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VanDenHengel Qualifies for NCAAs in Steeplechase

May 26th, 2010 | By | Category: News

(From Elizabethtown College) ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Elizabethtown College senior Megan VanDenHengel has qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the steeplechase, and will compete Friday at 5:45 p.m. at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. VanDenHengel was the 18th and final qualifier in the event, with a time of 10:55.47 that she achieved Thursday at the College of New Jersey’s Lions Last Chance Meet. The top eight finishers will be recognized as All-Americans. A first-time national qualifier in track & field after competing twice in cross country (2007, 2009), she is the seventh Elizabethtown women’s[Read more...]



Census workers go door to door

May 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

Teams of U.S. Census enumerators are going door to door to interview people who did not return their census forms. Nationwide, the response rate is 72 percent; in the Elizabethtown area, the response rates range between 76 percent and 81 percent, according to the Census’ Take 10 Map that lets you search by ZIP code and displays a Google map. A friend of mine is working as an enumerator, and I thought I would relay what he told me about his experience. He asked me not to identify him because Census workers are sworn to protect the confidentiality of the[Read more...]



Elizabethtown College’s 107th annual Commencement recognizes more than 500 students

May 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

Elizabethtown College recognized the accomplishments of 513 students during its 107th annual Commencement. The ceremony—which took place in The Dell, the lawn in front of the College’s historic Alpha Hall—was highlighted by remarks from Michael Lomax, president and chief executive officer of UNCF, the United Negro College Fund.

During his address, Lomax remembered his own 1968 graduation from Morehouse College, just one month after public funeral services for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. were held on the campus. He noted that the juxtaposition of the two very different ceremonies,



Sales and (Public) Service: Lance Koons

May 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, People

Lance was born and raised in Elizabethtown. After a 23-year career in police, security, and counseling, he changed course to pursue one of his passions – recreational bicycling. After a long involvement in sports such as football, track, wrestling and racing bicycles, the change was a natural progression in his life course. Additionally, repairing bicycles was a cathartic experience for Lance and furthered his excitement about making cycling a full-time job. Lance is the owner of Rails to Trails Bicycles in Elizabethtown. He currently lives in Elizabethtown with his wife Monica and his two children. EJ: What led you to[Read more...]



VanDenHagel in Hunt for NCAA Steeplechase

May 21st, 2010 | By | Category: News

(From Etown Sports) EWING, N.J. — Members of the Elizabethtown College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their final event of the 2010 season at the Lions Last Chance Meet, hosted by The College of New Jersey Thursday afternoon. Megan VanDenHengel shaved 9 1/2 seconds off her NCAA Division III provisional qualifying time in the women’s steeplechase, crossing the line in 10:55.47 to climb from 30th to 18th on the performance list and break her own school record of 11:04.98 set last Friday at Allegheny College. Typically, 18 or 19 runners compete at the event at nationals,[Read more...]



Gottfried to present keynote address at 150th anniversary celebration of founding of oldest Romanian university

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

(from Elizabethtown College) Paul Gottfried—Elizabethtown College’s Raffensperger Professor of Humanities and America’s leading paleoconservative intellectual—has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, the oldest institution of higher learning in Romania. Gottfried’s address—which will be presented June 1, 2010—will stress the opportunities for national rebirth that the fall of Soviet tyranny has created for the countries of Eastern Europe. He will encourage Romania and the other re-emerging nations to chart a course that avoids the temptations of returning to old national rivalries and being drawn[Read more...]



Tom Swartchick, guitar performs at Conewago Coffeehouse

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Events

Guitarist from the coal regions of Schuylkill County venturing out to play an eclectic selection of country cover songs and a few original tunes. 



Primary Care Physician Supply: How Do We Fare?

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead 2

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Work on train station parking lot to begin; lot will be closed for 2 months

May 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, News

Word came last week that the parking lot at the Elizabethtown Train Station will be closed for two months starting May 17. The lot will be closed so curbing and electrical components can be installed. Eventually, the lot will be paved. “It’s something they (the contractor) wanted to do in warm weather months, and the time has come,” Elizabethtown Borough Manager Roni Ryan told Borough Council last week. Amtrak will distribute fliers to train riders and post signs at the train station to notify train riders about the lot closure. Riders also can use the 90 parking spaces at nearby[Read more...]



Suspect arrested at 1:30 this morning after standoff with police

May 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Elizabethtown police arrested a man early this morning after a four-hour standoff with him in the 300 block of East Park Street. Police were dispatched to the residence at 9:23 p.m. Saturday for a man who had threatened to barricade himself in his residence and potentially harm himself and the police, according to a news release issued by Police Chief Jack Mentzer. The suspect was armed with a 9mm handgun, and other weapons were in the residence. Police responded to the scene and observed the man discharge the handgun inside the residence, the news release reported. Elizabethtown Police Department, with[Read more...]