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    Huttle honored for saving Brickerville home

    Jeff Huttle was in the right place at the right time to make a big difference in a situation that could have proved disastrous for a Brickerville family last fall. For his efforts, Army National Guard first...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Beer cleared

    “Free my beer!” Former borough councilman George DiIlio’s closing remarks brought laughter to the standing room only crowd present for Monday night’s hearing regarding the inter-municipal transfer of a liquor license from Columbia to the Ephrata Weis...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Calling all ‘Parrot Heads’

    Calling all ‘Parrot Heads’ Ephrata will be turning into Margaritaville on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the Ephrata merchants pull together a fun community event celebrating the waning days of the season. Bring on...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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    Supermoon river?

    Well, actually it’s the lake at the Middle Creek Waterfowl Project, but you get the point. Either way, this past Sunday there was a “Supermoon” in the sky for residents to enjoy. According to the Earthsky.org website,...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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    Pretzel logic

    Local man recognized for making mighty impact Aaron Fisher of Ephrata has been making a mighty impact in the area for the past several years and now he’s being recognized for it. Fisher is the director of...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Spohn Ranch Skateparks’ design sketch for the planned skate park at the Ephrata Public Library. The “bowl” on the top left side is not budgeted in the first phase of the project but it could be added at a later date.
    Officials balance skate park designs, cost

    Ephrata Borough should soon have a design in place for its new skateboard park to be constructed at the Ephrata Public Library. Council had met recently with Jason Baldessari from Spohn Ranch Skateparks of Los Angeles and...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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    Dems gear up for November

    Local Democratic candidates running in the November election met last week at the Eicher Arts Center in Ephrata. The event was officially a fund-raiser for Bryan Sanguinito who is running for the 99th House seat that opened...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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    ‘Old’ McDonald’s farms out workers

    Expect to see familiar workers when the new Ephrata Marketplace McDonald’s opens in two weeks. The burned out Cloister Shopping Center McDonald’s will be rebuilt and redesigned.  Employees from the burned out McDonald’s restaurant at the Cloister...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Akron police ‘confident’ in Roland Park’s safety

    The daylight robbery that occurred July 22 in Akron’s Loyd Roland Park was not an indication of ongoing criminal activity in the park, according to Sergeant Dale Putt of the borough police department. Putt, along with Chief...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Ordinance for rent

    Ephrata Borough’s solicitor submitted a redraft of a proposed rental ordinance at Monday’s Development Activities Committee meeting. Solicitor James R. McManus went over some of the major revisions on the controversial document that was first disclosed to...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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