Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Beards for Brothers Campaign Begins Among Local Police, Firefighters, Ambulance Workers

Police officers from Akron Borough, Columbia Borough, East Cocalico Township, East Hempfield Township, Elizabethtown Borough, Lititz Borough, Lancaster City, Lancaster County Park Rangers, Manheim Borough, Manor Township, Millersville University, New Holland Borough, Southern Regional, Strasburg Borough, West Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township, and Quarryville Borough police departments are participating in a No-Shave November campaign to […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Borough Takes Less Risky Financing Option for Public Works Garage

The Elizabethtown Borough Council decided to go with a less risky borrowing option for financing $2.8 million for the soon-to-be-built public works garage. Chris Gibbons of Concord Public Finance presented the results of bank loan requests for proposals to council members at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1, and said the best proposals were from […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

EAHS Students Debate Issues Before Holding Mock Election

As part of a longstanding custom at Elizabethtown Area High School, students are running electoral campaigns in which students act out the part of real-life candidates. One mock debate in the campaign was held the morning of Monday, Oct. 29, in which incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker was portrayed by senior Amairanys Cedeno and […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

E-Town’s Newest Centenarian Got Her First Job in 1980s

Elizabethtown gained a centenarian recently when Evelyn McCloskey celebrated her 100th birthday. Her birthday was Monday, Oct. 15. She celebrated with friends at the Elizabethtown Senior Center as well as privately with family. McCloskey said that being 100 isn’t different from 99. “I felt the same as the day before,” she said. Born in 1918, […]

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Categories E-Town CollegeFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown College Gets Its Largest Gift Ever: $8.5 Million

Carl Strikwerda, president of Elizabethtown College, announced that the college has received the largest gift commitment in its 119-year history from an anonymous alumni couple. The $8.5 million gift, a combination of cash, pledges, and bequests, will support the college-in improving facilities, increasing the endowment, and funding operations-all goals of Elizabethtown’s current “Be More Inspired” […]

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Categories CommunityElizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

EASD: Police Investigate ‘Possible Threat,’ Conclude That No Immnient Danger Exists

The Elizabethtown Area School District said police worked overnight to investigate a “possible threat,” but concluded that there was no imminent danger. Superintendent Michele Balliet posted a letter to parents and guardians online on Tuesday, Oct. 30. “Late Sunday evening around 10 p.m., District administration received a tip that was of concern involving a ‘possible […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Hickernell, Fee Don’t Reply When Asked When to Debate

The Elizabethtown Advocate attempted to set up a debate between local incumbent state Reps. Dave Hickernell and Mindy Fee and their challengers, but Hickernell said they were both busy on the evening first proposed for the debate. Hickernell noted that he would debate his rivals in a 10-minute segment on WGAL-TV. The Advocate then emailed […]

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Categories Cross CountryEAHS BearsFeaturedSports

Cross Country: EAHS Girls Trio Finish in the Top Five at Districts

In spite of cold and rainy weather and muddy course conditions, the Elizabethtown Area High School girls cross country team achieved what it set out to do at the beginning of the season: have the top three Lady Bears finish high at districts and qualify for states. The Elizabethtown girls finished eighth overall in the […]

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Categories EAHS BearsFeaturedSportsVolleyball

EAHS Girls Volleyball Falls to Dallastown in First Round of Districts

It appeared that the Elizabethtown Area High School girls volleyball team had Dallastown’s number. The Lady Bears had previously beat the Wildcats in the first round of the Class 4A District 3 playoffs in both 2016 and 2017, getting the chance to do so again this season. Unfortunately for them, things went a bit differently […]

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