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STEM classes inspire creativity

LEWISTOWN — When dreams become realities good things happen. This proved to be true in many ways in the Mifflin County School District, as new ideas, new visions and different approaches to learning and passionate people came together to make a dream a reality. Five years ago, a group of ...

Mifflin County cases rise to 9

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Sunday that Mifflin County now has nine cases of COVID-19, while other surrounding counties have also seen a rise in cases. Snyder County has eight cases and one death, while Juniata County has seven cases. Huntingdon County ...

Perry County confirmed to have 1 death

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Friday that Perry County now has one death due to COVID-19, while other surrounding counties have seen a rise in cases. Perry County now has four confirmed cases and has reported one death. Huntingdon County is up to three ...

Virus vaccine announced

UPMC physicians announced Thursday that the medical center has developed a COVID-19 vaccine that is on a fast-track for potential approval because of the pandemic. Dr. Donald Yealy, chairman of emergency medicine at the Pittsburgh medical center, said the vaccine is a “groundbreaking ...

Work on Potters Mills Gap project to resume Monday

POTTERS MILLS — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced work on the U.S. 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County will resume Monday. Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to ...

Geisinger to require anyone in facilities to wear masks

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Geisinger is making changes to its masking policy. Beginning today, all employees, patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask while inside any Geisinger facility. These changes, announced by Geisinger Friday ...

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 ...

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 ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

How the library is handling the COVID-19 outbreak Author’s note: this article is also available as a short video on our website and social media pages. Today, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions about how the library is handling the COVID-19 outbreak. The library often ...