All posts tagged "featured"

  • Farewell to the Father

          ‘Father John,’ OMPH Pastor, Ephrata Police Chaplain, leaves after 11 years in Ephrata By Patrick Burns August 7, 2019 Rev. “Father John” McLoughlin, a larger-than-life character who ceaselessly interacted with students, faculty, and parishioners...

    • Posted August 23, 2019
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  • Deb DeHaven of Ephrata poses with her medals at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Champion-ships in Toronto, Canada July 18-21.
    No Sign of Slowing Down

    DeHaven enjoying competing, setting records on the world’s stage By day, Deborah DeHaven is a para-educator, providing learning support for children with special needs in the Ephrata School District. She also teaches seasonal classes at the Ephrata...

    • Posted August 22, 2019
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  • A ‘Peach’ of an ending

    A crowd of 200 or more carrying lawn chairs, blankets and their memories of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band — brought to life by Steal Your Peach — came to Grater Memorial Park Tuesday...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • High spirits on opening Day

    The new year for Cocalico School District students kicked off on Aug. 20. New Reamstown principal Andria Weaver welcomed back Reamstown students and hyped them up with high-fives as they arrived on Tuesday morning. Weaver was most...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Like father, like son: Steven and Taylor Courtney

    Manheim’s Steven Courtney, 58, and his son Taylor, 29, make their living in the music industry — Steven is a well-known independent singer, songwriter, producer and performer and Taylor is a popular, in-demand, local wedding DJ who...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Local bridge named in fallen vet’s honor

    It was a beloved spot near his home where Melvin Wink would go fishing as a boy; and now, a bridge that links Brownstown to Farmersville has been named in honor of the late Vietnam vet. A...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Annie Slovak in action during her junior season a year ago. Slovak will take her talents to Division One Liberty University next fall.
    Ephrata’s Slovak to play soccer at D-One Liberty

    Ephrata junior Annie Slovak missed most of the 2018 girls’ soccer run to the PIAA State Semifinals with a broken leg. At the time of the injury, she was the team’s leading goal scorer, catching the attention...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Mainspring updates Ephrata Borough

    The community of Ephrata is doing well, but maybe the future could be even brighter. That was the gist of Borough Council’s “Municipal Moment,” as addressed by Mainspring’s Executive Director, Kelly Withum. Mainspring’s mission is to improve...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Decorated Vietnam vet reminisces

    “We had no idea we were going to war.” That’s how Russell “Russ” Thompson remembers his introduction to the Vietnam War, though it was not so much an introduction as it was an education he would take...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • Ephrata Crossings hotel plans advance

    Ephrata Township supervisors adopted an amendment to the township’s non-residential land development agreement last week that paves the way for construction of the four-story hotel that will be the centerpiece of the Ephrata Crossings development. Expected to...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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