• Supervisors work to obtain forest buffer grant

    With an eye toward obtaining $100,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Ephrata Township supervisors gave unanimous approval to township engineer Jim Caldwell of Rettew Associates to proceed with a forest buffer grant application. The...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • EDO searches for executive director

    The newly formed Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is on the hunt for an executive director. The not-for-profit EDO will be the only public/private partnership recognized by the Ephrata Borough for economic development focus, and was formed from...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Board praises demonstration

    A statewide school safety task force is in the works, authorized by Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene Depasquale, according to a state school board association liaison. The task force will be comprised of parents,...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Pictured (left to right) with check: Chief William Harvey, Mayor Ralph Mowen, Council President Susan E. Rowe, Wellspan President Carrie Willetts, and Kim Stonebraker, manager of safety, security, and emergency management. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    WellSpan contributes to Ephrata’s safety initiatives

    While everyone knows crime doesn’t pay, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s recent gesture shows that safety and concern for the community certainly does. Ephrata Borough was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital at...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Membership has its benefits…now more than ever at the Ephrata pool

    Incentives added as rates rise for the upcoming season here Pass holders to the Ephrata Area Pool will find their rates have gone up by about five percent for the coming summer season. Borough Council is expected...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata Cares group still trying to make impact

    Ephrata native Ryan Rettew had been employed as an autistic support teacher for the Eastern Lancaster County School District. She’s mom to 18-month-old Robin and she’s also a recovering addict. Rettew was one of the folks who...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Florida tragedy leads to board discussion on school safety

    The Ephrata School District will continue to keep student safety its top priority, and has no current plans to change any security measures, Superintendent Brian Troop told the board of directors at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. “We...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Ephrata up in arms about doggie waste in park

    Ephrata Township supervisors are considering changing the Ephrata Township Community Park to a dog-free zone, a direct result of inconsiderate owners. The 50-acre park has a lake, softball fields, volleyball court, and a number of walking trails....

    • Posted February 22, 2018
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  • New EDO finds a home

    Planned events under the Ephrata Development Organization’s jurisdiction include the Brewfest, Veterans’ Lecture Series, Whistle Stop night markets, Party on the Plaza, Veterans’ Day Luminary Trail, Christmas Tree Lighting, and Jingle Bell Trolley Tour Last spring, Ephrata...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • First grade teacher Marilyn Molchany proudly watches DJ Gibbs show Phil Eby how to use a “work mat” to solve math problems. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata School Board: Problem solving skills on display

    School directors were treated to a presentation of problem-solving skills by six-year-olds when the Ephrata School Board met in Fulton Elementary School on Jan. 29. Fulton Principal Josh McCracken introduced the “Reflection Team Planning” concept to the...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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