Features

‘When the Doctor Rode in a Gig’

MIFFLINTOWN — Most anyone who has lived in Juniata County for long has probably been a patient of Dr. Banks. Or at least their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and maybe even their great-great-grandparents, have. That’s because several generations of men in the Banks family ...

Who was Dr. William Hamlin Banks?

Excerpt from the 1947 obituary of Dr. William H. Banks, published in the Juniata Journal, and reprinted in “When the Doctor Rode in a Gig.” Dr. William Hamlin Banks passed away at his home, Main Street, Mifflintown, on Wednesday, December 24, 1947, at 12:30 p.m., aged 85 years. Dr. Banks ...

Dream catcher

MIFFLINTOWN — It’s often said that with some hard work and dedication, you can make your dreams come true. Some people may dream of traveling to far off places while others imagine attending an Ivy League university. For Juniata County native Jennifer Houtz, hard work made both of these ...

Goose Day — How it all began

Editor’s note: The following historical information was compiled by the late Jim Canfield for use in The Sentinel’s 1979 special Goose Day supplement. LEWISTOWN —About 20 years ago [c. 1959] a newspaper columnist named Jay James wrote that American life had abandoned all customs related ...

Reunions

Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly on the Entertainment page. 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 ...

Reunions

Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly on the Entertainment page. 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 ...

THE LIST

All month ≤ It’s time to add The Goose Day Shuffleî to your playlist. Find it on YouTube.com, written and recorded at West Market Studio, Lewistown. ≤ Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Avenue, Lewistown, selling homemade apple dumplings. Preorder at the front desk by Sept. 21; ...

Celebrate Goose Day with tasty meals, specials

Tradition states that if you eat goose on September 29, you’ll never want for money all the year round. Who wouldn’t want that? The Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau called every restaurant in Mifflin and Juniata counties to see who’s serving the lucky bird on Sept. 29 and not only ...

Lodging specials for Goose Day visitors

≤ Sept 21-22 — Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, 170 N. Main St., Reedsville, offers a fall package that includes wine coupons for Seven Mountains Winery, spa soaps, use of the outdoor hot tub, firepit, and outdoor movie theater. Rooms are decorated for fall, and don’t be surprised if a bit ...

Reunions

Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly on the Entertainment page. 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 ...