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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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  • Mark E. Jobes
    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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  • Father and daughter Kate Goodwin and Tom Smith graduated from the The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a division of YTI Career Institute - Lancaster with matching degrees Aug. 26. It was a proud moment for both after overcoming several obstacles.
    Father, daughter help each other earn degrees

      A father and daughter from Clay Township have proven that hard work and supporting each other is the key to success. Kate Goodwin and Tom Smith graduated from The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a division...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • (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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