• Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the District 3,200 meter run on Friday. Lefever broke the school record on his way to a silver-medal performance. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Lefever, Njenga come on strong

    Lead EHS contingent of seven to qualify for States Ephrata athletes saved their best for last at the District Three Track Meet at Shippensburg University on Day One Friday. Senior jumper Mark Njenga, on his final attempt...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Patrick Gallagher (right) slides into home safely as Lower Dauphin catcher Matt Kephart bobbles the ball. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Mounts impress in first round win over LD

    Advance to face Muhlenberg in Thursday’s Quarterfinals While Ephrata finds itself with one of the best records in all of District Three, the Mounts really have been a sporadic club offensively all season long. For the Mounts...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer stands on the medal stand after winning the District shot put gold Friday. Stauffer added a gold in the discus on Saturday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Golden moments: Stauffer wins shot and discus; four others claim District medals

    Emily Stauffer’s signature event is the shot put. The University of Missouri bound star has vaulted herself into one of the nation’s elite in that event. The discus, meanwhile, is still kind of a work in progress...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Typically held on the third Saturday of month at The Whistle Stop, The Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market is on hiatus in 2016. Photo by Patrick Burns.
    Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance

    Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will continue, run by new groups. By Patrick Burns For the first time since 2013, the Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market no longer buzzes on the third...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s 121st graduation will be its first live-streamed

    Ceremony set for June 2 at War Memorial The Ephrata Area School District announced this week that next week’s graduation ceremony, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday June 2 at War Memorial Field (weather permitting), will be streamed...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Shown from (left to right) are: Parke Lesher (son-in-law), Sharon Lesher (daughter), Irma Schlott, Sandy Schlott (daughter-in-law), and Walt Schlott (son)
    Ephrata woman celebrates 104th birthday; says ‘live a clean life’

    Irma Schlott is quite an amazing lady. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday, May 18, at Ephrata Manor with friends, family and Ephrata Manor staff singing Happy Birthday as she entered the room. With a beautiful smile...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • The cross in the grove behind Peace United Church of Christ in East Cocalico Township will be the site of the new Adamstown non-denominational Memorial Day remembrance Monday morning. Photo courtesy Peace United Church of Christ.
    Amvets plan Ephrata Memorial Day program

    In a joint effort between the American Legion Post No. 429, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1933, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3376 and the Amvets Post No. 136, a Memorial Day program will be held beginning...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • The new Ultimaker 3-D printer has already elicited smiles among the students and faculty at Cocalico High School. Photos courtesy Cocalico Area School District.
    Grateful for Grants

    The Cocalico High School technology education department on April 18 was the proud recipient of a $3,430 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase a 3-D printer and accompanying supplies for the 2016-17 school year. Though the...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Police log for Ephrata & East Cocalico, May 25

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: DISORDERLY CONDUCT: James Burkey, 63, Denver, was charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance in the 500 block of Locust Street, Denver Borough, at 4:44 p.m. May 14....

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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