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Snow Crystals

The Mifflin County Garden Club has announced the winners of the 2017 Christmas Decorating Contest in Lewistown: * This year's winner of the Helen Buffington Award is Lisa McCullough, Rhoda Shafranich and Ahlea Hornung. The home is located at 420 W. Fourth St. * The Blue Ribbon for ...

Group seeks to bring Bible passages to life

RICHFIELD — Scripture says the Bible is meant to be a “lamp unto my feet and a light for my path.” There are many times in passages where the imagery is real in the mind and colors are even mentioned. What if someone could put those colors directly onto the page and bring the ...

Memories of the Mattawana Cemetery

It was back in 1967, I was only 35 years old when the late James Rodgers and the late Charles Hambright approached me and asked me if I would consider becoming the secretary/treasurer for the Mattawana Cemetery Co. After a brief time of thinking it over, I decided to take on the ...

Eagle Scout

Photo submitted by Bill Sieber Kyler Sieber, 17, a Boy Scout with Troop 76 in Mount Union, recently completed his Eagle Scout project. His project was cleaning up the Heister’s Mill cemetery along Little Greenbriar Road in Wayne Township. The cemetery was very overgrown and needed a lot ...

Juniata Valley rocks!

LEWISTOWN — Discovering a painted rock with a bright image or expression can change someone’s day. The act of painting such brightness on rocks can serve as therapy for those facing difficult times, too. The craze of rock painting has been going on all over the country. Here in the ...

A quiet hero

Editor’s note: Andy Winder, of Mifflin, recently researched the military history of Miriam Troxell, of Lewistown, and presented his findings and some of Miriam’s photographs to The Sentinel for publication as a tribute to her service on Veterans Day. Miriam Troxell was the aunt of ...

Family recounts tales of Troxell’s service

“She was such a hoot,” Mindy Winder, of Mifflin, said with a smile several times while describing her aunt, Miriam Troxell, whose career as a flight nurse in the U.S. Army took her around the world. “She led a very interesting life. She lived on almost every continent — except South ...

Milroy sailor beats deadly disease

“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.” – William Wallace MILLINGTON, Tenn. — In September of 2002, Lt. Michael Kline, from Milroy, Pennsylvania, was married, assigned to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four, and looking forward to a long and healthy life, despite experiencing ...

Communities planning decorating contests

Lack and Tuscarora Townships Lack Tuscarora EMS will host the first Christmas Decorating Contest for Lack and Tuscarora townships. Categories are: Religious; Nostalgic (most old fashioned); Clark Griswold (excessive use of outdoor lighting); Neat as a Pin (crisp, tidy and orderly); Charlie ...

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 ...