• (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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  • Lincoln Elementary school being torn down
    Lincoln in the history books

      The Lincoln Elementary School is coming down and Lincoln Christian Homes is building up. The elementary school was being torn down last week and, in its place, the assisted living facility is planning an expansion. Nancy...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Nickel Mines tragedy eight years later

      Eight years after the Nickel Mines tragedy, life has settled into a new normal for Ephrata’s Janice Ballenger, the deputy coroner who responded on that devasting day. Oct. 2 marks the anniversary of the Nickel Mines...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Roland finishes half-marathon

    Mission accomplished. Troy Roland of Ephrata said it wasn’t pretty, but he did it, completing a half marathon in Philadelphia Sept. 21. Roland, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, started running a year after...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Ephrata ranked ninth on list of safe places

    Ephrata is a safe place to call home. That is according to a recent top ten list published on the Movoto Real Estate Blog listing the Borough of Ephrata as No. 9 on its list of safest...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Brooke, 2, hugs her smiling baby sister, Evelyn.
    Community support lifts baby Evelyn’s family

    The local community has come through for a family whose daughter is facing a long, medical battle. Evelyn Gromlich was born in January with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia, which is a rare and complex combination...

    • Posted August 27, 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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    Pretzel logic

    Local man recognized for making mighty impact Aaron Fisher of Ephrata has been making a mighty impact in the area for the past several years and now he’s being recognized for it. Fisher is the director of...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Owner Melissa Palermo-Spero shown back on the day she opened the toy store in 2008 at the Sprecher building.
    Toy store moving to new location

     Sprecher building will be going up for sale The Fun-est Toy Store is not closing, however it will be moving to a new location at the end of the year and the historic Sprecher building will be...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Dave and Joyce Bowers are shown in this 50th anniversary photo from December of 2012.
    Tragedy in Canada

      An Ephrata Township woman who died Sunday after her tour bus crashed in Canada is being remembered by her church community. Joyce Bowers, 70, was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ephrata,...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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