All posts tagged "featured"

  • Soggy Shoe Drop rings in Akron’s new year

    Umbrellas and raincoats were a big part of the 2018 New Year’s Eve Shoe Drop celebration at Akron’s Broad Street park. Rain throughout the day and into the early evening hours undoubtedly convinced many people to stay...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • FFA teens prepare for 103rd PA Farm Show

    Part two: Feeding and handling LNP Weeklies and Lancaster Farming correspondent Art Petrosemolo has been following both 4H and FFA members this fall. He wrote about the Lancaster 4H team who represented the state at the Livestock...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • ‘Terrified Tonya’

    “No! Don’t leave me for dead! I’m still alive!” Tonya silently screamed to her drug ‘friends’ as they walked out and left her laying on her cold, tile apartment floor in Quarryville, to die. “No! Don’t leave...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Carly Holochuck dribbles past a Red Land defender during Friday’s first round of the Lancaster Catholic Holiday Tournament. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Despite furious late rally, Ephrata comes up short

    The Ephrata girls gave a glimpse of what they could be in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s consolation game of the Lancaster Catholic Holiday Tournament. The Lady Mounts defended, scored in both the half-court and transition...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Remembering Christmas ‘back in the day’

    Christmas memories from the past — some just a few years ago and others dating back decades — seem to bubble up in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Viola White, “Vi” to everyone, turned 100...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Cocalico Creek bridge completed

    Allows full opening of seven-mile rail trail Friday Almost 30 years in the making and a testament to municipal perseverance, the 7.2-mile Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail will be open for uninterrupted use for the first time...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Miles Heckstall (right) shields the ball away from the Manheim Township defender. The Blue Streaks, with a big second-half surge, upended the Mounts 56-40 in the Section One-Two crossover contest. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Township pulls away from Ephrata; Second-half surge keys Streaks win

    For two quarters Friday, Ephrata matched Manheim Township, step for step, shot for shot, in the Section One-Two crossover game hosted by the Mounts. Offensively, the Mounts executed well behind seniors Zac McGillan and Xavian Rodriguez, as...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Akron plans to Shoe-In the new year

    A giant shoe will drop from the sky at Akron’s Broad Street park at midnight on Monday Dec. 31, and you’re invited to watch. The Shoe-In is an annual family fun event scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Four East Cocalico officers promoted to corporal

      East Cocalico supervisors on Dec. 20 passed their proposed 5.8 million dollar budget with a 5.3 percent increase in property tax. The new millage rate, 1.73 mills, means a homeowner with a $100,000 home owes $173...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Reagan McCarty drives to the hoop during Friday’s game vs. Solanco. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Momentum builder: Lady Mounts start strong, hold on to down Comets

    Monday night looked like it would be an easy night for the Ephrata girls basketball team. The Lady Mounts jumped out to a big 27-12 half-time lead and appeared to be in cruise control at home vs....

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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