All posts tagged "featured"

  • This image from the top of East Main Street shows the crowd filling the space between vendors on Saturday night. This was a typical scene throughout what appeared to be a record week for many.
    Crowds Swarm 98th Fair

    It isn’t every day that the Hillbilly Express toot-toots its way around a quiet, tree-lined street in Ephrata, surrounded on either side by stately Colonial homes — and that’s what makes it so much fun. The 2016...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Gina Miller has focused and dedicated her performances to finding Toni Lee Sharpless, who went missing in August 2009 after leaving a party at the home of NBA star Willie Green in Gladwyne, near Philadelphia. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Country Singer advocates for missing woman

    Brings focus to Toni Lee Sharpless, missing since 2009 On a dark night in August 2009, Lancaster General Hospital nurse Toni Lee Sharpless left a party, got in her car, and drove off. She was never seen...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Janice Ballenger as deputy coroner was photographed praying following her experience at the West Nickel Mines Amish school massacre. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post
    Ten years later: Remembering the Nickel Mines Amish school massacre

    On Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, I stood inside the West Nickel Mines Amish one-room school house, desperately searching for one square tile on the floor that didn’t have a speck of bright red blood on it. I...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Cocalico running back Brandon Brubaker (25) stiff arms Cade Robinson of Elizabethtown during Friday’s 35-21 Eagle victory. Brubaker rushed for 193 yards and three scores to lead the way. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Eagles outlast E-town

    Like a good fighter, Cocalico withstood a barrage of punches thrown it’s way Friday night in the Section Two opener at home vs. upstart Elizabethtown. For every jab and left hook thrown by the Bears, the Eagles...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Eve Cable hits a chip during Monday’s L-L Championships at Fairview. Cable, along with Ephrata’s Tayler Moyer, both advanced to Districts. Photo by Matt Libhart
    Two move on to Districts

    Ephrata’s Tayler Moyer, along with Eve Cable of Cocalico, advanced to the District Three Girls Golf Championships after both earned top 10 finishes at the L-L League Match held at Fairview Golf Course in Quentin. Moyer finished...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • The Ephrata House was still in its glory during the '40s.
    1941 turns murderous: Chamber hosts historical murder mystery dinner

      Michael Showalter went back in time to find inspiration for his upcoming murder mystery dinner. The event, which kicks off at EPAC at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 1, will raise money for the Ephrata Area Chamber of...

    • Posted September 22, 2016
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  • Stevie the Wonder steer has a forever home in Clay.
    Stevie the Wonder steer finds a forever home in Clay

    Sale of blind animal benefits local disabled boy Stevie may be the world’s luckiest and most blessed steer. Born blind on a farm in Indiana, he was four months old in July 2015 when a fierce storm...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Laura Sensenig and Rod Redcay pose to regain their “image” status while wingonator, Nelson Groff dusts off his bib after his big win. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Fressin’ at the fair: From wings to Jell-O, there’s an appetite for competition

    Eating contests drew large crowds at the Denver Fair — providing fair goers with the opportunity to see the crème de la crème of the community stuff their mouths at high speed while masking their faces with...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Rider Zane Bradley of New Hampshire gets some air during the Dialed Action Sports BMX show Tuesday night in Tent City
    Stunt bikes thrill Tent City as 98th fair gets underway

    For the first time in 40 years, children attending the Ephrata Fair didn’t dive in the dirt dashinig after a greased pig on a lighted baseball field surrounded by packed bleachers at Tent City. Instead, a smaller...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Ephrata sophomore Trevin Hertzog (36) and junior Peter Kitchen (back) prevent Manheim Central’s Sam tobias from taking a pass during the Mounts’ 4-1 victory Monday night. Photo by Mike Shull
    Patrushev, Sensenig lead Ephrata over the Barons

    Manheim Central boys soccer coach Rod Brenize could only tip his cap. After watching Ephrata’s Andrey Patrushev and Gabe Sensenig score two goals apiece and lead the first-place Mounts to a 4-1 Section Two victory over his...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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