All posts tagged "featured"

  • The huge tree appears to be floating in mid-air prior to being placed in its new downtown home for the next two months, in front of Ephrata National Bank headquarters.
    In the truest sense…a town tree

    A towering and beautifully-formed blue spruce, an Ephrata native, was placed Tuesday morning in front of the Ephrata National Bank, the same spot many of its predecessors have stood since 1923, the first year for a community...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • EHS Theater Department to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    The Ephrata High School Theater Department will be performing the classic story of Romeo and Juliet Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hammon Auditorium at Ephrata High School. Romeo and Juliet...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Patriotic glow

    Ephrata’s Veterans Plaza and the Winters Memorial Trail were aglow with 400 luminaries Saturday night, each candle representing a donor brick that honors those who have served in the military. Scroll these photos too:      ...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Cocalico defenders Tyler Hertzog (left) and Noah Palm (right) take down Cedar Crest’s Kendell Shand during Friday’s playoff game. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles brush off Crest

    Set up semifinals showdown with Barons in Manheim Friday Cocalico had a chance to impose its will on Cedar Crest early Friday in the District Three Class 5-A quarterfinals in Denver. And the Eagles didn’t waste the...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • GOP dominates local elections

    By PATRICK BURNS   Local voter turnout varied on a chilly, wet Election Day, which featured few contested races and no national or gubernatorial appeal. The results were as expected as GOP candidates dominated all contested and...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • At the conclusion of last Wednesday’s performance of Sweeney Todd at the Ephrata playhouse, actor Preston Schreffler surprised the audience and his girlfriend, Abby Hoy, with an unscripted marriage proposal. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Marriage proposal takes center

    “Sweeney Todd,” despite the bloody gore, body parts, and its subtitle referring to the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is a love story at its core. Preston Schreffler had his own tale of the heart to tell...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Looking for Ephrata PD’s blue light

      Local history intrigues Ethan Brubaker. He spends spare time poring over old documents and articles at his local library and the Historical Society. “I believe it’s vital in truly understanding and appreciating the evolution of society...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Guess who’s coming to town….soon!

    Christmas kickoff downtown just two weeks from Friday It was on a chilly December day in 1923 when a throng of Ephrata residents gathered in front of what was then the Good Hotel to light the town’s...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Cocalico High School graduates (from left to right) Abby Buckles, Michael Rissmiller, and Ben Smith come back to school as STEM experiment facilitators representing their employers
    Cocalico students attend STEM summit

    Junior Achievement hosted a STEM Summit at Cocalico High School on Nov. 1 to the ninth-grade class. Students were cycled through science experiment projects held in the gym. Students seemed most interested in listening to Donna Harrison...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Alex Auker (19) wins a headball from a Chambersburg player as teammates Tanner Pfeiffer (6) and AJ Morales (7) look on Saturday in the District Three third-place game held at Northeastern. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Mounts give State champ a scare, but late goal lists Conestoga to 2-1 win

    DOWNINGTON – Midway through the second half Tuesday night Rob Deininger walked the sideline with his hands clasped behind his back and a big, sheepish grin on his face. His game plan was working. His team just...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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