• Council considers diesel generator to cut electric costs

    Two borough residents urged council to pump the breaks on a plan to significantly cut peak electricity usage costs by adding a diesel generator and diesel fuel storage tank. The residents spoke at the Ephrata Borough Council...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Ephrata council considers electronic traffic devices

    Ephrata Borough Council will consider an addition to next year’s budget to purchase electronic traffic devices to make the borough a safer place to be. Borough resident and former Lincoln Fire Chief Randy Gockley addressed council April...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata Twp. eyes short-term lodging ordinance

    Ephrata Township supervisors are mulling whether to permit short-term rentals in areas where homeowners have converted unused sections on their property into living spaces. But after much discussion at its April 2 meeting, the board tabled the...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Two Ephrata students battling rare illness

    Nathan Barnica, 13, back in class after aggressive, ongoing treatment for AFM A polio-like illness has come out of nowhere in the past few years, with no known cause and no cure, attacking children indiscriminately and leaving...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Preliminary plans approved on 16-acre development

    Ephrata Twp. supervisors move forward on Ephrata Crossing development across from Giant on Main Street The Ephrata Crossing preliminary development plan, a construction that includes a three-story hotel, was approved by Ephrata Township supervisors Tuesday. The proposed...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Brother’s spirit runs like the wind

    One local woman’s enduring love for her famous, late brother has prompted her to write a book about his life. Jennifer Hippensteel of Ephrata recently added “author” to her list of accomplishments, which include reiki master, holistic...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • ‘Our community, Our future…’

    The Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is now Mainspring of Ephrata. Organizers felt it was important that the organization, which is the primary group for economic development in the borough, have a name that reflected the spirit of...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Ephrata Township grants Sheetz liquor license

    With no input from the public, and no qualms from the local police department, Ephrata Township supervisors recently approved the request for a liquor license for the Sheetz convenience store located at 891 E. Main St. in...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • EDO votes in permanent board

    Strong group of local leaders will direct new Ephrata economic group The Ephrata Development Organization is moving forward and has voted in a permanent board, Borough Manager D. Robert Thompson told the borough council at its work...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Borough approves no-tax-hike budget

    Rec says outdoor pool had another good year despite rough weather The budget approved by Ephrata Borough Council on Dec. 10 will keep the current millage the same as last year for borough residents, at 1.7625 for...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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