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  • Results of Elizabethtown Rotary 5K Run/Walk

    Following are results of the annual Elizabethtown Rotary Mother’s Day 5K held Sunday, May 14, on the campus of Masonic Village. Results are listed by runner’s place, name, age and gender, race time and average time per mile: Micah Weaver, 15 M, 21:13.0, 6:51/M Luke Strayer, 21 M, 21:33.0, 6:57/M Kevin Kilgus, 51 M, 21:49.0, […]

  • EAHS Baseball Team Wins L-L Quarterfinals

    Elizabethtown Bears varsity baseball head coach Bill Templin enjoys each time his team wins. In the case of his team’s most recent win, though, Templin admitted he might have drawn things up differently. The win came on Monday, May 15, when the Bears defeated the Manheim Central Barons by the score of 13-9 in the […]

  • EAHS May Students of the Month Named

    Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kyra Buettner and Conor Larison were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for May. Buettner and Larison were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Buettner is the daughter of Ross and Lisa Buettner of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted […]

  • False Report Made of Gun in School

    Police are investigating a false report of a gun made through a system that allows people to send anonymous text messages to the police officer assigned to the Elizabethtown Area School District. The report was made the afternoon of Thursday, May 11. The school resource officer, Richard Regel, was told that a student had a […]

  • Memorial Day Parade Returning

    The annual Memorial Day parade through Elizabethown is scheduled to start marching at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29. Gerald Freeman, the commander of Sons of the American Legion Squad 329, and Grant Mitchell, junior vice commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5667, said the parade will organize at 9 a.m. in the Legion […]

  • Conoy Township Supervisors Hear Complaints About Turnpike Road Speeding

    Motorists on Turnpike Road near Falmouth often drive at very high speeds, but police are not there to enforce the speed limit, a Turnpike Road resident told Conoy Township supervisors. “I don’t see our cops,” Brian Putt told supervisors at their meeting on Thursday, May 11. “There’s no police presence up here.” Conoy Township is […]

  • Mount Joy Township Building Hits Snag

    Mount Joy Township supervisors voted unanimously to authorize spending up to $45,000 to fix a problem with the stone underlay for the driveway in front of the new public works garage being too thin to support the weight of heavy trucks turning. “We’ve been scrambling to try to get some answers for how we deal […]

  • Republican Seeks Write-In Votes for Borough Council

    Elizabethtown residents accustomed to uncontested elections are in for a change this year: Three people are seeking the open First Ward seat on the Borough Council. Although nobody filed in time to appear on the Republican Party’s primary election ballot, Christine Seitz was in front of the polling place on Tuesday, May 16, asking Republicans […]

  • Citizens Protest Elizabethtown School Property Tax Increase

    The Elizabethtown Area School District has voted to advertise a $60.9 million spending plan for the 2017-18 school year that includes a tax increase of 4.75 percent, though it is possible that the plan will be pared down before a final vote is taken. School board members voted at their meeting on Tuesday, May 16, […]

  • Marietta Borough Councilor Resigns

    Citing personal health reasons and increased time demands from her day job, a Marietta Borough Council member resigned from the board. “I’m not capable of doing what I perceive the job to be,” Councilor Sharon Renninger told a somber room at the council meeting on Tuesday, May 9. She added that she was frustrated in […]

  • EASD Chess Team Takes Home Awards

    The Elizabethtown Area School District chess team placed fourth out of 10 private and public schools in the Friendship Chess League Tournament. Now in its 43rd year, the Friendship Chess League is open to students in grades 5-8. The team played in four regular season matches and two playoff matches to earn its fourth place […]

  • Local Music Students Perform at Regional String Instrument Festival

    Twelve students from the Elizabethtown Area School District recently took part in the PMEA District 7 Youth Stringfest held at Central Dauphin East Middle School. Participants were from the Bear Creek School and included violinists Stephanie De Jesus, Sophia Finch, Munia Kamal, Emma Martin, and Sydney Pawling; violists Priscilla Domines, Allison Herr, Taryn Hummer, and […]

  • College Steeped in Religious Tradition of Nonviolence

    It is the month of May and this means commencement exercises at Elizabethtown College. Let us reflect on the 118-year history of Elizabethtown College as students prepare to graduate. Lancaster County is well known as the home for large populations of religious sects associated with the Anabaptists such as the Mennonites (1525), Amish (1693), and […]

  • Orchestra to Be Led by Interim Director for Spring Concert

    The spring concert is the be conducted by interim orchestra director Richard Winey, who was the high school’s orchestra director from the 1985-86 school year through the 2007-08 school year. It begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15, in the Elizabethtown Area High School auditorium; it is free and open to the public. The […]

  • Local Students Take 2nd in Statewide Contest

    A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on […]