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    The Return of the Return of the Unidentified Man: UM 3.0 by

    The saga continues. Two of our venerable reporters have once again picked up the scent of the most curious character that our reporting staff has ever encountered.  I speak of the Unidentified Man, of course. The saga began six years ago when the two reporters were foraging for food near the Conewago Trail. That activity was not uncommon due to their meager salaries.  While Stalking the Wild Asparagus they  had their first encounter with the Unidentified Man.  That encounter was documented in EJ in 2011.  What they found was an aging Gump-like character who watched Fox News exclusively, used an[Read more...]

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GEARS News August 14
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  Yoga Classes Offered               Gentle/Beginner Yoga -  Learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breathe and body connection are introduced and emphasized. This is a slow and mindful class for any fitness level. Please bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, Sept 7-Oct 19, from 10:30-11:30 am             Vinyasa Yoga ...[more]

Our Men in Moscow
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President Trump thanked Putin for expelling 755 American diplomats from Russia. He said Putin was helping him reduce the US government’s payroll. For this candid and appreciative statement, he was pilloried by the mainstream media. (1) But we in the debunking corner are more clear eyed about the efficacy of Trump’s words. Imagine how other countries will now react. To get ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 17
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Thursday, August 17: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Pennies from Heaven, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: sweet sausage, potatoes, beans, cookie. Friday, August 18: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 10am Bible Study, 11am Jokes and Riddles, 5pm TGIF Pinochle Party. Lunch will be: Salisbury steak, potato, coleslaw, fruit salad. Monday, August 21: 8:30-9:30am walking outside, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Bingo, 12:30 ...[more]

Front Page Image Dr. Jason Potts approved as assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area High School
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August 9, 2017- The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. Jason Potts as an assistant principal at Elizabethtown Area High School. Dr. Potts replaces Dr. Lyn Shaffer who accepted a position with the Cumberland Valley School District. Dr. Potts was hired following an extensive search and interview process. The interview team was comprised of district and school ...[more]

GEARS News August 7
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GEARS FALL 2017 BROCHURE IS COMING GEARS has put together a wide variety of programs and activities for all ages in its Fall 2017 Brochure.  GEARS members should receive a copy in their mailbox within the next few weeks! Members can begin to register when they receive their brochure.  Registration is accepted online at www.GetintoGEARS.org, by phone (367-0355) or fax (367-4138) with ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of August 10
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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 week of August 3
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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]

A New Hire at the Journal Debunks Fake News
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The crack editor of EJ is fed up with the constant stream of fake news. Accordingly, the newspaper has hired a reporter whose sole job it is to debunk the incorrect, unfair and, frankly, anti-Trump coverage in the mainstream media. It is time, the editor stated, for the American people to get the news they deserve. Here is the first debunking. A ...[more]

Senior Center activities week of July 20
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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]

GEARS News July 10
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Tennis Camps Youth Tennis Camp - Participants will focus on building tennis fundamentals with emphasis on the FUN! At least two different courts will provide quality instruction for all skill levels. Camp will focus on learning proper techniques, while cultivating a love of the sport through drills and games. Time is from 5:30-7 pm. Ages 8-12 Teen Tennis Camp – Participants will ...[more]

    Elizabethtown in the News

Collected from sources around the web.


  • 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

  • Girls' Lacrosse: Here's your team-by-team 2016 L-L League season preview

  • Sterling R. Nobby Nauman

  • Elizabethtown teacher named principal at Park Elementary in Columbia

  • Scott A. Gibson

  • Eugene Finley

  • David Allen Strong

  • Barry Steven Beam

  • LNP Sports 365: 'Hooverisms,' Elizabethtown and an historic field hockey championship

  • Men's Soccer: E-town grad named to conference sportsmanship team

  • Elizabethtown College campus security offers 'Food for Fines' option

  • Photos: Elizabethtown College holds moment of silence for those affected by violence

  • E. Mae Gish

  • Saundra M. (Forwood) Wise

  • Watch: Elizabethtown superintendent and teachers dance to 'Stayin' Alive' as they receive national award

  • Elizabethtown College introduces gender-inclusive housing

  • Conoy Township pro-gun signs vandalized, leaders hope to profit

  • E-Town police identify suspect from 2013 assault/robbery

  • 19-year-old killed in Route 283 crash Wednesday morning

  • Downtown Elizabethtown: Things are OK, but council would like to make them better

  • Conestoga Valley downs Elizabethtown for Section Two title

  • Boys' Basketball: Elizabethtown holds off Lancaster Mennonite

  • Etown Traffic

  • Elizabethtown wants Nordstrom to spark more economic activity

  • Judge denies drunk driver’s request to be home for the holidays

  • Boston firm buys E-town area industrial property for $8.25M

  • Fairbanks playing her game for St. Joseph's

  • All aboard: holiday train display returns to Elizabethtown Public Library

  • Heroin-fueled burglary spree costs E-town man, 20, up to 8 years in prison

  • Mid Penn Bank eyes E-town for first Lancaster County branch

  • Nigerian church leader asks Elizabethtown church: we need your prayers, and your support, against terrorists

  • E-town girls advance to PIAA State quarterfinals

  • Who is John Doe? Look at this sketch made from a skeleton found near Elizabethtown

  • 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