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    Serious crash injures 2013 Ephrata HS grad

    Police suspect speed may have factored into the serious crash – involving a 2013 Ephrata High School graduate – along a sharp curve in Earl Township (Crash photos by Kirk Neidermyer). A 2013 Ephrata High School graduate...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Ephrata resident Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped,  was the first to take part in the food truck experiment Tuesday. Despite a constant drizzle and some snow flurries, her dessert truck attracted lines of library patrons and loyal customers who track her travels on Facebook.
    Food trucks ‘booked’

    Library begins new fundraising endeavor; furloughed workers return The Ephrata Public Library staff is again at full strength. Library director Penny Talbert on Monday welcomed back 10 of 11 employees furloughed in November due to a budget...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Reinholds VFW members, others in area prove worthy stocking stuffers

      The Reinholds VFW Post No. 6759 worked in tandem with The Stampin’ Up Club-Reinholds and the Cocalico School District in supporting the Stockings for Soldiers program for Christmas 2014. Amanda Marshall, an employee at the Reinholds...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • A little library romance in Adamstown

    The Friends of the Adamstown Area Library will conduct the annual “Glance at Romance” book sale beginning Monday, Jan. 26, and continuing through Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 — or while supplies last. Library staff and volunteers decorate...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • A courtly group

      Six senior boys have been elected to Cocalico High School’s Sir Valentine Court — and one of them will be crowned “Sir Valentine.” The court is selected annually by the senior class. An assembly is set...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Horse manure! Zoning hearing board action puts supervisor comments out to pasture

    It was a matter of horse manure that spooked West Cocalico Township supervisors at their Jan. 20 meeting. Just how much horse manure can a property handle? Well, in West Cocalico, there’s an ordinance that spells it...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Fox Brooke development still pending in East Cocalico

    It’s called a development, but progress has been slow when it comes to Fox Brooke, the proposed 89-acre community on Route 897 across from Rose Hill in East Cocalico Township. At the Jan. 15 supervisors meeting, an...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Richard Roland Houser, 82, past president of Akron fire company, EMM Sales mechanic

    Richard Roland Houser, 82, of Akron, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at his home. He was born in Ephrata to the late Roland Rollman and Pauline (Thatcher) Houser and was the husband of Jane Dorothy (Shreiner)...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Gudrun P. Slaymaker, 68, Ephrata, born in Germany, enjoyed cooking and gardening

    Gudrun “Goldie” P. Slaymaker, 68, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to the late Georg and Irma Treiber and was the wife of Bradley J....

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Cecelia M. Crills, 79, Ephrata, Cinderella, Dutchmaid seamstress, enjoyed bird watching

    Cecelia M. Crills, 79, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Farmersville to the late Paul and Madeline (Martin) Burkholder and was the wife of Robert S. Crills with...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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