• ER20141210_SkateparkCrowd
    Winter’s coming?

    Don’t tell these guys that winter is only a little more than a week away – they seem ready to skip right to spring. This past weekend, dozens stopped by the new skateboard park adjacent to the...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Ashley and Mike Kline
    Father speaks out on killers’ sentencing

    The father of Ashley Kline spoke out Tuesday night about his feelings on the sentencing of the men who savagely killed his daughter. Ryan Schannauer and Adam Lynch pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to avoid...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Budget
    Borough not budging on library budget

    The Ephrata Public Library made headlines recently as funding challenges induced dramatic cuts in services, hours of operation, and staff. So, as expected, library leaders brought their case for additional funding to Ephrata Borough’s Budget and Finance...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • Ryan Schannauer
    Schannauer pleads guilty; avoids death penalty

    Ryan Schannauer pleads guilty, avoids death penalty for the murder of Ashley Kline Judge David L. Ashworth sentenced Schannauer, 20, to life in prison plus 20 to 40 years Monday morning. Two former Cocalico High School students,...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Kerry Hendrickson Pepper
    Baby it’s cold outside

      Frosty weather greets Santa’s Black Friday arrival in Downtown Ephrata Santa’s Black Friday arrival at this year’s chilly downtown Christmas-tree lighting was perfect. Perfect for consuming hot chocolate, cider, coffee, popcorn, and cookies &tstr; all of...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata Borough Council man Robert Good will not seek reelection
    Good won’t seek re-election

    Daughter’s murder major factor in decision   The tragic loss of his daughter along with the exhaustion of his 12-year tenure have brought Ephrata Borough Councilman Robert Good to a decision: he will not seek re-election in...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Enthusiastic skateboarders line up to test drive Ephrata's new skatepark.
    X-gamers get early X-mas gift

    Anxious Ephrata kids last week opened an early Christmas present. Skateboarders, bicyclists, scooter-riders, rollerbladers and others trickled onto Ephrata Borough’s nearly completed, $220,000 concrete skatepark for a test-drive. Ephrata Borough Manager Robert Thompson said everything is completed...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Jim Summers, ERC executive director since 2012, began working at the Rec in 1980.
    Rec announces three-year, $500,000 fundraising campaign

    Held off on previous effort during bad economy, now in need of funds Since it’s the time of the year to give thanks, perhaps a shout out to the Ephrata Recreation Center is in order. The Rec,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Skittles Cropped Snow
    The ‘goldens’ rule again

    Reinholds dog rescue receives the most gifts in ‘Extraordinary Give’; Ephrata Library triples take Golden Retrievers once again shined in last Friday’s 24-hour online fundraising marathon “Extraordinary Give” — billed as the county’s “largest day of online...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Additional improvements coming to War Memorial Field?

    The next phase of renovations at the Ephrata War Memorial Field are being considered, but a final decision on whether to proceed has yet to be determined. At the Monday, Nov. 17, meeting of the Ephrata Area...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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