• Volume II of Tributes to Cocalico Valley WWII Veterans available

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley announces the publication of the second volume of the two volume set titled, “What’s Cookin’ Among Our Boys and Girls in the Armed Forces – The Cocalico Valley and World...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Fruit, diesel fuel rapid expansions

    For two Ephrata Township companies, business is good. Very good. Ephrata Township supervisors gave the green light to plans which would allow rapid expansion of both Stauffer Diesel and Golden State Fruit Company in order to accommodate...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Lincoln Elementary school being torn down
    Lincoln in the history books

      The Lincoln Elementary School is coming down and Lincoln Christian Homes is building up. The elementary school was being torn down last week and, in its place, the assisted living facility is planning an expansion. Nancy...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • home shot tues
    DA: Shooting believed to be ‘drug-related’

    Investigators this morning said the murder of 23-year-old Brett Simmons during a home invasion, double-shooting on Sept. 25 is believed to be drug-related. District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday that the possible motive related to the Clay...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Nickel Mines tragedy eight years later

      Eight years after the Nickel Mines tragedy, life has settled into a new normal for Ephrata’s Janice Ballenger, the deputy coroner who responded on that devasting day. Oct. 2 marks the anniversary of the Nickel Mines...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Memories bring them back

    If you grew up experiencing the Ephrata Fair, you developed a connection. Picture a bungee chord or a boomerang. If you left the area, you felt it tug on you in September. You knew you’d come back,...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Al Trimmer, who many have known as "the local UPS guy," serves up one of his many pumpkin funnel cakes served last week.
    Familiar face behind stand

      A seasoned veteran has stepped forward to fill the space held for years by the ever-popular Sweigart’s Steaks, and the man’s face is familiar to many in the greater Ephrata area. Many already knew the operator...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Dick, Rhonda, Gary and Joanne Pike, locking the door to Pike's Paint for the final time on Saturday afternoon. Missing from the photo was Randy Jo Warner, Joanne's daughter.
    Pike’s Paint closes after 61 years here

      Joanne Pike, her sons Dick and Gary, and Gary’s wife, Rhonda, locked the door on Pike’s Paint store Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. They shut the store for good, after a run of 61 years in...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • home shot tues
    Police hopeful in Clay murder investigation

    Police continue to investigate the armed home invasion late Thursday in Clay Township where masked shooters killed a 23-year old man and wounded his father. Brett J. Simmons, a 2009 Ephrata High School graduate, was killed at...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • A hair-do malfunction didn’t get in the way of victory Tuesday night for Amber Huber of Denver, champion of the 16-and-older female division, in the 38th annual pig chase at the Ephrata Fair.  It’s clear that her lively porcine partner cheered her on, perhaps even serving as a “guide pig” for part of the race.
    Ephrata Fair 2014: Inside the Pig and Rooster Chase

    Ephrata Review Reporter Patrick Burns looks inside the ring and behind the scenes of the Ephrata Fair’s pig and rooster chase.  Burns interviewed organizers and recorded the action-video on a Galaxy S4 phone.  The event typically attracts...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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