All posts tagged "featured"

  • Girls prepare to blaze a trail to Eagle

    The national story about the evolving Boy Scouts of America took a local turn Monday night, Dec. 17, when former Scoutmaster Abraham Shrom signed an application to charter a new troop in West Earl Township. Shrom was...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • EHS mourns loss of freshman and 2018 grad

    This week, Ephrata High School mourns the loss of two students — freshman Emily Rachelle Ramirez and 2018 graduate Jaden Truskey. Ramirez, 14, passed away Jan. 15 at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Truskey, 18, a freshman...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • They’re Ephrata-to-Ephrata pen pals

    According to the Internet’s dictionary.com, a pen pal is defined as a person with whom one keeps up an exchange of letters, usually someone so faraway that a personal meeting is unlikely. It was 1967, when the...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Mason Hagen dribbles past an E-town defender during Friday’s Section Two contest. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cedars overcome gritty effort by Ephrata

    While it hasn’t really shown on the scoreboard, the Ephrata boys basketball team has made great strides throughout the season. With just two returning players who saw major minutes a year ago, the Mounts figured to be...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Akron’s Hillcrest will remain open in 2019

    Swim club approaches council about its future Hillcrest Swim Club officials say the gates will open for the 2019 swimming season. That’s news because the 88-member club, an Akron institution since 1960, faced a boatload of financial...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Locals earn blue ribbons at PA Farm Show

    Exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the Mid-Atlantic arrived to Pennsylvania’s capital city to experience the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, for its 103rd year. More than 10,000 competitive...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Sarah Heberlig competes in the 200 IM vs. Cocalico. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata girls, Cocalico boys win pool duel

    The road to a third consecutive Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two swimming title definitely runs through the Ephrata Rec Center. The contenders for that milestone are the Ephrata girls and the Cocalico boys. The two schools (boys and...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Peyton Stetter (1) goes up for a lay-up during last Thursday’s contest in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Pioneers keep rolling, snap Eagles’ five-game win streak

    Throughout its latest five-game winning streak, Cocalico got the job done at both ends of the floor. Defensively, for example, their last two opponents were held in the 30s, which will lead to a win on most...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Local teens find PA Farm Show success

      This is the final update in a series about local teens raising livestock to compete in the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Correspondent Art Petrosemolo met Danielle Oberholtzer and Jeremiah Snyder mid-summer as they began six months...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Who’s first?

    Little Elijah Les joined his big  brother, Jacob, and parents Max and Diana Les at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and became the first baby born there in 2019. Elijah weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. The Myerstown couple just...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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