All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ephrata players congratulate Dillon Good (without hat) after his home run to deep left in the third inning of Thursday’s 7-4 win over Governor Mifflin in the District finals at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    History in the making: Mounts down Mifflin to earn first District crown

    Ephrata High School graduated its senior class last Thursday night at War Memorial Field. A few hours before that, a group of nine of them along with the rest of their Mountaineer teammates, first made a little...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Schoeneck residents John Shirk, 96, (left) and his brother Harlan Shirk, 94, (center) are World War II veterans. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    In Schoeneck and beyond, Cocalico honors Memorial Day

    The Schoeneck Veterans Memorial Association hosted a Memorial Day parade and memorial service. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the re-dedication of the Schoeneck Veterans Memorial. The program was called, “A History Lesson,” given by Elaine...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Craig Stedman, Lancaster County District Attorney, and emergency room doctors Michael Reihart, of LGH/Penn Medicine, and Dr. Christopher Echterling of Wellspan, discuss the drug addiction epidemic during a forum, at Ephrata High School. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Navigating the heroin minefield

    Everybody knows heroin is a highly addictive opioid narcotic that first robs ambition, then dignity, and, all too often these days, one’s freedom and/or life. The destructive heroin epidemic is widely documented as news stories abound of...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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    Ephrata High School Class of 2016

    Ephrata High School will hold its 121st commencement exercises Thursday, June 2. Ephrata Area School District announced Tuesday that 313 seniors will be graduating during ceremonies set for 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. It will be...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the State 3,200 meter run Saturday at Shippensburg University. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lefever claims sixth place in State 3,200

    By Todd Ruth Admittedly, Ephrata’s Zach Lefever was feeling huge nerves heading into his debut in the 3,200 at the State Track Meet Saturday in Shippensburg. But in the end, he looked like a seasoned vet. The...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer heaves the shot put during her gold medal performance at States. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Golden finale

     Stauffer completes career by winning State shot put title Emily Stauffer has finally reached the top of the mountain. The Cocalico senior who has been among the top throwers in the state for her entire high school career,...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Typically held on the third Saturday of month at The Whistle Stop, The Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market is on hiatus in 2016. Photo by Patrick Burns.
    Ephrata Merchants Association replaced by The Ephrata Alliance

    Monthly open-air market on hiatus in 2016. Many events will continue, run by new groups. By Patrick Burns For the first time since 2013, the Ephrata Merchants Association’s Open-Air Farmers Market no longer buzzes on the third...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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    Ephrata’s 121st graduation will be its first live-streamed

    Ceremony set for June 2 at War Memorial The Ephrata Area School District announced this week that next week’s graduation ceremony, planned for 7 p.m. Thursday June 2 at War Memorial Field (weather permitting), will be streamed...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Shown from (left to right) are: Parke Lesher (son-in-law), Sharon Lesher (daughter), Irma Schlott, Sandy Schlott (daughter-in-law), and Walt Schlott (son)
    Ephrata woman celebrates 104th birthday; says ‘live a clean life’

    Irma Schlott is quite an amazing lady. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday, May 18, at Ephrata Manor with friends, family and Ephrata Manor staff singing Happy Birthday as she entered the room. With a beautiful smile...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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