• It was a new school year with a new traffic pattern at Cocalico High School but the anticipation on the students’ faces is a tradition on the first day of classes.
    Area schools open Monday, New program links EASD freshmen

    With the cool air that finally arrived this week, came that realization that it’s almost time for the school bells to once again ring in the area. Monday, Aug. 29 will indeed be opening day in both...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • New Ephrata Borough Council member Greg Zimmerman is sworn in by mayor Ralph Mowen. Photo by Gary Klinger.
    Open council seat filled

      Three solid candidates. Three rounds of voting. But in the end, it was Greg Zimmerman who was Ephrata Borough Council’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Dale Hertzog. Tina Thompson, Richard...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Shown with the winning entries in the DEI/EHS kiosk project are (left to right) Thais Sanchez, Dylan Fritz, Freddie Gomez-Garcia, Nicholas Kitchen and Trevor Henley.
    DEI, EHS partner on kiosk project

    Downtown Ephrata Incorporated (DEI) has always been all about finding great opportunities for businesses within the central business district. However, a recent joint venture with Ephrata High School’s Desktop Publishing II class brought an opportunity for students...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    EASD talks tech with parents

    The future is now at the Ephrata Area School District. This fall, all fifth and sixth graders will be assigned iPads, while those in seventh through 12th grade will be assigned laptops. The move signals a major...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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    EASD agrees to 2 percent tax increase

    School board’s 2016-17 budget is $63.63M, boosted by $1.4M increase in retirement funding liabilities to the PSER’s program Ephrata Area School Board has adopted its 2016-17 budget which includes a 2 percent take hike. With a new...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    School board weighs tax hike

    Ephrata area property owners can expect a bump in school taxes this year. A preliminary budget passed by Tuesday by the Ephrata Area School District board includes a 2.9 percent increase. The jump raises the tax rate...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Library ‘building’ Exploratorium

    Five-phase plan would create revenue generator & more space A new bridge will not be the only major improvement coming soon along Route 272, according to Penny Talbert, executive director of the Ephrata Public Library. In a...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Lowell Haws (right) was presented with a plaque by Chuck Mummert, 1st vice president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Ephrata’s incorporation as a borough
    Making history: Borough officer saluted statewide

    Last August, Sgt. Eric Schmitt of the Ephrata Police Department was called to a non-responsive victim in the Ephrata Walmart parking lot. Within minutes of arriving, he recognized it was more than a simple case of someone...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • EASD building ‘Better Future’ for these students

    The Ephrata Area School District’s Project Build a Better Future program is aimed at giving students in need of additional life skills training a boost through a new approach. Based at the Ephrata High School facility on...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • EASD sets sights on middle school track improvements

    The Ephrata Area School District is considering plans to renovate the original track and grandstand behind the Ephrata Middle School. At Monday night’s school board committee meeting, the Budget and Finance Committee updated members on the latest...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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