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District leaders dubious of governor’s budget proposal

LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County school leaders are not optimistic about how Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget will affect rural school districts. Mifflin County School District Chief Financial Officer Melinda Kenepp explained to the district’s board of directors Thursday during its ...

Little Buffalo State Park offers programs

NEWPORT — Little Buffalo State Park is offering virtual programs for the month of March. The park will do virtual at least until April and is awaiting guidance after that point. See the DCNR events calendar for Little Buffalo at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/little—buffalo—state—park for ...

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 ...

In the region

March 15 is local Art Day deadline NEWPORT — The deadline for entries for the 2021 Perry County Council of the Arts Youth Art Day is March 15. Categories include dance, music, drama, visual art, video, literature, and graphic design. Readers may submit entries online at ...

People Potpourri

¯David Nathan Gahagan, of Pittsburgh, celebrates his 16th birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com ...

Locals, prepare for snow

LEWISTOWN — The Juniata Valley is in line to receive more snow over the next two days. Mifflin County School District has already closed in preparation for the storm and will be doing a flexible instruction day. The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm will blanket most of ...

MABL holds public Q&A

LEWISTOWN — Board members of the Municipal Authority of Lewistown Borough (MABL) faced questions from residents concerned about what the future holds for their water company at Wednesday’s monthly meeting, held online via Zoom. Brown Township resident Brent Erb, attending remotely, spoke ...

Mifflin County surpasses 4,500 virus cases

From staff reports Mifflin County reached a pair of milestones Wednesday as it surpassed 4,500 total cases of COVID-19 so far while also eclipsing 1,500 people who have been fully vaccinated against the virus, according to data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Mifflin ...

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 ...