All posts by Editor

  • January Denver Women’s Club meeting set

      The Denver Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at Faith United Lutheran Church in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Bertheaud from the Ephrata Cloister Associates will present a program on 18th-century...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Cocalico School District toes tax line

      Members of the Cocalico School Board have voted to stay within the state’s pre-determined tax index for 2016-17. That means residents won’t see their property taxes increase more than 2.9 percent. Districts can ask for exceptions...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Denver 2016 budget contains no tax increase

      Denver Borough Council members ended their year with a minimum of discussion but with a nice belated Christmas president for their constituents: No tax increase in 2016. Council unanimously approved the 2016 budget on Monday, Dec....

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • New members join Denver Borough Council

    John P. Palm and Todd S. Stewart took their seats at the Denver Council Jan. 4 meeting and, cast their first votes with their veteran council mates to re-elect Blake Daub as president. Palm works as a...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • 100th Farm Show time!

    This year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show marks its 100th anniversary. The largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits, the PA Farm Show is held Jan. 9-16...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: No cop out for Burns

    The newest West Cocalico Township supervisor is a man with a plan to protect and serve the adopted municipality he has come to love over the past 30 years. Republican Ray Burns, who ran unopposed in both...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • Snowbound memories

    Revisiting the Blizzard of ‘96 It was 20 years ago this week when snow idled Ephrata and the extended region for days. Mention the Blizzard of 1996 and you’ll see faces light up while people recollect events...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • West Cocalico board reorganizes: New member, new chair at table

      A new name was added to the West Cocalico Township board of supervisors, but the face is familiar to the public and officials alike. Ray Burns took the oath of office Monday morning, Jan. 4, just...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • A shoe drops in Akron as the New Year begins

    by Dick Wanner In its ninth year, the 2016 Akron Shoe Drop had some 500 people ring in the New Year with their neighbors and out-of-towners. Akron Mayor John McBeth offered that crowd estimate which he made...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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  • It’s status quo in East Cocalico

      Change was clearly not in the air as the East Cocalico Township Board of Supervisors reorganized Monday, Jan. 4. No supervisor rotated into a different leadership position as they nominated and approved Douglas Mackley as chairman,...

    • Posted January 6, 2016
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