• Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
Who will wear the crown Friday night when Ephrata High School announces its 2014 Homecoming Queen during half-time of its game against Pequea Valley at War Memorial Field? Shown are the candidates (left to right) Mackenzie Lagaza, Andrea Castillo, Katie Hammaker, Morgan Weaver, Kelly Liebl, Emily Yarger.
    Queens for a night

      Andrea Castillo is the daughter of Pedro Castillo and Berna Romero. Andrea has participated on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also plans to continue to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    ACLU rejects ‘broad’ rental rules

    Says it could negatively impact victims of domestic violence The American Civil Liberties Union has warned Ephrata Borough officials last week that its proposed rental ordinance is filled with legal red flags. Ephrata’s ordinance would penalize individual...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    Man charged with animal cruelty

    There are three differing stories relating to how a cat was critically injured at Raymond R. Rehak’s residence at 305 Duke Street. on Sept. 30. However, the indisputable fact is Rehak was charged on Thursday with cruelty...

    • Posted October 12, 2014
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  • EPAC announces 2015 season

    EPAC is on an artistic roll, and the 2015 season promises to be no different. They have put together an amazing selection of plays and musicals that will make audiences laugh, cry, sing out loud, and contemplate...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • Volume II of Tributes to Cocalico Valley WWII Veterans available

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley announces the publication of the second volume of the two volume set titled, “What’s Cookin’ Among Our Boys and Girls in the Armed Forces – The Cocalico Valley and World...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Fruit, diesel fuel rapid expansions

    For two Ephrata Township companies, business is good. Very good. Ephrata Township supervisors gave the green light to plans which would allow rapid expansion of both Stauffer Diesel and Golden State Fruit Company in order to accommodate...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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    Lincoln in the history books

      The Lincoln Elementary School is coming down and Lincoln Christian Homes is building up. The elementary school was being torn down last week and, in its place, the assisted living facility is planning an expansion. Nancy...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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    DA: Shooting believed to be ‘drug-related’

    Investigators this morning said the murder of 23-year-old Brett Simmons during a home invasion, double-shooting on Sept. 25 is believed to be drug-related. District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday that the possible motive related to the Clay...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Nickel Mines tragedy eight years later

      Eight years after the Nickel Mines tragedy, life has settled into a new normal for Ephrata’s Janice Ballenger, the deputy coroner who responded on that devasting day. Oct. 2 marks the anniversary of the Nickel Mines...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Memories bring them back

    If you grew up experiencing the Ephrata Fair, you developed a connection. Picture a bungee chord or a boomerang. If you left the area, you felt it tug on you in September. You knew you’d come back,...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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