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  • Police Respond to Event at Downtown Elizabethtown Bank

    The M&T Bank branch in downtown Elizabethtown was closed the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 9, and multiple police cars were parked outside it. Police Chief Ed Cunningham stepped out of the bank and told the Advocate that he did not have any information to release at the moment. Signs on the bank said the branch […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Raises Property Tax, Affirms Refugees Are Welcome

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council voted to increase property taxes from the current rate of 4.4 mills to 4.6 mills in 2020, an increase of a little over 4.5%. For every $100,000 of assessed value, borough property taxes will go from $440 in 2019 to $460 in 2020. Borough Council President Marc Hershey said at the […]

  • EAMS Asbestos Removal Needed Before Remodel

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate As was common in buildings constructed before 1986, the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School contains some asbestos that must be removed before renovations begin there next year in order to relocate sixthgraders from Bear Creek School to the middle school the following year. Adam […]

  • EASD Finance Head Resigns for New Job

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate For the second time within the span of a year, the Elizabethtown Area School District needs to find a new person to handle its finances. Jeffrey Ammerman, the district’s director of finance and operations, is resigning to take a position with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business […]

  • College Committed to Peacemaking, New President Says

    Although Elizabethtown College eliminated its minor in peace and conflict studies at the end of the last president’s tenure, it remains committed to peace building, new college President Cecilia McCormick said. “We have always has a value of peace based on our Brethren roots,” McCormick said, referring to the college’s founding as a Church of […]

  • Millersville University Art Exhibit Features Elizabethtown Area High School Students

    Eighteen Elizabethtown Area High School students were chosen to have their work featured at Millersville University’s Studio for Students Youth Art Exhibit in November. Featured artists include Nicole Bender, Angela Costa-Ouimet, Alex DeFlavia, Stephanie DeJesus, Krimson Dougherty, Rogan English, Dylan Gulden, Kathryn Hackenberg, Ellen Laszakovits, Nicki Lathrop, Noelia Morales, Sophia Pirozzi, Makenna Smith, Elizabeth Stiles, […]

  • E-Town College Grad Finishes Peace Corps Assignment in Ghana

    Caitlin Wilson Caitlin Wilson of Elizabethtown has completed Peace Corps service after 27 months living and working as an agriculture volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. She is a 2016 graduate of Elizabethtown College and is pursuing a master’s degree at West Virginia University. During her service, Wilson was assigned to the Northern Region of Ghana, where she […]

  • Elizabethtown Concert Planned as Part of Susquehanna Chorale Candlelight Christmas

    The Susquehanna Chorale will present its annual Candlelight Christmas concert series on Dec. 13, 14 and 15, with the concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, being held at Elizabethtown College. The chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber ensemble of 38 auditioned singers, founded in 1981 by Artistic Director and Conductor Linda L. Tedford. “The Susquehanna […]

  • Higgins In as EAHS Baseball Coach; Ressler Out as Girls Soccer Coach

    While one door closes for an Elizabethtown Area High School head coach, another one opens. At the school board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26, the school district approved two coaching decisions, promoting Jordan Higgins to head coach of the baseball team, while relieving Brian Ressler of his duties as head coach for girls soccer after […]

  • EAHS Bowling Gets Swept by Penn Manor To Open Up Winter Sports Season

    It’s the beginning of a new era for the Elizabethtown Area High School bowling team. The Bears have a ton of rising players entering the varsity lineup for the first time this season, and to usher them in, they have new uniforms as well. But with inexperience comes the occasional growing pains, and Elizabethtown felt […]

  • EAHS Ice Hockey Club Falls 5-2 to Annville-Cleona

    While the Elizabethtown Area High School ice hockey club isn’t getting blown out in all of its games anymore, the Bears are still hunting for more than just one victory this season. Despite playing competitively in all of their outings thus far, they’ve yet to earn a second. The team faced off against Annville-Cleona at […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Swimming Looks to Continue Growth

    Chad Houck’s first season as head coach for the Elizabethtown Area High School swimming program went about as well as one could’ve hoped. The Bears were extremely competitive throughout the regular season in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League, with both of their teams nabbing winning records. The girls (8-3 overall) finished alone in second […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Rifle Hoping to Challenge for League Title

    Last season saw the Elizabethtown Area High School rifle team come flying out of the gates. The Bears won their first eight matches of the year to seize control of the Lancaster-Lebanon League, all with a mostly inexperienced lineup. Alas, cracks wound up forming down the stretch. Elizabethtown went 3-3 in its final six matches […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Boys Basketball Taking Things One Game at a Time

    Was the 2018-19 season the best in program history for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball? It’s up there. The Bears finished 13-9 in the regular season, an impressive result considering how difficult their schedule was. That was good for second in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League behind Warwick. Elizabethtown went on to […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Wrestling Looking To Rebound With Renewed Energy

    It’s been a shaky series of seasons for the Elizabethtown Area High School wrestling team. After going 6-8 during the 2017-18 season, the Bears fell to 5-16 last year, struggling to compete against a stacked level of competition in the Lancaster-Lebanon League.  Having just 13 athletes on the roster didn’t help. And when there are […]