• Changing tracks

        “This is not a police problem, it is a community problem.” That was the foundation established by a group of about 30 community leaders from civic groups, secular organizations, police, and the business district who...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department will present The Sound of Music April 25-26. Shown are some of the cast members (left, back to front) Nic Stauffer as Captain von Trapp; Brielle Pfeiffer as Marta; and Natalie Mull as Gretl; (middle, back to front) Katie Colton as Brigitta; Noah Powlus as Kurt; Halle Snyder as Lousia; (right, back to front) Stephanie Beiler as Liesl; Kevin Litchfield as Friedrich; and Hannah Smith as Marie.
    Sound of Music to hit the stage

      Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved classic, The Sound of Music. On the heels of the historic television production, the EHS Drama department brings the Broadway favorite to Ephrata April 25-26....

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Skating on to something new

    China banks. Pier seven’s. Fly outs. Spine transfers. At times it may have seemed like people were talking a whole different language when borough leaders and local youth came together last Thursday evening to discuss plans for...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Scene from a previous Extreme Event in Ephrata's Tom Grater Park
    TNT Youth Ministry nixes Extreme Event

      It was a tough decision, but financially it just couldn’t happen this year. The TNT Youth Ministry’s Extreme Event, for a decade, drew hundreds of young people to Ephrata Park where they listened to big name...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Patricia Collins
    Former ECH Nursing Director Dies

      Patricia Gehr Collins, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Ephrata Manor, while under Hospice Care. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Bella and Charley Delgado from Reamstown at the East Cocalico Lions Easter Egg Hunt in Reamstown park. This week's print product is full of egg hunt photos from the area
    Grip and grin

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Local runners finish Boston strong

    Several local runners were among the more than 32,000 competitors at this year’s 118th annual Boston Marathon held Monday. A year after the tragic bombings which killed three and injured more than 260 people, runners and fans...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Dr. William Bixler
    Dr. William Brenner Bixler, 87, dies

    Dr. William Brenner Bixler, 87, of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Garden Spot Village.   He was born in Lancaster to the late William and Lillian (Brenner) Bixler and was the husband of...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Sally Zoller was reunited with her dog Sierra after 15 days
    Homeward bound

    Sometimes good things really do happen to those who wait.   Sally Zoller’s dog, Sierra, went missing March 26 and miraculously was found 15 days later, safe and sound.   “She was just as excited to see...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • The area will be literally "hoppin" with egg hunts this Saturday
    Egg hunts all around the area

     The Akron Lions Club will hold its annual hunt in Loyd Roland Park, Saturday April 19 beginning at 1 p.m. All children will receive a chocolate bunny and the hunt will be divided into the following categories:...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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