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  • Mount Joy Township Wants Trees Planted Around Solar Array

    Mount Joy Township supervisors reached a consensus that the township should do what is needed to get trees around a solar array on land owned by Elizabethtown College, noting that the plan was approved with the trees as a condition. The solar array is visible from nearby homes, Supervisor Gerald F. Becker said at the […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Approves Masonic Village Apartments

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council has approved Masonic Village’s plans for four new apartment buildings with 12 units in each of them. The apartments are to be built across the street from the Sycamore Square office park in one of the few empty parts of the borough available for new construction. Masonic Village as well as […]

  • Parent to School Board: Walkout Is ‘Highly Political’

    On the eve of a planned walkout by Elizabethtown Area High School and Middle School students to honor victims of the Florida school shooting, a Bainbridge mother expressed concern to the Elizabethtown school board that the students would be participating in what she called a “highly political” event organized by the “left-wing” Women’s March network. […]

  • Donegal School Board Sees Demonstration of Class-Attending Robot

    A special, non-human visitor attended the latest Donegal school board meeting. A robot from Double Robotics was shown to the board and was operated by Dana Blair, director of special education and pupil services. The robot has a monitor sitting on top of a pole, which is attached to rollers so the robot can travel. […]

  • Elizabethtown Teen Rides in Style in His Model T

    If Nickolas Sieber could travel back in time to any decade, it would be the 1920s. The 18-year-old history enthusiast and senior at Elizabethtown Area High School has always been fascinated by stories told by his maternal grandmother, who was born in 1923 and grew up in Mount Joy. “It just seems like a more […]

  • EAHS Boys Lacrosse Team Wants to Take the Next Step

    The 2017 season was a solid one for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys lacrosse team. They went 9-7 and made the district playoffs, their best season since 2013. However, they went on to lose a close game in overtime to Governor Mifflin 8-7. The loss has certainly shaped the way the team has prepared […]

  • It’s Now Or Never For EAHS Boys Volleyball

    Just three years ago, the Elizabethtown Area High School boys volleyball team didn’t have much to look forward to. They were coming off of a string of seasons where they finished at the bottom of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.Enter head coach Bryan Buckius, who slowly but surely turned the team around, culminating in a 6-9 finish last […]

  • West Donegal Plans for Emergency Management

    West Donegal Township supervisors discussed changes to the Elizabethtown Regional Emergency Management Agency, including a change to its headquarters and a possible successor to the volunteer director. The Elizabethtown Regional Emergency Management Agency is responsible for coordinating responses to disasters, such as the flooding that came from Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. But the current […]

  • Lady Bears Lose a Heartbreaker to Garnet Valley in the First Round of States

    In a lot of ways, it was a boxing match between Elizabethtown Area High School and Garnet Valley High School in the first round of the PIAA Girls Class 6A Basketball Championship. Whoever could survive the longest would come out with a victory. Unfortunately for the Lady Bears, they were on the losing end of […]

  • Conoy Citizen With Zoning Dispute Told He May Go to Court

    The Conoy Township solicitor told a citizen that he could take private action to enforce zoning laws if the zoning officer will not act, but he has no right to make audio recordings of his conversations with the zoning officer. Both matters brought up near the end of the Conoy Township supervisors meeting on Thursday, […]

  • EASD Superintendent Describes Challenges

    The Elizabethtown Area School District has the second-highest high school standardized test scores in Lancaster County – and manages to do that despite also having the second-highest number of tax-exempt properties in the county. Those were among the statistics shared by Superintendent Michele Balliet as she described some of the challenges the school district faces […]

  • Two Rivals for County Court Both Get Top Rating

    The Lancaster Bar Association has given “highly recommended” ratings to both District Attorney Craig W. Stedman and Elizabethtown Magisterial District Judge Jayne F. Duncan for a county court vacancy created by Judge Jay J. Hoberg’s retirement. The legal group’s recommendations came Monday, March 5, a month since Hoberg retired and since the county’s two state […]

  • Scholarship Available for EASD Residents

    The Elizabethtown Rotary Club has announced the availability of the Douglas W. Pfautz Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to a generous donation from the UGI Corporation, the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown is pleased, to sponsor a scholarship program in memory of Doug Pfautz, who was an active member of the Elizabethtown conununity. The scholarship program rewards young […]

  • Mount Joy Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss

    During a celebration of Dr. Seuss at Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy, Olivia Satterwhite was thrilled to announce that she can read “Green Eggs and Ham” all by herself. The 5-year-old also got to eat green eggs and ham during the celebration on Saturday, March 3. But it was “Miss Jan” (Jan Betty), the youth […]

  • March Recognized as DeMolay Month

    In recognition of the 99th Anniversary of the founding of the Order of DeMolay, the Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of De-Molay, is celebrating with a month-long observance throughout March. This special observance was kicked off when Master Councilor Adam Baker, attended the Feb 15 meeting of the Elizabethtown Borough Council, during which Mayor Chuck Mummert presented […]