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Give Support Now For Senate Arson Bill

Senate Bill 1024, Printer’s No. 1661, sponsored by Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery County), was amended by the House on Dec. 16, 2013, and referred to the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee on Jan 7, 2014. Our Sen. Jake Corman (R., Juniata, Perry, and parts of Mifflin, Centre and Union counties) serves on this Committee. The gist of the 8 page bill establishes an offense of “aggravated arson” a felony or murder charge, when someone intentionally sets a fire […]

If you’ve driven by the TuscaroraAcademyMuseum in the last week you’ve probably noticed scaffolding, several boarded up windows, a large lift and people busily working. That’s because the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has contracted to repair the center and round windows on the north end of the building.  They’re inspecting all the windows and replacing any water damaged frames or sashes, removing and replacing the glazing and painting the window frames, the door, and the wooden soffits, brackets and […]

We Love Visitors!

Eight cyclists visited the Tuscarora Academy Museum on Sunday, May 8th while biking in the county on a three day 100 km/day ride. They are members of the Lehigh Wheelman Association which is the largest cycling organization in the Lehigh Valley.  Ron Helmuth who planned the three day ride has been coming to Juniata County for many years staying in a family owned cabin near East Juniata High School. After touring the Academy they had lunch before getting back on […]

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Presentation

A presentation on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School will be held 1-3 p.m., March 5, 2012 in the lower level conference room of the Juniata County Library in Mifflintown. During a time when the United States government was willing to spend $1 million to eradicate a single Indian tribe out west, Captain Richard Henry Pratt established the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Pratt’s enlightened idea was to “save” native children by turning the “savages” into white men and women. It was attended […]

Hollywood Comes to Juniata County

Have you heard?  Our humble Juniata County is looking to make the leap to the silver screen – and it’s all based on a publication you can get from the Historical Society – Juniata Justice! Juniata Justice is the true story of a murder that occurred in Susquehanna Township, Juniata County in 1900.  It’s a great story line that fits the mold of great movies:  affairs, suspicions and upstanding citizens that were driven to commit crimes (or where they?). A […]