• Carol Stark tribute nets nearly two million views in first day

    Speaking on camera in Ephrata, Mike Rowe points to a building in the latest episode of his Facebook show “Returning the Favor” and says: “Carol Stark is in that building no doubt engaged in some do-gooder activity.”...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Pictured (left to right) with check: Chief William Harvey, Mayor Ralph Mowen, Council President Susan E. Rowe, Wellspan President Carrie Willetts, and Kim Stonebraker, manager of safety, security, and emergency management. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    WellSpan contributes to Ephrata’s safety initiatives

    While everyone knows crime doesn’t pay, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s recent gesture shows that safety and concern for the community certainly does. Ephrata Borough was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital at...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • TONIGHT: Students Vs. Staff

    Mounts vs. Mounts   Ephrata High School students hope to teach their instructors how to win on the hardwood. The inaugural “Students vs. Staff” basketball game is tomorrow night, Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the...

    • Posted March 8, 2018
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  • Membership has its benefits…now more than ever at the Ephrata pool

    Incentives added as rates rise for the upcoming season here Pass holders to the Ephrata Area Pool will find their rates have gone up by about five percent for the coming summer season. Borough Council is expected...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Check those scrapbooks!

    The 100th Ephrata Fair is rapidly approaching and so is publication of its special book celebrating a century of agriculture, food, fun and games. A committee has been busy lining up many special features for the 100th...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Recent high winds uprooted this evergreen, causing it to fall against Robert Vasko’s house next to his business, Brickerville Motors, along state Route 322. “I loved that tree,” Vasko said Saturday. He said it tipped over during Friday’s nor’easter and caused some roof damage to the old, stone home. He said he talked to the previous homeowner who remembered the tree being large even 50 years ago. Vasko estimated the tree to be at least 70 years old. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Ephrata Braces for More Weather

    Our go-to weather person Eric Horst at Millersville University had cautiously predicted snow would begin overnight on Tuesday but only light flurries were evident by around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Still, accumulations had begun on cars, decks, outdoor...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Gary Klinger stands in front of Highland Elementary, his former school which he celebrates in “School for the Ages,” published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual journal. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Klinger is true to his school

    Historical Society’s journal chronicles Highland Elementary’s history Highland Elementary School’s rich history is celebrated in “School for the Ages” by Gary Klinger. It’s published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata Cares group still trying to make impact

    Ephrata native Ryan Rettew had been employed as an autistic support teacher for the Eastern Lancaster County School District. She’s mom to 18-month-old Robin and she’s also a recovering addict. Rettew was one of the folks who...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • An early photo of the livestock show when it was still held uptown during fair week, near Washington Avenue. Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley
    From Farmers Day to Tent City

    The following is the second in a series of articles leading up to the 100th anniversary of The Ephrata Fair in September In 1919, residential Ephrata was very different from today. To the west, the town stopped...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Florida tragedy leads to board discussion on school safety

    The Ephrata School District will continue to keep student safety its top priority, and has no current plans to change any security measures, Superintendent Brian Troop told the board of directors at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. “We...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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