Sentinel photo by LAUREN KERSHNER
JustBen Agriculture LLC partners Justin Frederico, left, and Ben Hall, right, show Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding some of their hemp plants. The partners grow about five acres of hemp plants for research purposes.

Exploring potential of new crop

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McCLURE — Imagine looking to build a home 50 years from now. What kind of materials do you think will be used for building materials? Did materials made from hemp cross your mind? The hemp plant, like its sister the marijuana plant, is not a new crop to the country. In fact, according to ...

Come together in prayer


LEWISTOWN — In view of recent events, Lewistown Presbyterian Church will host a Prayer Vigil for Racial Reconciliation at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the church. Speakers during the event, which is sponsored by the Lewistown Ministerium, will include the host pastor, Rev. Jim Thomas, and the Rev. ...

Ten facts about Pennsylvania’s hemp history

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From Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council 1. Lancaster County was the hemp capital of early America. The county’s original Hempfield Township was formed in 1729 and was named for the “vast quantities of hemp raised there.” 2. George Washington visited and inspected Pennsylvania hemp ...

Thoughts about money


Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series written by the Rev. Dr. James Barnes. The second half will be published in the Saturday, Aug. 24 edition of The Sentinel. ¯¯¯ There are about 40 parables that our Lord gave in the gospels. Parables were designed to hide ...

Board approves personnel changes

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MIFFLINTOWN — Nora E. Houser, social studies teacher at East Juniata High School, has retired, effective July 6. The Juniata County School District Board of School Directors on Thursday approved Houser’s retirement, as well as a listing of other personnel changes. Approvals ...

Pastor Carla Volland gains US citizenship


Submitted by Sharon Wilson REEDSVILLE — Pastor Carla Volland, of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Reedsville, became an American citizen on Aug. 4. She took her Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the United States Department of Homeland Security in Philadelphia. Her ...

Religion calendar


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Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly. Missing classmate requests are published once and repeated only if updated. Brief reports of reunions and class reunion photos with the people identified in the order in which they appear are accepted for publication in the ...


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Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...

Veteran Pin

Commissioners honor Vietnam vets

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LEWISTOWN - Area veterans who served active duty during the Vietnam War from the late 50s to 1975 were honored Thursday with a 50th anniversary pin ceremony by the Mifflin County Commissioners. A total of 16 veterans who were among the 33 eligible for the pins were on hand at the ...