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Legacy Day

POE VALLEY — Legacy Day once again will take place 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 15 at Poe Valley State Park. Legacy Day is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the birth of Poe Valley and Poe Lake, and about Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1333 camp S-63. The Centre ...

Town turns 200

RICHFIELD — The village of Richfield is rich with history. Christian Graybill laid out the plans of the village in 1818 in what was then Mifflin County. The area became Juniata County in 1831, and Richfield extends into West Perry Township in Snyder County. A book documenting the 200 ...

Dutch Days turns 50

RICHFIELD — In July of 1968 the community of Richfield came together in Basom Park for a celebration. It was the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the town at the far eastern corner of Juniata County and a small portion of southwestern Snyder County. Folks came together wearing ...

1818-2018

RICHFIELD — A very special and unique quilt was made for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Richfield. The center patch is embroidered with the words “Richfield Bicentennial 1818-2018 The Way It Was ...” It also contains the Richfield road sign that says “RICHFIELD laid out ...

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 ...

70+ years together

BELLEVILLE — William and Olive Troup were 15 and 14 years old, respectively, when they first met on the school bus. Now at ages 90 and 89, they’re celebrating 70 years of marriage on June 19. June 19 is a special date for their family. Olive’s father was born on June 19, and her ...

Reunions

Editor’s note: A list of upcoming reunions is published weekly on the Entertainment page. The deadline for submitting notices is one week before publication. Submit reunion notices to Jane Cannon Mort at The Sentinel; email jmort@lewistownsentinel.com, or call (717) 248-6741, ext. 115. ¯ ...

Tackling social issues with service

In eleventh grade, students at Belleville Mennonite School have a once-a-week class called Social Issues. The purpose of the class is for the students to explore social problems in the world, then apply a Christian worldview to seeking ways to solve or alleviate the problems. Some of the ...

4-year-old makes special donation

MIFFLINTOWN — Four-year-old Gracie Shellenberger, daughter of Megan E. Shellenberger, recently raised $573 for the Juniata County Library from family and friends. “I have occasionally heard of people doing this type of thing before, but for a 4-year-old to do this left me speechless,” ...

‘A Daisy a Day’

BELLEVILLE — It’s a very short story, but it tells a tale of a lifetime of love between Gail E. Strock, of Belleville, and her husband. That story, titled “A Daisy a Day,” appears in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of Love,” scheduled for release in bookstores on June ...