• No tax hike in borough’s budget, but reassessment will still determine bills

    Countywide real estate reassessments prompted a 29.6 percent millage decrease which keeps the borough revenue neutral, as required by law Following mandated guidelines, Ephrata Borough Council on Monday adjusted its millage rate in line with the recent...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • It’s all about the Nationals

    In a 48-hour period, recent Ephrata High School graduate Nicholas (Nick) Vanderwende competed for national championships in two disciplines. This summer, Nick spent eight hours under the watchful eyes of the judges at the 53rd annual National...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Carols to our ears

    Downtown jewelry shop ‘rings’ in the holiday season with return of town music Bernie Shiffler may not like the cold, but he likes Christmas. The Park Hill Jewelry owner has operated the jewelry shop in picturesque downtown...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Stocking for Soldiers collects three tons in donations

    Many soldiers serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq will have something to smile about this Christmas as a result of the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications and Pencor offices who embraced the Keystone Military Families’ Stockings for...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Are Lady Mounts ready to make playoff push?

    Ephrata girls coach Todd Moyer enters his second season at the helm with a team that has a lot more experience than the one he inherited a year ago. While the Lady Mounts must replace a big...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Mayor flushes casino creation in Adamstown

    The Adamstown Borough meeting on Dec. 5 was unusually sparsely attended, and two council members were absent. Dave Matz went over details in the adoption of the proposed 2018 budget. “You all know we’ve been reassessed,” said...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • 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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