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  • Elizabethtown Considers Joint Police-Fire Headquarters

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council discussed the possibility of renovating the fire station to serve as a combined headquarters for both the all-volunteer Elizabethtown Fire Department and the borough police. If a feasibility study is ordered, the cost would be split evenly between the borough and the fire company, which is an independent nonprofit. Councilors ultimately […]

  • Susquehanna Stage Plans Fundraiser to Renovate Two Marietta Buildings

    Susquehanna Stage Company is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 20, for the opening of the Marietta Center for the Arts. The new facility will utilize both the Historic Marietta Theatre and a church building across the street. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards renovating the two buildings. Julia Howey, a member of […]

  • State Legislative Contest Has Three Contenders

    Jim Miller said he didn’t plan to run for office, but he said after seeing state Rep. Dave Hickernell run unopposed so many times, he would challenge the longtime legislator himself. Hickernell was first elected in 2002 and has faced competition for re-election only once since then, in 2014. “Every year, I would hope that there […]

  • Elizabethtown Girl Plays Title Role in ‘Cinderella’s Ball’

    Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is kicking off its 2018-19 season with “Cinderella’s Ball.” The production will feature Elizabethtown Area High School sophomore Lily Krisko as Cinderella. Krisko said she is excited but nervous about the performance. The group was given just four weeks to prepare for the performance. “Usually the fall performance is one you […]

  • Marietta Borough Regulates Woodpiles, RVs

    An amended ordinance that upset many Marietta residents was revised again and passed by Borough Council at its monthly meeting after a public hearing. The zoning ordinance concerns the storage of wood and recreational vehicles in residents’ yards. At the June council meeting, many residents voiced concerns after receiving enforcement letters about woodpiles or recreational […]

  • Donegal School Board Votes to Hire Second Social Worker

    The Donegal school board approved the hiring of a second social worker for the district. The board decided at its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, to hire a social worker in lieu of hiring another School Resource Officer, School Police Officer, School Security Guard or psychologist. The board had voted to hire a second SRO […]

  • Event Planned to Take Back Prescription Drugs

    Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care in partnership with local law enforcement, will host a prescription drug take back event as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Giant Food Store, 1278 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown. […]

  • Locker Wins L-L Cross Country Meet, EAHS Girls Team Takes Second

    The girls cross country team has been absolutely dominant for Elizabethtown Area High School this season, going undefeated in the regular season and winning the Section One title in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, both firsts in program history. The Lady Bears did it on the backs of the trio of senior Cat Shontz, junior Katie Locker […]

  • EAHS Girls Volleyball Extends Winning Streak to Six Games

    It’s been a fantastic season for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls volleyball team thus far. The Lady Bears have already clinched a spot in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs and have essentially done the same for the District 3 playoffs as well. All that’s left to do in the regular season is to push to […]

  • EAHS Boys Soccer Awaits Districts After Loss to Manheim Central

    The regular season has reached its conclusion for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys soccer team, a year that was filled with exciting finishes and a few heartbreaking losses. Now all the Bears can do is sit and wait to see where they finish in the District 3 power ratings ahead of the playoffs. The […]

  • Mount Joy Township Rejects Proposed Settlement With Landlord

    Mount Joy Township supervisors voted unanimously to reject a proposed settlement of a lawsuit challenging fees charged to landlords, but the township manager said the next day that negotiations for an out-of-court settlement would continue. Featherton Crossing owner Metropolitan Management Group Inc. maintains that the township’s fees are unreasonable. Kevin Timochenko, the company’s president, said […]

  • EAHS Football Overcomes Early Deficit to Top Penn Manor 52-17

    It’s not out of the realm of possibility for a team to overlook a seemingly lightweight opponent ahead of a stretch of important games. The Elizabethtown Area High School football team was faced with that potential trap in a home game at Thompson Field against Penn Manor on Friday, Oct. 12, the third-to-last game of […]

  • After Many Delays, Conoy Township Accepts Dedication of Development’s Streets

    Conoy Township supervisors unanimously approved accepting dedication of the streets of the Townsedge development at the north end of Bainbridge as long as the developer meets certain conditions. The township has been working with the developer for years for getting things improved to a point that the township was willing to accept dedication of the […]

  • Architect: Closing Mill Road School, Expanding Rheems Will Save at Least $3 Million

    The Elizabethtown Area School District could save at least $3 million if it closed Mill Road Elementary School and instead expanded Rheems Elementary School. In considering upcoming elementary school renovations, the Elizabethtown school board heard a presentation by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates at the workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. John Beddia told the board […]

  • Mount Joy Borough to Defend Denial of Beer Permit for Giant

    In a 5-4 vote, the Mount Joy Borough Council decided to legally defend the borough against Giant Food Stores’ appeal of the borough’s rejection of a liquor license. Council members debated their September decision to reject Giant’s request to transfer a restaurant liquor license from a Pizza Hut in Ephrata Township to the Giant supermarket […]