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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

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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 ...

Local community band cancels season

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Lewistown Community Band has decided to cancel all performances for the 2020 summer season. Rehearsals will resume in late October and several concerts are planned for December. Summer concerts that are canceled are: ¯ June 7 — ...

People Potpourri

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¯Jaxon Espigh, of Belleville, son of Maggie and step dad Brad Ferguson, celebrates his 8th birthday today. Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com or emailed to events@lewistownsentinel.com with the information by 5:30 p.m.

Video talent contest open for submissions

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Go to any social media channel right now and you’ll see funny, amazing or touching videos posted by people who are in quarantine at home. Now talented adults and youth in Mifflin and Juniata counties can surprise and make us smile with their abilities. The Sentinel has ...

Stocks manage modest gains but still end lower for the week

Business

Stocks capped another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street with modest gains Friday, though the S&P 500 still ended with its biggest weekly loss in nearly two months. The benchmark index rose 0.4% after falling 1.3% earlier in the day as investors weighed more grim data showing how badly ...

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as COVID-19 hit

Business

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on ...

Industrial production plunges unprecedented 11.2% in April

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — American industry suffered the most severe plunge on record last month with factories, mines and utilities battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Reserve said Friday that its industrial production index tumbled a record 11.2% in April. Manufacturing output also ...

Religion calendar

Religion

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...

Input sought for upcoming book

Religion

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — Churches of the Juniata Valley are asked to contribute to The Sentinel’s annual book project, which this year will focus on the churches of the Juniata Valley. Unlike previous books, this one is planned to include the present as well as the past. We know ...