All posts tagged "featured"

  • Wawa to close for 30-day renovation

    Gas pumps to remain open Wawa officially confirmed Tuesday that it will close its busy Ephrata location for a 30-day extensive renovation project. Lori Bruce, Wawa spokesperson, confirmed Tuesday that its renovation schedule at 602 S Reading...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • MC hands Ephrata first loss

    Barons pull into first-place tie with EHS girls following 3-1 result After battling Berks county power Wilson for 80 tough minutes Monday, unbeaten Ephrata had to turn around and face Manheim Central 24 hours later. That certainly...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • ‘Fair’ly optimistic

    100th Fair off to a soggy start, with only second parade cancellation in 80 years, but hope remains for a big finish Steady downpours that lasted most of the day put a damper on opening night ceremonies...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Photo by Missi Mortimer Quickel at the fair office Monday afternoon during the busy contest registration time.
    Planning a party

    As 100th committee chair, Quickel pulled the anniversary team together Time is her enemy. There is so much to do, Beth Quickel thinks, and time is running out. It is Tuesday evening — a week before the...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Gen. Tom Hobbins, a decorated U.S. Air Force officer, who spent the first 18 years of his life in Ephrata, spoke at the Welcome Home event. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘Welcome Home’ ceremony also moved indoors

    When Sunday’s rain blanketed the Ephrata area, the veteran’s “Welcome Home” ceremony to kick off the 100th Ephrata Fair was moved indoors to the Ephrata Fire Company Banquet Hall. The Ceremony was originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m....

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Marvin Sauder with daughter-in-law, Lynette Sauder. Marvin was a co-chair of the fair and Lynette is currently on the 100th committee and the board of directors for the fair. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Deja-moo: Celebrity Cow Milking Competition returns

    It’s “udder-ly” exciting! The Celebrity Cow Milking Competition is returning to the Ephrata Fair after a long hiatus, in honor of the 100th Fair celebration. “It was an event that drew the community,” said Lynette Sauder, 100th...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • The fire crew, pictured in front of the new truck, are (front row, left to right) Tanya Reynolds (secretary); Barry Rehlich (president); Roxane Shiplett (vice president); Lindsey Hartranft (captain), and Jill Hartranft (treasurer). (Back, l-r) Glenn Heinsey (firefighter); Gerald Hartranft (assistant engineer) , Ben Hall (firefighter); Joel High (deputy chief); Lester High (chief engineer); Eric Shiplett (trustee); Gordon Whitehill (firefighter); Donny Stover (chief); Carl Haberman (fire police captain); Justin Lausch (trustee), and Jim Cataldi (fire police lieutenant). Photo by Aubree Fahringer
    Holy smokes! Smokestown Fire Co. celebrates new pumper

    Smokestown Fire Company celebrated their new 2018 Pierce Enforcer Tanker on Sept. 15 with an open house, held at the fire station. President Barry Rehlich has been involved with the fire company for 34 years and he...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Sammy Knowles celebrates his late touchdown which put his team up by seven points in Friday’s 27-20 victory over Donegal. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Statement win: Mounts gut out 27-20 comeback victory over Donegal

    Richard Greer wants everyone to know the Mountaineers have changed. Following their victory over Donegal Friday, he sprinted from one celebration to another and proclaimed loudly, “This is the new Ephrata!” The sophomore running back and linebacker...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • 100th Ephrata Fair comes to life Monday Night

      The 100th Ephrata Fair comes to life Monday night. The midway was closed at 6:30pm and vendors started moving in shortly after 7:00pm. Make sure to keep an eye on the Ephrata square cam during the fair this week....

    • Posted September 24, 2018
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  • The Winters Leadership Memorial at Veterans’ Plaza will be the site of the Welcome Home program Sunday that kicks off the week of the 100th Ephrata Fair.
    Welcome Home ceremony starts big week Sunday

    Gen. Hobbins will focus on soldiers returning to post WWI celebration at the first Ephrata Fair in 1919 One hundred years ago, the Ephrata Fair made its first appearance. Local farmers proudly showed off their finest crops...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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