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  • Elizabethtown Borough Passes New Trash Ordinance

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council voted unanimously for an ordinance allowing people to put out two trash containers a week without paying an extra fee, but with no limit for how much trash they may dispose of by buying tags for extra containers. With the reduction in the materials accepted for recycling, there is more that […]

  • Mill Road Elementary Reopening After Being Closed Due to Mold Problem

    After being closed for more than a week due to a mold problem, testing of the air in Mill Road Elementary School has shown it to be clean, so classes can resume there again, the Elizabethtown Area School District announced. The school was set to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with 10 portable dehumidifiers in […]

  • College Gets $500K Gift for Scholarships

    At least 25 students from the Philadelphia area who would otherwise be unlikely to get college degrees are getting full four-year scholarships at Elizabethtown College thanks to a $500,000 donation. The donation was given to the college on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from the Goals & Assists Foundation, a partnership between the Ed Snider Youth Hockey […]

  • Local Libraries Get Improved Online Catalog Thanks to Gift

    Brad Rutter, a Lancaster County native who was named the all-time champion of the game show “Jeopardy!” in 2005, has donated the money to support a new online catalog enhancement for the Library System of Lancaster County. Rutter has been contributing funds for the past eight years through his Lancaster County Community Foundation donordesignated fund […]

  • Apple Fest to Benefit Haldeman Mansion

    The Haldeman Mansion Apple Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. at 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge. This is an event for all ages. It features a variety of desserts including: apple pie, freshly made apple dumplings, apple crisp, apple cake, caramel apples, and other desserts. Main entries include […]

  • E-Town College Cuts Tuition, Financial Aid

    Tuition at Elizabethtown College will take a 32 percent dive next fall under a new tuition model. The new initiative, dubbed “Tuition Transparency,” will reduce tuition at the 1,671-student private institution from $46,940 in the 2018-19 academic year to $32,000 in 2019-20. Down with it, however, will be the amount of financial aid students receive. […]

  • EAHS Girls Volleyball Increases Winning Streak to Five

    Entering its Thursday, Sept. 13, game in Daubert Gym against Lampeter-Strasburg, the Elizabethtown Area High School girls volleyball team was looking to keep its threegame winning streak alive. The Lady Bears succeeded in a big way and went on to extend it further on in their following contest as well. The team topped L-S 3-0 […]

  • EAHS Girls Cross Country Stays Perfect; Boys Fall to Two Rivals

    After kicking off its season with an impressive showing at an invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8, and coming away with a cumulative 5-1 record in its first official Lancaster-Lebanon League meet of the season, the Elizabethtown Area High School cross country team was looking to continue that success at another invitational and another Section Two […]

  • EAHS Boys Soccer Wins Two Before Falling to Ephrata

    The Elizabethtown Area High School boys soccer team had a tough challenge to face during a recent nine-day stretch. The Bears had three games and an exhibition during the week of Sept. 10, plus a big-time game against a Section Two rival on Tuesday, Sept. 18. They handled McCaskey on Monday, Sept. 10, to start […]

  • Girls Soccer Loses Two, Ties One

    The Elizabethtown Area High School girls soccer team had a difficult task to deal with. The Lady Bears were scheduled for three games and an exhibition matchup over the course six days. By the end of the stretch, they had three losses and a tie to show for it. Elizabethtown went on the road Thursday, […]

  • Mount Joy Township Considers Options for Mill Road Bridge

    Mount Joy Township supervisors considered several options for what to do about the closed Mill Road bridge connecting Mount Joy Township with Conewago Township, Dauphin County, reaching a consensus that they should go for a long-term solution instead of a repair that would only last 20 years. Ever since the one-lane bridge closed in late […]

  • EAHS Football Struggles Against Cocalico in 41-14 Loss

    There was a ton of pressure on the Elizabethtown Area High School football team heading into its Section Two opener against Cocalico at Thompson Field on Friday, Sept. 14. The Bears were coming off a tough 29-6 loss at Conrad Weiser the previous week, a game that saw them lose a few players to injury […]

  • Conoy Township Makes Progress on River Trail, Discusses Concerns With Legion

    Conoy Township supervisors accepted a bid of $183,000 to install two bridges for an extension of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail and discussed concerns with representatives of American Legion Post 197 about the trail. Jo Ann Becker, the post’s adjutant, told supervisors at their meeting on Thursday, Spet. 13, that she was concerned that […]

  • Rheems School Hosts Mill Road’s Classes While School Closes Due to Mold Problem

    Mill Road Elementary School has closed temporarily because of a mold problem. While the school is closed, the Mill Road children are going to class in the Rheems Elementary School building. The Elizabethtown Area School District released a statement the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 10, saying Mill Road would be closed at least through the […]

  • Elizabethtown School Board Reviews Demographic, Space Utilization Study

    Projected growth and how that would impact space utilization at the Elizabethtown Area School District’s elementary schools were discussed during a school board meeting. Currently the district has a total enrollment of 3,900 with 1,038 elementary students. A demographic study by DecisionInsite indicates that factoring in the projected growth in the district, in 2027 total […]