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    The Return of the Unidentified Man by

    While foraging in the woods for food, two Elizabethtown reporters had a chance encounter with a rather peculiar man.  That encounter was documented in the EJ article, “Unidentified Elizabethtown Man Bicycles 15,000 Kilometers in 2011.”  That was three years ago. Unfortunately, these two journalists are no longer full-time staff reporters at EJ. The paper’s budget was not adequate to cover their salaries while also paying for the editor’s recreational drug expenses.  Fortunately the two reporters still make submissions to EJ as stringers, or as we refer to them at EJ, “adjunct reporters.”  Adjunct reporters receive $9.50 a submission, a compensation[Read more...]

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Front Page Image Mill Road Students Jump for Joy, Holiday Cheer
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October 31, 2014- Mill Road Elementary School recently held its fifteenth annual Jump for Joy celebration, a school-wide program that raised money for Mill Road families in need during the upcoming holiday season. As part of the event, the students, faculty and staff of the school descended upon the playground with jump ropes in hand to exercise and have fun ...[more]

Front Page Image EAMS Students Explore Career Interests at Career Fair
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October 31, 2014- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its annual Pathways Career Fair for eighth grade students. The fair was designed to assist the students with selecting one of the four career pathways offered at the high school and subsequently select their freshman year courses later this year. As part of the special program, roughly 300 eighth graders had the ...[more]

Front Page Image In this week’s (October 30) Elizabethtown Advocate (Subscription Info Included)
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The Elizabethtown Advocate is our local print newspaper.  The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold for 50 cents from orange and black vending boxes at these places: Outside the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) In front of the Elizabethtown post office Outside American Legion Post 329, 240 N. Hanover St. At the Elizabethtown train station Outside Gigi’s Ice Cream Bar, corner ...[more]

EJ October Statistics
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During the month of October, there have been 9,552 non-trivial visits to the Elizabethtown Journal and 14,163 page views.  Each visit averaged 1.48 page views.  Over the past twelve months, there have been 105,676 non-trivial visits with 168,269 page views.  That is an average of 1.59 page views per visit.  These are conservative statistics that eliminate all spider and spam ...[more]

GEARS News October 27
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BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up              GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program.  Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through mid-February.  Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9. Draft day for boys in grades 3-4 is Monday, ...[more]

Front Page Image EAHS Agriculture Department Receives Prestigious $25,000 Grant from the Monsanto Fund
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October 25, 2014- Elizabethtown Area High School’s agriculture department recently received a $25,000 grant for its “Taking Agriculture Education and STEM Outside The Classroom” initiative. The grant was part of the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program sponsored by the Monsanto Foundation. A check presentation was held between the first and second quarters of the Bears’ home football contest on ...[more]

Front Page Image EAMS Students Learn Cyber Safety
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October 24 2014- Eighth graders from Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently learned how to protect themselves online at a special cyber safety workshop conducted in partnership by the Elizabethtown Area School District and the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department. The program was presented by Brian Lownsbery, director of technology for the school district, and school resource officer Rick Farnsler of the ...[more]

Front Page Image Climate change expert discusses weather patterns at Bowers Writers House Nov. 4
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Dr. Jennifer Francis, a research professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences--Rutgers University, studies one of the most controversial topics of our global experience -- global warming and the effects of temperature change. She comes to Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, to discuss her scientific and personal perspectives on the subject. As ...[more]

New Clyde Fitch Report Published
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What should we consider journalism is the topic in Elizabethtown author David Terrell's latest column in the Clyde Fitch Report.  The article can be accessed here: Journalism by the Riff Raff.   . [more]

Upcoming Elizabethtown College Events
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4 p.m. Monday, November 3 Craft of Writing – Sean Murphy Bowers Writers House For readers, today, memoir writing and creative nonfiction work have become unique, dynamic ways to experience what others have seen -- and gained and lost. Sean Murphy has doubtlessly done both, and his writing is a passionate, personal exploration into what it means to be human. Visit Bowers Writers House ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • Elizabethtown tops Hershey to earn title bid

  • Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday

  • Woman, 2 children escape house fire after smoke detectors sound

  • 11 libraries say 'aye' to countywide fundraising plan; three of the county's largest libraries check out

  • Gas leak shuts down Elizabethtown street Sunday morning

  • Girls' Volleyball: Cocalico, Hempfield, E-town, Warwick advance to semifinals

  • Moo-Duck Brewery ready to open in Elizabethtown

  • Aument, Schreckengost will debate the issues in race for open Senate seat

  • Maytown man, 44, killed in motorcycle accident in Devil's Staircase Pro Hillclimb event

