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  • American Indians Were Major Part of Development of E-Town

    In 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush declared November as National American Indian Heritage Month. The current location of the post office in Elizabethtown was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945). Inside the post office is a mural painted by WPA artist Henry Lee Gatch […]

  • Forry Carries on Family Tradition

    Elise Forry is the most recent student-athlete to play at the collegiate level when it comes to the Fairbanks, Forry and Engle trio of families. Mary Fairbanks was inducted into the Elizabethtown Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013. Two of her children, Art Fairbanks and Beth Forry, were inducted into the Hall […]

  • Donegal Parents Seek Approval For Agricultural Trip to Capitol

    Several parents of fourth graders appealed to the Donegal School Board in regard to a district policy that allows only one field trip per class per year. Some want the board to consider an agricultural trip taken by the fourth grade class to be called an “event” instead of a field trip. The parents spoke […]

  • Rotary Tree Sale

    The Rotary Club of Elizabethtown is once again selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser for community projects. Sponsors pay for the cost of purchasing trees and other expenses, so every dollar spend on trees goes to benefit the greater Elizabethtown community. Last year’s tree sale raised $24,299. This year’s tree sale is once again in […]

  • Class of 1957 Holds 60th Reunion

    The Elizabethtown Area High School class of 1957 held its 60th reunion at the Elizabethtown Community Center on Friday, Oct. 13. The class was the last to graduate from the old high school building on South Poplar Street, which is now the site of the community center. A banquet was held at the Gathering Place […]

  • Elizabethtown Mountain Biking Seeks Expansion

    The Elizabethtown mountain biking team recently finished its second season, but that hasn’t stopped coach Jason Thomas from looking forward to the 2018 season. The team is one of 37 in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League and is one of seven teams that have a tie to a school district. The remaining 30 teams are […]

  • Pennsylvania Officials Tour Pedestrian-Bicycle Trail

    The heads of the state Department of Health and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources joined local and Lancaster County officials on a one-mile walk in Elizabethtown to tour the borough’s efforts to improve community health by becoming more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Elizabethtown received a $10,000 grant through WalkWorks, a program of […]

  • Marietta Borough Proposes Tax Increase and Tax Adoption

    Residents of Marietta Borough will be paying more taxes in 2018, according to council’s proposed budget, which includes a 9.8% tax increase and the adoption of a fire tax. The millage would increase from 5.37 mills to 5.9 mills, a hike of .53 mills, generating an extra $66,555.33. The proposed fire tax millage rate is […]

  • Motocross Rider Wins at Las Vegas, Eyes a Pro Career

    Seth Hammaker signed a second contract with Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green to continue his path towards a professional motocross career. Hammaker, a 17-year-old resident of Bainbridge, said that he got his first riding experience when he would sit on his father’s bike as a kid. As time went by, his father, Jason, bought him […]

  • Chamber of Commerce Focuses On Downtown Storefronts

    The Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce is putting a focus on downtown storefronts, Executive Director Heather Hohenwarter said. “A thriving downtown is indicative of a healthy community,” Hohenwarter told the Elizabethtown Borough Council at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16. One thing the business group wants to do is talk to landlords about vacant storefronts. […]

  • Managing Director Named for High Center at Elizabethtown College

    The High Center at Elizabethtown College has recently named Tad Renner as managing director. He started in the position Monday, Nov. 13. Renner and his family grew Laser Plus, a toner manufacturing company, into a full-service print management firm with customers in 24 states. In 2012, the family founded The Digital Workshop, a training division […]

  • Elizabethtown Man Charged With Theft by Unlawful Taking

    A former Mount Joy Wine and Spirits Shop assistant manager admitted to taking products and cash from the store since January of 2016, according to the criminal complaint. Timothy Burkey, 38, of Elizabethtown, is facing the third-degree felony charge of theft by unlawful taking from the store. Burkey is accused of exercising unlawful control over […]

  • Stolen Sign

    Until recently, there used to be a sign that simply said “RHEEMS” under the keystone marker seen here at the intersection of Anchor Road, Heisey Quarry Road and Harrisburg Avenue in West Donegal Township. The sign has been stolen; anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police […]

  • Feather-Loving Cats Have Adjusted Well in Foster Home

    Herbie and Winkers are this week’s featured pets of the week available for adoption at 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue. They are 5 months old and were rescued from someone’s backyard after their mother was hit by a car. Both are a bit shy, but have adjusted well in their foster home over the past […]

  • Hockey Finds New Source Of Offense in Loss

    Warwick defeated Elizabethtown 9-3 at Klick Lewis Arena on Friday, Nov. 17. The win gives the Warriors a 3-2 record on the season and drops Elizabethtown to 0-5. “The last two games were kind of rough,” said Warwick coach Jevon Miller. “Tonight was kind of a rebound for us to get back on the right […]