• Murr’s ride to the top

    Retired EHS teacher finally gets to celebrate the big win in his converted Eagles bus If you were curious about Paul Murr’s favorite football team, your curiosity would be satisfied the instant you set eyes on the...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Community mourns

    The surge of community support, emotion, love, and compassion began Monday morning following the passing of Maria Mannino. Maria was well known throughout the Ephrata area while helping workmates — mom, Rose, and dad, Vito — at...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • SAE Spotlight: Marnoch’s Flock

    Typically the Ephrata Fair marks the end of student Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects. FFA members raise and show livestock and sell them to local businesses, waiting until winter or spring to start the process all over...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • New EDO finds a home

    Planned events under the Ephrata Development Organization’s jurisdiction include the Brewfest, Veterans’ Lecture Series, Whistle Stop night markets, Party on the Plaza, Veterans’ Day Luminary Trail, Christmas Tree Lighting, and Jingle Bell Trolley Tour Last spring, Ephrata...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Snow Geese return to Middle Creek

    Lancaster County residents who are inclined to look upward have noticed familiar skeins of white cutting across through the sky in recent days. Yes, the snow geese are returning to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. And again,...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Wilbur ‘Wip’ E. Rudy

    92, WWII vet, worked at Raymark, Reliable; active at Salem Lutheran Wilbur “Wip” E. Rudy, 92, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Ephrata Manor. Wilbur was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Births – Reported February 14, 2018

    BEILER, Jesse B. and Barbie (King), Strasburg, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Feb. 12. BEILER, Levi S. and Mary (Huyard), Ronks, a daughter, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Feb. 9. GOCKLEY, Jonathan D. and Jessica...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Smith will sign copies of her book at Javateas on February 10.
    Book signing set for Akron author’s first novel

    Akron resident Donna L.H. Smith will sign her debut novel, Meghan’s Choice, Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Javateas Café, in part of the former Doneckers store, 333 S. Main St. Ephrata. Ashley Scheirer...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Eagles fever!

    We’re sure few out there need to be told that Philadelphia Eagles fever has completely gripped the area since the men in green won their first Super Bowl Sunday, defeating the New England Patriots 41-33. Earlier this...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Penny Fasnacht and Phylicia Dissinger with baby Willow
    Special Delivery… from Grandma

    You can be sure that Penny Fasnacht never expected to deliver her seventh grandchild. The Ephrata grandma isn’t a midwife. She’s not a nurse. She’s not an EMT either. Fasnacht works at Ephrata National Bank, and usually...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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