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  • West Donegal Says Goodbye to Manager, Longtime Supervisor

    West Donegal Township supervisors said goodbye to Township Manager Gene Oldham, who is retiring and moving to Idaho, and to longtime Supervisor J. Clair Hilsher, who did not seek re-election this year. Oldham praised the work of township staff, saying they made his five years on the job go smoothly. “They made me look good […]

  • College Seeks Approval of Land Development Plan

    This article has been updated to correct the value of items stolen from a shed.   A wellness center that Elizabethtown College plans to open in the fall of 2019 is the largest part of a land development plan that the college presented to the Elizabethtown Borough Council. Dave Madary, an engineer from Derck & […]

  • Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

    It was an unusually warm, late fall day when Randy Ketchum arrived at Bowser Christmas Tree Farm on Stauffer Road in Lititz. He was on a mission to get the perfect Christmas tree and, between taking calls on his mobile phone and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of different species with owner Mark Bowser, he […]

  • Holiday Parade Coming to Downtown Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown’s annual Holiday Parade is coming up at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, on Market Street in downtown Elizabethtown; it is to be held rain or shine. This is the first year that the parade is organized by Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services. Doug Knauss, who is organizing the parade for GEARS, […]

  • Dog Adoption Group Says It Will Be Good Neighbor

    A spokeswoman for a nonprofit group planning to build a dog adoption center in Conoy Township said the group will work diligently to be a good neighbor and to minimize the noise of barking dogs. Also, it will focus on finding homes for local dogs, she said. Nell McCormack Abom, spokeswoman for Almost Home Dog […]

  • Police Raise Funds for Officer’s Brother With Brain Tumor

    In October, co-workers of Northwest Regional Police of Officer Seth Arnold decided to take part in a fund raiser throughout the month of November called “No Shave November” with the proceeds raised for the officer’s brother, Erik Arnold, who was diagnosed earlier this year with a brain tumor. The officers were required to donate and/or […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Doesn’t Plan Property Tax Increase

    Mount Joy Borough’s residents will experience their fifth consecutive year without a property tax increase according to the 2018 general fund budget proposed by borough council.   The last tax increase was in 2013. The proposed borough 2018 real estate tax rate is 3.754 mills on each dollar of assessed value as compared with the 2017 […]

  • Founder of War Child Charity Says Cycle of Violence Can Be Disrupted

    The world spends far more on military intervention than humanitarian aid that can break the cycle of violence, the founder of a charity that helps children in war zones said in a lecture at Elizabethtown College. Samantha Nutt, a Canadian physician and founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA, gave the 2017 Carlos […]

  • Hockey Falls to 0-6 With Loss to Annville-Cleona

    Elizabethtown played its most competitive period of the season against Annville-Cleona, but the 1-0 deficit they faced at the end of that period turned into an 11-1 loss on Friday, Dec. 1. After a scoreless, free-flowing start to the game, a penalty on Elizabethtown generated the first power play of the game, which Annville-Cleona was […]

  • Seven Football Players Named Section All-Stars

    Three Elizabethtown football players were placed on the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two 1st team All-Star list and four more players were placed on the 2nd team list. The league’s coaches were responsible for the voting and the result were presented at the honors and awards banquet. Senior David Shank was named to the 1st team […]

  • Girls Basketball Puts Finishing Touches on Preseason Preparation

    The next time that the Elizabethtown girls basketball team takes the floor against an opponent, the games will start to count. Elizabethtown hosted Dallastown on Monday, Dec. 4. in its final tune-up for the regular season opener against Donegal on Friday, Dec. 8. The two teams did not keep score, but coach John Myers said […]

  • Dog Adoption Center Plan Has Neighbors Worried About Noise

    Cody Walker loves dogs. In fact, he and his wife plan to adopt one soon. But he doesn’t want a dog adoption center built in a farm field along River Road/Route 441, across from his Bainbridge home. He fears that dozens of barking dogs will disturb the quiet, peaceful lives of the 11 families living […]

  • Historic Local Church Needs New Roof Before Winter to Prevent More Damage

    An East Donegal Township church that dates back to before the Revolutionary War needs a new roof for the historic structure. Donegal Presbyterian Church, which was founded some time before 1721 (records from the time are spotty), is marking its 300th anniversary with a fundraising campaign to replace the roof. “A significant amount of the […]

  • Online Learning Getting More Popular With EASD Students

    The number of Elizabethtown Area School District students participating in an in-house online learning program has doubled over the past five years, according to a report given to the school board. Since 2012, the district has taken part in the Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions program run by the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 as an alternative to […]

  • Middle School Helps Needy Families

    Fourteen local families from the greater Elizabethtown area enjoyed Thanksgiving food baskets compliments of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The baskets contained all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner including a frozen turkey, vegetables, bread, yams, stuffing, gravy and more. In addition to the holiday food items, the baskets contained other items the families could use […]