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GEARS News January 22

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Pokemon Half Day              Got to catch them ALL! Explore the world of Pokemon through the card game, crafts and activities. Explore the Pokemon types and science behind them. Your child will create a Pokemon card, play creative games and even hunt for Pokemon. Grades 1-8. Class is on Thursday, Feb 15, from 1-4 pm at the GEARS Recreation Room #2 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown). The cost is $35 for GEARS members and $42 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.   Homebuying 101              Are you ready for[Read more...]

GEARS News January 15

Jan 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Middle School Lacrosse Club GEARS will offer a Middle School Lacrosse Club for boys in grades 7 & 8 and girls grades 5-8.  This program will teach the basics of lacrosse through practices and games.  The season will start March 12 and go through early May on Monday-Friday with practices and games on Elizabethtown Area High School Field.  Parent meeting is Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm (girls meeting) and 7:15 pm (boys meeting) in the Elizabethtown Area High School LGI Room. For more information, go online at or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.   Daddy/Daughter Dance 11th Annual!! Fathers[Read more...]

Trump Seeks Asylum in Moscow

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

The plane was fully fueled in a hanger at Andrews Air Force Base when it taxied onto the runway in Camp Springs, Maryland.  On an adjacent runway was the plane designated as Air Force One. The arrangements were a bit curious. Although the curious had become the customary in the White House.  A midweek trip to Mar-a-Lago was not ordinary, neither was a two plane excursion. The plan was for the President to travel via Air Force One while his family would travel to Paris for the day on Trump Force One.  The family would subsequently rendezvous at Mar-a-Lago the[Read more...]

Top Ten Elizabethtown Journal Headlines of 2017

Dec 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

                10.          President Uses Proper Punctuation in a Tweet 9.            President Didn’t Play Golf Last Week 8.            President Read a Document 7.            Houston Astros Win Their First Ever World Series 6.            President Proclaims “I am the best ever President in the history of the world. Everyone agrees.” 5.            President Used Proper Syntax in a Tweet 4.            President Nominates Cabinet Secretary Who Answered Senate Question Correctly 3.            President Upset with God, Claims Insufficient Loyalty 2.            Elizabethtown Journal Nominated for Seven Pulitzers 1.            U.S. Fails to Act on the Surreality of Their November Decision

Elizabethtown in the News Reborn

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

Elizabethtown in The News, the section of EJ’s front page that provides links to other news sources, has lain dormant for some time.  Historically, the major source of linked stories was LNPs Elizabethtown site. When that site went dark, we ceased updating Elizabethtown in The News. Recently The Elizabethtown Advocate, our local print paper, has established an internet site that includes articles from the paper.  We will now provide links to these stories via the Elizabethtown in The News section of EJ. Previously we had provided a weekly article that reported on and linked to the weekly’s summary page.  This[Read more...]

Giving Tree Program Supports Local Families

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

December 22, 2017- To help brighten the holidays for families in need, the Bear Creek School recently held its annual Holiday Giving Tree program. As part of this annual tradition, the school’s faculty, staff and students as well as community members purchased suggested gifts for families who could use the help this season of giving. From the Giving Tree initiative, over 100 students received gifts to help make their holiday season brighter. Coupled with the school’s Giving Tree, a food collection was also held before the holiday break gathering 1,150 items this year. The food collection will benefit 45 local[Read more...]

EAHS December students of the month named

Dec 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

December 12, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Hannah Ruby and Austin Denlinger were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for December. Ruby and Denlinger were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school, and community service activities. Ruby is the daughter of Greg and Nikki Ruby of Bainbridge. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society. Ruby is active with the school newspaper where she serves as opinion editor. She is a member of the competition science team and Key Club. Ruby is treasurer for the Class of 2018.   Ruby is active[Read more...]


Dec 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Click on the link below to read a short essay on morality in our ever-changing world, a world of increasing individualism.  It is a story about philosophy.  It is a story about sociology.  It is a story about morality.  And it is a story about how to look at the world. Find Essay Here

Elizabethtown Area Middle School Delivers Food Baskets For Thanksgiving

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

 November 22, 2017- Fourteen local families from the greater-Elizabethtown area will enjoy Thanksgiving Food Baskets, compliments of Elizabethtown Area Middle School. The baskets contained all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner including a frozen turkey, vegetables, bread, yams, stuffing, gravy, and more. In addition to the holiday food items, the baskets contained other items the families could use for the entire day like coffee, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, and juice. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, the students, faculty, and staff of the school took part in the school’s annual Feathers for Families program. This program entailed students[Read more...]

GEARS News November 20

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

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Program GEARS is hosting a 4-hour refresher course for people who have previously taken the eight-hour 55 Alive course.  This course will fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from any auto insurer doing business in PA.  All participants MUST bring evidence of previous course completion to receive certificate. Participants must bring a valid PA driver’s license. Ages 50+. Class is on Wednesday, December 5 from 2-6 pm at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown). Registration is required. Fee is $15 for AARP member and $20 for AARP non-member. To register go[Read more...]