All posts by Cory Van Brookhoven

  • Marnoch earns coveted American Degree

    Indianapolis will be hosting the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in the last week of October, and during the seventh general session on Saturday, Nov. 2, the Marnoch family will be part of the crowd to...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • Pancake Farm property sold

    Future still unclear for continued use as eatery Ephrata’s iconic Pancake Farm restaurant has been sold, but don’t lick your lips in anticipation of enjoying eggs, bacon, Belgian waffles or their famous home fries. At least not...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • Beloved ‘Pumpkin People’ announce their retirement

    Pfautz family selling farm along 272 where fall scenes have entertained for more than 50 years It’s time to say “Gourd” night to the “Pumpkin People.” After entertaining residents, visitors and passersby for more than 50 years,...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • Years Ago

    Cocalico’s alumni cheerleaders came out in late October of 1979 for the homecoming game against L-S, which also featured the debut of the new Eagle mascot. Shown (front row, left to right) are Diane Trostle, Cathy Harting,...

    • Posted October 30, 2019
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  • One for the rafters

    Wiest’s goal gives Ephrata first league soccer title in school history While practicing in the gym last Wednesday night, several members of the Ephrata girls soccer team noticed something missing as they gazed up at the championship...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • New bike park already a hub of activity

    The dream of two mountain bike enthusiasts became a reality last Saturday in the form of the Heatherwood Bike Park. Eric Willetts and Collin Zucchi, both Ephrata High School sophomores, had imagined the idea of an official...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Group petitions council to create dog park

    At a recent Community Service Committee meeting, local women Joanne Ressler, Brenda Perrotti, and Rachel Irby spoke with Ephrata Borough Council members about the possibility of a dog park in Ephrata. The women circulated a petition to...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Band showcase wows at War Memorial

    The annual Ephrata High School Marching Unit Showcase of Bands kicked off at Ephrata War Memorial Field at 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Students from as far away as Wissahickon and Pottstown High Schools joined local bands from...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Secret visitor gives Akron Borough $150,000 check

     Wrote ‘truck’ on memo line after asking manager what was needed The big news at the Oct. 14 Akron council meeting was the story of the man who walked into borough hall the week before and offered...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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  • Crowd gathers for candidates’ forum

    A crowd of nearly 50 attended a local candidate’s forum last Thursday evening at the Ephrata Public Library’s Community Commons building, allowing voters a chance to become familiar with those running for several local municipal and school...

    • Posted October 23, 2019
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