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Virtual museum tour to be offered

PA News

BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine present an online virtual armor tour at 2 p.m. March 13 via teh Zoom platform. Museum staff and volunteers will show the tracked vehicles on display at the museum. There no cost to attendees, but donations are ...

Dairy Promotion seeks candidates

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MEXICO, Pa. — The Juniata County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking members to serve on the 2021-2022 Juniata County Dairy Princess Court. Candidates must be a resident of Juniata County, connected somehow to the dairy industry and have a desire to promote the industry. A princess ...

Guide dogs help blind runners in pandemic

Lifestyles

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Social distancing rules can make exercising a challenge for a blind runner who needs a volunteer tethered as a guide. But Thomas Panek has no problem because his running guide, Blaze, is a Labrador retriever. “I’m doing all the things a person would normally ...

Museum portrays pandemic life through everyday things

Lifestyles

TOKYO (AP) — Takeout menus. Directions for attending a funeral. A leaflet from a local shrine, announcing the cancellation of summer festivals. These humble, everyday artifacts of life in the pandemic have found a home in the Historical Museum of Urahoro, in Hokkaido, northern Japan, a town ...

Juniata County mass vaccination plans underway

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN - Planning is currently taking place for a potential COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Juniata County according to the Emergency Services director Allen Weaver. During the regular meeting to the Juniata County commissioners Tuesday, Weaver said the county is in the early stages of ...

No new deaths reported in all five local counties

Local News

From staff reports There were no new COVID-19 related deaths in all of the five local counties on Tuesday, according to data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In Mifflin County, four new cases were reported and no new deaths. So far, there have been 4,590 total cases and 167 ...

Geisinger: Watch out for vaccine scheduling scams

Local News

LEWISTOWN - Geisinger is alerting patients to recent reports of scammers trying to steal personal data by posing as COVID vaccine schedulers. The suspected fraudulent activity involves automated calls and/or text messages or live callers reaching out to Geisinger patients under the guise of ...

Officals call for improved vaccine distribution for seniors

PA News

HARRISBURG AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday implored state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department said the new approval of a third vaccine will help. “This is unacceptable,” state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, said ...

Calendar

Local News

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 ...