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Water Street to close for railroad work

LEWISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation alerted motorists that the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority scheduled work to replace a railroad crossing on South Juniata Street in Lewistown Thursday, Sept. 23.

According to a press release from PennDOT, the crossing is at the intersection of South Juniata and Water streets. This work requires a closure of Water Street that will impact travel in the area; the work period ends Wednesday, Sept. 29.

PennDOT advises drivers that the crossing work and the Water Street closure will be in place during the weekend of Sept. 24-25.

Workers will not enact a detour, but drivers on South Juniata Street could encounter roadway flaggers, lane shifts and 10-foot width restrictions during daylight hours. Overnight, drivers will experience channelized lane shift patterns and 10-foot width restrictions, according to the press release.

PennDOT reminds drivers to follow detour signs, approach railroad crossings with care, and “always expect a train.”

MCHS to sponsor local tie dye event

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Communities That Care and MCSD PAWSitive Vibes, a student group at Mifflin County High School, is sponsoring a tie dye event to be held at the school on Wednesday.

White T-shirts, with the group’s slogan, “Be kind,” on the front and “replacing negative thoughts with beautiful colors and positive energy” on the back, will be provided for students and community members to tie dye in recognition of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.

The community of Mifflin County will be encouraged to wear their shirt (or any tie dye item) on Oct. 1 in support of the initiative.

Also on Oct. 1, Mifflin County will host Milton Hershey at 7 p.m. in football. Mifflin County Communities That Care and MCSD PAWSitive Vibes will have a giveaway for 200 attendees that show their support by wearing something tie dyed to the game.

MCHS PAWSitive Vibes club, has a mission/vision that “MCSD will be a positive, emotionally healthy and safe environment that promotes kindness, compassion and a sense of belonging for all students. In collaboration with Communities That Care and The Mifflin County School District, PAWSitive Vibes will raise awareness, promote positivity and advocate for no student to feel alone, one good vibe at a time. Through intentional acts of kindness, PAWSitive Vibes will create a climate where students are recognized, accepted, empowered, and free from mental health stigma.”

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