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    Ring in the New Year at the Penguin Hotel

    They say that the Penguin Hotel got its name because it was so cold that only penguins would want to hang out in the winter. That’s not quite true. As it turns out the Penguin Hotel is...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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    Happy New Year from Tire Consultants

    It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost here. At Tire Consultants, they wish you a very Happy New Year. Now that winter is here, you can be sure that snow will be in the forecast. Along...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • This was the scene in Akron one year ago as the traditional town celebration welcomed the new year.
    Shoe dropping New Year’s Eve in Akron

    Akron will hold its annual Shoe-In this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2018. The 2017 Shoe-In will go from 9 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. This year’s event again features free food, a...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata has three alums currently playing in the Penn State Blue Band that is set to leave for Arizona and the Fiesta Bowl Thursday. They are (left to right) Ethan Fasnacht, Ben Hartranft and Calvin Walker.
    EHS has three grads heading to Fiesta Bowl with the PSU Blue Band

    Ethan Fasnacht is looking forward to wearing shorts and t-shirts in winter, something he is getting used to doing in late December as a member of the Penn State marching band. A 2016 Ephrata graduate, Fasnacht is...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Brandon Novak shares path to opioid recovery

    The opioid addiction is here and there is no denying it. Retreat at Lancaster County is trying to curtail what has been happening not only in Lancaster County but all over the United States. Retreat’s Alumni Organizations’...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Students greet school board president Tim Stayer during the computer presentaion. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata students display computer skills

    Susan Halsey’s fourth grade class displayed problem solving abilities using iPads and DOTS at the December Ephrata Area School Board meeting at Clay Elementary School. DOTS are small coding robots that resemble brightly colored plastic baseballs. They’re...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Trey Griffen (40) follows up a rebound for two big points during last Wednesday’s win over Ephrata. Mounts players Zack McGillan (44), Xavian Rodriguez (33) and Dilyn Becker (20) defend on the play. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Eagles handle Mounts 53-41

    After starting the season with one win in five tries, Cocalico was looking for any kind of a confidence boost to get things going. What better way to get it than by earning a big win over...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Review File Photo Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (facing), shown here during the State Tournament a year ago, won his 99th career bout to help the Eagles remain unbeaten with a 39-26 victory over Solanco last Thursday
    Fromm wins 99th as Eagles down Mules

    Cocalico senior Ben Fromm earned his 99th career victory last Thursday night in Quarryville to help propel the Eagles to a 39-26 victory over host Solanco in Section One wrestling action. Fromm earned a hard-fought 5-2 decision...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata winter track opens season at Ursinus Holiday Open

    The Ephrata Indoor track & field team traveled to Ursinus College on Saturday December 23 to open their 2017/2018 season. With a large field of competitors along with some quality competition, the local team from Ephrata did...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Addie Landis (left) makes a pass around Ephrata defender Amanda Gauthier during last Wednesday’s game in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Eagles stun Ephrata for first win of the season

    Shaking off a 9-3 first quarter deficit, the Cocalico girls’ basketball team rallied for a stunning 34-17 win over backyard rival Ephrata last Wednesday for their first win of the 2017-18 season. The win completed the evening’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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