All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ryan Schannauer
    Schannauer pleads guilty; avoids death penalty

    Ryan Schannauer pleads guilty, avoids death penalty for the murder of Ashley Kline Judge David L. Ashworth sentenced Schannauer, 20, to life in prison plus 20 to 40 years Monday morning. Two former Cocalico High School students,...

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • Kerry Hendrickson Pepper
    Baby it’s cold outside

      Frosty weather greets Santa’s Black Friday arrival in Downtown Ephrata Santa’s Black Friday arrival at this year’s chilly downtown Christmas-tree lighting was perfect. Perfect for consuming hot chocolate, cider, coffee, popcorn, and cookies &tstr; all of...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata Borough Council man Robert Good will not seek reelection
    Good won’t seek re-election

    Daughter’s murder major factor in decision   The tragic loss of his daughter along with the exhaustion of his 12-year tenure have brought Ephrata Borough Councilman Robert Good to a decision: he will not seek re-election in...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Enthusiastic skateboarders line up to test drive Ephrata's new skatepark.
    X-gamers get early X-mas gift

    Anxious Ephrata kids last week opened an early Christmas present. Skateboarders, bicyclists, scooter-riders, rollerbladers and others trickled onto Ephrata Borough’s nearly completed, $220,000 concrete skatepark for a test-drive. Ephrata Borough Manager Robert Thompson said everything is completed...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Cocalico finished on the wrong side of the scoreboard Friday night in the District Three finals at Hersheypark Stadium. Above, the team huddles together in the endzone following its 41-0 loss to Bishop McDevitt. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    McDevitt rolls over Cocalico in District finals

    Time and time again this year, Cocalico overcame adversity and certain setbacks (not to mention a slew of key injuries) to put together what turned out to be a storybook season. Unfortunately, there were no happy endings...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Jim Summers, ERC executive director since 2012, began working at the Rec in 1980.
    Rec announces three-year, $500,000 fundraising campaign

    Held off on previous effort during bad economy, now in need of funds Since it’s the time of the year to give thanks, perhaps a shout out to the Ephrata Recreation Center is in order. The Rec,...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Skittles Cropped Snow
    The ‘goldens’ rule again

    Reinholds dog rescue receives the most gifts in ‘Extraordinary Give’; Ephrata Library triples take Golden Retrievers once again shined in last Friday’s 24-hour online fundraising marathon “Extraordinary Give” — billed as the county’s “largest day of online...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Crowds gather to check out the holiday layout at the Short LIne Model Railroad Club.
    Training for 25 years

      This holiday season marks the 25th anniversary of the The Short Line Model Railroad Club located in downtown Ephrata. The club’s humble beginning began in a small garage in nearby Brownstown, with a handful of energetic...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Santa always draws a big crowd during his arrival in downtown Ephrata
    Street will close for Santa; free movie, food vendors added to event

        A Christmas tree has been found thanks to the Diffenderfer family of Akron and their donation of a 25-foot blue Spruce. This year’s Christmas tree was so large that Akron and Ephrata police escorted the...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • Cocalico team members Denny Boyer (52) and John Fry (54), as well as others, celebrate the Eagles 24-6 victory over Daniel Boone Friday in the District semifinals. Cocalico earned a trip to the finals where they’ll face unbeaten Bishop McDevitt Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium.
    Eagles headed to Hershey

    Punch ticket to District finals with 24-6 win over Boone Back in Week Five, Cocalico was humbled, 42-0 by Lampeter-Strasburg on its home turf. At the time, no one would have predicted the Eagles would be playing...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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