All posts tagged "featured"

  • Pictured (left to right) with check: Chief William Harvey, Mayor Ralph Mowen, Council President Susan E. Rowe, Wellspan President Carrie Willetts, and Kim Stonebraker, manager of safety, security, and emergency management. Photo by Marylouise Sholly
    WellSpan contributes to Ephrata’s safety initiatives

    While everyone knows crime doesn’t pay, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital’s recent gesture shows that safety and concern for the community certainly does. Ephrata Borough was the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital at...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (right) ties up with Nate Stine of Blue Mountain in the first round of States last Thursday at Giant Center in Hershey. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Tough weekend in Hershey for Cocalico

    Eagle trio comes away without a medal at State Tournament The State Wrestling Championships can sometimes be a cruel animal to even some of the best grapplers in the Commonwealth. It’s just the nature of the beast....

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • TONIGHT: Students Vs. Staff

    Mounts vs. Mounts   Ephrata High School students hope to teach their instructors how to win on the hardwood. The inaugural “Students vs. Staff” basketball game is tomorrow night, Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the...

    • Posted March 8, 2018
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  • Membership has its benefits…now more than ever at the Ephrata pool

    Incentives added as rates rise for the upcoming season here Pass holders to the Ephrata Area Pool will find their rates have gone up by about five percent for the coming summer season. Borough Council is expected...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Recent high winds uprooted this evergreen, causing it to fall against Robert Vasko’s house next to his business, Brickerville Motors, along state Route 322. “I loved that tree,” Vasko said Saturday. He said it tipped over during Friday’s nor’easter and caused some roof damage to the old, stone home. He said he talked to the previous homeowner who remembered the tree being large even 50 years ago. Vasko estimated the tree to be at least 70 years old. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Ephrata Braces for More Weather

    Our go-to weather person Eric Horst at Millersville University had cautiously predicted snow would begin overnight on Tuesday but only light flurries were evident by around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Still, accumulations had begun on cars, decks, outdoor...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Dave Shirley of Piper Belle’s BBQ took home the first place prize at this year’s Iron Chef competition. Photos by Laura Knowles
    Shirey Wins Final Iron Chef Event

    The 12th Iron Chef Cocalico competition was held on Sunday, March 4, and would be the last year for the tasty celebration of food. Event organizer Liz Ackerman announced that the 2018 Iron Chef Cocalico and Benefit...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Gary Klinger stands in front of Highland Elementary, his former school which he celebrates in “School for the Ages,” published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual journal. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Klinger is true to his school

    Historical Society’s journal chronicles Highland Elementary’s history Highland Elementary School’s rich history is celebrated in “School for the Ages” by Gary Klinger. It’s published as the latest edition of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley’s annual...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Zach Sherk captured the gold medal in the 100 breaststroke at the District Three Swimming Championships held at Cumberland Valley this past weekend. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Sherk wins gold & Eagle boys claim second in team standings

    According to Cocalico swimming coach Kylie Turner, Zach Sherk walked onto the pool deck at Cumberland Valley calm and confident Saturday morning. By the time the sophomore hit the water, it was a different story. “It was...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • An early photo of the livestock show when it was still held uptown during fair week, near Washington Avenue. Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley
    From Farmers Day to Tent City

    The following is the second in a series of articles leading up to the 100th anniversary of The Ephrata Fair in September In 1919, residential Ephrata was very different from today. To the west, the town stopped...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • No Cook Mondays fundraiser

    The Ephrata Farmers Day Association’s 100th Year Anniversary Committee will be selling chicken BBQ dinners from Kauffman’s Chicken throughout the spring to raise money for the 100th year anniversary celebration. While pre-sales are encouraged, dinners will be...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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