• Ephrata track & field coach John Keller recently resigned after spending 15 years at the helm.
    Keller resigns as EHS track coach

    The coach of one of the most successful athletic programs at Ephrata High School has called it quits. John Keller, who was head coach of the Ephrata High School track and field teams for the last 15...

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  • Cocalico’s Garrett Longenecker (26) and Ben Sola (8) lay the hit on Manheim Central quarterback Evan Simon during Friday’s District Three title game. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Eagles can’t finish it off

    Barons cruise past Cocalico 48-14 to win second-straight District title   A lot of teams have been able to hang in with Manheim Central this year. But when the Barons sense a little opportunity, a crack, they...

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  • Rare tour visits upper floors of Ephrata Cloister

    In the 1920s, the German Seventh Day Baptist Church charged 25 cents to tour the Sisters’ House in the Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. In September, Elizabeth Bertheaud, historic site administrator, gave a 275th anniversary...

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  • Martin, Burkman will marry

      Mr. and Mrs. Ron Martin of Denver recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Julianne Martin, Denver, to Mr. Zachary Burkman, Ephrata. Zachary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Burkman of Ephrata.. The...

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  • Refreshing Mountain adds lighted ziplines, holiday lights

    Imagine ziplining through a winter wonderland of decorations and lights. That’s one of the new options for guests at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center this holiday season. “We’re always looking for creative ways to introduce people...

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  • “FanSchool”

    To be competitive in tomorrow’s world, today’s students need to know about the world at large as well as have an understanding of international current events. At the school board meeting of Nov. 19, Ephrata Middle School...

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  • Life-changing donations

    Julie Sawyer’s unselfish decision to donate a kidney to a stranger as part of an innovative program sparked a positive chain of events that also helped save her husband’s life. Worsening kidney disease left Michael Sawyer with...

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  • Births – Reported Nov. 28, 2018

    FUHRMAN, Ryan L. and Caitlyn, Akron, a son, at Women & Babies Hospital, Nov. 19. GABOR, Ovidiu M. and Hannah (Gehman), Ephrata, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Nov. 23. GEHMAN, Shannon H. and Jamie (Payne),...

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  • Just Be‘Claus’

    Arrives to adoring crowd on Black Friday at Ephrata downtown Christmas celebration The delighted, excited, loud and cheerful cheers of hundreds of children seeing the man in the red suit Friday evening in Ephrata proved, once again,...

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  • Staging a Christmas ‘Wish’: Local youngsters part of holiday musical at Dutch Apple

      While waiting through auditions, Kelly Ann Lynch wished every child could be cast in the 2014 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre’s holiday show. “I knew many of the children there and asked them which Christmas song he...

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