• Myrtle Martin
    Myrtle Martin, one of Ephrata’s first female principals, dies

    Ephrata lost a pioneer in education on Monday, June 23, when Myrtle S. Martin died at age 93. An unusual woman for her time, she was not only a college graduate with advanced degrees, but she was...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Free fireworks will once again light up the night sky over Ephrata on July 4
    Full day of fun planned for the Fourth here

      Thanks to the Ephrata Recreation Center, Ephrata Church of the Brethren and a whole host of community organizations, there will once again be a full evening of fun planned in the Lincoln Heights area on Friday,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Photo by Preston Whitcraft
A water retention tube spans the outfield of War Memorial Field’s baseball diamond. The tube will help retain any water run-off during the construction phase of the War’s turf field project.
    Turf project begins at War Memorial

    The potential for delay in starting the artificial turf project at War Memorial Field was perhaps imminent. But work will begin this morning, according to Brian Troop, Ephrata Area School District superintendent. The construction plan received final...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Smile Mile
    Mural brightens up Linear Trail

    Shaun Hogarth believes smiles are infectious. “When someone smiles at you, you generally smile back and that makes you feel good,” said Hogarth, an Ephrata artist. That thought inspired Hogarth’s latest mural which he completed last week...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Logan Usner (left) of the Ephrata Dragons tags out Brody Price of
the Warwick Phillies during Friday’s playoff game at Ephrata Twp.
Park. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Ephrata Dragons ousted from New Era Tourney

    The goal of the Ephrata Dragons was to take at least one game from the Warwick Phillies in their best-of-three first-round series in the New Era Midget-Midget Tournament. Last Friday night, they were threatening to do just...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Early childhood coordinator David Trout shows young children the joys 
of reading in the Ephrata Area School District. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Early learning vital for children

    As the early childhood coordinator at Ephrata Area School District, David Trout knows how vital it is for children to get a head start in literacy before they enter school. “If they haven’t had early learning, it’s...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Stevana and Zacharie are shown with some of the children in Haiti. The couple is determined to build 
an orphanage there and have already bought 2.5 acres of land.
    Couple united by mission to Haiti plan to build orphanage in Charrier

    Stevana Morris met Zacharie Estime for the first time in 2011. “I went to Haiti for one week with Cindy Zimmerman from New Life Mission,” Stevana explained, “and Zacharie was my translator. We stayed right there on...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Cocalico leaders meet
    Cocalico region officials reject bid

    It’s never going to be a win-win situation, but the officials whose municipalities co-own the huge warehouse and the 20.5-acre site it sits on at 1975 N. Reading Road in Denver decided not to snap up the...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • water bubbles in blue
    Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata Homes of Hope celebrates 10 years of helping

    Homes of Hope is celebrating ten years as a faith-based transitional housing ministry for the Ephrata-Akron area, under the umbrella of Love in the Name of Christ (Love, INC.), Lancaster. “This ministry is ten years old, and...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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