• B Lo The Influence Muzik

    Ephrata-raised rapper Brett Shepherd composes for brand Ephrata-raised rapper Brett Shepherd is currently pursuing his dreams in the city of Pittsburgh. By day, he works on cars and is looking to attain his Automotive Service Excellence certification; by...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Help sought for homeless vet

    Homeless vet Joe Fox faces eviction today from Ephrata Twp. property   By Patrick Burns By all accounts, 78-year-old, Joe Fox did not always do things the right way. In fact, his friend Bill Whiskeyman said Joe...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata mayor advocates for more trees in borough

    Keeping the community of Ephrata beautiful by planting more trees is a commitment that’s important to Ephrata’s Mayor Ralph Mowen, he told borough council on Jan. 14. At borough council’s voting session, Mowen read an Arbor Day...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Girls prepare to blaze a trail to Eagle

    The national story about the evolving Boy Scouts of America took a local turn Monday night, Dec. 17, when former Scoutmaster Abraham Shrom signed an application to charter a new troop in West Earl Township. Shrom was...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • EHS mourns loss of freshman and 2018 grad

    This week, Ephrata High School mourns the loss of two students — freshman Emily Rachelle Ramirez and 2018 graduate Jaden Truskey. Ramirez, 14, passed away Jan. 15 at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Truskey, 18, a freshman...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • They’re Ephrata-to-Ephrata pen pals

    According to the Internet’s dictionary.com, a pen pal is defined as a person with whom one keeps up an exchange of letters, usually someone so faraway that a personal meeting is unlikely. It was 1967, when the...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Ephrata shares its renowned ‘Life Ready’ program

    While the basics will always be taught, today’s students need an expanded and relevant curriculum to help them negotiate toward future success, the Ephrata Area School District has determined. In the Ephrata district, the Life Ready Graduate...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Akron’s Hillcrest will remain open in 2019

    Swim club approaches council about its future Hillcrest Swim Club officials say the gates will open for the 2019 swimming season. That’s news because the 88-member club, an Akron institution since 1960, faced a boatload of financial...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata Township grants Sheetz liquor license

    With no input from the public, and no qualms from the local police department, Ephrata Township supervisors recently approved the request for a liquor license for the Sheetz convenience store located at 891 E. Main St. in...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Locals earn blue ribbons at PA Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 103rd year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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