• Familiar ‘wise’ crack

    The end of January is the prime time for Pennsylvania’s Great Horned Owls to be seen in local nesting sites. Ephrata’s Grater Community Park once again plays host to a large raptor pair. Photographed Monday, this owl...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Mim Moore of Luther Acres turned 110 on Jan. 28.
    Mim’s the word

    Moore, county’s oldest resident, celebrates her 110th birthday By Laura Knowles Miriam “Mim” Moore had tears in her eyes when Chaplain Tony Tilford read a birthday poem to one of his favorite people. “Her heart still dances...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Presenting the certificate to the Miser’s Investment Club president Larry Loose(seated, second from left) is Bruce Kennedy (kneeling, left) from the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Investment Clubs. Other members of the investment club include (front row, left to right) Steve Graybill, Arthur Graybill and Kenneth Loeffler; (second row, l-r) Joel Callihan, Dennis Ward, Albert Blough, Doug Mackley, William Funk, Matt Smith; (back row, l-r) Tom Andersen, Mike Hoffman, John Bright Jr., Scott Cover, Phil Fassnacht, Richard Cummings, John McBeth, Mike Gerhart and Tony Kilkuskie. Members missing are Craig Ebersole, Constantinos Scaros, Tom Stradling and Dennis Stuckey.
    Misers Investment Club celebrates 60 years

      Misers Investment Club celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. A representative of the National Association of Investors Corp. honored the club for its longevity in December. The Misers Investment Club’s first meeting was held March 1,...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • ‘You Are Not Alone’

    There is a newly-formed support group open to anyone struggling with a loss due to substance abuse. Two local mothers have started a group that meets on the first Monday of every month at the Ephrata Public...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Rod and Sarah Martin’s adopted daughter, Linda, holding a baby.
    Ephrata non-profit doing good things in Guatemala

      There are two things that you may have trouble finding. One is on a map, the other is in your back yard in Ephrata. The first is the country of Guatemala. (Hint: It’s right below Mexico)...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Trump giving his acceptance speech Jan. 20 on the National Mall.
    Trump time

    Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration meant many things to many people. Some government estimates suggest that a record number viewed the event live, on TV, or through electronic devices as smartphone ownership and social media usage have nearly...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Shown (Left to right) are: Taylor Kozlowski, Joel Potts, Sarah Stauffer, Drake Gooding, Danielle Oberholtzer and Destiny Stauffer-Ovensen.
    Cloister FFA represented in national convention

    About 64,000 registered attendees from across the country attended the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 19-Nov. 22 as school buses and vans flooded the roads of the Circle City throughout the week. The National...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Cocalico Corner: Checking out the Mall on a Saturday with some friends

    I decided to meet up with some friends this past weekend in Washington, D.C. I just never expected there would be upwards of 500,000 of them. Saturday, Jan. 21, the day following the inauguration of Donald J....

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Locals earn blue ribbons at Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 101st year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Rev. Tim Sheetz addresses Akron Borough Council about the work of Handi*Vangelism ministry, with headquarters in Ephrata and campsites in rented facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sheetz founded H*VMI in 1973 and serves as its executive director. Photo by Dick Wanner
    West View Golf Course moves closer to conversion

    Handi*Vangelism Ministries International’s plans for a new home in Akron took a giant step forward at the Jan. 9 Akron Borough Council meeting. HVMI has an agreement of sale to buy the West View Golf Course from...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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