Written by Dan Robrish
Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:38
Stories in the May 31, 2011, issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate include:
- Two of the men listed on the monument for Elizabethtown's war dead are worthy of special recognition, a Memorial Day orator said. “We should never forget the sacrifices people have made on behalf of this great nation,” said Army Lt. Col. William O'Connel, the guest speaker at Elizabethtown's Memorial Day ceremony following the parade on Monday, May 28. O'Connel singled out the two local men who were awarded the Medal of Honor.
- An Elizabethtown-area woman and her three children were the subject of an Amber Alert and she is charged with misdemeanor assault on her 4-year-old daughter. But her supporters maintain that she actually the victim of domestic abuse and that her estranged husband made false accusations against her in a strategic move.
- Elizabethtown police are investigating a robbery and assault that left the victim injured badly enough to be admitted to a hospital.
- The Ancient Civilizations Living Museum class project at the Bear Creek School featured sixth-graders portraying museum statues of people from ancient history such as Archimedes, Genghis Khan and Aesop. Fourth- and fifth-grade students were given tickets they would drop into cups in front of the sixth-graders who would then unfreeze and talk about the lives of the people they were portraying.
- The Northwest Regional Police Officers Association has chosen Lt. Mark E. Mayberry as the 2012 Officer of the Year.
- From the black-and-white checked floor to the decadent cupcakes in the display case, J’s Sweet Treats in Elizabethtown’s Center Square provides a throwback to the iconic corner store bakery. The bakery has grown exponentially in a very short amount of time. Stapler secured the building in December 2011 and renovations were completed in late February 2012. Friday, May 25, saw the opening of E-Town’s Own Hand Dipped Ice Cream, an offshoot of J’s Sweet Treats. The ice cream parlor's storefront is directly adjacent to J’s, and in the future, Stapler hopes to combine the two shops and open a bakery-ice cream parlor cafe.
- Over Memorial Day weekend, while many Elizabethtown residents were unpacking their grill sets and welcoming their families over for a visit, the members of the Elizabethtown Area High School’s varsity boys and girls track and field teams were all the way out at Shippensburg University competing in the annual PIAA State track and field tournament. Four Bears athletes – sophomore Arthur Quaye, juniors Tiffany Heisey and Olivia Esbenshade, and senior Sarah Fairbanks – had made the cut. But even though each athlete tried to bring their best to the tournament, only one out of the four participants – Fairbanks – earn a medal during the final round on Saturday, May 26.
- In the postseason, it’s not always the team with the best record that wins. Rather, it’s the team that gets on a hot streak that often finds the most success. On the heels of their come-from-behind victory over the Cumberland Valley Eagles, the Elizabethtown Area High School’s varsity softball team seemed to be on just such a streak. After surrendering three early runs to the Eagles, the Bears stormed back in the game’s fourth with a six-run rally and won their first-round matchup in the District III Class AAAA tournament. Two days later, on Thursday, May 24, the team faced Central York in a second-round matchup that pitted the seventh-ranked Bears against the second-ranked Panthers. Unfortunately for the Bears, despite a sparkling performance on the mound by pitcher Katie Dunkelberger, the team’s offense was unable to solve the equally stellar pitching of the Panthers and lost by the score of 1-0 in a tense game that lasted nine innings.
The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold from orange and black vending boxes in front of the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) in front of the Elizabethtown post office and at the train station. These locations retail the paper:
- Darrenkamp's Elizabethtown Market, 191 Ridgeview Road South
- One Stop Market (at the Sunoco station on High Street near the high school)
- Groff's Meats, 33 N. Market St.
- Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St.
- Folklore Coffee, 1 N. Market St. (northeast corner of Center Square, diagonally across from the model train store)
- J's Sweet Treats, 1 S. Market St. (southeast corner of Center Square)
- Winters Heritage House Museum, 47 E. High St.