• The Ephrata House was still in its glory during the '40s.
    1941 turns murderous: Chamber hosts historical murder mystery dinner

      Michael Showalter went back in time to find inspiration for his upcoming murder mystery dinner. The event, which kicks off at EPAC at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 1, will raise money for the Ephrata Area Chamber of...

    • Posted September 22, 2016
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  • Stevie the Wonder steer has a forever home in Clay.
    Stevie the Wonder steer finds a forever home in Clay

    Sale of blind animal benefits local disabled boy Stevie may be the world’s luckiest and most blessed steer. Born blind on a farm in Indiana, he was four months old in July 2015 when a fierce storm...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Crowds pack the midway at the 2015 Ephrata Fair.
    Time-Lapse Video of the Ephrata Fair 2016

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Rider Zane Bradley of New Hampshire gets some air during the Dialed Action Sports BMX show Tuesday night in Tent City
    Stunt bikes thrill Tent City as 98th fair gets underway

    For the first time in 40 years, children attending the Ephrata Fair didn’t dive in the dirt dashinig after a greased pig on a lighted baseball field surrounded by packed bleachers at Tent City. Instead, a smaller...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Crowds pack the midway at the 2015 Ephrata Fair.
    Early fair arrives again Tuesday

    It’s the earliest the Ephrata Fair can begin. Because of “the rule” that it must be held only in the month of September, the fact that the final Friday of the month is Sept. 30, means the...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Perry Lorah (left) the senior member of Akron’s Borough Council, presented a plaque to Dan Guers to recognize his 19 years of service as borough manager. Guers’ last day on the job will be Sept. 28. The current borough secretary, Sue Davidson, has been appointed to take his place. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Davidson replacing retiring Guers in Akron Borough

    Dan Guers is in the final days of a 19-year career as Akron’s borough manager. He attended his last borough council meeting as a manager Monday night, accepted a plaque from Perry Lorah, the senior council member,...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Laura Sensenig was crowned Miss Denver Fair Tuesday night by last year’s winner, Olivia Martin.
    Lifelong fair lover wears Denver crown

    Involved in the gala event since her elementary school days, Laura Sensenig (left) was crowned Miss Denver Fair Tuesday night by last year’s winner, Olivia Martin. Read more about the 2016 Miss Denver fair.  

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • The Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce's Murder Mystery and Progressive Dinner is set for Oct. 1. Shown (front, left to right) are Craig Lehman and Kurt Gardner; (back, l-r) are Jeff Burroughs, Thomas Reinhold, Brian Hoffman, Greg LoPiccolo, Domenic, Palm, and Cindy Mellinger. Photo by Stan Hall
    A murder mystery is coming to Ephrata

    Does murder cancel a party? Come find out at the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce’s Murder Mystery and Progressive Dinner Oct. 1. The evening will begin at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center with networking at 4:45 p.m.,...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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    Council approves $1.4 million for ‘smart’ meters

    Ephrata Borough Council has voted to get ‘smart.’ Council on Monday approved the first $150,000 installment for nearly 7,000 smart electric meters that are expected to be placed within a decade at total cost of $1.4 million....

    • Posted September 8, 2016
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