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    EASD talks tech with parents

    The future is now at the Ephrata Area School District. This fall, all fifth and sixth graders will be assigned iPads, while those in seventh through 12th grade will be assigned laptops. The move signals a major...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Vince DePaul serves up Lancaster Brewing Company’s popular seasonal “Blue Trail Lemon Blueberry SHandy." Photo by Patrick Burns
    Ephrata Brewfest Success!

    “Really good beer, really good people, and really good weather.” That’s how Ephrata resident Ron Malkin summed up the inaugural Ephrata Brewfest last Saturday. The event, which was three years in the making, amazed even veterans of...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Chief William Harvey, Lt. Thomas Shumaker, Lt. Christopher McKim, Mayor Ralph Mowen, and Scott McCloud hold a box donated to Ephrata that honors Ephrata Police chief James McCloud, who held the position from 1926 to 1928. Photo by Patrick Burns
    McCloud proud

    Months of indecision preceded Scott McCloud’s call to the Ephrata Police Department in December. Even as Lt. Christopher McKim picked up the phone, McCloud wasn’t convinced if Ephrata PD would be interested in items he’d gathered in...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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    Out of Tears: A parent’s perspective on addiction

    “Out of Tears” is one story in a monthly series on the addiction crisis facing our society. The series is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 160-bed addiction treatment center...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    Ephrata teen dies in motorcycle crash

    An 18-year-old Ephrata motorcyclist died in a crash in Ephrata June 15, authorities said. The crash occurred at Church Avenue and Industrial Drive, about a mile north of downtown Ephrata, at 1:20 p.m. The victim was identified...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    EASD agrees to 2 percent tax increase

    School board’s 2016-17 budget is $63.63M, boosted by $1.4M increase in retirement funding liabilities to the PSER’s program Ephrata Area School Board has adopted its 2016-17 budget which includes a 2 percent take hike. With a new...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    It’s hop’ning (Ephrata Brewfest Sold-out!)

    Inaugural Ephrata Brewfest rocks Saturday with 12 craft breweries By Patrick Burns The configuration of Saturday afternoon’s inaugural Ephrata Brewfest at the Whistle Stop Plaza Saturday will be an enclosed area that extends from Main Street back...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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  • Readers share their stories of drug addiction

    The following two letters were submitted by local readers. Their names have been removed to protect the families involved: Letter No. 1. Janice, this is my story. I need to share it. I was adopted at the...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • ER20160615_COCCHSGraduation
    Cocalico High Class of 2016 takes its big step forward

    Friends and family brought their #YOLO attitudes to celebrate the 261 members of the Cocalico High School Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies held the evening of June 9 at Calvary Church in Ephrata. #YOLO is a...

    • Posted June 20, 2016
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    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Oregon Dairy, Rohrer Seeds partner up for family fun

    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm and Oregon Dairy are hosting a variety of activities this summer – and offering kids and families plenty of reasons to look forward to a fun fall season. Stop by Oregon Dairy for...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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