• Boarding kennel changing hands

      Horton’s Boarding Kennels has new owners. Lisa and Dean Martin have sold Horton’s Boarding Kennels to Tammy Carroll and Tom Lascoskie of Reading. The sale will be final Dec. 31. The kennel, located at 940 Schoeneck...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Same place, new look: Park Place Diner renovations complete

      The Park Place Diner has a brand new look. After six months renovations are complete, and the diner, located at 2270 N. Reading Road, Denver, has received a “complete facelift,’ according to owner Louie Antonellos. Owners...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Shown (left to right) are Jim Brown, Josh Herdman, David Boland and Cindy Mellinger, all members of the Christmas Committee, holding one of the banners displayed around town promoting their efforts to raise money to ‘save the Christmas lights.’
    A Brighter Christmas: Merchants Association Working to Raise Money for Lighting Up Downtown

    Bringing Christmas back to downtown Ephrata. That is the goal of the Ephrata Merchants Association as they work to raise $17,000 to light-up the downtown. “And along with that, as we bring the downtown back to what...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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    Ephrata Cops in Pursuit of a Cure

    The Ephrata Police Department is in pursuit and asking for the community’s help as they chase after a cure for breast cancer throughout the month of October. Cops in Pursuit of a Cure is a fundraiser started...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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    Popular toy store settles into its new home

    Ephrata’s welll-known The Fun-est Toy Store Ever! has settled into its new home at the Cloister Shopping Center. The store officially opened at 108 North Reading Road Jan. 30. Located where Pet Value used to be, owner...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Denver family thankful for THON

      The Palm family of Denver knows how one word can change your life forever ; cancer. However, they also know some good can come from a bad experience too ; Penn State’s THON. “Our family consists of...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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    Letter carrier recovering after hit-and-run

    An Ephrata letter carrier is home and recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Dec. 26. Mark E. Jobes, 64, was struck at 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Church and West Locust streets. He...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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  • Volunteers from Leo’s Helping Paws gather around the Christmas tree. The tree is covered with ornaments that list items needed by local rescues. The group encourages the public to come in and choose an ornament and make a donation. Shown (from left, front row) are: Kathy Styer, Beth Buchter, Spokesdog Leo, Deb Fisher, Joanne Ressler, and Katie Siebel; (back row) Joyce Wilhide, Dave Wilhide, Rick Ressler and Joyce Nettke.
    With a little help …

      A local organization is hoping Christmas will be going to the dogs this year. Leo’s Helping Paws is an all volunteer organization dedicated to helping puppy mill, abandoned, abused, injured and stray dogs. The group currently...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Ephrata school district working to protect students against enterovirus

      The Ephrata Area School District is doing its part to be proactive when it comes to battling the flu season this year. Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses, which can cause...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Top cop

    Ephrata Police Chief William L. “Bill” Harvey has been selected as the Central Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Harvey said the honor is important to him because it was awarded, “to me by my colleagues...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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