Categories BasketballFeaturedSports

Taking College Basketball Recruiting to the Next Level At the Hoop Group’s Spooky Nook Summer Jam Fest

By ART PETROSEMOLO Special to the Advocate In 1891, a physical education instructor, Dr. James Naismith, invented the game of basketball for students to play inside during the cold, winter months at the International YMCA Training School – now Springfield (Mass.) College. He, nor anyone else, would have guessed that nearly 130 years later, some […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Area Adults Asked to Take Survey About Youth Behaviors

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care, a community organization committed to improving the lives of children, youth, and families in the Elizabethtown area, is conducting an Adult Attitudes Survey and invites the community to participate. The survey is designed to gather attitudes and beliefs about underage drug and alcohol use among our community’s youth as well […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

Donegal Student Wins National Recognition for Documentary

Donegal High School rising senior Taylor Barton won second place in the National History Day competition held in June in College Park, Md. Barton’s project in the individual documentary category, “Dam, Better Call Clara!” focused on the rise of Clara Barton and the American Red Cross after the Johnstown Flood in 1881. As a nationwide […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Mount Joy Rotary Announces Co-Presidents for 2019-20 Year

The Rotary Club of Mount Joy has announced its copresidents for the club year, which runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. President Mark Rorabaugh and President Greg Sallade will chair the Tuesday lunch meetings at the Gathering Place in Mount Joy. Dave Christian and Gary Ebersole will lead Thursday’s meeting at Bube’s […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Masonic Lodge Gives College Scholarship to Donegal Senior

The Ashara-Casiphia Masonic Lodge No. 551 presented scholarships to selected Donegal and Hempfield seniors at the June Stated Meeting of the lodge, which meets at Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy. Mackenzie Shirk, who is pursuing a degree in public health from Franklin & Marshall College, is the Donegal recipient. She was […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Police Say Elizabethtown Man Caught With Meth, $3K in Cash

Matthew H. Meckley   An Elizabethtown man has been charged with drug offenses after police said they found methamphetamine and $3,000 during a traffic stop in Warwick Township. Matthew H. Meckley, 40, was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver, four counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, one count of possessing an instrument […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Broad Generalizations Are Nearly Always Wrong

Broad generalizations are nearly always wrong, yet, routinely, we see or hear them passing for “news”. Examples: “All Democrats have in their DNA the white supremacy traits demonstrated by their history of slavery, Black Codes, the KKK, Jim Crow and segregation.” Or, “All Republicans are a basket of deplorables who should be ashamed of electing […]

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