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Local News

Coroner: Man dies in logging accident

From staff reports McCLURE - A 19-year-old Centre County man lost his life in a logging accident Wednesday morning in Decatur Township, according to a report from the Mifflin County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Daniel P. Lynch said David M. King, of Rebersburg, was killed when a tree he had ...

One new virus death reported in Huntingdon Co.

From staff reports Only one new death was reported in Huntingdon County on Thursday according to data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In Mifflin County, there were 9 new cases and no new deaths. Mifflin County has 4510 total cases and 166 deaths so far. There are 1,594 ...

Commissioners approve hospitality fund contract

LEWISTOWN - A grant program aimed at providing much-needed financial help to the hospitality industry that has been hit hard by COVID-19 is soon coming to Mifflin County. The Mifflin County Commissioners on Thursday approved a contract for CHRP (which stands for COVID-19 Hospitality Relief ...

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 ...