• Debris cover a yard and a roof is blown from a residents along Route 897 in Denver, PA on February 26, 2017. KIRK NEIDERMYER | LNP Correspondent Photographer
    Lancaster County Storm Damage Videos

    Lititz and Warwick Township dodged a bullet when Saturday’s 95 mph wind storm cut a nine mile path through Northern Lancaster County. Elizabeth, Clay and West Calico townships were among the hardest hit, with damage estimates reported...

    • Posted February 27, 2017
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  • Photo submitted by the Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Assistant Superintendent Rick Hornberger gets ready to take a “selfie” during the Shadow A Student Challenge recently.
    Ephrata leads Shadow A Student Challenge across area schools

    Ephrata Area School District leaders first shadowed district students last winter to experience a school day first hand and gain a new perspective on learning. It was such a successful initiative the district is participating again this...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Attorney Bob Weaver presenting HVMI’s case.
    Golf Course project now in the zone

    Akron Borough Council has cleared the way for what will likely be a lengthy process of transforming West View Golf Course into a facility for the multi-faceted work of HandiVangelism Ministries International. The council approved a change...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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    ‘Groundhogwash’

    Photos by Kirk Neidermyer Though several furry weather prognosticators said we’d have six more weeks of winter back at the beginning of the month, thousands of majestic feathered creatures provided a setting that said otherwise last weekend....

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Walter Hackman from Schoeneck displays and discusses this unique baseball sign. Photo by Gary Klinger
    The grown-up ‘Show and Tell’

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley started the new year off with one of its most popular events, the annual “Show and Tell” program. Held each January, the program invites members to bring unique or meaningful...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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    Shamrocks & Shenanigans returns to kick the winter blues

    Once in a blue moon, an event comes along that rocks a little town like Ephrata from its mid-winter blues. That event is Shamrocks & Shenanigans. The 3rd Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans storms into Ephrata March 4,...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Father John McLoughlin, above, speaks during "Blue Mass," which  honors local first responders and recognizes those who lost their lives while serving communities across Pennsylvania. OMPH has held the service since 2009.
    God’s gift of friendship

    I really like being a Lutheran pastor. When I first considered going into the ordained ministry my pastor said to me, “Jeff, if you can do anything else you should do that.” He said that because in order to be a...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • The rail trail in Ephrata.
    Happy trails ahead for townships

    The Warwick to Ephrata Rails-to-Trails project was discussed at a recent Ephrata Township Supervisor’s meeting and the final connections are coming soon. The supervisors approved Wilson Consulting Group for engineering services regarding an abandoned railroad bridge over...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • The two-story, former Doneckers Restaurant building, most recently occupied by the Sugar Arts Institute is, 7,400 square feet and comes with a 26-space parking lot. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Former Doneckers Restaurant property is under contract

    The former Restaurant at Doneckers property, 333 N. State St., Ephrata, is under contract for sale. John Male, a businessman from Lititz who has family ties to Ephrata, is scheduled to make settlement on the property on...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Will Ephrata's juniors and seniors get the chance to enjoy Lily's and The Main Theater again this year for Post Prom?
    Ephrata Post Prom may be canceled

    After decades of providing a safe and entertaining destination for students after the prom has ended, the Ephrata Post Prom may be coming to end. With a rapid decline in community donations, Post Prom chair Betty Heydt...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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