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Work underway for second volume of popular book

Working to put together the hardback book “A Look Back: Businesses in the Juniata Valley,” last year was so interesting that I couldn’t wait to give it another go. The book must have hit a chord with our readers, too, because it sold out in record time — just weeks after we received ...

Identity of man in old photo is revealed

One of the things I enjoy most about my job as special projects editor at The Sentinel is the interaction with readers who submit items to be used in our many special sections. In 2009, Teresa Orr, of Lewistown, submitted this great photo to be published in a special section called “I ...

Free tax program is available for seniors

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin-Juniata Regional Services Corp.’s annual tax assistance program is now taking appointments. A team of experienced volunteers are ready to assist local clients by preparing state and federal income tax forms for those who meet the age requirement or who are disabled. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...