An autopsy was to be performed yesterday on a seven-month-old Lewistown infant.  Authorities say the baby girl died Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Valley Street in the Borough.  Lewistown Police will continue the investigation pending results of the autopsy at JC Blair Hospital in Huntingdon.  Further information is not being released at this time.


A rape investigation dating back to 2014 has resulted in charges for a Mount Union man.  The alleged incident took place between May and August 2014 near Branch Camp in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County.  According to State Police, 22-year-old Jordan Zook sexually assaulted an eleven-year-old female near the campgrounds.  Zook was arrested and charged through District Court.  Bail has been set at $100,000.


Work will begin Monday (March 12th) on the Route 3037 (Turkey Farm Road) resurfacing project in Penn and Walker townships, Huntingdon County.  PennDOT says tree trimming and removal operations will begin on approximately 4.7 miles of Route 3037 from Route 3011 (Seven Points Road) to Route 3035 (Fairgrounds Road). Traffic will be controlled through single lane closures with flaggers.  Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.


Three hundred & thirty seven years ago, King Charles II of England granted the charter for a proprietary colony on the North American continent to William Penn to settle a debt he had with Penn’s father.  This was the founding of “Penn’s Woods” in 1681.  The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will commemorate this event Saturday and Sunday (March 10th/11th) with agency-wide programs, exhibits, and free Sunday admission.  The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg will screen historic films and introduce the 2018 schedule of events on Charter Day Weekend.  On Saturday, the U.S. Army Signal Corps series, “Why We Fight” plays in the museum theater throughout the day while Sunday will offer free admission to visitors starting at 12 Noon.  For more information on activities, visit www.pamilmuseum.org or call 814-466-6263.


The 10th annual LUMINA Center Benefit Auction will be held in the Center’s gym tomorrow (Saturday March 10th) at 8:30 am.  Preview of auction items will be held today (Friday, March 9th) from 1:00 to 8:00 pm.  A food stand will be available. The money raised from the auction enables the Center to offer various activities and programs that benefit Mifflin County Children and Youth.


We spring forward this weekend into Daylight Saving Time.  Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before going to bed.



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