Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: I Saw No Racism in Trump’s Tweets; Decide for Yourself

I found the following offensive in Dick Polman’s recent column in your newspaper (“Racist Remarks on Twitter Give Foretaste of Toxic 2020,” Advocate, July 18.) He intimated that what Trump’s base wants is racism. I consider myself part of Trump’s base and I certainly do not want racism. Mr. Polman did not ask me what […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: It’s Ludicrous to Suggest That Trump Is a Great President

I am writing in response to Mr. Vic Dohner’s letter (“Trump Will Be Known as Our Nation’s Greatest President,”) published in the July 4 edition. I agree with Mr. Dohner on his first sentence, “To the world’s voters — open your eyes.” But I amend that to address America’s voters, who hopefully in 2020 will […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: College Doing Right Thing By Cutting Studies That Don’t Pay

The study of comparative religions, philosophy, and theater do not pay the bills when the student graduates. These subjects will not get you a mortgage, a car or a good-paying job. The only thing these subjects support are the teachers who teach these subjects. Elizabethtown College is correct to cut these subjects including some administrative positions […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Regional Police to Host National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police Department is hosting a local observance of National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6., on the grounds of the West Donegal Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The local observance culminates with a fireworks display. Other attractions include fire trucks, police cars, […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

Elizabethtown Fair Unaffected by Pa. Swine Quarantine

A quarantine on swine imposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will not affect the Elizabethtown Fair’s livestock display, Fair Secretary Sally K. Nolt said. Nolt told the Advocate on Monday, July 22, that the quarantine does not affect the Elizabethtown Fair because all the swine exhibited at the fair are sold there rather than […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

E-Town Fair Has Cornhole, Horseshoe, Buckshot, Chess Contests

Four tournaments will be held at the Elizabethtown Fair this year. New this year is the cornhole tournament for youth ages 12 through 17 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug., 22. Cornhole is a game of skill that involves throwing beanbags into holes in a board from a distance. The tournament will be limited to […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNews

Marietta Parents Convicted of Felonies Over Abuse of Child

Kenneth Greenly III   Jodie Hudson-Greenly   A Marietta couple was convicted of a sequence of abuse and torture of a pre-teenage girl who was deprived of food and bathroom and forced to perform for hours “wall sits” — a strenuous physical exercise for a child. A Lancaster County jury returned guilty verdicts against Kenneth […]

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Categories CommunityEntertainmentFeaturedNews

EAHS Grad’s Play Gets National Honor as Best Mini-Drama

Ellis Stump A graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School has been named the U.S. winner of the annual contest for the best mini-drama Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s playwriting competition. Ellis Stump was recognized for her play “The People’s Toast,” a short drama she submitted on the theme of “Ferdinand Vanek Today.” The foundation selecting her […]

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Categories FeaturedNews

Marietta Mayor Says Regional Police Contract Nearly Complete

By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate Marietta Mayor Harold Kulman told the Marietta Borough Council that attorneys continue to review the Susquehanna Regional Police Department merger agreement between East Donegal Township, Conoy Township and Marietta Borough. Kulman said the agreement should be ready shortly. Susquehanna Regional Police Chief Ed Haugh had been acting […]

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