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Kish Bancorp announces economic initiatives

Business

STATE COLLEGE — Kish Bancorp Inc., together with its principal subsidiary, Kish Bank, has announced a series of decisions and initiatives following the recent enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. As a consequence of the act’s passage and in anticipation of long-awaited regulatory ...

District opposes Senate voucher program bill

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LEWISTOWN — Citing the potential to lose considerable amounts of basic education subsidy, the Mifflin County School District Board of Directors on Thursday adopted a resolution in opposition of Senate Bill 2, which proposes to establish a school voucher program to fund private ...

Sentinel photo by JOE CANNON
The Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday adopted a proclamation honoring Barbara Barker, who recently retired after serving 20 years in the office of the Mifflin County Coroner, the past 17 years as chief deputy. Participating in the proclamation ceremony were, from left, Commissioner Rob Postal, Commissioner Kevin Kodish, Barker, Coroner Daniel Lynch, and Commissioner Stephen Dunkle.

Commissioners honor employee of 2 decades

Local News

LEWISTOWN — A mainstay in the Mifflin County Coroner’s office was honored Thursday by the Mifflin County Commissioners following her recent retirement. Barbara Barker, who served in the coroner’s office for 20 years, the past 17 of which as chief deputy, retired on Jan. 1. Reading ...

Photo submitted by KELLI STRAWSER
Juniata High School’s Snow King dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Jan. 24, in the gym. The crowning of the Snow King will take place at 8 p.m. Members of the court are, from left, front, Logan Ewell, James Grix, Ben Lauver, Nathan Bodley, Jack Fry and Chase Kepner; back, Ellie Shepps, Becky Ratvasky, Lilli Reed, Cassidy Hambright, Leda Hostetler and Josie Swartz.

2018 SNOW KING CANDIDATES

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Photo submitted by KELLI STRAWSER Juniata High School’s Snow King dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Jan. 24, in the gym. The crowning of the Snow King will take place at 8 p.m. Members of the court are, from left, front, Logan Ewell, James Grix, Ben Lauver, Nathan Bodley, Jack Fry and ...

SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority elect officers

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Commissioner Rob Postal will serve on the 16-member SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority board. The 2018 SEDA-COG JRA officers were elected at a recent public meeting. This year’s Executive Committee officers are: John Showers, chairman, Union ...

Calendar

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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 ...

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a news conference at   in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wants to require that employers pay overtime wages to hundreds of thousands of lower-paid Pennsylvanians. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Wolf taking steps to expand OT pay

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Stymied by Republicans in his effort to pass a law raising the minimum wage, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is moving to boost pay in Pennsylvania through another means — by making hundreds of thousands of additional salaried employees eligible for overtime pay, administration ...

MCIAC holds meeting

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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Internet Advisory Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. One of those topics included the school district questionnaire. At first, the committee was unsure if the survey for the Mifflin County School District had been distributed ...

Attorney general files lawsuit to stop rollback of Net Neutrality

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HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro, with a coalition of 22 Attorneys General, filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of Net Neutrality. Shapiro and the coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, ...

Mifflin woman sustains minor injuries in Route 322 crash

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MIFFLINTOWN — A Mifflin woman was cited for her involvement in a vehicle crash along Route 322, Fermanagh Township, Juniata County. State Police at Lewistown said about 11:47 a.m. Tuesday, Reina Izaguirre-Morgan, 25, was traveling eastbound about one mile west of the Arch Rock Road exit in ...