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    Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata Homes of Hope celebrates 10 years of helping

    Homes of Hope is celebrating ten years as a faith-based transitional housing ministry for the Ephrata-Akron area, under the umbrella of Love in the Name of Christ (Love, INC.), Lancaster. “This ministry is ten years old, and...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Township is on the radar

      Ephrata Township has added its voice to a growing chorus of local municipalities supporting efforts in Harrisburg to give local law enforcement the same radar speed enforcement equipment used by State Police. In recent weeks, Ephrata...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • No-tax-hike budget OK’d by Ephrata

    There was good news for property owners within the Ephrata Area School District Monday night as the school board passed its new budget without a tax increase. District officials said this was due largely to an infusion...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

      Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Emily Holtz (right) displays her first-place medal as she stands with her mentor, baking and pastry arts instructor, Tracie Gotshall.
    Ephrata teen wins state baking competition

      Emily Holtz of Ephrata has won the SkillsUSA Skilled and Technical Sciences state competition for commercial baking. Holtz is a senior at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Mount Joy. In June, she will go...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors  from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21. The theme in June is international.
    ‘Mark’et it on your calendar

      Ephrata’s open air market will feature more than 20 vendors, international theme Saturday The Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market will offer an eclectic mix of more than 20 vendors selling their wares at the Downtown...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • A nice crowd gathered in the lawn in front of the bandshell Sunday for a special Father's Day performance by the Ephrata Concert Band. Current conductor Lincoln Fogelsanger (shown) will give way to long-time director Carl Tobias for the show this Sunday, June 22.
    Tobias back to conduct Concert Band June 22

      Carl Tobias, who conducted the Ephrata Concert Band for 23 years before becoming conductor emeritus in 2009, will fill in as conductor for the June 22 program and also show his vocal talents with a solo...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Getting a big, extra special hug after the ceremony is senior Shane Howe. (Photo by Jeremy Bischoff)
    EHS Graduation Photos Run the Gamut of Emotions

    With a near perfect evening, emotions were running high at Ephrata High School’s 119th Commencement exercises last Thursday. (All photos, except where noted, were taken by Jeremy Bischoff)

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Tatiana Davis shows her school spirit.
    EHS gets its outdoor ceremony at 119th commencement

    Mostly sunny skies and 77-degree temperatures greeted exiting seniors and their guests at Ephrata High School’s Class of 2014 commencement ceremony on June 5. The 119th commencement at Ephrata War Memorial Field completed a changing of the...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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