• River to the community

    Few realize how many non-profits benefit from the fair, and how much is given back for the benefit of all (The following is the third in a series of monthly articles on the Ephrata Fair, leading up...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Supervisors work to obtain forest buffer grant

    With an eye toward obtaining $100,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Ephrata Township supervisors gave unanimous approval to township engineer Jim Caldwell of Rettew Associates to proceed with a forest buffer grant application. The...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • EDO searches for executive director

    The newly formed Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is on the hunt for an executive director. The not-for-profit EDO will be the only public/private partnership recognized by the Ephrata Borough for economic development focus, and was formed from...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Board praises demonstration

    A statewide school safety task force is in the works, authorized by Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf and Auditor General Eugene Depasquale, according to a state school board association liaison. The task force will be comprised of parents,...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Students participate in national movement

    Ephrata Area School District students led efforts to participate in the National School Walkout at Ephrata High School and Middle School on Wednesday, March 14, from approximately 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m., exactly one month after a...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • East Cocalico seeks “build” volunteers

    A “park community build” group of residents has begun to design a state-of-the-art public park in the Stoney Pointe Development, located off Church Street in Reamstown. Under the auspices of the Recreation Board, and with the blessing...

    • Posted March 16, 2018
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  • Keeping up to speed: Local law enforcement officials want radar for speed enforcement

    In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Carol Stark tribute nets nearly two million views in first day

    Speaking on camera in Ephrata, Mike Rowe points to a building in the latest episode of his Facebook show “Returning the Favor” and says: “Carol Stark is in that building no doubt engaged in some do-gooder activity.”...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Pictured (left to right) with check: Chief William Harvey, Mayor Ralph Mowen, Council President Susan E. Rowe, Wellspan President Carrie Willetts, and Kim Stonebraker, manager of safety, security, and emergency management. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    WellSpan contributes to Ephrata’s safety initiatives

    While everyone knows crime doesn’t pay, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s recent gesture shows that safety and concern for the community certainly does. Ephrata Borough was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital at...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • TONIGHT: Students Vs. Staff

    Mounts vs. Mounts   Ephrata High School students hope to teach their instructors how to win on the hardwood. The inaugural “Students vs. Staff” basketball game is tomorrow night, Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the...

    • Posted March 8, 2018
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