• Aldi opens in Ephrata

    Aldi is the latest supermarket to open in the Ephrata region. To celebrate the opening on Nov. 30 of its third Lancaster County store in Ephrata, Aldi distributed the first 100 customers a golden ticket, each containing...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Will ‘Diamond’ in a rough traffic spot be the solution?

    Planned ‘Diverging Diamond Interchange’ at Route 322/222 interchange to add five traffic signals between the current lights at Walmart and Hahnstown Road. Oblivious to the 40 yards behind her, the driver of a late-model Honda mini-van made...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Akron Borough unveils $3 million budget

    At its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 11, Akron Borough Council is expected to adopt a balanced budget for 2018, with anticipated revenues and expenses of $2.992 million, an increase of 7.77 percent from 2017. A single copy...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Finding the right Christmas tree

    Millions of families will visit Christmas tree farms, greenhouses, produce stands, big box stores and pop-up operations in the weeks before Christmas to purchase the perfect tree for their holiday season. The first and second weekends in...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • What originally began as a breakfast club blossomed into a group of 50 seniors who walk each Monday at different locations in Lancaster, such as trails, campuses and school grounds.
    Walking for life: Ephrata’s Early Bird Walkers Club celebrates 25 years

    It’s not an easy feat to wake up at dawn and go for a walk, especially in inclement weather. But there’s a group of seniors that do just that every Monday. They are the Early Bird Walkers...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • PennDOT to fix Ephrata’s jam

    Planned ‘Diverging Diamond Interchange’ at Route 322/222 interchange to add five traffic signals between the current lights at Walmart and Hahnstown Road By Patrick Burns Oblivious to the  40 yards behind her, the driver of a late-model...

    • Posted December 5, 2017
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  • Christmas in Ephrata
    Holly Jolly Ephrata

    Santa’s sleigh arrived safely on top of the Ephrata National Bank building Friday night in downtown Ephrata as a large crowd gathered for Christmas in Ephrata. Christmas caroling with musical accompaniment added to the excitement. Santa later...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Akron Borough Council proposes 10 percent property tax increase

    Taxes are going up in Akron Borough. The owner of an average Akron Borough property with a 2018 tax assessment of $150,000 will pay an additional $40 in property taxes when he or she pays that bill...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Tracy Blunt will take over as the new principal at Clay Elementary School on Jan. 3, 2018. She replaces Joy Darkes, who is retiring
    Ephrata teachers ratify four-year contract

    Average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year The Ephrata Area School Board has approved a four-year contract agreement with the Ephrata Area Education Association. Instructors will see an average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year,...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • ‘Returning the Favor’ to Carol Stark

    After making dreams come true for so many kids, Carol Stark got a dream of her own granted last night. Stark has been donating her time and talents to help children in need for most of her...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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