• Maj. Howard S. Nast, 44, Air National Guardsman, deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti

    Major Howard “Howie” S. Nast, 44, of Denver, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in Philadelphia to Howard and Suzanne (Lawless) Nast of Philadelphia, and was the husband of Mary Beth...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Margaret S. Gehr, 91, secretary at Ephrata COB, valedictorian of EHS class of ‘41

    Margaret S. Gehr, 91, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2014 at Ephrata Manor. Born April 20, 1923 in East Cocalico Township, she was the daughter of Abraham and Nora Stoner. She was an active and...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • John Benjamin Eberly, 84, formerly of Brownstown, retired from Sico Oil, enjoyed singing

    John Benjamin Eberly, 84, went home to meet the Lord Dec. 22, 2014, at Brethren Village from natural causes. Mr. Eberly is survived by his wife of 12 years: Fran (Gehman) Eberly; four sons: Glenn, married to...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Sue Ellen Stork, 56, Cocalico grad, was critical care nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital

    Sue Ellen Stork, 56, of Macungie, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was born in Lancaster to the late Samuel and Sara (Weinhold) Stork. Sue Ellen was a member of the Salem...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Dec. 31, 2014 – Deaths of Local Interest

    Marvin J. Albert, 68, of Mount Joy, passed away suddenly of natural causes Dec. 22. Following his high school graduation, Marvin entered the Navy in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of CTT2 during...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
    • 0
  • Letter carrier recovering after hit-and-run

    An Ephrata letter carrier is home and recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Dec. 26. Mark E. Jobes, 64, was struck at 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Church and West Locust streets. He...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
    • 0
  • A family thing

      Growing up on East Main Street in Ephrata in the 1950’s, I was often sent to the Geigley sister’s grocery store in a white double house which still stands on the south-east corner of Main and...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
    • 0
  • Nasty flu strain targeting area in the coming weeks…

    Think it’s too late to get the flu shot? The answer is an emphatic no, especially not that an outbreak is hitting the area with a vengeance. According to Amy E. Walsh, senior media relations and communications...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
    • 0
  • Staff, programs reinstated at Ephrata library, but…

    Reduced hours. Staff lay-offs. Cancelled programs. That was the reality library patrons experienced in mid-November when the Ephrata Public Library took action to lessen the impact of a growing deficit. In the weeks that followed, library officials...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
    • 0
  • Colleagues pay tribute to Dr. Soistmann

    Long-time superintendent, civic leader, dies at 80 The Ephrata community last week mourned the loss of Dr. Theodore L. Soistmann Jr., a long time Ephrata School District superintendent.  “Ted” Soistmann, 80, of Ephrata, who was superintendent from 1983...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
    • 0