Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Board News

EASD Teachers Get 2.9% Raise Over Five Years

By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a union contract with the Elizabethtown Area Education Association that would give Elizabethtown Area School District teachers and related professionals an average salary increase of 2.9% over five years. The agreement was ratified by a 7-1 vote at the board’s meeting on […]

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Mount Joy Borough Wants to Review PennDOT’s Plans for Parking Fee Collection at Amtrak Station

By HERB LANDAU Special to the Advocate If there will be parking fees at the Mount Joy Amtrak station now under construction, the Mount Joy Borough Council wants to review the means to collect the fees, such as a toll gate or a payment kiosk. At their meeting on Monday, June 3, council members were […]

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Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Conoy Supervisor Has DUI; He’s Due in Court June 20

By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer A Conoy Township supervisor charged with DUI in May said he “made a mistake.” John Shearer, 60, was pulled over by a Susquehanna Regional police officer on River Road/Route 441 near North Second Street around 1:15 a.m. May 9, according to charging documents. The arresting officer said he saw […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchool Events

Two EAHS Students Selected for All-State Music Ensembles

Elizabethtown Area High School 2019 graduate Mayelin Ebersole and student Claire Fritz, who just completed her junior year, recently took part in the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival held in Pittsburgh. The festival was comprised of the top high school band, choral, and orchestra students from across the state. Ebersole and Fritz […]

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Categories CommunityFeaturedNews

EAHS Grads Webb, Ebersole Honored by Elizabethtown Rotary

Elizabethtown Area High School class of 2019 graduates Mayelin Ebersole and Erik Webb were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for June. Ebersole and Webb were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Ebersole is the daughter of Jeff and Nancy Ebersole of Elizabethtown. […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: We Don’t Have to Look Far for Example of Corporate Greed

Corporate greed. I use that term in describing one of Lancaster County’s largest and longest employers. Armstrong Flooring, which separated from Armstrong World Industries in April 2016, employs approximately 170 hourly workers at its facility on Dillerville Road. These employees belong to United Steel Workers Local 285 and have been working in good faith without a […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: We Must Be Honest About Deaths From Drug Addiction

Substance abuse deaths are increasing astronomically. In one year (2017), America buried more from substance abuse than from the last 15 years of combat combined. Since a year after my son’s accidental overdose death, July 31, 2012, I’ve been voluntarily involved in the recovery community. In that time, I’ve mentored or had close connections with […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Synagogue Massacre Defendant Should Have to Face a Jury

In the Thursday, May 30, issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate I read “Synagogue Massacre Defendant Wants Deal to Spare Life” by Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press. To my horror I was staring into the eyes of a mass murder. A cold blooded killer who gunned down eight men, three women and wounded seven others as they […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

EAHS Students Hear From Vietnam Vets

Nine members of the Vietnam Veterans Association of America, Chapter 1008 spoke to students from Elizabethtown Area High School as part of their unit on the Vietnam War. The program allowed the current students to hear directly from Vietnam veterans about their personal responsibilities that ranged from combat infantry, aviation, to supply. Among the many […]

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EAHS Play ‘Seussical’ Wins Outstanding Musical Award

Elizabethtown Area High School’s spring musical production of “Seussical, The Musical” took home top honors at the 2019 Hershey Theater Apollo Awards by winning Outstanding Musical. In addition, junior Carter Rutkowski claimed one of the top individual prizes when he won Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical for his role as General Schmitz/ Wickersham in […]

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