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  • Mount Joy Twp. to Continue Looking At One-Lane Solution for Mill Road Bridge

    Mount Joy Township supervisors agreed to continue researching costs for a one-lane bridge replacing the current Mill Road Bridge over the Conewago Creek, noting that nobody who lives nearby has expressed support for widening it to two lanes. The bridge connected Mount Joy Township to Conewago Township, Dauphin County, until it was closed in late […]

  • Donegal Schools Get Clean Audit of Their Food Service Program

    The Donegal School District’s school lunch program had a clean audit, an accountant told the school board. Carl Hogan, a certified public accountant from Philadelphia-based BBD, said the food service fund was in excellent shape. “In the case of your food service fund, it’s generating enough money not only to be self-sufficient but also to […]

  • Marietta Council Hears About Problem Raccoon And Traffic Concerns

    A raccoon on the loose and traffic concerns were discussed at the latest meeting of Marietta Borough Council. Steve Bailey, Marietta’s emergency management coordinator, said at the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, that he received reports of a raccoon chasing residents on the Northwest River Trail in the area of the Bank Street crossing. He […]

  • Extraordinary Give Breaks Record For Charity Giving

    The Extraordinary Give charity drive raised more than $10.2 million countywide on Friday, Nov. 15, far exceeding last year’s record of $8.6 million. In addition to countywide events, an “Elizabethtown Is Extraordinary” event was held the evening of Friday, Nov. 15, at Mount Calvary Christian School. Free meals were offered along with free entertainment; charitable […]

  • Mount Joy Chamber Plans Visits With Jolly Gentleman in Red

    The Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce is excited to be hosting the folk hero who asks children about their Yuletide wishes for the third year in a row. The man with a broad face and a little round belly that shakes when he laughs, like a bowlful of jelly, is scheduled to be at Chamber […]

  • Troop 51’s Caylor Earns Eagle Scout Distinction After Aiding Homeless

    Alexander Douglas Caylor of West Donegal Township, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor Sept. 22 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown. Caylor earned his Eagle rank while a member of Boy Scout Troop 51, Elizabethtown. He began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Pack 56 in […]

  • 2018 Elizabethtown Advocate Fall Sports Awards

    The fall sports season has come to a close for Elizabethtown Area High School. While there was plenty of highs and lows, all the teams should be proud of their achievements. Adding on to those, The Elizabethtown Advocate has decided to recognize several individuals with our very first set of seasonal sports awards. Outstanding Girls […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Girls Basketball Young But Aiming to Stay Productive

    Things couldn’t get much better for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls basketball team last season. The Lady Bears went on a tear in 2017, finishing with a 17-5 record and securing the No. 2 seed in the Class 6A playoffs for District 3, where they eventually placed fourth to move onto states, ending the […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Boys Basketball Ready to Take Next Step Toward Success

    Rocky Parise’s tenure as head coach of the Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball team didn’t exactly start smoothly. The Bears finished just 5-17 in 2016, his first year at the helm. However, the team saw a marked improvement last season, doubling its win total for a 10-12 record. Still, Coach Parise and his players […]

  • EAHS Ice Hockey Club Plays Competitively in 8-3 Loss

    When your team has lost 24 games in a row, it’s sometimes hard to find bright spots through the bleak moments. While the Elizabethtown Area High School ice hockey club lost its latest game, there was also much to be hopeful about by the end of the action. The Bears ended up falling 8-3 to […]

  • letter, LTELetter to the Editor: Today’s Republican Party Utterly Lacking in Moral Values

    The tide has turned against President Donald Trump, in my opinion the most racist and ignorant individual ever to serve as president of our country. His party lost the U.S. House of Representatives and, even though the GOP held the U.S. Senate, Americans on Nov. 6 cast 12 million-plus more votes for Democratic candidates for […]

  • letter, LTELetter to the Editor: Why Do We Keep Re-Electing Do-Nothing Legislators?

    With the election now over, I am amazed — not surprised, just amazed — at the local results. Every one of the Lancaster County incumbents in the state Legislature was re-elected. Of course, the vast majority of those were Republicans who were re-elected by mindless straight-ticket-for-life voters. These representatives and senator have done, in my […]

  • letter, LTELetter to the Editor: Thanks to Christians, Muslims For Kindness After Attack

    The consequences of fearmongering, bigotry and divisiveness are predictable. The atrocious and hate-filled anti-Semitic attack in western Pennsylvania — while distressing, disheartening and demoralizing — was not totally surprising. The pain and horror that traveled the 238 miles from Pittsburgh to Lancaster took only moments to arrive. However, the unintended consequences for the Jewish community […]

  • letter, LTELetters to the Editor: We’ll Lose Our Youth To Hopelessness if We Don’t Act

    Within the Elizabethtown Expression’s page of The Elizabethtown Advocate’s Nov. 15 issue, I found an insightful message from one of our community youth. In reaction to the midterm election results Rachelle Malari (grade 12) explains that she is “glad Democrats won, but it won’t change the results of the 2020 election. Trump will still win. […]

  • Editorial: Angry About Snow Response? Please Run for Local Office

    Snowstorms are hard to predict. The reaction to them on social media is easy to predict. Sure enough, plenty of people chose to lash out at local government for failing to have the roads cleared in an instant. Most local governments have a good plan in place for all but a few days of the […]