All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

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  • Concerts by the Creek to kick off Tuesday with Rumpke Mountain Boys

    On Tuesday, June 18, the annual Concerts by the Creek series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Ephrata’s Grater Park with Rumpke Mountain Boys. All concerts are free to the public and open to all ages. The...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • A first for EHS

    Three musicians earn all-state honors in different ensembles For the first time, three Ephrata High School students participated in three different state music ensembles…and they are all underclassmen. Juniors Jamie Chon, Braden Mulcahy, and Olivia Schmid were...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • A purple and golden moment

    EHS seniors say good-bye on a near perfect night It’s possible the collective joy of the Ephrata High School class of 2019 pushed back the gray skies and threatening clouds that promised downpours earlier in the day,...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • ‘Crick or Creek’ Boniface beer promotes Water Week

    To many purists, water is the most important ingredient in beer. Breweries all around the world champion the purity of their water, or treat or process water before it gets near a recipe. After all, beer is...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Party time!

    June’s Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza includes Night Market Mainspring of Ephrata’s Whistle Stop Party on the Plaza with the Night Market will be held on June 15 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Whistle Stop Plaza, 16...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • ‘All things must come to an end’

    Cloister Restaurant owners reflect on decision to close doors in August A local landmark for nearly seven decades, The Cloister Restaurant, 607 W. Main Street, Ephrata, will close its doors August 31. Mother and son owners Elva,...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Truly a day to remember

    Picnics, parades, family cookouts — they’re all great, as long as you remember the reason for that extra vacation day, said a soldier who has served his country for more than 30 years. Brigadier General (retired) Wilbur...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Clay Twp. questions road bids, septic system request

    After some discussion about costs and flexibility, Clay Township supervisors approved bids for road materials at their May 13 meeting. The bid included $134,192 for 21,166 square yards of bituminous materials but also $174,264 or 147,059 square...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Larry’s life…turning it around

    Larry’s story is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat Behavioral Health, a 175-bed inpatient facility in Ephrata. Retreat is now certified to work with stand alone mental health issues at the inpatient or outpatient level....

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Destruction in Denver

    Sunday’s storm wreaked havoc in the Cocalico area with tornado activity, hail, and torrential rain. (Above) A trailer was demolished and (right) a roof was sheared off a building, both on Kline Road in West Cocalico Township....

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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