• The Velairs were the hottest band in Ephrata in the mid-60s--and now they're back!
    Velaires are back for high school reunion

    The Beatles. Elvis. The Rolling Stones. The Velaires. Back in the 1960s, they knew how to make the girls swoon with their rockin’ sound and steamy love songs. Just in case you’re wondering about The Velaires, they...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • The underpass on the Rail Trail in Ephrata.
    Happy Trails

    Ephrata Township supervisors got an upbeat update on the rail trail at their Tuesday night meeting. The board heard an update about work on a portion of the linear rail trail that ends at the Akron border....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • A grainy image of the suspected bank robber at ENB in Ephrata.
    Second ENB Bank Robbery in 4 Months

    Police continue to search for a man who pulled off a daring mid-day bank robbery in downtown Ephrata last Thursday. The man entered a small walk-up area at the Ephrata National Bank branch drive-thru at 42 E....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Elvis was the star of the show during Family Fun Night in Ephrata
    Elvis sighting in Ephrata

    There was an Elvis sighting in Ephrata Friday evening. Hundreds of witnesses confirmed that “The King” was seen gyrating his hips, kissing fans and singing hits like “Viva, Las Vegas!” and “Love Me Tender.” A few fans...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • An interior view of the new pet food distribution center in Cocalico.
    Pet Food Experts opens distribution center in East Cocalico

    Four years ago, the owner of Pet Food Experts thought he could grow his largely regional business by leasing warehouse space in Lancaster County. Last month, President and CEO Michael Baker gave the Rhode Island company permanent...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Former Ephrata art teacher Richard Huck in his job as “the Good Humor Man” this past week at the Women’s U.S. Open in Lancaster.
    He’s the Ice Cream Man

    If you were fortunate enough to attend the Women’s U.S. Open held at Lancaster Country Club this past week, you probably noticed the classic Good Humor ice cream truck perched under a shade tree off the 10th...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Ephrata High School graduate Kevin Weaver (left) and daughter Camille (far right) pose for a photo with house guest and LPGA pro Mi Hyang Lee during the U.S. Open in Lancaster.
    Ephrata grad plays host to LPGA player

    While most of the players here to compete in the U.S. Open at Lancaster Country Club either rented houses or stayed in hotels while in town, a few chose to stay with host families for the week....

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Former Ephrata art teacher Richard Huck in his job as “the Good Humor Man” this past week at the Women’s U.S. Open in Lancaster. (Photo by Todd Ruth)
     He’s the ice cream man

      If you were fortunate enough to attend the Women’s U.S. Open held at Lancaster Country Club this past week, you probably noticed the classic Good Humor ice cream truck perched under a shade tree off the...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Legion baseball alumni game set for Friday

     Former players can still participate against champion 1990 squad right up to gametime There will be a two-day celebration honoring the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Ephrata Elks legion baseball team qualifying for the national tournament, July 17-18....

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Ryan Schannauer
    Court rejects murderer’s appeal request

    Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday rejected a petition from Ryan M. Schannauer to appeal his Dec. 8, 2014 murder conviction. The court also approved a petition from Shannauer’s attorney to withdraw as counsel of the convicted murderer...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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