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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
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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 ...

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
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 ...

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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 ...

9/11 Memorial

The bus dropped us off at Bryant Park a couple blocks from Times Square. While most on the bus trip were taking in a musical or going to see the Rockettes my mom and I had different plans. Explore the city. Actually a specific part of the city. Downtown Manhattan at the September 11th ...

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER
Brothers Noah, left, and Camden Lewis hold some of the items being donated to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville.

Noah’s Outreach

MIFFLIN — Noah and Camden Lewis run and play in their Licking Creek home, swinging play swords and jumping on one another’s backs. Noah is almost 5 years old and Camden is 3. An onlooker may think nothing of the backpack Camden is wearing as he plays. It looks like an accessory to ...

After French, English claims, where is the Indians’ land?

Beginning in 1750, a frontier surveyor named Christopher Gist made a series of journeys deep into Indian country to locate — and make rough surveys of — “good land” along the Ohio River. Gist and his employers all knew that the Native Americans who occupied the region would hardly ...

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If you want to highlight your grandmother’s china, it is best to display the lovely pieces as a holiday centerpiece, in a china cabinet, or on the Thanksgiving buffet table hosting flowers.

Tips for china on your Thanksgiving table

In the autumn of 1621, the Plymouth community and the Wampanoag Indians celebrated a harvest feast. A longstanding event in Native American culture, the harvest feast was also known as the Thanksgiving celebration. The 1621 harvest feast offered lots of meat and very few vegetables. Forks ...

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Russell Walters and his wife, Sue Ellen, appear in a portrait commemorating their 25th wedding anniversary. The inset photo shows Walters on his way to helicopter combat assault in III Corps, RVN 1970, with the 62nd Infantry Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).

Vietnam Dog Handler Association honors former area man for service

HERSHEY — Maj. Russell T. Walters (Ret.), formerly of Lewistown and now of Hershey, was awarded the Warriors Medal of Valor in October for honorable military service. The award was bestowed by the Vietnam Dog Handler Association at a reunion held Oct. 15 in Branson, Missouri. Walters is a ...