• Her own ‘Band of Brothers’

    Sister remembers her four brothers who served in World War II Ida Buch Mahoney was just five years old when all four of her older brothers served in World War II. “My own memories of that time...

    • Posted November 6, 2019
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  • Concession obsession

    In his second year, Latshaw oversees more than 70 fair vendors For Joel Latshaw, his role as concessions director at the Ephrata Fair isn’t all food, fun, and games. Well, to tell the truth, it kind of...

    • Posted October 2, 2019
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  • MS FitEffect program brings hope to locals

    Karen Hunt was a teacher at Fulton Elementary School when multiple sclerosis changed everything. After 27 years, she was forced to stop teaching and had to learn to walk and talk again. Victor Richard retired from Susquehanna...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • A job tailor-made for her

    Legally blind, seamstress finds fulfillment crafting pillowcase dresses Brenda Brown has never been to the Philippines, Guyana, Honduras, Kenya, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic. But her hand-sewn dresses have. In these countries, some 250 little girls have...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Back in time to ‘79: TMI big scare turns 40

    It began overnight 40 years ago. When Ephrata residents awoke on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, they began to hear vaguely of some sort of problem at TMI. As the next few days wore on, the news became...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Town tree rooted in the love of a little girl

    Little Samantha’s eyes lit up when she saw the Christmas tree in her foster parents’ Ephrata house. That was back in 1990 and the four-month-old little girl was living with Phil Eisemann and his wife at their...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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  • For the past 14 years Wayne Siegrist’s flagpole was stored outdoors at his farm, slowly covered in vines and rusting from the elements. On May 25, the flagpole was retrieved by GSM Industrial, which used heavy equipment and a long truck to transport the flagpole back to the GSM Industrial facility in Lancaster. Photo by Dave Kramer
    Veterans Honor Park gets a fitting gift

    When the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster is built, it will be built in recognition of the service of veterans throughout Lancaster County. Even though it is located in Lititz, the veterans who will be honored come...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Dave Shirley of Piper Belle’s BBQ took home the first place prize at this year’s Iron Chef competition. Photos by Laura Knowles
    Shirey Wins Final Iron Chef Event

    The 12th Iron Chef Cocalico competition was held on Sunday, March 4, and would be the last year for the tasty celebration of food. Event organizer Liz Ackerman announced that the 2018 Iron Chef Cocalico and Benefit...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • ‘Portraits in Solitude’ by Ephrata artist

    For artist Mark Kromer, some of his major influences were his brother, Jeff Kromer, and his Ephrata High School art teacher, Richard Huck. Mark Kromer’s work is exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of October....

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • A tradition at Lord’s Fair Share, the midway’s only sit-down eatery, with Nancy Good, Nancy Buckwalter, Annabelle Martin, Elaine Sensing. Photo by Laurie Knowles
    Walking or sitting, eating is always a top priority at the Ephrata Fair

    You won’t go hungry at the Ephrata Fair, that’s for sure. Whether you’re in the mood for Greek gyros, deep-fried vegetables, roasted corn, pumpkin funnel cakes, beef brisket sandwiches, corn dogs, cheese steaks, Asian noodles, chicken wings,...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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