• Reiner and Marita Henn from Eberbach, Germany
    Celebrating 40th year of Sister-city relationship

    As twin towns across the ocean, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and Eberbach, Germany, have much in common. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the two towns marked their 40th anniversary as sister cities at a Friends of Eberbach celebration at the...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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    Akron welcomes new council member

    Board has lengthy discussion on  proposed changes to the borough’s temporary sign  and  zoning ordinances By Dick Wanner With a unanimous voice vote, Akron borough council appointed Nathan Imhoff to fill the a vacant seat on the...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Rick and Amanda Wagner with five-month-old daughter Sophia are home from an almost three-month stay at CHOP.
    Sunnier days for Sophia

    Leukemia-stricken Ephrata baby set for Nov. 1 bone marrow transplant Rick and Amanda Wagner moved into their home in Ephrata in July. Just two weeks later, before all the boxes were unpacked, they learned their 12-week-old baby,...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • The port-a-potty located near the Veterans Plaza and Winters Memorial Trail has prompted much discussion at Ephrata Borough Council meetings. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Debate continues over public toilet’s proximity to Winters memorial

    The statue which memorializes Ephrata’s Major Dick Winters will be a stop on the upcoming Celebrate Ephrata 2016 Tour of Historic Places event Oct. 22. It will also be the focal point of an annual Veterans Day...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Ephrata National Bank is one of three local C. Emlen Urban designs featured in the upcoming tour of historic places. Photo courtesy of Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.
    Urban still has an impact in Ephrata

    Tour of historic places set for Oct. 2 When you drive through the Borough of Ephrata, you will see buildings that were designed by C. Emlen Urban. Three of those properties will be highlighted Saturday, Oct. 22,...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • The historic former Sprecher Hardware building on East Main Street (now Hometown Refurnishing) is part of the Oct. 22 tour.
    A ‘magical history tour’

    Multiple local anniversaries will be celebrated with Oct. 22 event The architecture and history of Ephrata is front and center on Saturday, Oct. 22 for the biennial walking tour of the Historic Preservation Trust (HPT) of Lancaster...

    • Posted October 6, 2016
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  • Micah Martin
    Ephrata student named National Merit semi-finalist

    Micah Martin, an Ephrata High School senior, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist. Martin is among nearly 16,000 semi-finalists nationwide, of whom 7,500 are estimated to move on as finalists and earn the Merit...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Caitlyn and Joshua Ackley
    Bride and groom postpone wedding due to brain surgery

    Two weeks later, ceremony is on When the bride and groom took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife just last week, their guests cheered. It wasn’t the fancy footwork demonstrated by newly...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • The homecoming court at Ephrata High School includes (from left) Meredith Fagan, Anna Brubaker, Amber Dietrich, Johanna Hoffer, Annie Vogt and Jordan Welsh. Photo by Jeremy Bischoff
    Ephrata homecoming queen will be crowned Friday

    Ephrata High School will crown its 2016 homecoming queen at its football game with Garden Spot. The game starts at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. Members of the homecoming court are: Anna Brubaker is the daughter...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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