• Evening market coming to town

    Saturday night events will feature live music, food, beverages and more Beginning in August, the Whistle Stop Plaza will be home for the Whistle Stop Night Market, a project of the Ephrata Alliance. The evening market will...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Esbenshade has many reasons to smile these days. Photo by Cindy Cowan
    With faith and a plan, Esbenshade continues his amazing recovery

    Eighteen-year-old Tyler Esbenshade seemed to have it all. He just graduated from Warwick High School, where he had been an above average student and athlete and was ready to attend Johnson College in Scranton to major in...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Dog finds permanent job

    The saying ‘it’s a dog’s life’ usually means things are going to be easy or relaxing. But for Bendov that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bendov is a 2½-year-old black Labrador retriever who now lives in...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Veterans Saluted at Dinner

    Horizons of Northern Lancaster County hosted its eighth annual salute to veterans Nov. 14 at the former Gerber-Moyer building in Ephrata, and with more than 300 people attending, the dinner was deemed a success. When speaking about...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • The EHS Class of ‘94 recently made a donation to Veterans Place. Shown in photo are (left to right): Eric Nissley, Class of ‘94; Joanne Bender, Class of ‘94; Robert Wilson, director of Veterans Place; and James Kline, resident of Veterans Place.
    EHS Class of 94 makes donation to Veterans Place

    Social media gets a bad rap most of the time, but in the case of the Veterans Place and Ephrata High School Class of 1994, it played a big part in helping local veterans. The Class of...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • What ever happened to … Mark Amway

    For this edition of “What Ever Happened To?” we travel outside the Ephrata area just a little when we feature Mark Amway, who is the all-time record holder for most wins (seven) in the 37-year history of...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Whatever Happened To … Eric Frees

    This edition of “What Ever Happened To?” features one of the best football players to ever come out of Ephrata High school, Eric Frees. Frees, a 1988 graduate of Ephrata High School, played baseball and football while...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Whatever happened to … Laurie Gibble

    One of the best girls softball players to ever play for Ephrata High School, is this week’s feature for “What Ever Happened Too?” and it is Laurie Gibble, now Laurie Mumma. Mumma, who graduated from Ephrata in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Sensenig will spin yarns at Heritage Day, June 7

      Every year, the residents surrounding Ephrata and New Holland travel to Fairmount Homes for Heritage Day. Sponsored by Fairmount Homes in Ephrata, the event is scheduled for June 7, rain or shine. Among the featured entertainers...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata hands Cocalico first loss

    Ephrata enjoyed its most productive day at the plate Tuesday afternoon at Lebanon, pounding out 14 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Cedars. Sophomore shortstop Nate Fassnacht led the hit parade, going 2-for-4 with three RBI...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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