All posts tagged "featured"

  • Jack and Linda Fritz of Narvon (left and right) with Ephrata Cancer Center nurse Diane Moll. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    A special bond: Wellspan Cancer Center patients, caregivers celebrate

    Jack Fritz calls Diane Noll his “head angel.” The 77-year-old Narvon man has been under Noll’s care for nearly five years. “I call her the head angel, since I consider all of the nurses and staff at...

    • Posted June 16, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Brandon Miller, shown pitching for Millersville University this past season, was selected by Seattle in the sixth round of the MLB draft last Friday. (Photo courtesy of Millersville Athletics)
    Miller’s a Mariner

    Former EHS and ‘Ville pitcher selected in sixth round of MLB draft by Seattle Brandon Miller admittedly, was on pins and needles last Friday afternoon. After watching six of his Cape Cod League teammates from last summer...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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    Neighbors respond

    Scores of workers from the local Plain communities stopped whatever they were doing, suspended projects, and set aside personal matters to help rebuild two barns destroyed by fire at a dairy farm in Clay Township on Friday...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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    Class of 2016 says goodbye at War Memorial Field

    Family and friends arrived in their Sunday best on a muggy evening to celebrate the 2016 graduating class of Ephrata High School held at War Memorial Stadium June 2. Standing by the chain link fence that circled...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Workers prepare the new Route 272 bridge doing the finishing cleaning touches
    New Route 272 bridge opened over Cocalico Creek

    Workers officially completed PennDOT’s $4.2 million bridge replacement project June 3 when the new Route 272 bridge over Cocalico Creek opened to two lanes of traffic. The temporary signals along the Old Mill Road detour remained in...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Riley Mull is the new ambassador for the March of Dimes.
    Brownstown boy March of Dimes Ambassador

    Riley Mull, a student at Diamond Street Early Childhood Center, is the March of Dimes Ambassador for Lancaster County. Riley was born nine weeks early on June 7, 2012, weighing just 2 pounds, 14 ounces. Riley’s prematurity...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Farlow (right) drills a shot during the District Tournament vs. Governor Mifflin. Last Wednesday, Farlow closed out his EHS career as the Mounts were eliminated by Penn Trafford in the first round of States. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts’ amazing run comes to an end in State opener

    The greatest season in Ephrata boys volleyball history came to an end last Wednesday in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament at Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe. Facing District Seven champion Penn Trafford...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata players congratulate Dillon Good (without hat) after his home run to deep left in the third inning of Thursday’s 7-4 win over Governor Mifflin in the District finals at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    History in the making: Mounts down Mifflin to earn first District crown

    Ephrata High School graduated its senior class last Thursday night at War Memorial Field. A few hours before that, a group of nine of them along with the rest of their Mountaineer teammates, first made a little...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Schoeneck residents John Shirk, 96, (left) and his brother Harlan Shirk, 94, (center) are World War II veterans. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    In Schoeneck and beyond, Cocalico honors Memorial Day

    The Schoeneck Veterans Memorial Association hosted a Memorial Day parade and memorial service. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the re-dedication of the Schoeneck Veterans Memorial. The program was called, “A History Lesson,” given by Elaine...

    • Posted June 6, 2016
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  • (Left to right) Craig Stedman, Lancaster County District Attorney, and emergency room doctors Michael Reihart, of LGH/Penn Medicine, and Dr. Christopher Echterling of Wellspan, discuss the drug addiction epidemic during a forum, at Ephrata High School. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Navigating the heroin minefield

    Everybody knows heroin is a highly addictive opioid narcotic that first robs ambition, then dignity, and, all too often these days, one’s freedom and/or life. The destructive heroin epidemic is widely documented as news stories abound of...

    • Posted June 2, 2016
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