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  • Elizabethtown School Board OKs 3.2% Tax Hike

    The Elizabethtown school board approved a $62.39 million spending plan for the 2018-19 school year, which will raise taxes on property owners of the Elizabethtown Area School District by 3.2 percent. All board members present at the meeting on Tuesday, June 12, voted in favor of the budget. Members M. Caroline Lalvani and Michael Martin were […]

  • Donegal School Tax Up 1%

    Hiring a new school resource officer and replacing technology are a few of the big-ticket items in the Donegal School District’s 2018-19 budget, which raises property taxes by 1 percent. Donegal school board members voted Tuesday, June 12, to approve a $51.36 spending plan, which calls for the educational investments. The property tax increase will […]

  • East Donegal Township OKs Building Plans

    East Donegal Township supervisors approved several building plans in various stages of development. The largest discussed at the meeting on Thursday, June 7, was a conditional preliminary plan for section three of Bridle Path at Village Square, which is a 23.75 acre, 71-unit residential development off Coffee Goss Road. Gary Grossman, a partner in the […]

  • Mount Joy Borough OKs New Ward Boundaries

    The Mount Joy Borough Council has approved an equalized redistribution of the borough’s population among three current wards for voting and council representation purposes. The vote to approve came at the Borough Council meeting on Monday, June 4; new ward assignments are to be effective Jan 1, 2019. The new East Ward has a population […]

  • Mount Joy Rotary Auction to Benefit Project to Grow Fresh Vegetables for Region’s Needy

    The Rotary Club of Mount Joy is holding a special fundraising project for the Wittel Growing Project. Wittel Farms LCC, in partnership with Hunger-Free Lancaster County, is in its third year undertaking an ambitious new initiative at their farm near Elizabethtown. The Wittel Growing Project grows fresh vegetables to help feed hungry people in Lancaster […]

  • Two Bear Creek School Students Get Recognition for Reporting Bullying

    Two Bear Creek School students were recently recognized as Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care “Do the Right Thing” winners for the month of June. Zachary Cambria and Samantha Lindemuth, both sixth-grade students, were recognized for their actions to report bullying. The pair received their award during a classwide, lunch-time ceremony on June 5. The ceremony […]

  • 300th Anniversary Of Conoytown to Be Marked June 23-24

    Anyone who stands on top of the hill where the historic Haldeman Mansion now sits and gazes out upon the picturesque Susquehanna quickly realizes why this was picked as a village site some 300 years ago. The last documented native peoples to live here were the Conoy. However, according to archaeologists, the site has been […]

  • EAHS Boys Basketball Starts Summer League With Two Victories

    It’s been four months since the Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball team has taken the court. After a season in which the Bears finished 10-12, fourth in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League and one game out of the Class 5A playoffs for District 3, they’re hoping to take the next step in their […]

  • Bears Blue Baseball Comes Away With Two Wins and a Forfeit

    Following a 1-2 start to the summer season, the Bears Blue baseball team recovered nicely with three wins, all in different ways. The team hosted Cocalico on Wednesday, June 6, walking away with a come-frombehind 4-1 victory. Cocalico was able to score a run early in the top of the second inning when Tristan Current […]

  • Ten Total L-L League Baseball And Softball All-Stars for EAHS

    More Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star selections are slowly but surely being released to the public. The baseball and softball teams have both been announced, with voting being performed by coaches from around the league. Elizabethtown Area High School had 10 players selected between them, with seven being named to the first team. The baseball team featured […]

  • New Fireworks Law Causes Concerns About Safety

    A new state law passed last year that allows Pennsylvania residents to purchase fireworks that had previously only been available to out-of-state residents has caused concern that the newly legal fireworks will be used in an unsafe manner, especially as Independence Day approaches. Under the new law, anyone who is at least 18 years old […]

  • West Donegal Approves Waivers for Day Care at Masonic Village

    West Donegal Township Supervisors approved a variety of waivers requested for a day care center on the property of Masonic Village that is scheduled to open in the spring of 2019. K. Craig Smith, a landscape architect with RGS Associates, described the plans to township supervisors at their meeting on Monday, June 11, along with […]

  • Three Policemen Honored for Risking Their Lives to Save Another

    Three Elizabethtown Borough policemen were presented with a life-saving commendation for their actions when responding to a report of an attempted suicide. Officers Gregory Riehl, Blake Innocent and E. Daniel Wengiel heard a car running in a closed garage when responding to the report on April 27, Police Chief Ed Cunningham said. They found that […]

  • No Objections Raised to Plans for Completion of Masonic Drive

    Elizabethtown Borough Council members raised no objections to approving a developer’s plans for the completion of the Conoy Crossing housing development. The development includes an extension of Masonic Drive that would connect it to Maytown Avenue, running roughly parallel to South Market Street. This would create an alternate route, which might alleviate some of the […]

  • EAHS Graduation Speakers: Don’t Forget Where You Came From, Fight for Your Dreams

    Student speakers at Elizabethtown Area High School’s 2018 graduation urged their classmates not to forget where they came from and to believe in their dreams. “Graduates, as we move on and up to our different futures, remember your roots in this town, in this school,” valedictorian Erin Kraskewicz said. “When you’re stuck in traffic on […]