Opinion

Thanks to all who worked tirelessly during storm

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to thank the hard working township and state road crews, Mifflin County Regional Police, fire companies and first responders of the Big Valley. From Monday evening until Friday morning, they worked ‘around the clock’ in extremely dangerous conditions to keep ...

There seems to be a left-right double standard

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It appears that we are into another “here we go again” regarding double standards toward common decency or, even more so, on what might be considered threats toward the president. Back in January of this year, during one of the many anti-Trump protests, Madonna proudly ...

Local soccer club thankful for funds for Florida trip

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This past month the Mifflin County United Soccer Club had the opportunity to send two teams to participate in the Disney’s Presidents Day Soccer Festival at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The female U12 team “MCUSC Kixie ...

Creative thinking: Part II

Local Columns

At the end of last week’s column, I asked, “Can you make a connection between the story I shared and thinking creatively?” For those of you who missed reading the paper last Saturday here is a brief synopsis. I was consulting with a small town library and discovered a drive-by funeral ...

Weekend’s track action stalled by winter weather

Local Columns

Mid state racing remains on hold after Tuesday’s late winter snow storm. Lincoln Speedway received less snow than most and has the best chance of returning to action first. Despite that fact, next weekend’s racing remains doubtful. Port Royal Speedway track crews started to remove snow ...

Republican plan for health care is perplexing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is extremely perplexing why legislators would be eager to deny their constituents the best health care coverage but that is exactly what is happening with our U.S. Republican representatives and senators in Washington, D.C. The doughnut hole will reappear (President Obama ...

EPA needs to worry more about current problems than potential ones

Editorials

Start building a new home on a tract of marshy land, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be on your back promptly with orders to cease and desist and hefty fines intended to show you who’s boss. But threaten an entire city with health problems that may persist for decades and, ...