Categories E-Town CollegeOp/Ed

Letter to the Editor: College Presidential Search Should Be on Merit Alone

As an alumna of Elizabethtown College and someone who was employed there for almost 30 years before my retirement seven years ago, I feel compelled to reply to the Feb. 15 editorial “In Search for New President, College Should Seek Diversity.” Given the serious financial and enrollment issues facing the college over the next few […]

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Categories E-Town CollegeOp/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Elizabethtown College Has Proud History of Diversity

Thank you for your Thursday, Feb. 15, front page article entitled “Elizabethtown College Prexy Strikwerda Plans to Retire After 8 Years.” In the same edition of the paper an editorial entitled “In Search for New President, College Should Seek Diversity” stated, “Elizabethtown College and the greater Elizabethtown community owe a debt of gradated to Carl […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

World Day of Prayer Speaker Known for Humanitarian Efforts

The meditation speaker at this year’s World Day of Prayer service in Elizabethtown is someone with great personal experience in helping victims of organized violence. Rebecca Dali, who is originally from Nigeria, was awarded the prestigious Sergio Viera de Mello Foundation award last year for her work helping women and orphans abducted by Boko Haram […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

New Elizabethtown Church Holds Its First Service

Elizabethtown’s newest congregation held its first service on Saturday, Feb. 17. St. Monica & St. Augustine Coptic Orthodox Church of Elizabethtown meets at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings; it does not have its own church building yet, so it is meeting in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Coptic Orthodox faith comes from Egypt and its […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Dog Adoption Group Announces Plans for New Site

Less than a week after the Almost Home Dog Adoption Center withdrew plans for a facility along Route 441 in Conoy Township, developers announced plans to buy a slightly larger tract just three miles north. Almost Home’s board of directors have “entered into a letter of intent with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority” […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedSchool

Kitchen Fire at School Causes One-Day Closing

The Elizabethtown Area School District canceled a weather makeup day for all students after a kitchen fire caused $150,000 in damages, the district and police said. The school district had planned to have class to make up for a snow day on the Washington’s Birthday holiday observed on Monday, Feb. 19, but that was called […]

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