• EMS Media Center upgrade

    Extensive renovations to the Ephrata Middle School Media Center begin this month with a completion date set for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The board of directors approved renovation plans and authorized the administration to...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • EASD’s fourth gas-powered school

    By the end of June, a fourth school building in the Ephrata Area School District will be powered by natural gas. That’s when Fulton Elementary connects to the main line. At the March 25 school board meeting,...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • EASS proposes plan to help with electric bills

    Earlier this month, as temperatures hovered in the teens, the Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS) agency asked Ephrata Borough Council to consider the EASS plan to let people know they can get help with their electric bill....

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Students share internship experiences with school board

    Going backward from traditional teaching methods may help students go forward into a technology-rich future. At the monthly meeting of the Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors on Feb. 25, Dr. Scott Galen, principal of Ephrata...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Cloister had 1,000 visitors last Sunday

    Back in 1681, Quaker William Penn was granted a charter by King Charles II of England for a substantial amount of land in the New World. That forested plot became, of course, Pennsylvania. Only 51 years later,...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Hauler says tariffs impacting recycling

    Borough will discuss request to pay tipping fees for materials Federal trade tariffs imposed on China several months ago may be resulting in recycling changes for communities across the country. At Ephrata Borough’s recent council meeting on...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Boro expresses concern for local fire companies

    Additional funding, volunteers needed The fire companies of Ephrata Borough — Lincoln and Pioneer — are excellent in the performance of their duties, through their efficiency and dedication, said councilman Ricky Ressler at the meeting of Ephrata Borough...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Ephrata school district picking up STEAM

    Board also honors memory of students who passed earlier this month Today’s students will need to learn tomorrow’s technology to get ahead in the world, and across the country, an educational initiative called STEAM is leading that...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Pay rays

    New solar panel project will help borough stabilize electricity costs By the end of this winter, Ephrata Borough residents will be able to tap into solar power, thanks to an initiative between the borough and Turning Point...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Ephrata mayor advocates for more trees in borough

    Keeping the community of Ephrata beautiful by planting more trees is a commitment that’s important to Ephrata’s Mayor Ralph Mowen, he told borough council on Jan. 14. At borough council’s voting session, Mowen read an Arbor Day...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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