Sentinel photo by Buffie Boyer
Skip Leeper plays piano at Elmcroft Senior Living in January.

Skip Leeper: Piano man

When Skip Leeper was a postmaster at the Burnham Post Office, he had music in his ears and a song in his heart. After retiring from the United States Postal Service, Leeper picked up a new career — playing music. Leeper’s father was a professional musician who played guitar on the ...

Photo courtesy of Beth Reifsnyder
Beth Reifsnyder, a nurse known locally for her service on the Mifflin County School Board, also flies at the Mifflin County Airport and serves on the Airport Authority’s Board of Directors.

Beth Reifsnyder: Nurse

Beth Reifsnyder’s career as a nurse has taken her to some interesting places. Reifsnyder, a former Mifflin County school board director and a current board member of the Mifflin County Airport Authority, has had some interesting adventures throughout the years. Reifsnyder majored in ...

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Parents Rafael Gomez, left, and Keila Cintron, right, don their matching Make-A-Wish T-shirts with their son, Aiden, in front of Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

4-year-old enjoys dream trip to Disney

LEWISTOWN — With the help of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, 4-year-old Aiden Gomez, of Lewistown, recently received the gift of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the place where dreams come true, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Aiden, who is diagnosed with a ...

Photo courtesy Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council

Survive winter with these things to do

LEWISTOWN — Looking for something to do to chase away the winter blues or blahs? How about tapping your creative side and joining one or more workshops sponsored by the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council? Artistic ability is not a prerequisite for these classes, as the instructors will ...

Photo submitted by the Pennsylvania Military Museum
The Pennsylvania Military Museum is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. It is located at 51 Boal Ave. in Boalsburg. For more information, call  (814) 466-6263 or www.pamilmuseum.org.

Pa. Military Museum lists coming events

BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg recently announced a number of upcoming programs and special events for the late winter and spring. Charter Day Weekend The museum reopens to the public on March 11 with a Military Movie Madness Festival featuring Gary Cooper ...

Doug Sabin, Milroy

Why Was It So Important?

By Shirley Page Lewistown Why was it so important? Why did the star shine so bright? Why did the angels proclaim the news? Of the birth of a baby that night? Why did the shepherds listen? Why did the angels sing? Why did the wise men bring their very best to this tiny ...

Joe Miriello, Milroy
Shining lights through the darkness, kish park

From the Manger to the Cross

By Tena Kauffman Mifflintown A tiny baby in a manger of hay Was gifted to us on Christmas Day. He grew through the years According to God's plan; To save us from sin, He was crucified as a man. When we remember the baby Born on Christmas Day, We ...

Our Best Gift

By Shirley Page Burnham Many years ago A special kind of love Was sent to us from heaven, By God from up above. In the form of a tiny baby In a manger filled with hay A special kind of miracle happened on that day. Angels they foretold it to shepherds one dark ...

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Julie Sunderland displays her new book about her daughter at Friendship Bookstore in Burnham.

‘Jenny’s Journey’

McVEYTOWN — A fall down the basement steps landed Julie Sunderland in the position to write a book about her late daughter’s experiences with cystic fibrosis. Sunderland lost her 20-year-old daughter in October of 1994. She kept journals tucked away with memories of Jenny in her home. She ...


Fort Granville featured in new book

LEWISTOWN — No history of Mifflin County is complete without a mention of Fort Granville. The local fort plays an equally important role in the newly published book, "War in the Peaceable Kingdon: The Kittanning Raid of 1756." Author Brady J. Crytzer describes the disaster at the fort ...