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  • Tiered Seating Approved for Community Park Amphitheater

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved a change order to the Community Park Amphitheater Project to construct a tiered seating area for spectators instead of the current arrangement of having people sit on the grassy hill. The change order was approved by a unanimous vote of the Borough Council at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21. […]

  • Two Policemen Recognized for Promotion, Retirement

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council had a special recognition for a police lieutenant who retired and for the policeman promoted from detective to take over as the police force’s second in command. Shane Deardorff was promoted from detective to lieutenant effective on Monday, Sept. 11. His promotion was recognized at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Government Workers’ Pension Funds Deserve Investigation

    Could you please put me in touch with a good investigative reporter that will look into the State Employees’ Retirement System and Public School Employees’ Retirement System? Something went very wrong with the retirement system sometime around 2001 which has led to taxpayers having to foot the bill for ever increasing retirement costs. The county, […]

  • Editorial: Governor Should Have Used Line-Item Veto in Budget Fight

    Although there is plenty of blame to go around in the Pennsylvania budget fiasco, there is one person who could have prevented the budget brinksmanship singlehandedly had he acted wisely: Gov. Tom Wolf. It’s difficult to pass a budget under the best of circumstances. It’s made even more difficult with a Democratic governor and Republican […]

  • Conoy Supervisor: ‘We’re Tickled Pink’ Over Deal to Preserve Land by Trail

    Conoy Township Supervisor Stephen Mohr’s worst nightmare was that the hiking experience on the final few miles of the popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail would be marred by riverfront shacks. But the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and Lancaster County Conservancy are teaming up to keep wooded land and wetlands on both sides […]

  • Boothy’s BBQ Opens in Downtown Storefront Next to Funk Brewing

    Boothy’s BBQ has opened in downtown Elizabethtown with a menu that features beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken. The new restaurant at 28 S. Market St. also has nachos, fish tacos and salads, with a variety of vegan options. Boothy’s BBQ is owned by Kevin Booth, who also operates food trailers and does catering. The […]

  • Kraskewicz, Buckwalter Honored by Rotary as Students of the Month

    Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Kraskewicz and David Buckwalter were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for September. Kraskewicz and Buckwalter were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Kraskewicz is the daughter of John and Christin of Elizabethtown. She is a member […]

  • E-Town Schools Move Ahead With Solar Project

    After deciding in in August to proceed with plans to install a solar field on district land near Bear Creek School, the Elizabethtown school board voted to amend its energy savings agreement with McClure Co. to include the solar project. McClure will install the 500-kilowatt field at a cost of about $870,000. The project is […]

  • Boys Cross Country Finishes First

    Christopher Scharf finished 25 seconds in front of the second-place finisher and won the boys competition with a time of 16:37. Charles Scharf, Nat McCloud and Jesse Myers all finished in the top six to give the Bears four of the top six times. “They work really hard. The Scharfs in particular, they are our […]

  • Elizabethtown Legislator Says Pa. Education Secretary Ignored Input

    Elizabethtown’s state representative said he is deeply disappointed with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Rep. Dave Hickernell, the Republican majority chairman of the House Education Committee, expressed his disappointment along with his Senate counterpart, state Sen. John Eichelberger, a Republican from Blair County. Federal law calls for […]

  • Bears Defeat Spartans, Fall to Indians

    Elizabethtown pushed their record above .500 with a 6-0 victory over the visiting Spartans of Garden Spot. Coach Linda Sten saw her team score two goals in the first half and four in the second before the team switched to a possession style of play. The Bears registered 25 shots and 13 corners and the […]

  • Volleyball Off To Perfect Start

    The Elizabethtown volleyball team took care of business against the visiting Barons of Manheim Central in three sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-23) to improve to 3-0. The Bears were in control of the first set and never trailed, but open the second set slower than the first. Manheim Central staked themselves to a 6-2 lead before […]

  • Football Transitions to Section Two Play

    The Elizabethtown football team is 3-0 for the second consecutive season after pulling away from Lebanon in the fourth quarter to win, 38-19. The Bears came into the game having not allowed a point and maintained the streak through the first quarter. Lebanon quarterback Zakee Sailsman was stuffed on his first quarterback sneak attempt, but […]

  • Tennis Drops Four Straight

    Conestoga Valley, Hempfield, Cedar Crest and Warwick all claimed victories over the Elizabethtown tennis team on the heels of the Bears’ three-match winning streak. Conestoga Valley and Hempfield each won 7-0, while Cedar Crest defeated Elizabethtown 6-1. The lone victory was courtesy of Emily Oyler as she defeated Olivia Hitz 7-5, 6-3. The girls attempted […]

  • Golf Ends Regular Season at Honeybrook

    The Elizabethtown golf team carded its lowest total of the season, but finished in last place in the regular season finale at Honeybrook Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 18. The team finished the year with the top four combining to shoot 391, which was one stroke lower than the season-opening match when they shot 392. […]