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  • Cost to Renovate 2 Borough Buildings Estimated at $3 Million

    An architect told the Elizabethtown Borough Council that the total cost for proposed renovations to two buildings will be about $3 million. Gary Weaver of the architectural firm Tippets/Weaver presented a feasibility study for the renovation plans for the existing borough building and a historic building proposed to be the new borough administrative offices to […]

  • Local Governments Oppose Closing Elizabethtown Court

    Days after Conoy Township supervisors agreed to oppose the closing to the magisterial district court in Elizabethtown, Mount Joy Township supervisors also agreed to oppose the closing and decided to reach out to other municipalities served by the court to form a coalition to keep the court open. “We haven’t received any official communication” about […]

  • VFW Post to Close Its Building

    Elizabethtown’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post is closing its building. The veterans group notified the Elizabethtown Rotary Club, which meets at the post building on Fridays, that it would have to find a new place to meet. Elizabethtown Rotary President Tim Haak said the VFW told him the last time the post building would be […]

  • Adult, 3 Juveniles Charged in Burglary At Trop Gun Shop

    A Harrisburg man and three male juveniles from Harrisburg are accused of breaking in to the Trop Gun Shop in February and taking 16 guns. Police announced on Monday, April 16, that Tarahjay Mykell Ross has been charged, but remained at large. Police said on Wednesday, April 18, that Ross had turned himself in. Court […]

  • Elizabethtown Breweries Again Make Special Plans for Harrisburg Beer Week

    The annual event is called Harrisburg Beer Week, but the name is misleading. It isn’t just for a week and it isn’t just in Harrisburg. Elizabethtown’s breweries are getting into the act once again. Moo-Duck Brewery across the street from the train station, Funk Brewing on Market Street downtown and Cox Brewing in Rheems are […]

  • Speaker at College Promotes Compassion as Global Imperative

    Compassion: Is it a nice idea or an urgent global imperative? That was the question posed by renowned British religion scholar and author Karen Armstrong at the start of her talk as she delivered the 2018 Ware Lecture on Peacemaking, hosted by The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking at Elizabethtown College. Armstrong, who founded […]

  • E-Town Group Plans Events for Alcohol Awareness Month

    Every April, parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the effects of alcohol on their developing minds and bodies. Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care has planned events throughout April for Alcohol Awareness Month to engage community adults and youth. As a follow-up to the lessons learned during Red Ribbon Week in the fall, […]

  • Prescription Drug Take Back Planned at Local Supermarket

    Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care in partnership with local law enforcement, plans to host a prescription drug take back event as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will take place Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Giant Food Stores, 1278 S. Market St., […]

  • EAHS Baseball Gets Two Victories, One Loss Against L-L League Opponents

    The Elizabethtown Area High School baseball team extended its winning streak to five games before dropping one to an out-of-conference opponent. That fifth straight victory came on Wednesday, April 11, at Lampeter-Strasburg. Elizabethtown went nuts at the plate during the top of the second, scoring seven runs. A single from senior Cayden Livingston brought home […]

  • Boys Volleyball Beats Ephrata and Garden Spot

    The Elizabethtown Area High School boys volleyball team had a nice two-game stretch, beating two of their Lancaster-Lebanon League opponents at Daubert Gym to improve to 3-4 on the season. They swept Ephrata on Thursday, April 12, in all three sets. The first set was fairly tight between the two teams, though Elizabethtown eventually pulled […]

  • EAHS Softball Wins Three More to Put Winning Streak at Four

      The winning streak is now at four straight games for the Elizabethtown Area High School softball team, as they won two games down to the wire and a third in a shutout. They hosted Garden Spot on Wednesday, April 11, at Elizabethtown Borough Park. The Spartans scored early in the second inning after sophomore […]

  • Mount Joy Township Joins in Opposition to Closing Elizabethtown Court

    Days after Conoy Township supervisors agreed to oppose the closing to the magisterial district court in Elizabethtown, Mount Joy Township supervisors also agreed to oppose the closing and decided to reach out to other municipalities served by the court to form a coalition to keep the court open. “We haven’t received any official communication” about […]

  • Conoy Township Appeals Decision By Its Own Zoning Officer

    By a vote of 3 to 2, Conoy Township supervisors decided to appeal a decision by their own zoning officer to grant a permit for an electronic sign for a motorcycle dealership and repair shop. Solicitor Matthew J. Creme Jr. told supervisors at their meeting on Thursday, April 12, that BMA Cycles had applied for […]

  • E-Town School Board Hears Plans for Building Renovations

    With the Bainbridge Elementary School renovations to be completed this summer, the Elizabethtown school board is looking to renovate Rheems and possibly Mill Road elementary schools during the next few years. John Beddia of architectural firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates discussed a timeline at the school board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, April 10. Pre-design work […]

  • Marietta Borough Council Approves Stopgap Payment to Fire Company

    Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to show that the payment was for a building loan, not a fire truck. The fire truck is being used as collateral on the building loan.   Fire tax controversy was a main topic at the latest meeting of Marietta Borough Council. Councilor Robert Shambaugh said at the […]