All posts tagged "featured"

  • R.C. Templin of the Ephrata Ensign presents the Ephrata Ensign-Lititz Record Express trophy to Lititz co-captains Glenn Wintrode (far left in jacket) and Ray Kreider after Lititz defeated rival Ephrata, 20-7 in 1945. At right, Ephrata co-captains Galie Weidman (97) and Ed “Tex” Erb (98) look on. (Photo courtesy of Lillian Weidman)
    ‘Watered-down’ history revisited

    Ed Savoca couldn’t believe his ears. The Lititz lineman was on a double date with Ephrata quarterback Johnny Krouse just before the big showdown between the unbeaten Pretzels and the one-loss Mounts on a crisp November night...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Jamie Zamrin (center) heads up one of the hills of the Parkview Course in Hershey during Saturday’s State Meet. Zamrin went on to finish 24th overall and earn a medal. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Zamrin’s late sprint gets her State medal

    The tendency at the State Cross Country Championships is to go out fast. And that’s exactly what Cocalico sophomore Jamie Zamrin did Saturday at the challenging Parkview Course in Hershey. However, unlike many who spend all their...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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    WellSpan Health Appoints New President for WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

    WellSpan Health has named Carrie E. Willetts, a Virginia health care executive, as senior vice president for the health system and president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, effective Jan. 11, 2016. Willetts brings experience in operations, strategic...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election
    Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election

    WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2016. A leading defender of human rights, Rep. Pitts has represented the Sixteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania since...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • Ephrata Public Library Director of Development Joy Ashley (left) ac - cepts an annual fund $5,000 challenge match donated by Penny Talbert, executive director, on Oct. 19.
    Director’s fund challenge match accepted at library

    The director of the Ephrata Public Library is supporting her workplace with her own money — and in the process is challenging others to do the same. “This is a brand new $5,000 challenge,” said Joy Ashley,...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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    PennDOT: Route 272 bridge glitch fixed

    by Patrick Burns PennDOT this week offered a detailed explanation on the delayed construction on the Route 272-Reading Road bridge project over U.S. 322 in Ephrata Borough. Many observant readers have asked why Route 272 had been...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Election Poll Grace church 20151103_091915_Fotor
    GOP wins big here

    But  Democrats gain control of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court by PATRICK BURNS Despite perfect weather with 70-plus temperatures on Election Day Tuesday, one Ephrata polling official reported voter turnout at about 10 percent by mid-day. And it didn’t...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Cocalico fullback Hunter High breaks into the open on his way to an 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Friday’s game vs. Solanco. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Solanco flexes muscles, runs past Cocalico

      “That’s as good a display of option football that I’ve seen in awhile.” Those were the words of Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich Friday night, and he wasn’t talking about his team. After watching unbeaten Solanco run...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever (right) runs comfortably in the final half-mile stretch of the District Three AAA boys’ race Saturday at Big Spring. Lefever completed his silver medal effort in a time of 15:52. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lefever earns District silver

      With the biggest race of the year (to date) in front of him, Zach Lefever wasn’t about to let a slight hip injury slow him down. The Ephrata junior ignored the pain Saturday at Big Spring...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s DJ Fabiani (5) hits the hole during Friday night’s Section Two tussle vs. Manheim Central. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Barons overcome Eagles with second-half surge

    Manheim Central has one of the most tradition-rich programs in District Three, if not the state. But after watching his team play a mistake-filled first half in their key Section Two battle Friday night at Cocalico, first-year...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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