Smaller McDonald’s planned
The owners of the burned-out McDonald’s at the Cloister Shopping Center say a reconfigured fast-food operation could be open within three months. Local residents and Cloister Shopping Center business tenants were excited to learn that demolition of...
- Posted April 8, 2015
Town Christmas lights coming down…forever?
Could it be that the Christmas lights in Ephrata could go out permanently? Does anyone care? That was the question posed by Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen Monday night at the working session of Ephrata Borough Council. There...
- Posted January 7, 2015
No tax hike in Ephrata Twp.
The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors has approved a 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. “We are not increasing the tax rate which is currently at 1.37 mills,” explained Steve Sawyer, township manager. He...
- Posted December 30, 2014
Asst. superintendent Schlemmer resigns
The passing of an era was marked Monday night at the Ephrata Area School District board meeting as members accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer. For the past 27 years, Schlemmer has been an active...
- Posted December 17, 2014
Good won’t seek re-election
Daughter’s murder major factor in decision The tragic loss of his daughter along with the exhaustion of his 12-year tenure have brought Ephrata Borough Councilman Robert Good to a decision: he will not seek re-election in...
- Posted December 3, 2014
Marching in a new direction
There was a time in the not too distant past when much of the focus of local high school marching band units was preparing for competitions with other bands. And in particular, there was a time when...
- Posted November 19, 2014
Former teacher becomes assistant principal at EHS
The Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors announced Monday night that Dr. Lauren Beal is the new assistant principal at the Ephrata High School. Beal will begin in that new position Sept. 29. She will...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Movie night to benefit Andrew family
Everyone has their share of fond memories of going to the movies. But for one local couple struggling to beat cancer, going to the movies this Thursday evening will be a night to remember. That night, Eric...
- Posted July 30, 2014
History in the painting
For nearly everyone, the familiar site of the Ephrata Cloister Academy building located along West Main Street is a symbol of the by-gone era of unique community. Few remember that as recently as the 1930s, that...
- Posted July 9, 2014
Township is on the radar
Ephrata Township has added its voice to a growing chorus of local municipalities supporting efforts in Harrisburg to give local law enforcement the same radar speed enforcement equipment used by State Police. In recent weeks, Ephrata...
- Posted June 18, 2014
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