• The giant shopping cart from Family Owned Markets was a big hit at the 25th Annual Make-A-Wish Mother's Day Convoy
    25th convoy goes over the top

    Sunday’s Make-A-Wish Convoy reached new heights as it rolled through Ephrata. Or at least that was the expectation. Early this week, the organization’s special events manager Christine Dombrosky said the convoy has raised just under $5 million...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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    Ephrata prepares for ‘Royal’ market

    Once upon a time, in a not so faraway borough, there was a mid-size town, peaceful, prosperous, and rich in tradition. Inside that town is a royal plaza flowing with activity, including an Open Air Market. The...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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    Not-so-happy trails in Akron

    T The Akron Borough Council meeting started peacefully enough Monday night at the borough fire hall. Council President Tom Murray began by calling for a motion to award a contract to Horst Excavating for phase one of...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Board plans no tax hike

    Monday night the Ephrata Area School Board approved a proposed final budget for the 2014-2015 school year with no tax increase. If the budget is approved June 16, the millage rate will remain at 19.6. “It is...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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    Brand new

    WellSpan Health and Ephrata Community Hospital announced Wednesday morning their alignment of brand identities as a means to reflect the strengths of the two nonprofit health care organizations, which affiliated Oct. 1. The hospital will transition to...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • A long line of trucks carrying Make-A-Wish children will once again make their way through downtown Ephrata Sunday.
    Mother’s Day convoy tradition continues

        The 25th Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will be held May 11 at Burle Industries, 1000 New Holland Avenue (Rt.23) Lancaster. It is a collection of trucks from across the United States that converge at...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Denlinger vs. Aument: Who will be the life of the party?

      The GOP’s May 20 primary for the 36th District Senate seat pairs similar candidates Gordon Denlinger and Ryan Aument. Both are pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-Second Amendment conservatives who promote Judeo-Christian values and support spending cuts and...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Blowing the whistle…

        Efforts are ongoing to address the conditions around Ephrata’s new Whistle Stop Plaza, surrounding the historic train station. So, too, are the concerns. At Monday night’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting, well-known local business owner Don...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Koty Keefer (1) watches as the Hempfield player takes control of the ball during Tuesday’s L-L Semifinals at Penn Manor. (Photo by Dwight Palm)
    Knights surge past Ephrata with late rally

    For the first 36 minutes, Ephrata and Hempfield slugged it out Tuesday night at Penn Manor in the L-L League boys lacrosse semifinals. However, by the time the fourth quarter came around, the Mounts’ tank was running...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Less interest in debt refinancing

    Ephrata Area School District’s School Board has approved the next steps in allowing the district’s current debt bonds to be financed an attractive rate of 2.2 percent. The savings could bring a savings of about $908,000 in...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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