• World War II veteran Dick Hershey is shown with Joey III, his shih-tzu. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    92-year-old veteran recalls WWII officer program

    For World War II Veteran Dick Hershey, Veterans Day and Washington’s birthday both have special meaning to him. The 92-year-old Hershey grew up in Manheim, but for the past year, has lived in Ephrata at Keystone Villa...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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    Huge crowds flock to polls as nearly 70 percent of Ephrata residents voted for Trump

    While local homeowners had posted Donald Trump lawn signs about 35-times more often than dwellings fronted with Hillary Clinton placards, the news programs broadcast inside those homes offered little chance for the supporters of the maverick GOP...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Orlando.
    Adorable Deplorable

          Trump shocks the world, becomes 45th President of the United States. Nearly 70 percent of Ephrata voters choose Trump    By Patrick Burns While local homeowners had posted Donald Trump lawn signs about 35-times...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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    Honor a vet with a commemorative brick

    Remember the military veteran in your family this Veterans Day with a personalized commemorative memorial brick paver displayed for all time at the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County. The men and women of Lancaster County have...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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    ALDI in store for Ephrata Township

    It appears that talk of an ALDI grocery store coming to Ephrata Township may be inching closer to reality. The plan is to convert the former CK Sportswear building adjacent to the Ephrata Marketplace Shopping Center, which...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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    Making apple butter is a 164-year-old family tradition

    There are long-standing family traditions, and then there are really long-standing family traditions. Like the Wolf family apple butter tradition — which goes back 164 years — and which has used the same copper kettle since the...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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    Go time! What to expect at the polls for next Tuesday’s historic election

    As the rollercoaster of the 2016 Presidential election cycle winds down, poll-watching, voter etiquette, and ballot integrity have become key issues of concern. Of course, who will be watching whom will depend on where you cast your...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Fred Groff, board chairman of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, cuts the ceremonial ribbon, opening the hospital's new expansion Oct. 27. Photo by Patrick Burns
    WellSpan ECH completes $47 million expansion

    Health pavilion addition features state-of-the art surgical suite, physician offices WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital has completed its $47 million health pavilion expansion project, improving access to advanced specialty care for area residents. The expansion increases the size...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Tina Stewart, mammography team leader, shows the new 3D mammogram machine in the Women's Center at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Submitted by WellSpan ECH
    New technology here in fight against breast cancer

    When it comes to diagnosing breast cancer, a clear X-ray image can light the way to wellness. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital this fall added new technology that gives doctors and patients an entire series of high-resolution digital...

    • Posted October 31, 2016
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    ‘Sara’s Struggles’: Not all addiction stories have a sad ending

    “Sara’s Struggles” is part of a series of stories on the addiction crisis facing our society. The stories are written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 175-bed addiction center in Ephrata....

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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