Written by Dan Robrish
Thursday, 07 June 2012 14:35
Stories in the June 7, 2011, issue of The Elizabethtown Advocate include:
- Construction on an artificial turf playing surface for Jane Hoover Field could begin as soon as March, a board member of the Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation said. Robert Enck is a banker and former school board member who currently serves on the board of the nonprofit foundation that aids the school district. He said at a school board committee meeting on Tuesday, June 5, that financing should be worked out in October to make construction start in March.
- People who are resisting connecting to public water can still be billed for the service even if they have not connected, a lawyer told West Donegal Township supervisors.
- The top two graduates of Elizabethtown Area High School's class of 2012 don't know what sort of careers they will pursue, but they have plenty of time to figure that out. However, valedictorian Emily Hornung and salutatorian Ian Kowalok don't have much time to work on the speeches they will give at the graduation ceremony on Monday, June 11.
- Four young men are accused of stealing grates that cover storm drains to sell them for scrap metal. The Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police Department received multiple complaints of stolen storm drain grates in Mount Joy Township between Thursday May 31, and Friday June 1. Elizabethtown Borough police also dealt with reports of two storm sewer grates stolen from the Elizabethtown Fair Grounds.
- A pickup truck driver is facing charges from an accident that happened when a wheel came off the trailer he was towing on Route 283 near Elizabethtown, crossing the median and striking another vehicle, killing the driver. The March 23 accident in Mount Joy Township killed Lori Ann Clegg, 32, of New Cumberland Borough.
- Police issued 19 citations in a single day, mostly for speeding violations, as part of Pennsylvania's ongoing campaign to improve highway safety, police said.
- On Thursday, May 31, the Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police conducted aggressive driving enforcement on the 1700 block of North Market Street, which is near the intersection with Oakbrook Lane.
- Mars Chocolate, one of Elizabethtown’s largest employers, announced that it has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020.
- A change is in the air in Elizabethtown. As the warm days of spring grow hotter, the Elizabethtown community is turning its collective attention away from softball tournaments, track and field meets and other spring sports, focusing it instead on the upcoming summer swim season. One of the largest and most active summer swimming programs in Elizabethtown is that of the Willowood Swim Club, whose Bluefin swimming team has been competing in the area for nearly four decades. This year, the team has two co-head coaches, returning head coach Zach McElheny and first-time head coach Dan Mikula.
The Elizabethtown Advocate is sold from orange and black vending boxes in front of the Advocate office (9 S. Market St., across from the public library) in front of the Elizabethtown post office and at the train station. These locations retail the paper:
- Darrenkamp's Elizabethtown Market, 191 Ridgeview Road South
- One Stop Market (at the Sunoco station on High Street near the high school)
- Groff's Meats, 33 N. Market St.
- Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market St.
- Folklore Coffee, 1 N. Market St. (northeast corner of Center Square, diagonally across from the model train store)
- J's Sweet Treats, 1 S. Market St. (southeast corner of Center Square)
- Winters Heritage House Museum, 47 E. High St.