• Gone but not forgotten: tributes to Dick Winters keep coming

    It was a simple tribute to a great man. On the gravestone of Major Richard D. Winters at Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery lay a gold-trimmed U. S. Army medallion reading “For Excellence Presented by the Command...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • East Cocalico Township manager submits resignation

    East Cocalico Township supervisors accepted the resignation of their township manager at their June 20 meeting. Scott Russell, who had held the job for more than two years, will leave his post on Aug. 30. “I can’t...

    • Posted June 28, 2019
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  • Clay Twp. questions road bids, septic system request

    After some discussion about costs and flexibility, Clay Township supervisors approved bids for road materials at their May 13 meeting. The bid included $134,192 for 21,166 square yards of bituminous materials but also $174,264 or 147,059 square...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Evangel Assembly of God moving locations, changing name

    The year 2019 will be one of dramatic change in the life of one Ephrata church. In June, having sat on a two-acre plot at the corner of Linden Road and South State Street since 1967, the...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Reiff’s Farm Market unveils new store

    With the dawn of a new season for fresh local produce, a popular local farm market is sporting a new look. On April 4, Reiff’s Farm Market, which sits along Rothsville Road, debuted it new, roomier store....

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Women veterans from across state hold gathering in Ephrata

    One hundred female veterans converged on Ephrata recently for the 6th annual Women’s Veterans Retreat. Coordinated by Amy MacKenzie of Ephrata’s VFW Post 3376, the gathering of women veterans took place at Bethany United Church of Christ...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Clay seeks to improve stormwater run-off

    Clay Township supervisors announced at their Feb. 11 meeting that they have acquired a grant that addresses ways to improve water quality in the township. The Growing Greener Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection is for...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • iPads bring 18th-century Cloister into 21st century

    Beginning on Sunday, March 10, visitors touring the Ephrata Cloister will be able to view scenes from the historic site’s past as well as images of upper story rooms that are all but inaccessible to the public....

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Sons Provost Marshall David Stewart (left) and Sons Commander John Bray. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Sons of Amvets seeks new members

    The local squadron of the Sons of Amvets is looking for some good men to fill in the ranks and help in their mission of serving veterans and the local community. Based at the local Amvets post...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival this Friday

    Amid the blaring music of a brass band and the dazzle of a laser light show, Santa Claus will again arrive in Ephrata, much to the delight of young and old alike. With the celebration set for...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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