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Mifflin Commissioners Looking to Fill Positions

The Mifflin County Commissioners are asking for nominations for several positions on county and regional boards of directors, including the Citizens Advisory Board, which meets quarterly; and the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, which meets monthly. Further information is available by calling the Commissioners’ office.  

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Geisinger Offers Covid Shots for Babies

Geisinger is now offering COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 6 months of age. The Pfizer vaccine will come in a total of three shots administered over the course of 11 weeks, for children between 6 months and 4 years old. If you’re unsure if your child qualifies for a vaccine or have any […]

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Mifflintown Man Injured Then Cited in Crash

One man was seriously injured when he was ejected through the sunroof of his vehicle in a crash that happened back on June 11 in Fermanagh Township. State Police have been investigating since, and this week they released a report. Troopers say at about 4pm that day, 31-year-old Madison Brothers of Mifflintown was driving a […]

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Mifflin School Budget Passes

There will be no increase in taxes for residents of the Mifflin County School District for the 2022-23 fiscal year. On Thursday, School Directors approved a $94.54 million general fund budget…. unanimously…. with a real estate tax of 34.5215 mills for fiscal year 2022-23 on each $1,000 of the assessed home value. The board also […]

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Here Comes Wawa!

Sheetz… based in Altoona… has long had a strong foothold in central Pennsylvania, but now a major challenger is moving in. On Thursday, Wawa announced plans to build 40 new stores in central PA… part of a major expansion nationwide that includes hundreds of new stores over the past few years in many southern states. […]

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Give the Gift of Life

The American Red Cross reports about a 21% decline in blood and platelet donations during holiday weeks, including Independence Day, making it extremely challenging to ensure blood is available when hospitals need it. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. If you donate […]

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Farm Market Vouchers Available

Fresh local fruits, veggies and other food items are available to low-income seniors and Women, Infants, and Children program recipients in Pennsylvania at various approved farmers’ markets. If you qualify, you can use vouchers from approved farmers at markets and farm stands between June and September. The program also helps support local farm families.

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Substitute Teacher Facing Charges

A substitute teacher and track coach in Juniata County is accused of taking illicit images of teens at a party. According to prosecutors, 20 year old Peyton Harris of Mifflintown, a substitute teacher at Newport High School in Perry County and Juniata High School, has been charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography. Harris […]

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Heat Affects Dogs and PA Law Backs It Up

As summer begins to heat up, a reminder today that Pennsylvania has a law restricting just how long dogs can be tied up in extreme temperatures. It’s unlawful to have a pet tethered outdoors unless it’s provided with a sanitary shelter that keeps them dry and regulates their normal body temperature. Dogs should spend no […]

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50 Years Since Agnes

It was 50 years ago today when Hurricane Agnes ravaged much of the northeast, including the Juniata River Valley. While rain was predicted by the National Weather Service that week, no one was prepared for the devastating flooding in which Agnes dropped 12 inches of rain in Lewistown, and the Juniata River rose to 42.1 […]

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