• Let the festivals begin!

    Rails & Ales puts the season on the right track Over the weekend, I attended the inaugural Rails & Ales brewfest at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and by far, the museum is one of the best...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Funk brings funny to Reamstown

    In his online biography, comedian Zach Funk describes Ephrata as “the kind of place where biology and debate class is the same thing (and) you can get into arguments about the minutia of manure.” “Ephrata was a...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Moyer tabbed to succeed Garman as EHS girls coach

    After an extensive coaching search, Ephrata has decided to promote from within to fill its vacant girls’ basketball position. At Monday’s monthly Ephrata school board meeting, Todd Moyer, an assistant in the program for the past five...

    • Posted April 18, 2016
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  • One of the new operating rooms in the recently opened section of the Health Pavilion at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Photos courtesy of WellSpan Health
    Hospital opens latest phase of health pavilion expansion project

    WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital has opened the latest phase of its ongoing health pavilion expansion project — featuring four new operating rooms, an endoscopy room and a post-anesthesia care unit. Once completed, the $47 million project will...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Farlow was presented with a gold ball and a sign in commemoration of reaching the 1,000-career kill plateau during last Thursday’s match vs. Lebanon. Photo by Steve Heydt.
    Farlow reaches milestone as Mounts stay perfect

    As a team, the Ephrata boys volleyball team is in the midst of what looks to be a history-making season. And the leader of that bunch made some history of his own last Thursday in a Section...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Library ‘building’ Exploratorium

    Five-phase plan would create revenue generator & more space A new bridge will not be the only major improvement coming soon along Route 272, according to Penny Talbert, executive director of the Ephrata Public Library. In a...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • EHS reacts to loss of classmate & friend

    The untimely death of 16-year-old Zach Shellhammer April 5 cast a void among his junior classmates, Ephrata High School students, the entire district, and beyond. Students, faculty, friends and parents this week remembered the joy Zach had...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • CHS senior wins a top national writing award

    Emily Gerber, a senior at Cocalico High School and the daughter of Frank and Karen Gerber of Stevens, has won two national medals in the Scholastic Writing Contest, according to the high school English Department. Her short...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • What’s in your ballot?

    Trump listed sixth on primary ballot; Ephrata Borough’s second-ward poll moves to Keystone Villa Looking at the April 26 GOP sample ballot may leave voters scratching their heads. For instance, you might wonder: Why is the Republican...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Cocalico area police log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: WARRANT: A pregnant East Cocalico woman was found with a syringe and several heroin packets when police picked her up on two warrants. Kate Witwer, 28, the first block...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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