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Local residents recall moon landing

LEWISTOWN — Fifty years ago today in 1969, millions gathered around television sets to watch as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, landed the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle on the surface of the moon. There were many memorable moments during the 21 hours and 36 minutes ...

Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on anniversary of moonshot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing. They gathered in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, who got a rundown on his administration’s plans to get ...

Cool off at the library

LEWISTOWN — Anyone who needs a place to cool off today is invited to chill out at the Lewistown branch of the Mifflin County Library. The library is open until from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. In addition to books and magazines, the library offers free Wi-Fi, use of computers and self-directed ...

Calendar

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 ...

Farthest and fastest

LEWISTOWN — A local machine shop owner and his crew are taking their steam-powered vehicles even farther and faster. On July 13, Bill Barnes, owner of Barnes Machine Shop, and Team Steam, established two new records on his 1906 Stanley Steamer motorcycle at the Loring Timing Association in ...

Commissioners okay Geisinger bond issue

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution endorsing bond financing of up to $1 billion for Geisinger Health System to pay down debt and to fund new health care facilities and equipment throughout its entire system. Several Geisinger officials were on ...

School district may contract food management services

LEWISTOWN — With the recent resignation of the Mifflin County School District food service manager, the administration of the department may be contracted out to a private firm for a period of three to five months. During the monthly committee-of-the-whole meeting of the district board of ...

Calendar

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 ...

Mifflin County Library offers cool off area

Anyone who needs a place to cool off today and/or Saturday is invited to chill out at the Lewistown branch of the Mifflin County Library. The library is open until 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to books and magazines, the library offers free wi-fi, use of ...

Kids raise money for fellow student

LEWISTOWN — The family of 6-year-old Kyler Sheetz was shocked when what was believed to be a simple bug bite, turned out to be a rare form of stage 3 pediatric melanoma. “We noticed a red bump on his shoulder but it didn’t look like anything serious at the time,” Kyler’s mother, ...