All posts by Patrick Burns

  • Who’s on 2017 JINGLE BELL TROLLEY TOUR?

    The Ephrata Alliance’s fourth annual Jingle Bell Trolley Tour  took place on Friday, 12/8, and Saturday, 12/9.  Riders enjoyed the Christmas lights of Ephrata while traveling by trolley and were tasked to vote for their favorite decorated...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • Bob Buckwalter’s enduring brilliance

    Family, friends build his award-winning Christmas display tribute only weeks after his sudden, tragic death                         By Patrick Burns Bob Buckwalter’s passion for building extraordinary Christmas...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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  • PennDOT to fix Ephrata’s jam

    Planned ‘Diverging Diamond Interchange’ at Route 322/222 interchange to add five traffic signals between the current lights at Walmart and Hahnstown Road By Patrick Burns Oblivious to the  40 yards behind her, the driver of a late-model...

    • Posted December 5, 2017
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  • Denver Borough Hosts Four Special Halloween Events

                     A Parade, Trick or Treat Night, Haunted Forest and Pumpkin Decorating Await Children                                                                   By Alice Hummer If the famous quote, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is correct, Denver Borough is a good...

    • Posted October 26, 2017
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  • Ephrata resident competing for Ms. Senior America crown

          By Eric G. Stark With her resume, no wonder pressure and nerves have little effect on Peggy Kurtz Keller of Ephrata. Her credentials: Singing in public since she was 5 years old, working as...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Taking a trip back in time

    EHS Class of ‘43 holds reunion; all living members stayed in Ephrata By Justin Stoltzfus Last week, six members of the Ephrata High School class of 1943 met at Bright’s Restaurant on State Street for lunch and...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Royal gesture

    Photos by Preston Whitcraft It was an emotion-filled half-time at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field last Friday night as senior Reiley Oleszczuk was named Homecoming Queen 2017. On the left, Reiley is embraced by last year’s queen, Annie...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Help for Harvey

    Locals join national effort to aid hurricane victims The heartbreaking media images of thousands of flooded out residents in Texas continued to multiply since Harvey hit late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane Rebecca Gallagher, who lived...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Furnace Hills Camp future uncertain

      By Marylouise Sholly The Furnace Hills Girl Scout Camp faces an uncertain future after being heavily damaged by the wind storm that blew through northern Lancaster County last February. Located in West Cocalico and Clay townships,...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Cows from local herd cause two crashes in as many day

    A cow on the highway led to a three-vehicle crash early Monday on four-lane Route 222 in West Earl Township, one day after loose cows from the same herd caused a serious collision, police said. The cow...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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