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TSA Region 8 Conference

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Mifflin County School District students who participated in the TSA Region 8 Conference at Northern Cambria Middle School in February are, from left, front, Natalie Lavelle, Kristen Taylor, Vivian Russler, McKenna Price, Rylee Fultz and Jacob Underhill; second ...

Local RN assists in surgery on hospital ship in Cameroon

LEWISTOWN — After returning from a two-week mission trip on the Africa Mercy in Cameroon, Catherine Fultz, a surgical registered nurse at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, marveled at the differences between the two worlds. “Everybody there was considered important,” from the custodians ...

Art journaling

LEWISTOWN — The front cover of the magazine invites readers to see “Kate Yetter’s impressive and delicate layering effect” on Page 32. Yes, the Lewistown artist’s work can be found there — and on Page 8 through 15, 33 through 38, and 41, 54-55, 72-73, 110-111, 125-126 and ...

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. ...