• Former Ephrata QB Gyree Durante takes a stand by taking a knee

    The moment Gyree Durante’s knee hit the ground when the National Anthem began to play before a football game against Delaware Valley on October 7, he knew his fate was sealed. But for Durante, who plays backup...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Ephrata resident competing for Ms. Senior America crown

          By Eric G. Stark With her resume, no wonder pressure and nerves have little effect on Peggy Kurtz Keller of Ephrata. Her credentials: Singing in public since she was 5 years old, working as...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Taking a trip back in time

    EHS Class of ‘43 holds reunion; all living members stayed in Ephrata By Justin Stoltzfus Last week, six members of the Ephrata High School class of 1943 met at Bright’s Restaurant on State Street for lunch and...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Royal gesture

    Photos by Preston Whitcraft It was an emotion-filled half-time at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field last Friday night as senior Reiley Oleszczuk was named Homecoming Queen 2017. On the left, Reiley is embraced by last year’s queen, Annie...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Zamrin claims third-straight L-L gold while Foster, Kreider finish in top three

    Even though she was still 30 yards away from the finish line, a smile started to creep across the face of Cocalico senior Jamie Zamrin. She knew she was about to win her third-straight Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls’...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Homecoming hopefuls

    Who will be Ephrata’s Homecoming Queen 2017? One of these EHS seniors will indeed be crowned during halftime of Friday night’s game against Manheim Central. The candidates are(left to right) Faith Myers, Lexi Flora, Reiley Oleszczuk, Jennie...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Survivor: Chamber’s featured speaker shares day of horror in Boston

    All 110 chairs were turned toward the stage as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory was introduced as the featured speaker at the biennial fall dinner of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce Oct. 5. Held at...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Gen. William Thomas “Tom” Hobbins and his wife Robbin helped celebrate the historical society’s 60th anniversary Oct. 7. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Ephrata’s own Gen. Hobbins featured guest at Historical Society anniversary celebration

    Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. William Thomas Hobbins greeted a packed dining room at Foxchase Golf Club on Oct. 7 at the 60th Anniversary of the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley. Not one seat was open, and...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Sowing the seeds to ‘Share Your Cheese’

    Lincoln House owners pay off the remainder of Ephrata students’ cafeteria debt in September An idea imagined by an energetic Lancaster real estate agent has inspired generous residents to donate funds to reduce cafeteria debt at school...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Lancaster County Ag Week is Here!

    A week of festivals, food and activities kicks off this weekin Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to educate consumers about farming. Lancaster County Agriculture Week runs Oct. 7-14. This year’s theme is “Thank a Farmer.” “It’s basically celebrating ag,”...

    • Posted October 9, 2017
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