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    WRITE-IN Winner In Ephrata 3rd Ward

    Write-in candidate Eric Robertson defeated incumbent Barry L. Meashey in the Ephrata 3rd-ward Constable race.  Glenn Beiler, Ephrata Republican Committee,  said there’s been a sudden interest in challenging for constable positions in the area.   If a...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    TURKEY HILL GUNMAN CAPTURED

    TURKEY HILL GUNMAN CAPTURED Ephrata and Cocalico Twp. Police last night captured fugitive JAMES GEHMAN at about 11 p.m. Gehman, age 41, of Reinholds, is charged with  robbing a Turkey Hill in Ephrata Township on Sept., 30 2015....

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • EHS & Cocalico receive top performance scores in Lancaster

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the 2014-15 School Performance Profile (SPP) scores for all high schools in the state. Ephrata High School received the highest SPP score in Lancaster County and ranked 16th in the...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • The EHS Class of ‘94 recently made a donation to Veterans Place. Shown in photo are (left to right): Eric Nissley, Class of ‘94; Joanne Bender, Class of ‘94; Robert Wilson, director of Veterans Place; and James Kline, resident of Veterans Place.
    EHS Class of 94 makes donation to Veterans Place

    Social media gets a bad rap most of the time, but in the case of the Veterans Place and Ephrata High School Class of 1994, it played a big part in helping local veterans. The Class of...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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    WellSpan Health Appoints New President for WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

    WellSpan Health has named Carrie E. Willetts, a Virginia health care executive, as senior vice president for the health system and president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, effective Jan. 11, 2016. Willetts brings experience in operations, strategic...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election
    Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election

    WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2016. A leading defender of human rights, Rep. Pitts has represented the Sixteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania since...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • Ephrata Public Library Director of Development Joy Ashley (left) ac - cepts an annual fund $5,000 challenge match donated by Penny Talbert, executive director, on Oct. 19.
    Director’s fund challenge match accepted at library

    The director of the Ephrata Public Library is supporting her workplace with her own money — and in the process is challenging others to do the same. “This is a brand new $5,000 challenge,” said Joy Ashley,...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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    PennDOT: Route 272 bridge glitch fixed

    by Patrick Burns PennDOT this week offered a detailed explanation on the delayed construction on the Route 272-Reading Road bridge project over U.S. 322 in Ephrata Borough. Many observant readers have asked why Route 272 had been...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    GOP wins big here

    But  Democrats gain control of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court by PATRICK BURNS Despite perfect weather with 70-plus temperatures on Election Day Tuesday, one Ephrata polling official reported voter turnout at about 10 percent by mid-day. And it didn’t...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Presently, Catherine is performing the lead role of Phoebe D’Ysquith
in the Broadway show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
    Catherine Walker shares herself

    Many EPAC alumni have found themselves on television, in film, or appearing on Broadway. The latter is the case with Lancaster Catholic High School grad Catherine Walker, whose Broadway career began as ensemble member in (and later...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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