• Remembering Ephrata’s fallen

    Anna Kemper was a young woman who volunteered to be a U.S. Army nurse shortly after the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917. She began her service on Aug. 15, 1917, and died at...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • This year’s Toyland was built from scratch, then assembled Nov. 3 at the Whistlestop Plaza. Photo by Dick Wanner
    It’s beginning to look a lot like…

    Volunteers transform Whistlestop Plaza into holiday Toyland When Sue Burkholder offered to turn Ephrata’s Whistlestop Plaza into a holiday season Toyland, she figured she’d have two good arms to work with. Then she fell and injured her...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Local voters respond to livestream debate of First Smucker-King

    Civility ruled among a crowd of about 50 watching the live feed of 11th Congressional district candidates debate at Ephrata Public Library Exploratorium Monday. The event, between incumbent Republican Lloyd Smucker and Jess King, a Democrat newcomer,...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • It took a little coaxing, but four-year-old James Hackenberger finally got what he really wanted all along — a spider on his arm. Rebakah Ranaler, from Denver, is the artist and owner of Joyful Canvas, and has made a living as a face and body artist for the past six years. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Adamstown Fun Fest proceeds support YMCA

      Adamstown’s old-fashioned free Fun Fest on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 14, had some traditional touches, like pony rides for kids, and a dunk tank featuring some of the town’s most prominent citizens. Food trucks represented...

    • Posted September 6, 2018
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  • Akron council gets homework

    Akron borough council members were tasked Monday night by Council President John Williamson with a full load of homework assignments to be completed for their next work session, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27,...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • The rail trail in Ephrata.
    Warwick to Ephrata trail nears finish line. Then what?

    The burning question about the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail has been, “When can we hike or bike the entire trail from Lititz to Ephrata?” Dan Zimmerman’s answer is, “Before midnight, Dec. 31, of 2018.” Zimmerman is...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Jess King supporters knock on Ephrata’s doors

    Nick Martin stood on a wall at the East Franklin Street home of Dan Sweigart as dusk and a thunderstorm loomed over a gathering of Jess-King-for-Congress supporters. Martin is the candidate’s field director, and he was offering...

    • Posted August 9, 2018
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  • LNP file photo Comcast is negotiating franchise fees with five municipalities, including Lititz and Warwick Township, which have retained the Cohen Law Group of Pittsburgh to negotiate with Comcast to allow it to provide cable TV service in those areas.
    Com-casting to a wider audience?

    Comcast will extend its operations from a point south of Akron into Lititz and Ephrata where it will initially provide telephone and Internet services only to businesses with access to the new lines Comcast is coming to...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Concerts by the Creek offers two-fers for 2018

      By Dick Wanner There’s a little something different about this year’s Concerts by the Creek at Grater Memorial Park. Now 11 years into its run, the summer concert series, sponsored by the Ephrata Public Library, has...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Ephrata Concert Band performs June 24

      Three marches that Henry Fillmore composed &tstr;”Men of Ohio,” “His Excellency,” and “More Fraternity” &tstr; will be part of the program when Martin Hinkley conducts the Ephrata Concert Band June 24. The band will open its...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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