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Egg Harbor Township High School students throw a successful fundraiser for the HERO Campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 07:52 am

Submitted/Students pack the bleachers at Egg Harbor Township High School’s Annual Nerf Ball Tournament. The six-hour tournament held Friday, Feb. 7, raised about $4000 for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Submitted/Students pack the bleachers at Egg Harbor Township High School’s Annual Nerf Ball Tournament. The six-hour tournament held Friday, Feb. 7, raised about $4000 for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – More than 500 students, facility, alumni and school staff from Egg Harbor Township turned out last week to blast one another with Nerf balls to raise money for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

The annual Nerf Ball Tournament is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America as a fundraiser for the HERO Campaign. It was held Friday, Feb. 7. at Egg Harbor Township High School and drew a huge crowd of supporters who stomped and whistled through the six-hour tournament. When the event was finished, a single Nerf ball team stood victorious: The Elite 8.

The night began at 6 p.m. with 62 teams, each with eight teammates.

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Services announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 03:21 pm

Jackie Corbin Funeral arrangements have been announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff, who was the victim of an apparent homicide last week that remains unsolved.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 4-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 11:59 am

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Chelsea M. Barber, 26, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officers Christopher Leary and Katrina Cantell and charged with shoplifting.

 Andrew S. Feliciano, 20, of Hamilton Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officer Shawn Mensch and charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.

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History Notes, Feb. 17: Farmington Fire Company

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 17, 2014 10:52 am

Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck. Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Farmington Fire Company

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Egg Harbor Township Police opens applications for new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 09:05 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be conducting an entrance examination on March 26, 2014. An application package may be downloaded at the Egg Harbor Township Police Department website www.ehtpd.com starting Feb. 18. They must be returned no later than March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

All prior applications are null and void. Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey, have an associate degree or is currently matriculating at a four-year college offering a baccalaureate degree and has earned 64 academic credits toward a degree.

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Stockton students working to raise awareness of national debt

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 15, 2014 06:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A group of students from Richard Stockton College are nearing the finish line of a nationwide contest that could land them a chance to attend a Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in March and an opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton himself.

 Egg Harbor Township residents Angelo Bechara and Tarek Gad and Mico Lucide of Galloway are on Stockton’s five-person team with Jessica Carey of Chatham and Katerina Childs of Lacey. The undergrads are currently in second place in the “Up To Us” nationwide campus contest.

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First responders receive training on ice rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 15, 2014 02:32 pm

Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1

The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team and several other Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 to hone their skills and take advantage of the cold weather for an ice rescue drill.

The Atlantic County Park Rangers requested the drill to as a training exercise for its staff. Atlantic County has parks along both sides of the Great Egg Harbor River, its tributaries and lakes throughout Atlantic County. The park rangers will be the first responders on scene for anyone who venture onto the ice and fall through.

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UPDATE: Egg Harbor Township man taken into custody for beating death of dog

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 14, 2014 01:54 pm

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Wednesday Feb.12, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department took Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township, into custody on animal cruelty charges for his alleged involvement in the death of a dog found Jan. 29.

Bail on this charge was set by Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer at $10,000 full and Geisel was lodged in Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Police charged Geisel on Feb. 4 for his alleged role in the beating death of a young female dog found behind Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park, but he was not taken into custody until Feb. 12.

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Letter: EHT Arboretum experiences ignore by township

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 01:10 pm

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To the editor:

During the 10 years the Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission spent building the Arboretum and Nature Center, I picked up thousands of heroin baggies and liquor bottles from the parking lot.

Vodka was the liquor of choice. Vandalism was so prevalent I called the police only for the most egregious of acts. ATV riding seemed to be accepted because of who was doing the riding.

I soon was able to pinpoint when the vandalism was most frequent, when the ATV riders were out in force, when the drinking took place. Of course, I shared this with the police. I even contacted Stockton because I could tell from the trash I picked up that the area was well used by Stockton students.

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Letter: Bridge repair taking too long

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 13, 2014 01:10 pm

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 To the editor:

Approximately three years ago the bridge on the Mays Landing/Somers Point Road, a main route to Ocean City, was damaged by a storm and traffic has been detoured.

Enter the Army Corps of Engineers.  They want to raise the bridge to allow kayaks to pass under.

I have resided less than two miles from this bridge for more than 50 years and have never seen a kayak there. Many cedar stumps protruding from the water, but no kayaks.

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