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Never too early

Sentinel photo by MICHAEL GOSS Mifflintown firefighter Jeremy Sorg, left, explains what firefighters do and wear to students at the Juniata County Head start/early head start and preKcounts.

Opioid bills to be signed

WASHINGTON — Congress has passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, a measure that will increase response resources for states and several provisions to protect infants, children and seniors caught up in the ...

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata County School District students and their families were treated to a trip around the world through the lens of award-winning wildlife photographer Mary Ann McDonald. McDonald, a native of Central Pennsylvania and a resident of McClure, and her husband, Joe, share the ...

Fugitive arraigned in 4 cases

LEWISTOWN — Shawn Dippery, 46, of Lewistown, was arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday in the offices of Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller and MDJ Kent Smith, regarding 88 counts that include 39 felonies, according to court documents. Documents state that Dippery approached 37 accusers ...

Academy receives recognition for 50th anniversary

LEWISTOWN — Administration an staff at the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology continue to prepare for the school’s 50th anniversary celebration, set for Oct. 24. Program reunions will begin at 6 p.m. and awards are set for 7 p.m. Supervisor of Adult Education Mike ...

Heated competition

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Harold Peck, right, of Mifflin Fire Dept., scoops up some chili, while Lance Berquist, of City Hook and Ladder, watches Thursday during a chili cook off at Locust Grove Retirement Village. To honor Fire Prevention Week, the home invited area firefighters to be ...

Chief talks incident stats

YEAGERTOWN—September incidents in Burnham and Brown Township increased slightly from September of last year, according to Mifflin County Regional Police Chief Scott Mauery. During the MCRPD Board of Directors’ monthly meeting on Thursday night, Mauery stated that 42 incidents were ...

In full bloom

LEWISTOWN — With more than 40 years of experience in the floral industry, Jay Erb has rediscovered his love for the business and has opened a new flower shop, J.A.E. Designs in Lewistown. After stepping away from the industry for a few years, Erb found inspiration again while making fresh ...

Police report

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown ¯Animal complaint—Lewistown police investigated an animal complaint that was reported at approximately 9 a.m. on Oct. 7 on Pannebaker Ave. in Lewistown. According to the report, a dog was observed running loose and being aggressive in the area. ...

Calendar

Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...