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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 ...

Local train robbery subject of student’s documentary

HUNTINGDON — The legend of the Great Train Robbery of 1909 in the Lewistown Narrows will be revisited in a film debuting in Huntingdon on Monday. Matt Gaynor, of Jacobus, York County, a senior at Juniata College studying integrated media arts and film production, wrote and directed the ...

Bonson awarded prestigious fellowship

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Sarah Bonson graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University last May with the highest scholastic average through her four years at the university, a Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship, and membership in the George Henry Miles Honor Society and multiple science honor organizations. ...

Sparks in the Park

When I was a young fifth grader at East Derry Elementary (1975), Mr. McClenahen tried very hard to teach us about the American Civil War. We went to Gettysburg and toured all the battlefields, sat through the electric map presentation, walked up the rotunda and looked at the murals and ...

HOMETOWN Cravings

LEWISTOWN — Everyone has a favorite food that they crave and, for many of those people, there’s only one place to get it. Earlier this year, the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau asked the public via this newspaper and several social media sites for the one food they crave that ...

What is there to do around here?

LEWISTOWN — Along with the new Hometown Cravings Special Interest Tour, the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau is also debuting two new weekend itineraries created by local notables. The Juniata County Commissioners (with special thanks to Alice Gray) created a Juniata County Weekend, ...

Barn Quilts

COCOLAMUS — The Juniata Valley continues to be quilted with the art of its students. The Artist in Education Program with Perry County Council of the Arts has been giving high school students all over the area the opportunity to create barn quilts. A barn quilt is a basic quilt pattern ...

Road to fitness takes Andy Bell to the Boston Marathon

LEWISBERRY — The breaking point for overweight Andy Bell came about six years ago when he hopped on a scale and saw it read 265 pounds. Here was Bell taking medication for his blood pressure, cholesterol and anxiety. “I know I was crying,” recalled Bell, who currently teaches at ...

Dreams coming true

HERSHEY — Joy Johns was a Juniata County teenager who felt she could not reach her highest potential. Then a brochure promising hope for a brighter future showed up in her mother’s mailbox. It was an invitation to attend an introduction to the Milton Hershey School held at Hoss’s in ...

Brooke Kitting wins award to study veterinary medicine and public health

McALISTERVILLE — Brooke Lynn Kitting, daughter of Stacy and Melissa Kitting of McAlisterville, and a member of the Class of 2014 at East Juniata High School, will graduate from Delaware Valley University School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on May 19. She will receive a Bachelor ...