• Randy Walker, a 1982 Ephrata graduate currently in his fourth year of battling ALS, got his wish of seeing son Calvin graduate Tuesday night. Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
    Battling ALS, Walker sees his dream goal come true

    It was shortly after he received the awful news of his ALS diagnosis on Jan. 30, 2014 that 1982 Ephrata High School graduate Randy Walker set the first goal of his battle. He wanted to see his...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Cinder, the new and improved version, debuts at Applebee's Restaurant at 5 p.m. on June 13
    Comic unmakeover

    Cinder the Fire Protection Clown is gone forever. But his successor may look a bit familiar to those who’ve encountered the popular Pioneer Fire Company mascot at schools, parades and other events. Cinder, the new and improved...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Council gets look at new Re-Uzit building plan

    A final building plan for Ephrata’s Re-Uzit Stores Inc. was submitted to borough council Monday evening. The Re-Uzit Store, a mainstay non-profit business along Main Street for many years, will be moving operations to 1054 S. State...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • ‘Re-maining’ the Main

      By Patrick Burns Penn Ketchum wasted no time after officially acquiring the Ephrata Main movie house on Sunday. On Monday, workers removed all of the old seats. By Tuesday, 90 new high-back leather “rockers” were installed...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Ephrata police recognized for life saving actions

    School resource officer gives update On the evening of March 1, Ephrata police officers Brian Dell Isola, Sean O’Hanlon and officer in training Cody Newswanger were instrumental in saving the life of a woman who scaled a...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Ephrata Main Theatre changing hands

    At the end of the week, Penn and Amiee Ketchum will take control of and begin renovations of the Ephrata Main Theatre. Owners Steve and Karen Brown, who’ll open the theater for one last weekend, had struggled...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • EHS seniors file toward the stage area at graduation Thursday.
    Ephrata’s 122nd commencement set for Tuesday at War Memorial

    Ephrata High School will hold its 122st commencement exercises Tuesday, June 6. Ephrata Area School District announced ceremonies are set for 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. It will be held at Ephrata Middle School in case...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Library, WellSpan ECH host ‘Healthy Day in the Park’

    Ephrata Public Library and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital are teaming up to host Healthy Day in the Park from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3 in Grater Memorial Park, Ephrata. This free fitness and family fun...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Rebecca Lawrence as "Repunzel" and Laura Brandt as "Batgirl" are preparing for Health Day in the Park
    Groff celebrates 50 years at ENB

    Fifty years is a milestone in people’s lives. A 50-year wedding anniversary is something to celebrate, as is 50 years with the same company. Aaron Groff Jr. celebrated the latter April 10. The president, chairman and chief...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • West Cocalico talks roads, bridges

    Roads and bridge work were the major issues of discussion in the West Cocalico Township Supervisors meeting May 16. Roadmaster Tom Showalter told the board his department successfully took street sweeping debris to a landfill as per...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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