Monthly Archive for: "January, 2017"

Local News | January 30, 2017

More than 50 men, women and children, spent Saturday morning packing bags of a rice, soy flour and dehydrated vegetable blend at the Mifflintown Firehall for the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger organization, which will ship the bags to nations in need. The project involved a $3,000 up front cost for materials. It is impossible to […]

Local News | January 27, 2017

One woman has been arrested on felony charges following an embezzlement case involving a nonprofit group, according to a news release from Mifflin County Regional Police Department. On Sunday, Jan. 22, members of Shining Light Through the Darkness, of the East Freedom United Methodist Church, Burnham, contacted police after suspecting funds had been taken without […]

Local News | January 26, 2017

A man from Port Royal has been arrested on charges of raping a child, according to court documents. Troopers from Pennsylvania State Police in Rockview arrested Matthew Sheffer, 35, on Jan. 24. According to court documents Sheffer has been charged with 10 counts of rape forcible compulsion, 10 counts of rape of a child, 10 […]

Local News | January 25, 2017

On Monday the Mifflin county junior high school was put on a lockdown around 10:15AM after police were warned about a parent possibly coming to the school to pick up a child. The school was notified of a potential situation and given a vehicle description, the junior high school followed lockdown procedures because an officer […]

Local News | January 24, 2017

The Juniata County School District is the recipient of a significant community donation. Thompsontown Amvets Post 122 presented $10,000 to the district’s cafeteria fund during the board of directors’ meeting Jan. 19. The group gets to choose between veterans and youth to help out in the community. This time, they decided to help youth. The […]