• Marvin Sauder with daughter-in-law, Lynette Sauder. Marvin was a co-chair of the fair and Lynette is currently on the 100th committee and the board of directors for the fair. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Deja-moo: Celebrity Cow Milking Competition returns

    It’s “udder-ly” exciting! The Celebrity Cow Milking Competition is returning to the Ephrata Fair after a long hiatus, in honor of the 100th Fair celebration. “It was an event that drew the community,” said Lynette Sauder, 100th...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • 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...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • AMROD HY revamps old Harding and Yost building

    352 Main St., Denver, known as the old Harding and Yost building, is opening its doors again, now under the ownership and management of business-owners Dale and Kim Latshaw. The Ephrata couple closed on the building and...

    • Posted September 14, 2018
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  • Denver Fair Queen crowned

    Drizzles couldn’t dampen the spirits of newly crowned Denver Fair Queen, Kathryn Voler, as she beamed at the attendees of the Denver Fair’s opening ceremonies and coronation on the evening of Sept. 11.   By Aubree Fahringer...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • New pastor welcomed at St. Paul’s E.C. Church

    Matt Hill preached his first sermon as the new pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregational Church on July 1. The church, located at 46 E. Church St., in Reamstown is small in number, with membership just over...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Longtime customers take over Union Barrel Works

    When Grant and Chasy Fronheiser became regulars at Union Barrel Works in Reamstown about ten years ago, they had no idea that they would one day be the owners of the establishment. The brewpub, located at 6...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • Pioneer housing event celebrates new engine

    In honor of its newly purchased engine, the Pioneer Fire Company of Ephrata will host a housing event on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at the station. As a long-standing tradition, the new engine will be...

    • Posted July 25, 2018
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  • DOVE Westgate begins expansion

    DOVE Westgate Church in Ephrata is preparing to undergo a drastic building expansion project. This new expansion will focus primarily on the west wing and back portion of the building. The east wing of the church, currently...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • Congratulations to DeBalko (pictured) on her high school graduation!
    Her tassel was well worth the hassle

    Nadine DeBalko is leaving behind Cocalico High School (CHS) and years of seizures, and she’s looking towards the future. Her experience at CHS has not been typical because she’s grown far more familiar with doctors visits than...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Rivera met Spencer Buccheri, 17, of Ephrata, who is in the electrical construction technology program. Buccheri has been hired full-time at his co-op placement, D.S. Burkholder, Inc. in Denver. Photo by Aubree Fahringer
    Rivera visits CTC: ‘We need these jobs’

    In a time when it is important to expand job and STEM training for in-demand industries through Governor Wolf’s PAsmart proposal, PA Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, visited the Brownstown campus of the Lancaster County Career and...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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