Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Borough Approves Bid for Long-Delayed Public Works Garage

The Elizabethtown Borough Council voted unanimously to approve a low bid of about $3.73 million for construction of a new public works garage. The borough’s public works department is using a dilapidated garage that was once an auto dealership. The existing garage is too small for all the public works vehicles to be parked inside, […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Police File Two Homicide Charges Days Apart

Elizabethtown police have filed criminal homicide charges against two defendants in unrelated cases just days apart. David Mikeal Skalla, 24, of Elizabethtown was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault on Friday, Aug. 10, the same day that victim Blake John Shearer, 16, of Bainbridge, died at Hershey Medical Center. Police allege that Skalla attacked […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Market Street Bridge on Schedule to Reopen Before Fair

The Market Street Bridge in Elizabethtown is on schedule to reopen by Saturday, Aug. 18, at the latest, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. Mike Crochunis, press officer for PennDOT District 8, told the Advocate on Monday, Aug. 13, that precast sections were set on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10, […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

Elizabethtown School Board OKs $425,000 to Settle Suit Over Child Killed by Vehicle

The Elizabethtown school board approved a $425,000 payout to the family of a middle school student who was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking home from school in 2015. A written statement released at the school board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 14, said that the Elizabethtown Area School District reached a settlement with […]

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Categories FeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

Donegal Schools Won’t Get 2nd Resource Officer Due to Police Personnel Shortage

The Donegal School District will not be hiring a second school resource officer after all. Superintendent J. Michael Lausch told the school board at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, that he spoke with Susquehanna Regional Police Department Chief Ed Haugh in May and June, after the board voted to approve the hiring of a […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Mount Joy Borough Council Sets Up Community Foundation

The Mount Joy Borough Council has established a nonprofit corporation to raise funds for community projects. As a stand-alone 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, the Mount Joy Community Foundation has freedom to solicit, accept and disburse funds from sources that may not be accessible to municipal government. The foundation, which the council established at its meeting on […]

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Categories EAHS BearsFeaturedSportsVolleyball

EAHS Gets New Boys Volleyball Coach; Team Building on Its Best Season in Years

Lamar Fahnestock has been hired as the new head coach for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys volleyball team. He takes over for Bryan Buckius, who stepped down at the end of last season to join the coaching staffs for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams at Elizabethtown College. When Buckius entered the fold as […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania Shouldn’t Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

If Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is not already a disaster, it will soon become one. Just as sure as a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, our liberal politicians will deceive us into believing and accepting that marijuana for recreational use is in fact a beautiful butterfly. Our elected officials are already gloating about the amount […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Pa.’s Green Party Candidates Deserve Serious Consideration

Pennsylvanians will see the Green Party on the ballot in this upcoming November election as the Greens petitions for access passed with no objections. Before we start yelling about “spoilers” let’s consider the options that these candidates provide. In the statewide races for U.S. Senate, governor, and lieutenant governor there will be a four-way contest […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Those Who Made National Night Out Successful

Our department wants to thank many individuals and organizations for all the assistance we received in making our National Night Out event a success. We wish to thank the Northwest Regional Police Commission, JB Hostetter’s, Hoss’s Restaurant, Cocker’s Towing, Giant Food Store, Turkey Hill, Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority, West Donegal Township Administration Personnel, West Donegal […]

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