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It’s official

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LEWISTOWN — A lifelong patron of the Mifflin County Library is now serving as its new director. After working for the library for 26 years, Susan Miriello officially took the reins on Nov. 17. Previously, she served as children’s librarian for 22 years and as assistant director for four ...

It’s beginning to look a lot like …

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Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER Jim Zubler, top, Executive Director Downtown Lewistown Inc. receives help from community volunteer Paul Wilson, and Denise Foss owner Foss Jewelry Inc, right, string lights on the Frazier fir tree that serves as Lewistown’s Christmas tree Friday at Monument ...

Trump challenge of Pa. race denied

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme ...

People Potpourri

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¯Brooke Cramer, of Michigan, celebrates her birthday today. ¯Tyler Searer, of Lewistown, celebrates his 32nd birthday Sunday.

Submit your letters to Santa

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LEWISTOWN — With school remaining virtual for the foreseeable future, The Sentinel is leaning on moms and dads and their children more than ever to submit their letters to Santa Claus for publication in our Christmas Eve edition. Letters may be sent to santa@lewistownsentinel.com. Letter ...

MCSD to stay remote until Jan. 11

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From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County School District will continue its remote learning model through at least Jan. 9, 2021, according to a letter from the district’s superintendent, James Estep. A tentative return to an in-person learning model is set for Jan. 11. “I chose ...

Lynch: Faults in reporting system often lead to lag in numbers

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LEWISTOWN — Until recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s official numbers for Mifflin County suggested that while new cases of COVID-19 continued to grow, the death toll remained, fortunately, not as severe. But even though the number of COVID deaths is rising at a rapid rate ...

COVID upends holiday travel

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LEWISTOWN — The holidays are normally a time of close family contact for many Pennsylvanians. Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, secretary of health Dr. Rachel Levine put in place an updated travel order for residents of Pennsylvania who choose to leave the ...

Lottery

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Editor’s note: Due to an early deadline Tuesday evening, Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were not available as of press time. The winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 1-2 Wild: 2 Day Pick 3: 8-2-7 Wild: 2 Day ...