• Scout’s honor 70 years in the making

    Doris White, a former Ephrata resident, who now resides at Cornwall Manor, received her 70-year membership pin recently from representatives of the Cedars Service Unit at a Foxfire meeting at nearby Camp Furnace Hills. She joined Girl...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Flying pumpkins spice up downtown this Saturday

    Pumpkins will become projectiles once again with the return of the Ephrata Mini Punkin Chunkin Contest Oct 18. The 3rd annual Ephrata Get Your Gourd On event will take place in downtown Ephrata from 9 a.m.-1 p.m....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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Mike Wenger, executive director of TNT Youth Ministry, leads group time at the Mohler Church of the Brethren. Area youth can attend any of the three centers in the Ephrata area for a safe and positive place to hang out.
    TNT Ministries looks to provide safe place for youth

    TNT Youth Ministry has a message for the Ephrata community. They have a safe and positive place for teens to hang out. “We just want to put the word out there that we have these youth centers...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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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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