• 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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  • Sophie, a boxer, went missing in 2012 and is the inspiration for the Facebook page, Help Find Sophie.
    Sophie inspires Facebook page to help find lost pets

      What started out as a small gesture to help find a lost dog has grown into a community working together and reuniting lost pets and owners. The Help Find Sophie Facebook page was created by Jennifer...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Ken Sensenig
    Sensenig will spin yarns at Heritage Day, June 7

      Every year, the residents surrounding Ephrata and New Holland travel to Fairmount Homes for Heritage Day. Sponsored by Fairmount Homes in Ephrata, the event is scheduled for June 7, rain or shine. Among the featured entertainers...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Tunnel vision getting blurry

    There may be no light at the end of the rail trail tunnel under Akron’s Main Street after Monday night’s borough council committee meetings. Because there may be no tunnel. The tunnel seemed to be the agreed-upon...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • A mother duck stands over storm sewer grate where her ducklings had fallen below
    Draining experience

      Thirteen ducklings spent half of April 25 stuck in a storm drain on Akron Road while their concerned mother stood helplessly on the metal grate above. Jennifer Donten, who lives at 30 Akron Road in Ephrata,...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • Changing tracks

        “This is not a police problem, it is a community problem.” That was the foundation established by a group of about 30 community leaders from civic groups, secular organizations, police, and the business district who...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department will present The Sound of Music April 25-26. Shown are some of the cast members (left, back to front) Nic Stauffer as Captain von Trapp; Brielle Pfeiffer as Marta; and Natalie Mull as Gretl; (middle, back to front) Katie Colton as Brigitta; Noah Powlus as Kurt; Halle Snyder as Lousia; (right, back to front) Stephanie Beiler as Liesl; Kevin Litchfield as Friedrich; and Hannah Smith as Marie.
    Sound of Music to hit the stage

      Ephrata High School’s Theatre Department is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved classic, The Sound of Music. On the heels of the historic television production, the EHS Drama department brings the Broadway favorite to Ephrata April 25-26....

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Skating on to something new

    China banks. Pier seven’s. Fly outs. Spine transfers. At times it may have seemed like people were talking a whole different language when borough leaders and local youth came together last Thursday evening to discuss plans for...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Scene from a previous Extreme Event in Ephrata's Tom Grater Park
    TNT Youth Ministry nixes Extreme Event

      It was a tough decision, but financially it just couldn’t happen this year. The TNT Youth Ministry’s Extreme Event, for a decade, drew hundreds of young people to Ephrata Park where they listened to big name...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Patricia Collins
    Former ECH Nursing Director Dies

      Patricia Gehr Collins, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Ephrata Manor, while under Hospice Care. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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