All posts tagged "featured"

  • Akron' New Year's "Shoe-in" event in 2013
    Akron event a ‘shoe-in’ to be another good time

      Akron will once again hold its annual “Shoe-In” this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2015. The 2014 Shoe-In runs from 9:30 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. To usher in the New Year,...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata Township logo
    No tax hike in Ephrata Twp.

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors has approved a 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. “We are not increasing the tax rate which is currently at 1.37 mills,” explained Steve Sawyer, township manager. He...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Caroline Stauffer (right) and Tori Schultz of Lampeter-Strasburg battle for the loose ball during Monday’s first-round game of the Ephrata Tournament. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Late rally lifts Ephrata girls

    After playing a near-perfect first quarter Monday, Ephrata pulled a 180 in a dreadful second stanza in which the Lady Mounts saw what was an 11-point lead on Lampeter-Strasburg turn into a 30-22 half-time deficit. But just...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Mark E. Jobes
    Letter carrier recovering after hit-and-run

    An Ephrata letter carrier is home and recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Dec. 26. Mark E. Jobes, 64, was struck at 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Church and West Locust streets. He...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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    Colleagues pay tribute to Dr. Soistmann

    Long-time superintendent, civic leader, dies at 80 The Ephrata community last week mourned the loss of Dr. Theodore L. Soistmann Jr., a long time Ephrata School District superintendent.  “Ted” Soistmann, 80, of Ephrata, who was superintendent from 1983...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Shown with their box is: Brooke Rathman, Haley Rathman, Megan Zook, Abigail Kachel, Lauren Kachel, Elizabeth Hoffman, Serena Eberly, Piper Snow, and Leah Knepper.
    The true meaning…

      A group of middle school girls recently celebrated Abby Kachel’s 13th birthday by packing and donating 12 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to Operation Christmas Child, who ships the boxes to needy...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • ER Christmas Tree Bridge Project
    Roadwork, closed McDonald’s, dampen tree sale business

    Dale Hartraft’s Christmas tree sales operation hasn’t changed in the last 15 years. At his usual spot at the northern corner of the Cloister Shopping Center, Hartraft’s beaming smile, warm handshake, Junianta county pines, and candy cane...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Former assistant Eric Bensing (center) is shown on the sidelines during
an Ephrata lacrosse game this past spring. Bensing was recently named to succeed Kevin Pletz as the Mounts’ new head coach.
    Bensing named EHS boys lax coach

    Ephrata has found a coaching replacement for its highly-successful boys lacrosse program. And, as it turns out, the Mounts didn’t have very far to look. Eric Bensing will become the third head coach in Ephrata boys lacrosse...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nathan Zimmerman (right) converts a lay-up in front of Garden Spot defender Brendan Bradley during Friday’s 44-43 Mountaineer victory. Zimmerman led the Mounts with 20 points in the contest.
    One for the win column

    Mounts hold off GS Ephrata’s first five opponents on the schedule were like a “Who’s who” of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. It featured three of the top teams in the League in Manheim Central, Cedar Crest and McCaskey,...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • EASD Assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer will resign
    Asst. superintendent Schlemmer resigns

    The passing of an era was marked Monday night at the Ephrata Area School District board meeting as members accepted the resignation of assistant superintendent Kim Schlemmer. For the past 27 years, Schlemmer has been an active...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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