• ‘This community stepped up

      Brendan Holbritter’s near-death experience and miraculous recovery sets stage for one-on-one hoops match with ‘Father John’   Father John McLoughlin, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and parishioner Brendan Holbritter, 17-year-old Ephrata High School...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • A great day in the park

    Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park was the scene Sunday of a memorable Day in the Park, with free bingo for adults, free pony rides, a bouncy house, and barrel train rides for kids, and more than 100...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Now showing

      Revamped Main opens Thursday   The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • A great day in the park

      Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park was the scene Sunday of a memorable Day in the Park, with free bingo for adults, free pony rides, a bouncy house, and barrel train rides for kids, and more than...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Council approves plans for Re-Uzit

    Ephrata Borough Council approved six waiver/modifications and the final land development plan this week for the Ephrata Re-Uzit Stores Inc., paving the way for the charity business to expand its operation and relocate to 1040 South State...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Bartholomew named ‘Outstanding Policeman’

    Three members of the Ephrata Police Department received honors for their work at this week’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting, including a detective who has been named 2017’s “Outstanding Policeman of the Year.” Detective Brandon Bartholomew earned that...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • The Ketchum family open the New Main Thursday evening. They are (left to right) Penn, Aimee, Marley and Kayla.
    Now showing: Revamped Main opens Thursday

    The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far the local response has been incredible.”...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Brendan Holbritter began a 48-day hospital stay critically injured. But the 17-year-old Ephrata High School athlete this week shot hoops and swam in the family’s backyard pool near a "Welcome Home Brendan" sign placed June 7, the day of his return. Photo by Paulette Holbritter
    ‘This community stepped up’

    Brendan Holbritter’s near-death experience and miraculous recovery sets stage for one-on-one hoops match with ‘Father John’ Father John McLoughlin, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and parishioner Brendan Holbritter, 17-year-old Ephrata High School junior, recently...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Some would say the timing of it all was perfect as Tuesday night’s heavy downpour came just before members of the Ephrata High School Class of 2017 did the traditional toss of the caps at the end of the commencement ceremony. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS finishes 122nd commencement just as downpour sends grads, crowd running

    The alphabetical presentation of high school diplomas made it to the “Ws” before the skies opened up and drenched the massive crowd of family and friends of the 2017 graduating class of Ephrata High School at the...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Nasir “Jadon” Pfautz’s recovery from a severe vehicle accident last fall served as an inspiration to everyone. Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
    An improbable walk

    Jadon Pfautz knew just what to do. After all, he was in a similar, if almost identical situation back in January. So when Pfautz and his family visited Brendan Holbritter in his hospital room two days after...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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