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  1. Parents worry about deficitRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Shane Armstrong, Juniata County resident, spoke during a public comment period Thursday evening during a meeting of the Juniata County School District Board of Directors. He questioned the board and administration about the district's ability to hire substitute teachers.


  2. Emelene S. GabelRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Emelene S. Gabel, 86, of Thompsontown, died at 5:02 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born on Sept.


  3. Club provides friendshipRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The Juniata County Friendship Club gained a new friend when Marcia Folk stepped into the role of executive director on March 2. The Friendship Club is a support group for individuals identified through the Juniata Valley Tri-County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program. As many as 17 men and women attend the club, which is located in the basement of a converted red barn at 5530 William Penn Highway , Mifflintown.


  4. Thanks to contributors to - Stuff the Bus' programRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Lewistown Sentinel

    On behalf of the Juniata County Food Pantry Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the kick-off of our Summer Backpack Program, "Stuff the Bus." First, thank you to Helen Casner, for donating your time, enthusiasm, school bus, and assistance before, during, and after the six hours of each of our two events.


  5. Tracy L. HoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Born on March 18, 1960, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, she is a daughter of the late Robert "Ken" and Valera M. Bassler. On Aug. 19, 1991 she married her surviving husband, Ira Dice Hood III, with whom she shared nearly 24 years of marriage.


  6. Board approves personnel changesRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The following personnel changes were approved during a Thursday meeting of the Juniata County School District Board of School Directors: Elimination of two Level 2 paraprofessional positions at Fayette Elementary School and one at Tuscarora Valley Elementary School, effective April 1, based on student enrollment. Transfer of Cheri L. Peck from a Level 2 paraprofessional position at Fayette to a temporary Level 1 paraprofessional position at Fermanagh-Mifflintown Elementary School, effective March 26. Transfer of Stacey J. Hower to a Juniata High School substitute paraprofessional position, effective April 2, as the result of position elimination at TVES.


  7. Yarger presents survey resultsRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    MIFFLINTOWN The Juniata County School District conducted an online survey to gauge public opinion about possible consolidation of elementary schools. 1. Did you read the overview before the survey to let you know why the district is conducting this survey? -Fayette, 13.59 percent; Fermanagh-Mifflintown, 19.89 percent; Lack-Tuscarora, 4.97 percent; Monroe, 12.60 percent; Mountain View, 11.27 percent; Thompsontown-Delaware, 9.83 percent; Tuscarora Valley, 11.93 percent; Walker, 11.93 percent; I do not live in the county, 3.98 percent.


  8. Public voices support for consolidationsRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Representatives from Reynolds Energy Services presented conceptual designs and figures regarding possible consolidation of Walker, Tuscarora Valley, Mountain View and Fermanagh-Mifflintown elementary schools, as well as a second consolidation of Thompsontown-Delaware, Monroe and Fayette elementary schools. A majority of those who made public comment spoke in favor of consolidation, but urged the board to consider sustainability into the future.


  9. Merle J. Ranck Sr.Read the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late William F. and Luella S. Ranck. Survivors include: his son, Francis B. Ranck and wife, Betty, of Thompsontown; his daughter, Miriam J. Colyer and husband, Charles, of Mifflintown; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons.


  10. Robbie J. MurphyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Robbie J. Murphy, 47, of Mifflintown, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born on Nov. 7, 1967, in Lewistown, Mifflin County he was a son of the late John M. Sr. and Julia Murphy.


  11. Gone fishin'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Sixth grader Paige Putt casts her line at the fly fishing station at the annual Trout in the Classroom program Thursday at Haldeman Park in Thompsontown. Fifth- and sixth-grade pupils at Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary School have been raising trout at their school to be released into the stream this spring.


  12. Constance S. - Connie' YohnRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Constance S. "Connie" Yohn, 65, of Thompsontown, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin. Born on Jan. 21, 1950, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey J. and Betty M. Hale.


  13. Food pantry seeking donationsRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    When school ends, students from kindergarten through eighth grade who reside in Juniata County and who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year are eligible to pack a backpack with five lunches each week throughout the summer months. The first is set to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at Weis Markets in Mifflintown.


  14. Options are on the tableRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The Juniata County School District Board has to decide on a plan of action - or no action - before July 1 to be eligible for reimbursement on construction projects through the state's PlanCon program. A moratorium on the program is expected after that date.


  15. Bowling center blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Photo courtesy of Central PA Alerts According to the Juniata County Emergency Communications Center, a fire occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at Ney's Bowling Center in Mifflintown. Responding to the fire were Mifflintown Hose Company; Mifflin Fire Department; United Fire and Rescue; and Fayette, Beale Township, Thompsontown and Junction fire companies.


  16. Jacob L. - Jake' LeiterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Jacob L. "Jake" Leiter, 68, of Mifflintown, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 29, 1946, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Wayne and Vera Leiter.


  17. Ejhs Thon: It's for the kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Kids in fourth grade and older from all over the area can participate in East Juniata High School's third annual THON in the school gymnasium March 13. Much like the Penn State University event that took place recently, those who participate in the all-night dance party will get sponsors to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund. The fund aids those dealing with pediatric cancer.


  18. puppy loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Members of the Juniata County 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club visit Mrs. Yetter's Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary School third grade class. Submitted photos by GREG SPANCAKE The Juniata County 4H Seeing Puppy Club attended the Thompsontown-Delaware Elementary School's third grade class of Mrs. Yetter.


  19. CalendarRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    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 date.


  20. Natural gas usage could expand locallyRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | Lewistown Sentinel

    The county commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter of support endorsing SEDA-Council of Government's intention to apply for a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to expand the Regional Gas Utilization Initiative. According to an informational document provided be SEDA-COG, the goal of the initiative is to facilitate and expand natural gas utility service in participating counties.


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