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  • World Day of Prayer Speaker Known for Humanitarian Efforts

    The meditation speaker at this year’s World Day of Prayer service in Elizabethtown is someone with great personal experience in helping victims of organized violence. Rebecca Dali, who is originally from Nigeria, was awarded the prestigious Sergio Viera de Mello Foundation award last year for her work helping women and orphans abducted by Boko Haram […]

  • New Elizabethtown Church Holds Its First Service

    Elizabethtown’s newest congregation held its first service on Saturday, Feb. 17. St. Monica & St. Augustine Coptic Orthodox Church of Elizabethtown meets at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings; it does not have its own church building yet, so it is meeting in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Coptic Orthodox faith comes from Egypt and its […]

  • Teen Charged in Burglary of 16 Guns From Store

    A 14-year-old boy is charged in a recent burglary at a Mount Joy Township gun shop, police said. The boy was not in custody when police announced the charges on Thursday, Feb. 15. But juvenile allegation charges have been filed against him in regards to the burglary of 16 guns from Trop Gun Shop on […]

  • Dog Adoption Group Announces Plans for New Site

    Less than a week after the Almost Home Dog Adoption Center withdrew plans for a facility along Route 441 in Conoy Township, developers announced plans to buy a slightly larger tract just three miles north. Almost Home’s board of directors have “entered into a letter of intent with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority” […]

  • Kitchen Fire at School Causes One-Day Closing

    The Elizabethtown Area School District canceled a weather makeup day for all students after a kitchen fire caused $150,000 in damages, the district and police said. The school district had planned to have class to make up for a snow day on the Washington’s Birthday holiday observed on Monday, Feb. 19, but that was called […]

  • Mount Joy Twp. Plans Enforcement Action Against Defiant Landlord

    Mount Joy Township supervisors voted to authorize enforcement action against a landlord who is defying the township’s Rental Property Management Code because he maintains the inspection fees are unreasonable and illegal. All supervisors present at the meeting on Monday, Feb. 19, voted to authorize enforcement action against the operators of the Featherton Crossing development; Supervisor […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough OKs Beer and Wine Sales at Supermarket

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council has approved the transfer of a restaurant liquor license to the Weis Markets store that sits at the edge of town. The vote was unanimous among all councilors present at the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15. Neil Ketchum was absent from the meeting. The approval means all three supermarkets that serve […]

  • Possible Mumps Case Reported at Elizabethtown School

    A student at the Elizabethtown Area School District’s Bear Creek School might have the mumps, the school district informed parents. The school district sent a letter to parents on Friday, Feb. 9, informing them of the possible case of the mumps and urging parents to report any possible symptoms in their own children to the […]

  • Elizabethtown School Board Passes Preliminary Budget

    After hearing one resident speak against a possible tax increase and one resident express support, the Elizabethtown school board approved a $62.76 million preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year with a tax increase of more than 5 percent. The vote on Tuesday, Feb. 13, was 6-2, with board members Michael Martin and Karen Sweigart […]

  • New Marietta Council Members Take on Duties

    New Marietta Borough Council members who filled two openings on council attended their first monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Wayne Angelo and William Dalzell were chosen from three candidates and were sworn in at a special meeting on Jan. 30. And since Mayor Harold Kulman is out of the country for six weeks, council […]

  • Mount Joy Firefighter Who Was Injured in Blaze Returns Home

    A volunteer firefighter who was injured fighting a Feb. 6 blaze is back home and expected to recover fully. Fire Department Mount Joy Assistant Fire Chief Bill Kanoff, 56, said he was discharged Saturday, Feb. 10, from Crozer Burn Center in Delaware County. The fire in the 600 block of Union School Road destroyed a […]

  • Lancaster Man Charged in Elizabethtown Drug Death

    A Lancaster man is charged in connection with a 27-year-old Elizabethtown woman’s overdose death in November. Lancaster City police arrested 18-year-old Alejandro Jose Yens the night of Saturday, Feb. 10, in the city. Elizabethtown police Detective Dustin Ryan charged Yens with felony drug delivery resulting in death regarding the Nov. 9 overdose of Danielle Witman […]

  • Elizabethtown College Prexy Strikwerda Plans to Retire After Eight Years

    Elizabethtown College President Carl J. Strikwerda has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2019, after two four-year terms. The college announced on Monday, Feb. 12, that its Board of Trustees will oversee a search for his successor beginning immediately. While Strikwerda has been at the helm, Elizabethtown College has raised almost $50 million for its […]

  • West Donegal OKs Enforcement Notice for Timber Villa Gate

    West Donegal Township supervisors unanimously approved an enforcement notice telling the Timber Villa retirement community to keep a gate closed so it will not be used to create through traffic on what had been a dead-end street. Residents of the 200 block of Poplar Lane had complained to township supervisors last year that the opening […]

  • Dog Adoption Center Withdraws Building Plan; Aims to Build Elsewhere in Conoy Township

    A group that was planning to build a dog adoption center in Conoy Township has withdrawn its land development plan, but a spokeswoman said the group plans to build elsewhere in the township. “Almost Home has withdrawn the land development plan for the parcel that sits near the intersection of Route 441 and Scuba Drive,” […]