• Cocalico Regional Leaders endorse School Resource Officer

    Cocalico School District won a two-year Safe Schools grant to implement a School Resource Officer (SRO) program. The grant awards the district $60,000 for school year 2018-2019 and $30,000 for 2019-2020. Regional leaders from Adamstown, Denver, East...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Owen Morrongiello (9) makes the hit on Octorara’s Haydyn Wrigley during Friday’s game at War Memorial Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Mounts reach .500 mark

    Blast Octorara 42-6 to finish season at 5-5 There are certain times in games when one play or one call can set the tone for the rest of the night. That was the case for Ephrata Friday...

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  • Ephrata’s Andrew Foster (left) battles it out near the lead at the one-mile mark Saturday at the District Three Championships. At right, Ephrata’s Mary Campbell (left) and Alyssa Fedorshak run side by side during the girls’ AAA race at Big Spring. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Foster claims District silver

    Will be joined by Fedorshak, Campbell and Cocalico’s Kreider at States The weather at Saturday’s District Three Cross Country Championships at Big Spring High School was dreadful to most. Wind, rain and lots of mud made the...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Claire Schwartz (35) wins a headball during Tuesday’s District Semifinals vs. Central Dauphin at Hersheypark Stadium. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Rams edge Ephrata in District semis

    Lady Mounts to play for third place, State berth, Saturday While the field was tilted toward the Ephrata net for much of the second half Tuesday at Hersheypark Stadium in the District Three girls’ 4A Semifinals, top-seeded...

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  • Esther F. Fox, Worked at Root’s, Green Dragon, traveler, active at Middle Creek COB

    Esther F. (Bollinger) Fox went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 27, 2018. Born on July 17, 1931 in Clay Township, she was the daughter of the late Edward K and Emma...

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  • John R. Hollinger, 84, mason, mechanic, carpenter, owned Hollinger’s Service Station, Phillies fan

    John R. Hollinger, 84, West Cocalico Township resident, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at The Gardens of Lititz. He was born on June 28, 1934 in Lititz, son of the late Charles and Ella (Roth) Hollinger. John...

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  • Charles ‘Chuck’ H. Cadiz, 92, WWII vet, co-owned and founded Manada Golf Course

    Charles “Chuck” H. Cadiz, 92, of Ephrata, and formerly of Harrisburg and Phoenixville, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Ephrata Manor. He was the loving husband of the late Winifred (Bower) Cadiz, and son of...

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  • E. Dale Hornberger, 90, EHS grad, Army vet, credit manager, leader in Manheim area

    E. Dale Hornberger, 90, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2018, at the Masonic Health Care Center in Elizabethtown after a brief illness. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late...

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  • Deaths of Local Interest – Oct. 31, 2018

    Ruth Blough Stoltzfus, of Lancaster, died Oct. 22 at Landis Homes, Lititz. Ruth attended evening classes earning an LPN certificate and worked in nursing homes in Akron and Lancaster. She was active in child evangelism and went...

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  • Lititz Kid-Lit Festival celebrates 10th anniversary Nov. 10

    Aaron’s Books recently announced that the 2018 Lititz Kid-Lit Festival. Featuring, authors and illustrators of best-selling books for kids of all ages, will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Linden Hall School for Girls, 212 E. Main...

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