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Pregnant at 16

Author’s note: Back in 1960, a girl named Darla had a big life changing event. She ended up finding out she was pregnant. She moved out to live in an apartment with her boyfriend on little pay. They got married a few months after the baby was born. Then, years down the road she had another ...

A Christmas miracle

(First of three articles) Late December 1776. The temperature is 29 degrees and we’re sitting by a fire — but neither of us are at home. You and I are sitting near the banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. We recently had one heck of a battle at Long Island where they say 800 ...

A Vintage Christmas

Winners of the Mifflin County Garden Club’s annual Christmas Decorating Contest for Lewistown residents are: ≤ Helen Buffington Award for Overall Design: Lisa Knudson, 112 N. Walnut St. ≤ Blue ribbon for Overall Design: Lisa McCullough, Rhoda Shafranich and Ahlea Hornung, 420 ...

The Decision

Author’s note: My name is Travis Hodge. I am a student at Mifflin County High School. I chose to write about my girlfriend’s stepdad, Steve, because he had an interesting story. The story is told from his point of view and takes place in 1981 in Juniata County. Steve grew up in a very large ...

College nervousness

Author’s note: It’s weird to think that at one time my dad, Chris, went to college and lived in an apartment and did things that soon enough I’ll be doing. That’s why I chose this to write about. I’ll be going to college next fall and the closer I get, the more I realize I have no ...

Lewistown writer shares another life lesson in new book

LEWISTOWN —The story may only be four pages long, but in it, Larry Schardt tells a personal tale of past love that changed his life forever. His story, “Sweet Summer Savior,” is contained in the new “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard,” published earlier this ...