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Beef club to hold Christmas party

Agriculture

The Mifflin County Beef club will hold its annual Christmas Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.9, at the Extension Office in Lewistown. Bring a baby item for the club’s community project this year—Crossroads Pregnancy Center. This will be the last time to sign up for the beef club. Come enjoy ...

Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

Agriculture

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. Warming temperatures and an extended growing season can lead to quality problems and disease, Gregory Porter, a professor of crop ...

Richfield woman competes in ‘Tough as Nails’ finale

Local News

RICHFIELD — A Juniata County handywoman, Lia Mort, will appear on the CBS reality show “Tough as Nails” season finale, which airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, after a summer of taping the all-American show. Mort, a Richfield resident and military veteran, prides herself on doing various trade ...

Seats up for grabs as GOP carves lead for House

Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf is carrying out a delicate balancing act as the state moves toward its new, less crowded congressional map. As other states set their own maps, Wolf is laying down his requirements for Pennsylvania’s upcoming map. On Nov. 24, Wolf announced a series of principles set down by ...

Family matters

Local News

Those of us blessed with grandparents in our lives — whether we are young or old — always have stories to tell about that special bond we share with the generation ahead of our parents. In this year’s Juniata Valley magazine, we want to share your stories — share that special joy that ...

Critics fearful justices may go back on prior statements on abortion

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned. Amy ...