All posts tagged "featured"

  • Ephrata’s Kyla McKim (32) puts up a shot over an L-S defender during Tuesday’s game. McKim scored 13 points and snagged 11 boards but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Mounts fell to the Pioneers. Photo by Dwight Palm
    EHS girls can’t overcome rough start, fall 49-32

    The Ephrata girls have way of doing things in spurts at the offensive end. The good ones, like the 10-0 run the Lady Mounts put together late in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game vs. Section Two...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Shad Lewis is sworn in by Mayor Johnson at the Adamstown Borough meeting. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Adamstown to issue ‘tickets’ for messy properties

    The Adamstown Borough council meeting lasted 34 minutes on Jan. 2, but time was spent efficiently. Mayor Dean Johnson swore in elected council member Randy Good; President, David Matz; Vice President, Cindy Schweitzer, and Mark Bansner. Shad...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Lori and Brad Ortenzi visited their former church, Ephrata Church of the Brethren, to talk about their work in Thailand as missionaries with a group that helps childhood victims of human trafficking. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Couple finds rewards in missionary work

    The boy who fell victim to human trafficking in Thailand never hesitates to hug the Lancaster County man who helped rescue him from his broken childhood. Missionaries Brad and Lori Ortenzi left their families and careers here...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Oh snap! Cold, snow keep Akron’s shoe from dropping, but Wobbly Bob stands tall

    Wobbly Bob made his customary descent from the third floor of Reamstown’s Union Barrel Works Sunday night to ring in the New Year, but frigid temperatures put the kibosh on Akron’s Shoe-Drop. Kim Weaver, one of Union...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm holds the banner, commemorating his 100th career victory.
    Fromm hits Century Mark: Becomes just fourth wrestler in Cocalico history to reach 100 wins

    When Cocalico senior Ben Fromm took the mat at Liberty High School last Thursday, he had a career record of 99-26. His opponent at the (elite level) Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic was Parkland sophomore David Polanski. Fromm...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • This was the scene in Akron one year ago as the traditional town celebration welcomed the new year.
    Shoe dropping New Year’s Eve in Akron

    Akron will hold its annual Shoe-In this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2018. The 2017 Shoe-In will go from 9 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. This year’s event again features free food, a...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata has three alums currently playing in the Penn State Blue Band that is set to leave for Arizona and the Fiesta Bowl Thursday. They are (left to right) Ethan Fasnacht, Ben Hartranft and Calvin Walker.
    EHS has three grads heading to Fiesta Bowl with the PSU Blue Band

    Ethan Fasnacht is looking forward to wearing shorts and t-shirts in winter, something he is getting used to doing in late December as a member of the Penn State marching band. A 2016 Ephrata graduate, Fasnacht is...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Brandon Novak shares path to opioid recovery

    The opioid addiction is here and there is no denying it. Retreat at Lancaster County is trying to curtail what has been happening not only in Lancaster County but all over the United States. Retreat’s Alumni Organizations’...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Students greet school board president Tim Stayer during the computer presentaion. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata students display computer skills

    Susan Halsey’s fourth grade class displayed problem solving abilities using iPads and DOTS at the December Ephrata Area School Board meeting at Clay Elementary School. DOTS are small coding robots that resemble brightly colored plastic baseballs. They’re...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Addie Landis (left) makes a pass around Ephrata defender Amanda Gauthier during last Wednesday’s game in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Eagles stun Ephrata for first win of the season

    Shaking off a 9-3 first quarter deficit, the Cocalico girls’ basketball team rallied for a stunning 34-17 win over backyard rival Ephrata last Wednesday for their first win of the 2017-18 season. The win completed the evening’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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