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EAHS students earn awards in local art contests

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

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 Apr. 15. Smith was awarded two Honorable Mentions, one in the Drawing category and the other in the Illustration category. Her colored pencil illustration entitled Ghost Train displayed technical application of perspective with vibrant colors creating her surreal concept. A[Read more...]

Jilka earns BSA honor

Dec 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Maria Jilka, daughter of Joe and Ruth Jilka of Elizabethtown, has been awarded the Summit Award by the Boy Scouts of America. The Summit Award is the highest award of Venturing, an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America, for boys and girls aged 14-21. The Summit Award goes to those Venturers who have matured in their personal direction, skills, and life competencies, and who have accepted the responsibility to mentor others and serve their communities in a lasting way. Maria is the first recipient of the Summit Award in the New Birth of Freedom Council. Maria is a member[Read more...]

Principal Named for Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

June 22, 2016- The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved Amanda Baxter as the principal for Bainbridge and Mill Road Elementary Schools. She will replace Greg Kiehl, who has accepted a position to become the Director of Elementary Education for the Donegal School District. Baxter was hired following an extensive search process that involved a series of interviews and an analysis of her demonstrated exemplary work within the district. The interview team was comprised of district and school administrators. Baxter has more than 17 years in education, the last year as the assistant principal at East High[Read more...]

Not Only in the White House

Jun 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article, Uncategorized

The editor of the EJ was interviewing a candidate to join his crack staff of reporters. The grueling interview was almost over when he asked the most important question of all: “Can I count on your loyalty?” ‘How about honesty?” countered the candidate. “Can you give me obedience?” “I can promise you integrity.” “Hmm, that’s not enough. Can you give me faithfulness?” “No, but I can give you trustworthiness.” “No, no. How about undying love?” “I can offer untrammeled admiration for your business acumen.” “Very close. How about everlasting devotion?” “Will you settle for regular praise for the editor-in-chief?” “I[Read more...]

Elizabethtown Borough Announces 14th Annual Arts in the Park Event

Apr 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

Elizabethtown, PA – The 14th Annual Arts in the Park celebration will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held in Community Park in the heart of Elizabethtown. The event is held outside, rain or shine.  The popular children’s area will offer free activities for kids of all ages. Over 30 arts and craft vendors will participate and musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day. For more information visit Facebook (, visit the event website (, or contact the Borough Office (367-1700;

Terrell’s latest Clyde Fitch

Oct 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In this essay, he poses the question, “What have we wrought?’

Pianist performs Gretna Music recital in honor of late professor

Oct 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – In his illustrious career, Robert McDonald has shared the stage with Isaac Stern, Midori and other renowned performers. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, he will present a piano recital in Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center in memory of a former E-town music professor. The late Nancy Hatz, who taught for 15 years at Elizabethtown College, was instrumental in the pianist’s early career; she died in January at the age of 100. In her obituary it was shared that her life had been “immersed in music.” McDonald, a graduate of Curtis Institute and on the[Read more...]

Upcoming events at Elizabethtown College

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

11 a.m. Wednesday, November 4 Lecture – Jonathan Rudy speaks on ‘A Mennonite Meets the Marines’ Gibble Auditorium Jonathan Rudy, Peacemaker in Residence, Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking shares his personal experiences and stories from Afghanistan to Zambia and relates lessons learned as peacemakers engage the armed forces in “Civil/Military Peacemaking: A Mennonite Meets the Marines.” Cost: free ———————————————————— 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 10 Art Exhibit Reception: Dan Burns Hess Gallery The paintings in this exhibit represent the first collection of non-representational images shown by Daniel Burns.  After 25 years of exhibitions of figurative work, the artist shows his[Read more...]

Inaugural Kreider Prize winner speaks on personal teaching philosophy Oct. 15

Oct 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News, Uncategorized

From E-town NOW The Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence, named in honor of Dr. J. Kenneth Kreider, professor of history emeritus, and Carroll L. Kreider, professor of business emerita, recognizes professors at Elizabethtown College who go beyond the status quo to help educate students.  Dr. Oya Dursun-Ozkanca does just that … and then some. The associate professor of political science and director of the International Studies Minor Program doesn’t just impart knowledge during scheduled classes nor does she strictly follow textbook materials. Instead, she aims to be available to her students whenever they need her – literally — and she[Read more...]

2 events at Etown College

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page, News, Uncategorized

Reading – Poet Laureate Billy Collins 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 8. Leffler Chapel and Performance Center Billy Collins is one of the most popular and celebrated poets in America. No poet, since Robert Frost, has managed to combine high critical acclaim with broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The Paris Review,” and “The American Scholar”; he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.” His last three collections of poems broke sales records for poetry, and his readings are usually standing room only. His audience—enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National[Read more...]