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    EAMS’s Ashley Geesey named Pennsylvania’s 2018 Top Youth Volunteer by

     February 23, 2018- Elizabethtown Area Middle School eight grader Ashley Geesey has been named Pennsylvania’s top youth volunteer at the middle level by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As the Commonwealth’s 2018 middle school award-winner, Geesey will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where she will join the winners at both the high school and middle school levels from each state and the District of Columbia. While in our nation’s capital, Geesey will spend four days touring landmarks,[Read more...]

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Front Page Image EAHS students earn awards in local art contests
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February 23, 2018- Award-winners for the 2018 Lancaster County Regional Competition of the Scholastic Writing Awards program were recently announced and Elizabethtown Area High School sophomore Mackenzie Smith was honored for her entries. As such, Smith’s work will be exhibited along with other talented county students at both the Lancaster Museum of Art and the Demuth Museum Mar. 3 through ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of March 1
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Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984. The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of ...[more]

Senior Center activities wek of Februrary 22
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Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984.  The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of ...[more]

EAHS To Present The Musical Comedy Whodunnit CURTAINS March 8, 9 and 10
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February 14, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School will present the musical comedy whodunnit CURTAINS on March 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There will also be a 1 p.m. matinee on March 10. The doors will open thirty-minutes before each performance. A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience, the original Broadway production garnered ...[more]

Front Page Image Seventh grader Alaina Hellein Wins EAMS Spelling Bee
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February 14, 2018- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its 2018 spelling bee. The winner of the Bee was seventh grader Alaina Hellein. Hellein took home the victory by correctly spelling the word “conspicuous.” The bee was open to middle school students and was based on grade-level words determined by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Eighth grader Mason Flowers placed second. In addition ...[more]

Front Page Image EAMS students take home awards at Future City competition
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  February 12, 2018- Nineteen students from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently took part in the 2018 Future City Competition in mid-January. This project-based learning program challenged students to imagine, research, design, and build cities that could exist 100 years in the future.  The Future City Competition was held at the state museum in Harrisburg. Using the engineering design process and ...[more]

GEARS News February 12
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Elizabethtown Heroes vs Legends Join us for the 6th Annual Heroes vs Legends benefit basketball game. Players will include EASD faculty members and coaches, former E-town Bear and Blue Jay basketball stars and other local community members. The night will include audience participation, give aways, contests and an entertaining basketball game. Game is on Friday, February 23 with a 7 pm ...[more]

Front Page Image Young Center news and upcoming events
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The Young Center newsletter, including a description of upcoming events can be found at the following link: https://www.etown.edu/centers/young-center/files/newsletters/2018-spring-ycn.pdf [more]

Heroes vs Legends Basketball
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February 5, 2018- The Elizabethtown Area School District and GEARS are teaming up to support EAHS’s Mini-THON campaign and GEARS Camp Ladybug with the seventh annual “Heroes vs. Legends” charity basketball game. Now in its seventh year, the charity game has netted over $8,000 for local programs. This year’s contest is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Daubert ...[more]

Front Page Image Elizabethtown Area High School writers honored for excellence
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February 2, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Scyla Crozier and Erin Kraskewicz won awards in the 2018 Lancaster County Regional Scholastic Writing Awards sponsored by the Lancaster County Library. Kraskewicz was honored with a silver key in the poetry category for her entry Purple Daffodils and an honorable mention for her Personal Essay/Memoir entry titled The Girl. Crozier received ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • World Day of Prayer Speaker Known for Humanitarian Efforts

  • New Elizabethtown Church Holds Its First Service

  • Teen Charged in Burglary of 16 Guns From Store

  • Dog Adoption Group Announces Plans for New Site

  • Kitchen Fire at School Causes One-Day Closing

  • Mount Joy Twp. Plans Enforcement Action Against Defiant Landlord

  • Possible Mumps Case Reported at Elizabethtown School

  • Elizabethtown School Board Passes Preliminary Budget

  • New Marietta Council Members Take on Duties

  • Mount Joy Firefighter Who Was Injured in Blaze Returns Home

  • Lancaster Man Charged in Elizabethtown Drug Death

  • Elizabethtown College Prexy Strikwerda Plans to Retire After Eight Years

  • West Donegal OKs Enforcement Notice for Timber Villa Gate

  • Elizabethtown Area High School Writers Honored for Excellence

  • Elizabethtown College to Host Symposium on Opioid Epidemic

  • River Trail Gets Many Users, East Donegal Supervisors Learn

  • Mount Joy Fire Injures Firefighter, Displaces Family

  • Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Men Who Stole 17 Guns From Store

