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Mount Union students make Black History Month presentation

MOUNT UNION — Students and faculty in the Mount Union Area School District held a Black History Month presentation on Feb. 28, which organizers said was well received by the community. Guest speakers were Donald Fortson and Rick Rogers, both graduates of Mount Union Area High ...

Mount Union native serves aboard Navy’s largest amphibious warship

SAN DIEGO — A 2015 Mount Union Area High School graduate and Mount Union native is serving aboard the largest amphibious warship in the Navy. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kianne Aponte is a personnel specialist serving aboard USS Boxer, based in San Diego. As a navy personnel specialist, ...

Three showing at special art exhibit

THOMPSONTOWN — Three students at Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary School have been selected for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Exhibit to be held at The Pennsylvania Department of Education building in Harrisburg. The students are Cadee Becker, sixth grade; ...

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 ...