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1834 traveler rode his canal boat up, then over Allegheny Mountain

In 1834, an adventuresome man named Jesse Christman, who lived along the Lackawanna River, decided to go west. He had heard that the grass was much greener in Illinois than it ever was in Pennsylvania.To get there, Christman decided to travel along the brand-new Pennsylvania Canal. He obtained ...

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 for ...

Independence Day Weekend events

Today - The Embassy's "All Day Libertyfest" will run from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., featuring live music and dancing, cruise in from 3 to 8 p.m., Hot Dog Eating Contest at 9:15 p.m., vendors, a free movie night outside on the wall. Today -River Valley Idol competition, 8 p.m., in the Juniata Valley ...

River Valley Idol to be selected on Saturday

From staff reportsLEWISTOWN - Ten contestants will vie for the title of 2016 River Valley Idol at 8 p.m. on Saturday, lighting up downtown Lewistown before the fireworks display.The finals will held in the parking lot of the Juniata Valley Bank on Monument Square.Before the event, there will be ...

Embassy Libertyfest bringing entertainment to Lewistown

From staff reportsLEWISTOWN -The Embassy Theatre's All Day Libertyfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lewistown.Festivities kick off Friday evening, with the annual Lewistown Community Band's Let Freedom Ring concert. The show begins at 7 p.m. in front of the ...

Patriotic music to fill the air in Lewistown Friday evening

LEWISTOWN - The annual "Let Freedom Ring" concert will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in front of the Embassy Theater on South Main Street, Lewistown, presented by the Lewistown Community Band, under the direction of Peter Marsh and assistant director, Terri Limes.The program will contain ...

George Washington to pay a visit to Siglerville for event

SIGLERVILLE - The third annual Freedom Festival in Siglerville will kick off on Sunday on the grounds of the Siglerville Congregational Church.All activities will be outside for the festival, including morning worship from 9:30 to 11 a.m."This is all based upon capturing the faith of our ...

Author Amy Lillard to visit local libraries

LEWISTOWN- Writing is as easy as apple pie for author Amy Lillard.Lillard is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will meet with readers at the Mifflin and Juniata County libraries next month.Lillard is known for writing Amish mystery, Amish romance and western romance books. She will promote her latest ...

Sacred Heart teacher publishes memoir of his travels in education

LEWISTOWN - Three states. Ten schools. A thousand students. These are just some of the numbers from elementary school teacher Dave Webb's nearly 30-year career.It all started back in 1988 when the just-graduated Webb heard about a part-time opening for a gym teacher at St. Aloysius School in ...

Fourth of July events

Organizations planning non-profit events to celebrate the Fourth of July are invited to send information to The Sentinel for weekly free publication until the time of the event. Submit information to Jane Cannon Mort at The Sentinel, email jmort@lewistownsentinel.com or call 248-6741, ext ...