• Thanks to a strong breaststroke leg, Ephrata’s Alyssa Fedorshak swims to a seventh-place finish in the girls 15-18 year-old 100-meter Individual Medley in a time of 1:19.87. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Tidal Waves win team title in Manheim Fast & Furious

      Kauri Parsons won three individual gold medals and the Ephrata Tidal Waves went on to claim the team championship at the Manheim Fast and Furious Meet last Saturday. With 364 total points, Ephrata held off runner-up...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Ethan Sipe (bib number 613), surrounded by family and friends, gets a strong start in the Ephrata Firecracker 5-Miler. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    From tragedy to triumph

    Exactly one year after jet skiing accident, Ethan Sipe completes the Ephrata Firecracker It was a celebration full of emotion and gratefulness as Ethan Sipe crossed the finish line of the annual Ephrata Firecracker 5-Mile Run held...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • In Monday’s Lebanon County American Legion finals, pitcher Aiden Bracken (right) fires a stike against Campbelltown. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Campbelltown tops Ephrata to win Lebanon County title

    Chryslers set to host Regional Tournament starting this Friday       Turning disappointment into a positive is something that many coaches strive to do and Ephrata Post 429 skipper Derek Sipe is no exception. Monday night,...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Take precautions in extreme summer heat

    Take precautions in extreme summer heat If you’re keeping score, according to Eric Horst, we’re just past the halfway point of the year and we’re tracking .36 degrees above normal and year-to-date rainfall is 1.51 inches above...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Akron council focused on Walnut St. woes

    Walnut Street concerns took up most of Akron borough council’s regular meeting on July 8. Those concerns will be a big part of council’s next meeting/work session on Monday, July 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at borough...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Behind the brushstrokes

      Living on a college budget is no easy task, but Brooke Balmer, a West Chester University sophomore and 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, uses her artistic skills and creativity to help her through it. Many college...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata Elks host Summer Music Fest July 27

    The Ephrata Elks Lodge sits a short distance away from downtown Ephrata. The Lodge on Akron Road is nestled among a normally quiet, green lot of 17 acres where pet owners walk dogs, kids play and families...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Fast, fun and firework-filled Fourth

    One dreary downpour during the day didn’t deter folks from having a fabulous Fourth last Thursday evening on the grassy grounds of the Lincoln Heights area, with a special event sponsored by the Ephrata Church of the...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Much more than ‘just Sheree’

    SJ Kober’s Boutique owner Sheree Kober creates custom wigs to remind anyone they are beautiful When Sheree Kober opened her wig and fashion boutique at 114 W. Main St. in Ephrata, she intended to provide quality wigs...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • More regulation on short-term rentals

    Ephrata Township seeks zoning amendments to limit Airbnb-type rentals, especially farm and residential accessory buildings  Mixing tourism with operating farms may not be in anybody’s best interests. That was the opinion Clark Stauffer, Chairman of the Ephrata...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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