• E. Cocalico discusses shooting range proposal

    At the Sept. 5 meeting at Smokestown fire hall, East Cocalico supervisors discussed the Ephrata Police Department’s proposal to build a shooting range in Adamstown. Residents and township officials said they were unaware of the proposal until...

    • Posted September 12, 2019
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  • Elva’s beloved kitchen is closed

    Bittersweet emotions all around on the Cloister Restaurant’s final day Shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, Ron and Elva Stauffer turned off the lights and locked the doors of the Cloister Restaurant. But it wasn’t...

    • Posted September 4, 2019
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  • After 63 years on the midway, baby parade comes to an end

    After 63 years as a mainstay in the annual Ephrata Fair, the baby parade is no more. Costs combined with declining interest sealed the parade’s fate. “It was a struggle,” Ephrata Farmer’s Day Association President Elaine Sensenig...

    • Posted September 4, 2019
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  • East Cocalico and Denver agree on police coverage

    At a meeting light on agenda items, supervisors in East Cocalico Township gave their nod to a police contract that will guarantee Denver Borough quality police coverage well into the next decade. At their Aug. 15 meeting,...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Animal housing solution in Clay Township

    An odorous problem involving too many animals kept at a Hopeland home seems to have been solved. At last month’s Clay Township meeting, neighbors complained to the board of supervisors about the smell emanating from numerous animals...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • East Cocalico’s road crew workers to form union

    It was a letter as had never before been seen by officials in East Cocalico Township. “We, the Highway Dept. of East Cocalico Twp. have met and unanimously decided that we would like to form a union,”...

    • Posted August 7, 2019
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  • East Cocalico hires interim manager

    East Cocalico Township board of supervisors ended their search for a new township manager, at least for now. At the board’s Aug. 1 meeting, the board voted to approve Penny C. Pollick as interim manager, replacing the...

    • Posted August 7, 2019
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  • East Cocalico interim township manager to be selected

    An interim township manager to replace the outgoing Scott Russell could soon be named in East Cocalico Township. Russell, whose last day as township manager in Aug. 28, told the board of supervisors at their July 18...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Gone but not forgotten: tributes to Dick Winters keep coming

    It was a simple tribute to a great man. On the gravestone of Major Richard D. Winters at Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery lay a gold-trimmed U. S. Army medallion reading “For Excellence Presented by the Command...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • East Cocalico Township manager submits resignation

    East Cocalico Township supervisors accepted the resignation of their township manager at their June 20 meeting. Scott Russell, who had held the job for more than two years, will leave his post on Aug. 30. “I can’t...

    • Posted June 28, 2019
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