All posts tagged "featured"

  • Charlie, the second therapy pig who paints and plays piano.
    Be my ValenSwine?

    When people normally think about pigs, their minds immediately go to the large animals in stalls at a farm, the book “Charlotte’s Web,” or even bacon… Chris Hainley, founder of Fairytail Acres to the Rescue in Denver,...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Kyla McKim sizes up Manheim Central defender Serena Conde during Tuesday’s Section Two contest in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS girls fall to MC for sixth-straight loss

    With post-season berths up for grabs, the Manheim Central and Ephrata girls were both hungry for a victory Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Lady Barons are still in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoff...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Maddie Root (13) drives past Solanco’s Kara McClune during Tuesday’s key Section Two contest. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Night-‘Mare’: Solanco hands Ephrata girls fourth-straight loss

    Just two short weeks ago, the Ephrata girls basketball team was sitting pretty. With a 6-2 Section Two record at the time (10-6 overall), the Lady Mounts were alone in second place and appeared destined to be...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • First grade teacher Marilyn Molchany proudly watches DJ Gibbs show Phil Eby how to use a “work mat” to solve math problems. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata School Board: Problem solving skills on display

    School directors were treated to a presentation of problem-solving skills by six-year-olds when the Ephrata School Board met in Fulton Elementary School on Jan. 29. Fulton Principal Josh McCracken introduced the “Reflection Team Planning” concept to the...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • The Ephrata Fair: 100 years and counting

    The following is the first in a monthly series of articles focused on the Ephrata Fair, leading up to its 100th anniversary in September. When the Ephrata Fair opens this September, it will bring with it an...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Chamber’s new chamber

    Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce has a new name and new home in the Brossman Business Complex A quiet wave of change has impacted some Ephrata business advocacy groups. Perhaps the most significant adjustments become effective tomorrow,...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (top) tries to turn Cade Zeamer of Manheim Central during the finals at 120 pounds. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Fromm & Gehr successfully defend L-L wrestling titles

    While the L-L League Tournament generally features the individual, Ben Fromm’s decision to bump up from 195 to 220 pounds had everything to do with his Cocalico team. With Fromm at 220, it enabled the Eagles to...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • The Akron Lions Club will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its annual fire hall spaghetti dinner on Jan. 28. Lions Dave Austin, left, and Kay “Mac” McEllhenney, were happy to don their aprons and Lions caps to demonstrate the cooking technique for the club's secret sauce. They were mum, however, about the pot's contents. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Akron Lions celebrate 25 years of “secret” spaghetti success

    It is no secret that most of the activities of the Akron Lions Club center around its largest annual fundraiser, the grilled cheeseburger stand at the Ephrata Fair. Less well-known is the club’s annual spaghetti dinner, held...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • East Cocalico supervisors approve new police officer

    The Jan. 18 supervisors meeting saw action on several items pertaining to the police department. Action kicked off with an official recognition certificate for dedicated service presented to Police Chief Terry Arment, who recently retired from the...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • “An Improbable Life” chronicles the big impact of a small man.
    It takes an improbable life to inspire an improbable book

    It took Michael Peuler learning about the calling and purpose of Howard Dillaman to gain perspective on his own life. Peuler, formerly of Ephrata, had a hamburger and shared french fries with Dillaman every Tuesday at McDonald’s...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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