• 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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  • Ephrata Twp. approves new church construction

    Ephrata Township Supervisors gave final approval this week for a new church for the Evangel Assembly of God, to be built along Hahnstown Road adjacent to the campus of the Lancaster County Bible Church. The main church...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Supervisor Weber honored upon his retirement from Ephrata Township

    Ephrata Township Supervisor John Weber was honored for his more than 50 years of service with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, presented by Rep. David H. Zimmerman early Tuesday morning. Weber, who is 88,...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Despite concerns, council won’t reconsider budget

    When Ephrata Borough adopted a 2018 budget Dec. 11, Council President Susan E. Rowe voted against the proposed budget for two reasons. One was the slim margin of fund balances, which might not be enough to cover...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Selling solar

    Borough council approved the construction of a solar power facility off Springhouse Road The new year is looking brighter for Ephrata Borough due to an agreement reached in late December with a solar power company. Turning Point...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Students greet school board president Tim Stayer during the computer presentaion. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata students display computer skills

    Susan Halsey’s fourth grade class displayed problem solving abilities using iPads and DOTS at the December Ephrata Area School Board meeting at Clay Elementary School. DOTS are small coding robots that resemble brightly colored plastic baseballs. They’re...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ packs New Main

      Light saber in hand, nine-year-old Gabby Melo struck a pose in front of the Star Wars poster in the lobby of Ephrata’s New Main Theater Thursday evening. Dressed as her favorite character, Rey, Gabby and her...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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