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Residents reminded of grass, tree lines

LEWISTOWN — Residents of the Borough of Lewistown are reminded that they are required to keep grass and weeds no higher than 6 inches.

Additionally, tree branches and foliage should be trimmed to allow at least seven feet above sidewalks and 13 feet above streets and alleys.

Violators could face a citation and fines of $300 per day for each day of non-compliance.

To file a complaint or for more information, contact the Code Enforcement Office at (717) 242-1145.

Homeschool event scheduled for May 21

MIFFLINTOWN — The second annual Homeschool & More book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the River Church Community Hall in Mifflintown, sponsored by the Juniata County Christian Homeschoolers.

Free entry.

The public is invited to browse new and used homeschool curriculum and books from more than 40 vendors, meet regional authors, and enjoy the student-run cafe. There will also be a Young Entrepreneur Market where you can buy handmade items from skilled students such as wood projects, artwork, crafts, food, jewelry, soap , signs, cards, dog treats and other personalized creations.

Table spaces for educational providers are available by contacting Judy Mummau via text at (717) 571-3733 or on Facebook.

Belleville Mennonite School Holds Annual Auction

BELLEVILLE — The 57th annual Belleville Mennonite School auction will be held May 27-28 at the school.

On Friday evening, there will be a barbecue chicken dinner served on site or available for take-out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as a silent auction, live music and activities for the whole family.

Saturday begins with a breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., which will include cream of beef jerky with biscuits, pancakes, fresh fruit and homemade donuts. A wide variety of additional foods such as hot sausage sandwiches, hoagies, soft serve ice cream, strawberry pies and homemade pastries will be available throughout the day.

The merchandise and gift certificate auction begins at 8:30 a.m. Handmade quilts will be sold at the start of each hour, special certificates at 11 a.m. and featured outdoor items at 11:30 a.m.

Outdoor activities for children will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A full list of auction items is available at

Rain could cause localized flooding

LEWISTOWN – The National Weather Service, State College announced a major rain event for our area with rain beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday.

Heavy rains beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend could cause minor flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic region, according to the weather service.

The Juniata River at Lewistown is expected to exceed 15 feet by early Sunday afternoon. Flood status is 23 feet.

However, rising waters to that level will cause minor flooding in many areas adjacent to the Juniata River, Mifflin County Public Safety Director Phil Lucas said.

It is possible that the Juniata River will continue to rise above this current projection as rain is expected to continue beyond the current projection time frames.

AccuWeather is calling for rain to start early Friday morning and continue through Saturday evening.

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