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William Penn Warriors

LEWISTOWN — A certified nursing assistant at William Penn Nursing Home in Lewistown has used her art skills to bring happiness to the facility that has had to change to deal with the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Katelyn Conner, a 27-year-old mother of two who is engaged to her fiance Tyson, ...

MCSD: Student called 911 as prank

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — A student at Mifflin County High School used a school phone to call 911 Friday, but there was no emergency, Mifflin County School District said in a statement. The statement, sent via email Friday, read “A student at MCHS used a school phone to ‘crank ...

Mifflin County sees 32 new COVID-19 cases

From staff reports Mifflin County reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths attributed to the virus, according to data released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Mifflin County’s totals for the pandemic so far are 4,102 cases and 147 deaths. In Juniata ...

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Cancellations and postponements

Editor’s note: Cancellations and postponements that are made due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will be listed as a service to our readers. Listings are from the first date of postponement or cancellation. When you submit an item for this listing, please include whether it was previously ...

Staff recognized for contact tracing

LEWISTOWN — School leaders recognized school nurses and staff for their efforts in contact tracing related to COVID-19. Mifflin County School District Chief Operations Officer Vance Varner announced to the district’s board of directors during its Committee-of-the-Whole meeting, held via ...

Commission continues focus on broadband net

LEWISTOWN — As broadband internet access continues to increase in importance in Mifflin County, the Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday received an update on how efforts to expand that access are going from David Gibbons of Centre WISP, an internet service provider who is using money ...

6 additional virus deaths reported in Mifflin County

From staff reports An additional six people are dead due to COVID-19 in Mifflin County, according to data released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. According to health department numbers, Mifflin County now has had 144 residents perish due to the virus. But, Mifflin County ...

JCSD to purchase new vehicles

MIFFLINTOWN – The Juniata County School District is set to replace two district vehicles. During a virtual school board meeting held via zoom Thursday night, directors voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two 2021 Ford Transit vans. The cost is $70,720, to be paid by ESSER Health and ...

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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 ...