• From the Brickyard development, Ephrata resident April
Shirk shot this image of the double rainbow which formed after Tuesday evening' storm.
    Double rainbow brightens aftermath of powerful storm

      A quick-moving, powerful storm swept through Lancaster County last night, leaving its mark with downed trees and branches and leaving hundreds in the Ephrata area without power &tstr; although they were treated to a bright, rare...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Free fireworks will once again light up the night sky over Ephrata on July 4
    Full day of fun planned for the Fourth here

      Thanks to the Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata Church of the Brethren and a whole host of community organizations, there will once again be a full evening of fun planned in the Lincoln Heights area on Friday,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

      Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • A nice crowd gathered in the lawn in front of the bandshell Sunday for a special Father's Day performance by the Ephrata Concert Band. Current conductor Lincoln Fogelsanger (shown) will give way to long-time director Carl Tobias for the show this Sunday, June 22.
    Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Ephrata Community Hospital Day in the Park set for June 7

    Hospital Day in the Park is set for June 7 at Grater Memorial Park in Ephrata from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.. It is hosted by WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. The schedule for this year’s event includes all the...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Grace Chon
    Chon named valedictorian

      Well-known as one of the top high school cello players in the country, Ephrata High School senior Grace Chon will now take her place as the top ranking student in the Class of 2014. Principal Joane...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Kole DeHaven
    EHS plans 119th commencement

    Weather permitting, Ephrata High School’s 119th Annual Commencement exercises will be held on War Memorial Field, next Thursday, June 5 beginning at 7 p.m. It was decided in recent months, that despite a pending construction project to...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Brigadier General Jerry G. Beck Jr.
    VFW plans Ephrata Memorial Day program

      In a joint effort between the American Legion Post No. 429, BPO Elks Lodge No. 1933, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3376 and the Amvets Post No. 136, a Memorial Day program will be held...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • The giant shopping cart from Family Owned Markets was a big hit at the 25th Annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy
    25th convoy goes over the top

    Sunday’s Make-A-Wish Convoy reached new heights as it rolled through Ephrata. Or at least that was the expectation. Early this week, the organization’s special events manager Christine Dombrosky said the convoy has raised just under $5 million...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Board plans no tax hike

    Monday night the Ephrata Area School Board approved a proposed final budget for the 2014-2015 school year with no tax increase. If the budget is approved June 16, the millage rate will remain at 19.6. “It is...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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