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  • GEFA All-Stars to Play MIFL All-Stars

    The Great Eastern Football Association All-Stars will take on All-Stars from the Major Indoor Football League on Saturday, July 15, at 3 p.m. in Whitehall. Here is the roster of GEFA All-Stars that are scheduled to play in the contest: QB: Brandon Ellis and Shane Scott. RB: Malik Breon, Brian Tamburlin and James Sweeting. WR: […]

  • GEFA All-Stars Announced; Nine Cyclones Listed

    The Great Eastern Football Association All-Star game will be played on Saturday, July 1, at 1 p.m. in Dickson City. The game will feature All-Stars from the Valley Conference taking on the Mountain Conference All-Stars. Valley Conference All-Stars: QB: Greg Medina (Mount Joy Cyclones), Brandon Ellis (Cumberland Valley Hitmen) and Brock Mitchell (NEPA Shock). RB: Cody […]

  • Show Up at Meetings if You Don’t Like Public Projects

    As Elizabethtown Borough’s pedestrian-bicycle pathway continues to make progress east of Market Street, we’re seeing more and more griping about it online. Reasonable people can disagree about how, if at all, this sort of project should be done. But many of the arguments being made against this project fail to show any sort of reason. […]

  • Q&A: How Marietta Dream Came True

    For Leah Nagle, a small Marietta restaurant is the culmination of a vision for a new kind of economic development in the Susquehanna River town. By bringing together some 40 local investors, Nagle and her husband, Scott, harnessed the power of their community to make Heart Cafe a reality. “The whole point is to develop […]

  • Masonic Village Gives $15K for Kids

    The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown recently pre­sented a check for $15,000 to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation to benefit the foundation’s educational classroom grant program. Over the past eight years, the Masonic Village has gifted the foundation $135,000 for its grant program. The foundation’s educational classroom grant program awards funds to Elizabethtown Area School District […]

  • Many Respond to Attic Fire in East Donegal Township Home

    Multiple fire crews responded to a house fire in East Donegal Township. The fire was reported at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at 2356 Donegal Springs Road, at Endslow Road. Firefighters arriving at the scene reported heavy smoke from the roof of a single-story rancher. The fire appeared to be centered in the attic, according […]

  • Lights of Hope Thrift Store Closing, Shoppes on Market Street Moving

    Jewel David Ministries has announced that it will be relocating its retail business, Shoppes on Market, to Trellis Place at 153 E. High St., Elizabethtown, in September 2017.  The Lights of Hope Thrift Store will be closed permanently by the end of July. Despite being retail successes, both stores had difficulty operating in their present […]

  • Elizabethtown Gets Tornado Warning

    Elizabethtown got a tornado warning in which emergency notices were sent to cellphones warning people to seek shelter immediately on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows, but the storm passed the town with little damage. Other areas were not as lucky with the storms that passed through on Monday, June 19. […]

  • School Board Oks Budget, Hears About Solar Power Plan

    The Elizabethtown school board approved the proposed $60.9 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, which will raise taxes by 4.75 percent, with millage increasing from 19.9 to 20.845. Board member Ronald T. Grenko cast the only nay vote at the meeting on Tuesday, June 20. Two board members, M. Caroline Lalvani and Christopher Olnick, […]

  • Mount Joy Township Plans to Move Offices to Former School Building in August

    Update: An earlier version of this article erroneously said the township in question is West Donegal Township. The correct municipality is Mount Joy Township.   Mount Joy Township supervisors have agreed to a plan in for moving the township offices to a newly renovated building. Township Manager Justin Evans told supervisors at their meeting on […]

  • Borough Council Plans to Regulate Home Lodging

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council hopes to vote in September on an ordinance regulating the practice of borough residents renting out rooms in their homes to travelers who book rooms online, Council President Marc Hershey said. The Borough Council has gotten complaints about the practice, in which online booking services such as Airbnb are used to […]

  • Willowood Bluefins Win Season Opener Against Devon Crest

    The Willowood Bluefins won their opening meet of the season, 551-481, against Devon Crest at Willowood Swim Club. In the 10th event of the day, Willowood claimed 10 points in the girls 15 and over 200-meter medley relay. Kaitlyn Welch, Emily Mikula, Oliviah Rachael and Catherine Young combined to post a winning time of 2:17.30 […]

  • E-Town Royal Defeats SWS White Sox, 7-1

    Josh Kreider and Jake Black combined to pitch seven innings while allowing only one run en route to E-Town Royal 7-1 victory over the SWS White Sox on Wednesday, June 14. The win for E-Town Royal, playing out of the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League aged 14 and under, was their third of the season. […]

  • Mount Joy Cyclones Advance to Keystone Bowl XIII

    The Mount Joy Cyclones used an explosive first quarter to propel themselves to a 50-12 victory over the visting NEPA Shock on Saturday, June 17. The Cyclones are back in the Great Eastern Football Association (GEFA) championship game for the fourth consecutive season and will be looking for back-to-back championships and third in four years. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Elizabethtown Should Take Action on Climate Change

    Elizabethtown is the gem of northwestern Lancaster County. We are a beautiful community, surrounded by vibrant agriculture and sustained by our hardworking and community-minded citizens. If we hope to keep our community growing and healthy, our town absolutely must take action on climate change, to protect our farms, our homes, and our community. It has […]