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    EASD agrees to 2 percent tax increase

    School board’s 2016-17 budget is $63.63M, boosted by $1.4M increase in retirement funding liabilities to the PSER’s program Ephrata Area School Board has adopted its 2016-17 budget which includes a 2 percent take hike. With a new...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    It’s hop’ning (Ephrata Brewfest Sold-out!)

    Inaugural Ephrata Brewfest rocks Saturday with 12 craft breweries By Patrick Burns The configuration of Saturday afternoon’s inaugural Ephrata Brewfest at the Whistle Stop Plaza Saturday will be an enclosed area that extends from Main Street back...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    Cocalico High Class of 2016 takes its big step forward

    Friends and family brought their #YOLO attitudes to celebrate the 261 members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies held the evening of June 9 at Calvary Church in Ephrata. #YOLO is a...

    • Posted June 20, 2016
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    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Oregon Dairy, Rohrer Seeds partner up for family fun

    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm and Oregon Dairy are hosting a variety of activities this summer – and offering kids and families plenty of reasons to look forward to a fun fall season. Stop by Oregon Dairy for...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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    ‘Amish-ingly’ quick barn raisings

    Here is the finished product (photo taken June 8) of the labor of scores of workers from the local Plain communities whose sense of friendship and community spirit compelled them to contribute their time and skills to...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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    Steeplejack dies in fall from roof

    A third-generation steeplejack from Akron died after falling from the roof of an Allentown church June 9. Charles M. “Chuck” Diirner, 43, 213 Manor Ridge Drive, was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about 40 minutes...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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    Gem of a journey: Gehman Jewelers celebrates 50 years

    Think engagements, graduations, birthdays and Mother’s Day, and you can’t help but think of Gehman Jewelers. For the past 50 years, the long-time Ephrata jewelry store has been the place where so many young men carefully selected...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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    A special bond: Wellspan Cancer Center patients, caregivers celebrate

    Jack Fritz calls Diane Noll his “head angel.” The 77-year-old Narvon man has been under Noll’s care for nearly five years. “I call her the head angel, since I consider all of the nurses and staff at...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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    Taste of The Town, Fresh Picked Summer Flavors at Lily’s and Ephrata Main Theatre

    From blockbuster summer movies to fresh picked seasonal fare, you’ll love all the flavors of summer at Lily’s and Ephrata Main Theatre. There is so much to savor at Lily’s on Main, where you can indulge in...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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    Neighbors respond

    Scores of workers from the local Plain communities stopped whatever they were doing, suspended projects, and set aside personal matters to help rebuild two barns destroyed by fire at a dairy farm in Clay Township on Friday...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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