• Gordon Denlinger
    Denlinger staying in race

    Don’t count Gordon Denlinger out just yet. Denlinger last week failed to earn the county GOP’s endorsement for his bid to take the state senate seat Mike Brubaker will vacate in 2015. But, despite criticism already leveled...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Rental ordinance debate advances

    Ephrata Borough on Monday moved closer to establishing a new rental ordinance aimed at curbing disruptive behavior by tenants in the borough’s nearly 2,300 rental units. Several council members and a 45-member audience attended the development activities...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Murder suspects could face death penalty

    Accused murderers Adam Lynch and Ryan Schannauer could face the death penalty. The Lancaster County District Attorney would not rule out that possibility following their appearance before District Judge Tony S. Russell in Ephrata Monday. Police charged...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Grace McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15. Grace celebrated her birthday with family and is shown with (left to right) her son Richard McCoy, granddaughter Laurie Fisher and her husband Wayne Fisher, daughter-in-law Suzanne McCoy, and great-grandchildren Jillian and Clay Fisher.
    Celebrating 101 years young

    Grace McCoy is 101 years young. McCoy celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 15 at Fairmount Homes with her family and enjoyed a slice of her favorite birthday cake, chocolate with peanut butter icing. Her advice to everyone...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Ryan Aument discusses his GOP endorsement for the the 36th Senatorial District seat vacated by Mike Brubaker. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Aument joy

    41st House rep bests Denlinger to receive county GOP endorsement for the 36th Senatorial District seat Ryan Aument received the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s endorsement for the 36th Senatorial District seat at the GOP convention Tuesday...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Bryan Sanguinito
    Sanguinito seeks House seat

    Ephrata’s Bryan Sanguinito, 38, former president of the Reading Education Association, has declared his candidacy for the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. He hopes to serve the people of the 99th Legislative District, which includes the Eastern...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Former Ephrata resident Elaine Vazquez teaches a Zumba class in Florida. The 69-year-old’s classes range in size from 15 students to 50, depending on the season.
    Meanwhile in Florida…

    Former Ephrata resident and teacher helps keep fellow retirees fit down south Elaine Vazquez may be the perfect example of the saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” She and husband, Frank, moved...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Township supports task force

    Ephrata Township Supervisors have agreed to at least partial funding of the Lancaster County Drug Task Force. Currently, funding for the task force is through assessments sent to each municipality. However, not all municipal groups appropriate funding,...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Ralph W. Fortna
    Ralph W. Fortna 84, retired Cocalico teacher, part-time handyman, former pastor

    Ralph W. Fortna, 84, of Lititz, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on August 17, 1929 in Jonestown, he was the son of the late John H. and Tillie R. (Wentling) Fortna....

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • ernoticetoreaders
    Dear subscriber,

    We want to apologize to those of you who may have experienced a disruption of service due to Thursday’s snowstorm. Please contact our office and we will get a paper out to you Friday. In the meantime,...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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