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    Fest brewin’ downtown

      Ephrata Borough Council on Monday approved a request to hold BrewFest, a craft beer festival in downtown Ephrata. Downtown Ephrata Inc. got the green light to use the Whistle Stop Plaza and parking lot for the...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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    VIDEO: Friends honored Kien Lopez, Ephrata HS student killed in crash

    Kien Xavier Lopez, an 18-year-old Ephrata High School senior, was killed  in a one-car crash in Penn Township early Saturday morning.       The death caused an outpouring of farewells from friends and classmates who created...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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    Shooter named in road rage incident

    While police have not identified the two men involved in Wednesday’s road rage shooting, the Record Express has learned through reliable sources that the gun was fired by Jim Mellinger, a 74-year-old Lititz area resident. Darrel Smith,...

    • Posted May 8, 2015
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  • Convoy tradition continues

    With a balmy 86 degree forecast projected here for Sunday, it’s a sure bet that thousands of Ephrata area residents will bring bag chairs and blankets and head out to a long-running Mother’s Day tradition here. In...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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    EASD, Foundation partner to launch new P2P Academy

    The Ephrata Area School District and Ephrata Area Education Foundation announced it will launch the P2P Academy, a new component of the Parent to Parent (P2P) program, in May to help ensure children start school with skills...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • !!! Detour Troubles 2
    Bridge repair project creates bumpy ride

    by Patrick Burns The long anticipated Route 272 detour that started 11 a.m. Monday will end in some 440 days. Yet it took only a few hours before concerned residents and community leaders soured on safety issues...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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    Charlie Fisher new boys hoop coach

    Ephrata hires Fisher as boys hoop coach Ephrata tapped into one of the most successful programs in the L-L League to find its new head boys basketball coach. Monday night at the monthly Ephrata school board meeting,...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Ephrata approves tentative teachers’ contract

      Salary increases average 2.8 percent per year by Patrick Burns “It’s a deal that sets a course for the future.” That’s how Ephrata School District Superintendent Brian Troop described a new three-year deal the school board...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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  • War Endzone
    War Memorial bathroom project approved

    The Ephrata Area School Board on Monday approved the second part of the War Memorial Field upgrade project. It approved contract bids totaling $800,846 to upgrade the War Memorial bathroom building. The bids still require a surety...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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    Burned-out McDonald’s demolition begins

    Bill Brown, co-owner the burned-out McDonald’s in Ephrata today began the tear-down of the old restaurant at 140 N. Reading Road in the Cloister Shopping Center.    The new one is expected to open by mid-July, Justin Sipe,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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