• ROBERT DEVONSHIRE JR. | LNP Correspondent The Strasburg Rail Road is seeking a waiver to not blow their whistle at every crossing in an effort to stop spooking horses.
    Emotions flare over horse beating incident

    By Patrick Burns An Ephrata Township 20-year-old went to District Judge Tony Russell’s office Monday to pay fines relating to an Aug. 2 incident which elicited social media criticism and rage often directed squarely on the local...

    • Posted August 11, 2016
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    New book a ‘sign’ of hope for local author

    Local resident N. Clair Clawser has spent over 50 years traveling the highways and thoroughfares of Pennsylvania documenting town markers. And now, he recently completed his second book “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks,”...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • New Ephrata Borough Council member Greg Zimmerman is sworn in by mayor Ralph Mowen. Photo by Gary Klinger.
    Open council seat filled

      Three solid candidates. Three rounds of voting. But in the end, it was Greg Zimmerman who was Ephrata Borough Council’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Dale Hertzog. Tina Thompson, Richard...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Shown with the winning entries in the DEI/EHS kiosk project are (left to right) Thais Sanchez, Dylan Fritz, Freddie Gomez-Garcia, Nicholas Kitchen and Trevor Henley.
    DEI, EHS partner on kiosk project

    Downtown Ephrata Incorporated (DEI) has always been all about finding great opportunities for businesses within the central business district. However, a recent joint venture with Ephrata High School’s Desktop Publishing II class brought an opportunity for students...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Laura Brandt, technology manager for the Ephrata Public Library, demonstrated the library’s Zinio service recently for a small group of patrons. Zinio gives library users free online access to magazine. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Online magazine service free, looking for users

    Zinio is an online newsstand that boasts a selection of 6,000 magazines in 33 languages. Ephrata Public Library patrons can access Zinio through their computers or their handheld devices, but only about 30 of the 6,000 titles...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Amber and Gregg Stief enjoying a moment on the Legion dance floor recently.
    Couple dances to save puppies

    And a first-hand look at Legion ballroom lessons Like many couples, Gregg and Amber Stief of Ephrata managed to bring separate interests to their marriage. Gregg brought ballroom dancing into Amber’s life, while she introduced him to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Brielle Brock greets Justine with a big hug.
    So how about some Fresh Air?

    After their two oldest children went off on their own, Lora and Ron Brock, of Ephrata, found a way to bypass the empty nest; they added another chick. The Brocks are the parents of Brittany and Brandon,...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Elsa, the lost and found dog
    Elsa’s 13-day (mis)adventure

    “As she got a little closer, her tail started waging and Lisa knew that Elsa recognized her.” You may have noticed flyers posted around town seeking the public’s help in finding Elsa, a Havanese dog who took...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    Never lose hope: Vic’s Victory

    Vic’s Victory: As told by a life-long Ephrata resident In the decades that spawned the Vietnam War; Star Wars; lava lamps; Pac Man; Rubik Cubes and Swatch watches, Vic was among many doing things other than having...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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    Black Devils remembered in film

    On July 13, at Ephrata Main Theatre’s screening of “Victory Remembered: Legacy of the Black Devils,” World War II veteran views the story he lived by Laurie Knowles In 1942, the United States and Canada joined to...

    • Posted July 21, 2016
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