Opinion

McMaster is great choice as Trump’s new national security adviser

Editorials

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That is precisely what the nation needs. McMaster replaces Gen. Mike Flynn, who lost his job because ...

Thank you for donating to veterans home

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The officers and members of the Lewistown Elks Lodge No. 663 would like to express their deep appreciation and thanks to all the individuals, churches and organizations who so generously donated items to the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home. The response to the request for ...

Thank you to all who helped with meat canning

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Well, meat canning is over for another year — 36,000 pounds of meat canned, hundreds of workers fed; that’s my job. With the help of churches, businesses, Faye Havice and many friends, they say we feed between 1,000 to 1,500 meals in four days! It takes a month and a half ...

Meat canning was great thanks to your support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We thank God for allowing us to can here in central Pennsylvania, and making this the 43rd year for this project. We canned 36,000 pounds of turkey which produced 22,616 cans of product. We are thankful that we were able to pay for the turkey on time, and we have faith that ...

Another year, another awe-inspiring job done at THON

Editorials

It never ceases to amaze us each year when we see the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly known as THON. The annual event, which raises money for the pediatric cancer fighting Four Diamonds, is amazing in two ways. It’s amazing that this fundraiser comes through with ...

EJHS football compromise is hardly a perfect solution

Editorials

The Solomon-like decision handed down by the Juniata County School District Board of Directors on Thursday regarding the future of football in the county — in which the cooperative agreement between East Juniata and Midd-West high schools will be continued for just one more season — is ...

Series books

Local Columns

I am always cogitating and mulling over topics for this column and have been considering writing about series books. Some series books share a common setting or characters and can be stand alone reads (you don’t have to read them in any particular order). Other series build one book upon the ...

Congress, Trump should work to reduce regulations on smaller banks

Editorials

Apparently Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen feels more at liberty now to do the right thing. No wonder. She has a conservative Congress to back her up — and a president unlikely to veto its actions. On Tuesday, Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. One of her key ...