• Smucker tops King and takes 11th Congressional race

      Democrat Jess King’s year-long Congressional campaign received universal praise as tightly organized and focused along the way. While her failed bid to unseat GOP Lloyd Smucker played out Tuesday in a nearly 25,000 vote loss (among...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • The Winters Memorial luminaries, each represent a donation made to date toward the Veterans Plaza / Winters Leadership Memorial project, will honor the nearly 850,000 men and women who have given their lives in combat since the Revolutionary War. Review file photo
    Ephrata’s 5th Annual Luminary Tribute set for Nov. 10

    Continuing a tradition begun on Veterans Day 2014, The Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will host a moving luminary tribute to those who died in combat while serving our country on Saturday, Nov. 10. Approximately 400 luminaries will...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Remembering Ephrata’s fallen

    Anna Kemper was a young woman who volunteered to be a U.S. Army nurse shortly after the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917. She began her service on Aug. 15, 1917, and died at...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • This year’s Toyland was built from scratch, then assembled Nov. 3 at the Whistlestop Plaza. Photo by Dick Wanner
    It’s beginning to look a lot like…

    Volunteers transform Whistlestop Plaza into holiday Toyland When Sue Burkholder offered to turn Ephrata’s Whistlestop Plaza into a holiday season Toyland, she figured she’d have two good arms to work with. Then she fell and injured her...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Santa is ready to come to town once again, Nov. 23.
    Santa arrives in just two weeks!

    Members of the Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) and the community are once again combining forces to prepare for the lighting of the town Christmas tree in front of Ephrata National Bank and the arrival of Santa Claus...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • The fire swept through the complex on Oct. 25. Photo by Les Martzall
    Friendship Community home ‘uninhabitable’ after blaze

    The Friendship Community group home in Ephrata is uninhabitable after a fire swept through the complex on Oct. 25. Firefighters were evacuated from the building on at least two occasions during the second-alarm fire. According to broadcasts...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Ephrata teacher rushes to the rescue

    Lenny Harding, a Social Studies teacher and assistant football coach at Ephrata High School, typically walks the short distance from his classroom to the football field for practice at the end of the school day. But on...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • New owners Doug and Christine O’Brien, Akron, are turning the historic Clay Hotel into the StoneHouse Cafe. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    A dream becomes reality

    New owners reinventing historic Clay Hotel as a café The 1760’s inn that offered food, libations and lodging in the village of Clay will once again be a gathering place, but this time with a modern, java...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Polls open Tuesday

    The final weeks of local political campaigning leading to the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election featured a star-powered D.C. visit and a raucous final debate between foes running in the 11th Congressional District. Though some polls say...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Morgan Hosler (left) and Katie Summers stand with a sign for the EDO fundraiser. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EDO to host annual Adopt a Wreath or Tree fundraiser

    The Ephrata Development Organization (EDO) is hosting an annual Adopt a Wreath or Tree fundraiser to support the Ephrata community this holiday season. Main Street looks particularly beautiful during the holiday season, and this is a way...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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