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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;

State of the Union, the real progressive reply

Apr 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Washington is certainly different now, at least around 1600. Yet despite the iconoclasm, the deconstruction, the incompetence; there is a constancy in the tune which we hear. EJ has taken the opportunity to re-post an article that originally appeared some time ago, the day after President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address.  As you watch what is transpiring now, consider if the message sounds familiar.  A bonus song inspired by the state of the union address is included at the end of this article. The president had his say. The republicans responded. The tea folks responded. The talking heads[Read more...]

EAHS students win big at local science fair

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

April 6, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School students recently competed in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair. Senior Aparna Paul took home one of the top honors when she was named senior champion for her project that tested ways to detect E. coli bacteria. As senior champion, Paul will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, May 14-19 in Los Angeles. Six other students from EAHS joined Paul on the medal stand by claiming prizes in various categories. The award-winning students were as follows: Madison Ebersole – first place in Energy:[Read more...]

EAHS Students Perform at PMEA District Band Festival

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

March 23, 2017- Thee students from Elizabethtown Area High School performed at the prestigious 2017 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Band 7 Festival. Eleventh grader Carissa Warren (French horn) and tenth graders Jared Wolf (alto saxophone) and Ryan Kruft (Euphonium) joined more than 100 other talented student musicians from central Pennsylvania at the all-star festival. Dr. F. David Romines, professor of music education and director of bands at Marywood University, was the guest conductor for the ensemble. The concert was held at East High School. Selection to the District 7 band is highly competitive involving talented student musicians from[Read more...]

The Method of Frames (essay)

Mar 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Research from cognitive psychology, sociology, and findings from other disciplines inform us that the way we typically explain our own behavior, others’ behavior, and the social world is lacking in accuracy.  Most of us use a similar method  to construct these explanations. We can call it “the everyday method”.  As science informs us, it is less than accurate.  Consequently, it would be prudent to be aware of this inadequacy and to have a backup, an alternative.  The essay which can be accessed by clicking on the link below provides that alternative.  The alternative method is called “The Method of Frames”. [Read more...]

EAHS February students of the month named

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 9, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Meili Kenley and Harrison Eichelberger were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for February. Kenley and Eichelberger were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Kenley is the daughter of David and Wendi Kenley of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she serves as secretary. Kenley is active in numerous school activities including the marching, concert, and jazz bands; the orchestra and pit orchestra; Key Club; and the Competition Science Team. She also is a member[Read more...]

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...]