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  • Mount Joy Township Rejects Proposed Settlement With Landlord

    Mount Joy Township supervisors voted unanimously to reject a proposed settlement of a lawsuit challenging fees charged to landlords, but the township manager said the next day that negotiations for an out-of-court settlement would continue. Featherton Crossing owner Metropolitan Management Group Inc. maintains that the township’s fees are unreasonable. Kevin Timochenko, the company’s president, said […]

  • EAHS Football Overcomes Early Deficit to Top Penn Manor 52-17

    It’s not out of the realm of possibility for a team to overlook a seemingly lightweight opponent ahead of a stretch of important games. The Elizabethtown Area High School football team was faced with that potential trap in a home game at Thompson Field against Penn Manor on Friday, Oct. 12, the third-to-last game of […]

  • After Many Delays, Conoy Township Accepts Dedication of Development’s Streets

    Conoy Township supervisors unanimously approved accepting dedication of the streets of the Townsedge development at the north end of Bainbridge as long as the developer meets certain conditions. The township has been working with the developer for years for getting things improved to a point that the township was willing to accept dedication of the […]

  • Architect: Closing Mill Road School, Expanding Rheems Will Save at Least $3 Million

    The Elizabethtown Area School District could save at least $3 million if it closed Mill Road Elementary School and instead expanded Rheems Elementary School. In considering upcoming elementary school renovations, the Elizabethtown school board heard a presentation by Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates at the workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9. John Beddia told the board […]

  • Mount Joy Borough to Defend Denial of Beer Permit for Giant

    In a 5-4 vote, the Mount Joy Borough Council decided to legally defend the borough against Giant Food Stores’ appeal of the borough’s rejection of a liquor license. Council members debated their September decision to reject Giant’s request to transfer a restaurant liquor license from a Pizza Hut in Ephrata Township to the Giant supermarket […]

  • Motorcycle Ride Helps Survivors of Breast Cancer

    Many organizations have been working to build awareness of breast cancer or to fund research and treatment. But even after patients are diagnosed as cancer-free, there are still needs for those who have been through it, and they frequently aren’t covered by insurance. “You never return to the person you were before your diagnosis,” said […]

  • Comedy ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ Coming to High School Stage

    Elizabethtown Area High School will present its Fall Play — “The Man Who Came to Dinner” — on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio, in the weeks leading to Christmas in the late 1930s. […]

  • 44th Annual CROP Hunger Walk Set For Sunday, Oct. 14

    The 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk is taking place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is coordinating the event, invites the public to register and turn in donations at the church’s Lutheran Lodge, a building on Mechanics Alley behind the main church building known to many non-Lutherans as a […]

  • Cross Country: EAHS Girls Win Section; Boys Finish 4-6

    It’s relatively rare to see a high school cross country team complete a perfect season. It’s almost unheard for the same three runners to finish in the top three at each regular season meet. But that’s now a reality for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls cross country team. The Lady Bears took down both […]

  • EAHS Girls Volleyball Wins Three Straight Games

    Outside of a couple of losses to Palmyra and Garden Spot (incidentally, the top two teams in Class 3A for District 3), it’s been smooth sailing for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls volleyball team. The first seven wins for the Lady Bears were all 3-0 victories. Even though some recent games finally brought some […]

  • EAHS Boys Soccer Loses to Ephrata, Beats L-S in OT Thriller

    The end of the regular season is drawing near for the Elizabethtown Area High School boys soccer team, and things are quickly heating up. With potential playoff spots for both the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District 3 playoffs on the line, the Bears charged into two matchups against Section Two rivals, coming out with different results. […]

  • EAHS Girls Soccer Drops Two Games to Ephrata and L-S

    There are multiple explanations for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls soccer team’s struggles in 2018. Injuries have been a problem across the entire roster, which is also largely made up of underclassmen. However, the biggest reason for the Lady Bears’ down season is the insanely difficult schedule they were given. As of Tuesday, Oct. […]

  • West Donegal Eyes No Tax Increase, But Higher Trash Fee in 2019

    West Donegal Township Manager John Yoder said no property tax increase is expected in 2019, but increases in hauling costs and disposal fees mean a larger trash collection fee is being proposed. The current fee of $200 a year, with a $10 discount if it is paid all at the beginning of the year instead […]

  • EAHS Football Dominates in 65-28 Victory Over Garden Spot

    In its previous game, the Elizabethtown Area High School had to mount a dramatic comeback to escape with a 45-44 win at Solanco on Friday, Sept. 28. This time around, however, it wasn’t nearly as cinematic. The Bears dominated in their return home to Thompson Field, throttling Garden Spot 65-28 on Friday, Oct. 5. They […]

  • Two Townships Consider Options for Mill Road Bridge

    A civil engineer briefed supervisors of Mount Joy Township and Conewago Township, Dauphin County, on options for what to do with the closed Mill Road Bridge connecting the two townships and many citizens in attendance urged supervisors not to replace it with a two-lane bridge. The bridge closed in late July after storm damage made […]