All posts tagged "featured"

  • Police are still investigating the murder of Brett Simmons, a 2009 Ephrata High School graduate, gunned down in his hoome on Sept. 25.
    A look back at 2014 top stories: Murder in Clay

    First in a series of the year in review It’s been almost three months since two intruders murdered Brett Simmons and gunned down his father James inside the family’s Clay Township home. In that time, the public has...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Damien Ricks (left) drives to the hoop past Ephrata defenders Christian Miles (10), Danny Gerola and Sam Cable during last Wednesday’s game at the Ephrata Middle School. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Lescoe’s 37-point night fuels win over Braves

    Cocalico’s Tucker Lescoe has shown the ability to light up the scoreboard a time or two. And Monday night in the home opener vs. Pequea Valley, the 6-0 junior guard did just that in the Section Three-Four...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Budget
    Borough cuts electric rates, hikes library funding & holds line on taxes

    Early presents Ephrata Borough Council made it official Monday night approving a no-tax-increase budget for 2015. But that vote was not unanimous as council president Dale Hertzog issued the only “no” vote on the adoption. Before the...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Volunteers from Leo’s Helping Paws gather around the Christmas tree. The tree is covered with ornaments that list items needed by local rescues. The group encourages the public to come in and choose an ornament and make a donation. Shown (from left, front row) are: Kathy Styer, Beth Buchter, Spokesdog Leo, Deb Fisher, Joanne Ressler, and Katie Siebel; (back row) Joyce Wilhide, Dave Wilhide, Rick Ressler and Joyce Nettke.
    With a little help …

      A local organization is hoping Christmas will be going to the dogs this year. Leo’s Helping Paws is an all volunteer organization dedicated to helping puppy mill, abandoned, abused, injured and stray dogs. The group currently...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • ER20141210_SkateparkCrowd
    Winter’s coming?

    Don’t tell these guys that winter is only a little more than a week away – they seem ready to skip right to spring. This past weekend, dozens stopped by the new skateboard park adjacent to the...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Members of the Ephrata girls basketball team celebrate their title at the Fleetwood Tournament this past Saturday. In the championship game, the Lady Mounts upended the host Tigers, 49-45 in overtime.
    Lady Mounts win title at Fleetwood Tourney

    Ephrata girls Coach Mike Garman has seen just about everything in his years on the sidelines. However, Saturday’s Fleetwood Tournament title game between his Lady Mounts and the host Tigers may just take the cake for one...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Ashley and Mike Kline
    Father speaks out on killers’ sentencing

    The father of Ashley Kline spoke out Tuesday night about his feelings on the sentencing of the men who savagely killed his daughter. Ryan Schannauer and Adam Lynch pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to avoid...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • 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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