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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 ...

People Potpourri

¯Kim Searer, of Lewistown, celebrates her 51st birthday today. ¯Trevor Heimbach, of Lewistown, celebrates his birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be sent ...

Rotary Club celebrates 100 years

LEWISTOWN — Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Lewistown may have looked different from those held in 1921, but the club’s mission to provide service to others and promote goodwill hasn’t changed. The club kicked off their 100th year with a presentation from member Cher Harpster. ...

Trout derby for disabled veterans enters third year

MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Commissioners were joined by Juniata County Veterans Affairs director Dennis Hutchings and Juniata County Veterans Council secretary Steve Ferrante to speak about the Tri-County Veterans Trout Derby. The annual event, which is sponsored this year by the ...

Corman discusses array of topics in Sentinel sit-down

LEWISTOWN — State Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, whose district includes Mifflin and Juniata counties, expressed his support for the constitutional amendment questions voters will face in May, urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and weighed in on the ...

Funding sought for local holiday firework display

LEWISTOWN — Fundraising has begun for the 2021 Independence Day Fireworks Display, and this year the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking donations from the community at large. The event, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated for July 3 with a ...

Stewart to seek seat on MCSD board

LEWISTOWN — Diane Stewart has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Mifflin County School District’s Board of Directors. Stewart, born and raised in Lewistown, graduated in 1977 from Lewistown Area High School and attended Shippensburg University where she earned her teaching ...

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 ...

LIS to be closed Wednesday due to COVID-19 cases

LEWISTOWN — Lewistown Intermediate School will be closed Wednesday, April 14, after it was revealed a second individual within the school had tested positive, Mifflin County School District announced in a letter to parents sent Tuesday. Classified as a “small” school by the state, LIS ...