• Logan Usner (left) of the Ephrata Dragons tags out Brody Price of
the Warwick Phillies during Friday’s playoff game at Ephrata Twp.
Park. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Ephrata Dragons ousted from New Era Tourney

    The goal of the Ephrata Dragons was to take at least one game from the Warwick Phillies in their best-of-three first-round series in the New Era Midget-Midget Tournament. Last Friday night, they were threatening to do just...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Early childhood coordinator David Trout shows young children the joys 
of reading in the Ephrata Area School District. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Early learning vital for children

    As the early childhood coordinator at Ephrata Area School District, David Trout knows how vital it is for children to get a head start in literacy before they enter school. “If they haven’t had early learning, it’s...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Stevana and Zacharie are shown with some of the children in Haiti. The couple is determined to build 
an orphanage there and have already bought 2.5 acres of land.
    Couple united by mission to Haiti plan to build orphanage in Charrier

    Stevana Morris met Zacharie Estime for the first time in 2011. “I went to Haiti for one week with Cindy Zimmerman from New Life Mission,” Stevana explained, “and Zacharie was my translator. We stayed right there on...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Cocalico leaders meet
    Cocalico region officials reject bid

    It’s never going to be a win-win situation, but the officials whose municipalities co-own the huge warehouse and the 20.5-acre site it sits on at 1975 N. Reading Road in Denver decided not to snap up the...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • water bubbles in blue
    Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata Homes of Hope celebrates 10 years of helping

    Homes of Hope is celebrating ten years as a faith-based transitional housing ministry for the Ephrata-Akron area, under the umbrella of Love in the Name of Christ (Love, INC.), Lancaster. “This ministry is ten years old, and...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Township is on the radar

      Ephrata Township has added its voice to a growing chorus of local municipalities supporting efforts in Harrisburg to give local law enforcement the same radar speed enforcement equipment used by State Police. In recent weeks, Ephrata...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • No-tax-hike budget OK’d by Ephrata

    There was good news for property owners within the Ephrata Area School District Monday night as the school board passed its new budget without a tax increase. District officials said this was due largely to an infusion...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Elam H. Martzall, retired postman, active in the community, dies at 87

      Elam H. Martzall, 87, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Norman and Sallie (Hirneisen) Martzall and was...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Emily Holtz (right) displays her first-place medal as she stands with her mentor, baking and pastry arts instructor, Tracie Gotshall.
    Ephrata teen wins state baking competition

      Emily Holtz of Ephrata has won the SkillsUSA Skilled and Technical Sciences state competition for commercial baking. Holtz is a senior at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in Mount Joy. In June, she will go...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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