Opinion

Are you nuts for the library?

Local Columns

Sometimes you just have to engage in pure unadulterated self-promotion. So here goes. The Friends of the Mifflin County Library want you to get nuts for the library. This fundraising and advocacy group will once again be selling a variety of delicious pecans — halves, chocolate covered, ...

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 ...

Prelude to the Revolution

Local Columns

Today begins my monthly American history articles in The Sentinel. As much as I’d like to do a chronology of our country’s history, it is virtually impossible because of the volume. I will start with the origin of our country at a time just after the French and Indian War; the beginning ...

Natural gas industry consumer, business numbers impressive

Editorials

The natural gas industry is an easy whipping boy for a wide variety of opponents who have varying beliefs that put them in conflict with the industry. And to the extent that the opposition holds the natural gas industry's feet to the fire regarding environmental issues related to the ...

America’s economy is growing because of hard-working Americans

Editorials

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...

Thank you for making recent event possible

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mifflin County is an amazing place to live, and Valley View Retirement Community is a beautiful setting in a remarkable community. As Valley View celebrates the 50 years of sharing God’s care and compassion to residents of Mifflin County and surrounding areas, we are so ...

Many are to thank for fun day of Goose Day trivia

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As the coordinator of the Mifflin County Historical Society Goose Day Team Trivia, I would like to thank the following: Barr Funeral Home, Harv McCardle and the Boulevard Station Car Wash, and John Pannizzo Downtown OIP and Grille for sponsoring our event; Lynne Weaver from ...

Thank you for helping to clear fallen tree from road

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank Ed Mann and the crew from the East Derry Fire Company who came to our aid when a tree fell over and blocked the road at our home. The dispatcher from the communication center called them to help us since Derry Township would not clear the road. They were ...

More effective way of combatting drug abuse must be found

Editorials

Another day, another bill in Congress aimed at curbing the drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. This one was approved Monday by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate. A similar bill was approved several weeks ago by the House of Representatives. Now, the two chambers must reconcile their versions ...