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    Ephrata Police Chief William L. “Bill” Harvey has been selected as the Central Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Harvey said the honor is important to him because it was awarded, “to me by my colleagues...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Jill Hilt, president of the Friends of Eberbach  with James Elliott, general partner of Keystone Villa of Ephrata, at the new stone obelisk built in honor of Ephrata's Sister City relationship with Eberbach, Germany.
    ‘Sisterly’ love

      The bond between Eberbach, Germany, and Ephrata has a new, permanent memorial. This international relationship began nearly 300 years ago when Eberbach-born Conrad Beissel immigrated to this area and founded the Ephrata Cloister. And now, a...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Father and daughter Kate Goodwin and Tom Smith graduated from the The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a division of YTI Career Institute - Lancaster with matching degrees Aug. 26. It was a proud moment for both after overcoming several obstacles.
    Father, daughter help each other earn degrees

      A father and daughter from Clay Township have proven that hard work and supporting each other is the key to success. Kate Goodwin and Tom Smith graduated from The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a division...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Did ABC’s mistake bleed into print media reporting of ND-FSU game?

    No corrections from NYTs, USA Today, New York Post It’s unfair to criticize New York Times reporter Tom Spousta for a pair of minor errors in his coverage of Notre Dame-Florida State game Saturday. Deadline reporting –...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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  • Scout’s honor 70 years in the making

    Doris White, a former Ephrata resident, who now resides at Cornwall Manor, received her 70-year membership pin recently from representatives of the Cedars Service Unit at a Foxfire meeting at nearby Camp Furnace Hills. She joined Girl...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Flying pumpkins spice up downtown this Saturday

    Pumpkins will become projectiles once again with the return of the Ephrata Mini Punkin Chunkin Contest Oct 18. The 3rd annual Ephrata Get Your Gourd On event will take place in downtown Ephrata from 9 a.m.-1 p.m....

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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Mike Wenger, executive director of TNT Youth Ministry, leads group time at the Mohler Church of the Brethren. Area youth can attend any of the three centers in the Ephrata area for a safe and positive place to hang out.
    TNT Ministries looks to provide safe place for youth

    TNT Youth Ministry has a message for the Ephrata community. They have a safe and positive place for teens to hang out. “We just want to put the word out there that we have these youth centers...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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Who will wear the crown Friday night when Ephrata High School announces its 2014 Homecoming Queen during half-time of its game against Pequea Valley at War Memorial Field? Shown are the candidates (left to right) Mackenzie Lagaza, Andrea Castillo, Katie Hammaker, Morgan Weaver, Kelly Liebl, Emily Yarger.
    Queens for a night

      Andrea Castillo is the daughter of Pedro Castillo and Berna Romero. Andrea has participated on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams all four years of high school. She also plans to continue to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    ACLU rejects ‘broad’ rental rules

    Says it could negatively impact victims of domestic violence The American Civil Liberties Union has warned Ephrata Borough officials last week that its proposed rental ordinance is filled with legal red flags. Ephrata’s ordinance would penalize individual...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    Man charged with animal cruelty

    There are three differing stories relating to how a cat was critically injured at Raymond R. Rehak’s residence at 305 Duke Street. on Sept. 30. However, the indisputable fact is Rehak was charged on Thursday with cruelty...

    • Posted October 12, 2014
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