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Pa. DCED secretary visits Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), was taken on a tour of downtown Lewistown on Thursday. The tour started at the courthouse and hit the high marks of downtown. Mike Buffington, a local businessman and owner of a ...

Ad-hoc committee formed to attract retailer to property

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — An ad-hoc committee has been formed to try and attract another retailer to the property in downtown Lewistown that will soon be vacated by the closing Bon-Ton store. The committee includes Rhonda Moore from the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce, ...

Proposed school budget will not raise local taxes

LEWISTOWN - The Mifflin County School District Board of Directors on Thursday passed a proposed 2018-19 General Fund Budget that will not raise taxes. The vote, however, was not taken without some heated discussion first. An amended budget totaling $75,814,750 was passed by a 6-3 vote. Those ...

Hunting history

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Fifth grade students from Lewistown Intermediate School take a seat on the steps of the McCoy House Museum as they listen to a history lesson about the house and General McCoy from their teacher Kristin Kauffman during a walking tour and scavenger hunt of ...

‘We did it’

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER Andrew Todaro welcomes guests to the Mount Union High School commencement ceremony Thursday evening in Mount Union.

Group discusses school district updates

LEWISTOWN—Mifflin County School District Superintendent Jim Estep provided facility and curriculum updates to the Mifflin County Planning Commission during its monthly meeting on Thursday night. Daniel Potutschnig was also present to provide updates on the Mifflin County Academy. According ...

Support available for those coping with mental health issues

LEWISTOWN—Mental illness can impact anybody, said Kendra McKee, outpatient Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, “from any area of life, at any stage of life.” As the final week of National Mental Health Awareness month approaches, McKee said she hopes Mifflin ...

Fly, be free

Submitted photo The first grade class at Belleville Mennonite School enjoyed releasing butterflies on Thursday. Pictured is first grade teacher, Mrs. Tami Peachey, left, and students from left, Estee Donahey, Ryleigh Yoder, and Hailey Zook.

Painting the shield

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Members of the Mifflin County High School AP art class were commissioned to paint a mural incorporating the Lewistown Police Department logo in the front lobby of the office in Lewistown. Pictured with the completed mural are, from left, LPD Chief Dave Clemens, ...