• GOP dominates local elections

    By PATRICK BURNS   Local voter turnout varied on a chilly, wet Election Day, which featured few contested races and no national or gubernatorial appeal. The results were as expected as GOP candidates dominated all contested and...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Flames and smoke could be seen rising above downtown Tuesday afternoon from this fire on North State Street. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Quick-moving fire alarms downtown

    A two-alarm, mid-afternoon fire on Tuesday rattled downtown Ephrata Borough traffic and affected six North Church Street residents. Though no one was injured, the fire damaged a duplex at 65 N. Church St. after a fire started...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Some of the business operators at the new Business Suites at Doneckers (from left to right) Bryan Stahl, Zach Mitchell, Ashley Scheirer, Greg Wilson, John Male, Colin Bell, and Corey Pickel.
    Male Delivers

    Businessman follows Ephrata roots, transforms Doneckers restaurant into The Business Suites at Doneckers by PATRICK BURNS John Male’s wide smile beamed on Halloween as he discussed the before-and-after photos of the renovated former Doneckers Restaurant, 333 State St....

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Sowing the seeds to ‘Share Your Cheese’

    Lincoln House owners pay off the remainder of Ephrata students’ cafeteria debt in September An idea imagined by an energetic Lancaster real estate agent has inspired generous residents to donate funds to reduce cafeteria debt at school...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Near-perfect week at fair builds excitement for what’s to come for 100th year in 2018

    The 99th Ephrata Fair is officially in the books. Now it’s time for the Ephrata Farmers Day Association to begin planning the big one. Actually, discussions began a year ago by a board dedicated solely to brainstorming...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • 99th Ephrata Fair off to a great start with packed midway and successful new show in Tent City

    The 2017 Ephrata Fair kicked off Tuesday beneath sunny skies and summer-like temperatures rising to the mid 70s as smoke wafted at 10 a.m. from the first batch of J.R.’s brisket grilling in front of the Ephrata...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Food, pageant fare well at Denver Fair

      Balancing a shiny tiara on her head and smiling for the cameras Tuesday, newly crowned queen Katie Carrasco walked off under conditions many others have not experienced during previous Miss Denver Fair coronations: through a relatively...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Goldens rule: DVGRR rescues 17 dogs displaced in Texas by Hurricane Harvey

    Barry Rupp’s love of his own golden retrievers planted an inescapable impulse to volunteer with the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue in Reinholds about 10 years ago. As a member of the DVGRR transportation team, the Ephrata...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Purple Heart returned

    Brian Travis’ determination helped return a lost Purple Heart bestowed on a hero who died during the Battle of Normandy in World War II. Travis, who stumbled upon the Purple Heart at a Goodwill Store in April,...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • EASD students return

    Though many not yet compliant with new vaccination rules Ephrata Area School District students began school Monday, Aug. 28 — a day earlier than last year. Something else arrived earlier this year for students: new vaccination rules....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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