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Having a listen

PORT ROYAL — Lt. Gov. John Fetterman visited Port Royal Sunday afternoon, as part of his listening tour regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, a tour in which Fetterman plans to visit each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. “My only job is to listen to what ...

Yarger not required to repay money

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata County School District’s former superintendent, Keith Yarger, is not required to pay back his retroactive salary increase or payments the district made toward his students loans that were agreed upon in his amended contract last year, according to his separation ...

Roush announces bid for magisterial district judge

MIFFLINTOWN — Richard K. Roush has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge in District 41-3-01, which covers the boroughs of Mifflintown and Thompsontown, as well as Delaware, Fayette, Fermanagh, Greenwood, Monroe and Susquehanna townships. Roush, who grew up in ...

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Full steam ahead

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER East Derry Elementary School second grader Micah Ellinger, 7, demonstrates how the ball goes through the coaster “Storm Breaker” that was built by him and his fellow students at the school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) ...

Yarger cites ‘health-related reasons’ for resignation

MIFFLINTOWN — Former Juniata County School District superintendent Keith Yarger cited “health-related issues” as the reason for his resignation, according to a public statement released by the school district Friday. Yarger’s resignation is effective April 15, and Yarger will be on ...

NWS: Up to 60mph wind gusts expected overnight Sunday

LEWISTOWN — Strong winds, including gusts of up to 60 mph are expected throughout much of the Juniata Valley Sunday night into Monday, according to the National Weather Service in State College. The NWS lists tree damage, power outages, minor property damage and difficult driving conditions ...

Board takes action on sale of closed school buildings

MIFFLINTOWN — While issues surrounding Juniata County School District’s superintendent resignation dominated Thursday’s regular, heated meeting of the board of school directors, the sale of consolidated school buildings, change orders and personnel were among a myriad of other topics ...

Mifflin County School Board to vote on agenda items

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County School District Board of Directors will vote on the following agenda items during its Thursday, Feb. 28 business meeting: ¯ The purchase of $718,000 worth of technology equipment to be paid for out of the district’s capital reserve fund, which will then be ...

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