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  • West Donegal Delays Action on Industrial Zone Project

    West Donegal Township supervisors voted to delay action on waivers sought for a construction project that proposed to put up five pole buildings along Conewago Road in an area zoned industrial after concerns were raised about traffic. Supervisors Vice-Chairman Douglas Hottenstein said at the meeting on Monday, Nov. 12, that he was concerned about the […]

  • Conoy Delays Action on Dog Adoption Center Over Water Concerns

    Conoy Township supervisors delayed action on waivers sought by a group that plans to build a dog adoption center after hearing concerns from a neighbor about his drinking water. Almost Home Dog Adoption wants to build a 24,600-square-foot building with 62 parking spaces on a 12-acre lot at the intersection of River Road and Prescott […]

  • GOP Maintains Dominance in Local Elections

    Republicans continued their dominance in local elections as the lawmakers serving greater Elizabethtown in the state Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives all defeated Democratic challengers. Republican U.S. Rep Lloyd Smucker won a second term on Tuesday, Nov. 6, defeating Democratic challenger Jess King in a newly redrawn district that includes all of Lancaster County […]

  • Grand Opening Set for Central Social Services Headquarters

    Elizabethtown’s central location for social services is about to open. A grand opening is planned for the Community Place on Washington from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the former St. Peter Parochial School building at 61 E. Washington St., Elizabethtown. It will be the home to a number of social […]

  • Elizabethtown’s First Responders Honored, Funded by American Legion Post 329

    American Legion Post 329 honored Elizabethtown’s first responders as part of their annual Customer Appreciation Day event. On Saturday, Nov. 3, American Legion Post 329, the Sons of the American Legion Post 329 and the Auxiliary of Post 329 worked as a team and jointly presented donations to Northwest EMS, Elizabethtown Borough Police Department and […]

  • Candle Company That Began in Home Expands to Mount Joy Warehouse, Office

    A candle company that began as a hobby in a Mount Joy couple’s home has moved into a 3,300-square-foot warehouse and office space off of Main Street in Mount Joy. Fontana Candle Company operations moved into the new space on Thursday, Nov. 1. Located only a few minutes from its humble beginnings in founders Katie […]

  • Elizabethtown Retailer Gets New Logo, Plans to Hold Customer Appreciation Days

    A long-established retailer that has expanded from farm supply to include supplies for homeowners, gardeners and pet owners has a new logo and is welcoming the public to its upcoming Customer Appreciation Days. Brandt’s Farm Supply was founded in 1954, on the backs of dairy farmers, where cows were milked by hand and milk was […]

  • EAHS Ice Hockey Club Begins Season With Three Losses

    It’s been a while since the Elizabethtown Area High School ice hockey club won the 2016 Viola Cup in the Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. In the two seasons since then, the Bears have gone 2-34, including 19 straight losses and an 0-18 finish last year. Unfortunately for the team, the 2018-19 season has begun […]

  • EAHS L-L League All-Stars For Golf, Boys Soccer, Cross Country

    The fall sports season has officially concluded for Elizabethtown Area High School, and slowly but surely, All-Star selections for the Lancaster-Lebanon League are trickling in. Golf was the first sport to announce its awards on Thursday, Nov. 1. Sophomore Alex Williams was the lone Bear to be honored, making the first team for Section Two. […]

  • Cross Country: EAHS Trio Finish in Top 35 at States

    The year of 2018 was arguably the best season in program history for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls cross country team. Amazingly, many of the Lady Bears will tell you that they could’ve done even better, in spite of an undefeated regular season, their first Section Two title, a second place finish at leagues […]

  • Downpour: EAHS Football Ends Season With a 30-0 Loss to Governor Mifflin in the First Round of Districts

    When your main form of attack on offense in football is through the passing game, poor weather conditions are the last thing you want to deal with. Unfortunately for the Elizabethtown Area High School football team, it came at the worst possible time. Amidst a virtual monsoon, Elizabethtown fell to Governor Mifflin 30-0 at home […]

  • Beards for Brothers Campaign Begins Among Local Police, Firefighters, Ambulance Workers

    Police officers from Akron Borough, Columbia Borough, East Cocalico Township, East Hempfield Township, Elizabethtown Borough, Lititz Borough, Lancaster City, Lancaster County Park Rangers, Manheim Borough, Manor Township, Millersville University, New Holland Borough, Southern Regional, Strasburg Borough, West Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township, and Quarryville Borough police departments are participating in a No-Shave November campaign to […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Takes Less Risky Financing Option for Public Works Garage

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council decided to go with a less risky borrowing option for financing $2.8 million for the soon-to-be-built public works garage. Chris Gibbons of Concord Public Finance presented the results of bank loan requests for proposals to council members at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1, and said the best proposals were from […]

  • EAHS Students Debate Issues Before Holding Mock Election

    As part of a longstanding custom at Elizabethtown Area High School, students are running electoral campaigns in which students act out the part of real-life candidates. One mock debate in the campaign was held the morning of Monday, Oct. 29, in which incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker was portrayed by senior Amairanys Cedeno and […]

  • E-Town’s Newest Centenarian Got Her First Job in 1980s

    Elizabethtown gained a centenarian recently when Evelyn McCloskey celebrated her 100th birthday. Her birthday was Monday, Oct. 15. She celebrated with friends at the Elizabethtown Senior Center as well as privately with family. McCloskey said that being 100 isn’t different from 99. “I felt the same as the day before,” she said. Born in 1918, […]