All posts tagged "featured"

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    Cocalico’s DiMatteo, Wealand step down

    The local basketball coaching landscape will look a whole lot different next year. Last Wednesday, Ephrata girls coach Mike Garman announced he is stepping down after 15 seasons at the helm. And Monday morning, it was a...

    • Posted February 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata girls basketball coach Mike Garman has decided to step down after 15 seasons at the helm.
    Ephrata’s Garman steps down as girls’ basketball coach

    Mike Garman has decided to go out on top.The long-time Ephrata girls basketball coach, who recently won his third Section Two title with the Lady Mounts, confirmed Thursday night that he has decided to resign. He informed...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Elva Stauffer (behind the counter with son Ron) helps provide a home away from home for Cloister
    At 90, Elva Stauffer is still one of a kind

    Whenever Elva Stauffer is making schnitz un knepp, she calls customers from a list she keeps on the wall by the phone at her Cloister Restaurant. “Kumm esse!” Stauffer says, which is the Pennsylvania Dutch saying for,...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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Michael and young cancer survivor Logan
    Hoover siblings share intense THON experience

    Being part of a 46-hour dance marathon that raised an incredible $9.77 million to benefit families dealing with pediatric cancer is something Ephrata’s Michael and Kathryn Hoover won’t soon forget. Last weekend’s Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Brady Spangler won’t be 21 until he’s actually 84 years old.
    Leap year Birthday: Wait ‘four’ it…

    Brady Spangler was born at 6 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. And on Monday he’ll finally celebrate his first birthday. Brady, whose mother Jessica works in Ephrata, has waited patiently...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Man used online ruse to rob woman at Denver hotel

    A Harrisburg parolee is charged with pistol-whipping and robbing a woman he arranged online to meet at a Denver hotel. Police allege Daryl Dion Walker Jr. arranged meetings using online classified ads, and robbed two of those...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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    Excitement is spicing up 10th Iron Chef Cocalico

      Iron Chef Cocalico organizers decided to make this year’s event shine even brighter than ever. Why? “Because it’s the 10th anniversary of wildly popular event,” said Chris Dunn, Cocalico director of food services. “It’s special when...

    • Posted February 24, 2016
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  • Beth (center) and her two sisters during happier times.
    Beth’s Story: Commentary on an epidemic that hits close to home

    “Beth’s Story” is the first in a five-part monthly series on the addiction epidemic that our society is facing. While names, locations, and dates have been changed to protect her family, Beth’s story is true and sadly...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky shoots over Wyomissing’s Ben Croft during Tuesday’s District game in Denver. Trynosky canned six treys in the game to score a game-high 22 points to lead his team to victoryofitability, “you’ve got to be willing to notch up your fertility budget,” O’Hara said.
    Eagles rip Wyomissing, headed to Chocolatetown

    The Cocalico Boys’ basketball team caught fire in the second half of Tuesday night’s District Three AAA opener, eliminating Wyomissing 66-41 in Denver. The Eagles (18-5) outscored the Spartans (17-8) 45-20 after the break as the two...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Merv Witmer (left) and Dave Althouse chat during the L-L Hall of Fame ceremony held Friday night at Warwick
    Local coaching legends selected for L-L League Hall of Fame

    A couple of Akron natives had a bit of a reunion Thursday night, Feb. 11, as they were inducted into the Lancaster-Lebanon League Hall of Fame during halftime of the final L-L finals’ game between the girls...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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