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Pennsylvania No. 1 in Casino Tax Revenues?

Oct 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Hard to believe, but it is true! In 2009, Pennsylvania collected $929 million in casino taxes, more than did Nevada (#3) or Indiana (#2). The ascent of PA to the top of the charts is even more striking when you consider that it was in 2006, a mere four years ago, that the first casino opened in the state (Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs). How about the home of Atlantic City? New Jersey’s tax revenue was less than 40% of Pennsylvania’s, at $348 million. The data, available at, shows the dramatic decline of Nevada as a gambling destination. As[Read more...]

The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn will be sold

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: News

20-September-2010 – (ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.) – The contents of the Conewago Manor Inn – an historic structure dating back to an original 1742 grant from the William Penn family, founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) in an on-site auction slated for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Inn itself in Elizabethtown, Pa. Elizabethtown is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, just off Route 283, about midway between Harrisburg and Lancaster. The auction will be conducted by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, based in Pittsfield, Mass. Over 500 lots of fine antiques and accessories will be[Read more...]

Primary Care Physician Supply: How Do We Fare?

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

size-full wp-image-1224″ title=”pcdoc3″ src=”” alt=”pcdoc3″ width=”614″ height=”461″ />mily medicine physicians, general internal medicine physicians, general pediatricians, and some obstetrician-gynecologists are considered primary care physicians. The current interest in primary care physician supply has been motivated by the perceived need for physicians to care for the newly insured and by an understanding that tipping the balance between primary care physicians and specialty physicians decreases system costs and leads to better health outcomes

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...]

Dentist Supply: How Do We Fare?

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Lead 2

The supply of dentists is unique when compared to the supply of other health care providers. A lot of interest has been afforded to the supply of physicians and nurses and whether the future supply will be able to keep up with demand. These are very important issues. However, the supply of physicians and nurses is increasing over time and the question is whether this increase will be sufficient to meet the demand. In contrast, the supply of dentists has recently begun an absolute decline, making dentists the only provider type whose numbers are actually declining.

Delegation from E-town’s sister city vists borough

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

A delegation from Letterkenny, Ireland, visited Elizabethtown this week between St. Patrick’s Day parades in Philadelphia and New York City. Letterkenny is Elizabethtown’s sister city, and the two towns established ties in the last decade. In the accompanying photo, from left, are Jimmy Harte, Letterkenny’s deputy mayor; Mayor Jim Lynch; and the Town Clerk Paddy Doherty. Their visit to Elizabethtown was just a few hours on Monday, giving them an opportunity to meet with Mayor Chuck Mummert, Borough Manager Roni Ryan and Assistant Borough Manager Cindy Foster. They also had lunch at Elizabethtown College, where they met with Beth Bergman[Read more...]

Return your 2010 Census questionnaire

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Lead 2, News

If you’re like me, you received your 2010 Census questionnaire in the mail recently. On behalf of Elizabethtown Borough, I encourage you to fill out the form

Former mayor, councilman receives O’Connor Public Service Award

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Councilman's Corner, Features

Former Elizabethtown Mayor and Councilman Ken Reighard received the Vincent W. O’Connor Public Service Award at the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner Friday, March 26. A lifelong resident of the borough, Ken served Elizabethtown’s municipal government for more than 30 years as mayor and a member of council. (Here’s a bit of trivia: Ken was mayor during the emergency at Three Mile Island in 1979.) During those years, he also was a director with the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority, a member of the Planning Commission, the Parks Commission and the Civil Service Commission. Ken retired from public service about[Read more...]

Guy F. Hershberger subject of 2010 Durnbaugh lecture

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (March 15, 2010) – The life and influence of Guy F. Hershberger, a leading Mennonite ethicist in the mid-20th century, will be the focus of this year’s Durnbaugh Lectures at Elizabethtown College. Mennonite historian Theron F. Schlabach will deliver “Caught Between Anabaptists and Modernity: Guy Hershberger’s Faith in His Church” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Myer Hall’s Susquehanna Room. Schlabach will discuss how Hershberger’s messages of biblical pacifism and biblically based social gospel came out of both his theology of church and church as he experienced it as a Mennonite. The talk will follow the[Read more...]

‘Blackboard, Pulpit and Stereoscope: The Work of G.N. Falkenstein’ March 31 at High Library

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Events, Features, Lead 2

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA – (February 17, 2010) – George Ness Falkenstein (1859-1949) taught science in Illinois, served a Brethren congregation in Philadelphia, wrote history, sold used books … and helped to found Elizabethtown College.

In celebration of the High Library 20th anniversary, Jeff Bach, director of the College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, gives an illustrated lecture about the many facets of G.N. Falkenstein and his career. The event, free and the open to the public, takes place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in High Library’s Winter Alcove, second floor.

Learn—through highlights from Falkenstein’s journal