All posts tagged "featured"

  • ‘All things must come to an end’

    Cloister Restaurant owners reflect on decision to close doors in August A local landmark for nearly seven decades, The Cloister Restaurant, 607 W. Main Street, Ephrata, will close its doors August 31. Mother and son owners Elva,...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Crews battle house fire on Timothy Lane in Ephrata Tuesday morning

    A family of five was displaced after a fire burned through the top of a house in Ephrata on Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at 817 Timothy Lane, near Tuckson Avenue, at 10:49 a.m. Nearly two...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Nate Fassnacht, seen here during his high school days for the Mounts, was selected by the hometown Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of the MLB draft Tuesday.
    Thrilled to be a Phil

    Ephrata grad Nate Fassnacht drafted in eighth round by Phillies       It had already been a pretty special week for Ephrata’s Nate Fassnacht. First, the junior shortstop at George Washington University earned All-America distinction from...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Truly a day to remember

    Picnics, parades, family cookouts — they’re all great, as long as you remember the reason for that extra vacation day, said a soldier who has served his country for more than 30 years. Brigadier General (retired) Wilbur...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Larry’s life…turning it around

    Larry’s story is written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat Behavioral Health, a 175-bed inpatient facility in Ephrata. Retreat is now certified to work with stand alone mental health issues at the inpatient or outpatient level....

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Shue (left) leads the pack down the stretch of the State 800-meter run Saturday. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    The golden feat of Shue

    Ephrata junior wins State 800 title Standing atop the podium in Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium in 2019 was the only goal for Ephrata’s Tyler Shue after finishing second in the 800 a year ago at the PIAA...

    • Posted May 29, 2019
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  • Destruction in Denver

    Sunday’s storm wreaked havoc in the Cocalico area with tornado activity, hail, and torrential rain. (Above) A trailer was demolished and (right) a roof was sheared off a building, both on Kline Road in West Cocalico Township....

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Memorial Day ceremony held at War Memorial Field

    There will be a Memorial Day ceremony in Ephrata, starting at 9 a.m. on May 27 at the Ephrata War Memorial Field. The keynote speaker will be retired Brigadier General, Wilbur E. Wolf III., who served for...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Warwick grad favored to be county’s first female DA

    Clarification:    Herbert Moss ‘Hobie’ Crystle’s is the full name of the Democratic DA candidate About 13% of eligible voters turn out in Tuesday’s primary election By Patrick Burns To the surprise of nobody, Tuesday’s primary election...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • It’s been a long drive

    A WWII veteran turns 100 I blinked twice when I met George Houck shortly before he celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15. He looked 75, maybe 80 at best. He was animated, talkative, and remembered growing...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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