A Mifflin County resident has been named 2020 Pennsylvania Fair Queen. Mifflin County Fair Queen Grace VanSciver of Belleville was crowned Saturday (January 25th) at the annual joint convention of the State Association of County Fairs and State Showmen’s Association. She is currently a senior at Mifflin County High School, and has plans to pursue an engineering degree at Penn State University. She is a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Mifflin County 4-H Teen Council, and shows rabbits statewide as a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. She is also an author and has recently published her first book of poetry, “Dance of the Heart.” VanSciver will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the State Association of County Fairs at the end of her reign in January 2021. The new queen is the daughter of Holly VanSciver.
Authorities in Granville Township are investigating the theft of mail that took place during the nighttime hours on January 26th. Someone removed items from several mailboxes in the vicinity of the Industrial Park, apparently in search of banking and credit card information. Victims are asked to monitor accounts for fraudulent activity, but only contact police if you detect further fraud. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Granville Township Police at 717-953-9713.
You have two chances to give the “Gift of Life,” today, one each in Mifflin and Juniata Counties. The American Red Cross will be at the First United Methodist Church on East Third Street in Lewistown today from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The bloodmobile will also visit St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church on William Penn Highway in Mifflintown from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The Mifflin County DUI Task Force will conduct impaired-driving enforcement operations as part of the Super Bowl Impaired-Driving Campaign today (January 30th) through Sunday (February 2nd). Operations will include sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols. Authorities encourage you to make a game plan for Super Bowl activities that includes a sober driver or public transportation to get you safely home after the celebration.