  • E-Town College Home to Traveling WWI Exhibit

  • Marietta Man Sentenced for Mount Joy DUI Crash

  • Man Charged in Robbery of E-Town Convenience Store

  • Girls Basketball Comes Close, But Falls to Penn Manor, 34-32

  • Local Hand-Tooled Archery Shop Hearkens Back to Medieval Times

  • Retired Police Chief Honored for His Career Accomplishments

  • Mount Joy Twp. Forest Fire Company Seeks OK for Fire Police Service

  • Landlord Says He’ll Sue Mount Joy Twp. Over Inspection Fee

  • Martin Luther King Day Observed in Elizabethtown

  • Donegal Schools Approve Union Contract

  • Elizabethtown Church ‘Re-Gifting Project’ Spreads Joy Locally, Globally

  • Library Food Fundraiser Coming Up

  • Elizabethtown Schools Plan for Tax Increase

  • Elizabethtown Democrat Challenges Rep. Hickernell

  • Bowling Champion Farwell Gets Recognition

  • Concert Held in Memory of Domestic Violence Victim From Elizabethtown

  • Talarico Triumphs Again in 10th Annual ‘Farm Show’s Got Talent’

  • Local Man Gets More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Crime

  • Marietta Borough Has Council Vacancy

  • Parise’s Status Unclear After Injury During Loss to McDevitt

  • With Game-Winning Rebound, Lonardi Leads Team to Tournament Championship

  • Graduation, Tornado Warning, River Event Mishap Marked News of June

  • Barn Raising, Crime, Creek Cleanup Made July News

  • Elizabethtown Rings in 2018

  • Man Who Had Role in Diener Killing as Juvenile Resentenced

  • Mount Joy Teen Dies in Rapho Crash

  • Truck Gets Stuck in Covered Bridge in Rapho Twp.

  • New Chief of Police Takes Office in Borough

  • Councilor Recognized Upon His Departure

  • Underclassmen Parise, Kollie Show Basketball Leadership

  • Sprinkler Malfunction Caused Major Damage at Bear Creek School in April

  • Major Snowstorm in March Came After Months of Mild Weather

  • Approval of Bainbridge Elementary Plans Was Big News in February

  • http://etownpa.com/sword-slaying-2010-eahs-graduate-barn-fire-government-actions-big-news-january/

  • Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Named Elizabethtown Police Chief

  • Donegal Schools to Enforce Policy Limiting Field Trips

  • Elizabethtown Area Schools Might End Outsourcing of Autistic Support

  • Elizabethtown Law Firm Plans Merger With Lancaster Firm

  • EAHS Head Football Coach Quits

  • Large Landlord Seeks Volume Discount on Apartment Inspection Fee

  • William G. Atherton

  • 11 great places for a bike ride in Lancaster County

  • National History Day winners include Elizabethtown students

  • Chili, homebrew contests featured April 8 at Elizabethtown's Beans & Brews event

  • California man who traveled to Pennsylvania to meet Elizabethtown girl faces potential life in prison

  • Motorcyclist dies 5 days after crash near E-town

  • Prom season begins this weekend, and LancasterOnline has you covered

  • Lynn R. "Woody" Kimble

  • David A. Dunn

  • L-L Baseball: Elizabethtown shows grit, earns 6-5 win over Manheim Central in 9 innings

  • Former surgeon general to speak at Elizabethtown College commencement

  • Lancaster County college and university spring 2016 commencements

  • Woman displaced by fire at Masonic Village near Elizabethtown

  • Cody Alexander Yancey

  • L-L Baseball: Elizabethtown carries high hopes into campaign

  • L-L Boys' Tennis: Manheim Township doesn’t lose a game in sweep of Elizabethtown

  • The 'counter-cultural' Mr. Rogers