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EAHS February Students of the Month Named

Feb 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 17, 2015- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Katherine Suchanec and Derek Flick were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s Students of Month for February. Suchanec and Flick were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Suchanec, daughter of Barbara Suchanec of Elizabethtown and John Suchanec of Lancaster, has excelled in the classroom earning membership into the prestigious National Honor Society where she serves as vice president. As part of Elizabethtown Area High School’s Competition Science Team, Suchanec has earned numerous awards in the Lancaster County Intel ISEF Science Fair including a bronze[Read more...]



Assembling the puzzle: Violence in the contemporary Islamic world

Feb 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

We have lived with Islamic violence in the contemporary world for some time now.  We have also lived with television analysts offering their take on the etiology of that violence. Three universes of content can be found in their causal narratives.  For the most part these analysts are informed people: some are scholars, some are ideologues, and some are pundits. There is some insight to be found in what the majority of them profess.  But as an explanation, their narratives fall short of real “insight.”  This failure to achieve insight is a consequence of several characteristics of their method including[Read more...]



Semior Center activities week of February 19

Feb 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, 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 19: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing and Pancakes, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Pennies From Heaven, 12:30 Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: sloppy joe, potato soup, bean salad, peaches. Friday, February[Read more...]



Students place in computer programming competition

Feb 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 12, 2015- Two Elizabethtown Area High School teams recently competed at the 31st annual Harrisburg Area Community College Computer Programming Competition. The two-person team of seniors Aaron Becker and Corby Rider had a strong showing placing fourth out of a field of 21 teams. Becker and Rider were pitted against not only their fellow student programmers representing twelve schools but also the clock. They had two hours to design and implement a solution to up to six problems. The event showcased the students’ knowledge of various computer science and programming concepts. Also taking part in the academic competition from[Read more...]



Elizabethtown Area Middle School holds spelling bee

Feb 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 12, 2015- Elizabethtown Area Middle School recently held its 2015 spelling bee. The winner of the Bee was eighth grader Mandy Franz. With her victory, Franz is eligible to compete in the Lancaster Newspapers Regional Spelling Bee. The runner up was eighth grader Nat McCloud. Other participants included eighth graders Abby Alspaugh, Alexander Caylor and Ryan Minnich, as well as seventh graders Samuel Becker, Sarena Brown, Adam Evans, Dominic Gomez, Sydney Gunther, Alex Long, Ethan Lown, Victoria Smith, Andrew Telenko, Wills Troutman and Winston Williams. Franz took home the victory by correctly spelling the word berserk. Photo Caption: First[Read more...]



Terrell’s Clyde Fitch Report discusses Greek debt in an historical context

Feb 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Dave Terrell’s February 12 article discusses Syriza’s proposal’s on the resolution of Greek debt within the context of Greek-German 20th century history.  You can read the article here. How have the Troika’s loans helped the Greek people and the Greek economy?  The answer may be surprising.  From Christina Laskiridas, “Amongst all the cacophony, it is important to look back at the bailouts. All but approximately 11% of the bailout money has ended up in creditors’ pockets.”  Read more here.



Local leaders to take part in charity basketball game for the GEARS Summer Playground program

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 10, 2015- The Elizabethtown Area School District and GEARS are teaming up to support the GEARS Summer Playground Program. Now in its third year, the charity game has netted over $3,000 for local programs. This year’s contest is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Daubert Gymnasium (Elizabethtown Area High School). Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The family-centered game is being organized by GEARS and will feature EASD teachers; coaches; principals; and former players for the E-town Bears, Lady Bears, and Blue Jays, as well as local community members lacing up their sneakers and taking to[Read more...]



Bainbridge Elementary marks 100 days of school

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 10, 2015- Bainbridge Elementary School recently observed the 100th day of school. The festive celebration included a school-wide story time with principal Greg Kiehl; classroom counting exercises; and as the highlight, students, faculty and staff dressing as if they were one hundred years old. In the classroom, teachers worked with students on the mathematical concepts of counting by tens, fives and ones, sorting and patterns while also developing place value concepts. Punctuating the day’s events was when Kiehl read Margaret Cuyler’s 100th Day Worries children’s book to all the students in the school library. According to Kiehl, the 100th day[Read more...]



Renowned sports psychologist to visit EASD

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

February 9, 2015- The Elizabethtown Area School District is pleased to invite parents, students, coaches and community members to a special presentation by Dr. Greg Dale of Duke University on how to maximize their child’s potential on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Dr. Dale is one of the nation’s leading sport psychology consultants and peak performance coaches. The presentation will be held in Elizabethtown Area High School’s auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The session is free and open to all regardless of whether you have a child involved in youth athletics in the community. Dr. Dale will provide a wealth of knowledge[Read more...]



GEARS News February 9

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

  Spin & Sculpt              Want to burn 400-600 calories, improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase muscle tone and have fun exercising without impacting your joints? Try this 45 minute indoor cycling class combined with 15 minutes of toning/core. Participants will climb hills, hit jumps and ride through valleys! You will be addicted to this major calorie burning class in no time! Don’t forget your workout towel and water! All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 16+. Class is on Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 24-April 9 from 7-8 pm in the GEARS Recreation Room #4 (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown).  Fee is[Read more...]