• The actual green artificial surface was rolled out for the first time Tuesday
    Green carpet arrivals

      Tuesday was a big day at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field as the first rolls of actual green artificial turf were put into place on the football field. Crews made quite a bit of progress throughout the...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Jan Minnich working the grill of eggs and homefries
    We are…up early

      The parking lot was empty but employees buzzed inside The Deck about 10 minutes before 8 a.m. Saturday. Kim Minnich carried a handful of condiments as she sped past a blackboard welcome sign that read “Food...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • $220K skate park leaps final hurdle

      Drainage issues associated with the proposed new skate park on the lower lawn of the Ephrata Public Library cleared the final hurdles at Tuesday evening’s meeting of Ephrata Borough Council. But not before council approved an...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The movie poster
    Filmmaker’s documentary nominated for local Emmy

    For teacher and independent filmmaker Sean Gaston, Monday’s Emmy Awards were not the “real” Emmys. The truly important ones will come on Sept. 20 when he, his co-workers and his students from Fleetwood Area High School find...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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    David Ihde, photographer, ALS advocate, dies at 59

    David Frederick Ihde, 59, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born in Denville, N.J., to the late Frederick and Geraldine (Palmer) Ihde, and shared 30 years of marriage with...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Ephrata library
    Ephrata Library not ‘fund’ of county plan

    A push by the Library System of Lancaster County to allow countywide fundraising has created a rift among local  libraries.  Penny Talbert, Ephrata Public Library executive director and Lititz Library Director Susan Tennant oppose LSLC’s proposal to...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • New EMS/EIS principal named as Ephrata, Cocalico open Monday

      Just months after joining the Ephrata Area School District as the new assistant principal at Ephrata High School, Jill Kling has a new title. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Kling was named to be the...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Dee Lynch standing with just some of the items she is donating for sale to benefit EASS
    Carousel sale benefits EASS

      Your head may spin when you get a look at the hundreds of carousel-related items set for the “Pony Up” Sale for Ephrata Area Social Services set for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, from...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Turf
    Turf opener delayed 2 weeks

    Ephrata High’s new turf won’t be ready for Sept. 5 home opener Ephrata High School’s scheduled Sept. 5 game against Cocalico was supposed to showcase the Mount’s new synthetic turf before a full house and a cast...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • (Photo by Dick Wanner)
John Martin  (left) and Kevin Wolf are shown with the Family and Friends CPR Anytime kits that are being distributed free to residents of the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association. Martin is the association president. Wolf is the emergency medical services manager.
    Ambulance association distributing free CPR kits

      Call 911 for an ambulance and chances are you’ll have a response in minutes if you are within the 23-square-mile area serviced by the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association. However, if your call is for an adult...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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