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People Potpourri

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¯Todd Shilling, of Alfarata, celebrates his 50th birthday today. ¯Carol Dudick, of Lewistown, celebrates her birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.”

Calendar

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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

Local News

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 ...

No new deaths reported in all 5 counties

Local News

From staff reports All five local counties remain reporting no new deaths according to data released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In Mifflin County, seven new cases were reported to bring its total to 4,910 cases and 175 deaths so far. A total of 9,600 people are fully ...

US average mortgage rates fall again; 30-year loan at 3.04%

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates fell for a second straight week amid signs of economic improvement. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the benchmark 30-year home-loan rate declined to 3.04% this week from 3.13% last week. At this time last year, the long-term rate was ...

With layoffs down and spending up, US rebound gains momentum

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-awaited economic boom coming off the pandemic recession appeared to edge closer to reality Thursday with fresh data showing the pace of layoffs dwindling, consumers spending freely and manufacturing rebounding. The latest barometers point to a U.S. economy that’s ...

Women face uphill battle for elected office

Lifestyles

In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged her husband, John Adams, and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence. In 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, Stacy ...

Local student removed from school due to violent threat

Local News

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — A Mifflin County Junior High School student was taken into custody by police and removed from the building Wednesday after threatening to commit an act of violence at the school, according to the Mifflin County School District. The district made the ...