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JC Library receives grant

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN — The PPL Foundation awarded the Juniata County Library Inc. a sustaining grant in the amount of $1,500 as part of PPL’s Cover to Cover initiative to improve child literacy. Tracie Logue Witter, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, presented Vince Giordano, ...

Leap of faith

Religion

LEWISTOWN — Richard Groff felt a calling to the priesthood from a young age, but resisted the urge for many years. “My cousins and family were extremely supportive. Parishioners from my parish always said ‘we knew you were going to be a priest. We just didn’t know when.” Now, at ...

Camp Wonderopolis coming to local libraries

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LEWISTOWN — Have your children ever wondered how things are made? Or how they work? Look no further for the answers as Camp Wonderopolis is coming to the Mifflin County and Juniata County libraries this summer. Camp Wonderopolis was created for families with elementary school-age children ...

Churches prepare for Week of Caring

Religion

LEWISTOWN — Local churches are gearing up for Week of Caring — a week-long effort to provide manpower needed to complete home projects throughout Mifflin County. The event gives the church community the opportunity to connect with residents, said the Rev. Randy Hughes, pastor of First ...

Indian Valley alum places in NRA shooting competitions

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LEWISTOWN — U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adam Sokolowski has been shooting competitively since before he graduated from Indian Valley High School in 1999. Since 2015, Sokolowski has won the Open, Metallic and Production divisions in the National Rifle Association Bianchi Cup open, held this ...

Reluctant Christian

Religion

I want to introduce you to an Old Testament believer by the name of Jonah who did not make the All Star team. He never made the lists of names found in Hebrews chapter 11. In fact, in John 7:52, some Jews remarked that no prophet has ever come out of Galilee. Jonah did but apparently he was ...

Former student charged for threats made against school

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MIDDLEBURG — Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch announced in February that a former Midd-West School District student was charged by the Middleburg Police Department, for an alleged shooting threat directed against the Midd-West High School. An investigation by Middleburg Police ...

Vacation Bible School

Religion

¯Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 115 Maple Grove Road, will hold Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 1 and 8. Ages 4 to fifth grade. Children will be served supper, starting at 6 p.m. The theme is Noah’s Ark. Call the church office at (717) 935-2513 to register. ¯Aldersgate ...

A letter to Mifflin County churches

Religion

Hello brothers and sisters in Christ. This letter has been sent to over 103 churches in Mifflin County and the surrounding area. We live in perilous times and are in major spiritual warfare in our region (Eph.6:12). Just take a look at the front page of The (Lewistown) Sentinel. Almost ...

Annual Snyder County Night Out scheduled for Aug. 21

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SELINSGROVE — The Snyder County Coalition for Kids will present the sixth Annual Snyder County Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at East Snyder Park near Selinsgrove. Partnering with area law enforcement and first responders along with businesses, civic, health care and educational groups, ...