Opinion

Handling the caravan: Protections are needed – for everyone

Editorials

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for a few more weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the crowd’s arrival. Use of ...

Common sense can go a long way toward safely driving in winter

Editorials

As our first taste of winter weather is predicted to hit our region later this week, it seems like as good a time as any to brush up on tips to make driving in snow, sleet or freezing rain as safe as possible. Obviously, when the weather is poor and it is precipitating, slowing down is the ...

Academy open house brings back memories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The open house at Mifflin County Academy was a delight. Yes, to the palate but largely in seeing and feeling “the enthusiasm of the students and faculty” encompassing the wide variety of occupational career fields. I am a Lewistown High School “commercial” graduate ...

State should raise awareness on mental health

Editorials

It was in mid-October that Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale urged Keystone State residents to take advantage of available mental health services, at which time he also stressed the importance of improving mental health services at schools. DePasquale’s statement, made in ...

Rotary Veterans Day service was wonderful

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Lewistown Rotary Club, I would like to thank you for the wonderful Veterans Day service you had. The guest speaker, Col. Lengenfelder gave a great speech and the meal was excellent. It was an honor to receive a gift from your club and to have it presented by the colonel to ...

Our vets should be at the front – not the back – of the line

Editorials

Veterans Day was officially marked yesterday. Because it fell on a Sunday, it is being observed heavily today. If our wish were granted, Veterans Day would be everyday. There is an entire generation or two that cannot possibly understand the life story that accompanies a veteran. ...

Thank you to all who have ever worn this nation’s uniform

Editorials

Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, and the birth of the holiday that now takes place each Nov. 11 — Veterans Day. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation in remembrance of the War to End All Wars. Seven years later Congress urged ...

Spaghetti supper will help support Meals on Wheels

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our November spaghetti supper. It will be held at the White Memorial Church fellowship hall, Main Street, Milroy. It will be held on Nov. 15. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, ...

Tears and smiles

Local Columns

The great philosopher, Dr. Seuss, said, “Do not cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” For the past few weeks I’ve tried to remember these immortal words because I am crying more than I am laughing. About six years ago a wonderfully enthusiastic and very charming man ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...