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Elizabethtown Borough Plans to Give Northwest EMS $5,000 More Than Requested

The Elizabethtown Borough Council reached a consensus to contribute $30,000 to Northwest Emergency Medical Services, which is $5,000 more than the nonprofit ambulance company had requested, while aiming for a property tax increase of one tenth of a mill. Northwest EMS is having financial problems in part because of the opioid epidemic and the number […]

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Messick’s Christmas Light Show Raises Money for Local Charities

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — The Christmas light show at Messicks is open for it’s sixth year. The show is free and open to the public who can drive up and enjoy the lights and music from the comfort of their car. Over the past five years Messick’s Christmas Light Show has raised $167,343.62 for local charities. […]

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EMS Company Faces Serious Financial Woes

Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously reported that people who pay membership dues to Northwest EMS are not charged for ambulance calls. It should have said that members who have health insurance are not billed for the difference between the insurance company’s payment and the cost of the ambulance call. Northwest Emergency Medical Services […]

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Elizabethtown Businesses Vie in Contest For Seasonal Storefront Decorations

A local business coalition is organizing a holiday window decorating competition for businesses in the Elizabethtown area. Christmas TreE-town, which is an initiative of the Elizabethtown Area Chamber of Commerce, has invited all businesses in the Elizabethtown area to decorate a storefront window for the competition. The theme for the competition is “old-fashioned Christmas,” which […]

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Mount Joy Borough Fills Vacancies, OKs Budget

Acting Mount Joy Borough Council President Brian Youngerman presided over the election of a replacement council member, a new president and a vice president at the latest borough meeting. At the meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, David F. Eicher of 159 Longenecker Road was elected East Ward representative to serveone year of the remaining term of Charles Glessner, who resigned. William Hall […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Board News

E-Town School Board Accepts Resignation of Business Manager

The Elizabethtown Area School District is looking for a new business manager after accepting the resignation of George Longridge, which is effective Jan. 15. Longridge said after the Tuesday, Dec. 4, school board meeting that he has accepted a position with the Berks County Intermediate Unit as chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Longridge, […]

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E-Town Library Gets Approval for State Education Tax Credit

Businesses looking to contribute to the community and get a tax break at the same time now can make their contribution to the Elizabethtown Public Library. This fall, the library was approved as an Educational Improvement Organization in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The program allows EITC approved, participating businesses to receive a 75 […]

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Categories AlumniBasketballEAHS BearsFeaturedSports

EAHS Alumni Series: Joey Lonardi Finally Has an Opportunity To Show Out on the Court for King’s College Basketball

There’s no weirder feeling than coming back to your hometown as a member of an opposing team. Thankfully for Joey Lonardi, his return to Elizabethtown was a warm one, even if his team ended up on the wrong side of the final score. Lonardi, who graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 2016 after scoring […]

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Categories EAHS BearsFeaturedIce HockeySports

EAHS Ice Hockey Club Falls To Warwick and Trinity

The losing streak is unfortunately still alive for the Elizabethtown Area High School ice hockey club. If there’s any consolation, however, it’s the much-improved play that the Bears have shown in spite of being on the wrong side of the box score. The team hosted Warwick at the Klick Lewis Arena near Palmyra on Friday, […]

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Categories EAHS BearsFeaturedFootballSports

Livingston Fronts EAHS L-L League Football All-Stars

The Elizabethtown Area High School football team conquered its demons during the 2018 season and made the District 3 playoffs for the first time in a decade. That success was reflected in the All-Star awards for the Lancaster-Lebanon League, which were handed out at the year-end banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The Bears saw 11 […]

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