• 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
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  • 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
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  • Al Trimmer, who many have known as "the local UPS guy," serves up one of his many pumpkin funnel cakes served last week.
    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
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  • $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
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  • 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
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  • Beer cleared

    “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
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  • 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
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  • water bubbles in blue
    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
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  • 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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  • More details on EASD turf project

    Ephrata Area School District directors met Monday night for a special meeting to take action on a number of upcoming capital projects involving two district elementary schools. They were also briefed on more details for the proposed...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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