Features

Celebrating the colors of fall

Fall is finally being seen and felt throughout the Juniata Valley and the mountains in Pennsylvania. I was fortunate enough last weekend to take the Amtrak train from Lewistown to Pittsburgh and then back again for a family event. While it was longer and I had less freedom to travel ...

Lil Miss loves cheese

Hello, my name is Caylee Imes. I am 4 years old and I am a Juniata County Lil Dairy Miss. I like helping the other members of the dairy court at promotions. My favorite dairy product is cheese. I love to eat plain cheese for a healthy snack that is full of calcium and protein. I also like ...

Mifflin County Library has a special visitor

LEWISTOWN - Last Saturday, Sgt. William Roberts and K-9 Officer Tank from the Lewistown Police Department visited the Mifflin County Library to talk with children and their families about what it is like to be a police officer and handler to a canine police dog. Everyone in attendance enjoyed ...

Consequences of mistaken identity painful for soldier

In September 1779, a Susquehanna River settler who had spent a year as an Indian captive made an error in judgement that nearly cost him his life.As Luke Swetland attempted to escape from the Iroquois Indians in western New York, he fell in with a group of soldiers that he thought were British ...

History buff comes full circle with job at museum

BOALSBURG - Starting with a sixth grade History Day project about the tank on display at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, and ending up as the administrator of the same museum, Tyler Gum of Lewistown, feels that he has come full circle.Gum, a 2004 graduate of Lewistown Area High ...

Scandinavian design rooted in folk art

Scandinavian design focuses on the lifestyle choices of those living in the lovely regions of Northern Europe. In Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, furniture must be thrifty in cost, comfortable and related to outdoor living.The unique seasonal weather changes known to Scandinavia dictate ...

Mount Union marching band wins a first place trophy

MOUNT UNION - The Mount Union Area High School Marching Band brought home a first place award at its first competition of the season held Sept. 10 at Juniata Valley High School.The marching band, under the direction of Rick Kane, Director of Bands at Mount Union, is playing a tribute to David ...

Juniata homecoming to be held Sept. 30

Homecoming activities at Juniata High School will take place during halftime of the Juniata Huntingdon football game on Sept. 30 at Dietrick Field.The homecoming queen candidates were selected by various extracurricular clubs at Juniata High School to represent academics, the arts, athletics, ...

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 ...

‘Possibility and promise’

LEWISTOWN - Larry Schardt, or "Rock and Roll Larry" as he is known throughout the Juniata Valley and beyond, is an avid writer; he writes nearly every day."I love to write and to share my writing," he said.Schardt is an author, speaker and the creator of The Success That Rocks series. He ...