• Clay wins national award

    Clay Elementary School has netted a national award bestowed for outstanding achievement to only two schools each year. The school has been recognized as a National Title I Distinguished School chosen by the National Title I Association....

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Deana Long (left) showed her love and support for her sister Sharyn
Rissler by having her head shaved at the middle school miniTHON
Friday night.
    ‘Close’ shave

    Long once again removes hair to honor sister battling another round of cancer For years local high school student councils have helped raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a charitable organization based out of PennStateMiltonS.HersheyMedicalCenter, whose...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • More than funds being raised at miniTHON

    The Ephrata Area School District has once again risen to the occasion, showing its true colors with its contribution to the Four Diamonds Fund. The annual miniTHON events held by both the middle school and high schools...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • The new tunnel constructed underneath Route 272, that will be part of the rail trail extension from Ephrata to Akron.
    Akron ready for its rail trail bids

    By Nov. 1 of this year, you should be able to strap your rollerblades on in downtown Ephrata, next to the former C.P. Wenger grain silos, and skate your way to the western limits of Akron Borough....

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Winters Memorial springs forward

    Efforts to create a Winters Leadership Memorial and Veterans Plaza continue to move forward, drawing interest even from outside the Ephrata community. That was part of the message Rebecca Gallagher brought to Ephrata Borough Council Monday night...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • EHS students make second period honor roll

    The following students were named to the Ephrata High School honor roll for the second marking period: Grade nine: Nathan Adams, Brooke Balmer, Taylor Barnes, Dana Battle, Jairund Baumgardner, Eshkolwein Baykeda, Kacie Been, Stephanie Beiler, Jenna Black,...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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  • Martin Hinkley
    Ephrata Cloister welcomes new choral director

    Historic Ephrata Cloister is pleased to announce that Martin Hinkley has been selected to direct the Ephrata Cloister Chorus. Hinkley brings with him a strong background in music and music history. He holds a bachelor of science...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Ephrata Borough Manager RobertThompson discusses a draft proposal aimed at overhaulling the borough’s rental ordinance. Photo by Pat Burns
    Tenets for tenants

    Unlike many landlords, Dave Plaksin is OK with Ephrata Borough Council’s plan to overhaul its rental ordinance. Plaksin, owner of the red-brick Mentzer apartment building on the State and Main street intersection, said it’s fine to strengthen...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Joshua Marc Allen
    EHS grad, pastor, 30,dies in Texas crash

    EHS grad, pastor, 30,dies in Texas crash Joshua Marc Allen, 30, of Las Cruces, N.M., was tragically killed in an accident near the Vinton, Texas, exit Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Allen was the son of the Rev....

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Second McDonald’s approved Tuesday

    It’s official! McDonald’s is coming to Ephrata Township. A brand new “golden arches” restaurant, the second in town, will fill the final unoccupied parcel of the Ephrata Marketplace complex with construction to begin by the end of...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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