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  • soistmann
    Dr. Theodore L. Soistmann Jr., 80, Ephrata, was superintendent of Ephrata School District 1983-98

    Dr. Theodore L. Soistmann Jr. (Ted), 80, of Ephrata, went home to be with his Lord Dec. 16, 2014 at The Ephrata Manor surrounded by his loving family. Born in Camden, N.J., he was the son of...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Still time to watch…

      OK, we are going to keep it really light and simple in this final week before the big day. While we spend a great deal of time reminding our children and others around us the reason...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • EASD Assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer will resign
    Asst. superintendent Schlemmer resigns

    The passing of an era was marked Monday night at the Ephrata Area School District board meeting as members accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer. For the past 27 years, Schlemmer has been an active...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • The annual Lantern Tours program will be held at the Historic Ephrata Cloister on Fridays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, and Saturdays, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.  Playing the roles of people from Ephrata's past will be the Student Historians of the Ephrata Cloister, local junior and senior high school volunteers.
    Ephrata Cloister Lantern Tours set

      Have you seen it? Up in the sky! It’s a comet with a fan of six long tails. What could it mean? Discover what people thought when The Great Comet appeared in 1744 at the annual...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • ER20141217_CSocAnnStyer
    Styers married 50 years

    Raymond H. and Betty Ann (Schaeffer) Styer of Ephrata celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12. They were married Dec. 12, 1964 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster. Pastor Carl Fredericks officiated. Ray is a retired...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • ER20141217_CSocWedZimmerman
    Zimmerman, Fasnacht married at The Country Barn

    Katrina Fasnacht and Kleon Zimmerman, of Ephrata were married Nov. 15 in Lancaster. Reverend Tim Craven officiated the ceremony. Katrina is the daughter of Ann Fasnacht, Ephrata. She earned a bachelor of arts in communication from Temple...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • ER20141217_Capplebees2829
    McGruff shows his ‘Claus’

    Neighborhood Santa program once again brightens holiday Now in its sixth year, the Neighborhood Santa program helped 54 children and their families have a little Christmas here in the Ephrata area last Saturday morning. Events with Santa...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • ER20141217_CobiNoltJolene
    Jolene M. Nolt, 22, Ephrata, CNA, member of Weaverland Mennonite Church

    Jolene M. (Martin) Nolt, 22, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. She was the wife of Andrew Martin Nolt. Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of John Weaver and Brenda J. (Stauffer) Martin...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • ER20141217_CobiLeiningerVernon
    Vernon J. Leininger, 87, Reinholds, Master Farmer, woodworker, enjoyed showing sheep

    Vernon J. Leininger, 87, Reinholds, died Dec. 9, 2014, following a brief illness. Born in West Cocalico Township, a son of the late C. Warren and Sallie H. (King) Leininger, he was the husband of Allegra H....

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Marian Elizabeth Slawecki, 89, member of Ephrata Women’s Club, Meals on Wheels volunteer

    Marian Elizabeth (Kline) Slawecki, 89, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at home in Union Township, Berks County. Born in Royersford, she was the daughter of the late Erma Elizabeth (Coffin) and Howard E....

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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