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Tackling social issues with service

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In eleventh grade, students at Belleville Mennonite School have a once-a-week class called Social Issues. The purpose of the class is for the students to explore social problems in the world, then apply a Christian worldview to seeking ways to solve or alleviate the problems. Some of the ...

4-year-old makes special donation

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MIFFLINTOWN — Four-year-old Gracie Shellenberger, daughter of Megan E. Shellenberger, recently raised $573 for the Juniata County Library from family and friends. “I have occasionally heard of people doing this type of thing before, but for a 4-year-old to do this left me speechless,” ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

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The Great American Read is an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are ...

Geisinger welcomes first chaplain

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LEWISTOWN—Sueellen Lewis, of Mifflinburg, said she became a chaplain because “meeting people and helping them through challenging times is truly a fulfilling experience.” Lewis was recently appointed the first chaplain at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital in the facility’s 110-year ...

Pedal play

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Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Richard Dillman, 77, of Lewistown, competes in the stationary bike cycling event, Thursday, during the 33rd annual Senior Games at the Juniata Valley YMCA in Burnham. The games end today with floor shuffleboard, water volleyball, five crowns and darts.

Academy sees a rise in admission

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LEWISTOWN — Projections for Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology student admissions are the highest they have been for a number of years, John Bilich, the school’s assistant director said. Student enrollment projections were presented during the school’s monthly operating ...

Damaged bridge repair work set to begin

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LEWISTOWN - Much anticipated repairs to a damaged Decatur Township bridge are about to get underway following action taken Thursday by the Mifflin County Board of Commissioners. During their regular business meeting, the commissioners approved the low bid of $35,319 from Mar-Allen Concrete of ...

Weiand sentenced in sex assault case

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LEWISTOWN—Frank Weiand, 43, of Yeagertown was sentenced by President Judge David Barron on Thursday to a minimum of 11.5 to a maximum of 23 months incarceration and given 328 days time-served credit. District Attorney Christopher Torquato called one witness during the sentence hearing. Dr. ...

Participants sought for annual Day of Caring

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LEWISTOWN — The Day of Caring is a yearly volunteer event offered by United Way of Mifflin-Juniata, kicking off the annual campaign every September. The 21st annual Day of Caring will take place on Sept. 19. Registration is now open for both volunteer teams and agency projects. The two main ...

Man charged for DUI crash

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LEWISTOWN—One man was arrested following a crash that resulted from DUI on June 5 on East Third St. in Lewistown. According to a report from the Lewistown Police Department, officers were dispatched to East Third St. at approximately 1:06 a.m. on June 5 for a report of a vehicle that had ...