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Archive for April 2017

EAHS earns birth into state Science Olympiad

Apr 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 27, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School’s Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the regional Science Olympiad tournament held at Millersville University. The team took part in 23 total events in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, and science writing. The team earned a birth in the state tournament by placing fifth out of a field of 36 high school teams from Adams, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder, Union and York counties. Team members include Kaitlyn Babinchak, Madi Ebersole, Liam Hanley, Solomon Heisey, Gabriel Hurst, Meili Kenley, Hannah Kuntz, Conor[Read more...]

Elizabethtown College Crime Spree at Lake Placida

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Lead Article

Chris Hayes of MSNBC is the author of a recently published book, A Colony in a Nation. The book artfully tells the story of the colonial status of  people of color and the role of the police in maintaining and defining that status. The tale affords considerably attention to Ferguson and related incidents that occurred around 2014.  During that time EJ published an allegory addressing the same subject.  The editor was reminded of the story earlier today and decided to re-post it here. ================================================= Elizabethtown College is not crime-free. On December 1, three arrests were made at Lake Placida. Elizabethtown[Read more...]

EAHS students place second at state-wide SkillsUSA competition

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 26, 2017- A team of students from Elizabethtown Area High School captured the silver medal in the state-wide SkillsUSA Health Knowledge Bowl held April 19-21 in Hershey. Competing in the Healthcare category, the award-winning students were seniors Emma Leaman, Mallory Gish, Amber Hershey, and Jacey Kauffman. The team qualified to compete at the state level based on their first place finish at the regional level in January. The competition tested the knowledge of contestants preparing for employment in the health occupation field. At the state competition, the team from Elizabethtown took a written test of fifty multiple choice questions.[Read more...]

Senior Center activities week of May 4

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Thursday, May 4: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9am Sewing, 9:30am Morning Stretch, 10:30am Making Your Wishes Known-Joan Groh, 12:30pm Pinochle, 1pm Bridge. Lunch will be: chef salad, wedding soup, pears. Friday, May 5: 8:30-9:30am walking, 10am Bible Study, 11am Trivia w/Vaughn, 5pm TGIF Party. Lunch will be: BBQ beef ribette, sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, brownie. Monday, May 8: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Laddergolf, 10:30am Activity Sponsored by Oak Leaf Manor, 12:30 Pinochle. Lunch will be: chicken, rice, mixed veggies, applesauce. Tuesday, May 9: 8:30-9:30am walking, 9:30am Creative Arts in Aging and Morning Stretch, 10am Bingo Buddies, 10:30am Nutrition Activities, 1pm Vacation Destinations. Lunch[Read more...]

E-town cheerleaders selected to Big 33 football classic

Apr 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 25, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School senior cheerleaders Morgan Walters and Taylor Zerphey have been chosen to cheer for Pennsylvania at the 60th annual Big 33 football game. The prestigious all-star game will be played on June 17 at Speed Ebersole Stadium in Harrisburg and pits players from the Commonwealth against all-stars from Maryland. To be selected to the team, Walters and Zerphey were first nominated by her coach. Each then competed in tryouts earlier this year for one of only 68 spots on the squad. During tryouts, Walters and Zerphey were judged in various categories including jumps, cheer,[Read more...]

EASD Announces Third Marking Period Honor Roll

Apr 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 25, 2017- Dr. Nate Frank, principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, and Michael Pericci, assistant principal of Elizabethtown Area Middle School, announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll they are required to attain a 92% average overall with no grade lower than 83% in any subject area. A total of 206 students made the honor roll this marking period, which equates to roughly 32% of the student body in grades 7-8 having a GPA at or above 92%. Seventh Grade Connor Alspaugh, Julia Bailey, Rylee Bender,[Read more...]

GEARS News April 24

Apr 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

BEARS Basketball Program BEARS Boys Basketball Clinic is for players who want to further their skills through drill work and games. Coaches will emphasize a fun atmosphere while building players skills and confidence on the court. Fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting will be the focus. Grades 4-6. Program is on Sundays, May 7-July 30 (excluding May 21 & 28) from 6-8 pm at the GEARS Community Center Gym (70 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown).  Fee is $25 for GEARS members ($32 non-member). For more information or to register call GEARS at 367-0355 or go online at Splash Bash             [Read more...]

Bainbridge Elementary to hold community celebration

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Front Page, News

April 21, 2017- Bainbridge Elementary School will hold a Community Celebration on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-8 p.m. The program will honor and celebrate the 83-year history of the school ahead of the major renovation project set to begin in June that will transform the building into a 21st-century learning center. The commemoration is free and open to the community and will allow former and current students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the community-at-large to walk the school for a final time before the construction work begins. Since opening its doors on its present site in 1934, the school has been[Read more...]

EAHS April students of the month named

Apr 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

  April 19, 2017- Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Kaitlyn Welch and Tyler Rae were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for April. Welch and Rae were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Welch is the daughter of James and Tracey Welch of Elizabethtown. She is a member of the prestigious National Honor Society where she serves as treasurer. Welch also holds leadership positions in numerous other school activities. She is captain of the swimming and tennis teams, as well as finance captain for Mini-THON. Welch is also active[Read more...]

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;