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Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Reagan Sheetz, right, feeds one of her male peacocks, Alladin, at her Reedsville home. Sheetz now has five peacocks, two from Dr. Moira Dwyer, her medical doctor at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Sheetz’s other peacocks include, Skittles, Walker, Jasmine and Irma. She noted they enjoy eating bread, watermelon and dry cat food for snacks.

A special gift

Editor’s note: This is a story about a little girl, Reagan Sheetz, of Reedsville, who went through two major surgeries and developed a special relationship with her pediatric surgeon, Dr. Moira Dwyer, and how Sheetz came to acquire her pet peacocks through the process. To document the ...

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Young Marine is making a career out of musical ability

Music for most teenagers means streaming their favorite tunes on Spotify or downloading them from I-Tunes. That’s not the case for 17-year-old Carrie Ciecierski, a recent high school graduate who is making music for the United States Marine Corps. Her grandparents are lifetime Lewistown ...

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Ronald Fogleman is named to National Aviation Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON — Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, formerly of Mifflintown, was one of four individuals who have been elected by the National Aviation Hall of Fame for its Class of 2018. Executive Board Member Dr. Kathy Hughes and Executive Director Amy Spowart revealed the names before an audience of ...

Photo courtesy Sara Buffington, Mifflin County Garden Club
Helen Buffington Award
Lisa McCullough, Rhoda Shafranich and Ahlea Hornung, 420 W. Fourth St., Lewistown

Snow Crystals

The Mifflin County Garden Club has announced the winners of the 2017 Christmas Decorating Contest in Lewistown: * This year's winner of the Helen Buffington Award is Lisa McCullough, Rhoda Shafranich and Ahlea Hornung. The home is located at 420 W. Fourth St. * The Blue Ribbon for ...

Sentinel photo by TABITHA GOODLING
Joelle Henry works on a page during a Bible Journaling workshop.

Group seeks to bring Bible passages to life

RICHFIELD — Scripture says the Bible is meant to be a “lamp unto my feet and a light for my path.” There are many times in passages where the imagery is real in the mind and colors are even mentioned. What if someone could put those colors directly onto the page and bring the ...

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The entrance to Mattawana Cemetery in McVeytown.

Memories of the Mattawana Cemetery

It was back in 1967, I was only 35 years old when the late James Rodgers and the late Charles Hambright approached me and asked me if I would consider becoming the secretary/treasurer for the Mattawana Cemetery Co. After a brief time of thinking it over, I decided to take on the ...

Photo submitted by Bill Sieber
Kyler Sieber, 17, a Boy Scout with Troop 76 in Mount Union, recently completed his Eagle Scout project. His project was cleaning up the Heister’s Mill cemetery along Little Greenbriar Road in Wayne Township. The cemetery was very overgrown and needed a lot work to enable people to visit and read the gravestones. Brush was removed, trash cleaned up and grass seed was put down. A sign was erected with the name of the cemetery and the date it was created. There are five known graves, including three veterans interred in the cemetery: James Glasgow, William Latherow, Reuben Niece (Mexican American War vet) Willis Copelin (Mexican American War vet) and John Graham (Revolutionary War vet). A ceremony was held on Nov. 5 dedicating the cemetery.

Eagle Scout

Photo submitted by Bill Sieber Kyler Sieber, 17, a Boy Scout with Troop 76 in Mount Union, recently completed his Eagle Scout project. His project was cleaning up the Heister’s Mill cemetery along Little Greenbriar Road in Wayne Township. The cemetery was very overgrown and needed a lot ...

Photos courtesy of Mifflin County Rocks
Take a look around for the painted rocks on this page. They, and others like them, are painted by local people and hidden in Mifflin and Juniata counties for you to find and enjoy.

Juniata Valley rocks!

LEWISTOWN — Discovering a painted rock with a bright image or expression can change someone’s day. The act of painting such brightness on rocks can serve as therapy for those facing difficult times, too. The craze of rock painting has been going on all over the country. Here in the ...

Lt. Troxell, March, 1944, in Pittman, New Jersey

A quiet hero

Editor’s note: Andy Winder, of Mifflin, recently researched the military history of Miriam Troxell, of Lewistown, and presented his findings and some of Miriam’s photographs to The Sentinel for publication as a tribute to her service on Veterans Day. Miriam Troxell was the aunt of ...