• The true meaning…

      A group of middle school girls recently celebrated Abby Kachel’s 13th birthday by packing and donating 12 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to Operation Christmas Child, who ships the boxes to needy...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Roadwork, closed McDonald’s, dampen tree sale business

    Dale Hartraft’s Christmas tree sales operation hasn’t changed in the last 15 years. At his usual spot at the northern corner of the Cloister Shopping Center, Hartraft’s beaming smile, warm handshake, Junianta county pines, and candy cane...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Interested in being an Adamstown council member? Here’s how to apply

    There is currently a vacancy on the Adamstown Borough Council as the result of the resignation of Ed Zander who is moving outside of the borough. The replacement member would be appointed for a one-year term (Zander’s...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Fanna Beth Weaver Reiff, Infant, Lititz

    Fanna Beth Weaver Reiff, infant daughter of Earl and Anita (Weaver) Reiff, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings: Alaina Jo Reiff, Taylor...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Merla I. Lorah, 93, formerly of Reamstown, active in local groups, Cinderella worker

    Merla I. Lorah, 93, formerly of Reamstown, died at Garden Spot Village, New Holland, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Born in Schoeneck, a daughter of the late Alvin and Edith (Weik) Steely, her husband, Robert E. “Patty” Lorah,...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Denver’s Williams family featured in ‘The Nutcracker’

    The Laurel Dance Company version of the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” will be presented at Warwick High School Auditorium, 301 W. Orange St. in Lititz on Saturday, Jan. 3, with performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Brian Wesley Ziegler

    Brian Wesley Ziegler, 46, of Ephrata, died on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his residence, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 5, 1968 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he was the son of...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Jane Fassnacht Mentzer, 89, Ephrata native, worked for Ephrata Apparel, enjoyed Rehoboth

    Jane (Fassnacht) Mentzer, 89, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Ephrata Manor. She was born in Ephrata to the late John and Helen (Shirk) Fassnacht and was the wife of the late Robert S....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Matthew Harold Reese, 36, Denver, worked at Ingham’s Powder Coating, enjoyed westerns

    Matthew Harold Reese, 36, of Denver, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at his home. He was born in Reading to Susan G. (Schenck) Reese and Ward W. Reese (fiancé of Deb Hevener), both of Sinking...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Going rogue…Ed Zander, former Adamstown councilman, sets out for new life in Arizona

    Ed Zander is riding off into the sunset… and leaving the sunsets of Adamstown in his dust. Zander, a memorable character who cuts quite a different image from his colleagues, is moving out of the borough and...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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