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  • Mount Joy Twp. Moves Forward on Removal of Little-Used Bridge

    Mount Joy Township supervisors agreed to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Conewago Township and with Dauphin County that could lead to Mount Joy Township paying only a fraction of the cost to remove the Prospect Road Bridge. Township Manager Justin Evans told supervisors at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, that it would cost about […]

  • Conoy Township Hears From Public About Planned Cat Ordinance

    Conoy Township supervisors and their solicitor spent nearly an hour listening to public comment about plans for an ordinance regulating cats. They took no action on the matter but urged the public to submit suggestions in writing to township staff about what should be included in the ordinance. Both pet cats and feral cats have […]

  • EAHS Reaches National ‘We the People’ Contest of Constitutional Knowledge

    Elizabethtown Area High School has been invited to represent Pennsylvania at the We the People National Finals. EAHS We the People program has secured an impressive eight state championships over the past several years. The team is now eligible to represent Pennsylvania in the We the People National Finals competition to be held Friday, April […]

  • East Donegal Township OKs Beer Permit for Sheetz Store

    The Sheetz convenience store on River Road near Marietta is one step closer to being able to sell beer and wine. A public hearing about the transfer of a liquor license into East Donegal Township for Sheetz, Inc., was held Thursday, Feb. 7, at the supervisors’ meeting. The liquor license would be transferring to Sheetz No. 236, […]

  • EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival

    Three students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band 7 Festival. Seniors Lauren Swope (clarinet) and Ryan Kruft (euphonium), as well as sophomore Emma Foley (clarinet) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. The guest conductor was Mark […]

  • EAHS to Perform ‘Seussical’ From Feb. 28 to March 2

    Elizabethtown Area High School is proud to present its spring musical, “Seussical,” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The production coincides with Dr. Seuss Day (National Read Across America Day), March 1, held every year on the school […]

  • Re-Enactment of Lincoln’s Funeral Train Planned in April

    Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through what is now known as Stone Gables Estate on April 22, 1865. The historic site in West Donegal Township is inviting the public to its first re-enactment of the funeral procession on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23. Bells and whistles, re-enactors, and mounted troops will celebrate the […]

  • EAHS Rifle Ends Season With High Hopes for the Future

    While the Elizabethtown Area High School rifle team gradually fell off after an 8-0 start to the season, the Bears still finished the year with one of the better records in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, and the overall balance of the group showed at the year-end individuals tournament. Before that, however, they had two final matches […]

  • EAHS Swimming Uneven at L-L Championships

    The 2018-19 season has generally been a strong one for the Elizabethtown Area High School swimming team. The Bears saw the girls finish 8-3 and the boys 6-5 in the regular season, with both finishing second in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. However, those results largely did not carry over into the year-end league […]

  • EAHS Girls Basketball Falls to Lancaster Mennonite in L-L League Quarterfinals

    Last season, the Elizabethtown Area High School girls basketball team opened the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs with a win vs. Solanco before losing in the semifinals to Lancaster Catholic, who proceeded to win the league championship as well as the Class 4A District 3 and PIAA Championships en route to an undefeated season. This year, the […]

  • EAHS Boys Basketball Beats ELCO in L-L League Playoffs

    A lot was going against the Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball team heading into the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs. The Bears had not won an L-L playoff game since 2012, and the current group of players had not seen any postseason before this season. They would also be without sophomore starter Luke Pierson, who is […]

  • Eleven EAHS Student Athletes Announce College Decisions

    It’s that time of the year again. The time when various student-athletes from Elizabethtown Area High School announce their plans to play at the collegiate level. The Bears held their annual Athlete Recognition Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with another planned for sometime in the spring to cover any students who make their college commitments […]

  • W. Donegal Discusses GEARS Contract Renewal; One Supervisor Questions Its Value

    West Donegal Township’s manager and supervisors discussed continuing negotiations about a regional recreation authority, with one supervisor expressing skepticism about the value of renewing the agreement for it. Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services is a consortium of Mount Joy Township, West Donegal Township, Elizabethtown Borough and the Elizabethtown Area School District. The current […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Moves Forward With New Offices in Historic Building

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council reached a consensus that the borough should move forward on moving administrative offices to a historic building while keeping options open for where police headquarters should be. “These buildings tell the story of our community and how it came to be,” Councilor Bill Troutman said about the value of preserving historic […]

  • Local Office Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

    One lawyer and several non-lawyers are vying for the Democratic nomination for magisterial district judge. Three of the candidates, lawyer Dan Stephenson, Dauphin County Prison employee Wendy Myers and psychologist Michael Courtney, spoke at the meeting of the Elizabethtown Area Democratic Committee on Sunday, Feb. 3, to make their case for why they should get […]