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Trump Seeks Asylum in Moscow (Redux)

Apr 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

  This article was originally published in January. We now know that it was a false alarm–fake news. Of course, EJ admits no responsibility in that deception. We picked the story up from a wire service with which we had a contract, Ersatz News.  We also now know that it is poor judgement to enter into a contract based on a solicitation appearing on the inside cover of a matchbook. Even though it was false news then,  it may yet prove to be prophetic and evolve as true in the near future. The plane was fully fueled in a hanger[Read more...]



Justice in the balance in Luzerne County

Apr 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

In 2011, two judges in Luzerne County were found guilty of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for sentencing children to private prisons operated by two businessmen. These children, thousands of them, were taken away from their parents and put into for-profit juvenile facilities for minor infractions. One of the victims later committed suicide. Former Judge Mark Ciavarella, who is serving a 28-year sentence, scored a legal victory in January, when a federal judge threw out convictions on three counts (but upheld them on nine others). In an ironic twist, the ruling relied on the incompetence[Read more...]



Teaching Evolution

Mar 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Recent remarks by a member of the Elizabethtown school board have led to some agitation among the crack staff of EJ. Keen observers of the local education scene will recall that Mr. Menno Riggleman, in an interview with the school newspaper, observed that the curriculum on evolution was outdated. He also went on to argue that homosexuality is a sin, not unlike unmarried people living together. (1) The crack staff of EJ does not shy away from covering controversial cases. Rumor has it that its reporters were sent to Tennessee in 1925 to cover the celebrated Scopes Monkey trial. However,[Read more...]



EAHS inducts 60 students into its National Honor Society

Mar 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 20, 2018- Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 60 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at a special ceremony held Thursday, March 15. Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High School who have exhibited the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership and service. The student-lead ceremony recognized the students’ selection into the prestigious organization in front of family and friends. Dr. Theresa Swenson, National Honor Society advisor, and Maura Hobson, high[Read more...]



EAHS students claim prizes at National History Day competition

Mar 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

March 14, 2018- Students from Elizabethtown Area High School recently took part in the 2018 National History Day (NHD) regional competition at Kutztown University. High school juniors Ryan Minnich, Sean Brown, and Nat McCloud as well as high school freshmen Benjamin Heinz and Ryan Risser all represented the district at the competition. High School social studies teacher, Gerald Huesken Jr, advised the students on their current contest roles through the High School’s National History Day club. During the contest’s awards ceremony, both Brown (3rd) and McCloud (2nd) placed in the Senior Individual Research Paper category of the contest while Heinz[Read more...]



GEARS News March 12

Mar 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Eggstravaganza              GEARS and the Elizabethtown Lions Club will once again be partnering to bring the annual egg hunt to Elizabethtown.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 24 starting at 10 am at the Elizabethtown Area Community Park, near the Fun Fort.   Schedule of the Event: 10:00 am Start 10:15 am Ages 2 and under Egg Hunt (beside Fun Fort) 10:30 am Ages 3 to 6 year old Egg Hunt (central playground area) 10:45 am Ages 7 to 9 year olds Egg Hunt (Fun Fort) 11:15 am Ages 10 to 12 year olds Egg Hunt (Fun[Read more...]



EAMS’s Ashley Geesey named Pennsylvania’s 2018 Top Youth Volunteer

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

 February 23, 2018- Elizabethtown Area Middle School eight grader Ashley Geesey has been named Pennsylvania’s top youth volunteer at the middle level by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As the Commonwealth’s 2018 middle school award-winner, Geesey will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where she will join the winners at both the high school and middle school levels from each state and the District of Columbia. While in our nation’s capital, Geesey will spend four days touring landmarks,[Read more...]



EAMS students take part in local Band Fest

Feb 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 12, 2018- Nine Elizabethtown Area Middle School band students recently took part in the 2018 Lebanon Valley College Middle School band festival. The students, all seventh graders, were selected based on their teacher’s recommendation for demonstrating outstanding musicianship.  The students were Kathryn Barraclough, flute; Emma Creason, clarinet; Elyse Hayden, flute; Carrisa Horst, flute; Elizabeth Kerin, flute; Rene Oltmans, flute; Elijah Miller, percussion; Kyle Valentine, trombone; and Mark Walter, trombone. The festival was held on the campus of Lebanon Valley College on Jan. 11 and was sponsored by the Lebanon Valley College chapter of the National Association on Music Educators. [Read more...]



Senior Center activities week of February 15

Feb 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Area seniors are invited to participate in any of the following programs held at the Elizabethtown Area Senior Center.  The Senior Center is located in the GEARS Community Center, Elizabethtown and is open Monday through Friday.  Call the center for more information about the activities or to make reservations at 367-7984. The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging. Thursday, February 15: 9:00 am Walking, 9:00am Seniors helping Seniors, 10:30am Table Games, 12:30 Pinochle or Bridge. Lunch will be: Beef burrito, warm fiesta corn, Spanish rice, and baked pineapple Friday, February[Read more...]



EAHS to hold Winter Athletic Recognition Day (DATE CHANGE)

Feb 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Lead Article

February 7, 2018- Due to the unplanned school closing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Elizabethtown Area High School will now hold its Winter Athletic Recognition Day on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium.