• 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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  • aaron
    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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  • Rail Trail project going to bid

    Phase II of the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail project is going to bid. After much discussion, the Akron Borough Council agreed Monday to bid the project with two options, a street-level rail trail crossing at Main...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • New graduation ticket policy in place at EHS

    Graduation has become a family affair in the Ephrata Area School District. The big day is set for 7 p.m. June 5 at War Memorial Field, weather permitting, of course. At some point during that day, we...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Sophie, a boxer, went missing in 2012 and is the inspiration for the Facebook page, Help Find Sophie.
    Sophie inspires Facebook page to help find lost pets

      What started out as a small gesture to help find a lost dog has grown into a community working together and reuniting lost pets and owners. The Help Find Sophie Facebook page was created by Jennifer...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Sally Zoller was reunited with her dog Sierra after 15 days
    Homeward bound

    Sometimes good things really do happen to those who wait.   Sally Zoller’s dog, Sierra, went missing March 26 and miraculously was found 15 days later, safe and sound.   “She was just as excited to see...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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