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  • Cloister social experiment

    Finally, the day I had anxiously anticipated for months had come and I could not wait to get down to the Ephrata Cloister for a rare tour of the upper floors of the Saal and Saron buildings....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Scout’s honor 70 years in the making

    Doris White, a former Ephrata resident, who now resides at Cornwall Manor, received her 70-year membership pin recently from representatives of the Cedars Service Unit at a Foxfire meeting at nearby Camp Furnace Hills. She joined Girl...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Flying pumpkins spice up downtown this Saturday

    Pumpkins will become projectiles once again with the return of the Ephrata Mini Punkin Chunkin Contest Oct 18. The 3rd annual Ephrata Get Your Gourd On event will take place in downtown Ephrata from 9 a.m.-1 p.m....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
Mike Wenger, executive director of TNT Youth Ministry, leads group time at the Mohler Church of the Brethren. Area youth can attend any of the three centers in the Ephrata area for a safe and positive place to hang out.
    TNT Ministries looks to provide safe place for youth

    TNT Youth Ministry has a message for the Ephrata community. They have a safe and positive place for teens to hang out. “We just want to put the word out there that we have these youth centers...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
Who will wear the crown Friday night when Ephrata High School announces its 2014 Homecoming Queen during half-time of its game against Pequea Valley at War Memorial Field? Shown are the candidates (left to right) Mackenzie Lagaza, Andrea Castillo, Katie Hammaker, Morgan Weaver, Kelly Liebl, Emily Yarger.
    Queens for a night

      Andrea Castillo is the daughter of Pedro Castillo and Berna Romero. Andrea has participated on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also plans to continue to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    Alverta B. Buch, 97, Doneckers retiree, was 75-year resident of historic Buch farmhouse

    Alverta B. Buch, 97, Lititz, was listening to her favorite hymns and surrounded by her family when she passed away peacefully Oct. 1, 2014 at Moravian Manor. Born in Ephrata Township, she was the daughter of the...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Holocaust survivor Hirt speaks Thursday

    The Adamstown Area Library and Peace United Church of Christ, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, host Holocaust survivor Joseph Hirt on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. The library hosted Hirt in August. During that presentation he...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • ER20141015_CobiNussbaumDonferd
    Donferd D. Nussbaum, 78, Akron, was CPA, Lions Club member, enjoyed sports, theater

    Donferd D. Nussbaum, 78, of Akron passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, at a nursing facility in New Jersey. He was born in Dalton, Ohio to the late Noah and Agnes Nussbaum and was the husband to the...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • A cop out? Issue of potential withdrawal from intermunicipal police force a concern

    It was a slow and deliberate process of contractual review on Oct. 7 but, in the end, the Adamstown Borough Council seemed more inclined to support the agreement for a regional police force which would include neighboring...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • ER20141015_CobiTexterLeon
    Leon L. ‘Tex’ Texter, 80, Denver, bricklayer at Glen-Gery Brick, avid outdoorsman, yard worker

    Leon L. “Tex” Texter, 80, Denver, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in his daughter’s Adamstown home under hospice care. Born in Vinemont, a son of the late Elwood and Helen (Drybread) Texter, he was married to Peggy...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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