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Rising river

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From staff reports LEWISTOWN — More wet weather on Monday, after a full day of rain on Sunday, has many low-lying areas of the Juniata River Valley dealing with flooding issues. Mifflin County Director of Public Safety Phil Lucas said that the extended period of rain, coupled with water ...

Bon-Ton proclaims comeback

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LEWISTOWN — Visitors to Bon-Ton’s website may be left feeling confused and elated at the announcement declaring, “We’ve got great news, Bon-Ton is coming back!” Telling shoppers to stay tuned for updates over the coming weeks, residents are pondering if the Lewistown store will be ...

Hershey prepares for November’s general election

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MIFFLINTOWN—As a frontrunning candidate for November’s general election, Republican John Hershey is gearing up to continue his state representative campaign with even more energy than before. With State Representative Adam Harris (R) preparing to leave office, Hershey competed against ...

Local man pleads guilty to 7 counts

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MIFFLINTOWN — Michael Scott Kline, 34, of Watsontown, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of statutory sexual assault, three counts corruption of minors and one count aggravated indecent assault. According to court documents, the mother of a 16-year-old victim reported to police on Feb. ...

Agriculture on wheels

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Sentinel photo by ERIN THOMPSON Tina Goss discusses the many uses for soybeans while in the Mobile Ag Lab, a program offered through the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Monday morning. The lab was set up outside Mountain View Elementary School. Mobile Ag Lab offers students the opportunity to learn ...

Group seeks help from borough

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LEWISTOWN—In order to combat abuse and neglection of animals within Lewistown Borough, Kari Coble, president of One Dog at a Time, requested assistance from the borough council and local law enforcement during a council meeting on Monday night at the Lewistown Community Center. One Dog at ...

Man sentenced in sexual assault case

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LEWISTOWN — Max Brooks, 29, of Three Springs, was sentenced Friday by President Judge David Barron to serve a minimum of 30 months and a maximum of six years in a state correctional institution, after pleading guilty in June to statutory sexual assault. According to court documents, Brooks ...

Mifflin man pleads guilty to endangering welfare of a child

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MIFFLINTOWN — Charles Duncan Jr., 37, of Mifflin, pleaded guilty Monday to endangering the welfare of a child and violating probation. According to court documents, Duncan pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering another person in March 2016 and was sentenced to confinement followed by ...

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 ...

In the region

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Construction postponed on Shade Road bridge MCALISTERVILLE — This bridge is referred to as JV-54 out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire ...