LOCAL NEWS | June 19, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | June 19, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | June 19, 2017

Katie Schrekengast, a Penn State student and member of the Blue Band, took home the title of Miss Pennsylvania 2017 this weekend at the annual scholarship competition held in Pittsburgh. She is a rising senior majoring in broadcast journalism.

Schrekengast was crowned Miss Central Pennsylvania in Lewistown back in January, earning the opportunity to compete for the state title.

In addition to the title and the opportunity to compete nationally, Schrekengast received a $7,000 cash scholarship, as the pageant is ultimately a scholarship competition.

Schrekengast will go on to represent Pennsylvania in the 2018 Miss America Pageant in September.

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The Mifflin County School District will not contribute to a project proposed by Lewistown Borough to address safety issues and improve traffic flow on the south side of town.

During a special voting meeting held last week, the school board opted to vote on the Kish Street Improvement Project, which was proposed to bring roadway improvements to the area of Kish Street and Green Avenue in Lewistown.

The intersection is located just above Lewistown Intermediate School and handles heavy bus, car and pedestrian traffic daily during the school year.

Lewistown Borough is set to apply for a grant that could be used to install a traffic light at the intersection, construct ADA-compliant ramps along Kish Street and improve landscaping.

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Several types of trail mix are being recalled due to possible contamination with listeria.

They include Nature’s Promise Trail Mixes – including Organic Campfire , Cascade, and Cranberry.

Following a recall by Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, and MARTIN’S Food Markets has announced that trail mix has been removed from sale.

No illnesses have been reported.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

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Fire companies were dispatched to a fully-engulfed barn fire early Sunday morning at the intersection of Sand Ridge Road and Ferguson Valley Road in Granville Township.

At 3:30 a.m., Bill Aurand said his wife woke up and saw the sky lit up from the flames, which they could see from the house a quarter mile away. The barn has been in the family for many generations.

The 1830s barn was used for equipment storage only, as the family stopped farming several years ago.

The barn is a total loss and Fire Marshall Mike Force said the fire continues to be under investigation. There was no activity at the barn and the family is hoping for some insight into the cause of the fire.

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