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PASSHE pledges to transform

HARRISBURG (AP) — Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system promised lawmakers a transformation amid declining enrollments and rising costs, as well as lackluster state support that skeptical Republican lawmakers suggested Tuesday was not a coincidence. The hearing before ...

Mifflin County Commissioners meet

LEWISTOWN — During a brief business meeting on Thursday, the Mifflin County Commissioners took the following action: ¯ Adopted an ordinance authorizing the county to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement and authorizing the participation in the Pennsylvania Counties Risk ...

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Vehicle damages home

Submitted photo One man sustained minor injuries after a vehicle crashed into a house at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Monday on West Fourth Street in Lewistown. According to a report from the Lewistown Police Department, a vehicle driven by William Sweitzer, 30, left the roadway and struck the ...

Council accepts river trail extension

LEWISTOWN — Revisiting a discussion from a January council meeting, the Lewistown Borough Council voted to claim maintenance responsibility for a Juniata River Trail extension on Monday night at the Lewistown Municipal Building. Last month, Bill Gomes, director of Mifflin County Planning ...

Ladies compete for Miss Central Pa. pageant titles

LEWISTOWN — Five Pennsylvania girls were crowed at the annual Miss Central Pennsylvania and Miss Central Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen scholarship competitions Saturday at Mifflin County Middle School. Following the national anthem sung by 2018 Miss Central Pennsylvania Alisa Vasquez, ...

Friendenberg nominated for special election

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Marc Friedenberg as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 12th Congressional District which will be held on May 21. “We are proud to nominate Marc Friedenberg to replace Tom Marino in the 12th ...

Can-do attitude

Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER Jim Wilson, left, and Joe Feehrer, both of Mount Bethel Church in McClure, cut up pieces of turkey for the 45th annual Central Pennsylvania Meat Canning Project at East Derry Fire Company in Lewistown. The group will can 34,000 pounds of turkey. Ninety percent ...

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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 ...

Canning meat

Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER Brent King and Tristan Pries write down the numbers on the bags of salt that they will use and have to keep track of all that is used for a meat canning project.