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Opinion: More White Puzzle Pieces

Feb 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Elizabethtown College recently made national news. The college’s democratic club promoted a program to spread awareness of the idea of white privilege. The story was picked up nationally and internationally.  Not surprisingly, it elicited quite a bit of response. Ever in the mix, The Elizabethtown Journal posted a submission by a reader and local columnist concerning the matter. I made a comment on the submission.  This article is an extension of that comment: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” Cooler hands would serve us well and we must avoid cutting the heads off parking meters. Sides have been[Read more...]

Announcement from the Elizabethtown Advocate

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

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EAHS students win regional STEM competition

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 22, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently won first place in the PA Governor’s STEM Competition. The gold-medal winning team was comprised of seniors Madison Ebersole, Solomon Heisey, Simon Munyan, Aparna Paul, and Kaitlyn Welch. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. The corresponding competition was open to all high school students throughout the Commonwealth an dis designed to expose students to STEM-associated jobs, skills, and concepts. Each participating school could enter a team of five students that was challenged with devising a solution to a real-world problem relevant to making the quality of[Read more...]

GEARS News February 6

Feb 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Elizabethtown Heroes vs Legends Join us for the 5th 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 24 at 7 pm in the Elizabethtown Area High School Daubert Gym. Ticket is $5/person. Ages 4 and under are free. For more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355. Elizabethtown Boys Middle School Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Middle[Read more...]

Upcoming Young Center events

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

  A Glimpse of Life in the  Dawdihaus CLAIRE MARIE MENSACK Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. Hoover 110 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 their[Read more...]

EAHS Students Perform at All-County Music Festival

Jan 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

January 30, 2017- Fifteen students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the 2017 Lancaster Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) All County Band Festival. The concert was held at Cocalico High School under the direction of Dr. M. Gregory Martin, Associate Director of Band at West Chester University (wind ensemble) and Chief Warrant Officer Don Carlson of the 29th Division Band, Virginia National Guard (symphonic band) Performing in the band as part of the wind ensemble were Kaitlyn Babinchak – Piccolo, Jared Wolf – Alto Saxophone, Carissa Warren – French Horn, Kyra Buettner – French Horn, Ryan Kruft – Euphonium,[Read more...]

ThermalTech Engineering opening a branch office in Elizabethtown

Jan 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Cincinnati, OH – January 23, 2017 –   ThermalTech Engineering is opening of a branch office in Elizabethtown, PA.  It will provide local support to their clients located in the Northeast. Over the last seven years, ThermalTech has successfully delivered multiple projects to manufacturing companies in the area.  Newly promoted Principal, Joel Westrup, relocated from Cincinnati to Elizabethtown to lead the new office. Founded in 1981, ThermalTech Engineering is a highly-specialized firm providing a comprehensive set of engineering and construction services for clients throughout North America.  ThermalTech develops solutions for industrial/manufacturing facilities, utility systems, and environmental and energy conservation projects.  Headquartered[Read more...]

EAHS January students of the month named

Jan 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

January 20, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Sydney DePoto and Simon Munyan were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for January. DePoto and Munyan were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. DePoto is the daughter of Joe and Lori DePoto of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. DePoto has also received several underclassmen awards including in the areas of Spanish, honors English, and Anatomy and Physiology. She is active in numerous school activities including student council, Mini-Thon (major events captain), and the girls’[Read more...]

Local college institutes instant replay

Jan 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

A central Pennsylvania college has become the first in the nation to institute within classroom instant replay (WCIR).  WCIR is a program to intercept harmful or biased speech (HBS) on campus and to help adjudicate violations concerning the proscription of such speech.  HBS is defined as any speech that results in the perception by a student of material or emotional harm or any speech which the student deems marginalizes their moral, political or religious views. The aforementioned definition stands as the sole guideline in the adjudication of WCIR matters and no detailed protocols for the interpretation of harmful or biased[Read more...]

GEARS News January 3

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

American Red Cross Learn To Swim Classes              This program provides opportunities for achievement and allows smooth transition between levels of instruction for ages 4 and older.  Activities offered at every level stimulate interest and motivate participants to advance to the next level of instruction.  Classes are on Saturdays, January 14-March 4. Preschool (ages 4-5) is from 9:10-9:40 am (A) and 9:45-10:15 am (B). Level I is from 10:20-10:50 am (C), Level II from 10:55-11:25 am (D). Level III is from 11:30-12:10 pm and Level IV/V is from 12:15-12:55 pm (E). Classes are at the Masonic Village Patton Pool (One[Read more...]