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Dairy Princess says goodbye

May is a bittersweet month for me as it will be my last month as the Juniata County Dairy Princess.I have been honored to be the face and voice of this amazing industry representing farmers and the dairy industry as a whole.I met some wonderful people throughout my reign as I attended various ...

School days

McALISTERVILLE - A rotting tree in a field owned and farmed by Tim Varner inspired him to tell the story of the building that once sat in that tree's shade.Varner farms the fields in Dunn Valley, Fayette Township, Juniata County. He knew when he purchased the property many years ago that an old ...

Local women visit home for female veterans

COATSVILLE - The Mary E. Walker House, located on the grounds of the Coatesville VA Medical Center, is a 30-bed transitional residence for homeless women veterans.This home is one of only three in the country for female veterans. The facility is named in honor of Mary E. Walker, who served ...

Remembering the Alamo

LEWISTOWN - That three local men fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 is no secret to anyone with even an inkling of the history of the Juniata Valley. Now the story of those freedom fighters is immortalized in song."Pennsylvania to the Alamo," is song Number 11 on a CD called "A ...

Liverpool couple shares battle with brain cancer

MIFFLINTOWN - Mary Jo Barner knows what cancer can do. It can come back again and again. It can cause fear and leave families wondering if this is a last opportunity at every activity.Barner also knows what cancer cannot do, and she knows what Jesus Christ can do.Barner's husband, Keith, has ...

Spring cleaning — the drawbacks and benefits

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its advantages. The drawbacks are obvious ... nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, the advantages to spring cleaning include additional storage space, discovering items that you thought you lost, and some quick cash if you work to sell ...

School Days

I went to St. Mary's twice and Notre Dame once and my older brother went to St. Mary's once and Notre Dame twice.What?Let me explain.My parents were born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Although they loved and always remained close to their families, after they married in 1952 they wanted ...

Take a hike

MOUNT UNION - Standing Stone Trail, which links Greenwood Furnace and Cowans Gap state parks and runs through Mifflin, Huntingdon and Fulton counties in central Pennsylvania has been named the state's 2016 Trail of the Year.The announcement was made in a recent press release from Pennsylvania ...

Centre County park also honored

STATE COLLEGE - Millbrook Marsh Nature Center in Centre County is the 2016 Green Park Award winner for its demonstrated commitment to environmental education, diverse park uses and restoration of a natural environment.The announcement was made recently by Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the ...