• Ephrata shares its renowned ‘Life Ready’ program

    While the basics will always be taught, today’s students need an expanded and relevant curriculum to help them negotiate toward future success, the Ephrata Area School District has determined. In the Ephrata district, the Life Ready Graduate...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Akron’s Hillcrest will remain open in 2019

    Swim club approaches council about its future Hillcrest Swim Club officials say the gates will open for the 2019 swimming season. That’s news because the 88-member club, an Akron institution since 1960, faced a boatload of financial...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata Township grants Sheetz liquor license

    With no input from the public, and no qualms from the local police department, Ephrata Township supervisors recently approved the request for a liquor license for the Sheetz convenience store located at 891 E. Main St. in...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Locals earn blue ribbons at PA Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 103rd year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Local teens find PA Farm Show success

      This is the final update in a series about local teens raising livestock to compete in the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Correspondent Art Petrosemolo met Danielle Oberholtzer and Jeremiah Snyder mid-summer as they began six months...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Who’s first?

    Little Elijah Les joined his big  brother, Jacob, and parents Max and Diana Les at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and became the first baby born there in 2019. Elijah weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. The Myerstown couple just...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • VFW helps with soldier’s remains

    On Friday, Dec. 14, 75-year-old Barbara Dixon drove three hours from Middletown, Delaware to Ephrata. Her destination was VFW Post 3376, and her goal was to be reunited with her brother, Ronald, who had died and was...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • EDO votes in permanent board

    Strong group of local leaders will direct new Ephrata economic group The Ephrata Development Organization is moving forward and has voted in a permanent board, Borough Manager D. Robert Thompson told the borough council at its work...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Cookie Lady already expanding business

    A little more than a month after her first sale, Laura Merkel has grown her one-woman cookie business with the hiring of a full-time assistant, Lilly Furlow, and an upcoming move into a second storefront at 30...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Scratch Bakes to hold benefit for local family

    In early 2018, 1-year-old Wesley Myers was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Only about 800 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma a year in the U.S. This year was not an easy one for Wes...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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