• Christmas Tour Home Lights Winner Jordan Weber recieves a check from Sue Burkholder .
    Jingle Bell winner

    Jingle Bell Trolley Tour of Homes winner Jordan Weber receives a check from Sue Burkholder of the Ephrata Alliance, event sponsor. Weber’s home is at 349 E. Fulton St. and was built in the late ‘30s. The...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Superintendent Brian Troop (right) receives an award in March from EASD board president Timothy Stayer.
    EASD commits to Troop

    The Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors have approved a new five-year contract with superintendent Brian Troop. Troop, who has been with the district since January 2011, is to receive a $164,500 annual salary, effective July...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Terry Lesher sets up a Christmas lights display at 606 S. Fourth St., which has become a tradition in Denver. Photo by Les Martzall
    A collector’s display

    For those who like to view outdoor Christmas lights, there is a big, bold display in Denver that is capturing the attention of many residents. Terry Lesher has more Christmas lights and figurines on his property at...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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    Getting to the bottom of sinkhole situation

    Workers on Tuesday removed temporary fencing that had blocked Pine Street since a sinkhole collapsed an intersection at Park Avenue on Nov. 8. While many questions remain unanswered, such as the cause, it’ll be business as usual...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Emilee Lowry (center) is shown with her two teachers, Ryan Broesler (left) and Kevin Broesler.
    Young Irish dancer has found her step

    Practice makes perfect…and if you’re really good, it also earns you trips to Ireland. Emilee Lowry, 10, daughter of Melissa and Joshua Lowry of Ephrata, has been practicing Irish step dancing since the age of four. Only...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Shown (left to right) are Trustees W. Craig Brossman, Richard G. Cummings, C. Lynn Redcay, Ruth I. Buch, Fred N. Buch and Stephen R. Gibble; (front, center) is Robert M. Lauman.
    Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation awards 2016 grants

    The Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation awarded 43 grants totaling $387,375 at the annual Christmas Tea held at the Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation Headquarters in Ephrata, Dec. 8, which was one of Mrs. Sweigart’s former homes....

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Photo by Laurie Knowles Don and Marti Nissley with Toodles at the property near the walking trail.
    Toodles the goat regains sight after eye surgery

    To see Toodles, the goat, romping in the meadow, it’s hard to imagine that this happy little kid was once blind. But she was. The sweet white and black goat was born with cataracts that made it...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Workers on Nov. 16 continue to fill a sinkhole which collapsed the intersection of Park Avenue and Pine Street on the morning of Nov. 8. (photo by Patrick Burns)
    Residents discuss sinking feeling with council

    “We still do not know what caused this (sinkhole) and we may never fully know what caused this.” ~ Ephrata Borough Manager Robert Thompson Several residents still displaced by a giant sinkhole on Nov. 8 aired their...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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    Doin’ good in the Adamstown ‘hood!

    On Thursday, Dec.1, the Adamstown Elementary PTO sponsored a “Deck and Donate” event where students decorated their school’s holiday tree with homemade ornaments. It was optional to participate, but many students gave donations to raise money for...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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    Op-Ed Pages Letters

       

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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