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Lincoln Funeral Train

Editor’s note: The following was written by longtime Civil War infantry re-enactor Donald “Red” Husler, of Mifflintown, who is now portraying a Civil War-era civilian war correspondent. Although it’s been 154 years, the memories still lay fresh in the minds of many generations that ...

Seven Mountains

BELLEVILLE — How did Seven Mountains get its name? A room full of people wanting to know the answer attended the annual Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society meeting Monday, where guest speaker and local historian Paul Fagley presented the facts. After establishing with the crowd ...

Life Changes

Author’s note: Imagine it is 1994, and you are 17 years young with a child of your own. This is my mother, Stephanie's, story that I chose to write about to send out a message. Her story is not trying to persuade you to become a teenage parent, but is letting those who are pregnant at a young ...

Care packages sent to troops

EAST SALEM — While 67 care packages are on their way to deployed soldiers, Chris Nipple, a junior at East Juniata High School, is on the road to earning his Eagle Scout award. Nipple, son of Keith and Gwen Nipple, of East Salem, is a member of Troop 65 of McAlisterville, having been ...

October 1, 1983

Author’s note: My story is about my mother, Jenny Kenepp. I wrote this in first person as if she was the one telling it. This is a story that changed my mother’s life back when she was a young girl. My mother grew up on a little farm outside of McVeytown. Back in the early fall in the year ...

True Love Rules Over Everything

Author’s note: In the year of 1983 rock and pop music was just beginning to become popular and so was joining the military. More and more people were finding out the things happening in our world at that time, and they knew changes had to be made. Therefore, the military was one of the best ...

The Shot That Changed My Life

Author’s note: I chose to write about a story from when my mom was young because life was very different then. In the 1970s our nation was still very trusting since September 11, 2001, hadn’t happened yet. People during that time also had a different way of thinking. I specifically chose ...

From waitress to surgical tech

Author’s note: My story is on the journey throughout Karen Stydinger’s life. She just so happens to be my grandmother, so it was great listening to her back story. Her story sincerely shows the world how much people and the world itself has changed from the 1960s until now. I am hoping that ...

18 at War

By john breneman Author’s note: Thousands of Americans were drafted into the Vietnam War. Everyone from 18 to 26 were eligible and called to service between 1955 and 1975. My grandfather, Darwin E. Ciccolini, was one of those men. He was called to service in 1965 at the age of 18. Darwin had ...