• Penny Fasnacht and Phylicia Dissinger with baby Willow
    Special Delivery… from Grandma

    You can be sure that Penny Fasnacht never expected to deliver her seventh grandchild. The Ephrata grandma isn’t a midwife. She’s not a nurse. She’s not an EMT either. Fasnacht works at Ephrata National Bank, and usually...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Reddig at home in Ephrata, where he lives with Carmen, his wife of 70 years.
    Ephrata veteran recalls Hiroshima just before his 94th birthday

    In his nearly 94 years, Ephrata Township’s Charlie Reddig has witnessed the remarkable, survived the unthinkable, and thrived in a life beautiful for its normalcy. It all could have ended before it began. In 1945, while returning...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • First grade teacher Marilyn Molchany proudly watches DJ Gibbs show Phil Eby how to use a “work mat” to solve math problems. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata School Board: Problem solving skills on display

    School directors were treated to a presentation of problem-solving skills by six-year-olds when the Ephrata School Board met in Fulton Elementary School on Jan. 29. Fulton Principal Josh McCracken introduced the “Reflection Team Planning” concept to the...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • The Ephrata Fair: 100 years and counting

    The following is the first in a monthly series of articles focused on the Ephrata Fair, leading up to its 100th anniversary in September. When the Ephrata Fair opens this September, it will bring with it an...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Chamber’s new chamber

    Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce has a new name and new home in the Brossman Business Complex A quiet wave of change has impacted some Ephrata business advocacy groups. Perhaps the most significant adjustments become effective tomorrow,...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Have you seen Ownen May

    By Patrick Burns The East Cocalico Township Police Department, along with the cooperation of several other agencies, are attempting to locate a missing 12 year old boy. Owen May, 5’4”, white, male, weight 120 pounds, unknown clothing...

    • Posted January 25, 2018
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  • “An Improbable Life” chronicles the big impact of a small man.
    It takes an improbable life to inspire an improbable book

    It took Michael Peuler learning about the calling and purpose of Howard Dillaman to gain perspective on his own life. Peuler, formerly of Ephrata, had a hamburger and shared french fries with Dillaman every Tuesday at McDonald’s...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • The interior of the Café at Ten Thousand Villages.
    Fulfilling a mission; café announces closing

    The Café at Ten Thousand Villages has always held a place in the hearts of local residents, using it as a haven to gather and talk about the week, or to simply enjoy live music on Friday...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Pour Man’s brewery partners James Stauffer (left), Sam Son (center) and Ryan Foltz celebrate zoning approval for their new brew pub in Ephrata by lifting small kegs called “sixtels.” Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Pour Man’s could be hopping by summer

    New brew pub gets zoning board approval Three beer-savvy friends have gotten the go-ahead to open the taps at Pour Man’s Brewing Co., with hopes of making the borough a craft beer destination. Co-owner Ryan Foltz credits...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Ephrata Twp. approves new church construction

    Ephrata Township Supervisors gave final approval this week for a new church for the Evangel Assembly of God, to be built along Hahnstown Road adjacent to the campus of the Lancaster County Bible Church. The main church...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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