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  • Who’s all wet?

      Is there anyone out there who hasn’t been touched,  or soaked, by the great ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? For those not on social media, where videos are being posted constantly, or anyone who has not seen...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • New EMS/EIS principal named as Ephrata, Cocalico open Monday

      Just months after joining the Ephrata Area School District as the new assistant principal at Ephrata High School, Jill Kling has a new title. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Kling was named to be the...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Dee Lynch standing with just some of the items she is donating for sale to benefit EASS
    Carousel sale benefits EASS

      Your head may spin when you get a look at the hundreds of carousel-related items set for the “Pony Up” Sale for Ephrata Area Social Services set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, from...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Shown here is the Cocalico varsity cheerleading squad at NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College.
    Cocalico cheerleaders win awards at NCA Camp

    The Cocalico varsity cheerleading team returned from NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College with many awards including Top Team in the Performance Division, and an award for technical excellence in stunts. The team also earned...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Reamstown AA Reds finish third in Senior Playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds’ season ended on Saturday with an 8-2 loss to the Blue Jays in the losers’ bracket final of the Berks County Senior Baseball League championship tournament at Cocalico High School. The Reds...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata runners (left to right) Spenser Linton, Maddy Fox, Andrea Castillo, Jeremy Reiff, Kyle Lindberg and Sarah Gehman run together in practice.
    Off and running

    ‘Purple Pack’ aims for gold For the past two years, the Ephrata girls cross country team finished third in both the regular season and the season-ending Lancaster-Lebanon League run. The Lady Mounts leave no doubt as to their...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nitch Hatch chips onto the green during last week’s match at Conestoga.
    Mount golfers go 2-4 in first Section match

    A year ago, the Ephrata golf team made the transition from Section Two to talent-rich Section One, and many felt the Mounts would have a difficult time adjusting to the change. However, to their credit, that certainly...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Brooke, age two, hugs her sister, Evelyn.
    Restaurant to hold benefit to help family

    Baby born with rare heart defects has already faced three surgeries A local restaurant is asking the community to come together and help a  family care for their baby. Evelyn Gromlich was born in January with Tetralogy...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Darius Puff, a well-known local Lenni Lenape educator, participated in the 2013 annual Heritage Festival  at the Berks County Heritage Center on Red Bridge Road just off Route 183 in Bern Township, Berks County.
    A gathering of spirits

    Annual Adamstown Intertribal Powwow is a soaring salute by and for Native Americans Though folks usually think of the Pennsylvania Dutch — or Germans — as those with the deepest roots in the Cocalico area, the truth...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Turf
    Turf opener delayed 2 weeks

    Ephrata High’s new turf won’t be ready for Sept. 5 home opener Ephrata High School’s scheduled Sept. 5 game against Cocalico was supposed to showcase the Mount’s new synthetic turf before a full house and a cast...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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