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EAHS September students of the month named

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

September 19, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Erin Kraskewicz and David Buckwalter were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for September. Kraskewicz and Buckwalter were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Kraskewicz is the daughter of John and Christin of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Kraskewicz has held leadership roles in numerous school programs including vice president and committee chair for Student Council, secretary for Model UN, vice president of Key Club, and publicist for the Class of 2018.  She’s also involved[Read more...]

Upcoming Young Center events

Sep 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  LECTURE A Glimpse of Life in the Dawdihaus CLAIRE MARIE MENSACK Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Hoover 212 In collectivist cultures such as the Amish, aging family members  often remain at home or near the main family dwelling in what is known as the Dawdihaus. The desire to move into the Dawdihaus and the assumption of greater household roles by the adult children is not a forced concept but one that is proliferated by a sense of yielding referred to as Gelassenheit. This talk, an assessment of the Dawdihaus experience from the perspective of the older family members and[Read more...]

Borough police obtain arrest warrant

Sep 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

On  November 30, 2015 the Elizabethtown Police Department received a report of theft from a motor vehicle in which the victim reported her wallet containing various credit cards had been removed from her vehicle. As a result of the investigation, it was learned that the suspect attempted to use one of the stolen credit cards at several businesses in Elizabethtown.  Some of those businesses had surveillance video.  The police investigation spent months obtaining search warrants and court orders to further identify the suspect.  The suspect was eventually identified as Andrew Illingsworth, 23 of Lancaster, PA.  Additionally, the investigation revealed that[Read more...]

GEARS News August 28

Aug 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Heartsaver CPR American Heart Association course for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory or other requirements. Course also meets OSHA requirements. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. Ages 14+. Class will meet Tuesday, September 12 from 6-8 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Recreation Room #2 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown). The cost for the class is $47 for GEARS members and $54 for non-members.  To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355   Strictly[Read more...]

Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night at EASD

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  August 23, 2017- Elizabethtown Area School District will hold its annual Elementary Instrumental Music Family Night on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bear Creek School. This special evening is for families with children in grades 4 through 6 who have an interest in signing up for the school’s band or orchestra program. Instrumental teachers Mrs. Phyllis Emery and Mr. Justin McLaughlin will be in attendance to answer any questions that parents or students may have about the district’s elementary instrumental music program. Local music stores will also be present to share instrument rental information with interested[Read more...]

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

Aug 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

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...]

From the Debunking Corner: An Ingenious Way to Answer the Great Questions of Science

Jul 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

A recent Gizmodo article takes the EPA chief Scott Pruitt to task for his “idea for a ‘red team-blue team debate’ on climate science.” The article goes on to add that Pruitt, “who all but admitted recently that his entire goal is to dismantle the EPA, has suggested collecting a group of scientists and having them debate objective reality, perhaps on television.” (1) What a great idea! But instead of praising Pruitt for his revolutionary thinking on the scientific method, Fake News Gizmodo seeks to vilify him. But ask yourself: How else can one get at scientific verities, if not[Read more...]

Bear Creek Students To Participate In Cubes In Space

Jul 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

  July 5, 2017- Two students from the Bear Creek School School will be participating in the Cubes in Space 2017 program. Cubes in Space, a program by idoodledu inc., in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEAM-based experiments for launch into space. The students were selected from more than 600 experiments submitted world-wide from 39 countries. Cubes in Space 2017 selected 160 experiments designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab[Read more...]

14U Travel Baseball College Showcase Tryout Announcement

Jul 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox 14U travel baseball team (Class of 2022-2023) will be holding tryouts for their Fall 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 college showcase team.  All those looking to tryout must complete a prospect form located at for an invitation.   Tryouts will be held: Tuesday, July 18th and Monday, July 31st 6:00 pm (Registration at 5:30 PM) Creek View Park South (Legion field) 4630 Creekview Road, Mechanicsburg, Pa 17050 ————————————— Saturday, July 29th (2 PM to 4 PM) and Sunday, July 30th (11 AM to 1 PM) Frederick Community College 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702  

PPL Foundation Helping People and Communities in Lancaster, South Central Pa.

Jun 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (June 28, 2017) — Building confidence and learning new skills can take many forms, including building your own bicycle. To that end, the PPL Foundation has announced a $25,000 grant for the Earn-A-Bike program at The Common Wheel in Lancaster to support six 5-week sessions of hands-on mechanical courses for children. Two of the six courses will be girls’ classes. The program allows participants to learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and safe riding through supervised work on their own donated bike. The Common Wheel grant was one of more than 70 announced today (6/28) across the PPL[Read more...]