• War Endzone
    Turf Test Tonight ( 360° Video View)

    See a 360° Video View of Ephrata High School’s new Turf Field. War Memorial Field’s new look is appropriately fitting as a Military Veteran’s Memorial. Ephrata Mounts JV and Varsity preview the new turf tonight with a...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Cool Fair, Hot Wings

    My goal in Saturday’s wing-eating contest was simple: best Miss Denver Fair. That plan was ruined however when I discovered the queen had chickened out (get it?) of the event. Arriving late after covering the morning Green...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Overhead shot of Green Dragon.
    Dragon fire burns

    Green Dragon owner Rob Rohrbach sat Monday evening to finish a deferred payroll postponed by a devastating two-alarm fire that struck the iconic Ephrata landmark early Saturday. See Video with Green Dragon Owner: “It’s been a non-stop...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Gunman
    Apple Street standoff 

    It was a chaotic 30-plus hours for police, fire police, and emergency service workers in Ephrata. Many of the same crews that spent Saturday morning at the major two-alarm fire at the Green Dragon labored all day...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Fire fighters battle Green Dragon blaze that was reported at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
    Green Dragon burns

    Officials allowed distressed Green Dragon shop owners to enter the burned-out section of the property at around 10:30 this morning following a two-alarm fire reported at around 4:35 a.m. While most vendors owning shops on the outside of...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • Gunman
    Apple Street standoff

    Police continue to maintain a perimeter on the 1300 block of Apple Street where a gunman has been holed up since a domestic dispute that started at about 2:30 a.m., Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey confirmed.Harvey at...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Columnist Pat Burns going through security  before Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field in 2013.
    Steeling the spotlight

    Some of my best friends are from Pittsburgh.   They exude Steelers passion just as my former Philly neighbors bleed Eagles green. It’s geography-based. You don’t choose. It’s called your HOME team. Yet there’s a mixed-up multitude...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • The actual green artificial surface was rolled out for the first time Tuesday
    Green carpet arrivals

      Tuesday was a big day at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field as the first rolls of actual green artificial turf were put into place on the football field. Crews made quite a bit of progress throughout the...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Jan Minnich working the grill of eggs and homefries
    We are…up early

      The parking lot was empty but employees buzzed inside The Deck about 10 minutes before 8 a.m. Saturday. Kim Minnich carried a handful of condiments as she sped past a blackboard welcome sign that read “Food...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata library
    Ephrata Library not ‘fund’ of county plan

    A push by the Library System of Lancaster County to allow countywide fundraising has created a rift among local  libraries.  Penny Talbert, Ephrata Public Library executive director and Lititz Library Director Susan Tennant oppose LSLC’s proposal to...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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