalico High School homecoming queen. To assist with her college and career goal, Plaksin is enrolled in or has taken television production,...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Jacob Kreider Kurtz Jr., Ephrata native, WWII vet, ran Kurtz Precast, traveled cross country with Miss America

    Jacob Kreider Kurtz Jr. died Sept. 24, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital after a lengthy debilitating illness of Parkinson’s disease, which he fought valiantly. He resided at Luther Acres, Lititz. Jake was born in Ephrata, the son...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • In Denver, streetlights and a bridge dominate discussion

      With the clock ticking on Denver Borough’s $227,400 grant to assist with street-light privatization, officials discussed three cost options for the LED upgrade project at the Monday, Sept. 28, council meeting. “There is the ‘required basic’...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Kenneth J. ‘Pitt’ Pfautz, 64, Ephrata H.S. grad, worked for Cloister Spring Water, loved music

    Kenneth J. “Pitt” Pfautz, 64, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster. He was born in Ephrata to the late Eugene Melvin Pfautz and Miriam A. Mellinger; and was the...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0
  • Donald Joseph Mahlandt, 77, Ephrata, Air Force vet, Pennfield director of sales, OMPH parishioner

    Donald Joseph Mahlandt, 77, of Ephrata, passed away at home Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, following a struggle with ALS. Don was born May 2, 1938, in Litchfield, Ill., son of the late Henrietta (Schwab) and Verne Mahlandt....

    • Posted September 30, 2015
    • 0