Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Police Chief Describes Program to Help Addicts

Elizabethtown Police Chief Ed Cunningham briefed Borough Council members on the new Second Chance program, in which police will look for ways to not charge people for minor offenses if they go into treatment for addiction. Cunningham said at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, that one example would be someone pulled over […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Board News

E-Town Schools Consider Using Therapy Dogs

The Elizabethtown Area School District will consider implementing a therapy dog program for the 2019-20 school year. At its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the school board heard an overview from school nurse Brandon Aukamp, home and school visitor Jennifer Kenny and school counselor Amy Robinson. Therapy dogs “provide an immediate, tangible option to support […]

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Wreaths Across America Ceremony Recognizes Service Given by Veterans

The sacrifices made by veterans were recalled in a ceremony at Mount Tunnel Cemetery, with 800 wreaths laid on graves in honor of those who have served. The wreath-laying was held for the seventh year on Saturday, Dec. 15. It was part of Wreaths Across America, a national organization that lays wreaths in honor of […]

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Mount Joy Twp. Affirms It Wants to Renew Pact for Recreation Authority

Mount Joy Township supervisors have voted to declare that the township plans to remain a part of Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services. The 4-1 vote was made at the supervisors meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, Debra E. Dupler dissenting. Dupler said the township should review the matter before deciding it wants to remain […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Nonprofit to Launch Pre-Arrest Addiction Recovery Program

A community-focused addiction resource program aimed at reducing stigma, mobilizing community stakeholders, coordinating appropriate addition treatment resources for people in need, and ultimately upending recidivism rates in communities across south-central Pennsylvania is set for public launch on Tuesday, Jan. 1. SecondChancePA is a collaborative effort, combining the resources, passion and expertise of law enforcement and […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool

Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation Gets $5,000 Gift

The Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation recently received a check for $5,000 from the PMSS Group Inc. The funds will be used to support foundation initiatives such as its educational classroom grant program, agribusiness program at the high school, and the career and workforce readiness initiative. Philip Hawthorne, major account manager for the PMSS Group Inc., […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Man Has Felony Charges Over Sexual Abuse of Child

An Elizabethtown man is accused of sexually abusing a girl who was less than 13 years old at the time of the abuse. The victim, who is now an adult, reported the allegations to police in October. Michael E. Dunk, 53, of West Willow Street between North Market and North Poplar streets, is facing multiple felony charges. They include involuntary […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Drug Death in January Gets Man Charged

Elizabethown police have charged a 37-year-old New Providence man with drug delivery resulting in death 11 months after a man was found dead from a drug overdose. Derrick Lee Brennan was charged by Elizabethtown police on Monday, Dec. 17. The charge is a first-degree felony. Police said in a news release that they were called […]

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Categories BowlingEAHS BearsFeaturedSports

EAHS Bowling Beats Lebanon, Ephrata; Falls to Garden Spot

It’s been a great start to the season for the Elizabethtown Area High School bowling team. The Bears picked up four consecutive wins to establish themselves in the race for Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. However, their run finally came to an end with a loss to an equally talented opponent. The team hosted […]

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