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Unidentified Elizabethtown Man Bicycles 15,000 Kilometers in 2011

Dec 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page, People

Two Elizabethtown Journal reporters, carrying a copy of Stalking the Wild Asparagus and munching on wild hickory nuts, were foraging for food near the Conewago Trail last weekend when they encountered an odd-looking character outfitted in cycling regalia and riding an Italian racing bicycle. He appeared to be four score and seven, but we suspect that he is considerably younger than that. Because the EJ reporters’ have an insatiable appetite for vapid stories, they engaged in a conversation with the man and recorded the interview presented below. The man preferred to remain anonymous, citing that his identification could be a[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Borough January Calendar

Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page, News

January 2, 2012 – Office closed for the holiday. January 4 – 6, 2012 – Trash collection will run as normal. January 7, 2012 – Curbside Christmas Tree Collection. January 9, 2012 – Zoning Hearing Board 7 PM. January 10, 2012 – Planning Commission 6:30PM. January 16, 2012 – Office closed for the holiday.



So What Happened to the 2009 Stimulus Package? And How Much did E-town Get?

Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

The original stimulus package, or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), provided $840 billion in tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and payments to state and local governments for health and education. As of Dec 16, 2011, $736 billion, or 88 percent, has been paid out. Tax Benefits accounted for $300.1 billion; contracts, grants, and loans $219.5 billion; and entitlements $216.3 billion. Has the ARRA proven to be effective? By most estimates, the stimulus, along with a strong dose of monetary measures by the Federal Reserve, prevented a bad economic recession from getting worse. In 2008-09, the private sector had ceased[Read more...]



Elizabethtown High School Junior Lamar Brubaker Named 1st Runner-Up In Susquehanna Bank Teen Video Contest

Dec 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

LITITZ, Pa., December 19, 2011 (submitted by Susquehanna Bank)– At age 16, aspiring filmmaker Lamar Brubaker has launched his own company and gained experience filming music videos, as well as testimonials and highlight videos for his church. Now, he’s been honored as 1st runner-up in a video contest for teens sponsored by Susquehanna Bank. Lamar’s film “Saving Is Worth It!” was honored as part of the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest organized by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. It is featured on Susquehanna Bank’s YouTube channel at this location. In the contest, students age 13 to 18 submitted 90-second[Read more...]



EASD Press Releases–Dec 15

Dec 15th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

World Famous Canadian Brass Conduct Master Class for Local High School Students December 15, 2011— Elizabethtown Area High School concert band students recently took part in a once-in-a-lifetime special master class conducted by the internationally-renowned Canadian Brass. As one of the top entertaining groups in the world, members of the world-famous brass quintet helped the students prepare to perform some of the music literature they were learning in class. As part of the special session, the students learned specialized breathing techniques, proper posture, timing of different instruments taking into account air flow, and how to interpret music in a not[Read more...]



Amish Grace Reconsidered (Commentary)

Dec 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

On October 2, 2006 a local dairy truck driver entered the West Nickel Mines School, an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By the time the incident ended, he had shot ten girls, killing five, and eventually turning the gun on himself. The incident received considerably national attention. On the fifth anniversary of the Nickel Mines shootings, Elizabethtown College sponsored a conference in commemoration of the event. The conference, “The Power of Forgiveness: Lessons from Nickel Mines”, explored the moral dilemmas arising from violence and the potential power of forgiveness for personal healing and the restoration of relationships.[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area Middle School to Host Holiday Band Concert

Dec 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Features

December 5, 2011— Elizabethtown Area Middle School’s holiday band concert is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Performances by the school’s concert band, jazz band, and color guard will be featured. The public concert will be held in the high school auditorium and is free of charge. The Jazz Band will perform Little Saint Nick, The First Noel (featuring Autumn Warner on tenor sax and Levi Greenly on flugelhorn), and Santa Baby (featuring Autumn Warner on tenor sax and Kurt Schlegel on trombone). The Concert Band will perform All is Calm, The Glory of Christmas, Deck the Halls[Read more...]



EASD Press Releases

Dec 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Elizabethtown Agriculture Teacher Selected for Educator Award December 1, 2011— Elizabethtown Area High School agriculture teacher Mark Anderson is one of only seven individuals nationwide to receive the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Ideas Unlimited Award at the NAAE annual convention in St. Louis. In a response to the Pennsylvania Department of Education deeming the Agricultural Mechanics career pathway a high priority occupation, Anderson developed the Horseshoe Nail Cowboy. He started out researching for practical brazing projects but none fit his criteria of being small, simple, inexpensive, easily adaptable and fun. Anderson quickly decided to create one of his[Read more...]



EASD dedicates new Bear Creek School — Observations by Jeff McCloud

Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Monday, November 21, 2011 (Reposted from Chronicling Elizabethtown) In my official capacity as the parent of a student at the new Bear Creek School, I attended the dedication ceremony for the $18 million building held yesterday. Originally scheduled for Oct. 30, it was delayed because of that day’s freak snowstorm. The dedication was a nice event, with all the typical dignitaries speaking and thanking the appropriate individuals. Two details stood out to me during the ceremony: (1) In 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Education said the Bear Creek School construction project was the cheapest of all school construction in the[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Dental’s Smiles for life Campaign Benefits Local Education Foundation

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Features

November 22, 2011— Elizabethtown Dental Associates recently donated $30,000 to support students and faculty of the Elizabethtown Area School District. The funds, raised through Elizabethtown Dental’s SMILES FOR LIFE initiative, will be used to fund innovative programs in the classroom, as well as go toward the Investing in Our Children, Our Community, Our Future $3,700,000 Capital Campaign. The funds were contributed to the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation, which provides supplemental resources that enrich and enhance teaching and learning in the Elizabethtown Area School District. At a small check ceremony, Dr. Edward White of Elizabethtown Dental Associates presented a check to[Read more...]