• No tax hike in borough’s budget, but reassessment will still determine bills

    Countywide real estate reassessments prompted a 29.6 percent millage decrease which keeps the borough revenue neutral, as required by law Following mandated guidelines, Ephrata Borough Council on Monday adjusted its millage rate in line with the recent...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Tracy Blunt will take over as the new principal at Clay Elementary School on Jan. 3, 2018. She replaces Joy Darkes, who is retiring
    Ephrata teachers ratify four-year contract

    Average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year The Ephrata Area School Board has approved a four-year contract agreement with the Ephrata Area Education Association. Instructors will see an average wage hike of 3.25 percent per year,...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • ‘Returning the Favor’ to Carol Stark

    After making dreams come true for so many kids, Carol Stark got a dream of her own granted last night. Stark has been donating her time and talents to help children in need for most of her...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • A 2008 flag ceremony at the Girl Scouts' Camp Furnace Hills in northern Lancaster County. The 320-acre camp, which began in 1947, may be sold.
    Hope for the Hills: ExtraOrdinary Give donations will be invested in Camp Furnace Hills

      Camp Furnace Hills has gotten a reprieve, with the Council of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) deciding to retain 50 acres of the original camp for Girl Scouting programs, instead of the 10...

    • Posted November 16, 2017
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  • Ephrata Borough staying connected

    Borough joins the FTR auction market to hold down electricity prices The winter of 2014 was a cold and costly one for Ephrata Borough. Greatly increased energy demand in February 2014 — due to a Polar vortex...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Tales by moonlight: Two hundred embark on historical ghost tour

    It was a dark and kind of stormy night as people quietly followed lantern-carrying guides over the grounds of the Lititz Moravian Church Square during the 2017 Lititz Ghosts and Departed Spirits Tour Sunday evening. Close to...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Fair holds fond memories

    Fair week is all about food, fun, friends, family, and fond memories say the folks who haven’t missed a night at the Ephrata Fair for decades. Now in its 99th year, the five-day fall festival known as...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Community begins drug problem discussion

    New task force holds first meeting The Plummer family tried to run from the drug epidemic by moving from Ephrata to a different Lancaster County town. However, it was too late to save son, Jonathan, who died...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata Borough now has nuisance ordinance

    With an eye toward protecting the health and welfare of borough residents, Ephrata Borough Council unanimously passed three nuisance ordinances Monday evening. The new laws deal with noise control, nuisance properties and rental permitting, an ordinance which...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Vendor vetting

    Green Dragon owners discuss steps they take to ensure quality sellers at popular market “We’re in the business of renting space,” Rob Rohrbach of the Green Dragon Farmers Market said. “Getting items for resale is not what...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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