  • Girls' Volleyball: Elizabethtown defeats Solanco to win first section title

  • E-town's Jamie Marsico edges teammate Madi Mohr in L-L Girls soccer Section Two scoring race

  • Elizabethtown clinches L-L Section Two title and other boys' soccer notes

  • L-L field hockey teams punch tickets to playoffs with pairings to be determined

  • Girls' Soccer: L-L races going down to the wire

  • Field Hockey: L-L League Leaders

  • L-L Girls Soccer hits home stretch this week

  • Fantasy football meets social studies in Elizabethtown classroom

  • Draw gives Elizabethtown share of Section Two boys' soccer crown

  • The Local Flavor: A gluten-free torte with cherries on top

  • Chef's Choice: Jennifer Anteau shares her favorites

  • Gluten-free food and bake shop moves from Elizabethtown to Mount Joy

  • Coffee shop owner on sex abuse at store party: "What I did was evil…"

  • Man arrested after second bank robbery attempt in 4 years

  • Elizabethtown takes first place in Section Two girls' volleyball with win over Garden Spot

  • Boys' soccer: Joel Hess lifts E-town over Ephrata

  • Elizabethtown Borough approves ‘quick tickets’ for high grass, unshoveled snow

  • UPDATE: Hazmat call in Mount Joy the result of improperly used cleaning products

  • Girls Soccer standings and statistics

  • Woman hospitalized after pit bull attack in E-town home

  • Troegs Brewing expands by adding E-town warehouse space

  • Elizabethtown outlasts Lancaster Catholic in Section Two girls' tennis match

  • Conoy limits curbside mailboxes in Bainbridge, considers lighting complaint

  • Manheim Central and Elizabethtown play to scoreless tie

  • West Donegal officials trying to force cleanup of some properties

  • Masonic Village eternal flame dedication set for Saturday

  • Construction a near-constant theme at Masonic Villages

  • Middletown delivers another loss to Elizabethtown

  • Wenger's Feed names Finch president; Adams remains CEO

  • Frustration as state review of $59 million soybean plant in Lancaster County drags through two years

  • 23 local students among National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

  • Girls' Cross Country: 2014 team-by-team previews

  • Boys' Cross Country: 2014 team-by-team previews

  • REPORT: Two children taken to hospital after Elizabethtown school bus accident

  • Hempfield gets early nod in L-L Girls Soccer

  • A night at the Elizabethtown Fair: foot-long hot dog, 1,100-pound pig

  • Elizabethtown field hockey earns a Landmark ranking

  • Mailboxes would be limited in Bainbridge under proposed Conoy Township ordinance

  • New principal selected for East High Elementary School

  • Elizabethtown Fair opens the season in Lancaster County

  • Some highlights of the 2014 Elizabethtown Fair

  • West Donegal man charged with sexual assault of Elizabethtown girl, 13

  • One of 2 men suspected of burglarizing Mount Joy area restaurants arrested

  • School board member, middle school principal added in Elizabethtown Area School District

  • Asian restaurant, Hokkaido, opens in Elizabethtown

  • Advantage Chiropractic in E-town sold, founder retiring

  • WANTED: Brooklyn man who attempted “straw” purchase in E-town as “Usher Binhamington”

  • E-Town caregiver charged with $500k jewelry theft in York County

  • West Donegal farmer seeks permit to sell barbecued chicken

  • Masonic Village eternal flame monument to honor veterans

  • Elizabethtown OKs 3-year teacher contract with 2.5% raises

  • Waggin' Wheels pet supply store opens outside Elizabethtown

  • Speed bumps coming to Campus Road in Mount Joy Township

  • Elizabethtown Crossings shopping center takes small step forward

  • Crews respond to E-town gas leak

  • Elizabethtown approves 2.7 % tax increase, begins search for new principal, school board member

  • West Donegal finds compliance issues at ranch in new agritourism district

  • Stray bullet triggers discussion of target shooting in Conoy Township

  • Police: Brooklyn felon tries to buy gun in E-town with fake ID, then recruits stranger

  • Elizabethtown Crossings shopping center planned along Route 283

  • Elizabethtown American Legion official charged with stealing $24K

  • Elizabethtown Area School District officials review tax incentive plan for downtown properties

  • West Donegal OKs 63 new homes in Stoney Brook

  • Prosecutor: “Abusive” teen killed girlfriend in car crash because she wouldn’t drop prior charges

  • Elizabethtown Council supports call to allow local police to use radar

  • Cheers for Elizabethtown High School graduates