All posts tagged "featured"

  • EASD students return

    Though many not yet compliant with new vaccination rules Ephrata Area School District students began school Monday, Aug. 28 — a day earlier than last year. Something else arrived earlier this year for students: new vaccination rules....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • dori the dog
    Dori takes the crown

    Lancaster County has had its share of star athletes over the years. There was Wally Walker, of Penn Manor, who played for years in the NBA. And Tom Herr, from Hempfield, who played Major League Baseball with...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Help for Harvey

    Locals join national effort to aid hurricane victims The heartbreaking media images of thousands of flooded out residents in Texas continued to multiply since Harvey hit late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane Rebecca Gallagher, who lived...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Drug issues discussed at Akron Council meeting

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell and Mayor John McBeth both spoke at length about the town’s drug issues at August’s regular borough council meeting. McBeth, in his monthly report to council, first thanked everybody who helped make...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Former Ephrata Coach Charlie Fisher (center) talks to his team during a timeout in a game last season. The popular second-year coach recently resigned from Ephrata to take over the Manheim Central program
    Fisher leaves Ephrata to take over at MC

    The decision was admittedly agonizing. But when Charlie Fisher weighed all the pros and cons of becoming the head basketball coach at Manheim Central, or remaining in the same post at Ephrata, there was little doubt which...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Schools open here Monday

    Ready or not, school buses will once again appear on area roads beginning Monday, Aug. 28. Students in both the Ephrata and Cocalico school districts will resume classes with four full days next week followed by vacation...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Nearly 600 people attended the eclipse event at Ephrata Public Library Monday, including (left to right) Ethan Smith, Judy Deppen, Emma Smith, and Chris Brubaker. Photo by Pat Burns
    Hundreds flock to Ephrata library event to watch ‘Once In A Lifetime’ solar eclipse

    “Look…up in the sky!” Nearly 600 people Monday did just that at the Ephrata Public Library, embodying the famed opening scene of the 1950s Superman TV show. True to form, the object in question once again was...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Kim and Adam Gockley last week flew 2,600 miles to Lincoln City, Ore., to witness a total eclipse
    Eclipsing atmosphere

    Ephrata’s Kim and Adam Gockley flew 2,600 miles to witness a total eclipse of the sun While throngs of locals flocked to witness Monday’s partial eclipse at the local library, Kim Gockley and her son Adam decided...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • A local firefighter goes through the decontamination drill held Aug. 15 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Photo by Dick Wanner
    ‘Well’ prepared…

    The scenario: a nuclear event has happened in New Jersey. Thousands of people in its wake are being evacuated to Pennsylvania. A busload of the New Jersey victims crashes near the Denver exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • The Penn Legacy soccer team, which features local players Logan Bitner, Aaron Weitzel and Brandon Yang, poses for a photo on the pitch in Real Madrid’s Stadium in Spain during their recent trip.
    Three local soccer players, club team make trip to Spain

    While American Legion baseball players had their sights set on the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, and Little Leaguers hoped to play in South Williamsport, three local teens made their “Holy Grail” trip to Madrid, Spain....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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