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  • New Principal, Dean Take On Leadership at Middle School

    The Elizabethtown Area School District recently introduced its new Elizabethtown Area Middle School leadership team. Kara Schoessler has been named the new middle school principal. Joining Schoessler at the middle school is Joshua Schaffer, who is the school’s new dean of students. Schoessler was hired following an extensive search process that involved a series of […]

  • Elizabethtown Schools Welcome New Teachers

    Eighteen new faculty members at the Elizabethtown Area School District recently entered the district’s 2019 induction program. The program is an organized, professional development initiative with the general goals of welcoming and training new teachers so that they become an effective part of the learning community and to ensure their success. New inductees at the […]

  • Aument Appointed to Higher Education Funding Commission

    State Sen. Ryan Aument received official notification from the President Pro Tempore of the Senate that he has been appointed to serve on the Higher Education Funding Commission, established by Act 70 of 2019. Signed into law on July 2, Act 70 provides for the establishment of the Higher Education Funding Commission for the purpose […]

  • Route 283 Lane Shift Announced

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its contractor announced plans to close the eastbound Route 283 local lane to shift the west end of the project onto the newly built roadway in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. PennDOT advised travelers that Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. those […]

  • Paul and Christine Baker Mark 60 Years of Their Marriage

    Paul and Christine Baker of Elizabethtown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the home of Jerry and Julie Ruhl with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were married on June 6, 1959, at Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (now Christ Church United Church of Christ), Market Street, Elizabethtown, by the Rev. Philip […]

  • Rapho OKs Promise Farm Venue

    By ROCHELLE A. SHANK LNP Correspondent Rapho Township supervistors have given final approval to a plan for Promise Farm, an events venue at 4753 Elizabethtown Road. PA Property Investors LLC, owner of the property, received conditional-use approval in May to convert the 2,856-square-foot barn into an events venue. Nearby residents were concerned about traffic impact […]

  • EAHS Golf Team Opens Up 2019 Fall Sports Season By Taking Second in First Match

    Last season, the Elizabethtown Area High School golf team opened the year with a fourth-place finish in its lone home match of the season at Par Line Golf Course, missing out on second by 8 strokes and third by 2 strokes. However, the Bears improved greatly the rest of the way, alternating between second and […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Girls Volleyball Zooming In on State Run

    The Elizabethtown Area High School girls volleyball team has been the epitome of consistency in recent seasons. Look at the brackets for the District 3 playoffs, and you’ll find the Lady Bears there in each of the last six years, including in 2018 where they fell in the first round to Dallastown. However, the flip […]

  • Season Preview: EAHS Boys Soccer Hopes to Maintain Legacy

    The end of an era.  That’s what the 2018 season felt like for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys soccer team. The Bears fought through a difficult schedule to finish 9-5-2 and advance to the District 3 playoffs for the seventh straight year. They would fall 4-0 in the first round to Wilson, who went […]

  • Mount Joy Township Plans to Increase Ambulance Funding

    Mount Joy Township supervisors voted to tell Northwest Emergency Medical Services that they intend to increase funding from the current $15,000 a year to $49,875 a year by the year 2023. Northwest EMS has asked Mount Joy Township for $49,875 using a formula based on the number of ambulance calls the township has and the […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Approves Plan for More Apartments

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved a land development plan for the expansion of an apartment complex, but told the developer that a fence must be built around a basin designed to collect storm water until it is absorbed into the ground. The plan is to build eight new apartment houses with eight units in each […]

  • Middle School Plans Presented to EASD Board

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board learned more details about the planned renovation of the lower level of the Elizabethtown Area Middle School to house the sixth grade, now at Bear Creek School, starting in the 2021-22 school year. Grace Heiland of the Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates architectural firm […]

  • Vigil in Park Honors All Who Mourn Loved Ones

    A candlelight vigil was held at Elizabethtown Community Park to mark a year since a teenager was fatally beaten there, not only in his memory but to help all who are healing from the loss of a loved one. “There is no time limit on grief and there is no manual for handling it,” Stacie […]

  • 14 Dogs Taken From E-Town Property Said to Be Unsanitary

    Pennsylvania SPCA humane law enforcement officers rescued 14 dogs from an Elizabethtown property. The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending, the PSPCA said. PSPCA officers removed 11 dogs from the property on Monday, Aug. 12, due to concerns for unsanitary conditions and “extremely high” ammonia levels, accordingto a news release. The dogs, including two […]

  • State Police Fire Marshal Investigates After Blaze Destroys West Donegal Home

    The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in West Donegal Township. The fire was reported the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 11, at a home on Locust Drive. The Elizabethtown Fire Department and its mutual aid companies were dispatched and found the fire had vented […]