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MC Historical Society to close for winter

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Historical Society research library will close for the winter season on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and reopen on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The research library will open for the Festival of Ice, 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 with a wide array of gift options. The McCoy ...

People Potpourri

¯ Doug and Michelle Snook, of Belleville, celebrate their 18th anniversary Sunday. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at ...

Gift of giving

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER Donna Evelyn, of East Waterford, looks over items at the 25th annual International Gift Sale at the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church in Mifflintown. The sale consists of fair-trade items from different countries including India, Kenya, Peru, Haiti, Nepal ...

Taxes dominate school board budget meeting

LEWISTOWN - Budget preparations for the 2020-21 school year have barely begun and the discussion dominating Thursday’s business meeting of the Mifflin County School District Board of Directors centered on if, and how much of a tax increase should be included. During her report, Chief ...

School board agrees on Apple settlement

MIFFLINTOWN — A settlement agreement between the Juniata County School District and former Juniata High School principal, Edward Apple, may affect the consequences related to felony theft charges against him at the Court of Common Pleas in Juniata County, but will ensure his employment is not ...

Man faces robbery charges

LEWISTOWN — Keith Rhodes, 52, of Lewistown, is facing robbery charges for stealing $8,000 from another person’s residence. According to the affidavit of probable cause, at 7:13 a.m., Nov. 20, James Paden reported his life savings stolen from his residence. Paden let Rhodes in his house ...

County expresses interest in local train station study

LEWISTOWN - A potential feasibility study to recommend improvements at the Lewistown Train Station was a topic of discussion during Thursday’s Mifflin County Commissioners meeting. Mifflin County Planning Director William Gomes floated an idea he said comes from the Mifflin County ...

Stone Arch Players present latest show, ‘On Golden Pond’

LEWISTOWN — The Stone Arch Players are set to present “On Golden Pond” this weekend at the Theatre in the Park at Kish Park in Lewistown. Show times are 8 p.m. today and Saturday. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who ...

Sandusky scheduled for resentencing

BELLEFONTE — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be resentenced today at 1 p.m. at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte before a judge recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Maureen A. Skerda, president judge of Warren County, was ...

Planning Commission discusses 2019 CDBG

LEWISTOWN—The Mifflin County Planning Commission discussed their application for the 2019 Community Development Block Grant at Thursday’s meeting. According to the application, Mifflin County was eligible to apply for $678,234.00 in federal funds from the Pennsylvania Department of ...