• Perry Lorah (left) the senior member of Akron’s Borough Council, presented a plaque to Dan Guers to recognize his 19 years of service as borough manager. Guers’ last day on the job will be Sept. 28. The current borough secretary, Sue Davidson, has been appointed to take his place. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Davidson replacing retiring Guers in Akron Borough

    Dan Guers is in the final days of a 19-year career as Akron’s borough manager. He attended his last borough council meeting as a manager Monday night, accepted a plaque from Perry Lorah, the senior council member,...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Laura Sensenig was crowned Miss Denver Fair Tuesday night by last year’s winner, Olivia Martin.
    Lifelong fair lover wears Denver crown

    Involved in the gala event since her elementary school days, Laura Sensenig (left) was crowned Miss Denver Fair Tuesday night by last year’s winner, Olivia Martin. Read more about the 2016 Miss Denver fair.  

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • The Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce's Murder Mystery and Progressive Dinner is set for Oct. 1. Shown (front, left to right) are Craig Lehman and Kurt Gardner; (back, l-r) are Jeff Burroughs, Thomas Reinhold, Brian Hoffman, Greg LoPiccolo, Domenic, Palm, and Cindy Mellinger. Photo by Stan Hall
    A murder mystery is coming to Ephrata

    Does murder cancel a party? Come find out at the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce’s Murder Mystery and Progressive Dinner Oct. 1. The evening will begin at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center with networking at 4:45 p.m.,...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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    Council approves $1.4 million for ‘smart’ meters

    Ephrata Borough Council has voted to get ‘smart.’ Council on Monday approved the first $150,000 installment for nearly 7,000 smart electric meters that are expected to be placed within a decade at total cost of $1.4 million....

    • Posted September 8, 2016
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  • Shown (from left to right) are Les Fasnacht, 1965 Malibu; Patty Farbo, DEI; David Good, 1936 Plymouth; Cindy Mellinger, marketing/publicity; Jim Brown, Ephrata National Bank; David Boland, The Groves; Fern and Len Wrinhold, 1971 Chevy Malibu; Ralph Stamm, 2010 Camero; and Moe Boyer, Squeeze Spot.
    Ephrata craft fest, car show will be Saturday in downtown

    Two artisan events and a car show will be held in Ephrata Sept. 10. The events are sponsored by Downtown Ephrata, Inc. (DEI) in partnership with the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce The 43rd Annual Arts &...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Shown is a photo, circa 1867, of East Main Street. It is the earliest view of the town known, looking east from the roof of the Mt.Vernon Hotel, which will serve as the book's cover.
    New historic picture book of Ephrata announced

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley is pleased to announce the publication of “Then and Now, A View of Ephrata Borough Through the Decades, 1891-2016,” by Ephrata historian and former mayor Clarence E. Spohn. The book...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Ephrata Fair organizers filled the open pig chase slot Sept. 20 at Tent City with Dialed Action Sports Team, a BMX stunt show which also incorporates an anti-drug and anti-bullying message. The canceled pig chase would have marked its 40th anniversary at the 2016 Ephrata Fair.
    Stunt-bike show to replace pig chase

    Touring group will bring anti-drug, anti-bullying message to Tuesday night fair crowd Officials have replaced the scratched rooster and pig chases with a high-flying proxy at the 2016 Ephrata Fair. The Ephrata Farmers Day Association board announced...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Cocalico Middle School students head to their classrooms for the first day of the 2016-17 academic year as administrators greet their arrivals.
    Day One, a great one

    Cocalico students and teachers have high hopes for the 2016-17 school year Adamstown Elementary School Principal Denise Logue chatted with her kindergartners about backpacks and butterfly stickers as they boarded Bus 17 for a ride home Monday....

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • LNP File Photo boys chase  greased pig in contest at the Ephrata Fair.
PHOTO Suzette Wenger
    It’s over – Pig, rooster chases canceled

    Organizers say safety and protester disruption concerns fueled the decision to cancel what would have been the 40th Ephrata Fair Pig Chase   By Patrick Burns The Ephrata Fair has canceled its 2016 pig chase. Fair officials...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Two injured in Akron crash

    Two people, including a pregnant woman, were reportedly injured in a two-vehicle crash in Akron Tuesday night, according to information posted on LNP Online. Crews were dispatched to the 300 block of South 7th Street (Route 272),...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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