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  • W. Donegal OKs Reduced Paving Program

    West Donegal Township supervisors approved a reduced paving plan after the bid received for it came in above the estimate, a problem attributed to higher petroleum costs driving up the cost of asphalt. The township had put out for bid an ultra-thin bonded wearing course for 32,742 square yards on West Ridge Road, Rutts Road […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Moving Forward With Move to Historic Building

    Elizabethtown Borough Council members reached a consensus that they should vote May 16 on plans to renovate a historic downtown building so the borough’s administrative offices can move there. The borough’s administrative offices are mostly in a building shared with the police department at 600 S. Hanover St., with a few of them in a […]

  • Mount Joy Township to Meet With College About Solar Array

    Mount Joy Township supervisors asked Township Manager Justin Evans to meet with Elizabethtown College’s director of public affairs to tour the college’s solar array after getting complaints from neighbors. Supervisor Gerald F. Becker said at the township meeting on Monday, April 15, that residents of the nearby Shybrook development had been promised that trees would block […]

  • Elizabethtown Child Care Center Marks Its 50th Year of Service

    The Elizabethtown Child Care Center has been encouraging the young members of our community for nearly 50 years. On Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ECCC will be celebrating its golden anniversary with a 50-year anniversary celebration; the group is inviting the community to join in the celebration. The celebration will be […]

  • Conoy Honors Man for Making River Trail Connect to Columbia

    A major challenge in construction of the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail was how to get the trail across railroad tracks about 2½ miles south of Bainbridge. “We were at a standstill,” Conoy Township Supervisors Chairman Stephen L. Mohr said on Thursday, April 11. “We had no clue. There was talk of burrowing under the […]

  • It’s Just About Flower Time

    By ART PETROSEMOLO Special to the Advocate With Easter weekend upon us and Mother’s Day not far behind, it’s just about flower time at area greenhouses, florists and even your local grocery store. “Annuals are ready to bloom and with warmer weather we are seeing winter weary shoppers buying for their garden and looking at […]

  • EAHS Seniors Bomboy, Kollie Recognized by Rotary Club as Students of the Month

      Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Bomboy and Amos Kollie were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for April. Bomboy and Kollie were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Bomboy is the daughter of Andy and Lori Bomboy of Elizabethtown. She is […]

  • EAHS Softball Nabs Three Straight Wins

    The Elizabethtown Area High School softball team has a strange season thus far. Despite falling to opponents like Wilson and Manheim Township, the Lady Bears have also knocked off traditionally solid teams like Solanco and Mechanicsburg. They powered up during their recent slate of games though, putting their current winning streak to four games. The […]

  • EAHS Boys Volleyball Outlasts Cocalico, Lancaster Mennonite

    Coming into its recent slate of games, the Elizabethtown Area High School boys volleyball team had to come up with some wins in order to stay in the mix for both the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District 3 Playoffs. They had to fight tooth and nail for it, but the Bears succeeded in a big way. […]

  • EAHS Boys Tennis Wins Three Matches to Put Streak at Eight

    It’s been a long time since the Elizabethtown Area High School boys tennis team has been relevant in terms of the postseason. The Bears have had an outstanding 2019 campaign, however, and are on the cusp of not only making the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District 3 playoffs but also potentially winning a section title. The […]

  • EAHS Girls Lax Wins Two, Loses Two

    The early part of the season has been difficult for the Elizabethtown Area High School girls lacrosse team. The Lady Bears had five losses in their first seven games, four of them to teams that are likely to compete for the District 3 title in their respective classes. They were able to pick up a […]

  • Mount Joy Township Gets Complaints About College Solar Array

    Mount Joy Township supervisors asked Township Manager Justin Evans to meet with Elizabethtown College’s director of public affairs to tour the college’s solar array after getting complaints from neighbors. Supervisor Gerald F. Becker said at the township meeting on Monday, April 15, that residents of the nearby Shybrook development had been promised that trees would […]

  • Conoy Supervisors Approve Agreements With Dog Adoption Center

    Conoy Township supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding and other agreements with a group that plans to build a dog adoption center. Almost Home Dog Adoption wants to build a 24,600-square-foot building with 62 parking spaces on a 12-acre lot at the intersection of River Road and Prescott Road. Supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday, April […]

  • Dozens Gather at Elizabethtown Square Over Star Barn’s Policy

    By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate In most parts of Pennsylvania, it’s perfectly legal for businesses to fire employees because they are gay. Unless there’s a local law saying otherwise, it’s perfectly legal for Pennsylvania landlords to refuse to rent to prospective tenants because they are gay, or to refuse to renew leases because their […]

  • Elizabethtown Schools’ Budget Now Balanced

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The proposed budget for the Elizabethtown Area School District’s 2019-2020 school year now stands as essentially balanced, with revenues and expenses both at $65.58 million, including a 2.9% increase in real estate taxes. The Elizabethtown school board heard a budget update at its meeting on Tuesday, April […]