All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ephrata’s Mark Njenga captured the gold medal in the triple jump Saturday at the L-L League Meet. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Njenga jumps to L-L gold

    In the eyes of Head Coach John Keller, Ephrata was solid in some areas, not as strong in others at the Lancaster-Lebanon Meet this past weekend at Hempfield High School. Ephrata, which generally is battling it out...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Artist Shaun Hogarth brightens up trail again

    Shaun Hogarth’s routine lately included loading paint cans and brushes in his Honda Civic and lugging extension ladders down East King Street onto the Ephrata Rail Trail. Hogarth last week finished up all the heavy lifting on...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    School board weighs tax hike

    Ephrata area property owners can expect a bump in school taxes this year. A preliminary budget passed by Tuesday by the Ephrata Area School District board includes a 2.9 percent increase. The jump raises the tax rate...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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    Comets, Taylor edge Mounts in semifinals

    Ephrata and Penn Manor have played plenty of thrilling, pressure-packed games the last few years. Whether it was last year’s championship game when the Mounts captured the L-L crown, this year’s regular season meeting which was also...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Sydney Morgan crosses the finish line to win the mile Monday afternoon at Cocalico. Her win over Cocalico star Jamie Zamrin (back) was one of many key victories for the Lady Mount. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Ephrata girls deny Cocalico

    Lady Eagles still clinch tie for section After seeing their 33-meet winning streak, and more importantly their four-year reign as Section Two champs, end at mid-season due to a new tiebreaker rule that was instituted this year,...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Hunter Lehman drills a shot over the net Monday vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Steve Heydt.
    Mounts need win Wednesday to claim program’s first title

    The Ephrata Boys’ volleyball team controlled the final points in each of the three sets Monday night at Manheim Central, taking a 3-0 victory while clinching a tie for the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two Title. The Barons...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Rail Trail will eventually be 7 miles long, connecting Lititz to sections already completed in Akron and Ephrata.
    Rail trail to Lititz still on target for 2018

    The newest link in Warwick Township’s rails-to-trails path is well underway, eventually crossing Newport Road and traveling more than a mile to Picnic Woods Road. Right now, the trail that leads from the township municipal campus stops...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • ACI Construction owner Dan Buch, has offered his parking lot and access to the the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail. Photo by Pat Burns.
    … He put up a parking lot

    ACI Construction has offered Ephrata Rail Trail users bang for their Buch. That would be in the form of Dan Buch, ACI owner, who’s provided a parking lot for trail users. “We were really on board with...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • A fantastic view of the Mother’s Day Convoy from the bridge at Eden Road in Manheim. Photo by Dick Wanner.
    Make-A-Wish shatters world record for largest convoy, draws 590 trucks

      Five-year-old Isaiah Troublefield already was stoked about a chance to ride in a tractor-trailer again. He had participated in last year’s Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy and loved the experience. But early Sunday afternoon, as the...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Arrows on this photo indicate recent changes made to this area of the Ephrata Rail Trail at the intersection of Queen Street.
    Table, benches removed from trail

    Chief Harvey cites proper design and effective use of trail environment can lead to a reduction in problems Concerns about inappropriate behavior along Ephrata’s linear trail boiled over following an April 2 brawl. That incident, which preceded...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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