• The fire crew, pictured in front of the new truck, are (front row, left to right) Tanya Reynolds (secretary); Barry Rehlich (president); Roxane Shiplett (vice president); Lindsey Hartranft (captain), and Jill Hartranft (treasurer). (Back, l-r) Glenn Heinsey (firefighter); Gerald Hartranft (assistant engineer) , Ben Hall (firefighter); Joel High (deputy chief); Lester High (chief engineer); Eric Shiplett (trustee); Gordon Whitehill (firefighter); Donny Stover (chief); Carl Haberman (fire police captain); Justin Lausch (trustee), and Jim Cataldi (fire police lieutenant). Photo by Aubree Fahringer
    Holy smokes! Smokestown Fire Co. celebrates new pumper

    Smokestown Fire Company celebrated their new 2018 Pierce Enforcer Tanker on Sept. 15 with an open house, held at the fire station. President Barry Rehlich has been involved with the fire company for 34 years and he...

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  • John C. ‘Buzz’ Fisher Jr., Kitchen designer, entrepreneur, quick-witted punster, beloved by his family

    John C. “Buzz” Fisher Jr., of Stevens, passed away Sept. 17, 2018 at Hospice Community Care, Mount Joy, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lebanon on July 29, 1938 to the late John and Mary...

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  • F. Arline Zimmerman, 93, published author, worked for MCC, WHO, and as a school nurse in Phila.

    F. Arline Zimmerman, PhD, 93, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Landis Homes. She was born in Lancaster County to the late Milton B. and Florence (Jackson) Zimmerman. She was a member of...

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  • Ephrata’s Sammy Knowles celebrates his late touchdown which put his team up by seven points in Friday’s 27-20 victory over Donegal. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Statement win: Mounts gut out 27-20 comeback victory over Donegal

    Richard Greer wants everyone to know the Mountaineers have changed. Following their victory over Donegal Friday, he sprinted from one celebration to another and proclaimed loudly, “This is the new Ephrata!” The sophomore running back and linebacker...

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  • Cocalico sophomore Ammala Moua captured the L-L League girls championship Monday at Conestoga Country Club with a winning score of 81. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Moua becomes Cocalico’s first female L-L golf champ

    Cocalico’s Ammala Moua became the Eagles’ first female league champion Monday afternoon at Conestoga Country Club. The sophomore won the Lancaster-Lebanon League Golf Tournament by firing an eight-over-par 81 on the par 73 women’s course. Moua edged...

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  • Cocalico’s Noah Palm (10) makes the hit on Manheim Township receiver Brett Benjamin during Friday’s game in Neffsville. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Big-play Blue Streaks hand Eagles first loss

    For the first time in five weeks, Cocalico showed a few cracks in its armor. Had it been against a lesser team, the Eagles may have been able to overcome some of the mistakes they made Friday...

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  • Births – Reported Sept. 26, 2018

    ALLGYER, Benuel R. and Rebecca (Stoltzfus), Honey Brook, a daughter, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Sept. 17. ANDERSON, Taylor J. and Ariana (Texter), Denver, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Sept. 19. BURKHOLDER, Joel R. and...

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  • Couple wed just after WWII

      Ed and Mary Loomis celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 18. They were married on this date in 1946 when Ed returned home from serving four years in World War II. Ed was born in...

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  • Manheim Farm Show kicks off Oct. 8

    The Manheim Community Farm Show opens to spectators on Monday, Oct. 8 and wraps up on Oct. 12. As in previous years, it will be held at the Farm Show Complex off Adele Avenue. Activities are also...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Reel Reviews: Killing it — in different ways

    ‘Assassination Nation’ Every once in a while, a movie comes along that unabashedly says and does whatever the heck it wants. Along these lines I think of movies like “A Clockwork Orange,” “Mother!” and even “The Breakfast...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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