All posts tagged "featured"

  • Workers on Tuesday prepare finishing touches on the rebuilt bridge that replaced of the 71-year-old overpass that carries Route 272 over Cocalico Creek.
    Detour no more: 272 Bridge to open on or before June 3

    Many Ephrata commuters and shoppers became a bit grumpy one year ago today. After all, PennDOT on May 4, 2015 set up a detour and shut down Route 272 northbound to do bridge repair work. This was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Leonard “Lenny” Heiser, a truck driver for Mar-Allen Concrete, is shown with Dominick Barnhart who will be riding with him in the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy for the fifth year in a row.
    Heiser to mark seventh year in convoy

    For one Ephrata truck driver, the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy, which is set for this Sunday, holds a special place in his heart. This will be Leonard “Lenny” Heiser’s seventh convoy. He drives a truck for...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Alex Seibel clutches the Foster Cup after helping the Junior Flyers win the Metropolitan League title recently.
    Seibel helps Jr. Flyers win title

    Alex Seibel is a young man of few words. When asked to describe his emotions when his 19-and-under (19U) Junior Flyers team clinched the Foster Cup on Sunday, March 20, emblematic of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League’s...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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    Collision Course: Only four-time champ Ephrata stands in Cocalico’s way of title

    For the second-straight year, the girls Section Two title will be on the line when Ephrata and Cocalico get together in the final meet of the season next Monday. A year ago, Ephrata won a battle of...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Auker (left) leaps onto the “dogpile” in celebration of the Mounts’ section-clinching victory over Lampeter-Strasburg Tuesday. The title is the program’s sixth in the last eight years.
    Crowning achievement: Mounts blank L-S to clinch section title

    It took two days, but strong pitching and defense paved the way for the Ephrata baseball team’s 2-0 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg on the turf at the War Memorial Field. The win, which started Monday night and was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Guests at last year's Ephrata Post Prom got the red carpet treatment prior to entering the Main Theater for a night of fun, food and entertainment. Tickets for this year's event, set for Saturday, May 14, go on sale Thursday at the high school.
    Volunteers still needed for Post Prom

    New entertainment added to this year’s event The Ephrata Junior-Senior Prom and Post Prom are scheduled for May 14. The Post Prom committee once again has a big night scheduled at Lily’s and the Main Theater but...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    Local man honors former hotel, owner

    A local man has found a unique way to remember a historical hotel and honor the man who owned it. Doug Keith of Ephrata has been making turkey calls for more than 20 years, according to his...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • This is the unnamed stream between the Akron rail trail and the backyards of six Bomberber Road homeowners. The stream, which is often dry, fills up when it rains and is eroding the backyards of the property owners.
    Akron ponders remedial riprap

    In his report to the Akron Borough Council April 11, Borough Manager Dan Guers said he received engineering cost estimates for a streambank restoration project on a small stream between the rail trail and the backyards of...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • A drenching thunderstorm just after 5 p.m. served only to top Donald Trump’s decisive win here with a double rainbow
    Trump and Sanders win in Ephrata

      Tuesday’s primary election turnout was brisk as voters arrived in steady streams throughout a day when temperatures reached 80 degrees in Ephrata. The gorgeous day, dampened briefly by a drenching thunder storm just after 5 p.m....

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer shoves off on her record-breaking toss in the shot put Monday vs. Garden Spot. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Stauffer breaks school shot record in win over Garden Spot

    Cocalico Coach Ron Derr didn’t have to tell his girls’ team how big Monday’s meet vs. Garden Spot was in regards to the Section Two race. He let that up to his small group of seniors, led...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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