• Cocalico’s DiMatteo, Wealand step down

    The local basketball coaching landscape will look a whole lot different next year. Last Wednesday, Ephrata girls coach Mike Garman announced he is stepping down after 15 seasons at the helm. And Monday morning, it was a...

    • Posted February 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Garman steps down as girls’ basketball coach

    Mike Garman has decided to go out on top.The long-time Ephrata girls basketball coach, who recently won his third Section Two title with the Lady Mounts, confirmed Thursday night that he has decided to resign. He informed...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Elva Stauffer (behind the counter with son Ron) helps provide a home away from home for Cloister
    At 90, Elva Stauffer is still one of a kind

    Whenever Elva Stauffer is making schnitz un knepp, she calls customers from a list she keeps on the wall by the phone at her Cloister Restaurant. “Kumm esse!” Stauffer says, which is the Pennsylvania Dutch saying for,...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Taste of The Town, The Hill is Tops for Food, Fun and Friends

    With its relaxed Cheers-like atmosphere, The Hill is always a hit for fun and flavor. At the The Hill in Ephrata, you’ll find smooth sippin’ tequilas, innovative weekend creations, weeklong entertainment and good friends to enjoy it...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Hoover siblings share intense THON experience

    Being part of a 46-hour dance marathon that raised an incredible $9.77 million to benefit families dealing with pediatric cancer is something Ephrata’s Michael and Kathryn Hoover won’t soon forget. Last weekend’s Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Brady Spangler won’t be 21 until he’s actually 84 years old.
    Leap year Birthday: Wait ‘four’ it…

    Brady Spangler was born at 6 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. And on Monday he’ll finally celebrate his first birthday. Brady, whose mother Jessica works in Ephrata, has waited patiently...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • EASD building ‘Better Future’ for these students

    The Ephrata Area School District’s Project Build a Better Future program is aimed at giving students in need of additional life skills training a boost through a new approach. Based at the Ephrata High School facility on...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Man used online ruse to rob woman at Denver hotel

    A Harrisburg parolee is charged with pistol-whipping and robbing a woman he arranged online to meet at a Denver hotel. Police allege Daryl Dion Walker Jr. arranged meetings using online classified ads, and robbed two of those...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • East Cocalico/Denver police log

    The East Cocalico Township Police Department reported the following: FORGERY: A Luzerne County man defrauded a local horse-breeding social club of over $6,000 by forging checks stolen from a Denver home and making electronic payments for personal...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • West Cocalico — Ephrata police log

    The Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: TRESPASSING: Police were called for a trespassing incident on a property in the 1000 block of Texter Mountain Road in West Cocalico Township Feb. 20. Irvin Ringler, 53, Denver,...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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