All posts tagged "featured"

  • This historic property at 207 E. Main St., built in 1850, was owned by two of Ephrata's most prominent citizens, Anne Brossman Sweigart and Bertha Blair. An online auction to sell the home is scheduled June 24-27. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Historic Brossman home going to auction

    The former home of Anne Sweigart Brossman at 207 E. Main St. is up for auction following a foreclosure sale two years ago by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office, according to court records. County court documents show...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Akron resident Tom Burnett, with plenty of help from his grandson Cypress Seifardh, were among the volunteers planting trees at Akron’s Colonial Park recently. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Tree-mendous project at Akron’s Colonial Park

    When the Akron portion of the rail trail was being built, there was a bit of an outcry when a number of mature trees were cut down along the section next to the Colonial Drive park. Recently,...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Allison Martin swims the girls U8 25 Backstroke at the Woodridge Classic this past Saturday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Tidal Waves place third at Woodridge Classic

    The Ephrata Tidal Waves swim team earned seven individual titles to key an overall third-place finish in the team standings at the Woodridge Classic Swim Meet held Saturday at Woodridge Pool in Lititz. Cali Burkholder led the...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Sean Lees, a former District champion at Ephrata, was approved Monday as the new head wrestling coach for the Mounts. Photo by Todd Ruth
    Returning to his Roots

    Ephrata tabs Lees as head wrestling coach As a high school wrestler in the early 90s, Sean Lees was part of the “Golden Age” of Ephrata wrestling. And while the Mounts were winning section and district team...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Ephrata legion pitcher Adam Schwartz (left) delivers against Lititz last Thursday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata legion squad putting it together early

    Knock off PM to improve to 5-1 in league play The Ephrata Post 429 American Legion baseball team is off and running in its quest to represent District 10 (Lancaster County) for the seventh consecutive year in...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • A great day in the park

    Akron’s Lloyd Roland Memorial Park was the scene Sunday of a memorable Day in the Park, with free bingo for adults, free pony rides, a bouncy house, and barrel train rides for kids, and more than 100...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Bartholomew named ‘Outstanding Policeman’

    Three members of the Ephrata Police Department received honors for their work at this week’s Ephrata Borough Council meeting, including a detective who has been named 2017’s “Outstanding Policeman of the Year.” Detective Brandon Bartholomew earned that...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • The Ketchum family open the New Main Thursday evening. They are (left to right) Penn, Aimee, Marley and Kayla.
    Now showing: Revamped Main opens Thursday

    The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far the local response has been incredible.”...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Brendan Holbritter began a 48-day hospital stay critically injured. But the 17-year-old Ephrata High School athlete this week shot hoops and swam in the family’s backyard pool near a "Welcome Home Brendan" sign placed June 7, the day of his return. Photo by Paulette Holbritter
    ‘This community stepped up’

    Brendan Holbritter’s near-death experience and miraculous recovery sets stage for one-on-one hoops match with ‘Father John’ Father John McLoughlin, pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and parishioner Brendan Holbritter, 17-year-old Ephrata High School junior, recently...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Some would say the timing of it all was perfect as Tuesday night’s heavy downpour came just before members of the Ephrata High School Class of 2017 did the traditional toss of the caps at the end of the commencement ceremony. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS finishes 122nd commencement just as downpour sends grads, crowd running

    The alphabetical presentation of high school diplomas made it to the “Ws” before the skies opened up and drenched the massive crowd of family and friends of the 2017 graduating class of Ephrata High School at the...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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