• Reinholds teen skates to nationals

    This summer, Thomas, Jessica, and Alana Ressler of Reinholds took a cross-country trip to Washington state. But it wasn’t sightseeing that brought this trio to the northwest. Rather, it was Alana, a roller skater, who had the...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • A cure for the Tuesday blues

    Three guys from Rehoboth, Del., drove to Ephrata Tuesday night for the second Concert by the Creek of the 2019 season. During a break, drummer Paul Weik said the three bandmates all live in the popular beach...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Annual Ice Cream Social Aug. 4

    On Sunday, Aug. 4, the Ephrata Cloister Associates will host their annual Ice Cream Social from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, located at 632 W. Main St., Ephrata. Attendees will be able to...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Octogenarian trucker has spent his life on the road

    Alan Ehnat has spent his life on the road. But even the spry 87 year old shook his head in surprise when he added up the years and found it had been more than six decades behind...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • A job tailor-made for her

    Legally blind, seamstress finds fulfillment crafting pillowcase dresses Brenda Brown has never been to the Philippines, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic. But her hand-sewn dresses have. In these countries, some 250 little girls have...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata council lauds design contest winners

    Young environmentalists were honored at Ephrata’s Borough Council’s July 8 meeting. Third graders from Highland Elementary School Ryan Mentzer and Mya Brendle stood and received applause from council as group winners of a design contest that targeted...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Thanks to a strong breaststroke leg, Ephrata’s Alyssa Fedorshak swims to a seventh-place finish in the girls 15-18 year-old 100-meter Individual Medley in a time of 1:19.87. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Tidal Waves win team title in Manheim Fast & Furious

      Kauri Parsons won three individual gold medals and the Ephrata Tidal Waves went on to claim the team championship at the Manheim Fast and Furious Meet last Saturday. With 364 total points, Ephrata held off runner-up...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Ethan Sipe (bib number 613), surrounded by family and friends, gets a strong start in the Ephrata Firecracker 5-Miler. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    From tragedy to triumph

    Exactly one year after jet skiing accident, Ethan Sipe completes the Ephrata Firecracker It was a celebration full of emotion and gratefulness as Ethan Sipe crossed the finish line of the annual Ephrata Firecracker 5-Mile Run held...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • In Monday’s Lebanon County American Legion finals, pitcher Aiden Bracken (right) fires a stike against Campbelltown. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Campbelltown tops Ephrata to win Lebanon County title

    Chryslers set to host Regional Tournament starting this Friday       Turning disappointment into a positive is something that many coaches strive to do and Ephrata Post 429 skipper Derek Sipe is no exception. Monday night,...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Take precautions in extreme summer heat

    Take precautions in extreme summer heat If you’re keeping score, according to Eric Horst, we’re just past the halfway point of the year and we’re tracking .36 degrees above normal and year-to-date rainfall is 1.51 inches above...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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