• Phil Eisemann
    Sunday on the Trail

    It is a gorgeous autumn Sunday afternoon as Major Dick Winters and I stand guard at the Fulton Street entry to the Ephrata-to- Lititz railtrail. The sun is warm with just enough of a seasonal chill to...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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    Our tax dollars at work; can we get a refund?

    There are just 77 days left until Christmas, so in the spirit of being loyal to one’s home state I am considering purchasing the official state toy for everyone on my holiday shopping list. Do you know...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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  • Filling the gap

    With Title 35, Chapter 74 subchapter D of the Pennsylvania Health and Welfare Act, the Pennsylvania Legislature created an entity called the “Special Fire Police.” And why, you may ask, are you bothering me with this trivia?...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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    Cache Cab

    The following is an editorial depiction of Record Express reporter Pat Burns’ introduction to the Uber phenomenon:  I learned a little about the new online Uber ride-sharing service that launched in Lititz Friday, but probably not as...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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  • The Akron dream

    I suppose it was around 1970 when this new family rolled into the small green home two doors down from us in Akron. For the life of me, I can’t recall anyone else living there prior though...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • Building a stronger Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly faces many challenges as the 2015-2016 legislative session opens. In the midst of those challenges is opportunity. I hope we will take advantage of the opportunity to pass meaningful legislation that dramatically reverses...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • The big red box

      The Washington Avenue Elementary School of the second quarter of the 20th Century was a large red brick structure facing on Washington Avenue. It provided basic education to Ephrata Borough students north of Main Street. During...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Hoop crazy

    As a young boy, despite having constant “ants in my pants” and wanting to go outside to play basketball, ice hockey, street hockey, tackle football and of course, whiffleball, baseball and just about any ball you can...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • ‘You ain’t nothing but a groundhog’

      It was the annual pig stomach feast at the chateau of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge in the White Rock Valley near Quarryville A good time was being had by all but the band, a country rock...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Meet Jacy Good

      In May 2008, Jacy Good was basking in the thrill of her graduation from Muhlenberg College. She graduated with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors, and originally planned to return to and settle down...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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