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Online exhibit honors heroism and sacrifice

BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Centre County has posted an exhibit on its website titled, “The Long Road to Victory: Heroism and Sacrifice in the Pacific, 1945.”

The online exhibit is in lieu of a physical exhibit due to the Museum being currently closed due to COVID-19. The online exhibit is free to access and is easily enjoyed on computer and smartphone alike.

“The PA Historical and Museum Commission, specifically military history sites and museum staff focused on military history have been involved in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of World War II since December 2016 with the celebration of Pearl Harbor Day” museum administrator Tyler Gum said. “Upon entry into the War, the Commonwealth provided not only vital manpower, but also critical materials and products: coal, steel, uniforms, tanks and vehicles, ships, and foodstuffs just to name a few.”

Using artifacts and primary sources, the online exhibit allows visitors to connect with history despite the Museum & Historic Site being closed to visitors. The online exhibit is located at https://www.pamilmuseum.org/the-end-wwii.

PennDOT plans traffic routing changes

POTTERS MILLS — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans traffic routing changes for the Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project in southeast Centre County.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23 and 24, drivers can expect the following:

¯ Westbound traffic will be detoured onto Route 144 north and Route 45 west before returning to Route 322 at Boalsburg. This detour is necessary for the contractor to mill, pave, and paint lines on the western end of the project. Advance signage is in place to alert drivers to this detour, which is scheduled to be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 6 p.m. Thursday.

¯ Once work is complete on Thursday, one lane of eastbound traffic will be moved to the new alignment.

¯ Work will continue off the roadway and drivers should be alert and drive with caution as numerous construction vehicles enter and exit Route 322 through the Potters Mills area. Flaggers in the roadway may be aiding construction vehicle movements.

Motorists are reminded that passing is not permitted when traveling through the work zone. Any motorist convicted of a passing violation in an active work zone faces a $50 fine and three points on their driver’s license.

This is the third and final phase of a construction project dating back to 2015. The completed project will alleviate congestion and allow traffic to move more safely and efficiently from the Centre/Mifflin County line to Potters Mills.

National Night Out to begin at 4 p.m. Oct. 6

MIFFLINTOWN — National Night Out will feature a COVID-19-safe outing beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Myers Park on Schweyer Avenue, Mifflintown and lasting until dark.

Mifflintown Borough will present “Dinosaur Drive-Thru,” a free educational audio tour.

The event will also feature Lauver’s Concessions, Zeider’s Concessions, Juniata County Agencies and Prevention Board Drug Takeback.

For more information, visit www.jurassicwonder.com.

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