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Don’t bounce the baby

November 14, 2013 When my wife approached me about writing an article about raising children, I jumped at the opportunity for two reasons. First, no one ever gets to hear the dad’s side of the story. more »»

Being the best parent

November 14, 2013 I think that anyone who has had a child or is pregnant at this very moment knows that the overwhelming feelings (good and scary) of being or becoming a parent starts the very moment you see or saw... more »»

When all seems lost, faith is a turning point

November 14, 2013 The door of my jail cell had just been shut behind me. I was in the first minute of a 30-day sentence for a second-offense DUI charge. more »»

Take a leap toward financial security

November 14, 2013 I’m sure you’ve heard a penny saved is a penny earned, or maybe you’ve heard to never rely on anyone but yourself to provide the things you want in life. more »»

Program helps young adults find work

November 14, 2013 It’s not always easy, when you’re young, to determine what career path to take or what your interests are. You might be unsure of what you want to do or how to go about doing i. more »»

Chase your dreams

November 14, 2013 When I was little, I always wondered what I was going to be “when I grew up,” but I was always scared because the life expectancy rate of someone with cystic fibrosis was only in the early 20s when ... more »»

Aspiring reporter learns independence

November 14, 2013 I spent my growing years, like many do, with my parents, family members and 4-H leaders teaching me how to think and perform tasks for the inevitable phase of independenc. more »»

Ready or not, here they come

November 14, 2013 When Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876, I’m sure he had grand visions of his new invention profoundly changing the lives of people forever. Count me and my wife as two of the. more »»

We are together, we are home

November 14, 2013 “Mom, why you got us?” Good question. more »»

Set in motion

November 14, 2013 The scale read 240 pounds — not a bad weight if you’re 6 feet 2 inches and an NFL linebacker. Instead, I was a 37-year-old, 5 foot 4 inches mother of two, staring at the grim reality of that numb. more »»

When food attacks

November 14, 2013 “I’m never going to eat again,” I said as I sat in tears at the table with my sister and mother-in-law. more »»

Couple gives former restaurant a second chance

November 14, 2013 New beginnings come in different packages for each of us. Jim and I, the owners of Chestnut Manor, are the type of people you would describe as visionary. more »»

Downtown landmark experiences rebirth

November 14, 2013 A good year for the arts was 1929. Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” and Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms,” both novels that reflected on the First World War, were published. more »»

Renovations continue at historic theatre

November 14, 2013 For the past 22 years, Friends of the Embassy has worked to save and bring back one of Lewistown’s most popular and iconic places — the historic Embassy Theatre. more »»

Celebrating holidays with family traditions

November 14, 2013 It’s sneaking up on me, isn’t it? The holidays. It really is like that commercial where the giant gingerbread man creeps up behind the woman at her desk. more »»

Habitat for Humanity breaks new ground

November 14, 2013 Habitat for Humanity of Mifflin County is breaking new ground on more than just another house. more »»

Agency renovating facility, beginning new projects

November 14, 2013 As the director of Shelter Services, I’ve been fortunate to make many wonderful and lasting memories while working with this organization. more »»

Overtime play

August 14, 2013 Students spend approximately seven hours in a classroom for 180 days out of every year. They learn things like math, science, social studies, English and other subjects. more »»

Feeling at home in the transition to a new school

August 14, 2013 Whether across town or across the county, starting a new school can be a challenging experienc. more »»

Vocational training continues after new agreement

August 14, 2013 The administration, faculty and staff of the Mifflin Juniata Career and Technology Center are gearing up for another great year with a fresh and renewed outlook. more »»



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