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New Principal, Dean Take On Leadership at Middle School

The Elizabethtown Area School District recently introduced its new Elizabethtown Area Middle School leadership team. Kara Schoessler has been named the new middle school principal. Joining Schoessler at the middle school is Joshua Schaffer, who is the school’s new dean of students. Schoessler was hired following an extensive search process that involved a series of […]

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Categories Elizabethtown Area School DistrictFeaturedNewsSchoolSchool Events

Elizabethtown Schools Welcome New Teachers

Eighteen new faculty members at the Elizabethtown Area School District recently entered the district’s 2019 induction program. The program is an organized, professional development initiative with the general goals of welcoming and training new teachers so that they become an effective part of the learning community and to ensure their success. New inductees at the […]

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Aument Appointed to Higher Education Funding Commission

State Sen. Ryan Aument received official notification from the President Pro Tempore of the Senate that he has been appointed to serve on the Higher Education Funding Commission, established by Act 70 of 2019. Signed into law on July 2, Act 70 provides for the establishment of the Higher Education Funding Commission for the purpose […]

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Route 283 Lane Shift Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its contractor announced plans to close the eastbound Route 283 local lane to shift the west end of the project onto the newly built roadway in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. PennDOT advised travelers that Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. those […]

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Categories AnniversariesFeaturedSocial

Paul and Christine Baker Mark 60 Years of Their Marriage

Paul and Christine Baker of Elizabethtown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the home of Jerry and Julie Ruhl with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were married on June 6, 1959, at Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (now Christ Church United Church of Christ), Market Street, Elizabethtown, by the Rev. Philip […]

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Rapho OKs Promise Farm Venue

By ROCHELLE A. SHANK LNP Correspondent Rapho Township supervistors have given final approval to a plan for Promise Farm, an events venue at 4753 Elizabethtown Road. PA Property Investors LLC, owner of the property, received conditional-use approval in May to convert the 2,856-square-foot barn into an events venue. Nearby residents were concerned about traffic impact […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Silence About Mass Shootings Is Equivalent to Acceptance

What is wrong with us? Why are we tolerating mass shootings that are increasing in frequency all the time? This is not happening in other countries, only here in the U.S. Other countries have reacted swiftly to single mass shootings and have successfully prevented further attacks. Why can’t we? We do not have more mental […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor: Question on Global Warming Is What We Can Do to Survive It

There was a recent letter requesting clarification on climate change (“Let’s Hear From Experts on Both Sides on Climate Change,” Advocate, Aug. 8.) The writer asked that we organize a fresh scientific look at the possibility of this, and pointed out that the world has experienced naturally warmer eras in the past. It’s a question […]

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Categories Op/Ed

Letter to the Editor Why Would Conoy Township Ask Business to Fly U.S. Flag?

I read the article covering the variance meeting held between Conoy Township and the developers interested in a site on River Road (“Variances Denied for Proposed Chain Store in Bainbridge,” Advocate, Aug. 15.) While the actual variance discussion seemed standard, the comment by Township Supervisor Stephen L. Mohr was an eye-opener. The request of a business […]

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