All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Annual downtown tree lighting, Santa arrival, just a week away

    Since 1923, the glow of a community Christmas tree has bathed the downtown in holiday cheer, first in front of the Ephrata National Bank, then by the train station parking lot, then back again to the bank....

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • NLCRPD officers first in the county with body cameras

    In an age when nearly everyone carries cell phones capable of taking photos and photographing police incidents by spectators has become common-place, video evidence has become an ever-increasing aspect of police work. “If it isn’t on video,...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • No tax hike expected in Clay Township

    Even though Clay Township’s 2020 budget is still incomplete, residents have reason to be happy. The township’s financial plan calls for no tax hike, but will remain where it has been since the last countywide reassessment at...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • Area hunger ‘meats’ its match

    Local residents will be less hungry this winter thanks to a new initiative adopted in Ephrata. Founded by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the program is called Bid. Buy. Donate. Here’s how it works: local FFA and...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • Years ago

    Anyone who played football for Ephrata in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will remember the popular VFW postseason banquets. With Tom Grater always serving as MC, the evening featured all-you-can eat-family style meals, speakers, entertainment — often...

    • Posted November 20, 2019
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  • Mission accomplished

    Groff retiring from ENB after 52 years; forged plan to ‘remain an independent bank of undisputed integrity’ Aaron Groff’s final days as president and chief executive of Ephrata National Bank are winding down, as is his remarkable...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • Twp. proposes .1-mill tax hike

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors approved the township’s preliminary 2020 budget on Oct. 15 which includes a real estate tax increase of .1 mill. If approved increasing the real estate tax from 1.17 mills to 1.27...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • Ephrata Kmart will be closing

    Ephrata Kmart, 1127 S. State St., is scheduled to close by February of next year. That’s according to a press release issued last week by Kmart’s parent company, Transform Holdco, LLC. The announcement stated in part “…we...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • A tribute to an aging veteran

    It was a busy Veterans Day at the Winters Leadership Memorial and Veterans Plaza. Volunteers were preparing luminaries to be placed along the adjacent walking trail and lit up at dusk, while dozens of small American flags...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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  • ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ opens Friday at EHS

    Looking for adventure? Check out Ephrata High School’s fall production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at Hammon Auditorium. The story is a prequel to Peter Pan, and the tale...

    • Posted November 13, 2019
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