All posts tagged "featured"

  • It was a new school year with a new traffic pattern at Cocalico High School but the anticipation on the students’ faces is a tradition on the first day of classes.
    Area schools open Monday, New program links EASD freshmen

    With the cool air that finally arrived this week, came that realization that it’s almost time for the school bells to once again ring in the area. Monday, Aug. 29 will indeed be opening day in both...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Photo by Duane Ober, Warwick Emergency Services Commission administrator Firefighters, farmers and neighbors work together at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township to free two dairy cows that fell into a manure pit Aug. 17.
    Cow Raising

    Two dairy cows fell into a manure pit at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township Aug. 17 and were rescued with the assistance of Brunnerville firefighters. Firefighters, farmers and neighbors worked for over two...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Presenting the big birthday cake are two of the party’s organizers, Jim Brown of Ephrata National Bank (left) and Dave Boland of The Groves. Photo by Stan Hall
    Ephrata celebrates 125th with party downtown

    Happy birthday, Ephrata. Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen and Ephrata Borough Council President Sue Rowe blew out the candles and they were immediately joined by more than 200 men, women and children with the singing of “Happy Birthday,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns


At Hawk Valley Golf Course, Jim Summers, right, prepares to award the winners of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce trophy. The Chamber was told that Hawk Valley was closing its front nine and building homes on the Brecknock Township course. The property is owned by Landmark Homes of Ephrata Township.
    Hawk Valley homes planned for November

                    Landmark has renewed plans for The Villages at Hawk Valley, which would replace fairways and sand traps with houses on the course, which is bisected by Crestview Drive. By...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Still no answers for residents of Clay Township development

    By Marylouise Sholly Questions of financial responsibility continue to swirl around the Wildflower Pond Development, and residents of the development say they are fed up with the confusion that’s been going on for years. Although the development...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Final creek concert of the season

      About 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, the last of this year’s Concert by the Creek performances looked like it was going to take place in the rain. Splintered Sunlight was set to go on at 6:30, but with...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • In 1946, the first Jr. legion team in Ephrata was formed. The team, which was coached by Clarence Gock¬ley, included (front row, left to right): John Krouse, Glenn Zug, Don Howett, Spec Sweigart, John Orwig and Jack Saylor. (Middle, l-r): Henner Weaver, Jim Brill, Bouder (first name missing), Ted Badorf, Kenny Von Neida and Jack Wingenroth. (Back, l-r): Jim Loose, Butch Brubaker, Ron Levitan, Bob Hacker, Leroy Callihan and Galie Weidman.
    Baseball pioneers: The ‘46 Ephrata Jr. legion team had an amazing first year

    Ephrata High School and the summer American Legion program certainly has a great baseball history. And it all started in the late 1940s when a group of baseball pioneers got the program off and running. This summer...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • ROBERT DEVONSHIRE JR. | LNP Correspondent The Strasburg Rail Road is seeking a waiver to not blow their whistle at every crossing in an effort to stop spooking horses.
    Emotions flare over horse beating incident

    By Patrick Burns An Ephrata Township 20-year-old went to District Judge Tony Russell’s office Monday to pay fines relating to an Aug. 2 incident which elicited social media criticism and rage often directed squarely on the local...

    • Posted August 11, 2016
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  • Sam and Callie DiBlasi sit at the first booth near the kitchen area. “I call this my booth,” said Sam. “It’s the one I always choose when I get to sit down.” At the end of the lunch shift, it would not be unusual to see Sam taking time to sit down and talk a bit with businessmen finishing their lunch, a group of students , or a parent and child.
    Savoring Memories: DiBlasis’ reflections cook up the right recipe for retirement

    Why stay in business in the same place in one small town for more than four decades? A conversation with Sam and Callie DiBlasi of Denver will quickly — and repeatedly — provide the answer. “It’s all...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • New Ephrata Borough Council member Greg Zimmerman is sworn in by mayor Ralph Mowen. Photo by Gary Klinger.
    Open council seat filled

      Three solid candidates. Three rounds of voting. But in the end, it was Greg Zimmerman who was Ephrata Borough Council’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Dale Hertzog. Tina Thompson, Richard...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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