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November 21, 2015 MIFFLINTOWN — The past month has seen a flurry of telephone scams aimed at senior citizens in central Pennsylvania. Tpr. more »»

Young photographer’s work appears in USDA calendar

November 14, 2015 McALISTERVILLE — Naomi Leitzel decided she wasn’t too “chicken” to enter her first photography contest. more »»

Suthar writes second book

November 7, 2015 LEWISTOWN — When Nihar Suthar graduates from college next spring, he will already be the published author of two books. And writing is not his major. more »»

Historical society unveils new DVD and 2016 calendar

October 31, 2015 LEWISTOWN — “Look closely, because what once was may soon be gone.” Forest Fisher, local historian and president of the Mifflin County Historical Society, should know. more »»

Arts grants are awarded for local programs and projects

October 31, 2015 McALISTERVILLE — Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts awards grants were awarded to regional recipients Oct. 22 during a ceremony at Olivero’s Winery in McAlistervill. more »»

Use Halloween antiques and collectibles to make fun, seasonal decorations

October 24, 2015 There are many types of Halloween decorations that are collectible and crafty. more »»

‘The Apprentice’

October 17, 2015 LEWISTOWN — A bit of Lewistown history has been captured in the fictitious world of Bill Allison’s latest novel, “The Apprentice. more »»

EJ student is heading to Nashville

October 17, 2015 COCOLAMUS — An East Juniata High School band musician is headed to Nashville. This has nothing to do with country music. This student will walk into Orpyland carrying a bass clarinet. more »»

Bringing back a CLASSIC

October 10, 2015 LEWISTOWN — The “world headquarters” for one of the country’s first electric cars has been relocated to Lewistown. more »»

Home schooled

September 26, 2015 MIFFLINTOWN — The laundry is piling up. The baby is on your hip. The phone is ringing, and you don’t know where to find it. more »»

Homeschooled kids have broader socialization experiences

September 26, 2015 MIFFLINTOWN — If you want to drive a homeschooling mom crazy, suggest that her child does not get enough social time with his or her peers. more »»

Big tree

September 12, 2015 McALISTERVILLE — Roy Smith has been slowly cutting away at a log he says came from the biggest tree he has cut in 40 years with his business, Smith Lumber. more »»

Public sculpture at Penn State attracts attention

September 12, 2015 As a proud Penn State alumna, I share the exhilarating experience of being greeted with the familiar “We Are… Penn State!” chant. more »»

Dairy maid likes Buffalo chicken dip

September 9, 2015 Hi! This is Jordan Taylor, a Juniata County Dairy Maid. more »»

Artificial sweeteners vs. regular sugar

September 9, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the final installment of Living Well due to the coming retirement of Beth Van Horn, family and consumer sciences educator with Mifflin County Penn State Cooperative Extension,... more »»

Scout inspired by grandfather to spruce up old cemetery

September 5, 2015 BEAVER SPRINGS — As a child, Steven Pepperman, now 17, remembers driving by the old Adamsburg Cemetery in Beaver Springs with his grandfather Herb Folk. more »»

What’s in the box?

August 29, 2015 LEWISTOWN — Four hundred years ago English settlers zeroed in on a little piece of land 60 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. All of those settlers were thought to be Protestant. more »»

Presidential search

August 22, 2015 Most people think that the only hobby I have is covering Babe Ruth baseball in Mifflin County. And some people think that is the only job I have. But I consider that my lifetime work. more »»

1880s document comes home after a run on Broadway

August 15, 2015 LEWISTOWN — After years of obscurity and a run on Broadway, a piece of Mifflin County history has come home. more »»

Hot off the press

August 8, 2015 LEWISTOWN — Local teacher and author Dave Webb recently published his eighth and ninth children’s books. more »»

Vegetables: From A to Z(ucchini)

August 5, 2015 Zucchini has been making its way into backyard gardens and farmer’s market purchases this summer. more »»



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