Boro proposes no tax hike; possible cut to electric rate
If a draft budget presented to Ephrata Borough Council makes its way through its seven committees unscathed, it will mean no tax increase for borough residents. It could also mean a reduction in electric rates for borough...
- Posted November 12, 2014
Cloister social experiment
Finally, the day I had anxiously anticipated for months had come and I could not wait to get down to the Ephrata Cloister for a rare tour of the upper floors of the Saal and Saron buildings....
- Posted October 15, 2014
Fruit, diesel fuel rapid expansions
For two Ephrata Township companies, business is good. Very good. Ephrata Township supervisors gave the green light to plans which would allow rapid expansion of both Stauffer Diesel and Golden State Fruit Company in order to accommodate...
- Posted October 8, 2014
Familiar face behind stand
A seasoned veteran has stepped forward to fill the space held for years by the ever-popular Sweigart’s Steaks, and the man’s face is familiar to many in the greater Ephrata area. Many already knew the operator...
- Posted October 1, 2014
$220K skate park leaps final hurdle
Drainage issues associated with the proposed new skate park on the lower lawn of the Ephrata Public Library cleared the final hurdles at Tuesday evening’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council. But not before council approved an...
- Posted September 3, 2014
New EMS/EIS principal named as Ephrata, Cocalico open Monday
Just months after joining the Ephrata Area School District as the new assistant principal at Ephrata High School, Jill Kling has a new title. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Kling was named to be the...
- Posted August 20, 2014
“Free my beer!” Former borough councilman George DiIlio’s closing remarks brought laughter to the standing room only crowd present for Monday night’s hearing regarding the inter-municipal transfer of a liquor license from Columbia to the Ephrata Weis...
- Posted August 13, 2014
Smoke clearing at Whistle Stop?
Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen is determined to see things change at Whistle Stop Plaza. And, he has been using his own elbow grease to help make it happen. At Monday night’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council, Mowen...
- Posted July 9, 2014
Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling
Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...
- Posted June 25, 2014
Eby’s final graduation
“Prepare your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hour will last.” Lord Alfred Tennyson. As one who has always loved quotes and used them frequently throughout her years of leadership, that quote by...
- Posted June 4, 2014
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