• How ironic it was that in their 50th anniversary of their APBA League, Randy Walker (center), who is suffer-ing from ALS, won the league championship for the first time. Seated with Walker is his wife Lisa. League members (left to right) include John Steffy, John Trego, Carmen Muckle, Dave Leid, Darrell May and Tom Snader. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘APBA’ of their eyes

    Despite illnesses, turnover, local baseball league still going strong at 50   It is a love story. It’s a tale of two friends, a devoted wife and a baseball game that has gone on for 50 years....

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Bensing family plays at White House

    Families have traditions during the holidays. Some cut down a Christmas tree together or go Christmas caroling. For the Bensing family it is spending time at the White House. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29,...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Photo by Missi Mortimer Quickel at the fair office Monday afternoon during the busy contest registration time.
    Planning a party

    As 100th committee chair, Quickel pulled the anniversary team together Time is her enemy. There is so much to do, Beth Quickel thinks, and time is running out. It is Tuesday evening — a week before the...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Potts claims second place at L-L Rifle Tournament

    The range was his sanctuary, a place he calmly went about his business. The cafeteria, in front his teammates, that was a different story. Joel Potts, an Ephrata junior, seemed nervous as he answered a question in...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • “An Improbable Life” chronicles the big impact of a small man.
    It takes an improbable life to inspire an improbable book

    It took Michael Peuler learning about the calling and purpose of Howard Dillaman to gain perspective on his own life. Peuler, formerly of Ephrata, had a hamburger and shared french fries with Dillaman every Tuesday at McDonald’s...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Ephrata has three alums currently playing in the Penn State Blue Band that is set to leave for Arizona and the Fiesta Bowl Thursday. They are (left to right) Ethan Fasnacht, Ben Hartranft and Calvin Walker.
    EHS has three grads heading to Fiesta Bowl with the PSU Blue Band

    Ethan Fasnacht is looking forward to wearing shorts and t-shirts in winter, something he is getting used to doing in late December as a member of the Penn State marching band. A 2016 Ephrata graduate, Fasnacht is...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Devon Fichtorn (15) and Nik Anderson (58) corral Solanco ball carrier Alex McDonald during Friday’s regular-season finale in Denver. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Cocalico runs past the Golden Mules, 63-28

    It was a unique sight, one that put things in perspective of the bigger picture. Usually after a high school football game, the teams shake hands and form separate huddles on the field for their respective coaches...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Alex Auker (19) wins a headball from a Chambersburg player as teammates Tanner Pfeiffer (6) and AJ Morales (7) look on Saturday in the District Three third-place game held at Northeastern. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Mounts give State champ a scare, but late goal lists Conestoga to 2-1 win

    DOWNINGTON – Midway through the second half Tuesday night Rob Deininger walked the sideline with his hands clasped behind his back and a big, sheepish grin on his face. His game plan was working. His team just...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • With the help of linemen Brock Gingrich (54), Collin Hall (77) and Hunter Nash (51), Cocalico’s Garrett Longenecker (26) fights through heavy traffic for extra yardage during Friday’s game at Lampeter-Strasburg. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eagles ‘ground’ L-S

    The day after a football game, Roberta Barrow speaks the way any proud grandmother should. She’s subtle as she approaches her praise; first bringing up the weather, the cool chill in the air, then the score —...

    • Posted October 25, 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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