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  • Retired Police Chief Honored for His Career Accomplishments

    Jack F. Mentzer, who served as police chief until he retired at the end of 2017, was honored for his career accomplishments at a Borough Council meeting. State Rep. David S. Hickernell presented one of several citations honoring Mentzer at the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. B ut he said he had a problem he […]

  • Mount Joy Twp. Forest Fire Company Seeks OK for Fire Police Service

    At the same meeting in which Mount Joy Township supervisors rejected a request to change fees for apartment inspections, supervisors heard from the Mount Joy Township Forest Fire Company about its plans to establish a fire police department. “There is strictly a shortage of fire police in the area,” said Joe Link, the fire company’s […]

  • Landlord Says He’ll Sue Mount Joy Twp. Over Inspection Fee

    The president of the company that owns the Featherton Crossing development in Mount Joy Township said he has no choice but to sue after township supervisors voted unanimously to reject a request for a volume discount on apartment inspections. “We will absolutely pursue litigation,” Metropolitan Management Group President Kevin Timochenko said in a brief phone […]

  • Martin Luther King Day Observed in Elizabethtown

    Dozens of people gathered in a pavilion at Elizabethtown Community Park on Monday, Jan. 15, for a local commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Adults and children carried signs with quotations from King from the park to Center Square and back before enjoying hot dogs and hot chocolate. Jon Fuddy, who organized the event […]

  • Donegal Schools Approve Union Contract

    The Donegal school board has approved a new four-year contract with teachers. The board unanimously voted at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with Donegal Education Association. “When you think of negotiations, sometimes you think of tenuous, difficult fighting, those types of things. It truly was not […]

  • Elizabethtown Church ‘Re-Gifting Project’ Spreads Joy Locally, Globally

    As we wrap up the end of what many believe is the “season of giving,” many will reflect on the gifts we’ve given and received. For one local church, a recent seasonal donation project will be memorable for the congregation as well as the community. The Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren recently participated in what […]

  • Library Food Fundraiser Coming Up

    The annual A Taste of Western Lancaster County event is coming up once again at the Elizabethtown Public Library, with the money raised going to the library and the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown for its community projects. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2; it is always held on […]

  • Elizabethtown Schools Plan for Tax Increase

    In preparing to advertise a preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year, the Elizabethtown school board discussed planning for a possible tax increase of 5.4 percent, but aiming for a lesser increase when tax rates are set in June. Business manager George Longridge anticipates an estimated $62.7 million in expenses; however, not all costs, such […]

  • Elizabethtown Democrat Challenges Rep. Hickernell

    Elizabethtown Democrats are taking a crack at challenging longtime Republican state Rep. David S. Hickernell, putting up a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for Elizabethtown Borough Council last year. Mary Auker-Endres announced her candidacy for the 98th District seat on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Elizabethtown train station. Hickernell has frequently been re-elected without opposition in […]

  • Bowling Champion Farwell Gets Recognition

    Just before the boys varsity basketball game on Friday, Jan. 5, bowling champion Olivia Farwell got quite a surprise – she was honored with recognition of her national bowling title. Elizabethtown Area High School bowling coach Frank Telenko noted that the national championship in Nashville began at 7 p.m. one evening and did not finish […]

  • Concert Held in Memory of Domestic Violence Victim From Elizabethtown

    Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey recently held a trombone choir concert to benefit the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The event was in memory of Diana Ziegler (Heilner) who grew up in the Elizabethtown area and was killed in her York County home on Jan. 27, 2017, while she was pregnant with her second child. […]

  • Talarico Triumphs Again in 10th Annual ‘Farm Show’s Got Talent’

    After singing a rousing rendition of “This Is Amazing Grace” to a packed crowd, guitar-clad Maya Talarico of Elizabethtown remained victorious as she was crowned the winner of Farm Show’s Got Talent for the second year in a row. Six young musicians competed for top honors, including blue ribbons for each division and the grand […]

  • Local Man Gets More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Crime

    An Elizabethtown man has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison sentenced in connection with a cocaine and methamphetamine drug trafficking conspiracy, federal prosecutors announced. United States Attorney David J. Freed announced sentencing for Phillip Bennett, 43, of Elizabethtown on Thursday, Jan. 4, the day after the last of 13 people involved […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Restricts Trucks

    In an attempt to prevent truck drivers from getting Market Avenue confused with Market Street and getting stuck, the Mount Joy Borough Council has approved an ordinance that imposes a 26,000-pound weight limit on vehicles traveling on North Market Avenue between Main and Hill streets. “Hopefully seeing the weight limit sign at the Main Street […]

  • Marietta Borough Has Council Vacancy

    New faces were seen on council at the first Marietta Borough Council meeting of the new year. New councilmen Robert Shambaugh and Louis McKinney sat on council for the first time at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Shambaugh was voted council vice president and was made a Public Health and Safety Committee member. McKinney […]