Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Without Even Trying, I’ve Been Elected to Work at Polling Place

Some of you may not realize the people who work at your polling place on Election Day are themselves elected by you, the voter. They volunteer in the sense that they make themselves available as candidates and technically can “run” for office (although the chance of seeing their names on yard signs is slim). They […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

New Chief of Police Takes Office in Borough

Police Chief Edward M. Cunningham Jr. was sworn in to his new job at the reorganizational meeting of the Elizabethtown Borough Council. “I’m extremely excited to be appointed as chief of police for Elizabethtown Borough,” Cunningham said right after he was sworn in by Mayor Chuck Mummert the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 2. Cunningham comes […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Truck Gets Stuck in Covered Bridge in Rapho Twp.

A tractor-trailer became wedged in a covered bridge in Rapho Township, causing several hours of work for those responding to the scene and enough damage that the bridge will likely be closed for several weeks. The accident occurred around 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, at Schenk’s Mill covered bridge on South Erisman Road, between […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Mount Joy Teen Dies in Rapho Crash

A 17-year-old girl died in a crash on New Year’s Eve in Rapho Township, authorities said. Hayley Clarke, of Mount Joy, died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni. Her death was ruled accidental, Diamantoni said after performing an autopsy on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Clarke was a junior at Donegal […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Rings in 2018

A few hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2018 unofficially arrived at the edge of a church cemetery in Elizabethtown. As a lighted star was hoisted up a flagpole, the numbers “2018” lit up at the pole’s base. A DJ played “Auld Lang Syne,” while several dozen hardy souls in cardboard New Year’s Eve […]

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Categories CommunityNews

Barn Raising, Crime, Creek Cleanup Made July News

July began with the Independence Day weekend barn raising at Ironstone Ranch. The historic Star Barn had been dismantled at it original location near Middletown and was re-assembled at the ranch in West Donegal Township just outside Elizabethtown Borough. The 19th century structure had been vacant and decaying since the 1990s along busy Route 283. […]

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Categories CommunityNews

Graduation, Tornado Warning, River Event Mishap Marked News of June

June began with an unusually brief meeting of the Elizabethtown Borough Council; the public meeting on June 1 adjourned after three minutes. In that period, two borough residents thanked the borough government for acting on requests to close Spruce Street during the Memorial Day parade and to post a new 25 mph speed limit on […]

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Categories BasketballEAHS BearsSports

With Game-Winning Rebound, Lonardi Leads Team to Tournament Championship

The Elizabethtown girls basketball team came into the championship game of the 2017 Northeastern Lady Bobcat Ollie’s Holiday Invitational on a four-game winning streak and averaging 56 points per game so far this season. The Bears had been rolling during the four-game win streak, winning by an average of 28.5 points. But on Thursday, Dec. […]

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